Jennifer Hudson gave a whole new meaning to “your barn door is open” when her skirt completely unzipped during a recent appearance on live television.

The American Idol Season 3 star and Academy Award-winner stopped by talk show Chelsea Lately for the October 10 show. Everything was going smoothly until, while taking a seat across from host Chelsea Handler, the entire front of Jennifer's black skirt zipped wide open!

Thankfully, Chelsea is a seasoned vet when it comes to dealing with the unexpected. Leaping to her feet, Chelsea turned Jennifer right around and away from the prying eyes of her camera crew and live studio audience. Yelling “Oh my god!” at various pitches, Chelsea yanked Jennifer’s skirt back together with such vigor the Grammy winner cautioned her to “Don’t break the zipper! Don’t break the zipper!”

Chelsea didn’t and, eventually, things got back to normal. Well, as normal as they ever get on this particular late night show. That same evening, after Chelsea’s quizzing, Jennifer opened up about her use (or rather, non-use) of various substances.

“I've never had a drink in my life,” Jennifer said. “I'm sober.”

She may not drink, but man, do we need one after seeing that almost X-rated wardrobe malfunction.


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!