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Barrino Haunted By a Ghost(writer)

9/27/2006 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Fantasia BarrinoClearly, "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino didn't write an entire book without some help. Now her ghostwriter wants some credit.

According to Radar Magazine, Kim Green, the ghostwriter for Barrino's memoir "Life is Not a Fairy Tale" is fuming over the lack of recognition she's received for a book that made the New York Times' best-seller list.

Green claims she was paid $45,000 for a book which sold more than 48,000 copies and has received no credit, even though it was obviously not written by the "Idol" winner.

The breaking point for Green was when she received no compensation for the Lifetime film based on the book she had written. She tells Radar, "Nobody even called me to say 'Do you have any insights? Do you want to tell us some anecdotes?'" adding, "I found it to be so appalling that nobody thought, 'Oh, we should call Kim Green.'"

This new controversy comes just a day after Barrino's father, Joseph, filed a $10 million libel suit against the book's publishers, Simon & Shuster, for printing "false, exaggerated, sensational, intentional and malicious untruths." In a strange twist, the lawsuit also alleges Barrino's grandmother Addie Collins, not Green, was the ghostwriter for the book.

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steph    

she is awful....one of the most annoying people on this earth....she does not need to be famous....im sorry but this womans voice is horribly annoying....can't stand her.....

2916 days ago
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Bababooey    

God, that is one FUGLY woman! I just can't stand the site of her!

2916 days ago
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Waaah!    

I'm proud of Fantasia! NC in tha house!!!

2916 days ago
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Julie    

Ew her and her ugly mouth I can't stand her - NC is embarrased by her!!!!!!!!!!1

2916 days ago
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Iowa Girl    

I don't think she needs attention either. I would rather have to read the books Paris put out, than to see or hear this chick. Her teeth remind me of corn niblets, and anyone who is illiterate shouldn't be allowed to put a book out until AFTER they have learned to read. She's earned money...now it's time for her to educate herself. This is no way to show the younger generation that education is important, now is it?

2916 days ago
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Whatever    

This woman should get more money and credit for the book. Fantasia can't read or write!

2916 days ago
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Ignornance is NOT a virtue    

How awful are some of these comments. Especially coming from #3. That person must be a "NIG" also because they can't spell either! Fantasia doesn't care one way or the other what you all have so say about her. She has her money and your broke behinds are on here running your mouths. If the bad thoughts are in your minds, leave them there.

2916 days ago
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Whatever    

Miss Barino should go to school and learn how to write herself. If she had done that in the first place she would not be in this pickle.

2916 days ago
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Ignornance is NOT a virtue    

Correction, she couldn't read or write. Time has changed and she now does both!

2916 days ago
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Whatever    

She needs to close her big mouth! It looks like it smells HORRIBLE!

2916 days ago
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Ava Rose    

Not to be rude, but I don't think she can sing and she really shouldn't open her mouth like that, because thats all you see in every damn picture of her~~Kind of annoying~~

2916 days ago
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Whatever    

What a joker this girl is! American Idol washed up has been! Her ugly mug makes everyone sick! She needs to crawl under a rock and hide!

2916 days ago
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Whatever    

What I want to know is how many people bought her book? I didn't think she was that popular anymore?

2916 days ago
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Whatever    

BTW number #3 that is not nice.

2916 days ago
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Whatever    

She looks like someone shoved a broom up her butt in this picture!

2916 days ago
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