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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend confirms she's going back to 'Idol'

Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend confirms she's going back to 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart told E! News the "Jenny From the Block" singer would return as host for the 13th season of "American Idol."
Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his groove on at Taste of Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his groove on at Taste of Chicago

CHICAGO, July 19 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former ballet dancer, treated a Taste of Chicago festival crowd to his smooth moves to the tune of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."
'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to open Sept. 6

'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to open Sept. 6

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- "Winnie Mandela," the bio-picture starring Jennifer Hudson as the title character, is set for release in U.S. theaters Sept. 6, producers announced.
Jennifer Hudson signs on as 'American Idol' judge

Jennifer Hudson signs on as 'American Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- One-time "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson has signed on to serve as a judge on the U.S. singing competition series, E! News said Friday.
'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to get fall release

'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to get fall release

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Image Entertainment says it has acquired all U.S. rights to "Winnie Mandela," starring Jennifer Hudson, at France's Cannes International Film Festival.
Hudson, Crowe to appear in Oscars tribute to musicals

Hudson, Crowe to appear in Oscars tribute to musicals

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman will help honor movie musicals of the last decade at Sunday's Oscars in Los Angeles.
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Music mogul Clive Davis confirms he is bisexual

Music mogul Clive Davis confirms he is bisexual

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. music mogul Clive Davis says in his memoir he has been in a romantic relationship with a man for seven years, confirming for the first time he is bisexual.

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Destiny's Child reunites at Super Bowl in New Orleans

Destiny's Child reunites at Super Bowl in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined their former Destiny's Child member Beyonce at the Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans Sunday night.
Special shows how Whitney's death affected 2012 Grammy Awards

Special shows how Whitney's death affected 2012 Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- CBS says it plans to air a program about how producers re-organized the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony after the shocking death of U.S. singer Whitney Houston.
President Obama leads conga line at inaugural-ball after-party

President Obama leads conga line at inaugural-ball after-party

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama led a conga line and did the electric slide at an inaugural-ball after-party at the White House, the New York Post said.

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Keys, Hudson, Paisley and Soundgarden perform at inaugural balls

Keys, Hudson, Paisley and Soundgarden perform at inaugural balls

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Fun., Stevie Wonder and Soundgarden were among the recording artists who performed at the inaugural balls in Washington.
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Jennifer Hudson
Singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, California on February 7, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol coming in seventh place. She made her film debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls, 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 has reached number two on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release.

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, American Idol, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Hudson has been described as a friend of President Barack Obama, who invited her to appear with him at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills in May 2009. She also performed at the White House at the "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" event.

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