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Jennifer Hudson daytime talk show to launch in the fall

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Jennifer Hudson, will make her daytime TV debut this fall with the launch of The Jennifer Hudson Show on Fox Television Stations.

“I have experienced so much in my life; I’ve seen the highest of the highs, the lowest of the lows, and just about everything in between, but as my mother always told me, ‘Once you think you’ve seen it all, just keep on living,’” Hudson said in a statement obtained by Variety on Wednesday.

“People from around the world have been a part of my journey from the beginning — twenty years ago — and I’m so ready to join their journey as we sit down and talk about the things that inspire and move us all,” the statement continued. “I have always loved people, and I cannot wait to connect on a deeper level and let audiences see the different sides of who I am, the human being, in return. And I couldn’t be more thrilled to do it alongside this incredible team. We’re about to have a lot of fun and shake things up a little bit!”

Hudson first rose to fame as a contestant on American Idol in 2004. In addition to releasing several albums, she went on to star as Effie White in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, appeared in dozens of TV and film projects and starred on Broadway in The Color Purple.

Most recently, Hudson portrayed Aretha Franklin in the biopic, Respect, which earned her the award for outstanding actress in a motion picture at the Sunday’s NAACP Image Awards, along with the entertainer of the year award.

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