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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Jennifer confirmed on Oprah today that she will perform on the Oscars!

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Jennifer Hudson is having a breakout year! After winning a Golden Globe® for her stunning performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls, Oscar® came a-knocking! The film—which marked her first ever acting role—has landed her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress!

Jennifer says everything has happened really fast and that she hasn't even processed the Golden Globe win yet! "I am [having fun], but you do want to step back a moment and see what you've done, to enjoy it and embrace it, but it's busy and I like being busy," Jennifer says.

In her Golden Globe acceptance speech, Jennifer said the win gave her confidence. But, she admits it didn't come across exactly as she meant it. "To [be able to] say that I'm an actress now … [that] does something for my confidence," Jennifer says. "To come into this whole other industry and be welcomed like this, oh my God. I cannot believe it. It's so amazing."

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With less than a month until the big night, Jennifer says she hasn't really started worrying about what she is going to wear. "Everywhere you turn everybody wants to send you a dress, and I've got a gazillion shoes," Jennifer says. And who is she taking as her date? Her mom, of course! "She's sitting there [saying], 'Jenny, I've got to get my hair done for the Oscars.' I was like, 'Mama, it's a month away!"

In the midst of all of the excitement, rumors have been swirling about a tiff between Jennifer and her Dreamgirls co-star Beyoncé Knowles. Jennifer says they simply aren't true. "We're just happy to see the movie being recognized and acknowledged, and she still supports me the same way she did from day one," Jennifer says.


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Jennifer takes the stage to sing the Oscar®-nominated song "Love You I Do" from Dreamgirls—a song she will also perform at the Academy Awards ceremony.

When awards season comes to an end, Jennifer plans to get back to her roots. In March 2007, she will start work on a new album with legendary music producer Clive Davis.