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After Losing 80 Lbs., Jennifer Hudson Parts Ways with Weight Watchers

Jennifer Hudson Parts Ways with Weight Watchers

Originally posted 03/14/2014 08:30PM

Jennifer Hudson has lost an impressive 80 lbs. since 2010 thanks to Weight Watchers, but now it seems she's hungry for a change.

The singer, 32, announced she's parting ways with the weight loss brand. A source confirms to PEOPLE that the contract was coming to an end and it was a mutual decision.

"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," Hudson says in a statement to PEOPLE.

"My experience with Weight Watchers has truly been life changing. I am grateful for what I have learned throughout the process and will always take it with me."

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Jennifer Hudson on Weight Loss: 'You Can't Let Everyone Overshadow What You Want'

Jennifer Hudson on Weight Loss: 'You Can't Let Everyone Overshadow What You Want'

Originally posted 02/10/2014 10:00AM

The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson has been in the spotlight with her dramatic weight loss, and one person who can commiserate is Jennifer Hudson.

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Pixie Girl Problems! Jennifer Hudson Needs a 'New Wardrobe' for Her New Hair

Pixie Girl Problems! Jennifer Hudson Needs a 'New Wardrobe' for Her New Hair

Originally posted 01/25/2014 09:40AM

The star tells PEOPLE she's been shopping for different clothing styles to match her short 'do


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Jennifer Hudson on Michelle Obama's Birthday Bash: The President's Got Moves!

Jennifer Hudson at Michelle Obama's 50th Birthday Bash: The President's Got Moves!

Originally posted 01/23/2014 12:50PM

Even the commander in chief likes to cut a rug, occasionally.

"Oh, [President] Obama, he's got this one little move. I was like, I've got to watch this so I can imitate this move!" Jennifer Hudson told PEOPLE of the scene at First Lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party last weekend.

"They loved it. They enjoyed themselves, that's for sure," the Grammy and Oscar winner added.

The American Idol alum, 32, who caught up with PEOPLE at Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival LIVE Concert Series launch on Wednesday, famously serenaded the president on his own 50th birthday in 2011. But on Saturday, she had the night off.

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Go Inside Michelle Obama's Star-Packed Birthday Bash

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Michelle Obama's 50th Birthday Bash: PEOPLE Gets the Inside Scoop

Originally posted 01/19/2014 03:00PM

var brightcovePhotoVideoID = '3081199285001'; var PhotoVideoButtonCaption = 'PLAY'; Michelle Obama danced into the morning hours with a glittery crowd of 500 that kept the White House's East Room bumping at the First Lady's 50th birthday bash Saturday night.

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Party Lessons from Beyoncé's Mom's 60th Birthday Bash | Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles, Tina Knowles

Beyoncé's Mom's 60th Birthday Bash: Party Lessons and Exclusive Photo!

Originally posted 01/15/2014 08:00PM

Those Knowles women sure know how to make an impression!

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PHOTO: See Kris Jenner's Star-Studded Selfie from Tina Knowles's B'day Bash

Kris Jenner, Beyoncé Celebrate Tina Knowles' 60th Birthday

Originally posted 01/13/2014 03:30PM

Their daughters are two of the most-searched celebrities online, but Kris Jenner and Tina Knowles proved they can party just as hard as their famous children at the House of Deréon designer's 60th birthday bash.

Knowles – mom to superstar Beyoncé and singer Solange – arrived via horse-drawn carriage to the masquerade-themed party in New Orleans on Saturday night. The birthday girl rocked a low-cut gown and glittery black-and-gold mask, revealing exactly where Beyoncé's diva genes come from.

Jay Z, Jennifer Hudson, Monica and The-Dream were all spotted celebrating at Muriel's Jackson Square, a Creole restaurant in the French Quarter. And reality show maven Jenner, 58, posted a particularly starry Instagram photo of the fete.

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Watch Jennifer Hudson's Assistant Freak Out About His Christmas Gift – a House!

Jennifer Hudson Gives Her Personal Assistant a House for Christmas

Originally posted 01/03/2014 04:30PM

She's a world-class singer, an Oscar-winning actress. And a very generous boss.

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Fergie: The Holidays Have Been 'All About Baby Axl'

Fergie: The Holidays Have Been 'All About Baby Axl'

Originally posted 12/29/2013 10:00AM

The holidays are just a little bit more special for Fergie, now that she's seeing them through the eyes of her baby boy.

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Miley Cyrus, Macklemore and More Performing at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Miley Cyrus and Macklemore to Perform at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Originally posted 12/17/2013 09:00AM

Miley Cyrus is about to cap off her over-the-top year in a very big way.

The "Wrecking Ball" singer, 21, will be live from New York along with Blondie, Icona Pop and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis when they all perform at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy.

Cyrus will be the midnight act, PEOPLE can report exclusively.

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