All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Jennifer Hudson’

‘American Idol’ Ending With Season 15, Did ‘The Voice’ Cause Its Demise?

American Idol is coming to an end following its 15th season, which is scheduled to begin in January. Do you suppose The Voice played a role in its demise? The singing competition show was the first of its kind, and was initially met with a huge viewership. After NBC introduced The Voice, however, the ratings plummeted. Us Weekly reports that …

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Zayn Malik Breaks Silence On Why He Left One Direction

Zayn Malik, who broke the hearts of a slew of One Direction fans when he announced Wednesday that he would be leaving the British boy band, finally broke his silence over his decision to leave. Rumors circulated that he quit after refusing to give up the partying; however, Zayn Malik said he left One Direction simply to pursue a solo …

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Kids Choice Awards 2015 Airs Saturday, Live Stream on Nick.com

The Kids Choice Awards 2015 takes place tonight, Saturday, March 28th. Fans can watch the awards show in real time via live stream. The show starts at 8:00 PM ET, so head on over to Nick.com and click on the link for the live stream. Or simply click on the highlighted words ‘live stream’ in the previous sentence and get …

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Jennifer Hudson to Perform at the Oscars

Jennifer Hudson will perform at this year’s Oscars. The Academy announced that the Dreamgirls star will be singing for the big event. “We’re creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn’t be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them,” the show’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, said. Hudson is excited about …

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Jennifer Hudson to Make Much-Awaited Broadway Debut in Oprah Winfrey-Backed ‘The Color Purple’

Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut this fall, starring in the Oprah Winfrey-backed revival of The Color Purple. This will be the Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winner’s first foray in a Broadway production. The Dreamgirls actress will take on the role of Shug Avery, a sultry blues singer, in the musical. According to the New York Post, Winfrey reached …

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Jennifer Hudson Will Perform At Tom Joyner’s Cruise Ship Fundraiser

Grammy Award winner and powerhouse celeb Jennifer Hudson is scheduled to perform for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage 2015. Hudson, an American Idol finalist from the 2004 season, recently graced another benefit event, helping raise a record total of $8.2 million for the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert on September 27 in Calgary. Slated to join Hudson …

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Jennifer Hudson Talks Fitness, New Toned Physique And New Album

Jennifer Hudson has been turning heads quite a bit lately! Of course, fans were well aware of her weight loss achievements, but no one really knew how much work she put in until she shared a bathing suit photo collage via Instagram back in June. The jaw-dropping pictures revealed the 33-year-old singer’s new toned physique. Now, she’s opening up about her …

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Ariana Grande Honors Late Grandpa at ‘Stand Up to Cancer’

Ariana Grande sang her heart out in honor of her late grandfather at the ‘Stand Up to Cancer‘ telethon on Friday. Grande’s grandpa passed away just a few weeks ago following a long battle with cancer, making her performance even more meaningful. She belted out her new hit song, ‘My Everything,’ in honor of him. Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen …

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Ariana Grande Pays Tribute to Late ‘Gramps’ at ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ Telethon

Ariana Grande paid tribute to her late grandfather Friday at this year’s Stand Up to Cancer telethon. The 21-year-old songstress gave a moving performance of her song, My Everything, for her beloved grandfather, who died in July following a lengthy battle with cancer. “Supporting a cause that is near & dear to my heart. tonight I’m singing for grandps! i …

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Jennifer Hudson Reinvents Herself For New Album

Jennifer Hudson opened up recently about her new album JHud, saying that while it’s a departure from her usual style, that isn’t a bad thing. The former American Idol contestant appeared on Today this week to perform some songs from the upcoming release and talked a bit about how she feels about limitations. “That’s all a part of artistry, is …

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Jennifer Hudson Says the Murder of Three Family Members Was a Test of Her Faith

Jennifer Hudson endured a horrific experience few of us can even contemplate — the murder of three of her closest family members. The singer recently said the 2008 murder of her 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donerson, her 29-year-old brother, Jason Hudson, and her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, was “the lowest of lows.” Believing the experience was a necessary test of her …

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Jennifer Hudson Rocks BET Awards, Debuts New Song With R. Kelly

There were many show-stopping performances at the 2014 BET Awards and Jennifer Hudson was one of those who shined. Chris Rock introduced the American Idol alum by saying, “The one thing she didn’t lose at Weight Watchers was her voice.” The 32-year-old singer-actress rocked the entire Nokia Theater and started her amazing performance by singing “Walk It Out” donning a …

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Jennifer Hudson, Weight Watchers Part Ways

After four years and losing 80 pounds,  singer-actress Jennifer Hudson ended her stint as a Weight Watchers spokesperson, Us Weekly reported Saturday. The American Idol alum first teamed up with the company in 2011 when she was a size 12. She now fits into a size 6. Her departure was a mutual decision. “After four years of a successful and rewarding partnership, Weight …

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Jennifer Hudson and Weight Watchers Part Ways

Jennifer Hudson and Weight Watchers–the plan for which she served as spokesperson and with which she lost 80 pounds–are parting ways. Her contract was about to come to an end and it was a mutually agreeable separation when she chose not to extend it. The former Dreamgirls star doesn’t even resemble the woman she was when she appeared in the …

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Jennifer Hudson Parts Ways With Weight Watchers

Jennifer Hudson, 32, has met her weight-loss goals — 80 pounds lost — and has deemed it time to part ways from Weight Watchers. The Dreamgirls actress announced the mutual decision to end her partnership of four years with the weight-loss company. “After four years of a successful and rewarding partnership, Weight Watchers and Jennifer Hudson are ending our official …

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Jennifer Hudson Says Goodbye To Weight Watchers

After four years and a new svelte figure, singer and actress Jennifer Hudson and Weight Watchers are parting ways. Hudson says the experience being the company’s ambassador was tremendous, but due to the other projects she has on the shelf, she wants to step down. But there’s no hard feelings, she says. “My experience with Weight Watchers has truly been …

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Jennifer Hudson Talks Weight Loss, Wedding Plans

Jennifer Hudson knows that it takes a lot of hard work to reach a big goal; after all, she did rise through the ranks of “American Idol”, and even though she wasn’t the winner that season, she turned her time on the competition into a record deal and eventually made the move to the big screen in films like “The …

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Jennifer Hudson and Other Acts To Headline New Carnival LIVE Concert Series

Before American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson rose to stardom, she was a live performer on-board a Disney cruise ship. Now, the singer-actress is making her way back to her humble beginnings. But, this time around, she’ll be a headliner. On Wednesday Jan. 22, Carnival Cruise Lines unveiled its newest attraction Carnival LIVE Concert Series. It was also announced that the “One Night …

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Beyonce’s Mom Parties with Kris Jenner

When most people have a 60th birthday party it usually involves a few friends, a quiet dinner and a few gifts, but not when you’re the mother of the biggest pop star on the planet, which is why Tina Knowles, Beyonce’s mother, had more of a birthday extravaganza rather than a simple birthday party. The star studded event was held …

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Jennifer Hudson Gives Her Assistant a Jaw-Dropping Christmas Gift

R&B singer Jennifer Hudson was definitely in the Christmas spirit this year, warming hearts near and far. However, one gift she gave has caught the attention of millions around the world. However, it’s definitely not something you can wrap in a box or put a giant bow on. The singer–actress actually purchased her assistant a house! Hudson’s assistant, Walter Williams, …

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Jennifer Hudson Buys Aide Huge Gift

Jennifer Hudson bought her aide a huge gift this Christmas–a house. Her aide–or personal assistant, and long time close friend–was named via social media as simply “Walter.” Can you imagine how incredibly exciting it must have been for Walter when he received his Christmas present? What do you suppose Hudson bought the remainder of her friends and family members if …

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Forest Whitaker, Angela Basset Talk About Their Roles in Black Nativity

Fox Searchlight is calling its musical movie adaptation Black Nativity “the film of the season,” and stars Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett have been giving interviews as they promote the film, which released Wednesday. Black Nativity is based on Langston Hughes’ play of the same name, which was originally performed Off-Broadway in December, 1961. Featuring an all-black cast, it was …

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Kristin Chenoweth Rocking the Pixie Cut

There’s a long list of beautiful, famous Hollywood actresses who turned short-hairdos into iconic pixie cuts. There was Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow, Goldie Hawn, Anne Hathaway and Gwyneth Paltrow to name just a few. Now we can add Kristin Chenoweth to that list, who was just one of three famous actresses who chopped it all off, well most of it …

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Jennifer Hudson Sober: Actress Reveals She’s Never Had a Drop to Drink

Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson shocked Chelsea Handler during an interview on Chelsea Lately with the revelation that not only has she never been drunk, she’s never had so much as a drop of alcohol to drink. Ever. That’s hard to believe considering 2 out of 3 adults have an alcoholic beverage on a regular basis, but that’s exactly what …

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Jennifer Hudson: Man Who Murdered Her Family Receives Three Life Sentences

Jennifer Hudson experienced a loss I hope none of us ever have to face during our lifetimes. In October of 2008, Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew were murdered by William Balfour, her sister’s estranged ex-husband. Balfour, who spent seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking, and possession of a stolen vehicle, was charged with the crimes in December …

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Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston Tribute Wows Twitter

At the 54th annual Grammy Awards, it was Adele who walked off carrying a lot of gold. But singer and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson stole at least a little bit of her thunder with a simple, but moving tribute to the late Whitney Houston. I’ll reserve comment about many aspects of the Grammys, but I’ll just say that to …

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