Jennifer Hudson

Here’s NBC’s First Beat-Prolonging Look at ‘Hairspray Live!’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 19, 2016 @ 6:02 PM
They weren’t kidding when they told us we couldn’t stop the beat, because wouldn’t you know it – NBC went and started it up again. Your first look at the next great NBC live musical has arrived, with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and more aboard for a live Hairspray this fall.

10 ‘Empire’ Facts to Drip-Drippity Drop Knowledge On

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 17, 2015 @ 11:15 AM
FOX’s Empire proved an unexpected juggernaut across its first season, but did you know the Lee Daniels drama bucked every trend by its climbing ratings? Or that we almost had Wesley Snipes and Mo’Nique instead of Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson? These are just some of the trivial tracks flowing through the eleventh episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which drip-drops knowledge of FOX’s Empire!

'American Idol' Adds Jennifer Hudson as a Judge With More Superstar Alums on the Way?

by Nick Romano May 24, 2013 @ 12:58 PM
It was recently revealed that the folks behind 'American Idol' were planning to wipe their entire judges table clean and start anew admist plummeting ratings. But with the series at a personal all-time low, could a past 'Idol' standout reinvigorate it? It's been revealed that former contestant and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has signed on as judge for the next season.

'Winnie' Trailer: Jennifer Hudson Wants Another Oscar

by Jacob Hall September 23, 2012 @ 9:43 AM
D Films
Is it cynical to look at the trailer for 'Winnie' and immediately wonder if stars Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard have Oscar on their minds? Sure, a bit. But let's not kid around: you don't sign up to play Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela in a movie without the thought at least flashing through your head.

Jennifer Hudson Joins 'Smash' for Season 2

by Damon Houx June 22, 2012 @ 8:30 PM
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'Smash' had a rough first season, but so do most shows when they're trying to find their footing - it's hard to name a great show where its first season isn't it's worst. The show has gone through a heavy makeover for season two, they've already removed hated characters and added new ones, and they've just made another smart decision: hiring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson for a couple episode arc.

'Lullaby' Attracts a Killer Cast...and Garrett Hedlund

by Jacob Hall May 20, 2012 @ 10:50 AM
IFC Films/Sundance Selects
The last time a "fine artist" made the big transition to film, we watched Steve McQueen craft two great films ('Hunger' and 'Shame') with Michael Fassbender. If he can do it, why can't acclaimed painter, photographer and metal works artist Andrew Levitas? His directorial debut, 'Lullaby,' has already attracted a cast that screams "OSCAR!" at the tops of its lungs.