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Jennifer Hudson Is Dangerous On New J-Hud Track

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Jennifer Hudson is sticking to a retro sound for her latest, titled “Dangerous.” The 32-year-old singer channels her inner ride or die chick on the track.

While I’m loving the beat and Hudson’s vocals, I don’t feel it’s exactly what radio will back. Sadly, none of the singles off JHUD, out in stores September 23, are doing much in terms of airplay or downloads. “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” and “Walk It Out” peaked at No. 29 and No. 107 respectively on the R&B chart, with her R. Kelly duet, “It’s Your World” not even making a blip.

Hopefully, she has a secret weapon on her third studio album that will become a smash. I fear if she doesn’t hit with this LP, it’s the end of her recording career. She’s far too talented for this to happen. Give “Dangerous” a listen below and watch her Today performance of the track.

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Jennifer Hudson heads back to the 1970s for a disco-inspired new track off her yet-untitled forthcoming album. She enlists R. Kelly to lay down some vocals for “It’s Your World.”

Picking the 47-year-old R&B singer is a risky choice. Just ask Lady Gaga. Controversy seems to surround R. Kelly no matter where he goes. Especially when the lyrics talk about being a ‘servant‘ and a ‘slave.’ With that being said, the beat is infectious. What can I say? I love me some disco.

Hudson also uploaded an album sampler for her third studio album. As mentioned before, it’s untitled and doesn’t even have a release date as of yet. Seems sort of silly. Anyway, I love J-Hud so I’ll go with it. Check out her R. Kelly duet and more below. UPDATE: Hudson just revealed the album will be titled JHUD. #loveit

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Jennifer Hudson heads back to her hometown to film the music video for “Walk It Out.” As the title suggests, the 32-year-old struts it out on the streets of Chicago. Wearing 90s-inspired urban attire, Hudson rocks high kicks with big hoops while flirting with random guys along the way. She spends a little extra time at the basketball court ogling a big buff muscle daddy. British Gladiator David McIntosh flexes every inked muscle to J-Hud’s liking.

As much as I adore Jennifer (which I do), there’s something a little awkward about this new look. Dare I even say inauthentic. Great vocalist, but I just don’t buy her as this around the way girl doing impromptu choreography in the park with her girls. Watch the video directed by Director X (Iggy Azalea “Fancy) below and decide for yourself.

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Jennifer Hudson Walks It Out On New Timbaland Track

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Sissy that walk J-Hud. The Dreamgirls actress slays it with her new slammin’ slow jam. Don’t mess with this leaner and sassier version.

Walk It Out” comes from prolific producer Timbaland and features lyrics by Lyrica Anderson. The track is the official follow up to her infectious “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” off her upcoming third studio album. It’s an interesting decision to slow things down as the lucrative summer season is just around the corner, but I like it. I’m always down for a slinky sensual jam. Give it a listen below.

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Lea Michele isn’t the only singer to recently pose for Terry Richardson. Jennifer Hudson also steps it up for the famed photographer. The 32-year-old singer gets her sexy on in a series of black ensembles while sporting a slick new hairstyle. I’m a huge fan and I maybe a little biased, but I think she looks phenomenal.

The photos are from the music issue of V Magazine. Hudson also chats with the publication about her love of singing, performing for drag queens and plenty more. Check out a few quotes from the publication, along with more photos.

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Jennifer Hudson first leaked “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” back in September. At long last, we finally have an accompanying visual for the Pharrell-produced track. J-Hud looks absolutely stunning wearing stylish threads and serving major shoulder shimmies and broken down doll poses. There’s also a splattering of muscular dancers showing off their glistening torsos for fans to enjoy. On behalf of everyone, thank you Jennifer.

“I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” features T.I. during the rap break. While it might not be the best choice as the first single for her forthcoming third studio album, I like it. Mind you, I’m partial to the entire retro-soul jazz throwback movement that seems to be taking over lately.

“Some of the songs have a nice old school swag to them, but I think people will be very pleasantly surprised with this album ’cause it’s about the mood and the groove and real music,” Jennifer told Yahoo! Music

Watch the sexy clip below. I have to say, I’m loving Hudson’s new haircut and overall confident swagger. Definitely a far cry from her American Idol days. It’s amazing what an Oscar and a Weight Watchers endorsement deal will do ;)

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Just in time for the Season 13 premiere of American Idol, Forbes released their annual roundup of the top-earning alums from the reality show. Despite it’s declining ratings, the show still produces viable platinum-selling artists. Just look at previous winners Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips who’ve reversed the downward trend that hit rock bottom when Lee DeWyze took the Season 9 crown. It’s too early to tell if reigning champ Candice Glover can maintain the momentum, but I have high hopes.

After losing the title last year, Carrie Underwood earns bragging rights among her fellow Idols. According to the publication, Underwood earned $31 million from June 2012 through June 2013. Just to punctuate how huge that is, her earnings exceeded the annual earnings of last year’s judges, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Carrie’s total comes from her platinum-selling Blown Away album, highly-successful tour and multiple endorsement deals.

Phillips makes his debut on the list by scoring the most successful coronation song in Idol history. “Home” sold more than four million copies. He ties for third place with Adam Lambert. The person you’ll be shocked that made the cut is Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks. For the longest time, he was perceived as the worst Idol winner (that is before DeWyze came along). The Soul Patrol leader earns his spot by being the first and only Idol act to have a Vegas residency at the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino.

Check out the Top 10 list below. I’ve also added clips/music videos from each former Idol contestant to familiarize yourself with their recent work.

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Whether her experience playing Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant in the Sex and the City movie factored in this generous gesture or not, Jennifer Hudson just upped the ante for celebrities. The Dreamgirls actress gifted a house to her personal assistant, Walter Williams III, during the holidays. Talk about a Christmas bonus. I wonder what Jennifer Lopez’s PA received during the holiday season? I bet not even a gingerbread house ;) I kid.

Not surprisingly, Walter freaked out, dropping the house documents and shrieking like an audience member at one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things tapings. Thanks to Instagram we can see his huge reaction. Before you starting looking for work as a personal assistant though, it’s worth noting that Walter met the American Idol alum in the sixth grade and has been one of her closest friends since. Check out the clip below.

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