Jennifer Hudson Will Write a Book to Feed Our National Obsession, Weight Loss

Comments (0)


Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM
click to enlarge Watch her do it with no hands
  • Watch her do it with no hands

Jennifer Hudson is writing a memoir.

No, it's not about her struggle as a singer breaking beyond the American Idol stereotype. Nor about dealing with the triple tragedy that struck her family in 2008. Neither is it about her triumphs as an actor.

Nope, all we really wanna know is: How the hell did she lose all that weight!? Better yet: How can we?!

Sure, Hudson released her sophomore album, I Remember Me, in March, but the book, which is due next January, will focus on her struggles with her weight and how she managed to drop 80 pounds.

Our obsession with weight is nothing new. We've been salivating over the juiciness of Oprah's insanely documented "battle with her weight" since the '80s. Mass internal damage was inflicted the minute Beyonce confided that the secret to her drastic Dreamgirls' weight loss was the Master Cleanse, dubbed the "Lemonade Diet" due to the fact that you drink only a concoction of maple syrup, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and water for ten days or longer. The "secret"? Starvation.

There's an element of irony that the same film Beyonce dropped weight for is the one in which Hudson was cast as Effie, the more talented but less pretty (read: heavier) lead singer who's replaced by Deena (played by Beyonce). Effie doesn't do what any would-be Hollywood starlet today would, lose weight at any cost. She stands her ground, firmly convinced of her talent, even as she goes on welfare and into obscurity. Eventually, she gets retribution in the form of national record distribution. And Hudson won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Movies aren't real life. Though we love a comeback story, we really love a weight loss saga (if only Effie would've re-emerged looking like Hudson does now!), especially since we secretly hope celebrities will gain it back or at the very least, keep struggling, so we can feel comforted that they're "just like us."

"In my head, I am still the same weight I was before. It takes a while to get used to it," Hudson told People. But, "This is the way I want to be and the way I want to stay!"

She looks amazing. Now, has anybody listened to her album?

Related Content

Now Trending

  • The 50 Most Beautiful People at Coachella

    So many Coachella-goers spend months before the festival working on their tans, their outfits, their figures, and their breezy poses.  There's a real glut of fabulousness, we have to say, both among those in attendance at the Polo Grounds and the parties surrounding the festival. Here are the 50 most beautiful...
  • "Their Music Is Really Good, But They're Assholes!"

    Plague Vendor's punkish dark rock makes you want to dance and destroy everything around you. Front man Brandon Blaine says people didn't know how to react when the four-piece from Whittier started performing in 2009. "I was really influenced by Andy Kaufman at the time," he says in a low voice...
  • Cutest Couples of Coachella

    There are certainly plenty of single people wandering around the Coachella grounds; the volume of Craiglist "casual encounters" can attest to that.  But there are also ten tons of couples, the vast majority of whom are completely adorable. Here are the cutest we saw.  She has always got his back.  Their combined...

Around The Web


Los Angeles Event Tickets