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The Biggest Losers: Celebrities Who Have Lost Over 50 Pounds!

March 22nd, 2014 8:00pm EDT
The Biggest Losers: Celebrities Who Have Lost Over 50 Pounds!
Singer Jordin Sparks made a drastic lifestyle change to drop more than 50 pounds over two and a half years. In 2011 she told People magazine what her "secret" was: "It was just a shift in my thinking. Instead of talking about being more active, I just got up and did it. There's no secret. Anybody can do it."

The former "American Idol" star told Life & Style magazine that the extra weight was like carrying a 5-year-old child.

"By March of last year [2012], I lost 50. And then I maintained it for the rest of the year. I was in the gym all day long. When I got up I would hike, then I would g...

Jennifer Hudson parts ways with Weight Watchers

March 16th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Jennifer Hudson
Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson has ended her partnership with Weight Watchers after four years as the company's spokesperson.

The Oscar winner has lost over 80 pounds (36 kilograms) in almost four years by following Weight Watchers' calorie-counting system, and now she is parting ways with the company in order to focus on other endeavours.

Hudson announced the split in a statement which reads: "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 c...

Jennifer Hudson end Weight Watchers partnership

March 15th, 2014 2:50pm EDT
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson has ended her partnership with Weight Watchers.
The 'Spotlight' singer has shed 80 pounds since she joined the popular-weight-loss program in 2010, but has now decided to step down as their spokeswoman.
In a statement Jennifer said: "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."
The 32-year-old singer, claims she made has made the decision to step away from the campaign in a bid to focus on her singing career but suggested she has more projects in the pipeline....

Jennifer Hudson feels confident

February 9th, 2014 3:20pm EST
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Jennifer Hudson has learnt to embrace her figure.
The 'Feeling Good' hitmaker, who lost 80 pounds after first signing up as a Weight Watchers spokesperson a few years ago, admits she no longer feels self-conscious on the red carpet.
Wearing a short white dress with a plunging neckline, the 32-year-old star told USA Today newspaper at the BET Honors 2014 in Washington D.C. on Saturday night (02.08.14): "You need to embrace yourself, find those things that you love about yourself and know that no one is like you, and own being you."
Jennifer recently admitted she is much more comfortable with...

Jennifer Hudson works out at home

January 25th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Jennifer Hudson does mini workouts in her kitchen.
The Weight Watchers spokesperson, who lost 80 pounds by following the diet program a few years ago, doesn't always have time to work up a sweat in the gym and uses her oven to time her exercises at home.
The 32-year-old 'Spotlight' hitmaker told PEOPLE magazine: "Sometimes I set the timer on the stove and run up and down my steps until it goes off. You don't even need to go to the gym. Set the timer or microwave for 15 to 20 minutes and you'll work up a sweat."
Jennifer, who has a four-year-old son, David, with her fiancé David Otunga, is c...

Jennifer Hudson enjoying her thirties

January 24th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson is embracing her thirties.
The 'Feeling Good' singer reached the milestone age two years ago and is comfortable with who she is and enjoying her third decade.
She told E! News: "I love the thirties. I'm like, now I got the hang of it and being settled with myself and embracing it. I love the space that I'm in."
Jennifer has also recently finished her third studio album and claims it is a "feel good" record.
She told MTV News: "I think it's more of a feeling, more than a genre, and I've had the pleasure of working with Pharrell [Williams] and Timbaland, and I love their p...

Beyoncé takes Blue Ivy to the White House

January 21st, 2014 4:20am EST
Beyoncé and husband Jay Z took daughter Blue Ivy to the White House at the weekend.
The 'Drunk In Love' singer and the rapper introduced their two-year-old daughter to guests at First Lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party in Washington on Saturday (01.18.14).
The adults stayed up until 2am on Sunday morning and Beyoncé posted a number of photographs on her Tumblr account from the visit.
One image shows the family walking up to the White House, while another features the singer, 32, with President Barack Obama's pet dog Sunny and her daughter standing by a Christmas tree wearing a whi...

Sir Paul McCartney parties with wife

January 19th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Nancy Shevell
Sir Paul McCartney only had eyes for his wife Nancy Shevell at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, were among the 500 guests at the US first lady's star-studded bash at the White House in Washington D.C. on Saturday night (01.18.14), where the 'Live and Let Die' hitmaker, 71, declined all other invitations to hit the dance-floor in favor of boogying the night away with his businesswoman spouse, 54.
A source told "Sir Paul didn't allow many people to come between him and his bride. He came to party! He pulled his jacket off, put it at Vale...

Beyoncé sings at Michelle Obama's birthday

January 19th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Beyoncé was among the performers at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash.
The 'XO' hitmaker, who is a good friend of the US first lady, jetted to Washington D.C. to sing a few of her biggest hits at the White House on Saturday night (01.18.14).
The 32-year-old star posted a series of pictures from the party on her Tumblr blog on Sunday (01.19.14), which showed her posing in a gold mini-dress and nude heels while petting one of Michelle's dogs.
John Legend also performed at the event, according to
Other VIP guests included model Chrissy Teigen, R&B star Mary J. Blige, fashion des...

Jennifer Hudson performing for Michelle Obama

January 18th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson didn't get Michelle Obama a birthday present.
The 'I Can't Describe' hitmaker is performing at the US first lady's 50th birthday bash in Washington D.C. today (01.18.14) but admits she couldn't think of a gift to get her.
Asked how easy it was to pick out something special for Michelle, the 32-year-old star told gossip website "You don't. You just go and be there and show your support, that's all you can do."
The singer is really looking forward to performing at the big party.
She said: "I can't describe my new single but it's in the groove and the Obamas I'm sure t...

Carrie Underwood named top-earning American Idol alumni

January 15th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood has been named the top-earning 'American Idol' alumni.
The country music star and 2005 winner topped Forbes magazine's annual list thanks to her staggering $31 million income over the last year, with a sell-out tour, albums and beauty deals under her belt.
Kelly Clarkson, the first ever 'Idol' winner, came in second place with $7 million with the earnings of two albums and concerts, each scoring her quarter of a million dollars.
The third spot on the list is a surprise tie between season 8 winner Adam Lambert, who landed a guest role on 'Glee', and 2012 winner Phillip Phill...

Beyoncé's mother enjoys star-studded birthday

January 12th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Jennifer Hudson, Kris Jenner and Kelly Rowland were among the guests at Tina Knowles' star-studded 60th birthday bash on Saturday night (01.11.14).
Beyoncé and her younger sister Solange Knowles, 27, threw their mother a private masquerade ball at Muriel's Jackson Square in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The 32-year-old 'XO' hitmaker and rapper husband Jay Z snuck in the side door of the upscale eatery, while a marching band led Solange and Tina into the event after they arrived in elaborate horse-drawn carriages, according to gossip website
Former Destiny's Child star Kelly showed off he...

The Best & Worst Dressed At The 2014 People's Choice Awards

January 9th, 2014 8:38am EST
Sandra Bullock
The awards season is kicking into high gear, and several stars stepped out for the 40th Annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Triple winner Sandra Bullock looked sweet in a navy blue, white and green floral dress, but she lacked the "wow" factor on the red carpet.

There were several actresses that stunned, including Jessica Alba, who wore a strapless bandage-type dress with a zipper down the center. Va va voom!

Then there was Malin Akerman, who wore an odd cleavage-baring dress that left us scratching our heads.

Check out the "Best Dressed" stars of the night ...

Jennifer Hudson's awards tears

January 9th, 2014 6:20am EST
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson broke down in tears as she accepted the People's Choice Favorite Humanitarian Award last night (01.08.13).
The singer-and-actress was honored with the accolade for the work she has done through her Julian D. King Gift Foundation - which was set up following the murders of her nephew, mother and brother in 2008 - and she wept as she recalled her family tragedy.
She said: "I have to start off saying the same thing I said when I won my Oscar - look what God can do!
"This all started, like I said, back home in our church where we grew up. My mother always taught us that without ...

Jennifer Hudson to be honoured with special humanitarian accolade at People's Choice Awards

January 7th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Jennifer Hudson
Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson is to be handed the Favourite Humanitarian trophy at the upcoming People's Choice Awards in recognition of the foundation she launched in honour of her slain nephew.

The Dreamgirls star will be presented with the special accolade at the annual prizegiving on Wednesday (08Jan14).

Hudson will be recognised for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, the organisation she founded in 2008 following the murder of her seven-year-old nephew. The foundation works to foster stability and productive experiences for children so they can be positive influences ...

Assistant Flips Out When Jennifer Hudson Buys Him A House

January 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EST
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson made her personal assistant's dream come true after she bought him a home for Christmas.

The singer/actress shocked her "closest friend" and long-term employee Walter Williams by giving him a house for his loyal support over the years.

Hudson posted a video of Williams' shocked reaction on Instagram with the caption: "My assistant Walter's reaction when he found out I was buying him a house for Christmas!"

In the clip, Hudson, 32, stands next to Williams in what looks like her living room. She hands him some papers, and he reads them, drops them, then jumps around and s...

Jennifer Hudson buys assistant a house

January 3rd, 2014 6:30am EST
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson bought her personal assistant a house for Christmas.
The 'Spotlight' singer surprised her "closest friend" and long-time aide Walter Williams with a house of his very own to show appreciation for his support over the years.
Jennifer shared his shocked reaction in a video posted to her Instagram page with the caption: "My assistant Walter's reaction when he found out I was buying him a house for Christmas!"
The video sees the actress standing beside her assistant and pals in what appears to be her living room before breaking the news by presenting him with the deeds papers to...

Fergie had an extra special Christmas

December 29th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Fergie and Josh Duhamel's son made their Christmas extra special.
The Black Eyed Peas singer and the 'Save Haven' actor welcomed their first child, Axl, into the world in August, and the 'Pump It' hitmaker revealed their baby boy is "very curious" about the festive season.
The 38-year-old star told "It's all about baby Axl this year.
"It's really cute because he's been looking at the tree and the lights in our house and he's very fascinated by this and the ornaments. He wants to touch it and feel the way that the bristles feel on his feet and hands and he's very curious about it...

Jennifer Hudson pushes wedding date back

December 6th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson keeps pushing her wedding date back.
The 'Black Nativity' star - who has four-year-old son David with fiance David Otunga - has a date in mind for the big day and despite it continually "rolling around" each year she's not planning on "rushing into anything".
Jennifer told Essence magazine: "Yes, there was a date set, and that date has come around again every year. In fact, the date may keep rolling around ... When I'm ready to be married, I will be married. It's that simple. Everyone should just chill. Our relationship is very strong. We're both huge family people, and I'm...

Jennifer Hudson feels Oscar pressure as actress

December 3rd, 2013 6:20am EST
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Jennifer Hudson feels pressure as an actress after winning an Oscar.
The actress-and-singer earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her very first film role as Effie White in 2006 musical drama 'Dreamgirls' and she admits being so successful at the start of her career has made her conscious of her acting in subsequent movies.
She said: "When I did 'Dreamgirls', nobody was paying attention to me so I had nothing to prove. Now, I'm the 'Academy Award winner, Jennifer Hudson', so everybody is watching."
The spiritual star - who first came to prominence as a contestant on singin...

2013 American Music Awards Fashion: A Sexy Ke$ha, Skinny Aguilera, Sequined Swift

November 25th, 2013 9:56am EST
Several stars walked the 41st Annual American Music Awards red carpet in their Sunday best last night.  Pop singer Ke$ha showed some leg in a black, one-shouldered gown with a thigh-high slit up the right leg.

She dyed her blonde hair pastel pink and turquoise. The singer performed "Timber" with Pitbull during the broadcast.

Taylor Swift took home four awards for "Artist of the Year," "Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist," "Favorite Country Female Artist" and "Favorite Country Album for 'Red'." The 5-foot-10-inch tall singer rocked a gold sequined mini skirt.

Christina Aguilera looked slim a...

Jennifer Hudson's son in 'accidental' movie role

November 20th, 2013 10:20am EST
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson's son made his movie debut by accident.
The singer-and-actress' little boy David, four, "snuck into shot" when she was filming 'Black Nativity' and so is visible in the finished film, though the youngster was disappointed not to have a bigger part.
She said: "He kind of snuck into the shot and ended up just sitting there, and the camera was rolling, and it's like now you can't move, now you're on the clock.
"He saw the movie and he's like, 'That's it? Where's the rest of my shots?' "
Jennifer also admitted David struggled to understand how Jacob Latimore could play her scree...

Jennifer Hudson's emotional Walk of Fame ceremony

November 14th, 2013 3:20am EST
Jennifer Hudson
Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson fought back tears while speaking about her late mother as she was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday (13Nov13).

The Oscar winner was surrounded by family and friends when she unveiled the 2,512th star on the iconic Los Angeles sidewalk, but Hudson pointed out that there was one person she wanted by her side for the special moment - her late mum Darnell Donnerson.

Welling up during her acceptance speech, Hudson said, "I knew I would get emotional and I'm sure my mom is in heaven like 'Jenny stop crying' but now's the time to cry m...

20 Celebrities With Pixie Cuts

November 9th, 2013 9:00pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Celebrities spend hours in hair and make-up chairs and are used to switching up their looks for a new role or concert tour.

Those who are truly daring opt for the infamous pixie cut, made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s and model Twiggy in the 1960s. It's a classic look that some stars have tried, and failed, to pull off. Others have successfully made the transition from long hair to short.

Jennifer Lawrence is the latest star to chop off her locks. She posted a pic of her new look on Facebook, which was snapped on an airplane while she was on route to promote her upcoming film The ...

What Do You Think Of Jennifer Lawrence's New Pixie Cut?

November 6th, 2013 10:03pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence has joined a growing number of leading ladies who have lopped off their hair for a stylish pixie cut.

Pamela Anderson, Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Hudson, and Beyonce have all debuted shorter 'dos since August, and Lawrence gave her fans a look at her new hair on her official Facebook page.

In the photo, the smiling Lawrence is in a plane on her way North for Global Fan Day, which will have the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire chatting with fans via social media. In an earlier picture, Jen is shown trying out the Google Glass in preparation for a Google Hangout.


Jennifer Hudson sang wrong song at Dreamgirls audition

November 1st, 2013 4:10am EDT
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson almost missed out on her Oscar-winning role in Dreamgirls after she was given the wrong version of the film's pivotal tune by mistake ahead of her audition.

The former American Idol hopeful was determined to make a big impression on casting directors and made sure she knew And I'm Telling You backwards for her try out as Effie White - but she had rehearsed the wrong rendition.

She tells WENN, "Actually my worst audition was for Dreamgirls. It was my first audition for the role. They sent the sheet music for the big song, but there is the movie version and the Broadway vers...

Jennifer Hudson: I've Never Had An Alcoholic Drink

October 11th, 2013 7:00pm EDT
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson has shocked fans by confessing she's never tried alcohol. The 32-year-old singer/actress says she has refrained from booze because she never felt the urge to drink.

Hudson revealed the news during an interview on "Chelsea Lately" in which she was promoting a new film. She plays a heroin-addicted mother who is arrested after leaving her two young sons to take care of themselves in "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete."

Host Chelsea Handler asked Hudson if she ever experimented with drugs to which she answered: "I've never done anything, so that was hard to play this role...

Jennifer Hudson: I've never tried alcohol

October 11th, 2013 10:20am EDT
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson has never tried alcohol.
The 32-year-old actress has been teetotal her entire life and has never felt the need to use drink to change her mood.
Jennifer made her surprising revelation during an appearance on talk show 'Chelsea Lately' on which she was quizzed about her role as a heroin-addicted mother who is arrested leaving her two sons to fend for themselves in harrowing new drama film
'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete'.
When asked if she has ever personally experimented with drugs by host Chelsea Handler, Jennifer replied: "I've never done anything, so that was har...

Jennifer Hudson will dress as Catwoman for Halloween

October 8th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson's three-year-old son has told her to dress up as Catwoman for Halloween.
The 'Where You At' hitmaker has been forced to ditch the outfit of her favorite character Wonder Woman for the spooky annual holiday because her child David Jr. - who she has with her fiancé, WWE Superstar David Otunga - thinks she'll look better as the DC Comics feline super-villain.
Speaking to the Huffington Post newspaper, she said: "That damn Wonder Woman costume is so cute. And then next, Catwoman. My baby tells me I have to be Catwoman this year, so I'm going to be Catwoman."
Jennifer is looking...

Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, More Shine At Power Of Women Luncheon

October 5th, 2013 5:45pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Some of Hollywood's most prominent women attended the 5th Annual Variety's Power of Women Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Friday.

Actresses commended for their philanthropic work included Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, and Jennifer Hudson.

Poehler joked, "Giving to charity is good for your skin. And it makes your (butt) smaller."

Guest Jessica Alba told the crowd:  "If you're blessed with a platform and access to pop culture and media, and you have the heart, being able to raise awareness for things that you care abo...

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