October 9, 2015 |
Hudson: Broadway calls "I think I'm going to fall in love with Broadway," says Jennifer Hudson, who will make her Broadway debut this month as Shug Avery in a new adaptation of Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple . Hudson, 34, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her role in Dreamgirls , says she's come a long way since her days as a shy girl in the church choir overcome by stage fright. "I used to beg for a solo, and then when they gave it to me, I would be too afraid to sing," she tells Glamour.
July 17, 2015 |
T YRESE . His mononym alone elicits rapid heartbeats and quickened pulses among women near and far. I was one lucky enough to get some time with Mr. Gibson yesterday morning, when he stopped by the Daily News to chat about his new - and, he says, his last - solo album, "Black Rose. " Gibson was in town for a signing at FYE (100 S. Broad St.) and to promote his R&B CD, which he calls his greatest and final solo musical effort. "I've identified Philly as being a place that every nationality - every level of energy imaginable - loves and supports R&B and soul music," he told me during a one-on-one exclusive.
June 20, 2014 |
J.Lo is officially single! A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has finalized Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony 's divorce three years after they broke up. J.Lo will have primary custody of their six-year-old twins, Emme and Max . The divorce also has an anti-paparazzi clause! TMZ says the agreement stipulates that each couple will make their "best efforts" to shield the kids from "aggressive news organizations and photographers. " Daily Kardashian fix Sorry, things are quiet on the Kimye front.
November 30, 2013 |
A Christmas story about a mother long estranged from her parents, about her son who doesn't even know his grandma and grandpa, about hard times and near crimes, Black Nativity offers a whopping serving of Yuletide emotion. And it's a musical - with plenty of wailing and rapping on the side. Inspired by Langston Hughes' play of the same name, filmmaker Kasi Lemmons centers her tale on a moody teen, Langston (R&B star Jacob Latimore), who lives with his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson)
November 29, 2013 |
F. Whitaker, the singer "I was nervous singing the songs," says Oscar winner Forest Whitaker of having to sing opposite Grammy-winning warbler Jennifer Hudson in the new Christmas musical feature Black Nativity , which opened Wednesday. For her part, Hudson was nervous acting opposite such a renowned thesp. "When I did my first scene with him, I was like, 'Oh my God, I am standing here and it's Forest Whitaker,' " she tells USA Today. "This is intimidating. " Based on the Langston Hughes play, the film has Whitaker and Angela Bassett playing parents to a wayward Hudson, who has a teenage son of her own ( Jacob Latimore )
May 26, 2013 |
Amanda Bynes appeared in a Manhattan court Friday in a long, blond, moppy wig after being charged with pot possession after she (allegedly) tossed a bong out of a window in front of police officers. She was set free without bail and told to show up for a July 9 court date. It was a wonderfully bizarre day in the star's life. "It was just a vase," Bynes told cops, according to assistant district attorney Chikaelo Ibeabuchi . Foxnews.com says the former Nickelodeon darling was given a psych evaluation before she was released.
February 6, 2013
* SMASH. 9 p.m. Tuesday, NBC10. LIKE A Broadway-bound show that opens out of town - or has a rocky time in previews - NBC's "Smash" returns for its second season Tuesday still a work in progress. But at least there is progress. Maybe no one ever envisioned that a show about the making of a Broadway musical would become a metaphor for the process itself, but with creator Theresa Rebeck having exited at the end of a first season that attracted nearly as many hate-watchers as it did fans, "Smash" is working to clean up the nonmusical parts of its act. Which is also what's happening on "Bombshell," the show's Marilyn Monroe musical.
February 4, 2013 |
It's virtually impossible to watch Smash star Katharine McPhee on screen and not be smitten. The American Idol alumna has a way to go before she masters the intricacies of acting, but it was thrilling to see her sing and dance - and above all be sweet, heartbroken, and sweetly heartbroken - on the first season of NBC's disarming, surprisingly enjoyable, if sometimes mediocre, musical drama, which returns for its sophomore year Tuesday night...
July 25, 2012 |
CHICAGO - Struggling to contain his anger, a Chicago judge on Tuesday sentenced Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law to life in prison for killing her mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors say was a fit of jealous rage. In blistering comments, Cook County Circuit Judge Charles Burns rejected William Balfour's claims that he was innocent of the crimes. "You have the heart of an Arctic night," Burns told Balfour. "Your soul is as barren as dark space.
May 13, 2012
PHILADELPHIA 2 held in baby's death A man and a woman have been arrested for aelgedly killing a baby by giving him heroin and cocaine in July 2011, police said. Viameri Santana-Berrios, 27, of Helen Street near Sterner in Kensington and Oscar Sanchez-Rivera, 24, of Bethlehem, are facing charges of murder, criminal conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child and additional offenses in the death of 9-month-old Milton Galarza-Rojas, police said. The incident reportedly occurred last July 26 in a basement apartment on 7th Street near Wingohocking in Hunting Park.