Jennifer Hudson receive Grammy nods; Kanye West wants to be an intern

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Jennifer Hudson received four Grammy award nominations.  Her self-titled album was nominated for best R&B album, best female R&B vocal performance, best R&B song and best R&B performace by a duo or group with vocals for her duet with fellow former American Idol contestant, Fantasia.

“It’s been a childhood dream of mine to release an album, so to receive four Grammy nominations is truly a blessing,” Hudson said in a statement.  “I’m extremely honoured and humbled by the nominations.”

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Kanye West wants to pursue a new career path, according to the New York Times website. 

“Mr. West has announced that he wants to take time off from his music career and intern at a fashion house,” said the report.  “Preferably, Louis Vuitton or Raf Simons.”

West already has a men’s shoe line for Louis Vuitton, his own Past Tell clothing line and a jewelry collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

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Obamas featured on Essence magazine

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President- Elect Barack Obama and soon-to-be First Lady Michelle will be featured on a double cover of the January 2009 edition of  Essence Magazine, which features a 56-page tribute commemorating this historic victory and what it means for Black America.

Obama Christmas Ornaments

ornament11There are Barack Obama ornaments available at etsy.com and cafepress.comornament3, the Chicago Tribune reports.  Prices range from $7 to $56.  For $56, you can purchase Obama as angel with a banner reading, “Adeste Fideles,” which translates as “O come, all ye faithful.”

Happy Holidays!

The Obamas Give Back and Sit Down with Barbara Walters

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On Thanksgiving Eve, President Elect Barack Obama and family worked with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to distribute food at St. Columbanus at 7120 S. Calumet on the South Side.  The Obamas said that they wanted to give their daughers, 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha, “an understanding of what giving and Thanksgiving is all about,” said the Chicago Tribune.

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Obama also went inside to wish the children at the St. Columbanus school a Happy Thanksgiving.  Ahhh…sweet.

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The Obamas’ interview with Barbara Walters also aired on Thanksgiving Eve.  The couple discussed their upcoming administration and their move to Washington.

Kanye Wins Two at AMAs, Obama is a GQ Man

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Kanye West won two awards for best rap/hip-hop male artist and best rap/hip-hop album tonight at the American Music Awards.

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Barack Obama is on the cover of GQ’s magazine annual “Men of the Year” issue.  Chicagoans are doing big things.  Ow!

The Obamas on 60 Minutes

 

U.S. President Elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle give their first televised interview since the election.  Check out the clip above of Barack discussing the reaction to his win.

Michelle O. featured in OK! mag; Jennifer Hudson in Gap holiday ad

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In the latest issue of OK! magazine, Michelle Obama discussed being wife and mother to the new First Family at their new address, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  For more, check OK! site.

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Jennifer Hudson will be featured in a new holiday ad for Gap.  The photos were taken in July before several of her family members were killed in October.  Gap considered pulling the plug on the photos but received the go ahead from Hudson to continue the campaign.

“We felt that it was really important first and foremost to respect what she wanted to do so long as she felt comfortable with her campaign being out there,” said Olivia Doyne, Gap marketing and pr director.