Jennifer Hudson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga, and David Daniel Otunga, Jr.

From “American Idol” to the Walk of Fame, Jennifer Hudson has cemented her status in Hollywood history. The Oscar winner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. She was joined by her family including her husband David Otunga, their four-year-old son David Daniel Otunga, Jr., and sister Julia.

Her musical mentor Clive Davis and songwriter Diane Warren were on hand to honor the 32-year-old singer, as well as her Black Nativity collaborators Jacob Latimore and Raphael Saadiq.

She fought back tears as she spoke to the crowd. “I knew I would get emotional, and I’m sure my mom is in heaven like, ‘Jenny, stop crying,’ but now is the time to cry mama,” said J-Hud. “It’s an amazing honor as we all know, and I did not see it coming.”

The gracious Hudson was humbled by the moment. “It’s one thing to be in this type of position, but it doesn’t mean anything if you can’t make a difference in the world and help someone,” she continued. “Everytime we go out, we make sure we treat everyone like family. So with that being said, I’m so honored that all my family is here with me today.”

She stars in Black Nativity, which opens in theaters on Nov. 27. Just this week, she released a lyric video for her T.I.-assisted single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” with her album to follow in early 2014.

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25 Comments

  1. Jay

    Brandy nor Monica doesn’t even have one but This Bitch do? WTF she hasn’t done enough or accomplished enough.. thats ridiculous, i love J.Hud and i hate to sy this but i honestly feel like she’s in the Illuminate because once her Mom died, thats when shr got Hot! smh

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    Monkeyman Reply:

    @Jay, whoever you are, you truly are an idiot. Seriously! How can you claim you love someone and say such horrible things?

    This woman is an academy award winner. She is a great representation of strong black women whom despite the odds never gave up and continued to work hard in everything.

    Shame on you @jay.

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    checkyourself Reply:

    @Monkeyman, The problem is that she hasnt won enough in her acting nor music career to have been presented with a star on the walk of fame. she bought it, but she shouldnt have been nominated so early. So many others have had more time in their careers and have much more accolades than a Jennifer Hudson.

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    Kristopher Davis Reply:

    @Jay, yeah u right brandy & Monica do deserve a star ESP my boo Monica but I must admit I truly think Jennifer earned that! Girl can act & sing. But we should start a petition for Monica to get a star!

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    Coolie J Reply:

    @Jay,

    Incredibly TLC doesn’t have one as well. It’s crazy when you think of all the things these women have accomplished and contributed music.

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    drake williamson Reply:

    @Jay, right. j hudson made her blood sacrifices brandy and monica just took part of one whitney huston. so they will be coming up too soon but j hudson deep devil worshiper talking about shes a child of god yeah the devil.

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  2. Brian

    Lol what did she done to get that?

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    Seto Reply:

    @Brian, she paid for it like every person who has one.

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    drake williamson Reply:

    @Seto, yeah she paid for it like everyone else. thats where your right with blood sacrifices her mom,nephew,brother and William Balfour who got life in prison for the crime. shes a heavy hitter with the devil and trustworthy.

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  3. me

    please wtf Jennifer Hudson ??????????? pleaaaase!? she received one before Rihanna, Beyoncé ???? does it make a sense?

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    checkyourself Reply:

    @me, You forgot to mention Josephine Baker, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Beyonce and a great deal of other musicians and actors,actresses who should’ve already had a star on the walk of fame by now. What a shame! I know her star was paid for, but she should not have made the cut. Not at this point in her short career. No, it doesnt make any sense and I can’t make any sense out of it!

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  4. TRA

    I believe Jennifer Hudson is a very, good singer who had to work hard to become successful. Every successful music artist have different levels of success and people need to respect music artists who put in hard work to become successful. I don’t believe Jennifer Hudson is one of the top 100 greatest R&B music artists of all-time and I don’t believe Jennifer Hudson is one of the top 100 greatest actresses of all-time, but I believe Jennifer Hudson is a very, good singer. Jennifer Hudson has won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award, so Jennifer Hudson has done something positive with her life. You can make the argument that Jennifer Hudson has not played in a lot of great movies since Dreamgirls. You can make the argument that Jennifer Hudson’s music career hasn’t been too great since her first studio album came out. There are some people who say Jennifer Hudson is a devil worshiper and part of the illuminati. I don’t believe the illuminati is real, but even if the illuminati is real, if you don’t like Jennifer Hudson as a singer, don’t listen to her music. Jennifer Hudson does have talent, even if you think she is overrated.

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    drake williamson Reply:

    @TRA, no one thinks its overated they just believe she took the oath with baphomet the demon of entertainment do your research on all theses so called superstars some close to them suddenly dies andre 3000 sacrifice his mom and dad watch how his career grows after this.WAKE UP!

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  5. yooo

    shes won grammys, a golden globe and an oscar. Whether people think she deserved it or not; it is of no importance because she will go down in history as one of the first BLACK WOMEN to win an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammys. BEY and RIHANNA can’t ACT so any talk on how they deserve it more than Jenny is stupid. Plus, Rihanna aint messing with jenny vocals.

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  6. philly11

    She was an Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy, SAG Award. Probably one of the most legitimate new singers turned actresses in the game. Successful music and movie career and there are actually human beings that believe she doesn’t deserve this honor…WOW!!

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    rap3 Reply:

    @philly11, she doesn’t have a successful music or movie career. After Dreamgirls what has she done that has garnered critical or commercial success. 1 moderately successful album and film do not warrant a Hollywood star. And most of her success came out out pity, though no one wants to acknowledge this–her music career wasn’t taking off until after “the incident”. She’s more famous for her Weight Watchers commercials than anything else.

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  7. Kyle

    I personally think she deserves it. She does a lot of humanitarian work in the industry too so she is super involved with helping others. She’s amazing.

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  8. wer

    the curious case of jennifer hudson

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  9. New York

    wtf is punk doing up there?

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    2bad2bme Reply:

    @New York, that’s her husband where u been at?

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  10. Liz

    That’s amazing! Beyond happy & proud of her. Well deserved. Good things come to good people.

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  11. Seto

    The “Star” of the Hollywood walk of fame is paid for people! You do not just receive one, you have to pay for it.

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  12. FiFi

    Do people need to be reminded that Jennifer Hudson has been in the game going on 10 years next year?

    She was on IDOL’s 04-05 season. People are up here asking what has she done?

    1. Make it to the top ten on what was the #1 show in the country for many years. A show that at the time helped usher in many new thriving musical artists.

    2. She an “unknown american idol reject” beat out hundreds of women, including other famous Hollywood women for the coveted/iconic role of Effie White in Dreamgirls.

    3. She had huge shoes to fill after Jennifer Holliday- She received rave reviews/critical acclaim for her acting in this role, and won nearly every major award including an Oscar, SAG, Golden Globe, NAACP, etc!!!

    4. She won a Grammy, for her debut album, which launched the #1 R&B hit “Spotlight.” Her family was murdered after Spotlight so all promotion basically stopped after that. Album was certified Gold.

    5. Box Office Successes- Dreamgirls, Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, The Three Stooges.

    6. Other Movies- Fragments, Winnie Mandela, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, Black Nativity.

    7. Television- Call Me Crazy (TV Movie), Smash (Guest Apperances) (Diversified portfolio)

    8. I Remember Me, certified Gold.

    9. Memorable Oscar and Grammy Performances.

    Just because you haven’t heard of some of the stuff she’s doing, doesn’t mean she’s not doing anything. You’ll need to have some seats. Next up- Emmy, and a Tony. Humanitarian and beautiful spirit.

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    checkyourself Reply:

    @FiFi,Jennifer Hudson hasn’t had enough roles and especially not enough hits nor albums to earn a spot in the walk of fAME. Josephine Baker, Whitney Houston, Madonna Beyonce nor many of the great actors/actresses who have actually have more accolades and a career in the entertainment industry have been presented with a star on the walk of fame yet! But Jeniffer Hudson has>!?!?! Um. no no no she just hasn’t provided enough to the entertainment industry with that career of hers!

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  13. drake williamson

    j hudson is a devil worshiper. clive davis is her handler.

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