R&B Artists Mourn Nelson Mandela Death On Twitter

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Several R&B artists have shared their thoughts, condolences for Nelson Mandela, as well as offering quotes from the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary turned President after learning of his death on Thursday. Among the Twitter messages about the 95-year-old icon:

Mindless Behavior (@MindlessBhavior): We are so sad to hear about Nelson Mandela! He was an amazing leader & human being! We’ll always celebrate your life! RIP Nelson Mandela!

Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys): Deeply saddened by the profound loss of Nelson Mandela. His legacy lives forever and inspires us all… http://bit.ly/18oVfSv

Avant (@avantmusic): The world lost a GREAT human being Nelson Mandela we will always love u an miss u when praises go up blessing come down

Daniel Merriweather (@DanMerriweather): Rest in Peace to the late great Nelson Mandela. Men like him only come around every couple of hundred years. Its a sad day.

Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD): Mr. Mandela fought for freedoms and equality that changed South Africa and the world. We can all learn from his extraordinary journey.

Shontelle Layne (@Shontelle_Layne): Photo: Thank you Sir. We are greater because you lived. Your voice will never die. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela…. http://tmblr.co/Z4cNKy10NZxvb … Thank you Sir. We are greater because you lived. Your voice will never die. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela.… http://instagram.com/p/hjuOrTKWjA/

Solange Knowles (@solangeknowles): Nelson Mandela, you taught us all how to fight and how to forgive. You will be missed, but your legacy… http://instagram.com/p/hjsN8BQomU/

Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx): Rest in Peace Mr. Nelson Mandela. A fearless leader, incredible human being, inspiration, a REAL hero. Truly one of a kind. God bless you. … Thank you for your mark you left on humanity Mr. Mandela. Prayers to his family, friends and the people of South Africa.

Jazmine Sullivan (@jsullivanmusic): RIP Nelson Mandela

Mario Barrett (@MarioSoulTruth): Another great soul has past on to it’s next life | RIP Nelson Mandela | One of the most humbling… http://instagram.com/p/hjou6TH15D/

Aaron Fresh (@AaronFresh1): Nelson Mandela, will always be remembered. #teamfresh

John Legend (@johnlegend): What a heroic, beautiful life Mandela lived. Rest in peace.

Brian McKnight (@ItsBMcKnight): How about 60 seconds of silence for Nelson Mandela and all he’s done and the legacy he’s left

Christina Milian (@ChristinaMilian): #RIPNelsonMandela A true inspiration and historical figure who brought hope, faith and unity to us all. An example to never settle and live your life to its fullest. #Believe

Bobby V. (@BobbyV): #RIPNelsonMandela

Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW): May your brave and courageous legacy NEVER be forgotten. http://on.fb.me/1bk46Fa #RIPNelsonMandela

Kelly Rowland (@KELLYROWLAND): wow. #RIPNelsonMandela http://on.fb.me/1eTDiQq … “There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” -Nelson Mandela … “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” -Nelson Mandela

Tweet (@MS_HUMMINGBIRD): RIP NELSON MANDELA http://instagram.com/p/hmft5CLtke/

Jennifer Hudson And Sister React To William Balfour Guilty Verdict

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Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia released a statement regarding the guilty verdict given to Julia’s estranged husband William Balfour for the murder of their brother Jason, mother Darnell Donerson, and nephew Julian King. Balfour, 31, faces a mandatory life prison sentence. The statement reads:

We have many people to thank but our first thank you is to God, always. We are so grateful to prosecutors James McKay, Jennifer Bagby and Veryl Gambino and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and her team for their dedication and tireless work from the beginning. We have the best police department and they have been with us every step of the way. We thank all of the State’s witnesses who came forward on our behalf. We have felt the love and support from people all over the world and we’re very grateful. We want to extend a prayer from the Hudson family to the Balfour family. We have all suffered terrible loss in this tragedy. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them (2 Corinthian 4:3-4). It is our prayer that the Lord will forgive Mr. Balfour of these heinous acts and bring his heart into repentance someday.

The Weight Watchers Jennifer Hudson Center Opens In Chicago

Jennifer Hudson opened a weight loss center in her hometown of Chicago on Tuesday (September 27). “I never thought I would make it to have my own center,” Hudson said about the facility named “The Weight Watchers Jennifer Hudson Center”. “I’m so honored to be here and see this day.”

Weight Watchers will be donating a portion of the center’s revenue to a foundation that the Oscar winner co-founded in honor of her murdered nephew, Julian King. The estranged husband of Hudson’s sister was charged in the killing of King, as well as Jennifer’s mother (Darnell Hudson Donerson) and brother (Jason Hudson), and is awaiting trial.

Watch a report from Hollyscoop.com about the weight loss center opening below.

Jennifer Hudson ‘No One Gonna Love You’ Video

Jennifer Hudson on the piano during her 'No One Gonna Love You' music video shoot

Jennifer Hudson is out with the music video to her new single ‘No One Gonna Love You’, off the Chicago, Illinois R&B singer’s second album ‘I Remember Me’, out now on Arista Records. Watch the Diane Martel directed video below and check out additional pictures from the video shoot after the cut.


Jennifer Hudson Demands Apology From Bossip

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Jennifer Hudson checked in with her Twitter followers (@IAMJHUD) on Monday (May 30), furious with Bossip for reporting that publishers won’t make a book deal with the Oscar winner unless she added in details about the murder of her brother, mother, and nephew. Hudson writes:

Something’s are priceless . How low can people go. I just don’t get it. Stop making up sh**!!! http://lockerz.com/s/106190257

everyday I wake up I’m constantly reminded how cruel and heartless the world is.

So cold!! Wow!

Bossip you owe me an apology !

Why would you take someone’s tragedy and build a story of nothing but lies around it.

Take someone’s tragedy and build a story of nothing but lies ! Fu** you!

Jennifer Hudson On Performing Her Emotional Single ‘I Remember Me’

Jennifer Hudson on Australia TV

Jennifer Hudson tells the Daily Telegraph’s Kathy McCabe that performing her latest hit ‘I Remember Me’ live is difficult because the audience starts crying about the song the Oscar winner penned after the her mother, brother and nephew were murdered by her estranged brother-in-law. “Every time I sing it, it sends me through my journey … it’s even more overpowering when I watch everyone else and see they are going through it too,” the 29-year-old said. Watch the interview at adelaidenow.com.au.

Jennifer Hudson Visits Atlanta’s V-103

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Georgia Lottery sponsored Jennifer Hudson’s visit to V-103’s Frank and Wanda Show in Atlanta the other day. The ‘American Idol’ alum talked about her Essence magazine cover, feeling blessed to be successful, the origin of her new album title ‘I Remember Me’, how being a mom is “the most amazing feeling ever”, thinking about whether her family would proud of whatever she’d do before she signs on to it, working with Alicia Keys and more before they played clips from the album. ‘I Remember Me’ is out Tuesday (March 22). Watch the 3-part interview via YouTube below.


Jennifer Hudson ‘Where You At’ Video

Jennifer Hudson 'Where You At' music video

Jennifer Hudson is out with the music video to her new single ‘Where You At’, off the ‘American Idol’ alum’s second studio album ‘I Remember Me’, out March 22nd via Arista Records. Watch the Anthony Mandler directed video via Vevo below.

Jennifer Hudson At LAX With No Makeup On

Jennifer Hudson carried a rhinestone crystal-covered touchscreen phone as she departed Los Angeles International Airport on April 11th with no makeup on. Check out pictures from zimbio.com.

The Oscar winner is the latest celebrity to do a ad for Weight Watchers. Watch her “Winning at Losing” spot via YouTube below.

Jennifer Hudson Flashes Her Engagement Ring At LAX

Jennifer Hudson prepares to depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in high spirits as she flashes her huge engagement ring on Tuesday (March 9). The ‘American Idol’ alum is engaged to WWE NXT wrestler David Otunga. Check out pictures at Zimbio.