When it comes to soul, Team Cee Lo’s Nicholas David is ahead of the competition. The 31-year-old singer took The Voice stage by storm last night with his rendition of “Lean on Me,” complete with a full gospel choir. Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Nicholas on the red carpet following the show, where he talked Jennifer Hudson, his live-show performance, and his family’s reaction. Wetpaint Entertainment: What was it like working with Jennifer Hudson? Nicholas David: Super cool! Walking in there was a wild surprise. I walk in and at first they are like, "OK, when you hug Cee Lo, go around on this side of the piano." Then I was like, "OK," and going in there I sipped water and I spilled water on my beard so I was kind of confused and then I look up and I thought, "Oh, there’s a girl by Cee Lo." When I got closer, I was like, "Wait a minute. That girl’s Jennifer Hudson. Holy smokes!" That was wild! But, then again, super cool because this adventure never ceases to amaze me — the surprises and the turns. Were you excited to be able to show off your piano skills tonight? Yes, yes through the roof. I was super pumped and again it felt so comfortable and I felt like I was at home. The choir was pretty fun. Whose idea was that? Mine. When we were in the group, they were like, "What else do you hear?" and I said, "A choir. Can we get a choir?" and they said, "We’ll see what we can do." And then I found out that it was the Agape Love Choir who is under Beckwith Spiritual Center, and I’ve studied some of his stuff and it’s just cool to be in alignment with this stuff and things that you sought out, you turn and they are right next to you and you are doing it together. It’s truly amazing! How do you feel about the performance? Do you think that America liked it? I think so. I mean judging just from the response of the room and then talking with my family, I think I hit some people’s hearts and that’s all I’m truly trying to do while I’m here. Did you get to talk to your family right after you performed? A real quick phone call? Yeah. Real fast. My dad was crying, my mom was crying, my sister was crying, my brother was laughing and really pumped up, my business partner was crying. Again just speaking their heart, and that’s what I’m trying to do for real. Does your whole family get together every week and have a viewing party when you’re on? And yeah this week something was wild. At my buddy’s restaurant in Eagan — they got together with an Eagan local paper and the NBC affiliate and they did a viewing party there so the town that I grew up in, everybody came together and my dad said the whole place was crying. How do you feel about going into the results tomorrow? I feel like I came in and did what I needed to do. If you go home tomorrow will you feel like you got everything you could of this experience? Yeah. That and more.Do you think Nicholas could win? Weigh in below!
Oprah Winfrey’s latest move proves her power is incomparable.
CNN Money reports the mogul’s announcement to invest in Weight Watchers boosted shares by 80 percent on Monday.
The OWN founder will join forces with Weight Watchers — with Winfrey taking a seat on the company’s board — which will allow her to take on an advising role and engage in the company’s program.
Weight Watchers will focus the shift from weight loss to health and wellness, broadening the brand.
Over the years, the company has suffered greatly with the rise of free mobile health apps. Sales for Weight Watchers were down by 22 percent and barely made profits in the...
Allee Willis’ resume is the kind of thing people can only dream of. A GRAMMY and Emmy-winning songwriter, she’s penned hits for everyone from Earth, Wind & Fire (“September”) to The Pointer Sisters (“Neutron Dance”) to Pet Shop Boys (“What Have I Done to Deserve This?”). Then there’s the fact that she wrote one of the most beloved theme songs of all time: “I’ll Be There For You,” from Friends.
Still, songwriting is just a fraction of what she does. She’s also a multimedia artist, producer, music video director, set designer, art collector and curator (if you haven’t already, you must visit...
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Surprise! A new Spike Lee joint is ready, coming into theaters in the middle of Oscar season. Amazon Studios came on board to finance Lee’s “Chi-Raq” earlier this year, but few thought the drama would be released in 2015. It's a movie that looks at the widespread murder in Chicago —though it's also said to include comedy and musical elements— and Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate recently stepped up to partner with Amazon to release the film theatrically. Here’s the official synopsis:
Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by...
First Look: Jennifer Hudson Has a Pair of Jeans Named After Her Thanks to New York & Company
10/21/2015 at 06:54 PM ET
Signs that you’re a bonafide star (aside from singing for the Pope or winning an Academy Award) — having a pair of jeans named after you. New York & Company just debuted their new “Jennifer Hudson Jean” and if you’ve ever been skeptical of a high-waisted pant, this piece is completely going to change your mind.
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Hudson told PeopleStyle she’s pumped to partner with the company to create the perfect jeans. “For me, comfort...
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Jennifer Hudson’s unshakeable spirit and confidence has certainly been tested by some of the events in her life, but she credits her new outlook on life to her 6-year-old son, David.
In an interview with Glamour magazine, she opened up about how David “saved her life,” following the 2008 murders of her mother, nephew and brother at the hands of her sister’s estranged husband, William Balfour.
Hudson says she’s extremely guarded when it comes to discussing those tragedies.
“It’s frustrating as hell to me to have somebody who ain’t lost nothing try to talk to me about it,” she said....