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Fantasia Barrino gaining 45 pounds for movie role

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If you've been keeping up with Fantasia Barrino -- and really, who hasn't -- you've no doubt noticed she's been gaining weight. Forget the pregnancy idea, though, because all she's doing is bulking up for a movie role, a la Robert De Niro. Hey, we should try that excuse.

"Fantasia is 100 percent not pregnant. The only thing she's pregnant with is prosperity," the American Idol winner's manager, Brian Dickens, told RadarOnline. "In fact, she's just signed on to play the lead in Mahalia and has been told to gain 30 to 45 pounds for the role."

The Mahalia he's referring to is Mahalia Jackson, which would indeed require Fantasia to pack on the pounds 9although she was doing that even before all that mess with married boyfriend Antwaun Cook). So she's in love with the movies, see; the movies, and doughnuts.

[Photo: And this is her at the end of August ... Getty Images]

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[Last modified: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 4:11pm]

    

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