Pia Toscano Goes On A Date With ‘DWTS’s’ Mark Ballas, May Have Record Deal Issues

The lovely Pia Toscano is making news left and right these days. Following her shocking elimination from American Idol, she’s managed to keep herself in the news.

First, there is the new rumored recording contract with American Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine’s label Interscope Records. PopEater reports that no contract has been signed, and that 19 Entertainment (the production company that runs Idol) may not allow her to release anything at all.

“When you compete on ‘Idol,’ you must sign one of the strictest contracts in the business,” a former ‘AI’ contestant told Rob Shuter of PopEater. “Not only does ‘Idol’ own you for the entire show and live tour that follows, it also controls everything you can do professionally for a long period after that.”

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In relationship news, TMZ reports that Pia and Dancing With the Stars star Mark Ballas had a date Friday night (April 8) at Gulfstream restaurant in Century City, CA. The two reportedly made out during their dinner date.

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