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Angela Bassett: Black Nativity Set Exclusive

Angela Bassett photographed on the set of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity currently filming on location in NYC.

Angela Bassett photographed on the set of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity currently filming on location in NYC.

There are some folks that we cannot deny being die hard admirers of…  Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker easily make the list.  Without a doubt two of the most talented actors around.  That’s fact.  These two have joined forces – along with Jennifer Hudson and Jacob Latimore (not pictured) – to bring Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity classic to the big screen.  The film is slated for a 2014 release and makes for a mandatory ‘save the date’ must see note.  And perhaps it will arrive early enough for the x-mas end of the year season. Read the rest of this entry »

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William Balfour: Sentenced to Life in Prison for Triple Murder


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William Balfour receives life sentencing for the triple of murder of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew.

William Balfour, the man found guilty of murdering singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and young nephew, in 2008, has been handed three life sentencings, reports state.  A Cook County judge handed down the life behind bars decision, for the triple murder, on Tuesday.

Circuit Judge Charles Burns denied a request from Balfour’s attorney for a new trial, reports USA Today.

Balfour, Hudson’s brother-in-law, was convicted of the heinous acts a little over a year ago and is believed to have gunned down the trio after a jealous rage involving his estranged wife dating another man.

Although no sentencing can bring back Hudson’s loved ones, we do hope this brings some type of closure for the talented American Idol alum after having gone through such a horrific tragedy.

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Jennifer Hudson: Pampers Lullaby Listening Party


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Jennifer Hudson attends the Pampers hosted Lullaby recording listening party at E-Space in NYC

OSCAR winning actress, GRAMMY winning singer and over-all beauty queen Jennifer Hudson has proven her vocal prowess, repeatedly, by tackling songs originated by the likes of Gladys Knight and Jennifer Holiday.   Her covers are as poignant as the divas before her.  Girl’s voice is no joke!  So what’s a golden voiced new mom left to do?  Record a cover of the classic Lullaby!  Cuz you know, babies ain’t looking to hear no razzle dazzle when its nap time.  And if you can’t get the sentiment right, they will let you know it.  So as she tackles the last frontier – babies – Pampers hosted a special listening party for Hudson’s latest venture at E-Space, yesterday, right here in NYC!

Truth be told, we wouldn’t want to sleep a wink while girlfriend is at the mic.  So we’d be just as difficult as a nap-seeking toddler full of fuss.  But that’s not to say that J-Hud couldn’t put our troubles to rest right quick if she put her mind to it!

We dashed into mid-town to catch her quick step-and-repeat and, although she was some twenty minutes late, we were all giddy when she stepped out full of smiles and eye contact!

For a quick listen head over to Pampers‘ official Facebook page for a free download!

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Rihanna: Met Gala Women

Rihanna conjures up Pippy Longstocking for the Costume Institute’s Fete honoring Alexander McQueen

The Met Gala rolled around – once again – last night.  The famed Costume Institutes annual fete celebrating the world of fashion, lead by non-other than Vogue editrix Anna Wintour at the helm.  This years event celebrated Alexander McQueen’s vision, aptly titled “Savage Beauty.”  And there was a lot of both savagery and tons of beauty!  Lea Michele, Evan Rachel Wood, Gwyneth Paltrow, preggers Kate Hudson, Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, her madgesty Madonna, Fergie, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Hudson, Saoirse Ronan, Penelope Cruz in Oscar de la Renta, a Pippy Long Stocking-esque Rihanna, the ever dramatic Renee Zelwegger and a booed Beyonce. Read the rest of this entry »

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Amanda Seyfried: The Women of Vanity Fair

Little Red Riding Hood’s Amanda Seyfried at the Vanity Fair 2011 Party in West Hollywood

Of all the beauty at the Vanity Fair OSCAR party, held at The Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood – and there was tons – we have to say that Amanda Seyfried stopped us in our tracks.  The girl is not only beautiful but playful.  If only we were straight we would look to whisk her and that white fabulous frock and beautiful eyes of hers off to the Casba for a romp!

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Hope 4 Haiti: Earthquake Relief Telethon

George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Jack Nicholson at Hope for Haiti Telethon

When George Clooney picks up the phone and asks his colleagues for help, it seems folks come a running from every walk of entertainment.  From Madonna to Daniel Craig, Jennifer Hudsonn and Taylor Lautner to Mel Gibson and beyond…  That’s clout!  And it’s amazing to see it happen.

 There is little to be said about last night’s “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief“, that hasn’t already been stated, so I won’t even try to come up with some double entendre, glib comment or slight innuendo.  Just don’t go thinking it will be common practice henceforth.

It’s just a good cause asking for desperately needed aid for a country that, on a good day, can use help.  Throw in this massive quake, which has left the nation devastated, and they not only need global aid but everything else the world can spare. 

I of all folks know it is hard to give when you barely have enough yourself – but as Stevie Wonder attested while manning the phones on the program, “a whole lot of littles make a whole lot of lots.”  Give whatever you can spare.

Madonna sings "Like a Prayer" on the Hope for Haiti Telethon

Daniel Craig Mans Phonebank at Hope for Haiti Telethon

Mel Gibson Mans Phonebank at Hope for Haiti

Taylor Lautner Mans Phones on Haiti Telethon

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Jennifer Hudson: NY Event Run

Hot mama – Jennifer Hudson, was everywhere this past week in NY. And had I not been snubbed by the Whitney Gala handlers, I would have additional pics of the fabulous double threat.

But such was the lament as a certain mousy blond in cheap shoes reneged on a credential although word from fellow paps on the inside was along the line of there being room for more. How do we spell bitch? I believe it starts with a C – as in clarity.

This insult was exacerbated by the knowledge of a certain blogger being afforded a spot on the arrivals line. Oddly enuf said blogger never has anything original to post and, on average, simply posts the captions entered into the photos he publishes by the likes of people like me. Most original that one.

But no worries – the universe thus provide – as Ms. Hudson popped up at the Angel Ball benefit at Cipriani Wall Street and made for a welcomed breath of freshness to the red carpet.

Relax, relate, release!

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Jennifer Hudson: VH1 Diva

Here is a video clip of chanteuse and new momma Jennifer Hudson (pictured at the OUT Magazine Awards,) performing at BAM during the VH1 Divas concert a few days ago.

I didn’t make it out to Brooklyn to cover the event so am all to happy to rejoice in this clip of the diva performing her hit “Spotlight” live!

Work it out Diva!

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Jennifer Visits the Block

Here is Jennifer Lopez as she leaves a West Village recording studio in NYC yesterday.

I have little clue what her West Village visit entailed, but it was enough for her to have her sister, Benny Medina, a flock of minions and the twins in tow.

Looking svelte (only a few more lbs to go girl), the ex Jenny from the block made the multiplying number of pap-pers and fans await her exit. To her credit, she fulfilled her duty of stopping and doing an impromptu photo opt before dashing into her mammoth bus.

We do greatly appreciate it when Jen graces the streets with her glow.

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Wrapped in XMas Ads

We are hardly past that Trick-n-Treat time and not yet at turkey day, but the Christmas stuff is already out in droves on TV, weekly fliers and the stores. Scary shit! Who the hell has time to enjoy whats in front of you when the capitalist heads are shoving the next thing down your throat!

But at least these Gap! adverts feature Brit pretty boy Ben Barnes. He is the perfect male specimen. I can hardly wait to see what he does with the Dorian Gray character he is currently filming.

Also featured are Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and beauty queen Milla Javovich.

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Rags Cover Hudson Trajedy

As if there was any doubt this was in the works. Us Weekly and People have Jennifer Hudson gracing their covers in the latest issue out today. Assuredly more will make the newstands…

The horrific story continues as the “person of interest” William Balfour has been released on bail despite his probation violation.

I can’t begin to imagine what JHud is going through – this is some intense nightmare, but we send her the best wishes possible and are sure she will make it through this.

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Hudson’s Mom Found Dead

Golden Dreamgirl Jennifer Hudson’s mother was found shot dead in her Chicago home, DListed has posted.

Allegedly over a domestic dispute.

This is truly sad news! We hope the culprit is found right quick…

Our deepest condolences to Jen!

UPDATE: Aledged shooter – William Balfour, is in custody… For more updates check with TMZ

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