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Mega News at MegaFest! Jennifer Debuts ‘Winnie’ + New Music



Jennifer Hudson is set to take over the big screen AND the airwaves this year. The Oscar and Grammy-winner is currently promoting her new film Winnie Mandela and she’s in the studio working on new music.

During T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest this year Hudson premiered her new film, Winnie Mandela. The film follows the life of Nelson Mandela’s first wife, Winnie, and her fight against apartheid in South Africa.

“Winnie made a major contribution to all of us and that should be known and told”, Hudson told HipHollywood.

The “Spotlight” singer is also returning to her first love…music! “I’ve been in the studio with, from Pharrell to Babyface to Timbaland, so it’s going to be a really feel good album”, Jennifer exclaimed.

Are you excited to see a little more J. Hud this year? Check out our full interview from the Winnie Mandela premiere below.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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