2006 Upgrades: Whitney Houston and Jennifer Hudson

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Before/Upgraded

Even if it was only for one night, it was good to be reminded what Whitney Houston looked like without rocks and Bobby.


Before/Upgraded

Now if Jhud can get with the other American Idol girl and help the poor child out.

Matthew and Tina Knowles’ War with Jennifer Hudson

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When Matthew Knowles is not snorting Yay , he does try to manage artists these days. It is being reported by the E Channel that Matthew is hating on Jhud because she refused to sign with his management company and because she dissed him, he tried to get her role in Dreamgirls cut down. Be careful Jennifer, Matthew Knowles is known for smashing careers up, ask LaTavia and Letoya.

Via E Online:

“He tried to sign her halfway through production of Dreamgirls because he wanted to be her manager,” my source says, “but Jennifer turned him down. That’s when things really went south.”…I’m told that Daddy was so insulted by her refusal to sign with him that he demanded the movie be re-edited to lessen Hudson’s screen time and boost Beyoncé’s. He argued that his daughter was being shortchanged but was rebuffed by the studio and the filmmakers. In one meeting with director Bill Condon, I’m told, Beyoncé’s mom, Tina, went into a “tirade” about how he ruined the movie for her daughter. “It was supposed to be her Oscar role,” Tina hissed, according to a source…..

Jhud Nominated for Golden Globe

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Jennifer Hudson was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress today. Beyonce got a nomination for best actress for musical or comedy (separate from Best Actress-General) and Eddie Murphy got a nod for best supporting actor. Reports surfaced last week that the studio behind Dreamgirls was lobbying for Beyonce to cop Best Actress awards despite Jhud’s star performance. Beyonce also copped a nomination for Best Song. The Golden Globe Awards are pretty much the “Pre-Oscars”. Will Smith and Forest Whitaker got nods for Best Actor. Click here for full list.

Source

New York Daily News last week:

Jennifer Hudson’s fans are outraged that studio execs are putting their money on her “Dreamgirls” co-star Beyonce Knowles to win an Academy Award for Best Actress – while relegating Hudson to the Best Supporting Actress category. But we hear Hudson herself is grateful for the second billing.

Beyonce Rockin New Implants?

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Beyonce was looking like she just adopted some Saline twins last night.

Has Beyonce gone full blown Hollyweird with the Saline?

This is Beyonce last week. You be the judge. Poor record sales, Jennifer Hudson Oscar buzz….time to enlarge the rack? If so, it has to stop at the lacefront wigs and the implants. If anything, the trace of that mustache needed to go.

Jennifer Hudson Wins Breakthrough Award for Dreamgirls

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As we noted the last three weeks, Jhud is blowing up and received the Hollywood Life Breakthrough Award last night. We like Jhud but that dress and boot combo has to go. She could show a little more of that natural rack to compliment her pretty face as well.

Jennifer Hudson Blowing Up

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We are not talking about her weight. Jennifer is now popping up on magazine covers and it is very refreshing for some new talent to get some shine. Scan ganked from Straight Outta NYC. This cover doesn’t do Jennifer any justice, it has her looking like a weaved up chipmunk (with a nice rack). For more pics of Jhud and the cover article, click here.

Who Looked More Bangin? Beyonce vs. Jennifer Hudson

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Stars were out in force last night in NYC for the premiere of Dreamgirls including Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson. WE MUST ASK, WHO LOOKED MORE BANGIN?

Sometimes pictures are worth 1000 words as the cliche goes. We don’t believe there is no friction between Beyonce and Jennifer, YOU NEED MORE PEOPLE!

And sometimes 2000. The Dave Matthews Band sang it best: “THE SPACE BETWEEN US”.

Damn, Beyonce is Fine

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Beyonce had her best face on during the ‘TODAY SHOW’ on NBC today where she performed. The only thing the public may not be tired of with Beyonce is her crawling on the floor and showing her backs in some tight jeans. WE HAVE SEEN “WHAT YOU GOT”, OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN! Time for some fresh faces and talent.

Beyonce on jealousy rumors and Jennifer Hudson getting all the shine for DREAMGIRLS via People Magazine:

“I knew that the character that I played wasn’t the star,” Knowles, 25, told reporters on Saturday about knowing full well that her Diana Ross-esque role of Deena Jones was less meaty than Hudson’s part as Effie White – a part that is already getting Hudson Oscar buzz. “She wasn’t the underdog. She didn’t have the struggle and the pain and the dramatic scenes that Effie had, and I was fine with that.” Taking the role was about proving herself as an actress. “I’m already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing,” Knowles said. “I did this because I wanted people to know that I can act and I can play someone so different from myself.” “Because I’m a star they just automatically assume that I’m not humble enough to sit down and take a back seat, which I am.” But the R&B star did admit that she would have liked to have sung Effie’s song, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” a showstopper that, in large part, helped get Jennifer Holliday a Tony Award for best actress for the original 1981 Broadway version of Dreamgirls. “I mean,” said Knowles, “I wish I could’ve gained 20 pounds and played Effie.” Asked if she’d really have packed on the weight for the part, Knowles said, “Yes. I absolutely would have, but Bill (Condon, the movie’s writer-director) didn’t even believe that I could be Deena. So imagine if I would’ve said, ‘Bill, I want to be Effie.’ ” And Knowles has high praise for Hudson’s portrayal of Effie. “Jennifer Hudson had such a pressure, first of all, never being in a film and never have done an album and still having to live up to those expectations,” said Knowles. “She did incredible.”


Jennifer Hudson and Designer Tom Ford

Hmmm, I guess Beyonce didn’t want to be the first Black woman to win a Grammy and Oscar after all. SMH at Beyonce undermining Jennifer’s shine by suggestingg their different roles are the main reason Jennifer is getting the buzz and not her.

Beyonce watching Jennifer Hudson during filming: Damn, this bitch is good, wonder if I still can cop that Oscar, going to call Mama Tina on this one.

Jennifer Hudson Stealing Beyonce’s ‘Dreamgirls’ Shine?

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Jennifer Hudson on far left, cast of Dreamgirls

The talented Jennifer Hudson may have been kicked to the curb by the American Idol judges but something much bigger may be on the horizon, an Oscar for her performance in the move Dreamgirls. Beyonce has said her dream to to become the first Black woman to win a Grammy and an Oscar and is thought to be in contention for an Oscar but the current Oscar buzz is that Jennifer Hudson is the breakout star in the movie.

According to our friends over at TMZ:

Entertainment Weekly believes Jennifer’s a shoo-in for a Best Supporting Actress nod, and New York Times reporter David Carr flat out says that Hudson “steals the show.” Even Oprah called up the songstress and told her it was a “transcendent performance.”

Everyone else will have to wait for December 15 to see whose star shines the brightest and is Oscar worthy. To view the trailer for the movie, click here
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