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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. She made her film debut in Dreamgirls (2006), which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 800,000 copies in the US; sales exceeded 1 million copies worldwide. Additionally, it spawned the hit single "Spotlight". Her second album, I Remember Me, was released in March 2011, and reached number two on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release. The album was certified gold by the RIAA, for shipping over 500,000 copies in the US. In late 2008, after Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were killed in a shooting, Hudson stepped out of the limelight for three months. Hudson resumed her public appearances in 2009, and has since performed at the Super Bowl XLIII, the Grammy Awards,

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Jennifer Hudson -- All Hail Oprah ... And the Life You Want Because She Told You To

Jennifer Hudson
All Hail Oprah ... And the Life You Want Because She Told You To

Jennifer Hudson believes it's time for her hometown of Chicago to give Oprah Winfrey a huge honor, and thousands of super fans absolutely agree. We know this because 2 of them -- who just forked… READ MORE >

Jennifer Hudson's Half-Brother Jailed in Stabbing

Jennifer Hudson
Half-Brother Jailed in Stabbing

It's so eerie ... Jennifer Hudson's half-brother is in jail ... for allegedly repeatedly stabbing a man in the face ... a man who was involved in a relationship with his estranged wife.The… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- 'Dreamy McMug' Is Fine, BUT ...

Jennifer Hudson
'Dreamy McMug' Is Fine, BUT ...

Jeremy Meeks' wife can rest easy ... there is one woman who does not want to jump her husband's bones when he gets out of jail ... Jennifer Hudson.The "Dreamgirls" star was at LAX on Monday and… READ MORE >

- 129 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- My Skinny Ass is DONE With Weight Watchers

Jennifer Hudson
My Skinny Ass is Done With Weight Watchers

Just like most plus size girls who lose a ton of weight ... Jennifer Hudson is dumping her main squeeze -- Weight Watchers.Hudson says her time with the diet company has been life changing ... a… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- I Got Nothin' For First Lady's 50th Birthday!

Jennifer Hudson
I Got Nothin' For Michelle!

Jennifer Hudson was kinda awesome flying into Washington D.C. today ... to perform at Michelle Obama's 50th -- giving a definitive answer on what you get the person who has everything.Although… READ MORE >

- 285 days ago
Beyonce's Mom -- My 60th Birthday Party Was Epic!

Beyonce's Mom
My 60th Birthday Party Was Epic!

Beyonce's mom and sister Solange made a grand entrance at Tina Knowles' 60th birthday party in New Orleans Saturday night ... while boring big sis Beyonce snuck in through the side.A marching… READ MORE >

- 291 days ago
WWE Star David Otunga -- MASSIVE Snack Spree Before Hostess Closure

WWE Star
MASSIVE Snack Spree Before Hostess Closure

WWE star David Otunga isn't taking any chances now that Hostess has announced it's closing up shop --  stocking up on EVERY POSSIBLE HOSTESS SNACK EVER on Friday -- and TMZ has the… READ MORE >

- 713 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- 'American Idol' Feud is Total Bull Crap!

Jennifer Hudson
'American Idol' Feud ... is Total Bull Crap!

Jennifer Hudson knows a thing or two about "American Idol" ... which is why it's very interesting that she's calling total BS on the war between Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj. "I don't believe it,"… READ MORE >

- 746 days ago
Jennifer Hudson Murder Trial -- William Balfour Gets 3 LIFE SENTENCES

Jennifer Hudson Murder Trial
William Balfour Gets 3 LIFE SENTENCES

William Balfour has been sentenced to serve THREE CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES in prison for murdering three members of Jennifer Hudson's family.Balfour was convicted May 11th of 1st degree murder… READ MORE >

- 829 days ago
Jennifer Hudson Arrives at Court for Family Murderer's Sentencing

Jennifer Hudson
Arrives at Court for Family Murderer's Sentencing

Jennifer Hudson just arrived at a Chicago courthouse, where she's HOPING to see a judge sentence William Balfour to life in prison for murdering her family. 31-year-old Balfour was convicted May… READ MORE >

- 829 days ago

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