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Cats, cats film, Entertainment, Film, Idris Elba, Idris Elba news, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Music, Sabrina Dowhre, Taylor Swift -

  It looks like Idris Elba is on the prowl for another big film role.  According to reports, the actor is in talks to star in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s hit musical, Cats.  Tons of stars have already signed on to the movie that will be directed by Tom Hooper, including Jennifer […]

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Aretha Franklin Funeral, Entertainment, Jennifer Hudson, National, News, stevie wonder, Yolanda Adams -

NEW YORK (AP) — An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, […]

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Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin tribute, Entertainment, Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson, News, Top Stories, Video -

We're all feeling incredibly sad about the passing of Aretha Franklin, but an argument between two grieving fans led to an unbelievable altercation. 

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Emails reveal that Mayor de Blasio and Christine Marinoni, the wife of former actress-turned-politician Cynthia Nixon, once tried to convince Jennifer Hudson not to perform at a charter school run by the mayor's rival.

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A Wrinkle In Time, Ava Duvernay, Beyoncé, Black History, Courtney Kemp, Diahann Carroll, Entertainment, Film, Issa Rae, Jennifer Hudson, Lena Waithe, Mara Brock Akil, Patrick RIley, Selma, Television, That's What Friends Are For: On The Women Who Inspired Me, TheGrio Originals -

Patrick Riley has been a celebrated entertainment journalist for more than 25 years and his new book, That’s What Friends Are For: On The Women Who Inspired Me, highlights some of the women who helped shape his career. What made you want to write this tribute to women? From as early as when I was […]

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#MuteRKelly, Anthony Hamilton, Entertainment, Featured, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson, Kittie Jones, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Music, Opinions, Pharrell, R Kelly, TheGrio Originals, Xscape -

Despite decades of allegations of sexual abuse levied against superstar, R. Kelly, the music world continues to celebrate the controversial singer and his music. In the time of #MeToo, it’s particularly troubling that some of music’s biggest names have no problem endorsing his brand of baby-making music, despite the deeply disturbing mental pictures painted by […]

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2 Chainz, BET Awards, French Montana, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Hudson, Prince, Style, Yara Shahidi -

Prince’s musical and fashion legacy were on display at the 2016 BET Awards, which were held on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Musical artists Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Usher and Alicia Keys all gave memorable performances throughout broadcast that lasted more than three and a half hours. But the night belonged […]

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2 Chainz, BET Awards, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Jesse Williams, Lil Wayne, Prince, Television -

It was the elephant in every room throughout BET Experience (BETX) weekend in Los Angeles: The network had all but boxed itself into a corner with regard to delivering a moving tribute to the late artist Prince — after tossing singer Madonna’s Billboard Awards performance clean under the bus last month. “It’s a lot of […]

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American Idol, Entertainment, J-Hud, Jennifer Hudson, Musical, NBC, Smash, Television -

NEW YORK (AP) - After winning an Academy Award and a Grammy, Jennifer Hudson is taking a roundabout route to give theater a try...

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Entertainment, Jennifer Hudson, NBC, Smash, Star, Steven Spielberg, Uncategorized -

theGRIO REPORT - Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson is set to star on NBC's 'Smash'...

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Clothing Line, Entertainment, Fashion, Jennifer Hudson, Living, Music, Plus Size Model, QVC, Weight Watchers -

Jennifer Hudson is a singer, actress, Weight Watchers representative, author and now, finally, a clothing designer...

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Chicago, Entertainment, J-Hud, Jennifer Hudson, Murder, Retrial, Trial, William Balfour -

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago says he'll decide next month on the request for a new trial for the man convicted of killing three members of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's family.

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