Tragic celebrity news this morning: Jennifer Hudson's mom and brother were the two victims of a fatal shooting in Chicago, the actress's publicist says.

"We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson," rep Lisa Kasteler said. "No further comment will be made at this difficult time."

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Jennifer Hudson is engaged to David Otunga.

The couple has been dating for less than one year, but you can't fight true love."I can confirm that Jennifer got engaged to her boyfriend David on Friday night in L.A." the former American Idol finalist's rep said. Otunga, pictured below, was actually known as "Punk" on the reality show I Love New York 2. He was rejected by Tiffany Pollard after 10 weeks on that show.

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She may not win another Oscar for this role, but Jennifer Hudson should have lots of fun as Carrie Bradshaw's assistance in the upcoming Sex and the City: The Movie.

The American Idol finalist will portray the right-hand woman to Sarah Jessica Parker's shoe-obsessed character  and is in final negotiations with the movie's producers about details of her role.

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Jennifer Hudson Biography

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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 »
Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Jennifer Kate Hudson