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Sanjaya Malakar

Sanjaya Joseph Malakar ( /sænˈdʒaɪ.ə ˈmɑːləkɑr/, Hindi: संजय मलाकार; born September 10, 1989) is an American singer, who was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. He gained national attention on the series, controversially advancing to 7th place with public votes, despite being poorly received by the show's judges, particularly Simon Cowell. After Idol, Malakar made many television guest appearances and has been commonly parodied in popular culture. He got to 5th place in season two of the reality television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Malakar was born in the large suburb of Federal Way, which is in the Seattle metropolitan area. His father, a musician, is a Bengali Indian named Vasudeva Malakar, who immigrated to the United States, and his mother is an Italian American named Jillian Recchi Blyth. His parents filed for divorce when he was three years old and had been separated for a year prior to doing so. When the divorce was filed, the family had almost no money coming in. His mother and the children were living in a Seattle apartment, and her only income was from welfare. His mother remarried, but his stepfather died soon afterwards. Although Malakar

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Sanjaya's Next Stop: Back of Milk Carton

Sanjaya's Next Stop: Back of Milk Carton

The crappiest Idol performer since forever may think his fame is a lot bigger than his crazazy Mohawk. After seeing our recent story, organizers of the Plymouth Rox Summer Fest are scrambling to… READ MORE >

Two Former Boy Banders Equals One Sanjaya

Two Former Boy Banders Equals One Sanjaya

Ever wonder what 98 Degrees Jeff Timmons and LFO's Rich Cronin do for money nowadays? We're told Timmons and Cronin are headlining the Plymouth Rox Summer Fest in Mass. for the combined price tag… READ MORE >

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Sanjaya Doesn't Play Fair

Sanjaya Doesn't Play Fair

Sanjaya is trying to gouge poor, unsuspecting country fair folk.The scene of the crime: The Richmond County Fair. They asked the hair-brained reject to sing. He demanded $8,000.We're told at the… READ MORE >

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Sanjaya Prepares for Retirement

Sanjaya Prepares for Retirement

Hold on to your scrunchie! Despite being on his 16th minute of fame, pony-hawked "Idol" wannabeen Sanjaya Malakar is going Nationwide.Instead of performing at the opening of an outlet mall or… READ MORE >

- 2284 days ago
Sanjaya: Super Bowl Diva

Sanjaya: Super Bowl Diva

"American Idol" wannabeen Sanjaya Malakar may not have learned how to sing like a diva -- but he sure can act like one!TMZ spies spotted Sanji and his similarly coiffed sis, Shyamali, getting… READ MORE >

- 2397 days ago
Sanjaya Without His Hair -- Who?!

Sanjaya Without His Hair -- Who?!

With his long, wavy locks tucked inside a hat, "American Idol" wannabeen Sanjaya Malakar ('memba him?) looks more like the D-list bastard child of Marc Anthony and Snoop Dogg!Sanji was spotted… READ MORE >

- 2411 days ago
The Nightmare Before Xmas: Sanjaya to Sing Again

The Nightmare Before Xmas: Sanjaya to Sing Again

Dust off those pony-hawks and put on your earplugs, because "American Idol" wannabeen Sanjaya Malakar ('memba him?!) is about to start "singing" again!The 18-year-old wavy, chestnut brown-maned… READ MORE >

- 2465 days ago
While Brit's in Court, K-Fed Films, Parties

While Brit's in Court,
K-Fed Films, Parties

What was K-Fed doing while Britney was fighting for supervised visitation with their Sean and Jayden? Why, filming yet another episode of "One Tree Hill," of course. Daddy's got some bills to… READ MORE >

- 2511 days ago
Sanjaya -- Loser of the Year

Sanjaya -- Loser of the Year

He's been, thankfully, out of the limelight since "Idol" ended -- but Sanjaya was seen in Hollywood last night, hair and all.insertBCSinglePlayer(1213905373);The horrendous crooner was a guest of… READ MORE >

- 2521 days ago
Sanjaya vs. Bill: Who'd You Rather?

Sanjaya vs. Bill
Who'd You Rather?

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