Jennifer Hudson to Release New Album

Jennifer Hudson to Release New Album

Jennifer Hudson has revealed the release date for her second studio album. Fans of this American Idol alum should circle March 22 on their calendar.

The singer will release her first single off this CD - titled "Where You At," written/produced by R.Kelly - on January 24. Among those involved on the album are: Ryan Tedder, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Rich Harrison, Ne-Yo, and Stargate.

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New Year's Rockin Eve Performances: Watch Now!

New Year's Rockin Eve Performances: Watch Now!

Forget ball drops and champagne toasts. On ABC last night, New Year's Eve was all about the music.

From Ke$ha to Willow Smith to a slimmed-down Jennifer Hudson, artists performed on the annual Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest-hosted special. We hope all readers had a happy and safe evening and we present a quintet of videos from the evening below.

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Stars Pay Tribute to Paul McCartney at the Kennedy Center Honors

Stars Pay Tribute to Paul McCartney at the Kennedy Center Honors

Earlier this month, some of the biggest stars in the universe came out for a special that paid homage to Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey and Merle Haggard and aired last night.

Among the attendees at the Kennedy Center Honors were Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama and Glee star Matthew Morrison. Artists such as Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Hudson and Steven Tyler performed renditions of various classics on stage.

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Jennifer Hudson Asks: Got Milk?

Jennifer Hudson Asks: Got Milk?

With American Idol heading into its live, semifinal rounds next week, past finalists are front and center these days, helping to show Ashley Rodriguez and company what awaits them if they advance far in Hollywood.

Earlier today, we announced that Kris Allen has headed to Haiti and will appear on the February 25 edition of Idol to detail his trip, play a song and raise funds for the country.

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Jennifer Hudson: Pregnant Again!

Jennifer Hudson: Pregnant Again!

Another round of congratulations is due for Jennifer Hudson and fiance David Otunga.

Star magazine reports the pair is expecting another child, just four months after Hudson gave birth to her first son. Man, that singer's womb is working harder than over 14% of the population in the state of Michigan!

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Jennifer Hudson Gives Birth to David Otunga Jr.!

Jennifer Hudson, whose live has been struck by tragedy this year, welcomed a joyous new addition to her family late Monday when she gave birth to her first child.

The Academy Award winner and American Idol reject and fiancé David Otunga are proud parents of David Otunga, Jr., who weighed in at seven pounds, 14 ounces.

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Confirmed: Jennifer Hudson is Pregnant

Confirmed: Jennifer Hudson is Pregnant

It's no longer a question: Jennifer Hudson is pregnant.

According to The Chicago Tribune, the Oscar-winner was honored with a baby shower in the Windy City this weekend, as longtime friend Felicia Fields confirms the event took place on Saturday.

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William Balfour Pleads Not Guilty in Hudson Slayings

William Balfour Pleads Not Guilty in Hudson Slayings

Jennifer Hudson's estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, has pleaded not guilty in the murders of the singer's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

Balfour, 27, entered his plea to charges of first-degree murder and home invasion Tuesday at Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago. Before doing so he nodded to members of his family in the courtroom, The Associated Press reports.

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Police Outline Case Against William Balfour

Police Outline Case Against William Balfour

According to Chicago police officials, the chain of events leading to the tragic murders of Jennifer Hudson's three family members began when her sister, Julia, celebrated her 31st birthday on October 23 with cake and a small party at home.

The next morning, Julia's estranged husband William Balfour – booted last February from the house in Chicago where they lived with Julia's mother and 7-year-old son – showed up and spotted a gift he believed came from another man.

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William Balfour Arrested in Hudson Murder Case

Jennifer Hudson's estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, was arrested late Monday in the slayings of the Oscar winner's mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew, according to Chicago police and the Chicago Tribune.

Formal charges have not yet been brought by the Cook County prosecutor's office, but Balfour was transferred from an Illinois state prison – where he has been held on suspicion of a parole violation – back into police custody.

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Public Memorial Held For Jennifer Hudson Family Members

Public Memorial Held For Jennifer Hudson Family Members

In the wake of the notorious shootings, hundreds of friends and relatives gathered to mourn the deaths of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, at Pleasant Gift Memorial Baptist Church on Chicago's South Side on Sunday.

At the public memorial, mourners listened to songs and recounted stories about Darnell Donerson, 57, Jason Hudson, 29, and Julian King, 7.

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Jennifer Hudson: Inside the Family Tragedy

Jennifer Hudson: Inside the Family Tragedy

A friend of Jennifer Hudson says he tried to warn the family about William Balfour, who is currently the main "person of interest" in the shootings of Hudson's mom, Darnell; brother, Jason and 7-year-old nephew, Julian King.

William Balfour, a.k.a. "Flex" - who's divorced from Hudson's sister, Julia, a bus driver - got into a huge fight with Julia, Darnell and Jason about a month ago, a neighbor says. James Peyton, Hudson's ex-fiance, was also present.

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Jennifer Hudson Biography

Jennifer Hudson, Julian King
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Born
Birthplace
Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Jennifer Kate Hudson