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Hudson

Joins Diss Chorus for 'Idol'

2/26/2007 2:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

You would think someone plucked from obscurity by a TV show would be quicker to sing its praises.

Jennifer Hudson, who finished in seventh place during the third season of "Idol," found better success at last night's Oscars when she took home the award for Best Supporting Actress. But if Simon Cowell was expecting some kind of shoutout, he'd have to go to Oscar.com to get it.

Hudson didn't thank "Idol" during the telecast, but did manage to squeeze in a nod on the Oscar website's "Thank You Cam," and then only after being reminded by someone off camera. Jennifer said, "Who else? Who else? Who else?" as she tried to remember who she forgot to thank, when an unseen woman mentioned "Idol."

"You know what? For every trial, and every tribulation, yes, 'Idol' is included in that." Hudson said in a seemingly begrudged afterthought.

Jennifer isn't the only "Idol" to diss the call-in-your-vote amateur hour. At last year's Grammy Awards, season one winner Kelly Clarkson took home two Grammys but failed to thank the show. How quickly they forget.

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WearyMind    

Big deal. They're successful now, and they don't need to sing that show's praises every time they win something and/or are acknowledged for something. Yes, Idol brought them into the spotlight, but remember one thing: these people already had potential and talent. Idol just brought it to the surface.

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RICH S    

who???? is this Jenifer Hudson???? who cares???? no-name, unknown!!!

2710 days ago
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Whatever    

Well it is always nice to give a shout out to whomever made you famous but in this case AI is such a pathetic joke of a show I don't blame her.

2710 days ago
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OK!    

and your point with this article?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

2710 days ago
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OK!    

How long does she have to acknowledge AI until she's in her 80's???????????????????????????????

2710 days ago
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Matt    

Hudson not mentioning 'Idol' is hardly a diis, as you put it. Would you thank your ex-girlfriend from 3 years ago for breaking up with you while you were speaking at your wedding?

A proper diss would be, "That show is cornier than anything else on television, and I have nothing but horrible things to say about my time on the show and the people associated with it. And Randy grabbed my butt."

2710 days ago
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OK!    

So what???????????????????????????????????????????embarrassing me inform of the so call “million of viewers”…….telling me that i’m not talented enough for the AI show………..you go girl……..keep hope alive…..

2710 days ago
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Lorraine    

OH PLEASE, THIS IS HER MOMENT, LET HER ENJOY IT. I WOULDN'T MENTION IDOL ASS EITHER.

2710 days ago
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C-dog    

American Idol should be kissing HER ass and apologizing. Jennifer was put off the show, despite her talent, because she was overweight and didn't have "the look". She owes them nothing. If I were here, I wouldn't even want to be associated with that show, considering the miserable talent they have competing this year.

2710 days ago
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Whatever    

Anyone with the brain the size of a pea knows that the American Idol votes don't count. Why should she give a shout out to a tacky reality show that gets it's ratings on silly staged drama between ryan and simon and the drunk paula acting a fool. The show also loves to dredge up contestants past mistakes to get more viewers. Jennifer has real talent and has blown by Fantasia, clay, ruben, and who knows about that fat guy with the gray hair? Gads!

2710 days ago
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Justin    

American Idol is a joke. She didn't and doesn't need to thank them for anything

2710 days ago
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OK!    

Why would she promote AI......theyâ%u20AC%u2122re not giving her any money to indorse the rigged show....I wouldn't say sh*t either.........

2710 days ago
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cari    

TMZ get your facts straight!!!! In another interview, she talked about how great of a platform Idol is for unknown artists.

2710 days ago
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Whatever    

She doesn't owe A.I squat. Idol is not about making a superstar it's about people tuning in to see who gets the ax next.

2710 days ago
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Whatever    

She isn't under 19 entertainment anymore. She would have hit stardom with or without Idol. Idol should be thanking HER for the publicity she is giving them! An Oscar winner formely on AI!

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