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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 -- Murder Jury Finds Her ... Incredibly Famous!

Jennifer Hudson
Murder Jury Finds Her ... Incredibly Famous!

Jennifer Hudson batted 1.000 with the jurors on the William Balfour murder case ... because every single one of them admitted they knew who she was BEFORE the trial began. TMZ obtained the juror… READ MORE >

Jennifer Hudson Hits Up Six Flags the Day After Verdict

Jennifer Hudson
Hits Up Six Flags Day After Verdict

Less than 24 hours after William Balfour was found guilty of murdering her mother, brother and nephew ... Jennifer Hudson and her husband David Otunga hit up a Six Flags Great America in… READ MORE >

- 951 days ago
William Balfour Guilty -- Verdict in Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial

Jennifer Hudson Murder Trial
William Balfour GUILTY

William Balfour has been found GUILTY of murdering three members of Jennifer Hudson's family.The verdict was handed down moments ago after three days of deliberations.Balfour was convicted of 1st… READ MORE >

- 952 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- Jury Divided in Family Murder Trial

Jennifer Hudson
Jury Divided In Family Murder Trial

1:40 PM PT -- Imagine that ... just minutes after claiming they were "split," the jury HAS REACHED A VERDICT -- scheduled to be announced in 45 minutes.2:20 PM PT -- Jennifer Hudson just arrived… READ MORE >

- 952 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- Verdict Expected TODAY in Family Murder Trial

Jennifer Hudson
Verdict Expected TODAY In Family Murder Trial

A verdict is expected today in the trial of William Balfour -- the man accused of murdering Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew back in 2008.The trial began April 23rd. A… READ MORE >

- 954 days ago
Jennifer Hudson's Sister -- Frantic 911 Call ... Somebody Killed My Mother

Jennifer Hudson's Sister
Frantic 911 Call Somebody Killed My Mother!

Jennifer Hudson's sister made a frantic call to 911, after discovering her mother's body laying on the floor of their home.Julia Hudson made the gruesome discovery when she came home from work… READ MORE >

- 963 days ago
Jennifer Hudson Leaves Courtroom -- I Don't Want to See Pics of My Murdered Nephew

Jennifer Hudson
I Don't Want to See Crime Pics of My Murdered Nephew

Jennifer Hudson excused herself from the courtroom in the murder trial of the man accused of gunning down her family ... deciding she did not want to see the grisly crime scene photos of her slain… READ MORE >

- 968 days ago
Jennifer Hudson Breaks Down On Stand in Murder Trial

Jennifer Hudson
Breaks Down On Stand In Murder Trial

Jennifer Hudson dissolved into tears as she testified at the trial of William Balfour -- the man accused of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.Hudson broke down when the… READ MORE >

- 970 days ago
Jennifer Hudson Family Murders -- Trial Starts Today [UPDATE]

Jennifer Hudson
Murder Trial Starts Today Jennifer Front & Center [UPDATE]

10:45 AM PDT -- Jennifer has taken the stand and will testify in the case. The man accused of murdering Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew goes on trial today, and Jennifer just showed… READ MORE >

- 970 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- The 'American Idol' Search Continues

Jennifer Hudson
'American Idol' Search Continues

Jennifer Hudson got the full body treatment from a female TSA screener at LAX yesterday ... but unlike Bar Refaeli, J didn't feel the need to question the woman's sexuality afterward. As we… READ MORE >

- 975 days ago

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