JHUD is letting the music take over. We’ve known Jennifer Hudson since season three American Idol, but the Oscar winner’s September 23 release is her realest yet. “A part of my dream was for my fans to know me,” Hudson shared about the album which peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200. “You should have a sense of who you follow and whose music you listen to. It was important for me to express myself, and that’s what this album is. It’s a reflection of the girl. The person. It's some way, shape or form, the music, my personality, as a writer, in every way. I call it Jennifer-izing!” [Gilt]
You can stop playing guess when it comes to Taylor Swift’s love life. The serial dater—linked to Joe Jonas, John Mayer, Zac Efron, and more—says she’s putting all potential baes on the back burner. “Dating or finding someone is the last thing on my mind, because I can’t picture how it could work with the way my life is,” she told British Vogue. “I don’t know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can’t protect his girlfriend because that’s the life she chose... They think that they would want to get to know me, and maybe date me, but I don’t think they want what comes with it.” [Billboard]
Nick, Dale, and Kurt aren’t finished getting run over by higher-ups, but as evidenced in the trailer for Horrible Bosses 2, the trio isn’t going down without a fight. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis will be back on screen November 26, along with Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey who are reprising their part one bits. [YouTube]
Mid-week slump? Watch this. Matthew McConaughey, giver of epic acceptance speeches, lent his oratory prowess to his alma mater’s football team, the Texas Longhorns. Of course, he topped it off with this Wolf of Wall Street chant. There should be an app for that. [Vulture]
Lana Del Rey is getting some airtime. Jessica Lange, the nucleus of American Horror Story’s anthology spooks, will be covering a song by LDR on the series’ Freak Show installment. Expect it to be sinister and pack an accent: Lange’s character, Elsa Mars, is a German expat running one of the last freak shows in 1952 Florida. [Stereogum]
Speaking of Freakshow, here is your first look at its opening credits. One. More. Week!