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‘Idol’ Exec Producer Addresses Photo Controversy

Mar 8, 2007  •  Post A Comment

“American Idol” Executive Producer Ken Warwick addressed the controversy surrounding the decision to allow current “Idol” contestant Antonella Barba to stay after racy photos of her were posted online, unlike Frenchie Davis, who was dismissed in similar circumstances.

“The difference with Frenchie was, she was on an organized Web site,” Warwick said. “The two misdemeanors, or whatever you want to call them, are not comparable.”

For the full interview, including Mr. Warwick slamming Simon Cowell for his treatment of contestants, go to TVWeek.com’s Backlot Talk for the podcast.