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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?
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.
Or Janelle Monae?
“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
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:
That last comment I have to agree with. She could have been talking about anybody (or everybody). But what do you think?
Los 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:
And that night, even more stars flocked to Clive Davis’ Annual Pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hills Hilton:
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
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?
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?
What’s interesting about this year’s People’s Choice Awards is that the fashion winners are an unlikely bunch.
Yes, there’s Jessica Alba who always looks great, but we also have Jennifer Hudson, Kat Dennings and Britney Spears who rarely make these lists. We also have some newcomers like Keltie Knight who added interest with polka dots.
Let us give these ladies (and one fine man) a round of applause for keeping their looks,clean, sophisticated and tailored to a tee.
Check out the best dressed at 2014 People’s Choice Awards at StyleBlazer.com
Every once in a while, celebrities show appreciation for their staff in major ways. Like that time last summer when Jay-Z and Beyoncé paid out nearly $4 million in bonuses to their staff—just because. Falling in line with the giving spirit that the Christmas season seems to impose on folks from time to time, Jennifer Hudson decided that she would purchase a house for her assistant Walter Williams. Presenting someone with a home as a Christmas gift is a pretty big deal, so as to be expected, Walter’s response was pretty dramatic. Luckily for us, the “Black Nativity” actress caught the entire exchange on tape and shared it on Instagram!
When the video opens, Walter can be seen standing in what appears to be Jennifer’s living room, looking over a set of papers. Realizing that Jennifer purchased a house for him, he hilariously drops the papers to the floor and begins
screaming squalling. The entire exchange was really cute and extremely heartwarming. Having known one another since the sixth grade, their relationship obviously exceeds that of a regular boss-assistant relationship, but it’s still so cute to watch. In 2011 Jennifer revealed that Walter is her “closest friend.”
“My assistant Walter is going to kill me for this, but whatever,” Jennifer told The Advocate.“Walter and I have been friends since sixth grade. He’s by far my closest friend and my closest gay friend ever.”
What a sweet gesture! Check out Walter’s reaction below.
Jennifer Hudson is beautiful at any size, but after giving birth to her son, David Otunga Jr., back in 2009, the 32-year-old Chicago native has gotten very serious about maintaining a healthy weight. Not long after, she became a a spokesperson for Weight Watchers and the rest is history. While many complain about J-Hud’s slimmer physique, insisting they liked her better before the weight loss, we happen to think that she looks absolutely fabulous. She also appears to be a lot more confident.
The “Winnie” actress recently shared some photos of herself to her Instagram page and it appears that she has shed even more weight since her initial weight loss a few years ago. Her waist appears to be smaller than ever. But before you start freaking and saying that she’s going overboard, the additional weight loss may be the result of her recent movies, “Winnie” and “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Peter.” Back in October she actually revealed to The Huffington Post that she was asked to lose more weight for those roles.
“They did request that I lose about 10 pounds for it [Mister & Peter],” revealed Jennifer. “I don’t know that I did. [Laughs] But for ‘Winnie,’ I did. But for this one, it was just like, “Oh, if you could lose a little more weight.” But I did learn eventually that with heroin addicts, in doing our research, that it’s not necessarily like a physical thing where you’re too thin or too heavy.”
She went on to say that her character in “Mister & Pete” frequently sacrificed food to get high.
“But then [director George Tillman Jr.] had this thing where Gloria was so into her drugs that she sacrificed the food, like, ‘I don’t want to eat, I just want to get high.’ So that’s what stemmed her to look like she’s lost weight or she wasn’t eating or taking care of herself. And again, to me, so many different elements of this movie tell a story in itself. From the way she dressed, you know, to the locations they were in, everything had a story to it.”
Regardless, she looks great!