911 Call of Jennifer Hudson's Sister Released, Heartbreaking

911 Call of Jennifer Hudson's Sister Released, Heartbreaking

The 911 call made by Jennifer Hudson's sister, upon finding the body of her murdered mother, was released today in court.

The heartbreaking evidence is being used by the defense in its case against William Balfour, who is on trial for killing Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. And the portions played for the jury were as heartbreaking as you can imagine.

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Jennifer Hudson vs. Amber Riley: Who Sang Whitney Better?

Jennifer Hudson vs. Amber Riley: Who Sang Whitney Better?

A pair of contrasting Whitney Houston covers hit the small screen this week. At least in terms of their planning.

First, in a tribute to the late singer, Jennifer Hudson took to the Grammy Awards stage - with just 24 hours to prepare - and belted out an incredible rendition of "I Will Always Love You."

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AMA Fashion Face-Off: Jennifer Hudson vs. Heidi Klum

AMA Fashion Face-Off: Jennifer Hudson vs. Heidi Klum

You've gotta admire Jennifer Hudson for stepping up to a major challenge in the following Fashion Face-Off.

The singer/Oscar winner has lost a great deal of weight over the last year, making her feel comfortable to walk the red carpet of this year's American Music Awards in a leg-revealing dress - and even to take on super model Heidi Klum in a matchup of style mavens.

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Did Jennifer Hudson Stand Up the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert?

Did Jennifer Hudson Stand Up the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert?

While Christina Aguilera made like The King of Pop at the Michael Forever tribute concert in Cardiff, Wales last night, former American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson did not attend the event - and her absence is raising a few questions this morning.

According to a Hudson Tweet on Saturday afternoon, she said "major production issues" would prevent her from performing, while a rep for the artist tells TMZ producers were made aware ahead of time and "completely understood."

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Happy 30th Birthday, Jennifer Hudson!

Happy 30th Birthday, Jennifer Hudson!

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 to Write Weight-Loss Memoir

Jennifer Hudson to Write Weight-Loss Memoir

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 Hospitalized After GMA Concert

Jennifer Hudson Hospitalized After GMA Concert

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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Jennifer Hudson Returns to American Idol

Jennifer Hudson Returns to American Idol

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.

Posted in: American Idol

Jennifer Hudson Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Jennifer Kate Hudson