V-H-1′s new reality series “Fantasia: For Real” will premiere on January 11th. The eight-episode, 30-minute series goes behind the scenes into her post American Idol life, showing how she deals with life on the road, balancing being a mother and an artist, and how she creates new music. You can catch a sneak peek of the season’s first episode on VH1.com the week before the premiere.
In other news, word is that producer Jermaine Dupri wants to be on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”. According to reports, Jermaine, who actually started off his career as a dancer, has contacted producers and asked to a part of next season’s cast.
Former track star Marion Jones is hoping to re-enter the sports world, but this time as a basketball player!!
Jones, who was released from federal prison over a year ago following a doping scandal, announced on Monday in San Antonio, Texas that she’s planning to sign with a team in the W-N-B-A.
Jones was initially skeptical when she got a call from league officials, but, she says, “I thought it would be an interesting journey if I decided to do this… It would give me an opportunity to get a second chance. I think I can be an asset to a franchise, so…why not?”
The Wofford family of Encinitas, California got the house of the dreams after appearing on A-B-C’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Now they’re in danger of losing that home., who got the house five years ago, say they’re facing foreclosure. Brian Wofford, a widower and father of eight says, “A lot of people think when you get the house, you get the mortgage. Well, you don’t.” This isn’t the first time an Extreme Makeover family has gotten into financial trouble. At least five other families have lost or been forced to sell the homes they won on the show.