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Coming off of a failed relationship with actress Tiffany Haddish, rapper Common is shooting his shot with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

The actor and the Dreamgirls actress were spotted enjoying an intimate dinner together in Philadelphia recently.

In a photo posted on Instagram gossip blog Deuxmoi, Jennifer and Common are seen flirting with each other over dinner.

The caption read: "Cozy and flirty with Common... Lots of cuddling and giggling."

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According to reports, Jennifer and Common are currently filming a new action-thriller movie titled, Breathe. The film also stars Milla Jovovich and Sam Worthington.

Common's dating history includes Erykah Badu, Serena Williams, Jaguar Wright, Taraji P. Henson, and Angela Rye.

Common says he sought relationship advice from unlicensed therapist Michelle Obama.

He said the former First Lady told him to stop looking for that perfect woman because he's not perfect.

"One great thing that she told me was that you're not gonna get anybody that's perfect, because you're not perfect. So understand that there's some things that you will compromise in choosing that partner, but as long as the core values, that person marks off on that list, you're good."

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Jennifer Hudson has joined the exclusive Hollywood EGOT club after winning a Tony Award for the hit Broadway musical "A Strange Loop."

Achieving EGOT status means she has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award in her stellar career. Hudson is the 17th person and the second Black woman to win all four major awards.

Whoopi Goldberg was the first Black woman to win all 4 major awards in 2002. It took 20 years for another Black woman to reach that milestone.

Hudson previously won an Oscar for "Dreamgirls," 2 Grammy Awards and a Daytime Emmy for "Baba Yaga."

Other EGOT winners include Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, John Legend and Alan Menken. Honorary EGOT winners are James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte and Quincy Jones.

Rapper/actor Common is just one win away from earning EGOT status.

Hudson is also the third youngest EGOT winner, behind Robert Lopez and Legend, according to Billboard.

Hudson credited her dogs with helping her win. "I got a dog and named it Oscar, and then I won my Oscar," she told PEOPLE. "And then I got a dog and named it Grammy, and then I won my Grammy."

The 75th annual Tony Awards aired on Sunday night on CBS, and honored the top performances in theater. Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose hosted the ceremony.

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WWE wrestler David Otunga auctioned off former fiancee Jennifer Hudson's engagement ring for the same price he paid for it in 2008.

The 5-carat diamond ring sold to the highest bidder for $45K at It was originally designed by Neil Lane for the same price in 2008, TMZ reports.
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Jennifer returned the ring to David when they broke up in 2017 after dating for 10 years. Otunga reportedly donated part of the proceeds to an organization for father's rights.


Jennifer and David share 12-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., who lives with his father.

David, aka "Punk", is best known for his appearance on the VH1 dating show "I Love New York 2."

Jennifer is best known for her film debut as Effie White in the musical Dreamgirls (2006), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She also won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for her self-titled debut studio album in 2008, which was certified gold by the RIAA.

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WWE wrestler David Otunga is auctioning off an engagement ring which was designed for his then-fiancee, actress/signer Jennifer Hudson.

The 5-carat rock was designed by Neil Lane back in 2008 for $45,000, TMZ reports.

Jennifer gave back the ring when they broke up in 2017. It is tradition in America to return an engagement ring if the wedding falls through - so the partner who purchased the ring can get a refund.

According to TMZ, David has teamed with to auction off the ring to the highest bidder. David plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to a fathers' rights org.


Jennifer and David share a 12-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., who lives with his father.

Jennifer is best known for her film debut as Effie White in the musical Dreamgirls (2006), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She also won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for her self-titled debut studio album in 2008, which was certified gold by the RIAA.

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The Nick Cannon Show

Nick Cannon's syndicated daytime talk show has been canceled after just six months on the air. "The Nick Cannon Show" suffered poor ratings and drew just 400,000 viewers in its time slot.

According to Page Six, Nick's staffers learned of their job status on Thursday morning. Production was shut down at the end of the day Wednesday, according to The Wrap.


Nick's show, which followed the now-canceled "The Wendy Williams Show," will be replaced by Fox TV's "The Jennifer Hudson Show," multiple sources confirmed to The Sun.

"The Wendy Williams Show," was replaced by Sherri Shepherd's new talk show, Sherri.

The Nick Cannon Show's launch was delayed for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 41-year-old television mogul still has multiple streams of revenue flowing in. He currently hosts "The Masked Singer" on FOX, and he recently opened the doors to The Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar and Arcade in San Diego.

Nick has multiple mouths to feed, including his six children and their mothers. A seventh child, Zen, born to model Alyssa Scott, passed away from brain cancer in December.


Meanwhile, Nick's 5th baby mama, model Bre Tiesi, was spotted baring her growing baby bump during a workout session with Celebrity Trainer Mario Guevara at the PHLEXX gym in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 6.


Bre is the ex-wife of former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel. They finalized their divorce in November. Bre and Nick threw a big gender reveal party in Malibu, California in January.

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Jennifer Hudson is one award away from achieving the coveted EGOT status after winning her first Emmy.

The singer and actress was honored with the Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program Emmy for her role as an executive producer on "Baba Yaga."

Now she needs a Tony Award to join the select few who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT).

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The "Cats" star snagged an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls in 2007 and she has 2 Grammys to her name.

Jennifer took to Instagram to share a golden ring, shaped in the word "EGO", as she admitted she had been waiting for this day to come.

She captioned the post:

"Wow God wow!!!!!!! I've had this ring for quite some time! For me it always represented this day, the day I would say I have an EGO! Emmy, Grammy and Oscar! What a early bday gift ! U can't limit God!!!! It's only a story God could write and heights only God can top! U will always see me try! And I hope u will too!"

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Jennifer will join the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend and Whoopi Goldberg in the EGOT club if she wins a Tony.

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Aretha Franklin's family has made it clear they did not want a new biopic about the beloved Queen of Soul to see the light of day.

The family did not support the much-hyped Genius: Aretha series, which debuted on National Geographic on Sunday evening, March 21.

Cynthia Erivo, pictured with Aretha in 2015, earned critical praise for her role as the Queen of Soul in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' new eight-part project, but Aretha's granddaughter said it's full of fiction.

"This movie has to go," she said in a new TikTok video. "As the immediate family, we feel that it's important to be involved with any biopic of my grandma's life, as it's hard to get any accurate depiction of anyone's life without speaking to the ones closest to them."

She said the family has "been disrespected and told we will not be worked with. As the immediate family - emphasis on immediate - we do not support this film and we ask that you also do not support this film, as we feel extremely disrespected, and we feel there will be many inaccuracies about my grandmother's life."

Her father and Aretha's son, Kecalf Franklin, supported his daughter, telling Rolling Stone, "What we've found out in the past is that usually when people don't want to work with you, that is a prelude to some type of unprofessional behavior or a prelude to some type of untruth or slander... That's usually the case when people say that they don't want to work with you."

Genius: Aretha chronicles the soul legend's rise to the top from her roots as a teenage single teenage mom in Alabama.

National Geographic bosses acknowledged they made no contact with Franklin's family while making the series, but they still insist the biopic was thoroughly researched.

The Franklin family is working with the producers of Respect, the new Aretha Franklin biopic starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, which is slated to hit theaters this summer.

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Taylor Swift turned heads in a red floral appliqué satin floor length gown from the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2020 collection. The dress features a strapless bodice with a single green stem motif and a dramatic train.

There was a collective gasp as the pop singer entered the room at the World premiere of the film adaptation of 'Cats' in New York City on Monday night.

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Taylor, 30, stars as the singing cat Bombalurina in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit Broadway musical. According to, Taylor's original song for the Cats soundtrack is not up for an Oscar bid in 2020.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences declined to nominate Taylor's song "Beautiful Ghosts", which she co-wrote with Oscar-winner Andrew Lloyd Webber. Adding insult to injury, Beyonce's lackluster song "Spirit" from the Lion King soundtrack was nominated for an Oscar, as was Pharrell Williams' track "Never Too Late".

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Taylor also sings a song duet "Macavity," featuring British actor Idris Elba, pictured here with his wife Sabrina Dhowre at the red carpet premiere.

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Taylor and her latest boyfriend Joe Alwyn displayed a little PDA as they held hands while leaving the world premiere of Cats at Alice Tully Hall on a rainy night in New York City. Taylor's fans stopped keeping track of her boyfriends after she dumped the 20th guy.

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Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, 38, stunned on the red carpet in this sexy black lingerie-inspired lace frock by Reem Acra. The design house Reem Acra is world renowned for its ready-to-wear bridal designs.

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Aretha Franklin fans reacted with excitement to the first images of singer Jennifer Hudson portraying the Queen of Soul in the upcoming biopic titled RESPECT, filmed on location in Manhattan's Harlem Neighborhood.

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Jennifer, pictured at a July 4th concert in Philadelphia, was transformed into Aretha for a scene with costar Marlon Wayans, 47, who plays her onscreen husband Ted While. In the scene, which takes place in 1966, Marlon collects money from prostitutes while Jennifer looks on from a car.


Later Jennifer and Marlon share a passionate kiss in the car. The images were shot on November 2 by BACKGRID celebrity photo agency.

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Aretha, who passed away on Aug. 16, 2018 at age 76, personally handpicked Jennifer to play her in the biopic.

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The 38-year-old American Idol finalist is no stranger to big budget musicals. She played Effie Melody White in the 2006 movie, Dreamgirls, with Beyonce, left, and Anika Noni Rose, center. Jennifer notably sang "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" in the film Dreamgirls.

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Jennifer Hudson is giving her ex, David Otunga, just 11 days to pack his things and move out of the home they shared with their son, David Otunga Jr., 8.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Hudson, 36, agreed to allow Otunga into the home to pack his and the boy's things.

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Jennifer Hudson claims she is in fear for her life and the life of her 8-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., after her husband, David Otunga, threatened her.

The Voice coach filed for an emergency protective order from her common law husband of 10 years.

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Soul singer Aretha Franklin looks great for 75! The "Natural Woman" and music executive Clive Davis pose for pictures backstage at the 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives' Premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday in New York City.

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