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Jennifer Hudson & Kelly Rowland Bring Their Sons to the 'Sing' Premiere!

Jennifer Hudson strikes a pose on the red carpet at the premiere of premiere of the new film Sing on Saturday (December 3) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old Hairspray Live! actress was at the premiere by her seven-year-old son David, where the two got silly in their poses for the cameras.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Hudson

Also in attendance at the premiere was Kelly Rowland who brought her two-year-old son Titan to the movie.

Mario Lopez also brought wife Courtney and kids Gia, 6, and Dominic, 3, to premiere.

Sing is set to hit theaters on December 21.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a J Mendel dress and Sophia Webster shoes.

10+ pictures inside of stars and their kids arriving at the premiere…

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Hairspray Live! Cast Practices in New Rehearsal Photos!

As the highly-anticipated premiere of Hairspray Live! gets closer, the cast continues to put in work at rehearsals!

We have some new behind-the-scenes shots of Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Garrett Clayton, Ephraim Sykes, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Maddie Baillio getting ready for the big show.

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Hairspray Live! takes place in 1962 Baltimore.

Here’s the synopsis: Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” a local TV program. When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African-American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store.

Tracy’s mother is the indomitable Edna, and she eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white “Corny Collins Show.”

Hairspray Live! will air on Wednesday, December 7 @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

MUST-READ: Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson talk about their duet!

ALSO MUST-READ: Watch the cast’s performance at the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade!

More Here! »

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Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson Talk 'Hairspray Live!' Duet

Hairspray is getting a new song, one of diva-licious proportions!

On December 7th, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson will be teaming up to sing a live duet for the latest musical addition to Hairspray Live! called “Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)”. It was originally sung by Queen Latifah in the 2007 film and will also be the grand finale of the live televised event next month!

“We asked Marc [Shaiman] and Scott [Wittman] to write a song for the end credits for the movie version about a decade ago,” says producer Craig Zadan. “It had no part in this show whatsoever. But we listened to the song recently and we thought, ‘Boy when you listen to those lyrics, it’s just so much about where the country is right now, where we are right now. It looks back and looks forward at the same time.” After falling in love with the tune, Craig challenged script adapter Harvey Fierstein to find the perfect spot for the song.

Harvey said, ‘I can’t find a place in the show to use it but what if we made that the big finale of the show because it then sums up everything that you’ve seen before for the last three hours,’” reveals Craig. “When you hear it, you will fall on the floor.”

“I haven’t heard it yet! But I went in and I sang my parts and I’m so excited to see how it turns out,” Ariana tells Just Jared during the Hairspray Live! press day. The pop star is still trying to come to terms with the fact that she will be dueting, as Penny, alongside Jennifer. “Singing with Jennifer is incredible! It’s crazy to me. I’m going to cry again. I cried the other day,” she said with a squeal. But she promises the show will end on a happy note, adding that “’Come So Far” is a “really fun song.”

Jennifer is equally as excited as Ariana. “I’m a big fan of hers and I love her voice. I just love sing with singers,” she says.

Hairspray Live! will air from Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

– Reporting by Nicole Pajer

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Stream 'Hairspray Live!' Video From Thanksgiving Day Parade

The cast of Hairspray Live! performed “You Can’t Stop The Beat” in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24.

The all-star cast of the upcoming holiday musical includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Ephraim Sykes, exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio and special guest stars Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell.

Hairspray Live! will air from Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. You won’t want to miss it. Watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade performance below!


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VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Belts It Out for New 'Hairspray' Promo!

There are less than two weeks until Hairspray Live! airs on NBC and the latest promo video features Jennifer Hudson‘s ridiculously amazing vocals.

The Oscar-winning actress is seen singing Motormouth Maybelle’s act two song “I Know Where I’ve Been” in the clip.

MEET THE CAST: Find out who is playing who in Hairspray Live!

Some of the other new things that we get to see and hear in the promo include Derek Hough singing “Nicest Kids in Town” as Corny Collins and a super cute mother-daughter moment between Kristin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron as Velma and Amber Von Tussle.

'Hairspray Live!' Cast List - Who is Playing Who?

There are just two weeks left until the cast of Hairspray Live! performs the show on NBC and we are SO excited to see the amazing stars put on the production.

Newcomer Maddie Baillio is leading the cast as Tracy Turnblad with an amazing roster of performers that also included the Broadway production’s original star Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad and theater legend Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle.

Members of the cast are set to appear on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and we can’t wait to see them rock it on the holiday stage.

We have all of the latest photos of the cast in costume that you can check out in the photo gallery. Make sure to tune in for Hairspray Live! on Wednesday (December 7) at 8/7c on NBC. There is also a pre-show starting a half hour before the show!

Click inside to see the full cast list for Hairspray Live!… More Here! »

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'Hairspray Live!' Cast Gets Ready For The Thanksgiving Day Parade

The stars of Hairspray Live! are getting ready for a major television performance that’s even before their official premiere!

The entire cast – Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Ephraim Sykes, Garrett Clayton, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Maddie Baillio, Martin Short and Shahadi Wright Joseph – is set to perform in the Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Even though the cast is working hard, it looks like they’ve been having a blast getting ready for the show.

“fam fam fam fam fam,” newcomer Maddie wrote on her Instagram, along with a photo with Dove, Jennifer and some more of the cast.

The Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on November 24th at 9 AM while Hairspray Live! will officially premiere on December 7th at 8 PM on NBC!

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