Jordin Sparks courtesy Fox, Sanjaya Malakar courtesy Fox Jordin Sparks courtesy Fox, Sanjaya Malakar courtesy Fox

The results are in, and the New York State Labor Department has dinged 19 Touring LLC, the outfit that runs the American Idols Live tour, to the tune of (a "whopping") $5,000, for failing to secure the proper permits when the show came to the Empire State. According to the New York Daily News, a labor-department staffer who also is a fan of Idol - and thus knew that both Jordin Sparks and Sanjaya Malakar were just 17 at the time of their New York stop - sniffed around and discovered that 19 Touring did not, as required, register with the state so that they could be monitored for compliance with child-labor laws. As a result, Fox's idea of an "Idol Nation" reality show now seems a long shot.