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Forget ball drops and champagne toasts. On ABC last night, New Year's Eve was all about the music.

From Ke$ha to Willow Smith to a slimmed-down Jennifer Hudson, artists performed on the annual Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest-hosted special. We hope all readers had a happy and safe evening and we present a quintet of videos from the evening below.

Sit back, watch and enjoy!

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Earlier this month, some of the biggest stars in the universe came out for a special that paid homage to Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey and Merle Haggard and aired last night.

Among the attendees at the Kennedy Center Honors were Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama and Glee star Matthew Morrison. Artists such as Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Hudson and Steven Tyler performed renditions of various classics on stage.

We've posted a trio of videos from the event. Check them out now:

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It doesn't get much more tragic than the news Jennifer Hudson received in October 2008: her mother, brother and nephew were all found dead.

The murderer was eventually apprehended and Jennifer has gone on with life as best she can ever since, giving birth to a son and singing the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIII.

Last night, meanwhile, in a VH1 special titled Behind the Music: Jennifer Hudson, the singer opened up about the tragedy for the first time. She referred to it all as a "blur" and added:

"It was surreal. It was like I was outside of myself."

As a sad reminder: on October 24, 2008, Jennifer's mom and sibling were shot to death inside their Chicago residence; the body of her seven-year old nephew was found later in an abandoned SUV.

Twice the Talent

For two weeks after the incident, Hudson says "I was pretty much secluded from everything that was going on.

"I didn't watch any TV, I didn't even want to know what was going on because I had more than enough to deal with... I prayed when I got up in the morning and prayed before I laid down at night. If I didn't, I'd wake up depressed."

Referring to her son, Hudson concluded with: "[David] makes me feel like the most special person on earth. I want him to get the same love and the same upbringing my mother gave us."

Watch the full interview below and send out your thoughts to Jennifer now.

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One is a former Miss America.

The other is an Oscar winner.

But this isn't a time to congratulate Vanessa Williams and Jennifer Hudson on their respective careers. Far from it!

Instead, the talented actresses are pitted against each other in the latest edition of a THG Fashion Face-Off. They may both look beautiful in blue, but there can be only one winner. Good luck to each star!

Vanessa v. Jennifer

Who wears this outfit better?

 

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As previously stated, the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack will feature Jennifer Hudson and Leona Lewis.

But we can do more than just report on this exciting duet - we can give you an early listen to the song on which these artists collaborated.

It's titled “Love Is Your Color" and will available to purchase when this CD hits stores on May 25. Its chorus goes:

Love is your color, it makes you shine/ I know, I know/ So show your colors, it comes from inside/ Everything else is black and white.

Listen and then vote below:

What do you think of this duet?

 

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With American Idol heading into its live, semifinal rounds next week, past finalists are front and center these days, helping to show Ashley Rodriguez and company what awaits them if they advance far in Hollywood.

Earlier today, we announced that Kris Allen has headed to Haiti and will appear on the February 25 edition of Idol to detail his trip, play a song and raise funds for the country.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson is the latest celebrity to don a milk mustache and remind fellow new mothers that the drink is chock full of important nutrients.

“As a new mom, I’m trying to make the best choices for my family and me, which includes making sure milk is on our table every day,” Hudson says.

Got Milk

Which is your favorite, celebrity-based Got Milk ad? Check out our album of mustaches and decide now!

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When two gorgeous gals with drastically different body types square off in a style showdown of fabulous frocks, there's absolutely no telling who will prevail!

Well, until you tell us!

Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively showed off her supermodel-long legs in a peplum Victoria Beckham frock last year in N.Y.C. She's always a fashion favorite.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson got major style points at the Grammys in the structured black dress last weekend. Beauty. Who looked better? Vote below!

Blake-Jen

Who looked better in their respective ensemble?

 

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Another round of congratulations is due for Jennifer Hudson and fiance David Otunga.

Star magazine reports the pair is expecting another child, just four months after Hudson gave birth to her first son. Man, that singer's womb is working harder than over 14% of the population in the state of Michigan!

Crude jokes aside, friends say this pregnancy wasn't planned.

“Jennifer was in total shock when she found out she was having another baby,” said a source. “She had wanted some space between the kids’ ages.”

Snack Trays

Jennifer Hudson's newborn will not lack for a good meal... if you know what we mean!

Despite the shock, Hudson and Otunga are treating the news like an early Christmas surprise.

“She and David love kids,” added the insider. “It’s another thing for them to celebrate during the holidays.”

We couldn't be happier for Jennifer and David. Join us in wishing this growing family the best!

** Update: Hudson's rep says: "Contrary to what has been falsely reported, Jennifer Hudson is not pregnant."

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Motherhood suits Jennifer Hudson, the American Idol star and Oscar-winner says.

"I love being nurturing and caring because I love to see other people happy," says the Chicago native. "Who better to devote my time to than my own child?"

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Jennifer gave birth to her first child, David – named after her fiancé, David Otunga – on August 10. From lullabies to bottle-feedings, she's been doing it all.

On keeping her pregnancy private: "David and I were the only people who knew for a long time. I would forget I was pregnant. I didn’t have any morning sickness, no cravings. I didn’t show until I was seven months so that made it easy."

On recovering from her c-section: "Everybody told me how much it was going to hurt afterward but I think I have a different tolerance for pain than others."

"By that night after I had the baby, I'm like, 'Look, I can’t sit in this bed anymore."

Jennifer Hudson and fiance David Otunga.

On the personality of the younger David Otunga: "He has a lot of personality, like David. He’s a good sleeper. His favorite time to smile now is diaper changes. Or when he spits up on you – he just cracks up like it’s the funniest thing."

"With a pacifier, it’s like he knows, ‘Ain’t nothing come out of here. No, I don’t want that. Where’s the real deal?’ His best friend is that bottle."

On her little guy's future career: "His father is an education fanatic so we definitely want him to go to school, get an education. My mom always said, 'Whatever you want to do, I'll support you as long as you’re happy.' So I will do the same."

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Jennifer Hudson, whose live has been struck by tragedy this year, welcomed a joyous new addition to her family late Monday when she gave birth to her first child.

The Academy Award winner and American Idol reject and fiancé David Otunga are proud parents of David Otunga, Jr., who weighed in at seven pounds, 14 ounces.

Hudson, 27, never officially announced her pregnancy, although speculation began among celebrity gossip publications as she wore increasingly loose-fitting tops.

In early June, the open secret of a pregnant Hudson was revealed when longtime pal Felicia Fields admitted to having gone to her gender-neutral baby shower.

The future Mr. and Mrs. David Otunga are the proud parents of David Jr.!

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga, a.k.a. "Punk" from I Love New York 2, got engaged last September, and waited to find out the kid's gender until his birth.

This news comes eight months after the slayings of Jennifer's mother, brother and seven-year-old cousin. Her brother-in-law, William Balfour, is in custody.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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