Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. Wikipedia
Born: 12th September, 1981, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Claim to Fame: American Idol, Dreamgirls
I Remember Me is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Jennifer Hudson, released on March 22, 2011, by Arista Records. Hudson worked with a variety of producers and writers on the album, including Alicia Keys, Rich Harrison, Ne-Yo, R. Kelly, Harvey Mason, Jr., Ryan Tedder, Diane Warren, and among others. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in its first week. It received positive reviews from music critics.
Nicole Kidman, Jessie J, Rita Ora, Miranda Lambert and Jennifer Hudson were just a few of the stars that walked the red carpet at the 2015 Grammys. Read More
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Whitney Houston's legacy continues to grow more than two years after her death. As revealed on the Today show on Tuesday, Sept. 16, famed producer Clive Davis plans to release a compilation CD/DVD of the late superstar's greatest live performances — her first-ever live album.
"Stemming from the '80s and '90s, she, without question, was the greatest vocalist in the world. I want history to know that," Davis, who discovered Houston and also works with Jennifer Hudson and Aretha Franklin, told Today's Hoda Kotb of the "How Will I... Read More
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Family tragedy has again befallen actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, whose half-brother was arrested Tuesday following an incident Monday night, police in Michigan confirm to PEOPLE.
Stephen Angelo Simpson, 45, is currently in the Van Buren County jail awaiting arraignment, South Haven police tell PEOPLE. Local CBS affiliate WWMT/Newschannel 3 reports that he was arrested for repeatedly stabbing the boyfriend of his estranged wife. "I open the door and see blood everywhere," neighbor Torrey Hunt, who aided the victim, told the station. "He was stabbed in... Read More
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In the amusing, amazing clip, Williams drops a stack of papers upon learning of Hudson's generous gift. He then flaps his hands and projects several high pitched screams from sheer excitement. The 32-year-old Oscar-winning actress, meanwhile, dressed in comfortable yoga pants, a tank top and black fedora, scrambles back toward the couches stunned by her assistant's reaction and is subsequently tackled by Williams. Her longtime employee proceeds to give her a big bear hug.
Meanwhile, a large group of entertained guests, including Hudson's sister Julia, watch... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 1 year ago
The new trailer for season 2 of Smash opens with Katharine McPhee's character, Karen Cartwright, telling Megan Hilty's character, Ivy Lynn, to stay out of her elevator.
And that's not even the biggest diva moment!
That honor would go to show newcomer Jennifer Hudson, who will play Broadway sensation (and two-time Tony winner) Veronica Moore. There will be no shortage of powerhouse vocals from Hudson, who belts out more than a few high notes in the trailer. And looks gorgeous doing it.
"Someone's always waiting to take you down, honey,"... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 2 years ago
What do you say when everything has been left unsaid?
A man who's estranged from his family receives word that his father has chosen to take himself off life support within 48 hours.
Managed to eke out a thanks to the original stage Effie, Jennifer Holliday, as the orchestra music began to unceremoniously drown out Jennifer's emotional Oscar acceptance speech. Both Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph (the theater's first Deena) had expressed hurt and dismay earlier at being snubbed during the mounting publicity for the "Dreamgirls" film. The third original Dreamgirl on stage, Loretta Devine, received a singing cameo in the film version. The other two were not offered or even approached to appear in the film.
As of 2007 she is the eighth youngest recipient of the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. She won the award at the age of 25 for her performance in Dreamgirls (2006). The others, ranked from youngest to the seventh youngest, are: Tatum O'Neal (aged 10) for Paper Moon (1973), Anna Paquin (aged 11) for The Piano (1993), Patty Duke (aged 16) for The Miracle Worker (1962), Anne Baxter (aged 23) for The Razor's Edge (1946), Teresa Wright (aged 24) for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Goldie Hawn (aged 24) for Cactus Flower (1969) and Angelina Jolie (aged 24) for Girl, Interrupted (1999). She is also the youngest African-American actress ever to win an Academy Award.
"I never gave up hope of playing Effie. They`d talk to me and then look at other people and then come back to me. . .but I always had the faith. I had to separate myself from the process and not think about it too much or I`d go crazy."
In a recent interview, I was asked how I reconciled being a Christian with performing at events for my gay fans. I find it upsetting that some folks equate being a Christian with being intolerant of gay people. That may, unfortunately, be true for some, but it is not true for me. I have talked often of my love and support of the gay community. I have said again and again that it was the gay community that supported me long before and long after American Idol, and kept me working and motivated. It is the gay community that celebrated my voice and my size and my personality long before Dreamgirls. Yes, I was raised Baptist. Yes, I was taught that the Bible has certain views on homosexuality. The Bible also teaches us not to judge. It teaches us to love one another as God loves us all. I love my sister, my two best friends and my director dearly. They happen to be gay. So what? While some search for controversy, I hope that my friends and fans who know me, know where I stand.