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

See what she had to say HERE!

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.

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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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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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Aretha Franklin Has No Respect For Her Fellow Audience Goers At Broadway's The Color Purple — Eek!

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Oh no!

On Saturday, it was reported that Aretha Franklin was VERY rude during a performance of Broadway's The Color Purple. Ugh!

Apparently, the Queen of Soul showed up late for the show and snapped pics on her phone when she was first seated.

Related: Listen To Michelle Obama's 'Girl Power' Playlist

Entertainment writer Brandon Voss took to Facebook and noted:

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

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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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President Obama Strangles Decorates Oprah With Piano Wire A Medal Of Freedom! Fill In The Blank!

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Mr. President! You do realize married men shouldn't give jewelry to anyone beside their spouses and mothers, right? LOLz, JK!

When President Barack Obama placed the Medal of Freedom around Oprah Winfrey's uber-lovely neck on Wednesday afternoon our hearts simply swelled up with joy!

We bet Kanye West, Chicago's third biggest celebrity, watched the ceremony on TV from his diamond-encrusted throne and thought:

"Yo, Oprah, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but _______________________________________."

[Image via AP Images.]

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Academy Getting Backlash Over Oprah's Honorary Award!

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Sorry, Oprah, but the critics are NOT happy about this!

Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors announced that they will honor Oprah Winfrey with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for "her extensive charitable, philanthropic, and educational efforts."

Here's what New York Film Critics Circle chair John Anderson had to say about it:

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