Jennifer Hudson joins the cast of "Majors and Minors.'

We're almost to the weekend. See why we're etching for more sugar in our coffee:

  • The upcoming TV show "Majors and Minors" is about to get a major boost. Jennifer Hudson has signed up to mentor "minors" who are looking to start their music career. Hudson is making her TV rounds these days; she was also tapped to help Kelly Rowland on "X-Factor." [That Grape Juice]

  • Rihanna has nabbed her 19th top 10 hit! "Cheers" is the latest song to be given the single treatment from the Bajan beauty. We're so proud of Rihanna -- she's well on her way to making history. [That Grape Juice]

Photos: Jennifer Hudson's Hairstyle File

  • "America's Got Talent" has named a winner! Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. was a West Virginia car washer and now he's a million-dollar act expected to headline several shows in Las Vegas. The father of four's talent, you ask? He sings like Frank Sinatra and it's beautiful! [Bossip]

  • Yesterday it was reported that Michaele Salahi was missing according to her husband. Apparently, they're having communication issues. She wasn't missing at all. In fact, she was in Tennessee hanging out with the guitarist from Journey. [Fox News]

Photos: Jennifer Hudson's Style File

  • Alicia Keys loves her man. She surely does. For his 33rd birthday this week, she put on a surprise birthday party at New York's High Line roller rink. Gayle King, LaLa Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony were all there to celebrate. [Punch Bowl Blog]

  • Jermaine Jackson says his brother Michael was supposed to be at the World Trade Center on 9/11. According to Jackson's new book "You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes," Jackson was supposed to have a meeting at the WTC on that tragic day -- but slept through his appointments. [The Grio]