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EXCLUSIVE! Celebs At The 2016 BET Awards Dish About Prince, DJ Khaled, & Kanye West's Controversial Famous Video! WATCH!

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Big night, even BIGGER opinions!

On Sunday, at the 2016 BET Awards red carpet, several celebs including Tia Mowry couldn't contain their excitement about the Prince tribute!

Related: EXCLUSIVE! Celebs Act Out Famous Samuel L. Jackson One-Liners!

And boy, did they deliver! Performers such as Jennifer Hudson and Tori Kelly paid their respects to the Purple Rain artist by covering his classic songs!

In addition, we also asked the A-listers what they thought about DJ Khaled's Snapchat advice, and Kanye West's controversial Famous music video!

What did Chris Brown's ex Karrueche Tran think about the clip?!

To find out, ch-ch-check out this EXCLUSIVE video (above)!

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The 2016 BET Awards Prince Tribute — Featuring Jennifer Hudson, Sheila E., Janelle Monae, Stevie Wonder, The Roots, & More!

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Here it is, the moment we've been waiting for: the BET Awards tribute to Prince.

It's up to Sheila E., Janelle Monae, Stevie Wonder, and The Roots to show up and prove themselves after BET threw major shade at Madonna's tribute at the Billboard Music Awards.

So is this one bigger and better?

Related: A Prince Musical Might Be On The Way

Well, it's certainly bigger, as it was split up into multiple performances throughout the night. And it all started (above) with the Legendary Roots Crew, along with Erykah Badu and Bilal.

Erykah was subdued and surprisingly forgettable doing The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker… Bilal, on the other hand, really brought the spirit of the Purple One to the stage with his performance of The Beautiful Ones.

Next up, Tori Kelly joined Stevie Wonder — who interestingly enough was also in Her Madgesty's BBMAs tribute — for a performance of Take Me With U.

It was just OK… but then Jennifer Hudson took the stage and showed everyone how paying tribute is DONE.

Ch-ch-check out all the AH-Mazing performers honoring the late artist starting with the Roots with Erykah and Bilal (below)!

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Jennifer Hudson Full-On Admits She Was Only Cast In The Color Purple Because She's A Celeb!

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Jennifer Hudson is getting real about her role on Broadway!

On Tuesday, a fan took to Twitter to express outrage over the fact that the soulful singer was not nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in The Color Purple.

Related: Jennifer Will Star In Hairspray Live!

The JHud supporter wrote:

However, the 34-year-old responded to straight-up say that the only reason she was cast in the first place was because of her celeb status!

Ch-ch-check out her post (below)!

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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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Watch Jennifer Hudson & The Cast Of The Color Purple Honor Prince With A Stirring Rendition Of Purple Rain!

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Since Prince's death on Thursday, several fans and celebrities have done their best to honor the late artist.

While tons of famous friends and admirers took to Twitter to share their feels, and late night hosts James Corden and Stephen Colbert took some time to pay tribute to the legendary pop star, Jennifer Hudson decided to go a more musical route!

Related: Did Prince Foreshadow His Own Death With THIS Song?!

Hudson, who currently stars in the Broadway play The Color Purple, took a moment at the end of her show to address the crowd saying:

"I'm not a speaker by any means. I did not expect to have to speak on tonight, but God has his way. As we all know, today we lost a legend. Ooh, Jesus, we lost a legend who was a good friend of mine: Prince, who was dear to all of us. Every single one of us."

The 34-year-old actress went on to talk about her personal relationship with the deceased musician before getting the cast to sing Purple Rain with her!

Ch-ch-check out the Oscar-winning actress and the rest of The Color Purple's cast honor Prince Broadway style (below)!

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American Idol Brings Back All Your Favorite Contestants To Perform One Last Time! WATCH HERE!

You knew American Idol was going to go out with a bang! And it turns out, it's a gang bang!

Former contestants Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Ruben Studdard, Scotty McCreery, Josh Gracin, Lauren Alaina, Bucky Covington, Danny Gokey, and Clay Aiken, all took the stage to say goodbye!

Unfortunately, Kelly Clarkson couldn't be at the live event because she is about to give birth to her second child! However, she was able to do a taped segment (above) where she performed a medley of her classic hits!

Overall, the night celebrated Idol's legacy as one of the best competition shows in the history of television! It will truly be missed!

To watch ALL of the performances, ch-ch-check them out (below)

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American Idol Is Reuniting The COMPLETE Original Cast For The Series Finale — Including Brian Dunkleman & William Hung!

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This bangs!

American Idol kicks off its final week ever on Tuesday night, and yet we're still getting new information about the much anticipated finale.

That's because in addition to the news that Kelly Clarkson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson will be stopping by to say goodbye to iconic reality show, original co-host Brian Dunkleman and She Bangs singer William Hung will also be making farewell appearances!

Video: Take A Look Back At The Worst American Idol Auditions Ever!

We wonder if Ryan Seacrest is going to be jealous he has to share the spotlight again? LOLz!!!

Other familiar faces scheduled to pop up include Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Ruben Studdard, and Clay Aiken, so get ready to feel all sorts of nostalgia.

Oh — and in case you still cared, the final three contestants vying for the crown are La'Porsha Renae, Dalton Rapattoni, and Trent Harmon.

Make sure to catch American Idol say goodbye to 15 seasons this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night on FOX!

[Image via Tai Urban/WENN and FOX.]

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