The New York Post reports reports Fantasia Barrino’s biopic scheduled to air August 19th on Lifetime is already coming under fire from ‘American Idol’ execs who say that a scene depicting a show producer trying to deter the single mother from staying in the competition is “a complete fabrication.” ‘Idol’ executive producer Ken Warwick said, “It’s absolutely and totally untrue. I’m the executive producer, Nigel [Lythgoe] is the other executive producer and nobody–to my knowledge–would have said anything like that to her. Certainly, under no circumstances was she ever approached to be talked out of taking part in [the show]. We knew she had a baby right from day one, and she was always strongly tipped to win the competition because she was so good. I can absolutely refute that nothing was done, or even remotely suggested to her that she shouldn’t take part in the competition.”
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