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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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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Carrie Underwood vs. Jennifer Hudson: Who Will Host the Best Holiday Special?

by Andrew Scott, posted Oct 13th 2009 1:00PM
Carrie Underwood Jennifer Hudson Christmas'American Idol''s Carrie Underwood has landed her very own holiday special, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

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?

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Jennifer Hudson to Star in ABC Christmas Special

by Andrew Scott, posted Oct 7th 2009 1:00PM
Jennifer Hudson ChristmasThis year, Christmas will come a bit early for 'American Idol' alum Jennifer Hudson.

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.

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Anticipating a ding dong American Idol finale

by Allison Waldman, posted May 15th 2009 7:06PM
Kris and Adam American IdolAttention, Rosie O'Donnell: Simon Cowell promised that next week's American Idol will be a ding-dong finale. Break out the Drake's Cakes! Actually, Simon wasn't referring to Rosie's favorite chocolate cake treat, he was using perhaps the strangest euphemism he could come up with to hype the finale which he anticipates -- and rightfully so -- a great showdown between two singers who could both be deservedly crowned the winner of American Idol.

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.

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How big will the next Sex and the City movie be?

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 6th 2009 12:07PM
Sex ladiesThe first Sex and the City movie wasn't just a hit. It was a big, big hit. The worldwide box office was $400 million, which even in today's inflated dollars is an awful lot of cash. Therefore, it was no surprise that New Line has green lighted a sequel to the feature based on the HBO series for release in 2010.

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.

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Host and new performers announced for the BET Awards '08

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 4th 2008 10:01AM
D.L. HughleyBET is tagging this event as "the hottest ticket on television." And from this list of performers, I can see why. Usher, Lil Wayne, Nelly, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Kanye West, and Young Jeezy will take the stage at the BET Awards '08. The award show will be hosted by The Original Kings of Comedy member, D.L. Hughley.

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.

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AI Aftermath: 7th place finishers - VIDEOS

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 21st 2008 7:03PM
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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).

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More Sex and the City movie spoilers

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 22nd 2007 11:02AM
Sex and the CityAbout two weeks ago, I gave you the first crop of Sex and the City movie spoilers. These spoilers didn't tell us much about the four girls but gave us a glimpse at the role Dreamgirls' Jennifer Hudson would play. Now that shooting is underway, reporters, paparazzi and fans are doing their best to catch a glimpse of the actors at work and bring us news from the set. This week they delivered!

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?

Spoilers warning!

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Sep 11th 2007 5:00PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

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.
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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Spoilers about the Sex and the City movie

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 11th 2007 8:00AM
Sex and the CityEven though I never was much a fan of Sex and the City (I watched a few episodes here and there including the finale), I know how much the series meant to many TV fans and that a lot of people are looking forward to the movie. Richard reported about a month ago that Mr. Big would appear in the movie alongside the four ladies but, other than that, not much had been leaked about the movie.

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.

Spoilers ahead!

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