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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's Tribute to Whitney Houston -- Sings 'I Will Always Love You' at the Grammys

Jennifer Hudson
Sings 'I Will Always Love You' at the Grammys

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The Jennifer Hudson Workout -- Less Is More

The Jennifer Hudson Workout
Less Is More

Jennifer Hudson has the perfect workout advice for New Year's resolutioners struggling at the gym -- not sure it'll help you'll lose weight, but ... uh ... just watch. READ MORE >

- 945 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- I Did NOT Turn Down 'Precious' Because of the Weight Thing!!!

Jennifer Hudson
I Did NOT Turn Down 'Precious' Because of the Weight Thing!

Jennifer Hudson says her weight was NOT a factor when she turned down the role of "Precious" ... telling TMZ there was ANOTHER factor that rubbed her the wrong way. The Weight Watchers… READ MORE >

- 953 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- I'm Scared of Howard Stern!

Jennifer Hudson
I'm Scared of Stern!

Jennifer Hudson says she never considered Simon Cowell to be mean when she was on "American Idol" ... but the thought of facing Howard Stern has her quaking in her boots.Relax, Jennifer ... he's… READ MORE >

- 977 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- My Hubby David Otunga is JACKED!!!

Jennifer Hudson
My Man Is JACKED!!!

Jennifer Hudson took her slender figure out for a stroll with her yoked wrestler fiancé David Otunga and their adorable son little David in L.A. on Thursday.From the looks it, Jen and David… READ MORE >

- 986 days ago
Michael Jackson Tribute Concert -- Jennifer Hudson Left Us in the Lurch

Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
Jennifer Hudson Left Us In the Lurch!

Jennifer Hudson's no-show at the Michael Jackson tribute concert yesterday caught the show's producers completely off-guard ... especially since she was already paid to do the gig ... this… READ MORE >

- 1047 days ago
Jennifer Hudson Hospitalized for Food Poisoning

Jennifer Hudson
Hospitalized for Food Poisoning

Jennifer Hudson was rushed to a NY hospital this morning after suffering from a bad case of food poisoning ... TMZ has learned. Hudson's rep tells us ... "After performing on ‘Good Morning… READ MORE >

- 1168 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- Cut Down to Size

Jennifer Hudson
Cut Down to Size

Jennifer Hudson showed off her svelte hourglass figure in a form fitting blue dress while leaving a studio in London on Monday.Two months ago, the 29-year-old told Oprah she was a size 6. READ MORE >

- 1220 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- I'm NOT Watching 'Idol'

Jennifer Hudson
I'm NOT Watching 'Idol'

Don't ask Jennifer Hudson how she feels about the new "American Idol" judges ... or the new contestants ... because the former "A.I." finalist says she hasn't watched ONE episode this season. A… READ MORE >

- 1245 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- Changed Woman

Jennifer Hudson
Changed Woman

Six years after being voted off "American Idol," Jennifer Hudson is a smaller star than ever.The 29-year-old showed off her shrinking fame at the Kennedy Center Honors in D.C. last night.It's… READ MORE >

- 1353 days ago

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