As Fantasia‘s legal woes play out on this season of Fantasia for Real, they rage on in real life, as well. Radar Online reports that Fantasia and the wife of her (former?) boyfriend Antwaun Cook, Paula Cook, have failed to reach a settlement via private mediation regarding Paula’s alienation of affections suit against Fantasia. Such a suit is applicable in certain states when a third party is involved in a marriage’s breakup (Fantasia maintains, as she always had, that she understood Antwaun and Paula to be estranged when she started dating him). One source claims, “Fantasia was prepared to pay Paula as much as $100,000 to settle during their mediation, but it fell through.” The two reportedly are set to meet in court again on Nov. 22, but should mediation fall through again, a civil suit will be imminent. [Radar Online]
At last, a show that isn’t afraid to take on the questions that everyone’s asking!
This season’s Fantasia for Real has been a series of moments you’ve all been waiting for, and in that respect, last night’s show didn’t disappoint: we finally got to see Fantasia interact with the source of so much drama in her life, Antwaun Cook:
Can you believe he signed the release agreeing to be on this show in the first place?!?
Meanwhile, on a very special Football Wives…
In this extended interview outtake from this week’s episode of Fantasia for Real, Fantasia talks about her mindset during her suicide attempt. Basically, she felt that the world had turned on her and that everyone hated her at that point. Pretty fascinating glimpse into what it’s like to be a public figure after the honeymoon period ends.
Two quick hits from Sunday night VH1 programming:
On Fantasia for Real, we saw the aftermath of her suicide attempt. It was sad, yes, but also really hopeful that she has a support system full of people who obviously love her.
And then, on Football Wives…
Everything was leading up to this point. On this week’s episode of Fantasia for Real, we got to see her much talked-about suicide attempt from her perspective. This was reality TV’s version of a very special episode, complete with a help-resource screen:
Due to the serious nature of this show, it’s better that I don’t write a jokey recap. There were no jokes! It’s all sad! (Bunny proclaiming, “Welcome to the information age!” as paparazzi swarmed Fantasia’s house after her hospitalization was as close to comic relief as we got). And really, it all speaks for itself, so I’m just going to share a few thoughts on the show, starting with the clip above.
Finally, we got to see Fantasia’s remorse over how the suicide she attempted could have affected her daughter, Zion. In the clip above, they’re reunited and even though Fantasia says Zion had no idea what was going on, it’s clear that this little girl knows something’s up. It’s heartbreaking, but I’ll take heartbreaking over the devastating alternative any day. Mostly, it was great to see Fantasia show such concern for her daughter, because people got that part twisted, thinking that Fantasia thought nothing of abandoning her daughter via suicide. Wendy Williams was maybe the most vocal person, admonishing Fantasia on television (Fantasia would later tell us that she found that situation awkward).
From the In Case You Missed It file: On the Football Wives premiere, the women of the show wasted no time getting down to the business of bickering. The first real blow-out involved Pilar Sanders and Chanita Foster bickering about, of all things, Bible study.
If Bible study has them this heated, I can’t wait to see what happens when a more secular issue arises!
Meanwhile, on Fantasia for Real…
This week’s episode of Fantasia for Real is largely devoid of happy faces. Playtime’s over.
We’re introducing a new quick-hits-style feature, in which we’ll be posting the best moments from the previous night’s shows on this blog with minimal commentary. This is for both the in-case-you-missed-it crowd and for those who want to relive the previous night’s programming again for the first time (but can’t seem to find the remote, because you know that the shows are inevitably repeating right now).
In last night’s Fantasia for Real, our star proved naysayers who mock her literacy wrong by finally nabbing her GED (doggone it!) and becoming valedictorian of her class in the process. “I mean, there was only three people with me that took the test, but that doesn’t matter!” she explained and…yeah! It doesn’t matter!
Meanwhile, on the finale of La La’s Full Court Wedding…
She got it, dudes!