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First Look: ‘Hairspray Live!’ [Starring Jennifer Hudson & Ariana Grande]

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are on a roll with their revivals of popular musical productions.

Next up is ‘Hairspray Live!’ – which hits the network on December 7th and stars Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande. Newcomer Maddie Baillio will take on the iconic role of Tracy Turnblad. 

The special follows recently broadcast blockbusters ‘The Wiz,’ ‘Peter Pan,’ and ‘The Sound of Music.’ [Rival station FOX also helped re-ignite the remake trend with their take on ‘Grease’.]

There may be three months to go before ‘Hairspray’ arrives on the box. Yet, NBC are firing up the promotional machine earlier with a first look teaser.

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P!nk, Sia, & Jennifer Hudson Join Forces For Netflix Animated Series

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P!nk, Sia, Tori Kelly, and Jennifer Hudson are just as well known for soaring on Billboard charts as they are for the soaring vocal displays that line their respective discographies.

Yet, while their fruitful careers have yet bear a proper collaboration (other than lining a few award shows and specials), fans of the divas are one step closer to hearing what the powerhouses would sound like on one tracklist via the new Netflix series ‘Beat Bugs.’

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Jennifer Hudson Signs With Epic Records

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L.A Reid is slowly but surely building quite the roster over at Epic Records.

For, it’s being announced that the mogul’s latest roster acquisition is Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

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BET Awards 2016: Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Remy Ma & More Join Line-Up

Legend To Honor Friend Prince

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The 2016 BET Awards are but a few days away, yet that’s still time enough to add to its already stacked line-up of performers.

Organizers for the extravaganza have announced a slew of new names, who’ll join previously revealed stage blazers Usher, Desiigner, Future, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Sheila E. and The Roots. 

Find out who’ll also be rocking the June 26th spectacle below…

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Met Gala 2016: Beyonce, Ciara, Lady Gaga, & More Light Up Red Carpet [Photos]

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It’s that time of year again!

Indeed, with May comes the highly anticipated Met Gala and its resplendent red carpet.  Boasting foot traffic from stars like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Ciara, and so many more, the jaw-dropping annual event boasts a high-tech theme this year.

Tuck in for pics and tell us who nailed it:

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Jennifer Hudson To Headline NBC’s Next ‘Live’ Project: ‘Hairspray’

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As her time thrilling fans as Shug Avery on Broadway’s ‘The Color Purple’ comes to close, it appears Jennifer Hudson‘s love of musical theater will continue as reports indicate her next big project will come in the form of headlining the legendary ‘Hairspray.’

Tackling the role of “Motormouth Maybelle,” the production is next in line of NBC’s hit-making remakes of Broadway’s biggest numbers (‘Sound of Music,’ ‘The Wiz,’ etc.).  Get the details below:

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Emotional: Jennifer Hudson & ‘The Color Purple’ Cast Soar With Prince ‘Purple Rain’ Tribute

Broadway Show Salute The Late Legend Who Died Aged 57

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With the world still processing the passing of music icon Prince, the musical tributes have begun to rain down for the Purple One.

One of the first came courtesy of Jennifer Hudson, and the cast of Broadway’s The Color Purple.

At the end of last night’s performance, J.Hud along with lead Cynthia Erivo and the show’s ensemble actors joined together for a spirited performance of ‘Purple Rain.’

Watch their incredibly emotional showing below…

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