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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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Jennifer Hudson to Play Aretha Franklin in Biopic?

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Jennifer Hudson is a talent. There’s no denying it.

The Academy Award-winning powerhouse singer is set to take on yet another iconic role in the portrayal of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

The currently-untitled film, which could potentially be Hudson’s biggest role since 2006’s “Dreamgirls”, will chronicle the early stages of the “Say a Little Prayer” legend’s career.

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Watch: Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, & LaToya London Perform Together At ‘American Idol’ Finale

Idol Graduates Raise The Roof At Series Finale

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American Idol has introduced the world to a long list of talent during its 14 year run. Yet, season 3 undoubtedly launched the careers of two of R&B’s biggest names simultaneously.

Indeed, said instalment of Idol birthed the career of Jennifer Hudson and, of course, was one by Fantasia.

To celebrate the platform it all started on for them, the ladies united to perform ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘Remember The Music.’ They were joined by fellow season 3 contestant LaToya London (whose debut album ‘Love & Life’ remains so underrated a decade after its release).

Watch below as the ladies soar to higher heights…

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Watch: Jennifer Hudson Stuns With ‘Color Purple’ Cast on ‘Colbert’

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Does Academy and Grammy award winner Jennifer Hudson have her sights set on Tony’s as well?  If her showing on last night’s ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ is any indication, the answer is a resounding “yes”!

Taking to ‘Colbert’ to lend a stunning rendition of ‘Push Da Button’ from the musical, Hudson (who portrays Shug Avery) and the cast gave the audience a taste of what to expect from the long-running Broadway production before its December 10th opening night.

Get your first peek at J.Hud in action below:

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Jaw-Dropping: Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo Wow With ‘The Color Purple’ On ‘GMA’

Broadway Show Set To Open December 10th

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Jennifer Hudson definitely knows how to keep her light shining bright.

After releasing third album ‘JHUD’ last year, the vocal wonder is now sharing her gift on stage in the Broadway adaptation of ‘The Color Purple’  in the role of Shug Avery. 

Due to open December 10th, the Oscar and Grammy winner is working the promo pavement in support of the show – which is currently in the preview phase.

Together with London bred talent Cynthia Erivo (who plays Celie and has performed here on That Grape Juice), Hudson tore down the house on Good Morning America this week with a spirited showing of ‘The Color Purple’ title track.

A vocal masterclass awaits below…

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