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Jennifer Hudson Will Star In NBC’s Hairspray Live!

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An Oscar for Dreamgirls, an Emmy for Hairspray?!

We've known for a couple months that NBC's next planned musical is none other than Hairspray Live!, but we only just got our first casting news for the event on Monday… and we could not be more excited!

That's because it was just announced that Jennifer Hudson has been selected to play "Motormouth" Maybelle — the role Queen Latifah portrayed in the 2007 film!

Video: J.Hud & The Color Purple Cast Remember Prince With Purple Rain

But that's not the only update we've got for ya — Harvey Fierstein will also be reprising his role as Edna Turnblad, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical back in 2003!

Two leads down, nine to go.

Make sure to catch J.Hud, Harvey, and the rest of the to-be-determined cast when Hairspray Live! debuts Wednesday, December 7 on NBC!

Whom do U want to see join the cast next??

[Image via Jennifer Hudson/Instagram.]

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Jessica Chastain Reveals She Sometimes Feels Like A 'Sexual Object' Amid Hollywood's Gender Equality Conversation

| Filed under: InspirationQueen LatifahJessica ChastainJennifer LawrenceFreida PintoGirl Power

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Things just got real.

In the latest issues of Porter Magazine, Jessica Chastain once again weighed in on the subject of gender equality in Hollywood.

Related: Jessica Slams Rumored Rivalry With Jennifer Lawrence

The red headed starlet shared:

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The Internet Seems To Believe Paula Patton & Queen Latifah Are A New Lesbian Power Couple

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Reports of Queen Latifah and Paula Patton has the Internet freaking out!

On Thursday, Queen Latifah and Paula Patton started trending on Twitter…

And all because of reports that the two actresses are dating!

The Internet just couldn't handle the Miracles From Heaven starlet getting together with Robin Thicke's ex — and on his birthday, no less!

Related: Paula Opens Up About Life After Her Split From Robin!

We've reached out to their reps for further comment, and it seems the rumor probably isn't true.

But that doesn't mean we still can't enjoy everyone's reactions to the report!! Catch them all (below)…

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Queen Latifah Takes Home The ​Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Miniseries Or Television Movie Prize At The 2016 SAG Awards!

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Exciting news!

On Saturday, Queen Latifah took home the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie award at the SAG Awards for her role in Bessie. Bravo!

Related: Queen Latifah Will Star In Lee Daniels' Next Drama!

We just have to note that Miz Latifah's speech at the Hollywood event was the perfect balance of #Humblebragging and inspiring. LOVES it!

What's even better is that the A-lister beat out fellow industry vets Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco, Christina Ricci in The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, Susan Sarandon in The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, and Kristen Wiig in The Spoils Before Dying.

Color us impressed. Ch-ch-check out her wonderful speech (above)!

And take a look at the ongoing winners list HERE!

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Queen Latifah, Jeffrey Tambor, & More Stars Give HIGHlarious & Touching 'I'm An Actor' Monologues To Kick Off The 2016 SAG Awards!

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The SAG Awards have commenced!

Unlike other shows, the Screen Actors Guild doesn't need no fancy musical numbers or celebrity roast to kick off their show (sorry, Ricky Gervais!).

But what better way to kick off the night of actors honoring their peers with some "I'm an actor" introductions?

The intimate opening panned through the crowd of celebs, who each turned to the camera to introduce themselves to the audience!

Jeffery Tambor quipped about playing Maura Pfefferman in Transparent, and The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar talked about his first acting role — playing a terrorist!

Check out the opening (above) to hear introductions from Anna Chlumsky, Rami Malek, and Queen Latifah!

And check out the ongoing winners list HERE!

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EXCLUSIVE! Naughty By Nature Announce Kickstarter Campaign To Fund Their 25th Anniversary Album! Get The Deets & Watch Their New Music Video!

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They're still down with O.P.P. — after some crowd funding, of course!

Naughty By Nature are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a brand new album — and they want fans to get in on the ground floor with a Kickstarter campaign!

Related: Fans Are Freaking Out Over TLC's Missing Crowdfunded Album!

Let the legendary Treach explain exactly why taking it directly to fans was an important move for the '90s hip-hop group:

"We're in the hip-hop genre where the majority of the veteran artists don't get support from record labels. So you don't hear music from many legends in the game. Our fans worldwide kept letting us know that they miss our era of music. We launched this Kickstarter so there would be a platform to grant them their wish of hearing new Naughty By Nature songs and seeing new Naughty By Nature videos."

As incentives for fans to chip in, the veteran rappers are offering

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