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Is Jennifer Hudson Too Skinny Now? Fans ‘Weigh’ In! [PICS]

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Jennifer Hudson has been an inspiration to many after her highly publicized weight loss via ‘Weight Watchers.’ Many people have always felt that Jen’s weight loss was gradual and somewhat idea since she maintained her curves and sported a healthy size 6 figure long after she shed off the pounds.

However, a member of her style team recently took a candid shot of the talented actress and singer while praising JHud’s killer pose with the caption: “Get it BossLady…we are having a moment @IAMJHUD!”  but it wasn’t the flawless face, cute pixie haircut or model stance that had fans’ attentions. It was Hudson’s figure, which some claim appears to be “too skinny.” Fans and followers alike proceeded to comment about Jen’s dramatically slim appearance in the photo. Personally, we feel as though the angle is just awkward but what are your thoughts? Peep another recent pic. of Jen below taken around the same time and compare the two. Does she look about the same size in both or skinnier in the above photo? Let us know your thoughts below!

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Jennifer Lopez Admits to Feeling Insecure About Singing: “I’m Not Good At This…”

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not Jennifer Lopez knew that she wasn’t the best singer around, fret not any longer. Not only did the former Fly Girl know it, it used to make her insecure.

Speaking with Cosmopolitan, the multi-faceted entertainer explained, ”It was after I had kids to be honest… The biggest insecurity I had was my singing. Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, I’m not good at this.”

What she calls insecurity, I call self-awareness. After all, two of her biggest hits — “I’m Real” and the remix to “Ain’t It Funny” — are basically Ashanti demos that J.Lo sings over.

Same goes for much of the material on my favorite J.Lo album, ‘This Is Me…Then.. Shout out to you, Natasha Ramos, for putting in work.

Now, despite Jennifer feeling a little weary over her waif thin vocals, she added that her ex-husband encouraged her to be confident in the singing talent she had.

She continued: ”And while I was married to Marc, he helped me get over it. He kept telling me, ‘You’re the only one holding yourself back from reaching your full potential as a singer. You have to let go.’ I was always so insecure and just kind of going along. Then I grew, little by little, and realized, wait a minute, this is not a fluke. I’m not a mistake – I work my ass off. And I know what I’m doing.”

Uh, well that’s a nice way of flipping it.

You know what? Jennifer, you sure do work your ass off and deserve your success. You still can’t really sing all that great, though, but oh well.

You dance better than many acts half your age and you continue to make hits. Pro Tools or not, that’s all that matters for a pop act.

EARLY SUCCESS: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” OPENS $25 Million, Will DEBUT At #1 + Did Casper Smart “Confirm” Jennifer Lopez’s RETURN To “American Idol”?

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Thanks to tons of television appearances from Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels’ The Butler is this weekend’s projected box office winner.  Find out how well the film performed inside and see what Casper Smart said about Jennifer Lopez returning to "AI".

 

"Lee Daniels’ The Butler" is the projected winner of this weekend’s box office battle, with some reports suggesting that the film will close at $ 27 Million this weekend.  It is a huge victory for Lee Daniels and The Weinstein Company.

Here’s how the rest of the box office turned out (according to Deadline):

1. Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Weinstein) NEW [Runs 2,933] PG13
Friday $ 8.3M, Saturday $ 9.3M, Weekend $ 25.0M

2. We’re The Millers (New Line/Warner Bros) Week 2 [Runs 3,325] R
Friday $ 5.8M, Saturday $ 7.1M, Weekend $ 17.7M (-33%), Cume $ 69.4M

3. Kick Ass 2 (Universal) NEW [Runs 2,940] R
Friday $ 5.4M, Saturday $ 4.2M, Weekend $ 14.0M

4. Elysium (Sony) Week 2 [Runs 3,284] R
Friday $ 3.9M, Saturday $ 5.5M, Weekend $ 13.5M (-55%), Cume $ 55.8M

5. Planes (Disney) Week 2 [Runs 3,716] PG
Friday $ 3.6M, Saturday $ 5.7M, Weekend $ 13.4M (-40%), Cume $ 45.3M

 

And in television news……

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Apparently suggested reports that "American Idol" would be bring back an all-star panel of former contestants (Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson) have broken down and now Jennifer Lopez is heading back to the table.  We told you that there are STRONG rumors that Jenny has been offered $ 15 Million and we should expect an announcement in a week or two.  

While neither Jennifer Lopez nor FOX have confirmed the return, J. Lo’s bedfellow and boy toy, Casper Smart, had a slip of the tongue during an interview with E! News where he was asked if J. Lo would return to the program and he said, "Yes."  Benny Medina….get ya boy!

 

 

SPOTTED: Michelle Williams OUT AND ABOUT In NYC + Jennifer Hudson At LAX

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Singer Michelle Williams and Jennifer Hudson were both spotted and about recently.  Find out where the ladies were and what they were up to inside…..

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"If We Had Your Eyes" singer Michelle Williams was spotted in New York City yesterday.

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Michelle was snapped near the offices of Essence Magazine where she gave the folks a sneak peek at her upcoming musical project.  She tweeted, "#Repost from @essencemag!! I had a fabulous time sharing my new music with the Essence Family!! Thank you for sharing with me today @essencemag!!"

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Pairing a turquoise dress with hot pink pumps, Michelle also stopped by the offices of Sirius records to give them a taste of what’s next from her. She’s already completed two music videos for the upcoming album, which should be hitting music shelves before the end of the year.

 

And at LAX……

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 Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, who’s starring in the new biopic Winnie Mandela with Terrence Howard (opening Sept. 6th) arrived looking very comfortable in a gray top, baggy harem pants and a pair of combat boots.

 

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A few days ago, Jen was honored by VH1 at their 2013 Do Something! Awards  for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. She also hit the stage with J. Cole to performed “Crooked Smile”.  Nice!

 

Photos via PacificCoastNews.com

WE SAW IT COMING: Jennifer Lopez Signing MAJOR Deal To Return As “Idol” Judge, will.i.am Also Tapped To Judge?

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We saw it coming!  Jennifer Lopez is on deck to return to "American Idol" and is just a snap away from finalizing the deal, reportedly.  Check out how much that paycheck will be, plus why will.i.am may be joining the panel of judges….

Remember the rumors about J.Lo snatching back her "Idol" judges spot from Mariah Carey?  They were shot down previously, but now, a deal is in place.

According to Deadline, Jenny is perched to take a $ 15 million check from Fox and an announcement will likely take place in the next week or two.

Keith Urban will reportedly stay on, and will.i.am is supposedly first in line for the third judge’s seat vacated by Nicki Minaj

So much for a full overhaul of the judges’ panel with all new faces.  But we’re not mad about seeing what J.Lo’s fabulous self will once again be rocking every week.

By the way, reports state "Idol" alum Jennifer Hudson was a contender for the third judge’s spot, but it’s going to will instead.  No word on if there will be a fourth judge.

Will you be watching?

 

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DO GOODERS: Jennifer Hudson, J.Cole, The “Hit The Floor” Cast & More Do The VH1 ‘DO SOMETHING’ AWARDS

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??Last night, a few of our faves hit up the 2013 Do Something Awards at Avalon in Hollywood.  These awards are all about recognizing those who are doing something to make a difference.  Check out the cast from our new fave show "Hit The Floor" on their hosting duties, plus Jennifer Hudson, J.Cole and more all making appearances.

Before they took the stage to rock out for the VH1 ‘Do Something’ crowd, J-Hud and J.Cole hit the green carpet:

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Jenny looked great in her animal print blouse, chain and shorts by Versace.  Not sure if those are stockings with these white shoes (y’all know how we feel about white pumps and white shoes)…but other than those things, we think she’s keeping up her fabness these days.

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Jenny also took home an award for the work she’s done for the Julian D. King Foundation she founded in Chicago in honor of her slain nephew.  She became understandably emotional as she talked about providing much-needed supplies to school children from low-income families.

"I wasn’t going to cry, but I’m a cry baby so I can’t help it," Jenny said on the awards stage. "It just shows how much it warms my heart to see so many blessed and from our blessings in honor of my nephew…It’s one thing to be a celebrity, but it means nothing if you can’t help somebody."

Sweet!

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J.Cole‘s still riding the success of his newest album Born Sinner.

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The cast of VH1′s newest scripted hit, "Hit The Floor", hit the carpet looking fab.  Logan Browning, Katherine Bailess, and Taylour Paige brought their Devil Girls camaraderie to the carpet to do some hosting duties.

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Sexy look for Taylour.

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And super cute look for Logan.

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Fab chick and "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" co-star Camille Winbush hit the carpet. 

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Philanthropist Russell Simmons made his way to the Awards.

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"Access Hollywood" correspondent Shaun Robinson hit the carpet in a sexy striped dress.

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VH1′s "Hollywood Exes" co-stars Sheree Fletcher & Shamicka Lawrence got fab on the carpet.

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Ne-Yo made his way to the event.

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And Queen Latifah received her award from LL Cool J.  By the way, she’s making her way back to daytime TV this fall.  Will you be watching her new talk show?

 

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SPOTTED ON THE SET: Gabby Union Flaunts Her New Blonde ‘Do For Chris Rock’s New Project + Jennifer Hudson Goofs Around On Weight Watchers Commercial Set

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Jennifer Hudson is still on her Weight Watchers hustle.  The spokeswoman was spotted on the NYC set for the newest WW commercial today.  Check out the pics of the fab chick goofing around with the paps inside, plus Gabrielle Union looking pretty damn flawless on the set of Chris Rock’s new project inside…

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Hello blondie!  Gabrielle Union showed off her new blonde hair and sparkling skin in a red dress walking into the set of Chris Rock‘s new film, "The Untitled Chris Rock Project" in New York City today.

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The "Being Mary Jane" actress spent much of this month over in China with her man Dwyane Wade as he promoted his new sneaker.  So now, it’s back to business for the YBF chick.  Her BET show starts January 2014.

 

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Winnie actress J-Hud kept it cute and casual in a grey sweater and skinny jeans today as she filmed her new Weight Watchers commercial also in NYC today:

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Cute.  She and her fiance David are staying mum about their upcoming wedding plans, but they’re def still spending time — and documenting it on Instagram — as a cute lil family with their baby boy David, Jr.

 

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“Basketball Wives” Stars Tami, Evelyn And Shaunie DISH To UPSCALE On Weight Issues, Domestic Abuse & Backlash, REVEAL Why Jennifer & Royce Are “Non-Motherf***ing Factors”

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In the latest issue UPSCALE Magazine, Tami Roman, Evelyn Lozada and Shaunie O’Neal of VH1′s controversial reality show "Basketball Wives" open about their off-screen drama and why Jennifer Williams and Royce Reed weren’t welcomed back.  Get the details inside…

 

VH1′s controversial water-cooler reality show "Basketball Wives" is set to return for a fifth season, but its stars Tami Roman, Shaunie O’Neal and Evelyn Lozada will be handling things a bit differently this go round.  In the June/July 2013 issue of UPSCALE Magazine, the ladies, who look white hot on the cover, address the public backlash the show received (including an online petition to get it cancelled), fallout from Jennifer Williams’ assault and Evelyn’s spinoff reality show.    

The revealing chat also touches on off-camera issues like Tami speaking on her weight and Evelyn speaking on her domestic abuse case that spilled over onto the screen.  And of course, each woman had her own opinion about former castmates like Royce Reed and others who will not be returning.  Here are the highlights:

On the negativity of BBW and the consequential loss of advertisers:

“[It] was so difficult to deal with when it was airing and when it was all over with. I remember saying, ‘what the hell just happened? This isn’t us; we’re mothers, we’re businesswomen. We have to be smarter. We have to represent ourselves a lot better.’”—Shaunie O’Neal

“People were connecting my behavior on the show with the incident with Chad. They were like, ‘Well if she acts like that on the show, then I’m sure she acts like that at home.’ I’m a totally different person at home.” —Eveyln Lozada

“I was very depressed last summer. I was dealing with some things that were going on with my mother and everything that was happening with the backlash from the show. I started eating everything under the sun. I blew up to about 190-ish pounds. I’m a tall girl, so I wear it well, but I was bordering between [size] 14 and 16 in my clothes.”—Tami Roman

“By the time we did the [season four] reunion we all agreed enough is enough. We had a group talk and were all definitely on the same page. We heard the messages loud and clear. We knew we had to do better. It was an eye opener.” —Shaunie O’Neal

On the decision to cut Jennifer Williams and Royce Reed from the series:

“It was a chemistry thing. It just became awkward to film or even come up with a conversation. It just wasn’t working for TV.”
—Shaunie O’Neal

"Royce has been a non-motherf—ing factor for the last two seasons, so it just didn’t make sense anymore. And as for Jennifer—Shaunie is [being] nice but I’m going to tell you this—we don’t condone the incident with Jennifer, but we do reality TV. You know something’s bound to happen when you put a bunch of women together and there’s a lot of behind the scenes conversation and gossip going on. So when Jennifer went on this whole anti-show campaign, it was a little tough for us as cast members.”
—Evelyn Lozada

 

The fifth season of Miami’s "Basketball Wives" kicks off on VH1 in August.

CONCERT FAB: Beyonce & Jay-Z Show Some PDA On Stage For SOUND OF CHANGE Performance + Jennifer Lopez & Mary J. Blige Rock “Come Together”

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The Carters weren’t scared to show their PDA on stage at tonight’s Sound Of Change charity concert for Gucci’s Chime For Change organization.  Co-founder Beyonce took the stage in London and brought out her man during "Crazy In Love," plus powerful women like Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige and more took the stage to be the voice of so many women around the world who need one.

 

Check out the performances inside…

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Rocking a sexy leather and sheer leotard, Beyonce took over the evening with a performance complete with "Grown Woman," "At Last," and more.  And Mrs. Carter already posted a few pics on stage with her honey, who repped for the fellas who support women’s rights, during "Crazy In Love." 

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Cute.

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Here’s her performance of "Grown Woman":

And she rocked a rendition of Sam Cooke’s "A Change Is Gonna Come":

 

J.Lo & MJB made a surprise collabo together for a performance of "Come Together":

And Florence + The Machine’s "Dog Days Are Over":

Fab performances for a fab cause.

 

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TV FAB: Jennifer Hudson NEGOTIATING A RETURN To “American Idol” As A JUDGE?! + Russell Simmons INKS Two-Year DEAL With HBO

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Industy insiders report that Jennifer Hudson is negotiating a return to ""American Idol" as a judge.  Get the deets on the deal inside find out about Russell Simmons new deal with HBO.

 

According to entertainment insiders, Jennifer Hudson and her team are negotiaing the Oscar-winner’s return to "American Idol" for Season 13.  A source told The Wrap, "She got the offer and her reps are currently negotiating with [the show's production company] Fremantle."

But Jennifer won’t be the only former AI contestant at the table.  The insider explained that AI execs have devised a brilliant plan to bring back it’s core audience.

"The show’s producers feel they’ve lost their core audience. And they want to bring back former contestants in order to tell their core audience, ‘We love you.’ They know they’ve made some major mistakes over the past few seasons and they want to make it right with their fans."

So how do they plan to make it right?  In addition to Jennifer, sources say Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken have all been mentioned for the AI All-Star panel.

In other "Idol" news, Randy Jackson officially announced his departure from the show earlier this week.  During a talk with ABC NEWS, he explained, “I really have always felt that people made too much of the judges and not enough of the talent." 

And while explaining that he was not forced out or fired, Randy hinted that it was simply time to move on.  “I don’t think it’s a ‘Why give it up now?  I just think that I’ve been through a lot of iterations of the show.”

Good luck Randy…we’ll miss you dawg!

 

In other television news….

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With tv classics like "Def Comedy Jam" and "Run’s House" already under his belt, media mogul Russell Simmons is set to make more tv history again.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russell signed a two-year deal to create projects for HBO. We’re not sure what Russell has in store for the network, but he’s always done a great job of creating programs that allow hip hop to shine.

In addition to co-founding the Def Jam label, Mr. Simmons published the New York Times best-seller Do You! 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success and founded GlobalGrind.com.

Congrats to Russell! We’re looking forward to your HBO projects…

 

 

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