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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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61.

jen    

"Ron Paul: 8 hours ago
leave her alone her family was murderedddddd!!!!!!!! She can now do whatever she wants!"

So that gives her the right to act like a DIVA? and keep money she didnt earn? what an idiot

the murders were years ago and even if it was yesterday, doesnt give her the okay to rip others off-

1076 days ago
62.

Abe    

Who wants to see that fat slob anyway.

Boycott Jennifer Hudson.

x

1076 days ago
63.

Pimpcessa    

Does anybody know why the "Tribute" concert is in another country, instead of here in the US? That's what I don't understand. Why have it in another country when Michael was an American and resided here as well.

1076 days ago
64.

dimes    

The idea of having tribute concerts for Michael Jackson doesn't bother me, but. They'd be more meaningful (and probably attract a better class of performers) if they were done to raise money for charity instead of to put money in the pockets of the lesser Jacksons and the other artists.

1076 days ago
65.

John    

After this trial ends that's it on the MJ subject. Jennifer's mother was murdered, not hooked up to an IV to drug herself to death..

1076 days ago
66.

HumanNature    

OhWell


WHITE WALL STREET SAYS THEY ARE NOT GIVING BACK "ANYBODY" MONEY!!!

1076 days ago
67.

Ozzie X    

At least do a piano set to honor the man's memory? or is she not talented enough to perform without a huge production?

1076 days ago
68.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Oh please. Like the machine known as the Michael Jackson Estate and Tribute Concert will break down if she's not there? It's indestructible. It can't be stopped. It's too late. If there was a breach of contract, the machine will get their money back through the courts. Other than that, meh.

1076 days ago
69.

Caleigh    

She is a little shifty, last winter she was scheduled to be on Oprah, came there rehearsed, left supposedly for her hotel, then got on a plane flew to Texas for a party for Jamie Fox, then got snowed in and she was late for the taping, and boy were Oprah's producers a little ticked off, I mean its Oprah for gosh sakes!
If you are a professional then you should be able to perform period end of subject!

1076 days ago
70.

BJ    

she stiffed the Oprah show too

1076 days ago
71.

Cathy Kirby    

Jennifer has turned into such a DIVA, she thinks she is too good now and only deserves the best, just like when she was late for the Oprah show like it was no big deal.

1076 days ago
72.

kristen    

Fame and weight loss has really gone to her head...just remember as fast as GOD giveth...he can take it away even faster! Humble yourself Jennifer....or you'll be left with nothing and no one !

1076 days ago
73.

tomcruiseisNUTs    

"fat" hudson, is a project skank with a snobbi*****titude...hey fatty your no better than the average person, you got a little bit more money,you reek of nastyness

1076 days ago
74.

shar    

Enough with the tributes, Michael is dead, he was a talented soul but it does not matter who you are, we are all going to go sometime... Let his family mourn but enough for the public. He was no saint... Jennifer well she is another talent but she could be still mentally messed up from her tragic loss, or she is believing her own hype. Whatever the case, I would not walk next door for a free concert from her, but the same holds true for most artists now days..

1076 days ago
75.

Woot    

Jennifer has a reputation for bailing. Google it.

1076 days ago
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