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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.

Send in your birthday wishes today!

Jennifer Hudson on The Early Show

Other stars who will be blowing out candles tonight include: Louis C.K. (44), Benjamin McKenzie (33), Ruben Studdard (33), Elisabetta Canalis (33), Paul Walker (38) Jason Statham (39).

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Jennifer Hudson may be a part-time author and a successful actress, but she is a singer at heart.

And she shows off those pipes, not to mention a lingerie-clad body, in the just-released video for "No One Gonna Love You."

“This is the first time that I’ve had the chance to dance,” Hudson said. “It was probably the part I anticipated the most and I actually had a lot of fun. I thought I accomplished it. You be the judge.”

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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.

Kirstie Alley Weight Loss Picture

The former American Idol finalist and Oscar winner will pen a memoir that chronicles her "experience growing up in an environment where healthy living was not a priority," according to a statement by publishing company Dutton.

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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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A second live appearance slated for today - on CBS' Early Show - was nixed because of the singer's condition, which is hopefully stable.

We'll have updates for you when information becomes public.

Here's wishing Jennifer Hudson a speedy recovery.

UPDATE: Hudson's rep says, "After performing on Good Morning America earlier today, Jennifer Hudson went to the hospital due to severe abdominal pains."

Luckily, the rep adds, "She was treated for food poisoning and released.”

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It's Jennifer Hudson vs. Kim Kardashian in a Fashion Face-Off for the ages. Or at least for this morning at The Hollywood Gossip. Vote on the winner!

The Oscar winner took center stage at the Grammys in an Alexander McQueen epaulet top and geometric sandals recently, showing off her new figure.

Meanwhile, the professional celebrity / reality star wore the same item with pumps, a ponytail and her trademark cleavage showing in Hollywood.

Who wore it best? That's for you to decide here:

Fashion Face-Off!

Who wore it better, Jennifer or Kim? Vote on whether Hudson or Kardashian wins this THG Fashion Face-Off here! View Poll »

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The Dancing With the Stars results weren't too shocking last night.

Nor was the fact that Jennifer Hudson brought the house down.

The Oscar winner and Grammy-nominated singer was the week's musical guest of honor, following the likes of Chris Brown and Selena Gomez in previous weeks.

Here's Jennifer doing "Don't Look Down" and "Feeling Good":

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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.

We hope Pia Toscano was taking notes. Watch as Hudson connects with the audience despite just standing still, and then removes the mic from its stand and walks to the edge of the stage during the bridge.

Pia is an amazing talent who is still learning how to truly be a performer, while Hudson has clearly figured it out:

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She's a new mother, she has a new figure and she's starring in a new movie.

Indeed, Jennifer Hudson has come a long way since American Idol. In the latest issue of Essence, the singer/actress touches on all these topics and more...

Jennifer Hudson on Dateline

On motherhood: “My wish is to be at least half as good as my mother was, as patient and as loving as she was, and to just give that to my son.”

On her new body: “I didn’t realize that so many people were watching me or that so many people were interested. Now people come up to me saying, ‘You’ve inspired me,’ and I’m like, Wow.”

On portraying Winnie Mandela on the big screen: “We were supposed to shoot the film two years ago. But with all that happened in my life, they waited. Even the director was saying, ‘For you to take this project on with everything that happened shows you are really passionate about it.’ So I just hopped into it. I just really wanted to be a part of telling the story.”

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One is a recent Oscar winner for Dreamgirls. One was nominated last night for her role in Blue Valentine. Both looked simply fabulous on the red carpet.

It's Jennifer Hudson vs. Michelle Williams in another edition of THG's Academy Awards Fashion Face-Off series. Decide on your favorite style star below!

J-Hud's bold, orange dress showcased her amazing new figure, while Michelle's was more traditional and elegant. No wrong answer here, but vote ...

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Who looked better at the Oscars, Jennifer Hudson or Michelle Williams? You be the judge in the latest THG Fashion Face-Off! View Poll »

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Jennifer Hudson is set to take the music world by storm once again.

The Oscar winner/American Idol finalist will release a new album on March 22, the first single from which you can listen to NOW.

Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo

She has also just unveiled the cover art for "I Remember me," which features the slimmed-down artist posing in front of a sunset. Look for Hudson to perform a new song on Oprah this week and get your first look at the CD below. It's available for pre-order from Amazing right this very moment.

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 »
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Jennifer Kate Hudson
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