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One And Done: Celebrity Moms Who Stopped After One Baby

March 19th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Some celebrity moms have seen their families grow by having multiple children while these stars have closed up shop after having only one child.

Celebrity Moms Who Only Had One Child

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Tamar Braxton

When fans met Tamar Braxton as part of the hit reality show “Braxton Family Values,” she was adamant about not having a child at the time. Ready to finally kick off her solo career just right, the baby sibling of six wanted to focus on her singing even though husband Vince was ready to become a father. Last June, Tamar gave birth to her son Logan and insisted this will be her first, her last, and her only.

Eighty Pounds Lighter, Jennifer Hudson Exits As Weight Watchers Spokesperson

March 18th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Jennifer Hudson dropped 80 pounds with Weight Watchers and became one of their most popular celebrity spokespeople. Now the singer/Oscar-winning actress is dropping the organization.

According to People magazine, after four years the two have parted ways.

“I have chosen to step away from my role as ambassador and I am excited for the year to come, with many new projects and lots of new music,” Hudson told People, adding: “My experience with Weight Watchers has truly been life changing. I am grateful for what I have learned throughout the process and will always take it with me.”

When she joined the program in  2010, she said it was to get rid of the baby weight she had gained during pregnancy. “I didn’t realize it was me. I was like, ‘Who? … Oh, my God, this is me.’ And now when I look back, wow, look at the difference from then to now,” she said.

By early 2011, Hudson had gone from size 16 to a size 6 and by the summer of that same year, it was that reported she had dropped to a size zero, reports The Huffington Post. Hudson announced after the 80-pound loss she was done slimming down.

“After four years of a successful and rewarding partnership, Weight Watchers and Jennifer Hudson are ending our official partnership, though we’re confident Jennifer will remain a Lifetime Member,” a Weight Watchers rep told Us Weekly in a statement.

“Jennifer’s healthy lifestyle and successful weight loss has inspired so many; from her friends and family to our members and staff, as well as people around the world; and we know that inspiration lives on,” the statement continued. “We will continue to support Jennifer in maintaining her healthy lifestyle and wish her the very best in her personal and professional life.”

But some say the split was far from amicable, reports EURWeb. Recent tweets by Hudson  seem like she left on a bad note.

Jessica Simpson, who also announced she’s reached her goal weight, remains a Weight Watchers spokesperson.

If You Want It You Got It… And Then You Get Gone: J-Hud Parts With Weight Watchers

March 15th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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After losing a total of 80 lbs. with the weight loss giant, Jennifer Hudson announced she will no longer be a spokesperson for Weight Watchers. In a statement to People, she revealed:

“I have chosen to step away from my role as ambassador and I am excited for the year to come, with many new projects and lots of new music. My experience with Weight Watchers has truly been life changing. I am grateful for what I have learned throughout the process and will always take it with me.”

A representative for the Grammy and Academy award-winning actress stated that the decision was mutual, and that the company has enjoyed their partnership with Hudson which began in 2010 and hopes she continues to make healthy choices:

“Jennifer’s healthy lifestyle and successful weight loss has inspired so many – from her friends and family to our members and staff, as well as people around the world – and we know that inspiration lives on.”

Since representing the brand, the weight seemed to melt away from Hudson’s once extra curvy frame. Although she had us worried when looking a little bobble-headish from time to time, we must admit that overall J-Hud’s new body is particularly banging.

We don’t know about y’all, but hearing Hudson belt “If you want it you got it,” occasionally throughout a day of watching Lifetime movies really had us believing we could do anything from getting up off the couch to vacuum to curing cancer. There was so much hunger and power in that voice.

Hudson starred in last year’s film Black Nativity and is working on her third studio album featuring production from Timbaland, Pharrell and R. Kelly. The project which she describes as a “feel-good album” is scheduled to be released in the spring.

Jennifer Hudson Shows Off Her Va Va Va Voom In V Magazine

February 27th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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J-Hud is giving us all sorts of “Miss Hudson if you nasty” sexiness for her latest shoot with V Magazine. Shot by Terry Richardson, who is notorious for capturing his subjects in as little clothes as possible, it should be no surprise that we’re seeing more of Jennifer than we normally do. Interestingly, that seems to be just fine with the singer who says she’s now at the point in her career where she really wants people to see her.

“Earlier in my career I was just a soloist singing other people’s songs. Now I really want to be an artist,” she said. “I want to lift the people up, have fun, create a moment. I have my own visions that I want to bring to life. People think I sit in church all day or stay at home and stare at my Oscar. It’s like I’m a nun or the president or something. I realized that people don’t really know who I am. It just feels like it’s time to take the training wheels off, you know? Let them see me.”

Well, we’re definitely seeing you right now boo.  Check out the rest of the pics from Jennifer Hudson V Magazine on the next few pages. What do you think?

Black, White, And Red Lip All Over: Whose BET Honors Look Are You Feeling More?

February 24th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Tonight some of the biggest names in Rhythm & Blues came out to honor even bigger names in Soul during the 2014 BET Honors ceremony. The star power ranged from honorees like Aretha Franklin and Berry Gordy, to performers which included Mariah Carey and Tamar Braxton. And then there was J-Hud and Janelle Monae who both stunned on the BET Honors red carpet in black and white ensembles and popping red lips.

Jennifer Hudson’s bold look was all the rage on social media before we even saw tonight’s ceremony, as fans went crazy over the way she’s rocking her new pixie cute, not to mention that body in that peplum mini-dress. But Janelle Monae switched up her standard uniform look just a bit tonight too, opting for a sparkly bolero jacket, which is making it hard for us to choose between these two looks!

Weigh in in the comments section and tell us who’s your pick for the best black and white look.

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Jennifer Hudson?

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Or Janelle Monae?

Did Y’all See? Black Women Criticize Sistas For Wearing Red Lipstick

January 31st, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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“Did Y’all See?” is a new MadameNoire video series featuring commentary from MN’s editors on the biggest news of the week, including all the drama that goes down on the hottest shows on television. 

In this week’s episode of “Did Y’all See?” MN editors discuss the drama that erupted on Essence.com’s Facebook page this week when they posted photos of three Houston naturalistas. Instead of focusing on the ladies’ hair, some of the readers began to criticize one of the women for wearing red lipstick, remarking that it was ugly and unbecoming because of the size of her lips and the color of her skin. MN’s editors ask why Black women keep doing this to one another while steadily becoming irate over white people who do the same thing.

In this segment we also discuss Jennifer Hudson’s criticism of sex in music today and ask, should she really be opening her mouth at all? Watch and join in.

Jennifer Hudson Responds To Wendy Williams Claiming Her Comments About Too Much Sex In Music Were A Shot At Beyoncé

January 27th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Remember last week when we told you about Jennifer Hudson saying that folks talk too much about sex in their music nowadays? Seems that some people, BeyHive members, a few online publications and Wendy Williams included, took that as a dig against Beyoncé. Here’s a quick reminder of what Hudson said:

Singing about the same old things in music is so overrated. Sex, drinkin’, the club. Okay, especially sex. Like, we [are] grownups, we ain’t got over that, like, really? Ain’t you too old for that kind of thing? Can you talk about something else? I get annoyed with those things.

Of course, people love to assume that anything someone famous in music says is about Bey. Not only did fans of the “Drunk In Love” singer try to come for her on Twitter, but even Wendy got the pot stirring by bringing up Hudson’s comments in her Hot Topics segment today, and saying, “She was talking about  Beyoncé.” She also mentioned the possible shade on her Twitter account before the show when bringing up the Hot Topics for the day:

Apollo was arrested for bank fraud & JHud may be throwing shade to Beyonce. Wendy has the details today in #HotTopics

A couple hours after the show aired, Hudson responded to such assumptions on her Twitter, letting folks know that she didn’t name any names, so they should stop trying to drag her into some mess:

if u took my general comment and YOU singled out someone to apply it it to , then that would mean that’s how u feel. Not me.

She also retweeted two comments about people assuming she was talking about  Beyoncé that she agreed with:

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That last comment I have to agree with. She could have been talking about anybody (or everybody). But what do you think?

 

Star Gazing: Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith & More Step Out For Pre-Grammys Partying!

January 26th, 2014 - By Drenna Armstrong
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GrammySat CollageLos Angeles is the place to be right now and all weekend, celebs have been spotted out getting their Grammys weekend partying on! A few of the folks you love to talk about were spotted at the Roc Nation Brunch, Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Party and a plethora of other events. Check out the pics and let us know who you’re feeling!

Both Rihanna and Willow Smith hit the Roc NAtion Brunch:

"Rihanna pf"

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"Willow Smith pf"

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And that night, even more stars flocked to Clive Davis’ Annual Pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hills Hilton:

"Jennifer Hudson pf"

Jennifer Hudson (Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com)

"Kelis pf"

Kelis (Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com)

"Ashanti pf"

Ashanti (Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com)

Check the next page for even more pics of some of your faves at Saturday night’s big affair!

“Can You Talk About Something Else?” Jennifer Hudson Is Sick Of Artists Constantly Singing About Sex

January 24th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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How many of us have listened to modern-day R&B music on the radio and thought, ‘Geez, folks are always talking about sex!’? If it’s not about beating something up folks are asking you to push your panties to the side (seriously, there’s a new song with Chris Brown and Kid Ink that says this), and at this point, it seems that very few crooners and singers can think of another topic to touch on. This is something that even Jennifer Hudson has noticed, and she says it’s tired. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Hudson was asked what (AND who) is played out, and she said singing about sex all the daggone time:

Girl, I can’t. Ooooh … Singing about the same old things in music is so overrated. Sex, drinkin’, the club. Okay, especially sex. Like, we [are] grownups, we ain’t got over that, like, really? Ain’t you too old for that kind of thing? Can you talk about something else? I get annoyed with those things. But I can’t answer the last question, ohhh though I want to.

Ironically, Hudson did say that she’s showing a sexier side of herself these days as she works on her third album. She has come up with a fierce alter ego, named Jones, which she came up with while working with some big names in the studio:

I call her Jones. That’s Jones, that’s not Jennifer. It’s so different, it’s really cool, and the music is, too. I love the energy. I got to work with Timbaland, and Pharrell, and R. Kelly.

I think we all caught a glimpse at “Jones” in Hudson’s new video for her single, “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel).” And with Hudson out here on red carpets with her bra out and posting pics on Instagram with her killer abs, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of “Jones.” But what do you think about Hudson’s statements? Is talking about sex in music overrated and overdone?

Jennifer Hudson Shows Quite A Bit Of Skin For New Video “I Can’t Describe” Feat. T.I.

January 23rd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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I can’t descriiiiiiiiiibe, the way I feel, the way I feel…about this video.

We’re getting a glimpse at totally different J.Hud compared to the Oscar winner we saw in her first music video, “Spotlight.” Her life has changed drastically since her first album dropped in 2008, as well as her size. If you’ve seen enough of those Weight Watchers commercials, you know that Hudson dropped some major pounds and has since been showing off her svelte figure on red carpets and more.

In this video, she puts her body (and that fabulous hair) on full display in bras, swimsuits and booty shorts. All of this is done as she sings about a special kind of love with her man over a beat by Pharrell that sounds like something from the late ’80s (the way she belts out the chorus reminds me of the way Chaka Khan used to sing her hits back then). While I’m not crazy about the song (I’m not sure if it’s something I would listen to in full if it came on the radio), it’s a cute track and Hudson looks pretty fabulous trying to pull out her inner sex kitten for the clip. And as for T.I., can he do any wrong on these type of tracks? The song is off of Hudson’s upcoming third album, which she’s been working on with Pharrell, Timbaland and fellow Chicagoan, R. Kelly.

Check out the visuals below for yourself and share your thoughts. Is it a pass or a play?

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