Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks

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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks#1
Posted: 10/18/11 at 6:01pm
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #2
Posted: 10/18/11 at 6:04pm
Girlfriend needs to GET OVER IT ALREADY. Andrea McArdle doesn't go around bitching about how nobody asks her input on other ANNIE movies. Last I checked, Jane Krakowski wasn't making the rounds complaining about NINE.

I love her but everytime she brings this up I just hate her a little bit more.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #2
Posted: 10/18/11 at 6:06pm
She really is a delusional nutcase.

Enough with her already.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #3
Posted: 10/18/11 at 6:32pm
As if the interview wasn't crazy enough, her performances of that song really almost ruins it at this point. It's even more spoof-y than when Capathia Jenkins spoofed her in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #4
Posted: 10/18/11 at 6:33pm
We all wish she'd go away but I am telling you..she's not going!
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #5
Posted: 10/18/11 at 7:00pm
She looks great though.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #6
Posted: 10/18/11 at 7:18pm
Okay, I can never get enough of the Tonys performance. However, this lady be crazy! First, I can't stop looking at her because of her crazy hair. Then, she's bitter about Jennifer Hudson seeming to decide to make her own interpretation of the role. Finally, her crazy mouth that I find so interesting and fun at the Tonys is just insane looking here. I think I'll keep good ole', pink outfit wearing Jennifer Holliday.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #7
Posted: 10/18/11 at 7:21pm
She makes me sad. I hope one day she can let it go. I don't think she'll ever be happy until she does. She has no sense of perspective on this at all. Maybe she never will.

And this might sound harsh, but I'm tired of so many people saying "she still has the pipes."

No, she doesn't. Not even close. It's like a former Rockette who can only kick waist-high but still wants to be on the line. Holliday was able to do extraordinary things with her voice at a young age. She was like a thoroughbred that peaked early on, yet keeps trying to recapture the former glory. The worst part is she thinks she can still do it. I suppose that kind of "blind confidence" can drive people to keep going, but not if it's this delusional. And so many people "enable" her by saying, "Wow! You still go it!"

No, kid. You don't. It's a shame she didn't mature and evolve into either a Martha Wash or a Terri White or a Carol Woods. It's almost as bad as if Andrea McArdle thought she could still play Annie and was upset that she wasn't considered for the role in the Rob Marshall TV movie.

No sense of perspective at all.
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Updated On: 10/18/11 at 07:21 PM
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #8
Posted: 10/18/11 at 7:34pm
When did Andrea McArdle say that she could still play Annie?
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #9
Posted: 10/18/11 at 7:34pm
If you want people to refer to you for help with the role, don't sing the song like that. Jennifer Hudson did quite well without her help.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #10
Posted: 10/18/11 at 7:36pm
But it's her birthday tomorrow!
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #11
Posted: 10/18/11 at 7:37pm
"When did Andrea McArdle say that she could still play Annie?"

CATS---that was a hypothetical comparison. Thankfully not a real one!

I'll fix it so it's morer clearerer.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #12
Posted: 10/18/11 at 7:48pm
There's a reason why Loretta Devine was asked to be in the film and Holliday wasn't. People like working with Ms. Devine.

And Jennifer, girlfriend...that is one janky-ass wig.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #13
Posted: 10/18/11 at 8:18pm
LOL^^^^^^^^!!!!!!
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #14
Posted: 10/18/11 at 8:50pm
Is she trying to satisfy that microphone?
I like your imperturbable perspicacity.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #15
Posted: 10/18/11 at 8:53pm
I just re-watched the performance, and it really does play like the Forbidden Broadway parody of her.

Sad.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #16
Posted: 10/18/11 at 10:14pm
I thought it was cute the way Wendy pretended to cry.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #17
Posted: 10/18/11 at 10:16pm
So was the Holiday & Hudson duet really just a chance for Holiday to try and upstage Hudson :S?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtDFHXjJ7SU

HAHHAHA at the transition between them at 1:45 seconds

Awkward bitterness.

"It’s the fractured quality in [Bernadette Peters'] singing voice and line readings that puts across the character as someone for whom resentment is sliding into madness." - NYtimes on Follies (2011).
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #18
Posted: 10/18/11 at 10:36pm
OMG Thank you for uploading that video! Might be the best thing on youtube!
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #19
Posted: 10/18/11 at 10:43pm
Whatever about Jennifer, I thought Wendy Williams to be the more objectionable...remind never to watch that show.
Sick, pathetic POS
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #20
Posted: 10/18/11 at 10:45pm
I'm not able to see the videos on the computer I am at, but if the host entertained Ms. Holliday's childishness for even a minute I hope she realized it as a mistake later.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #21
Posted: 10/18/11 at 10:48pm
I have to imagine being there for that duet would be like the SNL parody of the audience reaction to Oprah's favorite things with flailing and spontaneous combustion. Wow, that video.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #22
Posted: 10/18/11 at 10:54pm
She's quite a bitter lady. That's all I have to say.
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #23
Posted: 10/18/11 at 11:13pm
She needs to think about the REAL issues surrounding not being cast in a film version of a stage show that a person was in on Broadway. In comparison to people like Angela Lansbury and Julie Andrews (to name a couple) who successfuly starred in shows and were never asked to partake in the film version she's pretty much nobody. Is Dreamgirls the only thing that ever happened in her sorry little life?
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Jennifer Holliday's Up To Her Old Tricks #24
Posted: 10/18/11 at 11:15pm
I wish Carol Channing would flip out on Streisand every time she opened her mouth.