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Jennifer Hudson is Effie

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doodlenyc
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Jennifer Hudson is Effie#0
Posted: 11/16/05 at 11:33am
from the NY Post:

"Jennifer's 'Dream' role

Fantasia Barrino may have bested Jennifer Hudson in last year's "American Idol" competition, but the runner-up may have the last laugh.

Jennifer just landed the role of Effie White in the film adaptation of "Dreamgirls."

Fantasia seemed to have had a lock on the part, which turned Jennifer Holliday into a Broadway star. Jamie Foxx, already cast for the movie, was pulling for her. Denzel Washington directed her screen test, reportedly promising that he'd do a cameo if she was cast.

But, in the end, director Bill Condon and co-producer David Geffen picked Jennifer to team with Beyoncé in the story of a soul trio pressured to go pop.

"I was sure Fantasia got it," Jennifer tells Daily News contributor Jawn Murray. "But they said they wanted me. They said I was born for this."

A rep for Fantasia had no immediate comment.

Still unclear is who'll play the third member of the Dreamettes (Vivian Green, Kerry Washington, Kelly Price and Jill Scott are among those said to have tried out) and Effie's brother, C.C. White (singer Omarion is said to have replaced Usher)."

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/366082p-311692c.html
"Carson has combined his passion for helping children with his love for one of Cincinnati's favorite past times - cornhole - to create a unique and exciting event perfect for a corporate outing, entertaining clients or family fun."

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re: Jennifer Hudson is Effie#1
Posted: 11/16/05 at 11:33am
already a thread with this info
(Martha Graham from a letter to Agnes de Mille) "There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening That is translated through you into action, And because there is only one of you in all time, This expression is unique. If you block it, It will never exist through any other medium And be lost. The world will never have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, Nor how valuable it is, Nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, To keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware Directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, A blessed unrest that keeps us marching And makes us more alive than others."
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re: Jennifer Hudson is Effie#2
Posted: 11/16/05 at 11:38am
yup...sorry, everyone.
"Carson has combined his passion for helping children with his love for one of Cincinnati's favorite past times - cornhole - to create a unique and exciting event perfect for a corporate outing, entertaining clients or family fun."

"In Oz, the verb is douchifizzation." PRS