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Jennifer Hudson Brings Aretha Franklin's Story To Life in 'Respect' Trailer - Watch!

Jennifer Hudson becomes the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the brand new trailer for Respect.

Here’s a synopsis of the highly anticipated movie: “Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.”

Jennifer is joined in the movie by Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige.

Respect, directed by Liesl Tommy, had been delayed in its debut due to the pandemic.

It will now premiere in theaters on August 11.

If you didn’t know, one of Jennifer‘s former co-stars also played Aretha in a limited series.

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Forest Whitaker Helps Kick Off Holiday Season in 'Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey' Trailer - Watch!

Netflix is kicking off the holiday season early this year!

The streaming site just released the trailer for their upcoming holiday movie Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey starring Forest Whitaker.

Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix: “A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.”

The movie also stars Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose.

It was recently revealed that this country star also has a Christmas movie coming to Netflix this year!

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey will be released on Netflix on November 13.

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Chadwick Boseman's 'Black Panther' Co-Stars Pay Tribute After His Death

Chadwick Boseman is being remembered by his Black Panther co-stars.

The late actor sadly passed away on Friday (August 28) following a private battle with cancer for the past few years, and Hollywood is mourning the loss of the talented star.

Ahead of ABC’s newly announced airing of Black Panther on Sunday night (August 30), as well as a special dedicated to Chadwick‘s memory, several Black Panther co-stars have already expressed their condolences and heartbreak on social media.

While there are many tributes from many fellow stars, one remembrance of Chadwick by a former bookstore clerk is going especially viral as well.

Click inside to see how Chadwick Boseman’s co-stars are paying tribute…

Usher & Forest Whitaker Share a Laugh at 'Burden' Atlanta Screening

Usher and Forest Whitaker have a moment at a screening of their film Burden!

The co-stars, ages 41 and 58, respectively, hit the red carpet at the event held at The Plaza Theatre on Monday (March 2) in Atlanta.

They were joined by their castmates including Crystal Fox, writer/director Andrew Heckler, and more.

Also in attendance were rappers T.I., Lil Yachty, and Jermaine Dupri, as well as Usher‘s mom Jonetta Patton.

Here’s the synopsis for Burden, currently in select theaters: “When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy (Whitaker) resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. But the members of Kennedy’s congregation are shocked to discover that his plan includes sheltering Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother (Andrea Riseborough) and a high-school friend (Usher) force him to re-examine his long-held beliefs.”

It continues, “After Kennedy helps Mike leave behind his violent past, the Baptist preacher finds himself on a collision course with manipulative KKK leader Tom Griffin (Tom Wilkinson). In the face of grave threats to himself and his family, the resolute Kennedy bravely pursues a path toward peace, setting aside his own misgivings in the hopes of healing his wounded community.” Watch the trailer.

30+ pictures inside of Usher, Forest Whittaker and more at the screening… More Here! »

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Jennifer Hudson Carries Hot Water Bag on 'Respect' Set

Jennifer Hudson holds on tight to a hot water bag to keep warm in the frigid temperatures while filming Respect in New York City on Friday (February 14).

The 38-year-old actress was seen filming in two brightly colored dresses alongside Forest Whitaker, who will play her father in the Aretha Franklin biopic.

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“I feel overwhelmed,” Jennifer recently shared with As If magazine about the responsibility taking on the role of the iconic late singer. “To take on the lifespan of the career and legacy of this iconic figure is a huge responsibility.”

She added that she’s “trying to pay as much homage to her as I possibly can.”

See what else Jennifer shared about playing Aretha in the film!

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Garrett Hedlund Stars in Powerful First 'Burden' Trailer - Watch Now

Garrett Hedlund is looking for redemption in the powerful first trailer for Burden.

The 35-year-old actor stars in the film, which was inspired by the true life story of Mike Burden, a former Ku Klux Klan member who attempts to break free when the girl he falls in love with pleads with him to escape.

Mike tries to make a better life for himself with the help of an African-American Baptist minister, who offers him a place in his home when he ends up on the street.

The film also stars Forest Whitaker.

Burden hits theaters on February 28, 2020.

Watch the entire Burden trailer below…

Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness Host Global Citizen Festival 2019!

Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness step out for hosting duties at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday (September 28) at Central Park in New York City.

The married couple hosted the event, which is continuing its mission to end extreme poverty around the globe, by 2030.

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Other stars making appearances at the festival included Rachel Brosnahan, Anna Kendrick, Becky G, Kal Penn, Katie Holmes, Bill Nye, Forest Whitaker, Taraji P. Henson, Laverne Cox, Chris Noth, and Shannon Elizabeth.

30+ pictures inside of the stars at the festival…More Here! »

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