FREE Jennifer Hudson Newsletter

Want the hottest news in your inbox?
ONE email a week — No spam we promise!
No Thanks →

Say “Hello” to ArtPeace, the intriguing new musical duo of Taura Stinson and Chrissy DePauw. With their self-described “Folk&B” sound that marries Stinson’s extensive experience as a songwriter for the likes of Raphael Saadiq, Kayne West, and Jennifer Hudson with Depauw’s acoustic style honed through countless hours performing on the Santa Monica Promenade, ArtPeace hope to free the bodies, minds, spirits, and souls of their listeners.

With their debut video “Hi:)” from their forthcoming debut album Free Music, ArtPeace is off to an incredible start. The Adam Tillman-Young directed clip aims to use UV light to create a fascinating visual language “exposing...

23 About 9 hours ago

Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estefan, Harry Connick Jr. and other entertainers performed for a jubilant crowd Friday, Sept. 25, at a concert to welcome Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S. and celebrate his message of faith and goodwill.

Pope Francis Is Releasing a Rock Album -- This Is Not a Joke

The event, called "A Journey in Faith," stretched for two hours at Madison Square Garden with performers standing on a white elevated stage that would soon transform into the altar from which the pope would celebrate Mass.

Hudson, the Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning singer, sang "Hallelujah"...

7 1 day ago

and performed in front of Pope Francis during his visit to New York. The former took the stage before a mass at Madison Square Garden on Friday, September 25 while the latter sang during the Pope's visit to the United Nations.

"" alum Hudson, who looked elegant in a Prabal Gurung blue gown with a long cape, belted out the classic song "Hallelujah". She gushed on Instagram, "U can't put limits on God! It was such an honor to sing for pope Francis mass, on this evening!"

Another performer...

26 1 day ago

Jennifer Hudson Stashed a Tube of Lipstick Where?!

10/01/2015 at 01:06 PM ET

No clutch? No problem! At least that was the case for Jennifer Hudson, who opted to carry her itty-bitty red carpet essentials in a not-so-secret compartment — her cleavage!

Jennifer Hudson

The singer attended the New York City Ballet Gala on Wednesday night, and she definitely dressed to impress in a gorgeous off-the-shoulder gold Prabal Gurung gown. Hudson accessorized the glittering number with a pair of shimmery strappy sandals and a tube of luxe lipstick stashed deep in the front her strapless dress.

“And couldn’t fit my lipstick in those...

24 3 days ago

(AllHipHop News) Award winning singer/actress Jennifer Hudson will headline the “Stand for School Equality” rally on Wednesday, September 30 in Brooklyn. Along with Hudson, “The Man” singer Aloe Blacc and legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff are scheduled to perform. The event will feature over 15,000 parents, educators, and students calling for an end to New York City’s separate and unequal schools. Families for Excellent Schools is sponsoring the rally at Cadman Plaza. Attendees will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall in Manhattan to demand change to NYC’s education system. Parents will call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to honor his campaign promise to end inequality and provide families...

4 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The stars are coming out for the papal visit.

Celebrities including Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin and Andrea Bocelli will be performing at papal events in New York City and Philadelphia. Pope Francis is visiting those cities, as well as Washington, during his first trip to the United States from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27.

Officials with the Archdiocese of New York announced performers for an afternoon concert at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25, before Pope Francis celebrates Mass there in the evening. Along with Hudson and Estefan, performers scheduled to appear include Harry Connick, Jr., Norm...

54 18 days ago

Just as we thought, Aretha Franklin is cool with Jennifer Hudson playing her in a new biopic. We’re thrilled about it too!

Jennifer Hudson is reportedly in talks to star as Aretha Franklin in an as-yet-untitled biopic by Universal Pictures. Riding on the heels of his recent box office success, Scott Bernstein, producer of Straight Outta Compton, is set to head up the biopic after getting the rights and blessing to Franklin’s story from Franklin herself.

The story will follow Franklin and the influence that her personal relationships, both good and bad, had on her music and career. She also said she wanted...

91 18 days ago

AAHH! Fest 2015 Has Been Cancelled

Unfortunately, Common and Donda House’s AAHH! Fest will be taking the year off. Festival spokesperson Micaeh Johnson recently spoke to the Tribune and announced that the festival will not be taking place in Union Park this year due to a ‘demanding year,’ but will be returning in September 2016.


The West Side festival, which featured comedian Dave Chappelle and Chicago natives Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Jennifer Hudson last year, will return in September 2016, fest spokeswoman Micaeh Johnson said in an email to the Tribune. Auditions slated to be held this month were canceled.

“Keeping with...

53 18 days ago

According to The Wrap, Jennifer Hudson is in early talks to play Aretha Franklin in a biopic that’s being developed by Straight Outta Compton producer Scott Bernstein. The Wrap cites the ever-trustworthy “individual familiar with the project,” as well as a report from The Tracking Board, both of which apparently came upon this information separately. Nothing official has been decided yet, but one of Hudson’s representatives did confirm to The Wrap that “conversations have taken place,” so that might as well mean that this is happening.

The Franklin biopic—which doesn’t have a title yet, even though Respect is sitting right...

2 sources 18 days ago

We expect a lot from our celebrities' fashion sense, whether it's on the red carpet, magazine covers, or in the intimacy of their own bedroom selfies. And though they can hire stylists to do all the thinking for them, it's nice to see a few taking matters into their own hands by doing a bit of homework. That is what we assume draws select celebs to the front row at New York Fashion Week.

Well, that and the fact that watching fashions debut on the runway can be every bit as exciting as sitting front row at a stadium concert. Then,...

50 18 days ago

When The Color Purple makes its return to Broadway this fall, it will be doing so with an amazing array of talent.

Along with Jennifer Hudson, who will play the role of Shug Avery, we have Cynthia Enrivo, who wowed fans in the London production as Celie, and Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) who will be taking on the role of Sofia.

Jennifer and Cynthia recently recorded a duet together of the play’s title track, which will be featured in the show when it begins previews on November 10, and then opens...

31 18 days ago

After the success of Straight Outta Compton — it garnered a whopping $60.2 million at the box office on opening weekend alone and sparked the release of a new Dr. Dre album — the movie’s producer is reportedly eyeing Jennifer Hudson for a role in a biopic about Aretha Franklin.

The Wrap reports that Compton producer Scott Bernstein is working on a version of the biopic for his own SMB Films. The project is untitled and has been in the works for several years, but it will focus on Franklin’s rise to prominence during the ’60s and ’70s...

25 18 days ago