Beyonce vs Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls

Sep 28, 2007 at 9:30 p.m. ET

All the world is Jennifer Hudson's stage right now, as the reviews for Dreamgirls are rolling in -- and Jennifer steals the show!

All the world is Jennifer Hudson's stage right now, as the reviews for Dreamgirls are rolling in -- and Jennifer steals the show! Her portrayal of Effie White has been praised to the heavens, but the backhanded compliments of co-star Beyonce Knowles have gathered the most attention in recent days. In response to reports that the Destiny's Child diva was pouty and jealous over Hudson stealing the show, Beyonce said she "knew that the character that I played wasn't the star... I'm already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing... I wish I could have gained 20 pounds and played Effie." Well, meow. Former American Idol co-competitor Fantasia Barrino weighed in on the matter, too. She reportedly was devastated when she lost the part to Hudson. Fantasia told reporters, "I was a little hurt. I remember calling Jennifer. She picked up the phone and I said, 'Heifer, you took my part.'" Dreamgirls opens nationwide on December 25. See the trailer here:

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