Jennifer Hudson

Feb
25
Jennifer Hudson Performs ‘Dreamgirls’ Tribute at Oscars

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson returned to the same stage where she won her Oscar six years ago. After making the red carpet rounds with her sister, the big-voiced diva performed “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls during a tribute to musicals at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

She sang the same song at the 2007 show and took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie White.

The tribute also included Catherine Zeta-Jones from Chicago and the cast of Les Misérables.

“Oh what a night !!!” tweeted J-Hud following her powerful performance, which earned her a standing ovation and rave reviews from her peers.

“Jennifer on her A game,” tweeted her collaborator Rick Ross, while Rihanna added, “God is real #JHud #Oscars.”

Watch the full tribute to musicals below (J-Hud starts at the 2:15 mark).

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Feb
24
Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson Attend 85th Academy Awards

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland was gorgeous and glamorous while attending the 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday. The sexy singer worked the red carpet in a silk black-and-white Donna Karan Atelier gown and put in work as a reporter during the official pre-show. She interviewed Hollywood A-listers including Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Zoe Saldana.

Fellow diva Jennifer Hudson shimmered in a blue Roberto Cavalli dress while attending with her sister Julia.

Finding the perfect dress wasn’t easy for the Oscar winner. “It took three days of fittings, about three hours each for me to make my decision,” said J-Hud, who is working on her third album and a holiday musical called “Black Nativity.”

She will perform a tribute to movie musicals at tonight’s big show.

Check out more pics of the stunning ladies below.

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Feb
21
Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson Attend Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland brought some sunshine to the red carpet while attending the 6th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday. The “Ice” singer was radiant in a yellow top, showing off her legs in a navy pencil skirt at the intimate pre-Oscars event.

She was in good company, rubbing shoulders with some of the most powerful women in Hollywood, fashion, and music including Oprah, Naomi Campbell, and Jennifer Hudson. Other attendees included Jill Scott, Gabrielle Union, La La Anthony, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and Lauren London, while Miguel entertained the ladies.

Kelly will be back on the red carpet this Sunday. But this time she will be hosting the pre-show for the 85th Annual Academy Awards, which kicks off at 7 p.m. EST.

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Feb
19
Jennifer Hudson Begins Work on Third Album

Jennifer Hudson

After performing at the Super Bowl and starring on NBC’s “Smash,” Jennifer Hudson is getting back to the music. The Grammy-winning diva was back in the lab on Monday, laying the groundwork for her third album. She tweeted photos of herself in the studio with producer Salaam Remi.

“Ok ! Here we go guys! First day of recording my album!! @Salaamremi is everything !!” tweeted J-Hud, later adding, “I had the best day in the studio with @salaamremi! He let me be me!”

Hudson’s last album, I Remember Me, was released in 2011 and spawned the singles “Where You At” and “No One Gonna Love You.”

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Feb
3
Jennifer Hudson Performs with Sandy Hook Choir at Super Bowl XLVII [Video]

Jennifer Hudson

Emotions ran high as Jennifer Hudson joined students from Sandy Hook Elementary School for a powerful performance of “America the Beautiful” moments before kickoff at Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday. Looking elegant in a black top and white pencil skirt, the Oscar winner showed her stars and stripes as she belted out the patriotic tune.

“Such a privilege to be performing w the Sandy Hook elementary chorus at the #SuperBowl today,” tweeted J-Hud.

The performance comes a little more than a month after 26 children and faculty members were killed in the tragic mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Jan
31
Jennifer Hudson to Perform with Sandy Hook Chorus at Super Bowl

Jennifer Hudson

Beyoncé. Alicia Keys. And now Jennifer Hudson is the latest diva to join the lineup for Sunday’s Super Bowl festivities. The Oscar winner will perform “America the Beautiful” with students from Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Jan
22
Jennifer Hudson Serenades Obamas at Inaugural Ball

Obamas and Jennifer Hudson

During the 2009 inauguration, Beyoncé performed Etta James’ “At Last” as Barack and Michelle Obama took their first dance as President and First Lady. Last night, her Dreamgirls co-star Jennifer Hudson had the privilege of singing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” as the First Couple danced at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball.

The President called his wife (“My better half—and my dance partner”) to the stage as the Oscar winner serenaded them with the soulful cover before they traded partners and danced with members of the military.

“Right now the President and First Lady will dance to Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together,’ to be performed by… ME!!! Yes! Amazing night!” tweeted J-Hud.

The FLOTUS also tweeted about the special moment. “Just danced to ‘Let’s Stay Together’ with the love of my life and the President of the United States. I’m so proud of Barack,” she wrote.

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