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Jennifer Hudson Net-A-Porter’s The Edit

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Jennifer Hudson fronts Net-A-Porter’s The Edit.

In this new interview, the actress dishes on her new movie, Black Nativity and how life has been since her time on American Idol.

On her Oscar win:
“I didn’t know what the Oscars was. Where we come from, we don’t know anything about that world. If you see it on TV, it’s like, ‘Oh, people in fancy suits and ties.’ Jamie Foxx [her co-star] was like, ‘You know you’re going to win an Oscar?’ I didn’t pay him any attention. I was hired to do a job. That’s all I knew. ”

On her life post American Idol:
“It is so bizarre to me to say, ‘OK, let me go email Alicia [Keys], let me go email Beyonce, let me go talk to Oprah…’ For so long I sat and admire them; now I’m among them. What I feel about people you never heard from again is that they get too caught up in the hype. They think that just getting here is making it. No, it’s not making it. It’s like a losing-weight situation: it’s one thing to lose it, it’s another to keep it off. Well, it’s one thing to make it, but it’s another thing to stay. [That is] why you have to constantly do stuff to keep people’s attention. It’s a hustle, it really is.”

On her upcoming new movie Black Nativity:
“I turned down I don’t know how many [musicals]. What drew me to this is that it’s a holiday film: I’m a holiday fanatic. It’s uplifting – we don’t have enough of that in the world.”

 

Report: Octavia Spencer Sues ‘Sensa’ for Allegedly Backing Out on Deal

 

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Just a few months ago, Octavia Spencer was singing the praises of Sensa, a weight-loss supplement, but now it seems things have gone left.

Spencer filed a lawsuit at L.A. Superior Court alleging “breach-of-contract and fraud,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In documents obtained by THR,  the Oscar winner signed a $1.25 million contract with the company, but it had stipulations:  Spencer refused to do tabloid ads, or to take part in “before and after” photos. She also insisted on being completely honest with her fans by tagging all sponsored tweets with the required #spon hashtag. Sensa was allegedly not happy with the hashtag part.

In the lawsuit filed, Spencer claims the company is blaming her “for the failed advertising campaign” and they are now trying to back out of paying her $700,000 they owe her.

Since coming on board,  Sensa has used Spencer’s face to promote their product through various avenues.

Spencer lost 20 pounds, in just five months, as a result of using  Sensa.

Ellen DeGeneres to Host 2014 Oscars

 

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After months of wondering, who would host the 2014 Oscars, someone has been chosen. None other than Ellen DeGeneres will host the awards show.

Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the news on Friday.

“We are thrilled to have Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron in a statement. “As a longtime friend, we had always hoped to find a project for us to do together, and nothing could be more exciting than teaming up to do the Oscars. There are few stars today who have Ellen’s gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity. She is beloved everywhere, and we expect that the audience at the Dolby Theater, and in homes around the globe, will be as excited by this news as we are.”

And DeGeneres seems to be excited as well.

“I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say—the third time’s the charm,” she said in a statement.

 

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Selena Gomez On Justin Bieber: “He’s just sweet”

 

(February 26, 2011 - Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images North America)

 

 

 

Selena Gomez was pressed by Ellen DeGeneres for answers about her then budding relationship with Justin Bieber. Gomez wasn’t too forthcoming then so, when she return to Ellen’s show on Tuesday she was a little more open about Bieber.

“He’s little. He’s like my little brother,” said Gomez, 18, about Bieber,17.

Ellen DeGeneres asked Gomez again, “He’s like your little brother? … What do you have to say now?”

“I don’t know. I don’t know,” replied Gomez.

“Well,” continued DeGeneres, “you were trying to hide it still, right? But now you’ve made it public.”

DeGeneres went on to say, “You went to the Vanity Fair [Oscar night] party [together] and made me a fool.”

DeGeneres by saying the following with a laugh: “No, I really didn’t.”

“Yes, you did!!” countered DeGeneres

“I promise you, I didn’t,” said Gomez. “He’s just sweet.”

“He is,”  agreed DeGeneres. “He’s sweet as can be. But he’s not like your little brother, is he? No, he’s not. And he’s a fantastic guy. You can’t try to hide that forever.”

Adds DeGeneres: “I know you all were sneaking around but that’s crazy. You’re both huge stars, and you can’t hide from us.”

“I didn’t lie to you, said Gomez. ” I didn’t, though. I’ll say that.”

“No, you didn’t blatantly lie. A little brother is not someone you want to date.”

“Well, no,” concedes Gomez. “That would be weird.”

At the end of the interview Ellen gave Selena a pillow to take on tour with her. The pillow f course had a picture of  Justin Bieber on it.

 

 

Selena Gomez Discusses Justin Bieber’s Sweetness : People.com

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