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Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

Jennifer Hudson Left Us

In the Lurch!

10/9/2011 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jennifer Hudson's no-show at the Michael Jackson tribute concert yesterday caught the show's producers completely off-guard ... especially since she was already paid to do the gig ... this according to sources close to the show.

JHud tweeted Saturday afternoon she wouldn't be doing the show -- citing "major production issues."

According to our sources, Hudson is claiming she felt the show's producers didn’t give her enough time with the music she was supposed to be singing. According to our sources, Jennifer received her music the same time as all the performers.

Our sources say JHud signed her contract and was paid in full.

A rep for Hudson confirms the reason she cancelled, but says producers "completely understood." Our sources say that's not the case at all.


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Tina    

Oh, I love how you use an OLD picture of Jennifer when she was chubby! LOL! Ruuuuuuuuuude!

1074 days ago
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check yourself    

Wtf ever.

1074 days ago
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jnr    

She was most likely going to lip sync any songs anyways.

1074 days ago
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Shady's Lady    

Artists are beginning to realize how bogus and inappropriate this so called tribute concert is especially right in the middle of Michael's doctors homicide case. It is nothing more than a money grab. The promoters used Michaels children to promote it, something I don't think Michael would appreciate. Also artists are also backing away from their support of Michael because of the very obvious fact that Michael was a pedophile. Why doesn't any one ask the glaring question "Why was Michael unable to sleep at night with out the most powerful knock out drugs available?" Anyone? Does anyone think that just maybe dude felt tormented by the guilt he suffered knowing he abused children sexually. People just don't want to be linked to that, it's very horrible. Also the whole Jackson family is WAC! I feel sorry for those kids, I truly do.Not to be too hateful but dag Hudson a little gnarly in that pic, ya know right?

1074 days ago
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Jodi    

Just ask her for the money back and move on and stop with all the extra tributes. Enough is enough.

1074 days ago
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TSIG    

I believe Jennifer. Many of those who attended the concert complained that performers seemed "under-rehearsed." Just becuase they didn't give ANYONE enough time, and Jennifer is the only one to tell them "stuff it!," doesn't mean Jennifer is to blame.

1074 days ago
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BB in CA    

Shady's Lady: STFU about obvious pedophile. You don't that. And as for trouble sleeping, I've watched enuf band interviews to know they have trouble sleeping when they're in touring mode. The doctor should have said no to all those drugs but he didn't want to give up all that money and the cushy job.
They can have all the tributes they want to as long as there are people that want to go.
Hudson: I have no respect & won't support anyone that would sign up and then cancel at the last minute.
TMZ: I like the picture. It's like saying, you f*ck up this bad, we'll find your worst picture. Haha

1074 days ago
8.

yo    

POOR MJ MONEY GRUBBING CONCERT.
MAKE MONEY SOME OTHER WAY, LEECHES!

1074 days ago
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notalawyer    

She is busy with only gig "weigh*****ches [SIC]"

1074 days ago
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Ron Paul    

leave her alone her family was murderedddddd!!!!!!!! She can now do whatever she wants!

1074 days ago
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lala    

It was too painful for alot of people to sing and dance at the same time as the trial. Some people who signed on probably didn't realized how it would be. But I can totally understand not being in the spirit to celebrate. I couldn't imagine how I would deal with it as a performer. On one hand you want to honor Michael, but at the same time it doesn't feel right.

1074 days ago
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I Chinee    

Come and celebrate that Michael has died and our ship has finally come in. It's the we now getting Michael Jackson's money forever tribute concert!

1074 days ago
13.

Lynn    

Didn't she make Oprah mad a few months ago for being a no show?

1074 days ago
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Mark    

His family especially his brothers are milking this entire situation for all it's worth

1074 days ago
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Rosemary    

How can Jennifer Hudson look so heavy when she is so skinny in the diet food commercials?

1074 days ago
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