Is Jennifer Hudson a big enough, important enough celebrity to warrant her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Apparently someone thought so, because she got one this week, presented to her by Clive Davis (Kelly Clarkson wouldn’t be pleased!).
Here’s what he had to say about the prestigious honour:
“She may have come in seventh place in the third season of American Idol, but by 2010 The Los Angeles Times had her in the top three of the greatest contestants in the history of the show. I have been privileged in over 25 years with two of the greatest voices of all time – Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. I never thought I’d hear another voice to compare and yet staring me in the face was a new voice that did compare. It literally sent shivers up my spine.”
And here’s what Jennifer said during her acceptance speech:
“Look what God can do. I knew I would get emotional and I’m sure my mom is in heaven like, ‘Jenny stop crying’ but now’s the time to cry mama, it is.
What a massive hullabaloo – and yes, that’s the only word I could think of to describe it. All this pomp and circumstance for someone whose career can be mapped out into three parts: American Idol, Dream Girls and Weight Watchers. SMH, sorry, I don’t agree with this one.
November 19, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Haha, photographers are funny… and dumb. They thought some girl was Jennifer Hudson when it most definitely wasn’t. Do they look vaguely similar? Sure, why not. But I’m sorry, anyone with common sense would not think these two were the same people.
The actual Jennifer Hudson picked up on this and posted the photo on Instagram, saying: “Cute girl ! But that ain’t me! I know the poor girl was like, y r they taking pictures of me!! Wow!”
Dear me. What do you think – easy mistake or idiotic one?
September 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Jennifer Hudson may be annoying as hell and sort of overrated, but you have to admit she looks great as Princess Tiana from The Princess and The Frog, right? Annie Liebovitz took the shot – called ‘Where You Always Follow Your Heart’ – for Disney’s Dream Portrait series, which has been putting stars into the Disney world since 2007.
There are more shots of Jennifer as Tiana, but those will be published in the coming months in Vanity Fair, O Magazine, etc. In the meantime, we’ve got some behind-the-scenes pics and one that Jennifer posted on her Instagram page with her adorable 4-year-old son, David.
What do we think? Does Jennifer Hudson make a good Disney princess? (I actually think she looks lovely!) Who else should take part in the series and who should she become? Has anyone been Alice from Alice In Wonderland? That’s my personal favourite Disney movie, just FYI.
August 23, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Time for the Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week. We’re covering late July and very early August. In case you didn’t know. And now you do. And learning is fun. Obviously, Courtney Stodden’s lettuce bikini is included in here.
BEST: Dita Von Teese
WORST: Bachelor Sean Lowe
WTF?!?: Click to find out! (It’s a doozy.)
August 4, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
This Oscar Winner may be losing her man because he is not happy with her weight loss.
Now at first this sounds like it could be about pretty much any Oscar winning actress, since it’s so vague and actresses are known to lose weight. Buuut I think it’s most likely about Jennifer Hudson, considering her Weight Watchers deal.
And there’s also this from Showbizspy:
JENNIFER Hudson‘s fiance isn’t happy about her weight loss.
David Otunga misses the curvaceous beauty he fell for when they met five years ago — and he wants her back!
“Jennifer’s weight has been an issue between them ever since she lost her first big chunk of weight in 2010,” a source said.
“When they met, she was a happy, proud, healthy woman who loved food and embraced every aspect of life with so much enthusiasm.
“Now she takes up to four hours to get ready when they go out, and she gets stressed out every time she puts a morsel of food in her mouth.
“David tells her he thinks she’s beautiful no matter what size she is, but he misses the down-to-earth ‘I don’t care’ Jen.
“Every meal is a pain in the butt, and he’s starting to feel totally sidelined by her obsession with her weight.”
Ms. Hudson is also allegedly working on another deal — as a judge on American Idol.
Who’s your guess for this item?
May 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Rumour on the street is that Jennifer Hudson may be heading to American Idol next season to replace either Nicki Minaj or Mariah Carey. Which one doesn’t matter since both of them are probably getting the boot, but whatever. If you remember, Jennifer came in 8th place or something a few seasons back and has gone on to star in and get an Oscar for Dreamgirls and lose a lot of weight. She also had a few good tracks – ‘Spotlight’ was my shit back in the day, to be honest – but generally, that’s about all she’s notable for in my mind.
Well, that was fast: Barely a day after Vulture broke the news that Fox was mulling an all-alumni panel of judges for American Idol, with Jennifer Hudson among the names being discussed, there may already be some movement on that front. There’s buzz around Hollywood that Hudson and Fox may have already started talks about her joining the show; one source tells us the deal is essentially “done.” As always, Fox won’t comment. And buzz even from people familiar with the situation does not always lead to deals, as we noted yesterday. But the idea of Idol alumni as judges may not be a dream after all.
If we’re going for an all-alumni panel, why not bring back Carrie Underwood (if she would even lower herself down onto this sinking ship at this point, that is)? The best they’ll probably get is like, Ace Young or Alison Iraheta. Yes, I’m a sicko and I know these people’s names. WHATEVER.
Anyway, producers better make sure JHud’s cup is filled with DIET Coke. Don’t make homegirl lose her Weight Watchers endorsement deal, now.