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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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91.

Ex    

I think this girl is forgetting where she started.......can anyone say american idol? It seems to me these days she is making more money off the weight loss commercial than she is with her music.

923 days ago
92.

Terr    

She was busy selling her "Wai*****ches"

923 days ago
93.

The Neko Nation    

Good for you Jennifer Hudson. Don't soil your name and reputation for a drug addicted pedophile. ROT IN PIECES YOU SICK FREAK!

923 days ago
94.

HM    

I never liked the heir she had about her. If she was given the same amount of time as the other entertainers WHAT IS WRONG JENNIFER????

923 days ago
95.

World Record    

How many tribute concerts do we need, we don't celebrate MLK but once a year, and he did so much for civil rights, MJ was just a entertainer, he has died, Over done finished, all there trying to do is make money off MJ back, he was great, so was Elvis Stevie and James brown, this should be over with all the tribute and anything else that's planed, ENOUPH, LET THE GUY REST IN PEACE. GREEDY PEOPLE

923 days ago
96.

Areader    

Not liking Jennifer Hudson these days TMZ??? You people are so childish to use a picture that's so out dated.

I can't wait to watch your show and hear ...."We got Jennifer Hudson at LAX and she kicked old Irish right in his man sack! Grow up people!

923 days ago
97.

Bob    

she cant sing anyways so whats the big deal she is a fat drug addict

923 days ago
98.

tellmeaboutit     

If that's a current photo of Miss Diva, she must have been busy eating.

923 days ago
99.

carterreid    

who wanted to hear her scream anyways...she not any1 special.. she should be honored..

923 days ago
100.

Pegasus    

Christina Aguilera Pours Her Ample Curves Into Skimpy Costume For Jackson TributeChristina Aguilera Pours Her Ample Curves Into Skimpy Costume For Jackson Tribute
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WENNBy Radar Staff

Christina Aguilera poured her very ample curves into a skimpy corset and fishnets as she performed at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales on Saturday, and RadarOnline.com has the stunning photos.

With her oh-so-unflattering outfit plus her blonde hair extensions looking wild and unkempt, the 30-year-old singer drew gasps from the audience.

PHOTOS: Christina Aguilera Pours Her Curves Into Skimpy Costume For MJ Tribute Concert

And while her performance of Charlie Chaplin's 'Smile' - one of the King of Pop's favorite songs - was a hit, her ensemble hit a seriously bum note.

The too-tight outfit did nothing to complement her curves, which has earned her both praise and criticism in the past.

PHOTOS: Rags-To-Riches Bikini Babes!

She did change into a more demure outfit later for a second set, but it was her Lady Gaga-inspired get-up which stuck in the minds of the 40,000 fans who had turned up to show their support for Jackson's memory.

Aguilera joined the likes of Cee Lo Green, Jamie Foxx and Smokey Robinson for the show called Michael Forever.

PHOTOS: Christina Aguilera Unsteady On her Feet

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Jackson's three kids were also there, with daughter Paris wearing a duplicate of her dad's famous Thriller jacket

923 days ago
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Pegasus    

Michael Jackson's Kids Star In Tribute ConcertMichael Jackson's Kids Star In Tribute Concert
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INFphoto.comBy Radar Staff

Michael Jackson's children paid tribute to their father in a star-studded concert in Wales Saturday.

More than 40,000 fans turned up for the highly anticipated Michael Forever show, which took place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson's Kids Star In Tribute Concert

Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket, 9 all took to the stage to thank the audience. Paris was beaming while wearing a duplicate of her father's famous red Thriller jacket.

While performers such as Christina Aguilera, Gladys Knight, Leona Lewis and Jamie Foxx performed their hit songs, many of the Jackson family members did not make an appearance.

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Jermaine, Randy and Janet Jackson felt the tribute was not appropriate given the ongoing trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is facing manslaughter charges over the death of the King of Pop.

However, Michael's siblings Marlon, Tito and Jackie did perform, billing themselves as the Jackson Brothers

923 days ago
102.

Robbie74    

I'm sorry, these people are a bunch of whiny prima donnas. Self-entitles egomaniacs. This chick is overrated anyway. She's supposed to be so spectacular and can't pull together a Michael Jackson song?? They've all known about this for some time. No excuses. And give the damm money back, too, greedy whiner. Ugh.

923 days ago
103.

sherrymurph    

are all cray?????????? A lot of big names pulled out of this circus because it was to benefit the Jackson Family-not Mj or his no talent kids!Nothing bad about the kids (Mj loved them...did all in his power so they were hidden and not exploited....so what does the "Loving Jackson Family" do with these kids?Well you saw!!!!!!!!
FUNNY THING IS...children seem to enjoy the limelight.......is the "LOVING JACKSON FAMILY" gonna lead these little sheep to the same slaughter they led their son to-all for a dollar? Mrs.Jackson has to come up with 6 mill in a year! Mcdonalds don't pay that much........no one is hiring 80 year old ladies!
All are seeing what the family is doing-that's why they pulled out! shut your mouth and open your eyes!!!!!!!

923 days ago
104.

sherrymurph    

and also......if half his own family would not show up...hehe....why should she-she is not related!!!!!!!!!!

923 days ago
105.

UDntNo    

She does not seem to be very responsible, nor reliable... didn't she try to pull some **** like this on Oprah too...
track record started...

922 days ago
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