Sunday, January 16, 2011

Actress/singer Jennifer Hudson

Just when you're ready to bitch and complain about the plethora of "talent" shows on the American airwaves, like "American Idol," along comes on one of those shows a contestant who actually has talent. And Jennifer Hudson, who was a contestant on the 2004 edition of "American Idol," certainly has talent to spare. She can act and sing.

Ironically, she placed seventh in the competition. But she went on to have an A-1 career.

The Chicago-born performer parlayed her appearance on "American Idol" to winning the role of Effie White in the film version of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which she won the 2007 Best Supporting Actress Oscar and got more then twenty other awards and nominations. In 2008, she released a record album and appeared in The Secret Life of Bees.

Oh yeah, and I understand she lost weight. :-)

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