It's a day of celebration for a number of singers, comedians, actors and models today.

But let's start with Jennifer Hudson. The former American Idol finalist is now 30, celebrating the milestone during a year in which she released a new album and added to her resume: aside from being a successful singer and actress, Hudson will become an author in the near future, penning a memoir about weight loss.

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Jennifer Hudson has shed 80 pounds over the last year or so, accomplishing the sort of weight loss goals many women dream about.

How did the Weight Watchers spokeswoman do it? You'll have to buy her upcoming book to find out.

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Jennifer Hudson was hospitalized in New York earlier today after suffering abdominal pains. She had just performed on Good Morning America.

As part of GMA's Summer Concert Series in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, the Oscar winner was promoting her second album, I Remember Me.

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Few American Idol contestants have gone on to more successful careers than Jennifer Hudson. We're talking about an Oscar winner here.

But the star returned to the stage that started it all last night, performing the single "Where You At" on the show's latest (wild and shocking) results show.

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Jennifer Hudson Biography

Jennifer Hudson, Julian King Jennifer Hudson is a former American Idol star AND Oscar winner. No one else on the planet can make that claim. Granted American Idol has... More »
Born
Birthplace
Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Jennifer Kate Hudson