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Jennifer Hudson Talks About Her Upcoming Movies, Performs on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 10th 2011 11:55AM
Jennifer Hudson talks about her upcoming movie roles on 'Good Morning America'It's tough to find a career more diverse than Jennifer Hudson's these days. The Oscar winner and former 'American Idol' contestant was on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC) Friday for their summer concert series, but she also spoke about a couple of her upcoming movie roles, including 'Winnie' and 'The Three Stooges.'

She plays the title role in 'Winnie,' about Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's ex-wife. She goes from that to filming for the Farrelly brothers' interpretation of 'The Three Stooges,' which stars Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso as Larry, Moe, and Curly. After that, she plays a drug-addicted single mom in 'Mister and Peter,' co-produced by Alicia Keys. "It's something different," said Hudson of 'Mister and Pete.' "And I like to challenge myself. I like to take it one step at a time."

She also sang the song 'Spotlight,' the debut single off of her 2008 self-titled album. Just in case you forgot she also sings.

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Jennifer Hudson's Exclusive AOL 'Sessions' Performance and Interview

by Hilary Rothing, posted Apr 5th 2011 4:00PM
On the heels of the release of her second studio album, "I Remember Me," Oscar- and Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson stopped by the AOL Sessions studio for an exclusive performance and interview, in support of the critically acclaimed record.

In addition to treating fans to intimate live performances of lead single "Where You At?" and the titular track "I Remember Me," Hudson sat down to talk about getting to know her new record through performing the songs live, working with Alicia Keys and R. Kelly's "channeling" of J.Hud with "Where You At?", a song he wrote and tailored for the singer before even meeting her.

Fans can also take a peak behind the scenes of Hudson's "Sessions" visit in an exclusive backstage video as well as check out a gallery of shots of the slimmed down singer in her "Sessions" photo shoot.


Jennifer Hudson's latest record, "I Remember Me," is available now on Arista Records.

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Reality TV Women: A Salute to Eight of the Best

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 23rd 2011 4:45PM
Bethenny Frankel, Kate GosselinThroughout the month of March, TV Squad has honored the trailblazing women of television with our lists of the top 100 female characters of all time, the ladies of sci-fi, and many more.

Now it's time to salute another group of TV women who are marvelous in their own right: the stars of reality TV.

You love to hate them or hate to love them, and some you can't help but appreciate unconditionally -- no hate involved. From a cheftestant on 'Top Chef' to a 'Survivor,' here are our favorite reality TV ladies.

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Jennifer Hudson Talks Incredible Weight Loss on 'Ellen' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 16th 2011 11:00AM
Jennifer Hudson Talks Incredible Weight Loss on 'Ellen'Jennifer Hudson talks about losing weight after giving birth to son David on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated). Hudson shrank from a size 16 to a size 6 after giving birth to the baby boy 18 months ago.

"After I had my baby, I just wanted my body back ... That was when I made up my mind that I was going to go for it," said Hudson, adding that she also wanted to "set a good example for her son."

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Jennifer Hudson on 'Oprah': Tim Gunn Compliments Her Post-Weight Loss Style (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 11th 2011 2:30PM
Tim Gunn and Jennifer Hudson on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'Tim Gunn and Jennifer Hudson were both on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (Weekdays, Syndicated) today talking about Hudson's style and new, slim look. Hudson is now a spokesperson for Weight Watchers, and Gunn, a notoriously harsh critic, had nothing but compliments on her post-weight loss style.

"I have to say, though, Jennifer, before the weight loss, stunning, gorgeous woman. Beautiful," said Gunn. "But since the weight loss, I mean, staggering. I mean, absolutely, positively staggering."

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Jennifer Hudson Christens a Disney Cruise Ship Where She Used to Work on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 19th 2011 1:15PM
Jennifer Hudson goes Disney on 'Good Morning America'Oscar winner and former 'American Idol' contestant Jennifer Hudson appeared on 'Good Morning America' (Weekdays, 7AM on ABC) this morning to christen a new Disney "Dream" cruise ship. It was a personal honor for Hudson, as one of her pre-'Idol' gigs was singing in the chorus on a Disney cruise ship production of 'Hercules.'

So she came to the set prepared with her own Mickey Mouse t-shirt. "I did not get this here, since I've been here," she said. "This was in my closet, and I was like, ooh, I'm going to take this and be the Disney way when I get there."

Hudson said she felt a little pressure coming back to her old job; it still seems weird to her that she's returning to a Disney cruise ship as a special celebrity guest. Of course, there was also the pressure of swinging a 16-foot bottle at a ship, but she seemed to handle that pretty well.

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Jennifer Hudson Speaks About Telling Her Story Through Music on 'Early' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 10th 2011 12:00PM
Jennifer Hudson on 'The Early Show'When Jennifer Hudson released her self-titled debut album in 2008, she was delivering on the promise of her talent revealed by 'American Idol.' Things are a bit different for her new album, due in February. Hudson spoke of what she called an "evolution" on 'The Early Show' (Weekdays, 7AM on CBS) today.

"Everything is new, in a way," she said. "I've matured in so many different ways."

Hudson worked with Alicia Keys on the new album, and spoke of how Keys explained that Hudson is an inspiration to people. Hudson hopes the music is an extension of that inspiration.

"I hope to uplift people through it," she said. "I'm like, wow, people are watching Jennifer. Let me give you something to look at. Let me give you something to listen to. Let me tell my story."

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Which Contestants from Past 'Idol' Seasons Should the Judges Have Saved?

by Gabrielle Dunn, posted Apr 13th 2010 11:15AM
Michael JohnsSave the rocker. Save the diva. Save 'Idol.' Save the world?

'Idol' is notorious for its "shocking" results shows, but some contestants just plain go home too soon. Each season, one talented front-runner has failed to advance as far as the judges predicted, and the Judges' Save -- which allows for the 'Idol' judges to keep one eliminated contestant in the competition, despite America's having voted him or her off -- was created to solve that very problem.

Last season, it was used for pianist Matt Giraud, who ultimately placed fifth; last week, it came in handy for Michael Lynche, who must now try to avoid the dreaded double-elimination.

The rule was only introduced in season 8, but it would have been useful on 'Idol' during most prior seasons. Read on to see who we think the judges would have saved had the rule been in place from the start.

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Jennifer Hudson On Her Growling New Baby (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 1st 2010 1:45PM
Jennifer HudsonOscar-winner and 'American Idol' veteran Jennifer Hudson stopped by 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC) to discuss life as a new mom.

"It is the best thing ever," Hudson told Robin Roberts. "I have the best baby ever." Not only does he give her kisses and go crazy when she sings to him, he thinks he's a dog. "I have three dogs ... so he thinks he's one of them," Hudson said. "So when he sees other babieshe growls."

Seriously, could he sound anymore adorable?

Watch the video after the jump.

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The Full Video for the 'We Are the World' Remake

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 13th 2010 4:02PM
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The original 'We Are the World' was recorded almost exactly 25 years ago to benefit the charity, USA for Africa. Recently, 80 stars got together, including co-writer Lionel Richie and producer Quincy Jones, to remake the classic song to help with Haiti relief efforts. The video was supposed to debut last night during the Olympic opening ceremonies, but they just showed an excerpt. We have the full video here.

It's nice to see some of the same people involved in making the first video in the remake, but this version is populated by mostly new faces including Jennifer Hudson, Josh Groban, Wyclef Jean, and Kanye West, among many others. In fact, there were so many artists featured in this video, that I didn't even recognize them all. The new version is about a full minute longer than the original, and the real question is, how does it stack up?

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TV Casting: William Baldwin Heading to 'Gossip Girl'; More Join 'Hope for Haiti' Telethon

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 20th 2010 11:15AM
William BaldwinAfter months of searching, it looks like Serena has finally found her father. Sources say that actor William Baldwin has joined the cast of 'Gossip Girl' as William van der Woodsen, Serena's elusive dad who has been M.I.A. for the show's entire duration. Baldwin's gig will reportedly last for three episodes and will kick off sometime in April. Now that's something to gossip about. [Ausiello Files]

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Jennifer Hudson's 'Home for Christmas' Special (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 15th 2009 10:27AM
Jennifer HudsonThings are coming around for Jennifer Hudson -- her 'Home for Christmas' is her first-ever holiday special for ABC.

A little over a year ago, Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were brutally murdered in Chicago just as she had been enjoying great heights in her career. Since then, it has taken a lot of healing for Jennifer to move on. A new mom to son Dawson Alexander, Jennifer is spending the holidays back home in her hometown of Chicago and sharing it with the rest of us at home.

She relives her favorite childhood memories and visits some of her favorite areas of Chicago -- with musical performances to commemorate them. Peppered with visits to family members, friends and childhood influences that helped make her a star, this touching special finally closes a happy chapter for Jennifer Hudson.

Watch the heartwarming special after the jump!

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What's On Tonight: The Sing-Off, Big Bang Theory, Men of a Certain Age

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 14th 2009 12:13PM
Two and a Half Men
  • At 8, ABC has Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home For Christmas, followed by a new Find My Family.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother at 8, then new episodes of Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has the two-hour series premiere of The Sing-Off at 8, followed by a new Jay Leno Show.
  • ABC Family has Mary Poppins at 8.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 8.
  • TLC has a new Little People, Big World at 8.
  • Food Network has a Christmas Good Eats at 8.
  • Also at 8: Cartoon Network has Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, followed by Gotta Catch Santa Claus.
  • At 9, FOX has a new Lie to Me.
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 9, then a new Men of a Certain Age.
  • TLC has a new Cake Boss at 9.
  • At 10, Bravo has a new Chef Academy.
  • A&E has a new Hoarders at 10.
  • History Channel has two new episodes of Pawn Stars at 10.
  • Hallmark has the movie A Christmas Carol: The Musical at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Jennifer Hudson on Going 'Home for Christmas' and Her New Baby

by Andrew Scott, posted Dec 14th 2009 9:15AM
Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for ChristmasThis season, Christmas will come a bit early for fans of Jennifer Hudson.

The Oscar-winning actress and 'American Idol' alum will star in her very own holiday special, aptly titled 'Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas,' airing tonight at 8PM on ABC. The special will take viewers to her hometown of Chicago, where she will relieve some of her best childhood memories. Guests include Grammy winner Michael Buble and, as Hudson told AOL TV, a special appearance by her newborn son, David.

Last week, we chatted more with Hudson about her Christmas special, baby David, 'Sex and the City 2' and more. Here's what she had to say.

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What to Watch: December 14

by Kim Potts, posted Dec 14th 2009 6:00AM
'Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas' (8PM, ABC)
The 'American Idol' alum, and, of course, Oscar and Grammy winner, has had an emotional couple of years that have played out very publicly, but it apparently hasn't chipped away at her Christmas spirit. In her first holiday special, Hudson returns to her hometown, Chicago, to revisit the people, places and music that helped set her on the path to stardom, including her high school and the church where her mother, nephew and brother were eulogized after their 2008 murders. In a lighter touch, Hudson pairs with fellow Grammy winner Michael Buble to croon the holiday classics 'Let It Snow' and 'Baby It's Cold Outside.'

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