Jennifer Hudson No Longer Ambassador For Weight Watchers After 4 Years + Lupita Nyong’o RUMORED To Star In Lead Role In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’
Jennifer Hudson is no longer an ambassador for Weight Watchers and Lupita Nyong’o is rumored to have landed a lead role in a new movie. Read the deets inside…
Jennifer Hudson has Weight Watchers to thank for her dramatic weight lost and new silhouette but now it seems the two have parted ways.
J-Hud is no longer the face of Weight Watchers and they both released statements announcing their split after 4 years.
Jennifer tells E! News:
"My experience with Weight Watchers has truly been life changing," Hudson said in a statement Friday. "I am grateful for what I have learned throughout the process and will always take it with me. I have chosen to step away from my role as ambassador and I am excited for the year to come, with many new projects and lots of new music."
Weight Watchers also released the following statement:
"After four years of a successful and rewarding partnership, Weight Watchers and Jennifer Hudson are ending our official partnership, though we're confident Jennifer will remain a Lifetime Member," Weight Watchers said in a statement to E! News. "Jennifer's healthy lifestyle and successful weight loss has inspired so many—from her friends and family to our members and staff, as well as people around the world—and we know that inspiration lives on. We will continue to support Jennifer in maintaining her healthy lifestyle and wish her the very best in her personal and professional life."
There were also reports that the split may not have been a friendly one after J-Hud fired off a tweet which allegedly said "Sometimes you have to step back and let your work speak for you, and when that doesn't work you walk away knowing you did your best...It's been fun and a pleasure good luck to you all. @WeightWatchers."
The tweet has since been deleted.
Its possible J-Hud had a certain number of years in her contract to begin with.
And in movie news…
Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o may possibly have landed a new lead role.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the “12 Years a Slave” star met with director J.J. Abrams a few weeks before the Oscars. She’s supposedly in talks for the female lead role in the highly anticipated sci-fi film "Star Wars: Episode VII."
There aren’t any details on the actual role but one possibility is that of a descendent of Obi-Wan Kenobi, described as a role for someone of color.
Lupita and her stylist Macaela Erlanger graced the cover of The Hollywood Reporter for their 25 Most Powerful Stylists list. Macaela found herself at the top of the list and she dished on working with Lupita during Awards season, which was nothing short of amazing.
Photos: Getty/Jennifer Hudson’s IG