Thursday, May 16th 2013
As has become annual fare, some of music’s biggest stars have flocked to the ‘American Idol’ season finale to perform and/or cheer on their favorite talent hopeful.
With U.S. viewers glued to screens to see the outcome of the Candice Glover/Kree Harrison showdown, the former took to the stage to lend her melisma-laden vocals to the Natalie Cole hit ‘Inseparable’.
Much to crowd delight, the budding diva was joined by another Idol alum – Jennifer Hudson. The result was a powerhouse combo that is sure to go down as one of the show’s most memorable moments.
Tuck in below to see if you agree:
Sunday, May 12th 2013
That Grape Juice extends a warmhearted “Happy Mothers Day” to all of our readers and their moms!
To celebrate the occasion, join us as we stroll down memory’s lane to revisit some of our favorite moments with musical moms and their kids.
From Whitney Houston duetting with daughter Bobbi Kristina to the introduction of Beyonce‘s bundle of joy Blue Ivy, some of music’s most memorable moments have come from shared screen time of divas and their little darlings.
Tuck in below to peep our top picks and share some of your own:
Friday, April 19th 2013
As reported here, Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera were two of the stars tapped to honor Queen of Disco Donna Summer at this year’s annual ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’ induction ceremony.
Taking place last night at Los Angeles’ famed Nokia Theatre, Hudson was joined by gal pals Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and Usher (amongst others) to pay homage to honorees like Summer, Quincy Jones and more.
While the show is not set for TV airing until May 19th, cop a gander at some pics from the night via our sisters at She Is Diva:
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Tuesday, April 16th 2013
Jennifer Hudson is a busy girl these days.
Hard at work on her third studio album, the Grammy and Oscar winner is also on the promo trail for new Lifetime movie ‘Call Me Crazy’ – which she stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote.
Watch below as J.Hud dishes on the flick, performing at the Oscars this year, and more…
Monday, March 25th 2013
Jennifer Hudson stunned spectators in her Donna Karan ensemble last night as she strutted her way to the dedication of a new ‘Weight Watchers’ center in honor of the company’s founder Jean Nidetch.
Simultaneously celebrating its 50th anniversary, the weight loss titans tapped J.Hud – its present spokesperson – to share news about her weight loss journey.
While there, the soon-to-be-Mrs. Otunga shared news on her new album as well and her thoughts on this season of American Idol (including Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey).
See some quotes and photos from the event below:
Sunday, February 24th 2013
As we told you here, ‘Spotlight’ singer Jennifer Hudson would be part of an all-star lineup set to tribute the resurgence of musicals in mainstream cinema with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anne Hathaway, and more.
However, when Hudson took the stage to sing her rendition of hit ‘Dreamgirls’ song ‘And I Am Telling You’, the spotlight was indeed all hers – lending a fiery performance that brought the audience to its feet.
See J. Hud deliver like only she can below:
Friday, February 22nd 2013
Black Hollywood’s brightest stars came out to play at the Beverly Hills hotel last night, partying at ESSENCE’s ‘Black Women In Hollywood’ Luncheon.
In attendance and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Naomi Campbell, Oprah Winfrey, Laila Ali and Diahann Carroll were ‘Haven’t Told You’ singer Kelly Rowland and ‘Spotlight’ stunner Jennifer Hudson.
Arriving as they continue work on new albums, the beautiful pair looked on as Oprah and Gabrielle Union were honoured at the high profile event, which also drew in ‘XOX’ Rapper Common.
Wednesday, February 20th 2013
‘Think Like A Man’ maestra Jennifer Hudson clearly likes the very spotlight she shunned in her 2008 hit as she is proving more and more why she may be the hardest working woman in Hollywood.
With multiple movies in the works, a best-selling book, endorsement deals, and weekly showing on NBC’s ‘Smash’ to her credit, reports have now surfaced that Hudson will be returning to perform on the Oscar stage this week.
The announcement comes just a day after she revealed she was hard at work on her third album with producer RedOne and others…
Tuesday, February 19th 2013
Many may only know her for her portrayal of R&B diva Brandy‘s mother on the hit series ‘Moesha’, but most know that actress Sheryl Lee Ralph prints her name atop a resume of accolades and accomplishments that only seems to grow as each year passes.
The Tony-award nominated veteran’s four decade-long career has featured work spanning across television and film to Broadway stages – highlighted by the original 1982 musical ‘Dreamgirls’. Accented by the Jamaica bred beauty’s philanthropic efforts, now Ralph’s newest effort will see her join ‘Dreamgirl’ progeny Jennifer Hudson aboard NBC’s hit musical drama ‘Smash’.
Chatting exclusively with That Grape Juice, Ralph dishes on her role opposite J.Hud, rumors that she and Brandy are beefing, working with Beyonce, and so much more! You won’t want to miss this:
Sheryl Lee Ralph Shouts Out That Grape Juice!