UPDATE-Jennifer Hudson is having trouble keeping her story straight. Most recently JHud is denying weight was the factor for turning down the lead role in the heavily nominated film, ‘Precious’.
The Weight Watchers spokeswoman is actually doing more than denying, she’s backpedaling. Jennifer not only told Dateline’s Lester Holt that she declined the role because she didn’t want any role affiliated with weight, but she made a similar reference in her book, “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways And Lost What Weighed Me Down.”
“As much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight,” she wrote.
It’s difficult to dispute a direct quote. However, to Jennifer’s credit, maybe she didn’t want to be a typecast of sorts. After all, three years prior (to ‘Precious’), Jennifer put on weight for her Oscar winning performance of Effie in ‘Dreamgirl’s’ (2006). This role, performance, and win catapulted Jennifer well beyond her American Idol performance days. Being positioned in another realm of stardom also makes one more privy to ridicule—especially with her 80 lb weight loss.
“Inside, you’re still the same, but the rest of the world does not see you that way,” she said. “Everything is not all good.”
Jennifer further added, “Image is everything in Hollywood. Although for myself I always felt it should be talent, and it is talent … but there’s always that in the background saying, ‘Oh, image is everything,’ and image, image, image, image, but still being stubborn against that, saying ‘No, talent, talent, talent.’ At least in my book.”
The singer-actress who is engaged to wrestler David Otunga doesn’t dwell on the past and is focusing on future goals and dreams.
“I’m totally fine with my decision. I got my Oscar. I’m a firm believer that what is meant for you is meant for you, and that was clearly meant for Gabourey Sidibe. I adore her, she did an amazing job. I just want to be healthy and happy and also, I want to be around for many, many years to come. It’s as simple as that,” Jennifer further reiterated.
Jennifer is denying weight as the factor for turning down the role, but her own book suggests otherwise. With so much hype about weight (hers in particularly), can you understand her softening the comment?
Khloe Kardashian Odom May Not Be A Kardashian As Paternity Questions Surface
UPDATE-Kris Jenner has jumped to the rescue of her daughter Khloe Kardashian who is undoubtedly not having her best week after rumors surfaced that Robert Kardashian is not her father. In cased you missed it: Here’s what we said yesterday:
It now appears one of the superstar trio of the Kardashian sisters may be loosing the rights to her multi-million moniker as reports surface that Khloe Kardashian may not have been Robert Kardashian’s real daughter.
According to Star Magazine via Radar Online, Robert informed Jan Ashley, his wife after Kris Jenner, of the info in a very matter of fact manner when they first married by stating;
“Khloe is not his kid, he told me that after we got married.”
Adding; “He just kind of looked at me and said it like it was a matter of fact. He said, ‘Well, you know that Khloe’s not really a Kardashian, don’t you?’ And I said…’OK,’ and that was it.”
If one ex wife isn’t enough to sway your opinion, then perhaps two will leave you scratching your head as Ellen Pierson Kardashian (Robert’s most recent ex wife whom he married just two months before his death) stepped forward to confirm the news by also releasing a statement to Star Magazine.
“Khloe brought it up all the time (Keeping up with the Kardashians). She looked nothing like the rest. She was tall, had a different shape, light hair, curly hair. Didn’t look anything like the other three children.”
Although Kris Jenner admitted in her tell all book that she had previously cheated on Robert during their marriage, she made no mention of any questions regarding Khloe’s paternity or Robert’s knowledge of her extramarital affair.
Ellen continued by stating that Robert was more than aware that Kris was cheating as he informed her that his suspicions arose because he wasn’t sleeping with Kris when Khloe was conceived.
“Robert did question the fact that Khloe was his. Any normal man would if they knew their wife had cheated on him.”
So why not get a DNA test you ask? Well Ellen claims that was never a consideration for Robert because even though he questioned their biological link, he loved Khloe greatly.
“But he never would have considered a DNA test. He loved her very much.”
Khloe blasted these shocking claims via twitter on Wednesday calling her late father’s exes “disgusting”.
“The audacity you have to mention my father’s name like this! Should be ashamed of urself! I let a lot of things slide but this one is really low… YOU ARE DISGUSTING! (yes you know who YOU are).” Khloe’s mom also came to her defense calling the rumors silly, “So stupid. All so silly. Just another day!!!”
A day later and Kris has already found herself in front the cameras defending her daughter. Earlier this morning the momager stopped by Good Morning America and asked her viewers to “Get a life”. “I have never heard such crap in my life,” Jenner said. “Get a life.”
Something tells us Kris didn’t mean that literally. Are you surprised by these claims? Did Robert Kardashian’s stoop lower than the Kardashian family for a small piece of fame?
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