It Girl of The Week: Jennifer Hudson
After months of Oscar buzz, the nod is finally official. Jennifer Hudson is going to the Academy Awards, and we’ve been following her every step of the way. For those of you who may have missed her ascent to superstardom, here are the reasons Ms. Hudson is our girl:
-Girl can sang.
-She lost to Fantasia Barrino on the third season of American Idol and then beat her out for the part of Effie in “Dreamgirls.”
-Now she’s making movies with Jamie Foxx, not headlines (BET lip-lock? Yea, that’s you Fantasia).
-Her Oscar news conveniently coincided with the second week of Idol auditions. Perhaps a coincidence or perhaps just the marketing machine that IS American Idol. Either way I don’t care. Either way I like it.
-She’s not Beyonce.
-“I’m Telling You Am I Not Going” actually outshines Abigail Breslin’s “Super Freak” in “Little Miss Sunshine.”
Final Word: Watch out, Cate Blanchette. This girl's gonna give you a run for your money.