When not turning heads as “Hilary Banks” on ‘Bel-Air,’ the popular Peacock reboot of the classic, Will Smith-led sitcom ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ award-winning songstress Coco Jones is apparently turning heads by making music lovers do a double-take over her likeness to EGOT-winning talk show host Jennifer Hudson.

“Do we look alike to y’all?” Hudson asked an agreeable audience about Coco on Wednesday’s episode of ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ (March 22).

The resemblance is so uncanny, Jen suggested the 25-year-old could even portray her in a biographical film.

“Stop playing with me. I’m ready at this point,” Jones replied to the suggestion. “I take it as such a compliment, because you know you have been so impactful in my life. Just watching you, another beautiful dark-skinned woman, killing it. That’s my motivation.”

After the heartwarming interview, Coco took to the stage to pour out the live television premiere performance of her critically acclaimed single ‘ICU.’

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John Legend‘s latest opus, the September-released ‘LEGEND,’ not only stands as his first to miss the top 40 upon its Billboard 200 arrival but also gave his shortest stay on the chart to date (1 week).

In a bid to get the critically acclaimed set back in front of the masses, the EGOT winner lifted the lid on a “remix” album of sorts by presenting a collection of piano-only renditions of 10 of its tracks. Called the ‘Solo Piano Version,’ the project also boasts two covers: one of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and the other of Sade’s ‘By Your Side.’

Speaking on the set, John said the revamped record is reminiscent of his favorite type of live shows: intimate and stripped back.

” I think my fans like it, because it strips the songs down to their essence and they hear my voice, the lyrics, the melodies really purely,” he shared with Billboard.

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With the February 3 launch of her forthcoming ‘Soul II Soul’ tour with Kem just days away, powerhouse songstress Ledisi is giving her dedicated fans a taste of what they can expect to see with a stunning showing of her new single, ‘I Need to Know,’ on Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ (January 31).

Marking the song’s live televised performance debut, the rocking performance came as the highlight of the GRAMMY-winning diva’s time on the daytime talk show which also featured a fun-filled interview of Leddy and J.Hud reminiscing on their nearly 20-year friendship, the influence of Aretha Franklin on their careers, and so much more.

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Congratulations are in order for Jennifer Hudson.

For, the multihyphenate’s daytime talk series has officially been renewed for season 2.

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Be it for the good, bad, ugly, or downright shocking, the year was full of memorable moments!

Now, as it draws to a close, That Grape Juice is reflecting on the occasions that rocked – and to some degree maybe even reshaped – the Urban and Pop cultural landscape as we know it.

Next, we’ll talk about the Black Girl Magic that dominated award season 2022!


It’s officially Halloween 2022!

Naturally, today has brought with it the biggest influx of celebrity transformation spectacles.

Join us below to see the likes of Cardi B, Chloe Bailey, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, and more show up and show out…


Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson may already share being known as award-winning entertainers who have earned the respect of their peers and millions of fans around the world, but Tuesday (October 25) it was announced the divas have another commonality: ‘Glamour‘ magazine’s Women of the Year honors.

Details inside.


Hot on the promo trail in support of her latest film, Netflix’s The Curse of Bridge Hollow, singer-actress Kelly Rowland was spotted on the couch of ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Monday (October 17).

The longtime gal pals dished on everything from the horror-comedy movie to their love of shared film husband, Marlon Wayans (who starred opposite Hudson in 2021’s ‘Respect‘ and opposite Rowland in ‘Hollow’), honoring their late mothers, and so much more.

When not chatting it up about the aforementioned, the GRAMMY winners toasted another diva, Toni Braxton (who recently celebrated her 55th birthday on October 7), and gushed over their celebrity crushes.

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Dreamgirls unite!

As EGOT-winning superstar Jennifer Hudson continues to enjoy a critically acclaimed run on daytime TV with her new talk show, ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show,’ she’s making headlines for creating magical moments with some of Hollywood’s biggest names.

Fresh from her historic EMMY win at the 2022 ceremony, TV and stage icon Sheryl Lee Ralph stopped by Hudson’s show Tuesday (September 20) to to not only discuss the award show triumph but also season 2 of ABC’s hit series ‘Abbott Elementary,’ her legendary career, and so much more.

The singer-actresses couldn’t conclude their chat without paying homage to ‘Dreamgirls,’ however, because it was ultimately the vehicle that put them both on the map as Ralph portrayed the original “Deena” in its 1981, TONY-winning stageplay edition while Hudson nabbed Oscar gold for her performance as “Effie” in the 2006 movie version.

Look inside to hear their updated rendition of the play-turned-motion picture’s theme song.


Jennifer Hudson has long-defined what it means to be multihyphenate in the contemporary climate. And now her illustrious career is set to add a fresh dimension as the superstar sets sail with her own daytime talk show.

Aptly christened The Jennifer Hudson Show, the hotly anticipated series is powered by the team behind Ellen.

Premiering on Fox stations on September 12 (her 41st birthday), the EGOT winner‘s arrival in the talk space promises to be unique.

That Grape Juice caught up with the force, who dived into detail about what to expect from the show, being inspired by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, dream guests, and a whole lot more.

Watch our  Q&A above and head below for more on The Jennifer Hudson Show…


Jennifer Hudson‘s multidimensional career is set for its next chapter with the launch of the star’s daytime series, ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show.’

Set to premiere on Fox stations on September 12, J.Hud’s foray into the talk sphere comes following her historic ordination as an EGOT winner

Speaking on what her show – which is being helmed by the team behind ‘Ellen’ – will be serving up, Hudson said:

“Nothing makes me happier than to see everybody shine and know that they have a light within them. On ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show,’ you’re going to get quality, you’re going to get honesty, you’re going to get all of my heart, and don’t forget the fun. We’re going to have a lot of fun.” 

Ahead of its debut, check out the first look trailer: