Earlier today, Jennifer Hudson reached a milestone and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. See pics from the happy moment inside….
Academy Award winner and "American Idol" Dreamgirl Jennifer Hudson posed proudly atop the star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame she received earlier today. And looked white hot in Stella McCartney Resort 2014 while doing so.
Joined by her longtime fiance David Otunga and son David Jr., Jen tearfully accepted her honor and paid homage to her late mother saying:
"I’m sure my mom is in heaven like, ‘Jenny stop crying!’ But now’s the time to cry mama."
The newly coifed Weight Watchers spokeswoman, who went through a major physical transformation before our eyes, also thanked the men and women who captured her every move. She said during her speech:
"I even want to thank the paparazzi…even though y’all get on my nerves. I always sit and talk to y’all because we’re all one."
Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies said, "We are so happy to honor Jennifer Hudson with a star on the Walk of Fame. She is a great talent and a great addition to our Walk of Fame. Fans from all over the world have been waiting for this special day since we announced Jennifer’s selection for the star.”
Music legend Clive Davis, Ledisi, and singer/producer Raphael Saadiq were also on hand to salute Jennifer.
Watch Jennifer talk about her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and what it means to her below:
Jen (shown above in our exclusive pic from the set of Black Nativity) told EW that working with Mary J. Blige, Tyrese and Luke James was a great experience. “Some of my favorite artists are here. It makes such a fun project and a fun cast.”
Black Nativity hits theaters November 27th.
Photos via Ciao Hollywood/Phil Bray/Jennifer’s IG
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VOICES Share New Doc & Soundtrack ‘Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom’
VOICES is a community that discusses, develops, and distributes resources by Black Christian content creators for communities of color. Today — in support of the brand’s new historic documentary — the brand shares the original motion picture soundtrack, titled Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom. A 13-song collection that echoes the truth and revelation of how the recently recognized federal holiday Juneteenth came to be. The project features previously released singles “Where Do We Go,” and “Black As Heaven,” and a-list features from hip hop’s biggest names such as Lecrae and Propaganda, who appear on a new posse cut “Black Reconstruction.”
The documentary’s synopsis is as followed:
Uncover the deep spiritual significance of America’s newest federal holiday with pastor Rasool Berry in “Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom,” a new documentary film presented by the Our Daily Bread Voices Collection and Our Daily Bread Media.
Learn how Scripture inspired the faith of enslaved people, travel to the church where America’s first Juneteenth celebration took place, and uncover why newly liberated men and women credited God for their freedom.
With special guests Ms. Opal Lee, Lecrae, and more, you’ll journey to Galveston, Texas to discover a faith stronger than suffering.
Take a look at the documentary below.
The doc paired up with popular music outlet Rapzilla to spread the film’s awareness, with curator Rasool Berry stating:
“The first celebration of what has become known as Juneteenth took place at a church in Galveston, and I discovered that people who were closest to it understood their emancipation on spiritual terms. To really understand that story, we need to grasp their perspective on their own emancipation. The church is where the story starts, but that’s not where the faith component ends. The role of the Black church in establishing communities was really vital, I discovered.”
Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom: A Documentary from @Our Daily Bread Voices Collection is directed by Ya’Ke Smith.
After the listen, feel free to check out more of VOICES via social media.
Check out the full project below.
East Coast Rapper Helly Way Has “One Eye Open” In New Single
VA native by way of Smyrna, Delaware, Helly Way is one of the hottest rising rappers on the east coast. Coming from a long list of musicians, songwriters and singers, he is the grandson of legendary music copyist Samuel Herman who came up in a group with Quincy Jones. Determined to rebuild his family’s legacy that was lost, he began creating music at the tender age of 16 and never looked back.
Heavily influenced by Pharrell, Timbaland, DJ Premier, The Lox, Mobb Deep, Meek Mill Lil Wayne and Andre 3000, he began creating an original sound that cannot be duplicated. As he returns to the music scene with a hot new single titled “One Eye Open”, he is setting the streets ablaze with this release.
Wanting to give his fans something special to vibe out to all summer, “One Eye Open” serves as the first single off of his highly anticipated Scriptures EP. On this single you will hear Helly Way speaking his truth like never before, allowing listeners to get a more intimate look at the obstacles he has to overcome in order to achieve stardom. With grungy, original vocals, mixed with his raw truth telling, he is carving out his own lane in the music industry.
He is putting on for Virginia and Delaware in a way that the world will tap into very soon. Press play below to stream Helly Way’s “One Eye Open” single and give this rising rap star a chance.
Corey Hales Shares New Visual “Cool It Down”
Massachusetts Corey Hales serenades guests at a backyard boogie by the pool in the new visual for his latest single “Cool It Down.” In the Caleb Edens-directed visual, Hales blends various genres with his soulful R&B vocals over classical instrumental and pop-folk vibe. As the days turn to night in the latest visual, Hales’ performance certifies him as an artist-to-watch as we wined down 2022.
Hales on the making of “Cool It Down”: “I bought a mustang and was living on my own for the first time in Charleston, but on a cruise home from my Monday gig I was left thinking about this girl I had just met at the show. I think we all have those moments in our head where we map out everything we wish we said to someone and that’s exactly when the record was born. It’s also the first song I had written as a newly single person after a 5 year relationship, so it’s my personal favorite because all of my memories associated with the song are still super fun and positive.”
“Cool It Down” prepares for the release fo the artist’s highly-anticipated upcoming album, coming soon. “Cool It Down” is available on all DSPs via CAH Music/Foundation Media. Stream it here. Want more Corey Hales? Follow the rising star on social media for up-to-the-minute news.
You may watch Corey Hales’ new video for “Cool It Down” below.
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