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People’s Choice: Jennifer Hudson Accepts Humanitarian Award, Gives Emotional Speech

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Jennifer Hudson gave an incredibly moving speech on Wednesday night after accepting the People’s Choice Humanitarian Award.

The Academy Award winner was accompanied by her sister Julia as she received the award, presented by LL Cool J, for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation.

“I have to start off saying the same thing I said when I won my Oscar … Look what God can do,” Hudson said as her sister stood by her side. Julia also wore a heart necklace with her son’s picture in it. “My mother always taught us that without family you have nothing, and whether you know it or not we all are family, and what happens to the other happens to us, so it’s very important to make a difference.”

The Julian D. King Gift Foundation is an organization Hudson and her sister founded in honor of their mother, brother and Julia’s son, Julian King. Hudson’s family members were murdered in Chicago back in 2008 by Julia’s estranged husband, William Balfour.

“We’re all so quick to say we can’t or ‘Oh, it happened to them, but it will never happen to me.’ Yes, I am a witness. It can all happen to us all,” Hudson added. “Its one thing to be a celebrity and have power … But it means nothing if we’re not making a difference with helping someone else and trying to change a life.”

“It feels good to see positivity acknowledged,” the 32-year-old said. “Where we come from all you hear about is who shot who and who went to jail … We want to show them that look, I came from the same area as you and if I can do it, you can do it too. It does not stop there. There’s more to life than the block you live on.”

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Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First

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If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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