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Jennifer Hudson Is Now EGOT Royalty
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson Is Now EGOT Royalty

40-year-old performer completes Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony loop with Tony win for producing role

(Newser) - Meet your newest EGOT winner: Jennifer Hudson, who started out as a contestant on American Idol and has worked her way up to one of the most impressive achievements in entertainment. People reports that the 40-year-old actress and singer completed the EGOT feat—in which one wins an Emmy, Grammy,...

One of These Men Nabs Time 'Most Influential' Cover

Fauci. Time 100 list also features Trump, Megan Thee Stallion, and more

(Newser) - President Trump will not like this : Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House Coronavirus Task Force graces the cover of Time magazine as one of the year's 100 most influential people . (There will be eight worldwide covers in all, per Entertainment Weekly .) President Trump also made the list,...

Cats Has Arrived and People Are ... Confused

They're human but ... not?

(Newser) - People were upset when Sonic the Hedgehog got teeth —so perhaps the makers of the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats should've seen this coming. A collective hiss seemed to emerge from Twitter as the first trailer for Cats dropped Thursday, featuring appearances by Jennifer Hudson, Taylor...

Cops: Man Shot After Aretha Franklin Argument

Pair in barbershop disagreed about who was starring in upcoming biopic

(Newser) - Fans mourned Aretha Franklin all around the world Thursday—including in a barbershop in Suffolk, Va., where a discussion of the Queen of Soul turned violent. Witnesses say that after an argument over whether Halle Berry had played or was going to play Franklin in a biopic turned violent, Michael...

Jennifer Hudson Leaves Fiance, Gets Protective Order

But David Otunga's rep says it's all about a custody battle

(Newser) - Jennifer Hudson has split from the fiance she once said "saved her life" after her mother, brother, and nephew were murdered —and she also got a protective order against him. Hudson, 36, and former pro wrestler David Otunga, 37, have been together a decade, got engaged in 2008...

Amazon Has Its First Original Movie

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq stars Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson

(Newser) - Amazon Studios says it has acquired Spike Lee's new film as its first Amazon Original Movie . The film, with the working title Chi-Raq, stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, DB Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. Chi-Raq, which focuses...

5 Stars Who Won Oscars in Their First-Ever Films

Who says you need practice to be perfect?

(Newser) - Actors who've been in the biz for years without ever snagging an Academy Award probably shake their heads and sigh when they think about these six celebrities rounded up by —all of whom won Oscars for their film debuts. A sampling:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Best Supporting

10 Celeb Couples Who Had Babies Before Getting Hitched

And 6 more who just might do the same

(Newser) - Word on the street is that Mila Kunis is pregnant and engaged , and it remains to be seen whether she and Ashton Kutcher will tie the knot before they welcome their child. Christina Aguilera and Matt Rutler are in a similar situation , as are Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac , Olivia...

Bullock Sweeps People's Choice Awards

She was the evening's top winner with 4 trophies

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock reigned supreme at the 40th annual People's Choice Awards last night, taking home four trophies as the evening's top winner. The actress was named favorite movie actress, comedic actress, dramatic actress, and shared the favorite movie duo award with Gravity co-star George Clooney. Bullock's buddy...

10 Stars Who Don't Drink
 10 Stars Who Don't Drink 

10 Stars Who Don't Drink

Some got sober, others just don't like alcohol

(Newser) - Not all celebrities spend their weekends drunkenly partying. The Huffington Post rounds up 19 celebrities who don't drink alcohol. A sampling:
  • Kim Kardashian: Despite plugging Midori in a commercial, she has said, "I do not drink alcohol at all. My sisters drink, so when they get a little

Obamas, Bidens Hit Inaugural Balls

Michelle Obama glows in Jason Wu gown

(Newser) - There were just two inaugural balls this time instead of 2009's 10, but the Obamas and Bidens made them count. The president thanked troops in Afghanistan via videolink from the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball and he and Michelle danced with several members of the military before heading to the Inaugural...

25 Casting Close Calls
 25 Casting 
 Close Calls 
jen ... on SNL?!

25 Casting Close Calls

Hollywood roles that could have gone another way

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie won an Oscar for her role in Girl, Interrupted—so, chances are, Parker Posey regrets not auditioning for the role when invited. Posey has said she "just didn't care enough about it." The Frisky rounds up 24 more casting close calls in Hollywood:
  • Leonardo DiCaprio

3 Life Sentences for Killer in Jennifer Hudson Case

William Balfour shot her mom, sister, and nephew

(Newser) - "You have the heart of an arctic night. Your soul is as barren as dark space." And with that, the judge in the murder case involving three members of Jennifer Hudson's family sentenced killer William Balfour to three life sentences, reports AP . Balfour shot to death the...

Guilty Verdicts in Slayings of Jennifer Hudson's Family

William Balfour convicted of three murders

(Newser) - The man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and young nephew has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder, reports AP . William Balfour shot to death Darnell Donerson, 57, Jason Hudson, 29, and Julian King, 7, in what prosecutors say was a jealous rage in 2008....

Judge Releases Frantic 911 Call in Hudson Murder Trial

And Balfour mistress says he confessed

(Newser) - “Somebody killed my mother. Please help me,” said Jennifer Hudson's sister, Julia, in a chilling phone call to emergency services. “My momma. My momma.” Jurors in the triple-murder trial of Hudson's mother, sister, and nephew have already heard the 911 recording, but today the...

Jennifer Hudson Weeps on Witness Stand

William Balfour murder trial starts with emotional testimony

(Newser) - Jennifer Hudson broke down and wept on the witness stand today as she testified in the trial of William Balfour , the man accused of murdering Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Hudson said she told her sister Julia "over and over again not to marry...

Jennifer Hudson's Fame Hangs Over Murder Trial

Jury selection doesn't look easy in trial of William Balfour

(Newser) - Is anyone here not a fan of Jennifer Hudson? Defense attorneys may be wondering that tomorrow as they begin questioning prospective jurors for the trial of William Balfour , the man who allegedly shot and killed Hudson's family , the AP reports. Some in the jury pool gasped last week when...

Jennifer Hudson Didn't Want Sister to Marry Alleged Killer

New details surface in murders of singer's family

(Newser) - Jennifer Hudson didn't approve of the relationship between her sister Julia and William Balfour, the man accused of killing Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew in 2008, according to newly filed court documents. Hudson grew up near Balfour and the two attended the same elementary school. She told detectives...

Jennifer Hudson Performs Whitney Grammys Tribute

Grammy Awards remember Whitney Houston

(Newser) - Grammy Awards host LL Cool J brought up Whitney Houston 's death almost as soon as he took the stage tonight, and started the ceremony with a prayer for her before formally welcoming the audience. Then it was more Whitney, with LL Cool J presenting a video of...

Hudson to Lead Grammy Tribute to Whitney

Singer's death 'too fresh to do more'

(Newser) - Whitney Houston's death barely 24 hours before the Grammy Awards left the show scrambling to honor the singer who once dominated it, but People reports that Jennifer Hudson has been selected to pay a "respectful musical tribute" during tonight's telecast. "It's too fresh in...

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