What she’s wearing: K-Stew busted out a Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 romper to promote the final Twilight movie in Tokyo, Japan.
Why we love it: This look is fresh off the Paris Fashion Week and I couldn’t be more stoked that Stewart chose to wear this look. Stewart is finally coming into her own red carpet style and leaving her naysayers in the dust. The black and white checks is a cool design feature that feels refreshing due to the simplicity and large size of the pattern. Also it’s a romper which makes it all the more fun. The outfit looks very mod but still modern.
Takeaway: Designers are giving a fashion twist to plaids and checkered patterns so be on the lookout for some funkier versions of these everyday patterns. Also opting for a black and white look can be a very safe choice, so do black and white in a cool pattern that keeps the look modern.
What she’s wearing: Posh Spice was spotted out and about in New York City in a Comme des Garçons floral print blouse and J Brand high-waist bell bottom jeans.
Why we love it: We all know that Ms. Beckham can pull off a skin-tight mini dress like no other, so it’s always nice to see her in pants, separates, and prints. Her floral blouse is in a nice brown that pops with bright reds and yellows. Also Beckham just oozes fashion that she manages to make these high-waisted bell bottom jeans high fashionable and not mom-jeany (sorry Anne Hathaway).
Takeaway: High-waisted jeans are not for everybody so if you are self-conscious about your derrière or your tummy you might want to stay away. However bell bottom or flare jeans are actually flattering to most body types so they are a safer bet when you want to change up the types of jeans you wear.
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I don’t know what you guys have been doing this weekend but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t as eventful as Justin Bieber’s. He got to perform for President Obama at the White House.
The pop star sang at the Christmas in Washington 2011 event and the Hollywood Life says he did an amazing job. Obama’s daughters Malia and Sasha were over the moon when they finally got to meet Justin.
Justin was also extremely excited about the opportunity. He wrote on Twitter, “Great night! President Obama is one cool Prez. He told me he was “chillin.” #PresidentialSWAG.”
Obama showed how much “presidential swag” he truly had by joining Bieber and special guests Jennifer Hudson and Victoria Justice to sing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: Where’s Selena? Well, Hollywood Life says she did travel with her boyfriend to Washington but probably laid low in the audience. After all, they just spent a nice mini-vacation in Mexico together. I’m sure the two need a break.
The stars come out to play for Versace for H&M!
The fashion line’s launch party, held last night in New York City, was crawling with the likes of Jessica Alba, Chace Crawford, Jennifer Hudson, Emma Robers, Nicki Minaj and Blake Lively just to name a few. Attendees were even braced with the glowing presence of Donatella Versace herself.
“I had an ammmazzinnng night!
#DonatellaVersace and soo many people was great seeing @RobertsEmma and @jessicaalba :)…” tweeted atress Chloe Moretz. She was more star stuck over the “Super Bass” rapper tweeting, “Meeting @NICKIMINAJ was amazing :O I love her and her performance was to die for :O ” Someone’s sure happy!
Minaj took time to tweet after following her and Prince’s performances, tweeting, “Prince just shut new york city DOWNNNN. WoW. Shouted me out while he was on stage and errrthang gworl!!!!
So who was the best dressed of the night? Drum roll please…
Jessica Alba sparkled in a black studded matching Versace for H&M top-and-skirt outfit.
Blake Lively glowed in a strapless white and black Versace dress and blazer.
Chloe Moretz shined in a bright yellow studded Versace for H&M dress.
Emma Roberts looked fierce sporting a floral Versace for H&M bustier and matching pants.
Chace Crawford looked sharp in a black suit and scarf.
Check out more photos of the fashion event here.
Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson has been cast as a nun in ‘The Three Stooges,’ reports Billboard.
In 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Three Stooges,’ produced by the Farrelly brothers, the former ‘Idol’ contestant will play one of the nuns in the orphanage where the Stooges spend their time.
This isn’t Hudson’s first time on the big screen. She previously won an Oscar for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in ‘Dreamgirls,’ which co-stared Beyonce.
Hudson will join a cast of Chris Diamontopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso as the three stooges, while Larry David, Stephen Collins and Glee’s Jane Lynch will also star in the film.
This is kind of a random role, but I’m sure she will pull it off – she is an Oscar winner, after all. I wonder if she will do any singing in it. Artists always have clever ways of plugging their songs or voice into the movies they star in.
Weight Watchers just added another dazzling star to their long line of celeb spokespeople. Oscar-winning singer and actress, Jennifer Hudson, announced that she is the newest face for the popular weight-loss company, MTV News reports.
After having a 7-month-old-son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., with fiancé, pro wrestler, David Otunga, the star says that Weight Watchers fits into her schedule quite well.
“I can follow the plan no matter where I am, still enjoy my favorite foods and even use the iPhone app to track my points,” she said.
Hudson is very positive about the program and does not see it as a diet.
Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones used the Grammys to recruit more stars to their project of remaking “We are the World,” reports E! News. Bono and Lady Gaga are the latest to sign on. They will join Usher, Jason Mraz, Akon, Jennifer Hudson, Carlos Santana, Enrique Iglesias and Toni Braxton at the recording Monday in Los Angeles. There may be up to 100 singers.
William Balfour is the man accused of murdering Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew back in October 2008. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that attorney Joshua Kutnick has withdrawn as Balfour’s attorney. Kutnick told the paper that the case was too high profile and costly. Because of this it would be numerous hours and did not have the time available. Balfour has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion. Kutnick had said there is no forensic evidence linking his former client to the killings, MTV reports. Jennifer Hudson has only recently started making appearances in the public eye again after singing at the Super Bowl and performing at the Grammys.
After her first and amazing performance at the Super Bowl since the family tragedies, and after a stellar performance last night at the Grammys, fans are certainly excited for Hudson to get back into things again. Starting April 2 in Philadelphia with R&B singer Robin Thicke, Hudson will tour for five weeks ending in Houston. She has certainly made a triumphant return so shortly after the murders of her mother, brother and nephew. Husdson won her first Grammy last night, and is excited about performing again. She told PEOPLE, “I am so grateful – my first Grammy and my first tour. It doesn’t get better than that.”
Jennifer Hudson has a lot on her mind. The 27-year-old singer is still recovering from the tragedy in her family while under the spotlight of the entertainment industry. Her personal life has been the horrifying story of celebrity news since October, but her professional life still manages to flourish. Hudson has been nominated for four awards tonight at the 51st Grammy Awards Show.
E! Online reports that the talented star feels blessed and honored to be among the nominees. “It’s been a childhood dream of mine to release an album, so to receive four Grammy nominations is truly a blessing. I’m extremely honored and humbled by the nominations,” Hudson said in a statement released by Arista Records.
Hudson performed Friday at the MusiCares tribute to Neil Diamond, and received the first standing ovation of the night. She sang a soulful rendition of the 1969 hit ‘Holly Holy’.
Hudson’s self-titled debut is nominated for R&B Album of the Year, while the tune “Spotlight” is a contender for best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Her fourth nomination is a shared one with American Idol buddy, Fantasia. They are in the running for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for their duet entitled “I’m His Only Woman.”
A man accused of killing three members of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson’s family has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and home invasion.
William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister, Julia Hudson, entered his plea at Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago Tuesday.
He is accused of killing the sisters’ mother, Darnell Donerson, their brother, Jason Hudson, and Julia Hudson’s seven-year-old son, Julian King, in October.
The 27-year-old, who is being held without bail, is next due in court Jan. 27.
Jennifer Hudson, an Oscar winner in 2007 for her supporting role in “Dreamgirls,” has kept a low profile since the tragedy.
She is expected to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, and she also has four nominations stemming from her self-titled debut album, released in the fall, going into the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards.
Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Jennifer Hudson are among the artists who will perform at a gala ceremony honouring Neil Diamond in February.
Diamond, who was named 2008′s MusiCares Person of the Year, will also perform at the charity event taking place Feb. 6 at Los Angeles’ Convention Center.
The singer is being feted for his well-documented charitable work, which recently included donations to efforts like hurricane relief following Texas’ Hurricane Ike.
He joins such past honourees as Bono, Paul Simon, Sting and Aretha Franklin.
Additional performers in the ceremony’s lineup include Adele, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban and Raul Malo.
The event will also feature a silent auction, with celebrity memorabilia put up for grabs during an online auction.
Proceeds from the gala will benefit the MusiCares program, which helps musicians during times of financial, medical and personal need.
William Balfour, the ex-husband of Julia Hudson, as well as the only suspect in the Hudson family murders, has been in custody on a parole violation.
According to MTV News, as the brother-in-law of singer Jennifer Hudson, Balfour will undergo a hearing, which will determine whether or not there’s a probable cause to move on to the step of a more in depth court hearing.
During the upcoming hearing, the court will discuss not only Balfour’s missed anger management classes, but also his missed appointments for substance-abuse counseling and his June arrest for cocaine possession.
“There is a chance, if there is no probable cause, that he’ll be let go,” said board chairman Jorge Montes.
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office had no comment on the hearing, since it’s not directly related to the Hudson murder case, but it’s to their advantage that he remain in custody — the longer he is, the more time they have to build a case, should they decide to arraign him on the homicide charges.
“We can’t get into the nuts and bolts of our investigation right now,” a rep for the Chicago police department told MTV News. “Our investigation is continuing.”
According to Chicago police, the weapon which was used in the Hudson slayings has been found in the form of a handgun that was retrieved Wednesday in the city’s North Lawndale neighborhood.
The .45-caliber Sig-Sauer semiautomatic pistol, was recovered in the bushes of a vacant lot on Chicago’s West Side, merely a block away from the site where the body of Hudson’s nephew, Julian King, was found on Monday.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the police had suspected that the gun was in fact used in the killings, however they were not able to confirm it until forensic testing was completed on the weapon.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had previously traced the recovered gun to its original owner, who lives in Michigan and had reported it stolen. Now, investigators are trying to trace the weapon’s path from Michigan to Chicago.
In a statement released Thursday announcing the family’s formation of the Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims, the family said, “The specific purpose of the foundation is to care for the needs of families who have lost relatives to a violent crime. This encompasses their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, as well as grief counseling.”
While he has not been charged with a specific crime, William Balfour the ex-husband of Julia Hudson and only suspect, still remains in police custody as a “person of interest.”
A private funeral was held on Monday morning at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago for Jennifer Hudson’s mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King, who were the victims of murder last month in Chicago.
Hudson, according to the Chicago Tribune, spent a few moments at each of the coffins at the end of the two-hour wake, before then kissing her mother.
Fellow “American Idol” alum Fantasia Barrino was a guest at the funeral and sang an emotional “Your Grace and Mercy,” while holding Hudson’s hand.
The service also included Reverend Jesse Jackson and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley who both spoke at the service.
The funeral ended a short time later, and a horse-drawn carriage led the procession to the cemetery.
Police shut down streets surrounding the church in order to keep the media and onlookers away from the service. A plastic covering was used on a tall gated fence in back of the large church, blocking the public from seeing into the entrance area, according to The Associated Press.
A public memorial service for Jennifer Hudson’s slain family members will be held in Chicago Sunday (Nov. 2).
The service for Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at the Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church, where the Oscar winner grew up singing.
“The Hudson family welcomes anyone who wishes to attend and pay their respects to these three beloved members of the Chicago community,” read an announcement made by Hudson Funeral Home, which is owned by the singer-actress’s aunt.
The public service, which will follow an hour-long private service at the church, reportedly will not be attended by Hudson or her sister Julia, according to aceshowbiz.com.
In lieu of flowers, the Hudson family is asking that donations be made toward the newly created Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims.
The foundation, which Hudson and sister Julia established in honour of late mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King (Julia’s son), will benefit families who have lost relatives to violent crime.
Chicago police have confirmed that the body of a child found in the backseat of a white Chevrolet Suburban is that of Jennifer Hudson’s nephew, Julian King.
King, 7, went missing on Friday, on the same day that Hudson’s mother and brother were found shot to death in their Chicago home.
According to the “Chicago Tribune”, the boy was shot multiple times in the back of the vehicle.
John Louden, 75, found the vehicle and told his wife to call the police once he realized that the license plate matched the one police had been looking for.
“I didn’t look in there. I didn’t touch it. I knew it was a strange vehicle,” Louden said. “I feel bad about that baby.”
Hudson’s sisters estranged husband William Balfour, 27, remains the primary suspect.
Authorities are holding him in custody for violating parole for a 1999 attempted murder conviction for which he served seven years.
Authorities are testing Balfour’s clothing for gunshot residue.
Balfour has denied involvement in the killings of Hudson’s mother and brother and in King’s disappearance.
Police searched Balfour’s girlfriend’s house for several hours Friday night after taking him into custody.
Her home is located about 2.5 miles from where the SUV was found this morning.
A family friend said Balfour recently threatened to take Julian away.
Following a $100,000 reward from entertainer Jennifer Hudson regarding the disappearance of her 7-year-old nephew Julian King, a male child has been found by Chicago police in a white SUV, Monday morning, at around 8 a.m, in the city’s West Side.
According to CNN, FBI authorities are still trying to identify the child, but believe that the body might be King.
The Chicago Tribune reported late Monday morning that members of the Hudson family were expected at the medical examiner’s office in the early afternoon, and a press conference was scheduled following the identification of the body.
The elite singer’s nephew went missing following the deaths of her mother and brother, who were shot dead in their home on Friday.
The Tribune also reported that a car belonging to Hudson’s slain brother, a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate number X584859 was reported missing from the crime scene, and the SUV containing the body of the boy matched that license plate number.
Hudson’s sister, Julia Hudson, made an emotional appeal Saturday for the safe return of her son.
“My greatest fear has already happened; my greatest hope is for having my child,” Julia said. “I just want my son.”
The Amber Alert, along with FBI experts have classified Hudson’s brother-in-law, William Balfour, as a suspect in the events, but has not been charged yet. Balfour and Julia Hudson had been previously married, before separating recently.
Hudson posted two pictures of her nephew on her MySpace page, wearing the brown-and-orange striped polo shirt he was wearing when he was last seen.
“Please keep praying for our family and that we get Julian King back home safely,” Hudson said in a posting on her MySpace page Sunday. “If anyone has any information about his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately.”
Jennifer Hudson and her family are offering a $100,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of Hudson’s nephew, seven-year old Julian King.
According to MSN.com, Hudson and her family are appealing to the public for any information on King’s whereabouts.
Hudson’s mother and brother were found shot to death in their home Friday. King was declared missing.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert for King and listed Hudson’s sister’s ex-husband, William Balfour as a suspect.
Balfour, 27, was arrested Friday and is being detained for a parole violation unrelated to the homicides.
Balfour was on parole and spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle.
Balfour has denied that he was involved in the killings and King’s disappearance.
Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond said, “Detectives are working 24 hours on this case. There’s a lot of forensic evidence. We have to work the evidence and try and solve this case. Most importantly, we want to find the child.”
Hudson shot into the spotlight in 2006 for her role as Effie in “Dreamgirls” and later won an Oscar for the role as best supporting actress.
On her MySpace blog, Hudson thanked everyone for their support and asked for continued prayers for her family and finding King.
The investigation continues.
In the wake of the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother, Hudson is once again facing another crisis as her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, has gone missing.
According to MTV News, the FBI has joined the Chicago police in the search for the boy.
“We just have to follow the evidence,” Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis told reporters, “and right now, that’s what we’re doing, and we will follow it to wherever it leads. … We’ll work closely with the family, we’ll develop leads, and we’ll pursue them to a logical fruition.”
Hudson’s sister, Julia, along with the boy’s father Greg King, pleaded for their son’s return. “All I ask, I don’t care who you are, just let my baby go,” Julia said. “I just want my son back. He doesn’t deserve this.”
William Balfour, one of suspects in custody for the double homicide and child abduction, happens to be Hudson’s brother-in-law, as Balfour and Julia Hudson, had been married for about a year-and-a-half, but had recently separated.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley offered his condolences to the Hudson family in a separate press conference, saying, “Our prayers go out to [them], and [the police] are working to make sure they get the offender and other facts involved in the case about her nephew.”
Community activist Ziff Sistrunk told the Chicago Tribune that he was looking for a hundred volunteers to form a search posse, telling the paper, “We need to find this kid.”
According to MTV News, Chicago police have taken a suspect into custody, for the double-homicide of Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother.
William Balfour, 27, is now in custody, after being suspected for the murders. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Balfour, who police called “armed and dangerous”, was on a seven year jail sentence in 1999, and was out on parole, following attempted murder, carjacking and stolen property charges.
Following a call early Friday morning from Hudson’s mother’s South Side residence, police found Hudson’s mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, and older brother, Jason, 29, shot and killed.
Chicago Police Deputy Chief Joseph Patterson, said that there was no sign of forced entry, and that police were unsure if anything was missing from the house.