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Jennifer Hudson & James Corden Make Songs In The Public Domain Sound Effing AH-Mazing! Watch The Budget-Friendly Performance!

| Filed under: TV NewsMusic MinuteJennifer HudsonLate Night TVJames Corden

Who says top-notch musical entertainment has to come at a price?

James Corden has been killing it with his Late Late Show musical segments — like the uber popular Carpool Karaoke. Get it? Uber because cars? LOLz!

But getting the rights to play major pop songs on television doesn't come cheap!

Video: Corden & Cuba Gooding Jr. Have An Epic Break Dance Battle!

So the late night host thought he would do CBS a favor (either that, or his budget was actually cut — LOLz!) by only singing songs in the public domain.

With the help of the incredibly talented Jennifer Hudson, Corden jammed out to elementary school faves like Skip To My Lou, Old McDonald, and London Bridge — but totally brought down the house with a gospel rendition of If You're Happy And You Know It!

Ch-ch-check out the clap-happy performance (above)!

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Jennifer Hudson Joins The American Idol Finale Lineup! Move Over, Carrie & Kelly!

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Watch out Carrie Underwood and Kelly ClarksonJennifer Hudson is coming for ya!

On Wednesday, FOX confirmed that the American Idol alum will join Carrie and Kelly as they say goodbye to the once-beloved show.

Translation: this final act will be amazing!!!

Related: Donald Trump Somehow Gets Involved With American Idol!

While J.Hud has made guest appearances on the show since season 3, this will be her first major Idol comeback. We bet viewers are really excited to see their fan-favorite grace their televisions once again!

Even though the Grammy and Oscar winner is a big draw for the show, we can't count out the rest of the alums who will also return for the emotional send off — which, as of now, includes Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Kellie Pickler, and even more surprises.

Will U be tuning into the finale Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. EST on FOX??

[Image via FOX.]

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Katie Holmes Helps Jamie Foxx Ring In His Birthday — But What Does That Mean For Those Pesky Relationship Rumors??

| Filed under: Love LineJennifer HudsonKatie HolmesJamie FoxxAlicia KeysSuri CruiseOscarsBestiez

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It's a classic case of are they/aren't they!

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are doing nothing to stop those relationship rumors. Recently, it was revealed that Miz Holmes helped the Oscar winner ring in his birthday at a bash in NYC.

Hmm, very inneresting!

However, Suri Cruise's mom wasn't the only A-lister present at the surprise party at the restaurant Le Bilboquet. In fact, it has been reported that Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys also joined in on the birthday fun.

Related: Jamie Foxx's Daughter Is Miss Golden Globe 2016

Color us jealous!

Though we are curious to learn what the Dawson's Creek alum got the Django Unchained actor for his big day — since they're supposedly "in love." In case you forgot, the twosome were first linked back in October 2013.

Whoa! Nonetheless, the attractive duo have

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Will Jennifer Hudson Appear On The American Idol Finale Show?? See What She Said!

| Filed under: TV NewsJennifer HudsonAmerican IdolRyan SeacrestOscars

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Jennifer Hudson isn't technically an American Idol winner — but she has had one of the biggest careers following her stint on the reality singing competition!

Even with hit records, a Broadway role, and an Oscar under her belt, the Idol alum would still love to make an appearance on the Fox show's final season!

Related: J.Hud Shares Powerful Message About Gun Violence

At the opening of her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, the 34-year-old told E!:

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Jennifer Hudson Shares Powerful Message About Gun Violence — 'It's A Scary Time No Matter Who You Are'

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Jennifer Hudson is no stranger to the very tragic problem of gun violence.

As you may know, the 34-year-old's mother, brother, and nephew were shot and killed in 2008 by her sister's former partner.

The singer and actress just tackled this very important issue in her new Spike Lee flick Chi-raq — which is about gang violence in Hudson's hometown of Chicago.

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In a recent interview with W Magazine, the American Idol alum opened up about her decision to take on this very personal project. Miz Hudson admits she was hesitant at first when Lee approached her about doing the movie:

"It's like, you're asking a lot. This is reality for me. This is my life. A part of my life. And I definitely had that moment of like, ‘Are you serious?' But when I really thought about it, I understood why he came to me and I thought, ‘You know what? It's worth me telling my story so that hopefully no one else has a story like this to tell.' The film we're doing is trying to save my city, as my mother said, take care of home. So for that reason I was like, ‘Okay, I get it, it's worth doing.' But I don't think it's anything I will ever, ever revisit again."

We can imagine it was incredibly difficult to revisit something that is responsible for the deaths of so many of her loved ones.

At the end of the day, J. Hud says this film is incredibly important in light of recent attacks throughout the United States and the world:

"If we didn't have these issues, I don't think a movie like that would have needed to be made. That's the point of making it, to make people pay attention and say, ‘Guys, we have to start somewhere.' And it's not just the city of Chicago. It's everywhere. It's a bad time right now, no matter where we look. Kids can't go to school, people can't go to church, you can't go to the movies. It's like, what are we doing to ourselves? What's happening? We're acting like animals. It's unfortunate that things are this way, but it's not going to change unless we do something about it. Even in filming the movie, there were times where more and more incidents kept happening. And Spike kept writing it into the movie. Those who don't get it, it's like, how don't you get it when this is what the issue is? And if you do have a problem with it, have a solution to come along with it. What plan do you have? How do you not try? And what are we supposed to do—just kill each other? It's a scary time no matter who you are, where you go, what color you are, where you live, honey."

Wow.

It is so sad and terrifying that this is such a growing issue. We are just happy there are influencers like Hudson and Lee who are dedicated to making a change for good.

[Image via WENN.]

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Get Some Holiday Shopping Inspiration From The Most AMAZING Gifts Celebs Have Ever Given!

| Filed under: Angelina JolieJennifer HudsonOprah WinfreyHolidaze

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It's almost here!

With Christmas and the rest of the Holiday season just around the corner, figuring out what to get your loved ones is probably on your mind.

Thankfully, some of our fave A-Listers like to splurge when it comes to giving presents.

For example, everyone knows Oprah Winfrey goes all out to give gifts to her fans during her Favorite Things special, but did you know that Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Hudson have also been known to go extravagant on occasion?

This is basically all the holiday shopping inspiration you'll need this year!

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