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...

17 Celebrities Who Don't Drink: Designate Them to Drive!

17 Celebrities Who Don't Drink: Designate Them to Drive!

When so many of Hollywood's finest fall into the downward spiral of alcoholism and drug abuse, it's sort of refreshing to find celebrities who manage to pull themselves back from the brink.

Or avoid it completely. Take Blake Lively, who prefers curling up with her hottie husband Ryan Reynolds to relax instead of unwinding with a glass of wine.

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Jennifer Hudson Expresses Sympathy for William Balfour

Jennifer Hudson Expresses Sympathy for William Balfour

During an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, Jennifer Hudson touched on William Balfour, the man convicted of killing her mother, brother and nephew in October 2008.

Showing incredible perspective and a capacity for forgiveness, the Oscar winner said she doesn't entirely blame the ex-husband of her sister Julia for the horrendous crime he committed.

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Jennifer Hudson to Recur on Smash Season 2

Jennifer Hudson to Recur on Smash Season 2

Jennifer Hudson is bringing her incredible pipes and her impressive acting ability to Smash.

The Oscar-winning former American Idol favorite has signed on for her first extended television role, multiple sources confirm, coming on board Smash Season 2 as Veronica, a veteran Broadway star who will cause problems for Megan Hilty's Ivy and Katharine McPhee's Karen.

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Jennifer Hudson Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Jennifer Kate Hudson