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Beyonce Says No Jennifer Hudson Feud

Beyonce performed quite a show on The Today Show this morning. She's totally confident in herself as an artist on stage and in front of the camera. So even though Jennifer Hudson may be getting most of the rave reviews for her performance in Dreamgirls, Beyonce says it doesn't bother her a bit. Here's more:

"I knew that the character that I played wasn't the star," Knowles, 25, told reporters on Saturday about knowing full well that her Diana Ross-esque role of Deena Jones was less meaty than Hudson's part as Effie White – a part that is already getting Hudson Oscar buzz. "She wasn't the underdog. She didn't have the struggle and the pain and the dramatic scenes that Effie had, and I was fine with that."

Taking the role was about proving herself as an actress. "I'm already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing," Knowles said. "I did this because I wanted people to know that I can act and I can play someone so different from myself."

So, what about the rumors of jealousy towards Hudson? "It's really unfortunate that everyone is saying I'm jealous of Jennifer. It hurts my heart because it's so clichéd. … They're saying that I'm mad when I knew going into this that I was playing Deena," said Knowles. "Because I'm a star they just automatically assume that I'm not humble enough to sit down and take a back seat, which I am."

But the R&B star did admit that she would have liked to have sung Effie's song, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," a showstopper that, in large part, helped get Jennifer Holliday a Tony Award for best actress for the original 1981 Broadway version of Dreamgirls.

"I mean," said Knowles, "I wish I could've gained 20 pounds and played Effie."

Ouch! I wonder what Jennifer Hudson will think of that last comment! Luckily Beyonce followed it up with some kind words for her costar. She said, ""Jennifer Hudson had such a pressure, first of all, never being in a film and never have done an album and still having to live up to those expectations," said Knowles. "She did incredible." For more pics of her Today Show performance just


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angelbaby1988 angelbaby1988 9 years
I want to start off by saying that I love Beyonce I am one of her biggest fans. I feel that she is a little hurt right now for the simple fact that she was expecting "DreamGirls" to be her big moment. Beyonce is use to being so great and people loving her so much that she can' handle the fact that she is not a star. Her Comments were rude and childish of her. I believe once Beyonce realizes that no matter how good of a performer she is that it is okay that she hasn't master the art of acting. Everybody can't be good at everything because if that was the cast everyone could an talented performer like she is. I hope that she apoligizes for her remarks because I really look up to Beyonce because she always seems so down to Earth and I would hate for her to prove me wrong.
RiRi_22 RiRi_22 9 years
Beyonce is full of shit..her ass is jealous. Of course she is not going to admit it. But she is. I mean read the comments she had made. That girl is jealous. And of course she is trying to find some kind of excuses in why she isn't jealous. And you know what else is funny. Okay, She is always talking about how she wants an Oscar....and now all the buzz is on Jennifer and everyone is saying she should win an Oscar and she just might be nominated for an oscar....LOL Look no one is talking about Beyonce.....Beyonce is damn near jealous. "I'M ALREADY STAR..HAVE NINE GRAMMYS..EVERYONE KNOWS I CAN SING" Sooo what is she trying to say???? What her winning nine grammy's got to do with anything. An Oscar and a grammy are two different things. I think she was trynna to throw in some lil insults towars miss Jennifer. Beyonce think she is slick...LOL Fo real..and she is not. She could have kept those comments to herself. Yes we know you can sing..but there are times when you sound like shit..and you sound terrible. Yes we know you won 9 grammys...YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE. And Jennifer ...I'm sure she can get win 9 grammys too..Cuz she can blow you out of the water if she wants to. You are a star??? Yeah, and so is Jennifer...Yeah you know Jennifer..the one who is getting the oscar buzz?? You making up these excuses in why Jennifer is getting more of attention. Saying her character is more dramatic and more emotional...Wow!! Excuses Excuses...Beyonce just give the girl her props and just be real for ONCE..Just admit that Jennifer is a way better actress than you. Because your acting is not all that. Seriously. I've seen "Carmen" I've seen "Gold Member"..."Fighting Temptaions" ..and "Pink Panther".....all of them..and your acting SUCKS...and um Beyonce if you really wanna prove to ppl that you can ACT...then how about you play a role in a movie where it does need you to sing or dance. Because that is what you do 24/7th. Go do some Shakespear..If you think you can ACT..so damn well...and since you want an Oscar. Because you playing Deena means nothing. Playing Deena should have been a peace cake for you..since all you are doing is singing and dancing. Damn!!!
juju4 juju4 9 years
Flutterpie - she's jealous of Jennifer Hudson because all the reviews are saying that J. Hud steals the show! She's practically a lock for a supporting actress Oscar nomination. People are saying "a star is born" so much it is becoming cliche. No one is talking about Beyonce's performance, and it was supposed to be the movie that she wanted to use to prove to everyone she is an amazing actress.
sanD13 sanD13 9 years
Haha, I just saw nomerz's avatar and realized how funny it is! I love it!
sanD13 sanD13 9 years
Good point Jenna, it really shouldn't be tough to play a singer. I hope Jennifer Hudson's career skyrockets after this movie :-)
Luckygirl Luckygirl 9 years
Why does Beyonce have to do a whole article in People about this feud? And why do the movie just to prove she can act? What about doing it because she actually enjoys acting or the script was amazing? Beyonce is really disgusting and sad. I used to envy her money and lifestyle. But now I just feel sorry for her. How messed up is she to be so blessed and still have to steal someone else's shine? I don't think I'm gonna be able to hold down my Christmas dinner if I see this movie on Dec. 25th. But I refuse to let my distaste with Beyonce force me to miss out on Jennifer Hudson! They need to put those airsickness bags in all the theaters that are showing Dreamgirls! I doubt I'll be the only one with this dilemma.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Yup, Beyonce has a great voice but I don't think she is a good actress at all. Plus, she acts like this is a huge stretch...she is playing a SINGER :oy: Wow, so she is basically playing herself. Big deal.
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 9 years
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SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 9 years
flutter she had to lose 20 pounds to play the dina a role. so if she was talented enuf she could have played effie as is.. but she wasnt
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
beyonce was always considered for the role she played because destinys child was always considered supremes-like and beyonce was always considered to be "the diana ross" just as the this character was. again, the 20 pound comment was unnecessary but it was the truth, if she would of gained 20 pounds she would of been capable of playing effie i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
flutterpie this movie was filmed in 2005 was it not? What was she doing in 2005 that would have needed her to stay slim, and effie is the better, meatier role, correct me if I'm wrong. It's not that she didn't want the part cos it wasn't offered to her was it? It was auditioned for and Jennifer won it out of all the stars who are bigger than Beyonce who were vying for it, so she can cut the crap. It'slike Kelly Rowland saying i could have gained 40 pounds, and gotten a 4 pack stomach, a weave, a sh*ttastic design company and I could have been the next Beyonce. Those were thinly veiled insults in my country we call them chibhende.
Observant-One Observant-One 9 years
Beyonce master of the Backhanded compliment... Backhanded compliment: backhanded compliment or left-handed compliment is an insult disguised as a compliment. It is generally used to belittle or condescend, or often one uses a backhanded compliment when one wants to insult someone in a subtle way.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I think she's being genuine, and now I feel like a dork since everyone thinks she's not for real and jealous. :(
dovima dovima 9 years
she is a huge star and has won all the awards. personally i am not a fan of her crappy music but i can admit she can sing. that may have been taken out of context but it did sound a little bitchy.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
mar-the role called for a thicker girl, because the whole premise of the story is that beyonces character was less talented but was put in the spotlight because she thinner and easier on the eyes, jennifer was the more talented one but didnt get as much stage time because she was thicker. she was doing alot of things around that time and she probably didnt want to gain the weight. the comment may have been unecessary but it is the truth. i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I actually really liked Beyonce but these comments just make her sounds like a jealous bitch. And it is pretty sad to be jealous of an AI runnerup.
LaLaLola LaLaLola 9 years
Ouch! I mean Beyonce is beautiful, she can sing, and she's rich, but that's no reason to be a diva, the only divas I can stand are J. Lo and Madonna, am I the only one that thought that Beyonce was always kinda *REOW*
zanzara zanzara 9 years
she's always freaked me out a bit, she's scary, and its worse because she disguises it with the humble christian act, but underneath... kinda like an evil clown, and clowns freak me out too.
mar mar 9 years
flutterpie-the only part that was uneccesary was the gaining 20 lb part. As I read it, I agrred with all of it, until I read that line.She certainly did NOT need to say that, it was pointless, and basically it ended with an insult. Jennifer is a "bigger" girl then, B, but B has been much thicker in her days and EASILY could gain 20 lbs for this role
lemuse20 lemuse20 9 years
Beyotch Nowells has a bad attitude *shakes head*
MissKrys MissKrys 9 years
That probably came out wrong!! At least she's humble 99.9% of the time!
popculture-whore popculture-whore 9 years
oh gosh beyonce. i've always thought of her to be full of herself too, but damn! she keeps saying she's a star, yet she's humble? please. blah blah blah. she's definitely insulting jennifer hudson behind her "nice" words
chipper chipper 9 years
Double ouch. Such back-handed comments. I agree with everyone's comments above. Super-b^tchy. Maybe she's upset that Jennifer is not jealous of her.
tharightgurl4u tharightgurl4u 9 years
I knew I couldnt stand this fake a** tramp for a reason lol "Im already a star I got 9 Grammys" NO SHE DIDN"T!! Ugh she sounds jealous that Jennifer is gettin all the attention from this movie and cocky and you dont have an Oscar b*tch so puh leeze!!
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
i dont understand what the big hubub is about a) she is already a star, jennifer hudson is not, why would she be jealous of an american idol runner up b) she would of had to gain twenty pounds for that role and there is no way she could of done that and model for her line and tour her new album, jennifer hudson is already on the thicker side. i mean i am confused as to why everyone is so pissed at beyonce all of a sudden. i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
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