Posted April 3, 2008 -- "Dreamgirls" star Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to perform at the Halle Berry Silver Rose Gala and Auction, benefiting the Jenesse Center, reports EUR.
The Silver Rose Gala and Auction is the kickoff event to the Silver Rose Weekend, held April 27 - 28, and honoring individuals and organizations in Jenesse's circle of excellence that have demonstrated the "Power of One" to affect change in their communities.
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The Silver Rose Weekend will continue with the inaugural Halle Berry Celebrity Golf Classic at the Mountain Gate Country Club on Monday, April 28 at 8:30 a.m. Avid golfer Samuel L. Jackson will join Berry on the greens with several Hollywood A-listers and registered guests for a day of friendly competition, fun and several opportunities for vigorously generous charitable giving.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the women and children of the Jenesse Center, a non profit organization that provides a holistic, comprehensive program to nurture victimized families back to a place of mental, financial, physical and emotional well being.
"Grey's" Star Has Hallmark Moment
Chandra Wilson has signed on to star in the Hallmark Channel original movie "Accidental Friendship," reports Hollywood Reporter.
In the movie, the "Grey's Anatomy" actress will play a woman who finds herself homeless. Her life looks to be tumbling into an abyss until she unexpectedly crosses paths with a female police officer who helps put her life back on track.
The movie, written by Anna Sandor ("Felicity: An American Girl Adventure"), is set to go into production early next month to premiere sometime in late November or December.
Wilson has received two Emmy nominations for her role as Dr. Bailey on ABC's medical drama. She also has won individual and ensemble SAG Awards for the role.
Roker May Take On "Feud"
The "Today Show" weatherman Al Roker could soon be ready to play the "Feud," reports Variety. He's been in negotiations with FremantleMedia North America about hosting its upcoming celebrity edition of "Feud" for NBC. He'd follow in the footsteps of morning colleague Meredith Viera, who hosts the syndicated version of "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire".
Roker's reps have been talking to Fremantle for more than a week. However, as of late Tuesday, reps for both the Peacock and the studio insisted no deal was in place.
Reps for the network and studio couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday.