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Jennifer Hudson to host new show replacing "Ellen"?

Writer: Heidi Hsia

From American Idol 2004 to here and now
From American Idol 2004 to here and now

8 Nov – With "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" coming to an end, it was reported that the daily talk show's slot could be replaced with none other than Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson herself.

According to Collider, the singer-actress is reportedly on the way to create a new syndicated daytime talk show with Warner Bros. and Telepictures, which is scheduled to be released next year.

Hudson also reportedly has sought the help of two longtime "Ellen" producers Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly for the upcoming show, with a test episode filmed for the upcoming pitch.


Jennifer was 21 when she auditioned for American Idol way back in 2004

The actress is no stranger to daytime projects, having won a Daytime Emmy award this year for the show she executive produced, "Baba Yaga".

It is noted that "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" announced back in May this year that the show's 19th season would be its last, with the first episode of the show premiering on 13 September. The announcement came amid allegations of the show being a toxic workplace filled with racist comments and microaggressions.

 


"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is on its last season


Cinema Online, 08 November 2021

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