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Sanjaya Malakar Joins 'Freckleface Strawberry'

Sanjaya Malakar is set to join the cast of the off-Broadway hit musical Freckleface Strawberry later this month!

The 21-year-old entertainer, who is best known for being a finalist in American Idol‘s sixth season, will make his New York stage debut on February 23.

Since Idol, Sanjaya has written a book, released an EP, toured the world, and he’s currently working on a full length album.

Freckleface Strawberry is a family musical celebrating tolerance, understanding, and acceptance for everyone. The play is based on a children’s book written by Julianne Moore.

Sanjaya Malakar: I'm Not Gay!

  • Idol alum Sanjaya Malakar is attracted to women. A lot of his friends refer to him as their “straight gay best friend.
  • Olivia Munn does Playboy.
  • More of Robert Pattinson filming Remember Me.
  • Fergie poses topless for Allure.
  • Gisele Bundchen eats at Five Guys in NYC.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui looks ravishing in red.
  • Rihanna is being sued.
  • Carnie Wilson is out and about after giving birth to a new daughter.
  • Heidi Klum pulls off pregnancy in style.
  • Ashley Tisdale has a pretty sweet boyfriend.
  • Hang with the Jonas Brothers for charity.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt will offer women her take on love and dating in the book “The Day I Shot Cupid,” due in March from Hyperion Publishing.
  • The Black Eyed Peas have scored their first No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart with The E.N.D., raking in sales of 304,000.
  • Bravo has added two more episodes to this season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which wrapped Tuesday night. Now, in addition to tonight’s episode, “The Last Supper,” and next Tuesday’s reunion episode, Bravo has added a second reunion special (airing next Thursday) and a “Lost Footage” episode airing July 9.
  • Last night 42Below and the 9th Annual Bicycle Film Festival kicked off with Bikes Rock, a free concert at South Street Seaport with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Teenagers. Running through June 21st, the BFF is hosting events throughout NYC, including art shows, film screenings, and street fairs to raise awareness about the biking culture.

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Sanjaya Malakar Has a Girlfriend?

American Idol alum Sanjaya Malakar was seen getting cozy and walking arm-in-arm with a ‘female friend’ in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Third wheel sister (and Idol reject) Shyamali accompanied the pair on their lunch date. The brother-sister pair now share a house together in Los Angeles.

Sanjaya recently opened up to People about his music career.

“I’m not in the recording stages yet,” he said. “I’m writing music and starting to interview producers. If I had to define it, it would be alternative pop rock, like Paolo Nutini or James Morrison.”

Sanjaya also mentioned that he’s shopping to do a variety show similar to Donny & Marie in the 1970s.

“[Shyamali and I are] Donny and Marie for the next generation!” Ummm…More Here! »

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Sanjaya Wants to Grow Up to be Will Ferrell

American Idol alum Sanjaya Malakar hangs out at The Groundlings theater on Melrose Avenue on Friday in West Hollywood.

Do you Fanjayas think he can act as well as he can sing?

Past alums of The Groundlings improv include Will Ferrell, Kristin Wiig and Cheryl Hines.

More Here! »

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Sanjaya: Smartest Contestant on 'Idol'

American Idol hot commodity Sanjaya Malakar shops with big sis Shyamaliat the hip Harmony Lane store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

The Idol reject spent a short time in the Beverly Drive boutique before jumping into a taxi and heading back to his hotel.

Mommy Malakar was busted for growing marijuana in their house back in 2005, per The National Enquirer.

And People recently spoke with Sanjaya: “I’ve always gotten along with girls better because I was raised by women. I got teased in school because people figured I must be gay because I understand women. I think that’s why guys didn’t like me – because I got along with girls so well. When I went up to girls they would give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek like I was their gay friend. But I was the straight guy that understood them.”

Simon said it best. Sanjaya Malakar is “the smartest contestant we’ve ever had on the show.”

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