Thursday, July 18, 2024

Jennifer Hudson Will Go Talk Show Public on Monday with Boyfriend, Rapper and Actor Common (See Clip)


Jennifer Hudson — you know, she is remarkable. She’s an EGOT. Her talk show was just renewed for its 3rd season. She’s pulling in 4 million viewers a day. Not bad!

On Monday the 22nd, JHud will bring on as a guest her boyfriend, rapper and actor Common. They’ve been together a while, so I guess they’re ready to make it public. There aren’t two nicer people! Good for them!

Years ago, JHud called me from Chicago in the middle of the night to tell me she’d just given birth. “I promised I’d give you the scoop!” she exclaimed. The baby was just being rolled into her room. I think she was delirious with friendship and loyalty.

A little over a year ago, I went to see Common in his Broadway debut in “Between Riverside and Crazy.” Surprise of surprises: Hudson was visiting him in his dressing room on an off week from her show. I should have known then she was more than just a fan! (I took the picture here— that’s the great actor Stephen McKinley Henderson.)

We should all watch on Monday. Much deserved happiness, Jennifer! Now, make a new album! We need that voice!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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