Jennifer Hudson performs with Candice Glover on the 'American Idol' Season 12 Finale (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Report: Jennifer Hudson Near Deal to Become ‘Idol’ Judge

With potentially four open seats on the “American Idol” judges’ panel next season, the rumors are going into overdrive as to what happens next. On Wednesday, it was reported that producers were considering recruiting some familiar faces who are also very familiar with the show to be judges — former contestants. Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, […]

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Fantasia Says ‘American Idol’ Needs New Judges

By Kyle Harvey, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) Since winning “American Idol” in 2004, Fantasia Barrino has been one of R&B’s strongest voices and among the most accomplished singers in the genre. The North Carolina native has put out 4 award-winning albums and has been praised for her role as “Ms. Celie” in the Broadway production […]

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Hudson, Crowe & Zeta-Jones to Perform Musical Tribute at Oscars

(Reuters) – Oscar winners Russell Crowe, Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones will perform at the Academy Awards in a tribute to the resurgence of big-screen musicals, organizers said on Wednesday. The performance, which will also feature Oscar nominees Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman from “Les Miserables,” is part of the several musical acts at the […]

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Jennifer Hudson (Photo: NBC)

Jennifer Hudson Thinks It’s Time for ‘American Idol’ to End

As “American Idol” struggles through another round of high profile changes behind the judges panel, and high drama between its dueling divas on and off screen, the ratings for the former juggernaut continue to slide downward, at least one former contestant admits that maybe the show’s moment has passed. Don’t get her wrong, Jennifer Hudson […]

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Jennifer Hudson in "Smash" (Photo: Will Hart/NBC)

Jennifer Hudson: I’m ‘Having a Ball’ Working on ‘Smash’

When “Smash” returns for a second season on Tuesday, February 5, look for the NBC series to be infused with a “new energy,” according to star Megan Hilty. DVR the Premiere of “Smash” This burst of energy in part is due to the Golden Globe-nominated drama’s creative overhaul, with new showrunner Josh Safran (“Gossip Girl“) […]

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