She arrived on set looking like a frazzled working mother, but by the time she was called to shoot her big scene, Jennifer Hudson was certainly ready for her close-up. The American Idol star wore a hot pink mini dress that showed off her newly slimmed-down figure and a pair of edgy studded flats, but she had left her face make-up-free and her messy hair held back with styling clips. Jennifer was also joined by a special visitor as she filmed a high- profile guest role on NBC show Smash last Wednesday — her little boy David Otunga Jnr. The three-year-old was spotted holding his mother's hand before she went into hair and make-up.The Academy Award-winning actress was on the set of Smash in New York City, filming scenes with co-star Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty. Jennifer, 30, who recently lost 80 pounds, later emerged from the hair and make-up trailer with her hair teased into glamorous cascading curls and striking lilac lips to match her trendy nails.Hudson has been cast as Veronica Moore, a big-time Broadway singer, who tangles with rivals Karen (McPhee) and Ivy (Hilty). According to NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt: "Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it."
— Daily Mail
'My ex-boyfriend called me ugly 10 times a day'
Tori Spelling 'lacked so much confidence' when she was younger. The former Beverly Hills 90210 star admitted her past insecurities in a blog post. The pregnant 38-year-old actress gives advice to her former self in the online article. She said: "I would tell 21-year-old Tori that she's strong, beautiful, smart, and can do anything that she sets her mind to. At 21, my biggest obstacle (well, aside from a bad boyfriend) was myself." She wrote of her days playing Donna Martin on the teenage soap: "I lacked such self-confidence that I constantly stood in my own way."
In 1995, Tori ended a two-year relationship with live-in boyfriend Nick Savalas. She confessed to Entertainment Weekly: "It was a nightmare. He was never physically abusive, but he was verbally abusive, telling me 10 times a day how ugly I was. "Although I don't believe in regrets and think every moment makes us the women and moms we ultimately become, it would be nice to give this advice!"
Spelling is expecting her fourth child with Dean McDermott, 45, this autumn, is mother to son Liam, six, and daughters Stella, five, and Hattie, 10 months. She is also stepmother to McDermott's son, Jack, 13.
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Kidman bares derrière for V magazine
Nicole Kidman shows off her naughty side as she takes the cover of V magazine's September issue. The 45-year-old Australian actress reveals her pert derrière in a barely-there black and gold skirt, which rides high around her slender waist. Renowned photographer Mario Testino was the man behind the lens - and was certainly head over heels with his muse. Kidman took part in the spread to promote her new film, The Paperboy, which gets a limited release in the US on October 5. In the accompanying interview, Kidman admitted she finds it hard being a working mother. The Oscar-winning actress - who has daughters Sunday, four, and 19-month-old Faith, with husband Keith Urban - says it's a struggle finding the balance as she wants to spend as much time as possible with them. Kidman — who also has two children, Isabella, 19, and 17-year-old Connor, with ex-husband Tom Cruise — said: "Time is so precious and I love the sound of them and the feel of them. I just don't want to miss anything, and I don't want them to go 'Where's my mom?' So I'm working through that."
— Daily Mail