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Jamie Foxx Mentors Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson performed for a sold out crowd on Saturday night at The Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. After the show she spoke about how her life has changed, what it's like to be the underdog and how Jamie Foxx was her biggest supporter. Here's more:

Jamie would call me every Sunday during the summer. It would never fail, and the first time he called I was like, "Oh, my God. Jamie Foxx just called me!" But he was so supportive, so sweet so helpful ... during filming. And he came to me at the end of filming and he pulled me to the side and he was like, "I didn't want to distract you while you were working, but now that we're at the end, I can say what I want to say." And he was like, "You know what? We really think you did something special. I feel like you're about ready to go down the same road that I just experienced (winning an Oscar for her performance in Ray), and if I can do anything to mentor you and help you out, I'd be happy to."

Sounds like Jamie really believed in her. We loved her on Idol and after seeing Dreamgirls we can see why he was such a fan. Lots more pics of Jennifer belting it out, so


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sanD13 sanD13 9 years
I have to admit Dreamgirls was a bit hyped up but Jennifer Hudson definitely lives up to all that hype. Her performance was awesome and Beyonce looked absolutely gorgeous
serena serena 9 years
I have to see this movie, too! I am very happy for her!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Ok now I want to see this movie. I can't wait to see if the hype about her is true!
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
No one should take advice from Jamie "Big Head" Foxx. The man wore sunglasses indoors...ON OPRAH!
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
does that mean hes tapping that ass In other news my upstairs neighbors gonna get a foot in his ass if he doesnt be still an stop doing the electric slide on my freaking roof. ------ only 12 days to go
psucksliterally psucksliterally 9 years
Jamie Foxx is an egotistical asshole. She was AMAZING in Dreamgirls.....I BAWLED!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Best Actor for Ray
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 9 years
Jamie foxx won an oscar?? what for? :o
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
points are a new feature here on Pop..there is supposedly a blog explaineing it somewhere. you earn points for comments, blogs, polls fab finds excetra.. and the more points you earn the higher your rating member color..or something to that effect.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i earned a point! i earned a point! okay, what's a point? 2007?
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i practically had to drag my husband to this on our vacation and he really enjoyed it. jennifer was AWESOME and her voice is so powerful. i read a piece in some magazine (vanity fair?) where beyonce said her part required her to hold back on her own voice to practically "whisper" her songs. uh-huh. beyonce seems a little less supportive that jamie, which is too bad. why can't women pull each other up? 2007?
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 9 years
I love Jamie, and Jennifer is so the next WHitney! THat movie was AMAZING. ~* “I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.” -Johnny Depp *~
notoriousrem_22 notoriousrem_22 9 years
i liked jamie foxx until he won an oscar then he just tured into a self absorbed ass... "stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it and live the phrase sky's the limit."
ashleycakes ashleycakes 9 years
Jamie Foxx is a douche _________________________ Yeah!!!
playsindirt playsindirt 9 years
J. Foxx is creepy. Something about him that's very smarmy and phoney.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Still waiting *looks at watch* for this film to come to the UK. That was a very nice thing for him to do and say...shows that he is not so self obsorbed....I betcha Beyonce would Never do this...thats because she knows she is a star already and does not need to help the little people
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
I knew she could sing because of American Idol, but that girl can ACT, too! She was AMAZING. Beyonce was surprisingly good as well--and impossibly gorgeous.
skinny-fat skinny-fat 9 years
Jennifer, Never mind Jamie Foxx. You stick with Clive Davis and he'll make you the new Whitney. This girl has an amazing, amazing voice and when she sings "And I am Telling You..." in Dreamgirls the hairs on the back of your neck will stand up and you'll get goosebumps. Let Clive do his thang, girlfriend.
wynter wynter 9 years
She does have a great voice.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 9 years
I wish I could belt out the tunes!
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