News Bits: Jennifer Hudson On Vogue, Vibe Says “Online Is Taking Over” & Michael Jackson American Idol Rumors Get Shot Down

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Jennifer Hudson has been chosen to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine and joins Oprah Winfrey and Halle Berry as the only African-American actresses to do this. The Dreamgirls award-winner will grace the mag’s annual Power Issue.
Fantasia is reportedly joining the cast of Broadway’s The Color Purple. According to EOnline, the American Idol will joining in the Spring and “Oprah is making a big deal out of it.”
Michael Jackson fans have been in a tizzy with rumors of the Gloved One appearing on American Idol. However, the gossip was shot down by the shows executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, who said “it’s not true.”  The rumors stemmed from reports of a meeting between American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Michael Jackson. As previously reported, the New York Post reported Fuller will be helping Jackson make a comeback.
Legendary singer Smokey Robinson recently attacked Dreamgirls for what he sees as an inaccurate portrayal of Motown. ” ‘Dreamgirls’ is an affront to Berry, to Motown, to Diana Ross, to our legacy,” Robinson told the Los Angeles Times. “It defames something we’ve been building for 50 years.” No word yet on what was up with his face at last weekend’s Grammys.
Grieving dad Eddie Levert talked to the Associated Press about his late son Gerald Levert, his new album and his untimely passing.
The 2007 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition will feature Beyonce on the cover wearing a yellow-and-pink bikini.
In a keynote delivered at the Direct Marketing Association’s Circulation Day last week, Vibe Magazine editor-in-chief Danyel Smith admitted that printed magazines will soon be a novelty and that “online is taking over.”

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