Fantasia Barrino, ‘American Idol’ Winner, to Play Mahalia Jackson

And she may be talented enough to also pull this one off….

After seeing her amazing performance in “The Color Purple” on stage,   I bet she can do it…..

I hope some of these movies I’m reading about come to fruition.  There sure haven’t been many good ones lately….

I’ve only seen two in the past couple of months….”Source Code” was lame, but “Limitless” was pretty good…

Still, nothing else out there on the movie horizon that is very exciting….

Fantasia Barrino has had her problems over the past year, but unintentional weight gain is not one of them.

The “American Idol” winner has been seen with extra pounds of late, but she says it’s on purpose — she’s getting into character for a new movie, in which she’ll star as gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.

“In fact, she’s just signed on to play the lead in Mahalia and has been told to gain 30 to 45 pounds for the role,” her rep told

via Fantasia Barrino, ‘American Idol’ Winner, Gaining 30-45 Pounds For Movie.

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