Jennifer Hudson ,aka J-Hud, been tapped!

Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party is always one of the most anticipated events every year before the Grammys and this year proved no exception. Veiled in secrecy, this year, he had an announcement that had the entire room surprised.

After years of a movie featuring her entire life being bandied about Hollywood, Aretha Franklin, ‘The Queen of Soul’, has handpicked American Idol alum and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson to play her in an upcoming movie.

The movie will be financed by MGM Studios, which bought the right, with Scott Bernstein (Straight Outta Compton) producing. No word yet on who will direct the film, although this has Ava DuVernay’s name possibly written all over it.

Stay tuned…

But we would love to see Jennifer tackle this piece, just because:




Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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