Whitney Houston, ‘American Idol’ star Jennifer Hudson, and Usher were amongst the stars on hand for the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball on October 28th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Watch footage from TMZ (clip1 / clip2). Check out pictures from FilmMagic, RexFeatures (page1 / page2 / page3), GettyImages (arrivals / show / VIP), Corbis, and WireImage (arrivals1 / arrivals2 / VIP / backstage / show).
‘American Idol’ season three finalist Jennifer Hudson celebrated her birthday on Saturday (September 9) at Holly’s West in Santa Monica, California. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
PerezHilton.com reader Mark caught a test screening of the new film ‘Dreamgirls’, starring Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx, ‘American Idol’ star Jennifer Hudson, and Eddie Murphy. Mark writes, “The role of Deena has never been a deep one, but Beyonce does what the part requires and she DOES act. Her vocals are out of this world!” As for Hudson, he gushed, “This has to be the most unexpected performance I have seen in like years. This is one of those newcomer performances that comes along in a blue moon.”
Beyonce Knowles and ‘American Idol’ season three finalist Jennifer Hudson arrives for the screening of their new film ‘Dreamgirls’, at the Martinez Hotel during the 59th Cannes Film Festival in France on May 19th. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, GettyImages (screening / afterparty / portraits), and WireImage.
Sources tell the National Enquirer’s Mike Walker that ‘Dreamgirls’ film execs were literally blown away by Fantasia Barrino and voted to award her the star role — but studio mogul David Geffen overruled them because he didn’t think the ‘American Idol’ champ had the class or style to pull it off. Instead, the role went to another ‘Idol’, Jennifer Hudson.
The New York Daily News broke news that American Idol runnerup Jennifer Hudson has been cast as Effie White in the upcoming film adaptation of ‘Dreamgirls.’ “I was sure Fantasia got it,” Jennifer tells Daily News contributor Jawn Murray. “But they said they wanted me. They said I was born for this.” The film also stars Beyonce Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy. The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.
Jawn Murray’s BV Buzz has news on how “American Idol” contestant Jennifer Hudson is being considered for the role of Effie Melody White in the upcoming film adaptation of ‘Dreamgirls.’ Also find out what Nivea plans to name her baby, see what R&B singer has a baby on way and get news on Samuel L. Jackson. The story at blackvoices.com has since been removed.
‘American Idol’ finalist Jennifer Hudson attended the beneift concert for ‘Hair’ after party on Monday (September 20) in New York City. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
I was shocked, I mean flabbergasted at Jennifer Hudson being cut from ‘American Idol’ this week. What a farce! The three most talented singers in the history of the competiton were in the bottom three. What’s going on? I can’t believe that such a talent had to go. This is so backward.
An American Idol is supposed to have;
Having ginger hair and a nasal voice does not mean personality.