"Dreamgirls" Couple Foxx and Hudson to Perform on ABC Holiday Special

News   "Dreamgirls" Couple Foxx and Hudson to Perform on ABC Holiday Special
 
Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson — who appeared on screen in "Dreamgirls" — will again share the screen (small, this time) for "Elmo's Christmas Countdown," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A one-hour primetime holiday special featuring the beloved red "Sesame Street" character will air during the holiday season on ABC.

The trade publication reports Foxx and Hudson will be featured along with Ben Stiller; "The Sopranos" actors Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa; singers Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley; as well as "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington.

Foxx and Hudson will perform musical numbers as will Keys, Crow, Paisley and Pennington.

Stiller (This Is How It Goes) will provide the voice to a muppet named Stiller the Elf, who will narrate the special. Sirico and Shirripa will play Bert and Ernie "with guidance from the real Muppets." Elmo's "Sesame" co-stars will include Big Bird, Grover, Oscar, Count von Count and Snuffleupagus.

Hudson won an Academy Award for her performance as Effie White in "Dreamgirls."

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