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Color on the Cover: Jennifer Hudson’s Resilience Revealed in Entertainment Weekly

Posted on April 3, 2009 with 1 Comment

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”Too often we look at things through human eyes. But when you look at the world spiritually, it makes far more sense. I don’t think I would be here without it.”

Entertainment Weekly cover girl Jennifer Hudson says of relying on her religion and work for strength after her family’s murder in the magazine’s April 10, 2009 issue.

Tyler Perry Writes Movie For Jennifer Hudson: ‘It’d be Really Cathartic For Her’

Posted on February 19, 2009 with No Comments

Jennifer Hudson‘s resilience and strength through her family murder tragedy has inspired art–at least in the form of an upcoming Tyler Perry movie.

“I just wrote a movie for her that I’m really excited about,” the 39-year-old media mogul told People magazine at the premiere of Madea Goes to Jail. “I’m hoping she’ll be able to do it.”

“Looking and talking to [Jennifer], there’s sadness in her eyes, but my thoughts and prayers are always with her,” Perry added. “That’s one of the reasons why I want her to do this role, because I think it’d be really cathartic for her to take it on and work through some things.”

Of the prospective project, Perry says, “[Jennifer] says that she’s been wanting to work with me for a a very long time and I definitely want to work with her. We just have to find the right time.”

Jennifer Hudson Wins Three NAACP Image Awards

Posted on February 13, 2009 with No Comments


Grammy and Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson took home three NAACP Image Awards on Thursday in the categories, best new artist, outstanding collaboration and best album.

Hudson, who suffered the tragic loss of her mother, sister and nephew, had been nominated in an impressive seven categories and received a standing ovation by the crowd.

Both Chris Brown and Rihanna, who were absent from the event, were nominated for Image Awards. Jamie Foxx beat out Brown in the category of outstanding male artist while Beyonce won over Rihanna for outstanding female artist of the year.

The NAACP celebrates it’s 100th anniversary this year.

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS

Just Like Oscars, Jennifer Hudson Beats Beyonce in NAACP Award Nominations

Posted on January 7, 2009 with 6 Comments

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A grieving Jennifer Hudson leads the pack with seven NAACP Image Award nominations, which were announced Wednesday (by hottie Corbin Bleu!) in both film and music categories.

Hudson faces off with Beyonce Knowles (who is up for six awards) and Alicia Keys in the outstanding female music artist, best music video and outstanding supporting actress categories.

Hudson, who starred with Keys and Queen Latifah in The Secret Life of Bees, is nominated for her acting in the film with Keys, while Beyonce is up for her role as Etta James in Cadillac Records.

The 40th NAACP Image Awards will air on Feb. 12 and will be hosted by Halle Berry and Tyler Perry.

Color on the Cover: Jennifer Hudson’s Family Tragedy Detailed in People & Us Weekly

Posted on October 29, 2008 with No Comments

The family tragedy of one of America’s biggest rising stars, Jennifer Hudson, is the subject of both People and Us Weekly magazine’s latest issues.

Detailing the horrific events that have occurred in the last week, which took the lives of Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, her brother Jason, and 7-year-old nephew Julian King, the magazines highlight Hudson’s agony and quest for answers.

Blindie applauds both People and Us Weekly for shedding light on this tragedy and making it a point to tell the story–for once–of a black family’s anguish.

Ga Ga: The Secret Life of Bees Trailer with 90210 2.0′s Tristan Wilds & Jennifer Hudson

Posted on October 3, 2008 with No Comments

Singing “Baby I Need Your Loving,” 90210 2.0′s Tristan Wilds plays the adorable, nearly perfect and ambitious Zach Taylor in the film adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s bestselling novel, The Secret Life of Bees.

In the film, Lily (Dakota Fanning) runs away from her emotionally withdrawn father with her maid and only friend, Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson). They find solace in the fiercely independent South Carolina home of the Boatwright Sisters (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys & Sophie Okonedo), who are beekeepers.

Despite their skin color, Lily falls for Zach and eventually finds the secret to her late mother’s past.

The film opens October 17.