Jennifer Hudson was handpicked to portray Aretha Franklin in upcoming biopic

Anne T. Donahue discusses two things she likes and one she doesn't in the world of pop culture this week.
Jennifer Hudson performs Purple Rain during a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards at Sunday night in Los Angeles. ( Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Contributor Anne T. Donahue drops by every week to share her take on the latest cool — or annoying — pop cultural things happening out there right now. This week she talks about the recent announcement that Jennifer Hudson will portray Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic, the lack of hype around Winchester starring Helen Mirren, and the Dirty John podcast being made into a TV show.

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