Jennifer Hudson

Feb
17
Jennifer Hudson Performs Surprise Duet with Keith Sweat

David Otunga, Jennifer Hudson, and Keith Sweat

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jennifer Hudson surprised for husband David Otunga by taking him to Keith Sweat’s concert at Nokia Theatre in L.A. But she too was in for a big surprise when the R&B veteran pulled her onstage for an impromptu duet. While her hubby looked on, she serenaded him with Sweat’s ’90s classic “Nobody.”

Considering she didn’t know all the lyrics, she was still able to pull off an impressive performance.

“OMG @OGKeithSweat just surprised the hell out of us @davidotunga at his concert tonight . We Will never forget it!! Only my life wow!!!” tweeted J-Hud, who is readying her Timbaland-produced single “Walk It Off.”

Watch the sweet surprise below.

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Feb
9
BET Honors: Mariah Carey Debuts New Single, Tamar Braxton & Jennifer Hudson Perform

Mariah Carey

From Aretha to Ice Cube, music’s biggest stars flocked to the nation’s capital to help celebrate African-American icons at Saturday’s taping of “BET Honors” 2014 at Warner Theatre.

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the seventh annual event honored the achievements of Aretha Franklin, Ice Cube, Berry Gordy, and others, with musical tributes from Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Janelle Monáe, Smokey Robinson, and Karen Clarke-Sheard.

While perched on top of a piano, a cleavage-baring Mariah Carey debuted her new single “You’re Mine,” which is expected to drop later this week. After coming off stage, the pop diva received a hug from her daughter Monroe.

Tamar cozied up to husband Vincent Herbert on the red carpet and performed Diana Ross’ “Upside Down” during a tribute to Motown legend Berry Gordy.

“I can NOT lie @bethonors was just about as #EPIC as the BEST NIGht EVER!!” tweeted the “Braxton Family Values” star.

J-Hud serenaded Aretha Franklin, Ludacris saluted fellow rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube, and Janelle Monáe brought the house down with an electrifying set.

“BET Honors” will air on Monday, February 24, at 9 p.m.

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Feb
6
Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, & Jennifer Hudson to Perform at ‘BET Honors’

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, and Jennifer Hudson will help salute African-American icons at this year’s “BET Honors.”

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Jan
23
Video: Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – ‘I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)’

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson’s powerful pipes aren’t the only reason she’s turning heads. The R&B diva puts her best assets on display in the slick video for her Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I.

A svelte J-Hud shows off her post-Weight Watchers figure in sexy looks including a red bustier, leotard, and sunglasses as she dances alongside her shirtless male co-stars. A dapper Tip dons a tuxedo while getting treated to his own peep show.

J-Hud has been working with Timbaland, Pharrell, and R. Kelly (“It’s Your World”) on her upcoming third album.

“Some of the songs have a nice old school swag to them, but I think people will be very pleasantly surprised with this album ’cause it’s about the mood and the groove and real music,” she told Yahoo! Music of the follow-up to 2011′s I Remember Me.

See Jen strut her stuff in her sexiest video yet.

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Jan
22
Jennifer Hudson Lets Loose in ‘I Can’t Describe’ Video

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is busting out some new moves in her sexiest video yet. The Oscar and Grammy winner gets into the groove in the teaser for her Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I.

Yahoo! Music takes us behind the scenes as J-Hud dances in a pink leotard and sunglasses alongside her shirtless male dancers. The confident singer shows off her svelte figure as she performs choreographed moves by Fatima Robinson.

The Weight Watchers spokeswoman has been working with Timbaland and Pharrell on her upcoming third album.

“Some of the songs have a nice old school swag to them, but I think people will be very pleasantly surprised with this album ’cause it’s about the mood and the groove and real music,” J-Hud told Yahoo!

She has also collaborated with fellow Chicagoan R. Kelly on a song called “It’s Your World.” “It has that Chicago thing on it,” she said.

Get a first look before the full video premieres Thursday on VEVO.

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Jan
19
Beyoncé Performs at White House for Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday

Beyoncé

Queen Bey helped First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate her 50th birthday at a private party at the White House on Saturday. The star-studded guest list included politicians and entertainers such as Jay Z, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Magic Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and Gladys Knight.

Sparkling in a short gold fringe dress and heels, Beyoncé took the stage to perform a special set for the First Lady and guests. The singer posted pictures of herself with the Obamas’ dog Sunny and on the plane en route to D.C. Blue Ivy also joined her mother at the White House, petting the dog in her white dress.

While no dinner was served, guests enjoyed drinks and dessert and worked up a sweat on the dance floor. President Obama delivered an emotional speech to his wife and even got down while doing the Dougie.

Cell phones and cameras were not allowed inside, but media crews captured some of the guests as they arrived.

“We had such a good time with the 1st family in dc tonight!” tweeted Jennifer Hudson.

See more pics of Bey and J-Hud from the FLOTUS’ big night.

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Jan
12
Beyoncé, Solange, Jay Z, & Kelly Rowland Masquerade at Tina Knowles’ 60th Birthday

Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, Kris Jenner, and Tina Knowles

The Knowles took over NOLA to celebrate their mother Tina’s 60th birthday. Beyoncé and Solange hosted a lavish masquerade ball in New Orleans on Saturday night with their family and friends including Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, Kris Jenner, The-Dream, and Gayle King.

They shut down Creole restaurant Muriel’s Jackson Square in the French Quarter for the enchanted evening, which reportedly cost over $100,000. The guest of honor, Mama Tina, arrived in a horse-drawn carriage alongside her man, actor Richard Lawson.

Fans camped out to see Bey, who snuck in from a separate entrance, donning a body-hugging dress and sparkly mask, while her younger sis beamed in yellow as she pulled up with her beau Alan Ferguson. Jay looked sharp in a black tuxedo and mask and Kelly Rowland showed off her short new ‘do.

Monica, who attended with her husband Shannon Brown, expressed her gratitude to Ms. Tina. “Thank you for encouraging me & in the worst of times reminding me. I’m Gods Child mistakes and all were all his children,” she said.

Jennifer Hudson also wished the birthday girl, writing, “Happy birthday mama Tina! Such Beautiful woman!!! N a blessing to us all!!”

See more pics from the magical masquerade below.

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