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Whoopi Goldberg Guest Hosts Prostate Cancer Foundation 2017 New York Dinner

Prostate Cancer Foundation (Pcf), a nonprofit organization founded by Michael Milken dedicated to identifying and funding groundbreaking cancer research programs, recently hosted the 2017 New York Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street New York.

Whoopie Goldberg at the Prostate Cancer Foundation 2017 New York Dinner

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Legendary actress, comedian, and television host Whoopi Goldberg served as guest host for the event. The evening concluded with a stunning performance by Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson. Proceeds from the event, which raised $18 million, will support the partnership between Pcf and the Department of Veterans Affairs (Va) to provide precision oncology to all veterans by establishing eleven centers of excellence. By providing access to their more than 9 million patient records, Pcf researchers will be able to discover new and better treatments that will impact all prostate cancer patients. The evening was the organization’s second largest fundraising night.

Notable attendees included: Michael and Lori Milken,
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From a Whirlwind Courtship to a Protective Order: Inside Jennifer Hudson & David Otunga's Decade-Long Relationship

From a Whirlwind Courtship to a Protective Order: Inside Jennifer Hudson & David Otunga's Decade-Long Relationship
Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga had a whirlwind romance and were engaged within a year — then never made wedding plans.

Though they never tied the knot, the couple seemed to be one of Hollywood’s most stable pairs. But on Thursday night, fans were shocked when the American Idol alum announced she had separated from the retired wrestler and received a protective order against the father of her 8-year-old son David Daniel Otunga, Jr. Otunga’s attorney told People his client plans to fight for primary custody.

According to Otunga, 37, it was actually Hudson, 36, who first set her sights on him.
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The Voice Coaches Sound Off on Which Songs They Never Want to Sing Again (Find Out Why Blake's Is 'Hillbilly Bone')

The Voice Coaches Sound Off on Which Songs They Never Want to Sing Again (Find Out Why Blake's Is 'Hillbilly Bone')
The Voice coaches have recorded some of the biggest hits in the music industry, but that doesn’t mean they want to sing them all the time.

Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Levine recently revealed exclusively to People which of their smash singles they would be more than happy to retire.

“I’m gonna say ‘Hillbilly Bone’ because it’s uncomfortable sometimes with kids at the concert. You’re singing and you’re looking at a kid and you start talking about ‘Hillbilly Bone’ … it’s uncomfortable,” says Shelton.

Meanwhile, Hudson — who recently moved a fan to
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Fan Throws Shoe at Jennifer Hudson While She’s Singing ‘And I Am Telling You’ — and Her Reaction Is Perfect

Fan Throws Shoe at Jennifer Hudson While She’s Singing ‘And I Am Telling You’ — and Her Reaction Is Perfect
Jennifer Hudson has started a trend.

On Tuesday’s premiere of The Voice, the 36-year-old Grammy and Oscar winner kicked off her first season as a coach by giving the show one of its most memorable moments in 13 seasons. Moved by contestant Chris Weaver’s version of “Try a Little Tenderness,” Hudson took off a shoe and threw it right at the stage.

“Where I come from, that’s a compliment,” Hudson said on the show. “And we know at times when you sing like that, you better be prepared to what? Duck.”

The move was so iconic that at
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America's Got Talent's Most Memorable Finalists: Where Are They Now?

America's Got Talent's Most Memorable Finalists: Where Are They Now?
First comes auditions, then comes finales and then comes the real world. When it comes to TV's most popular reality competition shows, millions of people watch and cast their votes week after week. But once the season comes to an end and the celebrations are over, what happens to your favorite contestants you cheered on? As America's Got Talent's twelfth season comes to an end, we decided to check in on some of the most successful finalists in the show's history. For many, the NBC series is only the beginning to a long, successful career. Rewind to 2006 when 11-year-old Bianca Ryan decided to audition for the show with a rendition of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"...
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Johnny Manuel performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinals 1: Singer underwhelms with original song [Watch]

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Johnny Manuel performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinals 1: Singer underwhelms with original song [Watch]
Singer Johnny Manuel, formerly Seal‘s Golden Buzzer act, performed Tuesday night during the Semifinals 1 episode of “America’s Got Talent” 2017. The last time he popped up on “Agt,” Manuel showed off his diva side by belting out “And I Am Telling You” from “Dreamgirls.” How did Manuel’s latest performance — an original song, “Blind Faith” — […]
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Johnny Manuel performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’ 2017 live show: ‘And I Am Telling You’ brings out singer’s diva side [Watch]

Johnny Manuel performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’ 2017 live show: ‘And I Am Telling You’ brings out singer’s diva side [Watch]
Popular singer Johnny Manuel performed Tuesday night during the Quarterfinals 2 episode of “America’s Got Talent” 2017. After previously belting out ballads like Whitney Houston‘s “I Have Nothing” and Stevie Wonder‘s “Lately,” this time Manuel brought out his diva side with a cover of “And I Am Telling You” from “Dreamgirls.” Watch Johnny Manuel’s “Americas Got […]
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Johnny Manuel “America’s Got Talent” Video – Watch “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” Performance!

Johnny Manuel stunned with “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” during Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” quarterfinals. Watch the video below! As Gossip Cop has reported, Manuel is a former child/teen star. At just 14 years old, he scored a record deal and worked with some of the industry’s biggest names, including Diddy and *Nsync. […]
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Glee Star Charice Pempengco Changes Name to Jake Zyrus After Revealing 'My Soul Is Male'

Glee Star Charice Pempengco Changes Name to Jake Zyrus After Revealing 'My Soul Is Male'
Charice Pempengco, the Filipino singer who rose to popularity in 2007 on YouTube and appeared in a handful of episodes of Glee, now goes by the name Jake Zyrus.

The 25-year-old star debuted the new moniker on social media on Sunday — almost three years after revealing to Oprah Winfrey that “my soul is male.”

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love and respect,” Zyrus wrote on Instagram. “I love you back and I’m sending peace to everyone.”

All previous posts from the singer across social media were deleted, marking this as a fresh start.

On Monday,
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17 All-Time Great Tony Awards Performances, From ‘Dreamgirls’ to ‘Hamilton’ (Videos)

17 All-Time Great Tony Awards Performances, From ‘Dreamgirls’ to ‘Hamilton’ (Videos)
A look back at the highest kicks (and notes) over the history of the Tony Awards telecast celebrating Broadway “Grand Hotel” (1990) Michael Jeter, perhaps best known from the sitcom “Evening Shade,” was a rubber-limbed sensation playing a tipsy bookkeeper in the number “Let’s Take a Glass Together.” “Dreamgirls” (1992) Jennifer Holliday’s rendition of “And I’m Telling You…” has been widely imitated, and this is the performance that is most often imitated. A-ma-zing. “Rent” (1996) Jonathan Larson’s rock opera version of “La Boheme” gained extra poignance with his unexpected death after the first Off Broadway preview. The show became a phenomenon,
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Watch: Jennifer Hudson Returns to Her Dreamgirls Roots with Special Surprise Medley

Watch: Jennifer Hudson Returns to Her Dreamgirls Roots with Special Surprise Medley
Jennifer Hudson is proving exactly why she’ll be a major threat to Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus for season 13 of The Voice.

The Grammy-winning artist showed off her vocal chops at Monday’s NBCUniversal Upfronts presentation, where she opened the event with a special, surprise medley from the 2006 film, Dreamgirls, for which she won an Oscar for portraying Effie White.

And People has the exclusive footage from her rehearsal session.

To kick off the two-hour, company-wide affair at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Hudson belted out snippets of “One Night Only” and “I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.
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10 Things We Learned From NBCUniversal’s Upfront

NBCUniversal kicked off this week’s marathon of upfront presentations and parties Monday morning with a two-hour, company-wide affair at Radio City Music Hall.

The presentation was long on talent from across its channel portfolio, short on executive speeches and featured appearances by everyone from Jennifer Hudson (who belted out her signature “Dreamgirls” number “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”) to Megyn Kelly to a few dozen Minions. Attendees lost count of the number of times the success of “This Is Us” was mentioned, but nobody could blame NBC for bragging about its bona fide breakout hit.

Here are 10 things we learned from NBCUniversal’s upfront:

1. The broadcast networks will be hammering away at the weakness of their digital competitors when it comes to controlling content environment for advertising. YouTube, Facebook and others have recently faced backlash from Madison Avenue for algorithm-directed spots popping up in unfortunate places. “Brand
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Here’s that David Hasselhoff Rapping on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 I was Telling You About

I made the announcement yesterday that David Hasselhoff would have a small part in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack. If you don’t remember here’s the gist of it. The official soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is set to be released tomorrow April 21st and guess who’s on it? David Hasselhoff! One of the strangest inclusions of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack, set to be released on digital April 21, is a James Gunn and Tyler Bates penned song performed by The Sneepers featuring a very special guest: Baywatch star David Hasselhoff,

Here’s that David Hasselhoff Rapping on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 I was Telling You About
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‘I Love Dick’ Trailer: Jill Soloway’s New Amazon Series Gets Obsessed In Texas

Exclusive: “Dear Dick, this is about obsession,” confesses Kathryn Hahn's character of f Chris Kraus in the new trailer for I Love Dick. “Dear, Dick, how did we not know each other before now?” she says in another letter to the Kevin Bacon played role of the Dick of the title. Telling you a lot but not all about I Love Dick, that’s the tone and Texas temperature of a new trailer that dropped today for the new Jill Soloway series. After a premiere at the Sundance Film…
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Italian Psycho: Close-Up on Elio Petri’s "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion"

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Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Elio Petri's Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) is showing February 21 - March 23, 2017 in the United Kingdom in the Oscar Series.Petri’s cinema involved neither a utopian vision nor victorious narratives of class struggle. Rather, his central effort was to make the toxic condition appear as ugly, pervasive, and totally absurd as it actually was.—Evan Calder Williams“Drink up, Mr. Innocent. Everybody here is innocent. Only one person here is guilty. And that’s me.”—Chief Inspector, Investigation of a Citizen Above SuspicionIn her Rome apartment—an entrapment of curtains, doorways, plants, ceramics, a cluttered sea of earthen shades offset by a colorful stained-glass window—Augusta Terzi (Florinda Bolkan) welcomes her lover (Gian Maria Volonté). He is a brutish man, with slicked-back hair and dark brown eyes. She asks him: “How are you going to kill me this time?
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The Weeknd Shows Up to Dinner, Selena Look-alike There Too! (Photos)

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It looks like The Weeknd's got a type ... after showing up to dinner near a woman who's the spitting image of Selena Gomez.  The "Starboy" singer was out at Cecconi's restaurant in WeHo Thursday night ... with Selena's doppelgänger. But it's not what it looks like -- she's Abel's manager's wife, Rima. Rumors are swirling Abel and Selena's relationship has hit the skids ... and the dinner comes on the heels of Abel's cryptic tweet, "playing with me is a dangerous game.
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Jerry Seinfeld Inks Massive Netflix Deal

Jerry Seinfeld Inks Massive Netflix Deal
Jerry Seinfeld will bring his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to Netflix as part of a larger deal with the streaming site, Deadline reports.

Seinfeld will create two new stand-up specials for Netflix, with the first expected to arrive this year. He will also develop scripted and non-scripted series for the website. Meanwhile, Comedians in Cars will arrive on Netflix with 24 new episodes in late 2017, along with the show's entire back catalog. More episodes are expected to follow in 2018 and beyond.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premiered in
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Jennifer Holliday Cancels Donald Trump Inauguration Performance and Apologizes to Lgbtq Community: Report

Jennifer Holliday Cancels Donald Trump Inauguration Performance and Apologizes to Lgbtq Community: Report
Jennifer Holliday has reportedly cancelled her appearance at President-elect Donald Trump‘s upcoming inauguration concert, after her booking sparked outrage from members of the Broadway and Lgbtq community.

“My only choice must now be to stand with the Community and to state unequivocally that I Will Not Perform For The Welcome Concert Or For Any Of The Inauguration Festivities!” Holliday wrote in a letter to The Wrap. A rep for the actress did not respond to People’s request for comment.

She continued, “I sincerely apologize for my lapse of judgement, for being uneducated on the issues that affect every
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Jennifer Holliday Confirms She Will Perform at Trump Inauguration

Jennifer Holliday Confirms She Will Perform at Trump Inauguration
Update: Holliday has canceled plans to perform at the inauguration. First it was yes, then it was a maybe … But the “I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” singer now says she will in fact be going to Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities later this month. “It’s now confirmed,” Holliday’s publicist Bill Carpenter told TheWrap late Friday afternoon. “She will perform there.” Carpenter did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on why Holliday was hesitant to accept the invitation to perform. But on Friday, Holliday told the New York Times that she had been
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Jennifer Holliday Blasted for Trump Inauguration Gig: ‘So Disappointed’

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Jennifer Holliday Blasted for Trump Inauguration Gig: ‘So Disappointed’
Tony- and Grammy-winning actress/singer Jennifer Holliday came under fire on Friday after it was announced that she would perform at a concert as part of Donald Trump’s inauguration next week. “I know times are hard but damn that can’t be That hard. So disappointed in you,” a fan named Chanel wrote on Twitter. “Unless Jennifer Holliday is going to commandeer Trump’s inauguration with a rendition of ‘And I Am Telling You Obama’s Not Going,’ keep it,” another added. Also Read: Jennifer Holliday Hasn't Committed to Trump Inauguration, Despite Announcement Holliday was announced along with Toby Keith,
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