The Queen of Soul personally anointed Hudson to play her in the biopic. It also stars Marlon Wayans and Forest Whitaker.
After the Oscar winners performed on "Disney Family Singalong 2," one Internet user said they "were meant to sing Disney songs."
And Dr. Dre drops an awesomely epic tribute video before the big game in Chicago.
The event will honor the late NBA legend, his daughter Gianna and the seven other people killed in a helicopter crash last month.
The "Dreamgirls" actor portrays the Queen of Soul in the biopic "Respect."
James Corden coached Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson and Francesca Hayward to be more catlike in the comedy "Late Late Show" bit.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning performer said she has "huge shoes to fill" while starring in a biopic about the late Queen of Soul.
The Academy Award winner has a son named David.
"I’m certain that you are walking around heaven singing all day!” Jennifer Hudson said about the legendary singer.
Jennifer Hudson made a surprise appearance to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, who was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation and is the first woman to win the award.