Tag Archives: Jennifer Hudson

Positive Reviews For NBC’s Hairspray Live! [VIDEOS]

Watch the highlights clips below. Variety reviews: It’s hard to imagine better casting for the production. Jennifer Hudson stole the show, once Motormouth Maybelle got to the screen; Ariana Grande, certifiable pop star, came away as the show’s MVP, acting as both reliably overlook-able sidekick and, once the situation required it, showstopping diva. Harvey Fierstein was predictably great, reprising his ...

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OPEN THREAD: Hairspray Live!

As a desperately needed diversion from the ongoing decline of our nation, let’s gay the fuck out of this joint and watch Hairspray Live! together. NBC’s live broadcast begins at 8PM Eastern and stars Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, with Maddie Baillio making her television debut as Tracy Turnblad. You can watch via NBC’s smartphone app and ...

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TEASER: Hairspray Live! [VIDEO]

Via press release from NBC: “Hairspray Live!” features an all-star cast that includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Ephraim Sykes, exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio and special guest stars Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell. “Hairspray Live!” will bring back the creative talents of ...

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Good Morning Baltimore: Jennifer Hudson And Harvey Fierstein To Headline NBC’s Hairspray Live!

Via press release from NBC/Universal: Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live!,” the network’s next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of “The Wiz Live!” Also joining the creative team will be acclaimed television director Alex Rudzinski, who received extraordinary reviews ...

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The Color Purple Cast Pays Tribute To Prince [VIDEO]

As JMG reader Danimal puts it, Jennifer Hudson took the audience to church. What’s On Stage recaps: Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson led an onstage tribute at The Color Purple on Broadway last night, following the news that pop legend Prince had passed away at the age of 57. In a video shared on the show’s official Facebook account Hudson ...

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Jennifer Hudson Celebrates Gay Marriage With New Single: I Still Love You

In collaboration with MTV and Logo: The “I Still Love You” music video premiere will help support Logo’s #All50 campaign, a platform for LGBT people and allies to stay up to date on the latest news and share personal stories in support of marriage equality leading up to the Supreme Court of the United States’ pending decision on legal marriage ...

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Jennifer Hudson: Carpool Karaoke

Bits like this are why Corden’s show is so hot right now.

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Jennifer Hudson Serenades The Obamas

Slight quibble: It bugged me all day that announcers kept referring to the “inaug-a-rayshun.” I heard it from Anderson Cooper and here, from Ed Shultz.

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Jennifer Hudson’s Tribute To Whitney

UPDATE: Yanked!

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Jennifer Hudson – Where You At

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Jennifer Hudson Pays Tribute To Oprah

At the Kennedy Center Honors, the newly-slim Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to honoree Oprah Winfrey with I’m Here from the Oprah-produced The Color Purple. Hudson was joined by the choir from Oprah’s alma mater, Tennessee State.

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Ellen & JHud Aren’t Going

Cute, but seriously – can we puh-leeze retire this song until the end of time? Even hearing Jennifer Holliday in person had me cringing recently. Has nothing come along in the last 30 years to replace this overworn number? I’d even almost prefer Popular. Almost.

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Jennifer Hudson “Sings” At Sporting Event

There was some kind of game tonight. Lots of guys in crimson and goldenrod blouses running around in pedal pushers. Anyway, Jennifer Hudson came out of her tragedy-spawned seclusion to deliver a stunning example of lip-syncing. Yo-Yo Ma was seen miming wild applause from his sky box. I love J-Hud, live or not, and thought her version was one of ...

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Tragedy For Jennifer Hudson

The mother and brother of Oscar winner, American Idol finalist, and gay icon Jennifer Hudson were found murdered in their Chicago home yesterday. The mother and brother of Jennifer Hudson were found shot dead Friday at a South Side home, and police were looking for a missing child who is the nephew of the singer and Oscar-winning actress. A man ...

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