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Jennifer Hudson Turns Rejection into Stardom

Jennifer Hudson sure has had a busy week. She stopped by Letterman, won the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs Festival over the weekend and then took home best supporting actress at the NY Critics Awards on Sunday. She's sure come a long way since losing out on Idol. However, if she hadn't been rejected by the show she might not have given such a stellar performance in Dreamgirls. Jennifer recently said she used her AI rejection to help her to relate more to her Dreamgirls character. She says:

"I don't believe in looking back, that's in the past. It's part of my history and I'm proud of it. But, hey, I took it as a lesson and I've moved on. "I have never experienced anything to the extent of what EFFIE (her character in the film) went through, but everybody has been rejected. That was my closest rejection so I used that!"

We wonder what's in store for Jennifer next week at the Golden Globes. For more pics just


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raindance44 raindance44 9 years
sorry, i just can't get into Jennifer Hudson, she is too arrogant for me. I'm glad she won over Beyonce tho.
TriniBaby81 TriniBaby81 9 years
She's very pretty. Good luck to her too.
esmy-J esmy-J 9 years
She seems like a sweet lady!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
This all must feel so surreal for her. I can't imagine all of a sudden being famous like this. Congrats to her!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Artemis...Well I know because I remember what she looked like in the early stages of American Idol. Probably the only Black women who do not wear weaves in Hollywood as a necessity are Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith...there must be others but those spring to mind. I can always tell by the way the hair falls and the texture.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
I want Donna Karan to dress her. Black is fine, but she needs some color in her closet. STAT
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 9 years
She looks beautiful here - so polished and pulled together, and not overtly sexual....we need more role models like her.
OChottie OChottie 9 years
Love her! She looks so fantastic here. I love her jacket and boots. Skye!!!! I didn't know that was you honey. You *would* know about hair. You're my hair idol! :KISS:
kittycat kittycat 9 years
she should win the oscar, the golden globes...all the awards, small or big that should piss beyonce off and let's hope she takes it out on jay-z, who then dumps her...ok ok am wishful thinking...but she will definitely throw a baby tantrum
SexyBack80 SexyBack80 9 years
:raspberry: on American idol. You go girl!
mandyjean mandyjean 9 years
keep your chin up girl, everyone thinks youre great!
Artemis Artemis 9 years
JK and Dulce, how can you tell she has extensions? Could it not be her natural hair straightened? I never understand whether people like Beyonce, Tyra, and now Jennifer Hudson have natural hair (which they straigthen and/or curl) or whether they are indeed sporting extensions/weaves all the time. In any case, dark extensions tend to look so much more natural than blonde ones.
sarah100682 sarah100682 9 years
I like her, I really hope she sticks around for a long time.
Juicy23 Juicy23 9 years
She looks so good here! I am also voting for her!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Go Jennifer hudson :)
DulceSkye DulceSkye 9 years
Agreed, her hair looks fabulous. This is how extensions should be worn...soft and natural. Not the tangled overdone messes that Paris Hilton and Beyonce love to wear. I am so rooting for her! She seems so down to earth and sincere...I hope we see more of her in the future.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
She looks so much better here than she has lately! I hope she wins!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Luna13...I agree girl. Jennifer looks very cute here....she has been over done up lately which I can only imagine is Beyonce's bad influence. I am loving the hair....the red tint is gorgeous...I would love to know where she gets her weave from.
Luna13 Luna13 9 years
good for her, i hope she wins all the awards and makes beyonce mad!
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