Jennifer Hudson Attends ‘Secret Life Of Bees’ BevHills Premiere

‘Access Hollywood’ caught up with Jennifer Hudson at the premiere of ‘Secret Life of Bees’ last week at The Academy of Motion Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, where the Oscar winner and ‘American Idol’ alum talked about being part of a movie that empowers women and how it “was always a lot of fun” on the set with Queen Latifah and the “laid back and cool” Alicia Keys. Watch the segment, also featuring an interview with Queen Latifah, Will Smith and wife Jada, below.

On TV: Queen Latifah, Chaka Khan, Ciara

Queen Latifah 'Travlin Light'

R&B acts on television this week include Queen Latifah, who performs on ‘Today’ on Tuesday, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Friday; Chaka Khan, who performs on ‘Today’ on Wednesday; Keyshia Cole, who visits ‘The Sauce’ on Thursday; Raul Midon, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Thursday and ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Friday; Ciara, who performs on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Friday; and Alicia Keys, who visits ‘106 & Park’ at an unspecified date this week.

Marques Houston Addresses Playgirl Rumors For Good

Marques Houston 'Veteran'

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Singer Marques Houston talks in Jawn Murray’s BV Buzz about posing in Playgirl and tells why he won’t talk about his connection to Beyonce and Brandy. Plus, don’t go getting wedding gifts for Chico DeBarge and Nona Gaye quite yet. There’s also news on Queen Latifah, Tanicka Ray, Brian McKnight, Vivica A. Fox and updates on singers from AZ Yet, Silk and Blackstreet.

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On TV: Monica, Robin Thicke, Queen Latifah

R&B acts on television this week include Monica, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ and visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; Robin Thicke, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday; and Queen Latifah, who visits ‘The View’ on Thursday.

Jamie Foxx Q&A

The Sun’s ‘Something For The Weekend’ spoke with Jamie Foxx in a Q&A and asked the Oscar winner if he received any backlash that some actors-turned-singers do. “Some people come across those problems but I think, in general, people are becoming much more accepting about the crossover,” he responded. “Just look at Ludacris he went from being a massively successful artist to starring in ‘Crash’. LL Cool J and Queen Latifah are great, too.” Read more.