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Jennifer Holliday will be throwing down on "Wendy" today.

Jennifer will be singing her Classic Showstopper "And I am telling you (I'm not going)" LIVE on "The Wendy Williams Show". The show was taped @ 10am this morning. "Wendy" airs @ different times across the nation(10am, 4pm, 5pm, Midnight). You can also catch the episode @ Midnight on BET (Eastern Standard time).

Jennifer Holliday posses one of the Greatest & Gifted voices in Music History. Be sure to check out her performance on "Wendy". When she's done singing the audience will be Standing and Cheering..

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Reply #1 posted 10/17/11 11:54am

Entertainer

I find her to be a bitter woman.

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Reply #2 posted 10/17/11 11:57am

Timmy84

Entertainer said:

I find her to be a bitter woman.

How so? reading

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Reply #3 posted 10/17/11 12:22pm

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Entertainer said:

I find her to be a bitter woman.

See, now, if I were to go on one of your Nippy Worship threads and make the exact some comment about her, you would immediately call for my beheading! lol

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Reply #4 posted 10/17/11 12:25pm

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It would be nice if they let her sing someyhimg other than that... confused

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Reply #5 posted 10/17/11 12:28pm

Timmy84

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It would be nice if they let her sing someyhimg other than that... confused

It's sad how her career was relegated to that one song. Then again that song was so campy and huge in its day, she was already doomed career wise. confused

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Reply #6 posted 10/17/11 12:32pm

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Timmy84 said:

purplethunder3121 said:

It would be nice if they let her sing someyhimg other than that... confused

It's sad how her career was relegated to that one song. Then again that song was so campy and huge in its day, she was already doomed career wise. confused

That's too bad because she has a lovely voice and many more songs to offer. confused

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Reply #7 posted 10/17/11 12:34pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Timmy84 said:

It's sad how her career was relegated to that one song. Then again that song was so campy and huge in its day, she was already doomed career wise. confused

That's too bad because she has a lovely voice and many more songs to offer. confused

I think she had like two other hits or something. I know one of them being a cover of "I'm On Your Side" (Angela Bofill) because they used to play her version all the time on adult urban radio when I was around 7 or 8.

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Reply #8 posted 10/17/11 12:34pm

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Reply #9 posted 10/17/11 8:20pm

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I think she has a great voice, but she over does it..a lot. Her performance will be more screaming than anything. And you can't forget those facial expressions! falloff

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Reply #10 posted 10/18/11 7:35am

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Timmy84 said:

purplethunder3121 said:

That's too bad because she has a lovely voice and many more songs to offer. confused

I think she had like two other hits or something. I know one of them being a cover of "I'm On Your Side" (Angela Bofill) because they used to play her version all the time on adult urban radio when I was around 7 or 8.

I don't know if it had anything to do with her weight, but, after Geffen Records signed her in the 80's, they acted like they didn't know what to do with her. Her albums were, for the most part, forgettable. She sounded great but they just couldn't seem to get her with the right producers and get some great material. And the singles that were released not pushed outside of the black radio and even on those stations, she received a lukewarm response. It looked as though Geffen was going to throw support behind her after the initial single "I Am Love" from her first album did well but after that, they just kind of dropped the ball with her.

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Reply #11 posted 10/18/11 9:40am

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Timmy84 said:

purplethunder3121 said:

That's too bad because she has a lovely voice and many more songs to offer. confused

I think she had like two other hits or something. I know one of them being a cover of "I'm On Your Side" (Angela Bofill) because they used to play her version all the time on adult urban radio when I was around 7 or 8.

Jennifer should have released a gospel or club album. She said she was dealing with depression. I wish her the best.

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re being bitter, i agree. i think i either read or saw an interview with her around the time DReamgirls came out and she was just, beyond bitter and that got me thinking-she is a MAJOR talent and it doesn't make sense how she never took off or got any chances beyond dreamgirls. Was she blackballed or something like that?

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Reply #13 posted 10/18/11 10:47am

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scriptgirl said:

re being bitter, i agree. i think i either read or saw an interview with her around the time DReamgirls came out and she was just, beyond bitter and that got me thinking-she is a MAJOR talent and it doesn't make sense how she never took off or got any chances beyond dreamgirls. Was she blackballed or something like that?

She wasn't blackballed. The reason her career never took off after Dreamgirls is she was with a label who didn't care about her and she had lousy management. The exact same thing that happened with a lot of black female vocalists during the 80s.

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Reply #14 posted 10/18/11 11:03am

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re being bitter, i agree. i think i either read or saw an interview with her around the time DReamgirls came out and she was just, beyond bitter and that got me thinking-she is a MAJOR talent and it doesn't make sense how she never took off or got any chances beyond dreamgirls. Was she blackballed or something like that?

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #15 posted 10/18/11 4:44pm

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Entertainer said:

I find her to be a bitter woman.

Whenever Jennifer is asked about her career she always gives honest answers. Some might think her answers prove she's a bitter Entertainer. I simply like that fact that she's comfortably enough & brave enough to tell "her truth" about how she sees herself.

I don't look at it as a sign of weakness or bitterness on her part for doing that. Lying about career ups & downs and the way you've been treated is just gonna form a harder shell. You gotta release all of that and talk about it out loud. You might hurt some feelings in the process but at least you will become a "better you".

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Reply #16 posted 10/18/11 6:52pm

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It was interesting when Wendy asked her about Jennifer Hudson playing her part in the movie. Holliday said (I'm paraphrasing) something like she was disappointed Hudson/the studio didn't call her to go back to the original source and ask about the role etc...Apparently in hollywood it's customary for new person playing a role to have a conversation with the original person who played that role shrug Also she was disappointed that when Oprah had the movie cast on her show, she didn't invite Holliday, since Oprah likes to talk about history etc...

Holliday also indirectly implied Fantasia is not professional lol She said something like "You have to do what they're expecting and paying you to do." Obviously this comment was about Fantasia skipping out on some of her broadway appearances in the past. Holliday also hinted she disapproved of Fantasia being cast in the Mahalia Jackson biopic.

I love how Jennifer Holliday is so candid lol It's refreshing.

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Reply #17 posted 10/18/11 6:55pm

Timmy84

Looking at Entertainer's "she seems bitter" post, I'm reminded of her comments when asked why she was never asked to appear in "Dreamgirls" nor did JHud seem to acknowledge her (she instead acknowledged Florence Ballard, the assumed inspiration behind the Effie White character)...

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Reply #18 posted 10/18/11 8:56pm

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Timmy84 said:

Looking at Entertainer's "she seems bitter" post, I'm reminded of her comments when asked why she was never asked to appear in "Dreamgirls" nor did JHud seem to acknowledge her (she instead acknowledged Florence Ballard, the assumed inspiration behind the Effie White character)...

Exactly the character was loosely based on Florence Ballad not Jennifer Holiday. J-Hud even acknowledged Florence Ballad in her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. Im sorry Jennifer Holiday didnt have flourishing singing career I mean she does have a set of powerhouse pipes but Hollywood doesnt owe her anything. I dont think she was purposely mean-spirited to throw shade at J-Hud though I believe Wendy was trying to start some shit as usual. I remember "Dreamgirls" on Broadway when I was a kid and Jennifer Holliday was receiving alot of attention. "Am I Am Telling You....Im Not Going" was the showstopper. She should've been a big R&B sensation though she did receive minor success. I dont know why fame, outside the play, alluded her. As someone said here perhaps her record label didnt promote her enough or just her music failed to capture a larger audience. Some people dont know that was her singing on Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is" at the end of the song.

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Reply #20 posted 10/19/11 12:13pm

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1sotrue said:

Timmy84 said:

Looking at Entertainer's "she seems bitter" post, I'm reminded of her comments when asked why she was never asked to appear in "Dreamgirls" nor did JHud seem to acknowledge her (she instead acknowledged Florence Ballard, the assumed inspiration behind the Effie White character)...

Exactly the character was loosely based on Florence Ballad not Jennifer Holiday. J-Hud even acknowledged Florence Ballad in her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. Im sorry Jennifer Holiday didnt have flourishing singing career I mean she does have a set of powerhouse pipes but Hollywood doesnt owe her anything. I dont think she was purposely mean-spirited to throw shade at J-Hud though I believe Wendy was trying to start some shit as usual. I remember "Dreamgirls" on Broadway when I was a kid and Jennifer Holliday was receiving alot of attention. "Am I Am Telling You....Im Not Going" was the showstopper. She should've been a big R&B sensation though she did receive minor success. I dont know why fame, outside the play, alluded her. As someone said here perhaps her record label didnt promote her enough or just her music failed to capture a larger audience. Some people dont know that was her singing on Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is" at the end of the song.

I read about it a while ago and was actually amused. I had a feeling it was Jennifer after hearing it but I wasn't sure initially. I wonder if this was another one of those songs that either Chaka or Aretha was supposed to guest on but had to change schedule. lol

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Reply #21 posted 10/20/11 11:01pm

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Jennifer didn't sound bitter at all. she was being honest.

they did snub her.

she is the arguable most talented singer alive right now. i've seen her live in various formats.

she has struggled with depression.

she is a gerat person and was refreshingly honest in her interview

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Reply #22 posted 10/20/11 11:23pm

Timmy84

Maybe she needs an "Unsung" if she hasn't already been interviewed by them. Her story's real interesting to say the least...

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Reply #23 posted 10/21/11 12:26pm

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Timmy84 said:

Maybe she needs an "Unsung" if she hasn't already been interviewed by them. Her story's real interesting to say the least...

Totally!!!! If anyone is Unsung it is Miss Holliday.

One of the most unsung talents alive today. It's a shame.

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