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You're Gonna Love Jennifer Hudson

You're Gonna Love Jennifer Hudson

Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson is featured in the February/March 2007 issue of Giant Magazine shot by photographer Mark Alesky. It’s Jennifer‘s first major entertainment magazine cover and she looks like a star! The Golden Globe winner speaks out on her weight and her “fight” with Beyonce. Check out some choice excerpts below:

  • On the rumored fued with Beyonce: “I’m too busy trying to enjoy my blessings to be dwelling in mess. It’s not about that. It’s supposed to be about enjoying it. But then again, when something is good, people are always gonna try to find something wrong with it and try to throw a monkey wrench in there somewhere. We support each other as much as we did on day one. I mean, come on! That’s Beyonce! We’d rather see people focus their attention on our work.”
  • On her size: “Look, I used to be a size 22. Now, I’m a size 12. When I go to Hollywood stuff, I’m the biggest girl there. And I could care less. I still feel sexy and pretty whoever I’m standing next to because when I’m out in the real world, I’m the size of the average woman. And there is nothing wrong with us. There’s something wrong when you’re just skin and bones. It’s not cute. I love my size, period…. You gotta be comfortable in your own skin! I’m comfortable in mine. I don’t have a problem with it at all. I work with a trainer these days—to tone, not to lose. This jelly ain’t going nowhere.”
  • On her love life: “My boyfriend is my childhood sweetheart. We’ve been together since 1999! It’s crazy. I’m the dreamer and he supports my dreams – always has. He’s happy to be my rock and let me fly. I think it makes more sense to date someone outside of showbiz. He is stationary, stable, a home base. I’m on planes, here and there and always on the go. It’d be a whole different story if he was moving around, too. Instead I have a patient, understanding man who’s there for me when I get home. He’s home to me.”

In the latest issue of Essence magazine, Jennifer Hudson shares about her Idol abuse she experienced: “On American Idol, you go through this mental thing; you’ve got to get yourself back together. You’ve been abused, misled and brainwashed to believe whatever they want you to think.”

You can download Jennifer Hudson‘s single “Over It” here (mp3). It sounds unfinished to me — hopefully it’s being reworked in the studio before it hits mainstream radio…

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  • Cyndi

    she’s one of my favorite new stars, with class and talent. We needs loads more like her in hollyhood!

  • blurb

    She’s just beautiful inside and out.

  • mercredi

    Go Jennifer!!!!!!!!!!!

  • s.s.

    omg, she is great. L-O-V-E her!! she is so down to earth and comfortable with her normal weight. hollywood needs more like her.

  • Original jpf

    I’m crazy about her. I have a like/dislike attitude about Beyonce, but Jennifer I love. She’s the real deal. It’s like Diana Ross and Florence Ballard all over again accept this time, there’s a happy ending.

    jpf

  • isabella

    ah..I love her too! She has the talent, that voice is awesome and I love listening to it! I”m so glad for her awards, and love seeing her win again and again. She’s a beauty on top of it all!

  • Lovely

    She looks really pretty in the 2nd pic

  • tracib

    Good things really do happen to good people. She IS the real deal. When I watched hr on Idol, I knew great things were in store for her. She is beautiful inside and out and has a beautiful voice. I wish her the best in all of her endeavors and hope we see a whole lot more of her. To me, she is the new “IT” girl and one all of us can be proud of too!

  • MIKESMOM

    The new “IT” girl i like that …….. cheers!!

  • sex

    i love her too….she’ll huge in everywhere she go…movie,music,TV,broadway…..etc…

  • test

    test….

  • isabella

    on second thought I don’t actually like her at all. She’s a black fatty.

  • Lurker Alert!!

    fug face maniston roll playing again….using one of your
    many many names……… well girl do what you have to do!! OK!!
    two snaps up!! hahahahahahah

  • http://www.VeryLiberating.com VeryLiberating.com

    Blah blah blah.

  • malibumom

    Look up Nigger in the dictionary-it says a person of color!! Malcom X’s police report lists his race as N-so I am not at all surprised by what Joe Biden said or the black fatty comment-I welcome them because it proves that we, are not paranoid, as ppl say we are-It will never disappear-rise above it and achieve-
    Love Jen Hudson 2 pcs-Simon eat ur heart out!

  • Tina

    I totally concur she is such a refershment in Hollywood.Has amazing body and loves it and is a geniune talent.LOVE her,may more peopel like her follow!

  • Passing Through

    I’m so glad to hear that Jennifer Hudson doesn’t feel the need to starve herself down to a size 2. The average dress size for a woman in the US is 12-14. So that makes her NORMAL. It’s the rest of HW and the fashion industry that’s living in a fantasy world.

  • m.c.

    love her.. LOVE!
    her and america comeing into the spotlight.. FINALLY! real women!!!

  • squid

    awww! i’m so lovin’ her and America right now, the real “It” girls. Seriously!

  • Mrs. Fiesty

    I am so glad that finally the media is giving credit where credit is actually due. For so long women in the entertainment industry have been rated on their “talent” because of their appearance (read: Britney (in her prime), Rihanna, etc. are such great singers! No, they’re not, they just look good) and finally people are starting to realize what real talent is all about…TALENT not looks!!! Go J-Hud, you and America F. are my favies.

  • CBNow

    Although she is talented, but I do not have much respect for someone that goes around slamming the very show and production company which gave her first opportunity – Sorry the business can be tough, and the opportunity she had on American Idol many others would love to have been in, which is evident by the thousands that turn out for auditions each year. And for her to bad-mouth the American Idol experience is not only unprofessional but also shows that she is childish – and needs to grow up and be thankful for the experience she got – as it launched her career.

  • http://justjared Rose

    Where did she bad-mouth American Idol? I am not aware of that. I have only heard her say good things about AI , even when the tabloid entertainment shows are goading her and trying to get her to say something they can distort and run with, I have only heard her say good things….well except for when she laughs and says “Simon, look at me now…can you see me?” Again, that was after they goaded her into sending a “messsage” to Simon. It wasn’t mean-spirited, just jeering and funny. And Simon deserved it for didding her so badly.

  • Susie

    Go Jennifer go… You look great and you are beautiful. Also most of the interviews I have seen she seems so relaxed and positive. Always positive which is great to see. She does not need to look like evryone else. She is great just the way she is…

  • eyes rolling…

    Oh please, Jennifer Hudson is “average” only because the majority of Americans are overweight. I do have a problem with people who try to promote being overweight as “normal”. Not everyone who is a size 2 starved to get that way. I actually eat about 2000 calories a day, but I also work out. I am also well within the “normal” BMI for a woman my height.

    I think Jennifer is an incredibly talented singer/actress, but she is promoting the normalization of an unhealthy body shape. Why are we applauding this?

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    ugly

  • Amy

    I love this girl. She can sing her damn ass off, and seems to have a great personality to boot.
    You’re right, she’s a bit on the heavy side, but that’s why she’s a singer, not a model. Some of the greats of the past weren’t exactly the skinniest people (Jennifer Holliday, Aretha Franklin, etc.), but they excel at their profession, and that’s what matters.

  • http://stonycurtismontreal.blogspot.com/ stony_curtis

    She is gorgeous and soo talented! I have linked to your story here–I hope that is okay… :-)

  • http://kioshicares.com twirtie

    Jennifer is beautiful and extremely talented. I saw Dreamgirls and she was Awesome! I hope she wins the Oscar! She deserves it!

  • malibumom

    I wish that I could have sex with a white man. They look so docile and unassuming. I could get with that.

  • http://www.yahoo.com blondie

    I liked the movie, “Dream Girls,” but I was so annoyed at the character that Jennifer portrayed, Effie, that I certainly see why they wanted her out of the
    group. The audience is led to think that Effie was acting like a “bitch” was
    because she was pregnant, but to me she had acted like one all through the
    movie. I just disliked her all through the movie, and even until the end of the
    movie. And I am asking you: Was the ending meant to be a happy one?

    What was Jamie Foxx’s charactere meant to do? Act like a real father?
    Was he going to try to make ammends with that CRAZY Effie nut-brain?

    I just started to think of Dianna Ross and her “secret” child by Barry Gordy,
    that everyone knew about forever….since day one. I just always wanted to
    know if Barry kicked her to the curb, or if Diana kicked Barry to the curb.

    I always heard that Barry’s wife was the one that sang: And I am telling you….
    I AIN”T going no where!!!!

  • Numchucks

    Beeootiiiiful!

  • FreeHolly

    Blondie Says
    ___——————————

    I agree with you. Effie had a huge ego problem and demons of her own to fight. And she did so by the end of the movie!

  • Pocahantas

    Eyes Rolling says
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    Just because you are a size 2 doesn’t necessarily mean you are healthy! I’m a size 12 and I can run the pants off most 6s and below. I have no health problems associated with my weight and only take a multi-vitamin because it’s my choice. So size doesn’t matter.
    We should celebrate all sizes

  • Bijou

    It still surprises me how racist people are in this world.

  • Jamie

    Jennifer Hudson you inspire me alot! I can also sing your gonna love me. I practice alot at home and my friends and family say i am wonderful. Thanks for inspiring me!

  • http://www.yahoo.com jasmine

    mann who eva got sumthin negative to say about jenny needs to fall back. shes a great actress she showed that in dream girls. if anybody say she cant act you just simply hatin. jenny is also a a very powerful singer. yall know she can sing. everytime she steppes on a stage she steals the show.if you say she cant sing you just simply a hater. and she is average size. she aint fat at all. jennifer hudson is a very sexy full figured women. and shes very beautiful. i ahte to hear people say negative stuff about her. mann shes great in every way there is to be great. if you dont like her style of singin well just say that dont play her and say that she cant sing at all. if you dont like the way she acts well just say that. dont say that she cant act at all. i mean we all have our own opinions on everything. but dont hate on jennifer hudson. shes a great person all togetha. she went from bein voted off america idol to bein the star of the movie dream girls. so no matta what you say bad about her in ya heart of hearts you know j-hud is fierce. I LOVE YOU J-HUD. KEEP DOIN WHAT YOU DOIN CUZ HATAHS GONE HATE REGARDLESS

  • AKRON, OH

    Blondie!

    What the helll are you going on about? WHO CARES about that shit! Get a life b@!tch! It was A DAMN movie!

    …AND BARRY’S WIFE SANG “And I Am Telling You…..”. Girl, look it up on the internet….it was Jennifer Hollaway twit! The original Effie.

    Ugh….but then what should we expect….you’re BLONDE!

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