Former 'American Idol' winner Fantasia Barrino confirms in a VH1 'Behind the Music' episode (airing tonight at 9 PM) that she was trying to kill herself earlier this month when she swallowed a bottle of pills. "I didn't have any fight in me. I didn't care about anything. I just wanted out," Barrino says in the episode.
Barrino had been romantically linked to a married man, whose wife went public about the affair and alleged sex tapes. The scrutiny from the media and the embarrassment of it all was too much for Barrino to take.
"I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can't accidentally take a whole bottle of pills," she says about the incident.
Barrino's manager also speaks about how he received a text message from the singer and feared the worst. He discovered Barrino in her home on the floor, and sought emergency help.
Barrino credits the nurse who treated her for getting her out of her funk. Barrino tells the show, "My nurse Melanie was a blessing into my life because she didn't tell me what I wanted to hear. She told me what I needed to hear. And she looked at me and said, 'You gotta get up, and you've gotta get out of here, 'cause you haven't fulfilled your destiny.' "
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After months of tabloid headlines Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin Nordgren, are officially divorced. The two were both in Bay County Circuit Court in Panama City, Fla., on Monday for the final execution of their divorce petition. Details of the divorce agreement have not been disclosed, but it has been reported that Nordgren could receive as much as $100-500 million in assets as part of the divorce settlement.
In a statement, the new exes said: "We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future. While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us."
The terms of custody for their two children -- daughter Sam, 3, and son Charlie, 18 months -- was the biggest sticking point in the divorce agreement. But under the terms of the agreement, they will share custody of their children.
"Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being," they said in the statement. "The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern."
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Judge Elden Fox, who is now handling Lindsay Lohan's case, is said to be preparing to make a ruling today about Lohan's current sentence. The decision will come a day before a scheduled hearing in which Lohan's legal team was going to request that the actress' 90-day rehab stay be cut to 30 days. Since beginning her stay in rehab at the UCLA medical center, doctors have determined that the actress is not bipolar, nor does she have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which she had been diagnosed with as a child. They also said that the Adderall she was prescribed for the ADHD may have caused the behavioral problems. Observers think that Lohan could finish out the week at the facility and then be released, but until the judge rules today, it is pure speculation.
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The wife of comedic actor Martin Short passed away over the weekend, People reports. Nancy Dolman had been diagnosed with cancer in 2007. On Saturday, paramedics were called to the family home in Pacific Palisades, although no one was observed to be taken to a hospital. Short's rep confirmed the passing, "Sadly, we can confirm that Martin Short's wife did pass away. We do not have any other comment to make." The couple -- who were married for 30 years -- met in a 1972 production of 'Godspell' in Toronto, and had three children.