Tag: American Idol

Theater

Stage Idol: Justin Guarini Joins Broadway Production

Season one “American Idol” runner-up Justin Guarini has been cast as the male lead in the Broadway musical “Wicked.” This will mark Guarini’s fourth major Broadway role, having also appeared on The Great White Way in “Women on the Verge ...
Music

Ruben Studdard: Dropping Pounds & New Music Too

“American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard has dropped over 115 pounds since appearing on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Now the soul singer has signed with Verve Records and under the direction of David Foster will release a new CD of classic ...
Theater

All That Jazz: Fantasia & Dulé Hill Dazzle In “After ...

“After Midnight” is an alluring new Broadway production that shines bright like the mid-day sun! Set in the 1930’s in Harlem, this finger-snapping, foot-tapping trip through the Renaissance era is a seductively joyous jazz journey. Repackaged from the 2011 and ...
Movies

Jennifer Hudson: Back To Her Beginnings In “Black Nativity”

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson hits the big screen again on November 27 in the holiday musical, “Black Nativity.” A contemporary film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated Christmas play, Hudson stars as Naima in the film, the young mother of ...
Movies

Jennifer Hudson: Feels Truly Free After Shooting “Winnie Mandela”

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson plays the iconic South African politician Winnie Mandela in the bio-film by the same name. The film “Winnie Mandela” depicts the life of the ex-wife of civil rights activist Nelson Mandela, who is played by Terrence ...
LifestyleTV

McTelevision: McDonald’s 365Black Awards To Air On BET

McDonald’s held its annual 365Black Awards honoring outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community during the 2013 Essence Festival. McDonald’s 365Black Awards was launched in 2003 as an extension of McDonald’s 365Black platform, created to celebrate the ...
TV

Ruben Studdard: Ready To Be “The Biggest Loser”

“American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard is gearing up for a new run on reality TV, this time on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” The 34-year-old vocalist has battled with his weight all of his life. In 2010, he lost more than ...
Theater

“Jekyll & Hyde:” Deborah Cox’s Broadway Musical Ending

After being snubbed by the Tony Awards this year for its return to Broadway, “Jekyll & Hyde” is closing early. The show was slated to perform 16 weeks in a limited engagement on the Great White Way. The musical starring ...
TV

Sheryl Lee Ralph: Actress Talks Playing Jennifer Hudson’s Mother On ...

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is currently guest starring on the second season of NBC’s Broadway drama, “Smash.” Ralph plays a character named Cynthia – mother of Jennifer Hudson’s character Veronica Moore – on the musical-based drama. “I am thrilled to be ...
Photos

Hot Shots: Ne-Yo, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Rahsaan Patterson, Shanice & ...

Music superstar Ne-Yo was recently in Lake Buena Vista, Florida for an appearance on the daytime talk show, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael.” The show was live from Walt Disney World and the R&B crooner took a little time to ...