"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.
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?
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!
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.
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.'
The two-hour telecast will air Dec. 7 on Fox, under the direction of 'So You Think You Can Dance' judges Adam Shankman and Nigel Lythgoe. For now, the show is being called 'Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special.'
Carrie is one of two 'Idol' alums slated to appear in a holiday special this year. The other is season 3's Jennifer Hudson, who will star in ABC's recently announced 'Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas,' airing sometime later this season (more on that here).
We're excited to watch both specials. But what we really want to know is: Whose will be better? Will J-Hud give another Oscar-winning performance? Or will Carrie steal her holiday thunder?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner ('Dreamgirls') will star in the ABC special 'Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas,' airing this December.
Hudson will travel to her hometown of Chicago to perform at various locations connected to her childhood, including her church and music academy. There, Hudson will recall some of her favorite holiday memories.
Adam Lambert vs. Kris Allen might seem like a heavyweight versus a bantam weight, one guy who's already been splashed on magazine covers -- last week's Entertainment Weekly -- as the presumptive champ, while the other was nearly knocked on his butt by the judge's song choice that was so bad that Simon faulted Kara and Randy for setting him up to fail.
Debra wasn't thrilled with more Sex features, but I have faith in Michael Patrick King. However, there is another issue; while all the ladies are inked for the Sex and the City sequel, Chris Noth is not, which may -- or may not -- be a "big" deal.
The network is honoring some iconic names in music as well. Legendary R&B crooner Al Green will receive BET's Lifetime Achievement Award. Celebrated producer / arranger / composer Quincy Jones is set for BET's Humanitarian Award for his work in the Listen Up, a charity which connects youth with music, technology and culture.
Welcome back to "AI Aftermath," where we explore Idol's past. Each week, as one more American Idol hopeful is eliminated from the competition, we take a look back at contestants past who were eliminated in the same week. We'll examine how they did on the show and what they've been up to since their eliminations. In honor of Kristy Lee Cook's elimination last week we'll be looking at other seventh place finishers.
This week: 7th place finishers, featuring featuring Ryan Starr (Season One), Kimberly Caldwell (Season Two), Jennifer Hudson (Season Three), Anwar Robinson (Season Four), Ace Young (Season Five) and Sanjaya Malakar (Season Six).
The on-set picture on the right shows that the ladies will be as fashionable as they were in the series. But that's not what you really want to know, right? You want to know if the ladies are still with their men?
Today: on TV Squad Daily:
- A broken heel, a hurtful monologue by Sarah Silverman, last-minute cancellation of a fancy magic trick... these things were out of Britney's control at the VMA's. But she could have worn a shirt.
- Jennifer Hudson just accepted a role in the new Sex and the City movie
- Rosie O'Donnell's latest advice for Barbara Walters: it's time to retire.
Since the announcement that SatC was heading to the big screen was made, I've been poking my spoilers sources for gossip about the movie. Today, they delivered.
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