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The Word: J-Hud, Judd both open up

I don’t know how many millions Weight Watchers is paying Jennifer Hudson to be their spokeswoman, but it’s worth every penny.

Hudson opens up about her weight loss

I don’t know how many millions Weight Watchers is paying Jennifer Hudson to be their spokeswoman, but it’s worth every penny. Girlfriend looks ah-mazing. And in a new interview with AOL, she opens up about her dramatic, 80-pound weight loss. “As a plus-size girl versus now, you would never know what you're being discriminated against until you cross to the other side,” she says. “So now being on this side — people are different. There's a whole lot more opportunities, people are more friendly.” While I understand what she’s trying to say, it’s worth noting for the girls who haven't had the weight-loss success of Hudson that she was a finalist on “American Idol,” sold 800,000 copies of her first album and won an Oscar — all before she lost the weight. So she did just fine, “plus size” or no.

Judd reveals all in memoir

In her new memoir, “All that is Bitter and Sweet,” Ashley Judd recounts the turmoil she suffered being the daughter of a working musician. “My mother, while she was transforming herself into the country legend Naomi Judd, created an origin myth for the Judds that did not match my reality,” Ashley writes, according to Radar Online. “I was taught to believe that our lifestyle was normal and never to question it or complain, even when I was left alone for hours, sometimes days at a time, or when I was passed without warning to yet another relative.”

Ashley reveals that “there was always marijuana inside the house” and her father, Michael Ciminella (who left the family when Ashley was a toddler) “was prone to taking hallucinogenics with friends on Saturday nights.” This sounds awful ... and totally what I’d expect the home life of a country music star to be like. Naomi has always been open and frank about how hard it was to be a single working mother on welfare.

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