After all she's been through recently, I was extremely happy to see Jennifer Hudson smiling again in her new GAP ad. The ad was actually shot this summer, long before Jen suffered the loss of three immediate family members and while the singer was given the option to back out of the ads, she decided to let the clothing company release them, despite what might seem like poor timing to some.
"She said she wanted to be a part of it and that we should move forward," Gap spokesperson Olive Doyne told E! Hudson was photographed for the ad by Michael Thompson back in July in New York City. Jen's "Shine Your Own Star" ad can be seen in magazines and newspapers and on billboards in New York and Los Angeles.
The Oscar winning actress isn't the only music talent grinning in Holiday Gap Ads. Atlantic recording artists Flo Rida, Trey Songz and Janelle Monae have been selected to star in the Gap's "Merry Mix It" campaign, which debuted this week online, in Gap stores and in movie theatres nationwide.
Not only will the entertainers be modeling, Flo Rida and Trey Songz were also tapped to write a produce a "street-smart" rendition of a Christmas classic for the Gap. You can hear Trey and Flo Rida's version of "Jingle Bells" in Gap stores across the country along with in-store video displays in select stores. Visit www.gap.com/merrymixit to hear the song. The site also offers fans and customers the opportunity to personalize the spot. Users can custom remix the commercial and send it to friends and family as a holiday greeting card.
You really HAVE to go to the website and watch them perform the song. It's slightly corny but cute...
Last week it was a Caribbean jazz cruise, this week it's the beaches of Miami --- Eric Benet is back with another Kyte greeting to make everybody jealous..