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New Year, New Relationship Updates for LeBron James, Jennifer Hudson, Aretha Franklin

Published by Dior Noir on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 11:00 am.

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The new year is already prompting new beginnings with stars who are kicking things off full speed ahead on the romance front.

When the ball dropped December 31, LeBron James popped the question to the mother of his two sons Savannah Brinson at a private dinner in Miami.  The couple are high school sweethearts, and have been together for over eight years along with their sons 7-year-old LeBron Jr. and 4-year-old Bryce — making it official has been a long time coming!  The engagement party was hosted by Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union and 50 guests, including Nas, Queen Latifah, Chris & Adrienne Bosh, LeBron’s mother Gloria James, supermodel Jessica White, and more, came to celebrate the happy couple and also toasted to LeBron’s 27th birthday (December 30, 1984).

Aretha Franklin is getting her groove back and was recently engaged to her longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson, a former Detroit firefighter. The 69-year-old singer has been married twice before, but is looking to make third time a charm in a ceremony that may come this summer. “We’re looking at June or July for our date, and no, I’m not pregnant, LOL!” she said. Franklin and Wilkerson are considering a ceremony in Miami Beach, followed by a reception on a private yacht.

And although last year’s rumors had Jennifer Hudson calling off her wedding to her WWE beau David Otunga the singer and actress says the nuptials are still on. “Oh, we’ve set the date. We’re just not telling. … no, not telling. Some things you keep to yourself,” Hudson said during an exclusive NBC Dateline interview that airs this Sunday. Maybe this year  will find J-Hid with a ring on it? The couple’s 2 year old son, David Jr. would make a cute ring bearer and Jennifer’s already got her dress figured out. “It’s a show,” she said. “It has three pieces to it. I designed it myself. It has a coat for the entrance and then when I get ready to walk, you take that part off. And then it’s another dress. And then by the time I get to the alter, it’s a whole new dress.

There’s about to be a whole lot of broom jumping this year! Congrats to all the couples!

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Jennifer Hudson Sets Wedding Date

Published by Runteldat on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 11:50 am.

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In a new interview with Life & Style magazine, reality star turned WWE wrestler, David Otunga reveals that he and Jennifer Hudson are ready to get married.

He told the magazine:

“We’ve picked a date. And Jennifer has chosen her dress, but she won’t tell me about that, obviously.”

As for the rings, they have their minds made up.

He added:

“We know who we want to design them – Neil Lane, he made our engagement rings. And he’s a personal friend as well.”

As for the role their son will play in the wedding, he added, “I want my son and I to wear matching custom tuxedos.”

And if he has his wish, he might even get Jennifer herself to sing.

He told Life & Style:

“It would be great if any of the former American Idols sang at the wedding. And it would be wonderful to have Jennifer sing — I’d love that.”

The two got engaged in fall 2008.

Congratulations to the happy couple on getting one step closer to marriage.

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Jennifer Hudson’s Man Ready To Rassle

Published by Runteldat on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 11:50 am.

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David Otunga’s pro wrestling dreams seem to finally be coming to fruition.

The man formally introduced to us as “Punk” and now fiancé to Jennifer Hudson will make his pro wrestling debut next Tuesday on Syfy.

Otunga will be a part of the 8-member rookie cast of the WWE’s NXT TV show.

Above is Punk’s, I mean Otunga’s promotional shot. I guess he’ll be going under the name Dawson Alexander.

I wonder how long it will be before J.Hud and David Jr. show up ringside to support their guy.

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J-Hudson Pregnant Again?

Published by Runteldat on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 9:00 am.

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It seems like there’s a whole lot of loving happening over at the home of Jennifer Hudson.

The Oscar winner and “Dreamgirl” gave birth to her first son with fiancé David Otunga (or Punk, if you watch VH1) earlier this year and it’s now being reported that she’s already knocked up again.

A friend told Star magazine:

“Jennifer was in total shock when she found out she was having another baby. She had wanted some space between the kids’ ages.(But) she and David love kids. It’s another thing for them to celebrate during the holidays.”

If true this would mean that the future Mrs. Otunga is pregnant only four months after giving birth to her baby, David Jr.

Hey, hey, someone’s getting it in.

If true, congrats to them. If not, uh, can’t wait to see your next movie, J.Hud?

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Weekend Fix: Usher & Tameka, Plus Jennifer Hudson and Chris Rock

Published by Dior Noir on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm.

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Usher and Tameka Foster seem intent on out bashing each other!  TMZ just reported that the singer recently called the police accusing his ex-wife (well, almost, he still hasn’t signed the papers) of sneaking onto his property and scratching up one of his cars. Police investigated the call but Tameka was nowhere to be found when they arrived.  They later interviewed both Tameka and Usher about the incident but found that there was not enough evidence to support his claims. Two days later Usher called the cops again! The second time he said Tameka was on his property and refused to leave but again, when cops came out to the house she wasn’t on the scene.

Now Tameka might be sneaking around at night causing Usher all that strife, but her people told TMZ the whole story is untrue. “This is just another attempt to disparage Tameka. It’s simply an angry ploy that has no merit. Tameka’s own truck was scratched but it’s not clear how. The truck is registered in her name, it’s not even Usher’s car. Why would she vandalize her own vehicle?

This is turning into a mess! Once upon a time they were trying to prove that they were so in love and that it really was going to last….

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The world got a glimpse of Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga’s little man, David Jr. this week. After keeping her pregnancy hush-hush, Jennifer sat down with People magazine for the cover story of their October 15th issue  and opened up on what it’s like to be a new mom. “He has a lot of personality, like David. He’s always been a good sleeper. His favorite time to smile now is diaper changes. Or when he spits up on you – he just cracks up like he thinks it’s the funniest thing,” she said. How precious!

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Not everybody hates Chris! A judge just dismissed a $5million dollar lawsuit that Chris Rock was slapped with by a woman claimed that he stole her idea for his new documentary Good Hair. Regina Kimbell claimed she showed her documentary My Nappy Roots to Rock back in 2007 and was shocked to later find that he was coming out with his own hair documentary. In the lawsuit, Kimbell lists a dozen similarities saying both movies explore the cultural significance of black hairstyles and feature interviews with celebrities, among other things.

In addition to asking for the monetary settlement Kimbell also tried to block production of Rock’s movie, but a judge wasn’t buying any of it. Rock has been cleared of all allegations and Good Hair will be released in theaters today.

If you go see the movie this weekend, tell us what you think!  We’ll be back to chat with you next week!

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From Punk To King of the Ring

Published by Runteldat on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 12:00 am.

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If you thought Punk David Otunga was just going to sit in Jennifer Hudson’s living room and do push ups all day you are mistaken.

Not only does David work, he bodyslams.

Here’s video of Otunga’s wrestling debut:

So, I have no clue where he got the name Dawson Alexander from, but hey, I guess he wanted to avoid jokes like, “So what ‘chu you gonna do when Punk-a-Mania runs wild on you.”

He’s no Jake “The Snake” Roberts, but I suppose he has potential.

If you’re wondering what Otunga did with his Harvard Law Degree he used it for inspiration for his finishing move: the verdict.

I see that was money well spent.

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J-Hud Reveals How Punk Proposed

Published by Carrie Blackshaw on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 2:07 pm.

Jennifer Hudson wasn’t expecting a wedding proposal from her boyfriend David “Punk” Otunga when he told her to dig in the sand while at the beach on her 27th birthday on Sept. 12.

“I had no clue at all… We went to the beach during the day and he blindfolded me… and he gave me a purple shovel, because purple’s my favourite colour… and I had to dig.

“I ended up digging through all this sand. When I found it, it was like a bunch of beautiful cards… one related to the other, and the last one said, ‘Look around, take the moment in, turn around and I have a gift for you.’”

Hudson showed off her Neil Lane sparkler on ”The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Friday. She told Jay that her future husband is “a beautiful guy” and that ”He’s an attorney; he went to Harvard Law School.”

That law degree from Harvard is nice, girlfriend, but there are plenty of people worried that you may be following in the same footsteps as Star Jones with Al Reynolds and Terry McMillan with Jonathan Plummer. Make sure that blindfold isn’t still on.

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Jennifer Hudson Gets Engaged

Published by Carrie Blackshaw on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm.

Surprise! Less than a year after they began dating, Jennifer Hudson and David “Punk”
Otunga are engaged. He popped the question with a Neil Lane diamond ring on her
27th birthday.

“I can confirm that Jennifer got engaged to her boyfriend David on Friday
night in L.A.” her rep told
People
.

Jennifer appears to flaunt the sparkler in this photo, taken at a tribute to Patti
LaBelle on Saturday at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

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You didn’t really think J-Hud would go back to her longtime boo James Peyton, did
you? Although she and Punk, both from Chicago, keep a low profile together, at least
he should be accustomed to being in the spotlight enough where he can handle a rising
star like J-Hud. Her self-titled debut solo album drops Sept. 30, and her next film,
“The Secret Life of Bees,” opens on Oct. 17.

Congrats to the lovebirds! Even if it seems pretty sudden.

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