Fantasia Barrino, American Idol, Victor Willis, Face To Face, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Aerosmith, Steven Tyler and Village People - Thursday 1st January 1970

Fantasia Barrino has pledged to support former Village People co-founder and star Victor Willis in his bid to become an American Idol judge. Willis has met with show producers and admits he's keen to join Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler on the new season to the talent search, which Barrino won in 2004 . And after backing the Y.M.C.A. hitmaker on, Barrino, who was recently hospitalised after taking an overdose of aspirin and sleeping pills, agreed to meet Willis Face To Face over dinner in Culver City, California. The two stars met for the first time on Wednesday night (25Aug10), when Willis told Fantasia he was still in secret talks to take over the vacant Idol judge's chair. His publicist, Linda Miller, tells WENN, According to Victor’s American Idol representative, no final decision has been made. He’s still in the running but all meetings between Victor and the Idol rep thus far has been very secretive. Fantasia's verdict: I was happy to meet him in person and he’s a nice guy. Simon Cowell's vacant chair on the show has been filled by Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler, but Idol producers have yet to confirm the rest of the new judging line-up. This is a PR photo. WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright or License in the attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify and to hold WENN and its directors, shareholders and employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), or any causes of action or allegation against WENN arising out of or connected in any way with publication of the material. Supplied by " 2#122# (2 images)

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