D reamg i rls
Friday, sbs, 10pm, (2006)
To understand the definition of a showstopper, look no further than Golden Globe-winner Jennifer Hudson belting out And I Am Telling You in this adaptation of the musical, where the American Idol reject steals the show from Beyoncé Knowles (pictured). The rise of ’60s soul trio The Dreamettes is followed by the further rise of star Deena (Knowles), whose relationship with their manager (Jamie Foxx) gets Effie (Hudson) kicked out of the group early in their career. Echoing the story of The Supremes, this film explores the AfricanAmerican music industry to reveal the grim side of showbusiness.