Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga Celebrate Their Son’s 5th Birthday — See the Cake!

08/13/2014 at 12:59 PM ET

Jennifer Hudson Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake
Courtesy Anna Hightower. Inset:Evan Agostini/Invis

Cowabunga, Dude! Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga wanted to give their son, David, a birthday to remember. So they gave him a party that would make any other 5-year-old boy turn green with envy.

First up on August 10: a visit to the Nickelodeon Suites Resort where they mingled with Spongebob Squarepants, Squidward and other Nickelodeon characters. “Not sure who was more starstruck, him or Mommy & Daddy” Otunga posted on Instagram.

The family then posed a meet and greet with all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It had been a special weekend at the Nick Hotel; they had broken the Guinness World Record by having 1,394 people dressed like the Ninja Turtles simultaneously. “Obviously, Little David was in heaven,” says a source. “But you could tell that Jennifer and David were having a fantastic time.”

And then, the crowning achievement: a Ninja Turtle Cake.

Jennifer Hudson Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake
Courtesy Anna Hightower

Hudson’s team had been unimpressed with another baker’s version of the Ninja Turtles, so they turned to Anna Cakes, the bakery who also made Chris Kirkpatrick’s wedding cake. After a frantic brainstorming session, “I sent over some sketches,” Anna Hightower, owner of Anna Cakes, tells PEOPLE, “and we delivered the cake the next day.” Hudson was delighted with the cake, and posed for pictures with it.

Jennifer Hudson Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake
Courtesy Anna Hightower

The Oscar winner and her family topped off the night by playing “Family Double Dare” — and yes, they got slimed. “Everyone was laughing,” says an onlooker. “Jennifer was so excited to be slimed; she couldn’t stop laughing after it happened. I don’t know who had more fun during the birthday: Little David or his parents!”

—Steve Helling

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Heather on

She’s worked hard and looks great, but to go walking around like this with that shirt on at her son’s 5 year old birthday party? Eh.

Rachel on

Her son is adorable!!!! Looks like a great party.

And crop tops are in… newsflash.

Lotus on

What a lucky boy, and parents too! Watching Double Dare as a kid, I’ve always wanted to be slimed. LOL

Trish on

Love the cake and the characters, so cute! They should have had pizza for dinner. :p
But her attire seems quite inappropriate for a 5 year old’s birthday party!
Happy Birthday, little one! 🙂

amyinoaktown on

He’s adorable! So glad she has a great, happy family especially since the loss of her’s so tragically a few years ago.

Gunny on

Good for Jennifer and her family. I have no problem with her attire. I’m amazed at what people decide to comment on in these message boards.

annacakes on

Jennifer and her assistant, Walter, were SO amazing to work with. It was an honor to create her son’s cake! She looks AMAZING, and her family is just beautiful! We were blessed by their business, and wish them all continued success and happiness!

annacakes on

As for her “attire” IT’S FLORIDA! Everyone is in bathing suit tops and crop tops. IT’S HOT! I’m sure they had been to the amusement parks, and the amazing pool at the hotel, and this was ENTIRELY appropriate for the weather, the location, and the event. She had on a cute little back pack too — she looked SO casual and fun, and not the LEAST bit risque. Everyone was in tanks and suits, etc. Don’t be an idiot, please.

Nikki on

what the hell is she wearing on top? would be different if they were at the beach , but inside at a kids party>? dont think so..miss the mark on this one

Dana on

She looks gorgeous! I don’t know why people have to get on their high horse over her apparel. Try coming down south in the summer! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with what she’s wearing. Jennifer, her husband and her son are a beautiful family and they look like they had a ball. The cake is awesome! Anna Cakes not only did an outstanding job but to have it ready by the next day?! Incredible!

whatever on

Double Dare <3…anyway, it will be a glorious day when the midriff thing disappears. I have a 25 in waist with visible abs and you will NEVER catch me in one of those 2 piece outfits unless I'm clubbing (guilty, I do own one lol). Jennifer Hudson, the one that let Ray-J urinate on her and the rest of them need to stop b/c it's just tacky in the daylight.

selena on

Who dresses like that for a kids birthday party? We get it, you are not fat anymore. But the party is about your son, girl. Not being an advertisement for weight watchers. She looks cheap.

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