Fantasia Barrino's N.C. Home Up For Auction

"American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino is again finding that life is not a fairy tale in North Carolina.


"American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino is again finding that life is not a fairy tale in North Carolina.

Court documents obtained Tuesday show one of Barrino's houses in
Charlotte will be up for auction in January following apparent struggles to pay taxes in 2006. The home is valued at $1.1 million.

Court documents show that Florida-based Broward Energy Partners
agreed to pay more than $68,000 of Barrino's taxes in October 2006.
She repaid $10,000, but a judge later allowed the company to recover the full loan. It's unclear why the home was chosen as compensation.

A company attorney didn't return a message Tuesday, and Fantasia's record label, J Records, had no comment.

Since her "American Idol" win in 2004, Barrino has released two albums and acted on Broadway.

The North Carolina native has an autobiography, "Life is Not a Fairy Tale."

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  • by Johnny B Location: Greenville on Dec 13, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    Wow. Some people dont have a house at all and this chick has multiple houses? So she lost "one" of her homes. Who cares. If she didn't pay what was due on the home then she deserved to lose the property. It is not fair to millions of other people who don't have anything, let alone multiple houses. I have no sympathy for her.
  • by Tara Location: Greenville on Dec 12, 2008 at 09:59 AM
    Blog Refuter- are you an employee of WITN or do you just have that much free time.
  • by j Location: greenville on Dec 12, 2008 at 09:40 AM
    TF...i agree with you. I dont see a lot of mine.
  • by TJ Location: NC on Dec 12, 2008 at 05:51 AM
    I never heard from her after "Idol". How did she get so much money anyway? Maybe she got some from making that REALLY BAD lifetime movie.....about her life. I'll give her that she can sing, BUT SHE CERTAINLY CAN'T ACT!!! She is probably trying to take care of her entire family, that tends to suck people dry.
  • by tf Location: nc on Dec 11, 2008 at 05:08 PM
    To WITN: You are bias in the selection of posts you display on your site. I for one sent in a blog around 3 or 4 pm., today. It did not contain any "flaming" etc. Please explain? Sure. I'll be lucky to see it happen. Very disappointed in you WITN!
  • by XXX Location: Greenville on Dec 11, 2008 at 03:21 PM
    Forrest Gump's quote fits this situation pretty good. As a millionaire with obviously some intelligence, she did a very STUPID thing, just like the government; SHE SPENT WAY MORE THAN SHE COULD AFFORD.
  • by J Location: Gville on Dec 11, 2008 at 09:11 AM
    ?????? if you dont like NC, GET OUT. PLEASE. Some of us enjoy this state wit the few exceptions of the people we would like to escort OUT.
  • by Sam Location: Willliamston on Dec 11, 2008 at 06:26 AM
    Sounds like she does not know how to manage money.
  • by ???????????????????????????????????? on Dec 10, 2008 at 09:44 PM
    NC is a slum
  • by He WIll Never Leave Her Location: Lewiston, NC on Dec 10, 2008 at 09:30 PM
    OK, about money. Yes we can sometime over do it. I will keep her in my prayers. Things are gonna be just fine. She has more than one house to live in. Thank God!
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