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Stars line up for Haiti telethon

Stars line up for Haiti telethon

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Sting are to perform on a celebrity telethon to benefit Haiti's earthquake victims.
Hudson to play Winnie Mandela in bio-pic

Hudson to play Winnie Mandela in bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is set to play Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, in a new film.
Buble to appear on Hudson holiday special

Buble to appear on Hudson holiday special

CHICAGO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Michael Buble has been booked to sing on "Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas," a holiday TV special to be taped in Hudson's native Chicago, ABC said.
Hudson says she feels her mom's presence

Hudson says she feels her mom's presence

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Singer, actress and new mom Jennifer Hudson says she can still feel the presence of her mother, who was shot to death in Chicago last year.
Divas rock Brooklyn Academy of Music

Divas rock Brooklyn Academy of Music

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Host Paula Abdul opened the "VH1 Divas" concert in New York by performing a medley of her own hits, such as "Forever Your Girl" and "Cold Hearted Snake."
Stevie Wonder to perform in 'Divas' show

Stevie Wonder to perform in 'Divas' show

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- India.Arie, Stevie Wonder and The Rickey Minor Band have been added to the roster for the "VH1 Divas" concert in New York, VH1 said.
Jennifer Hudson joins 'Divas' lineup

Jennifer Hudson joins 'Divas' lineup

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson has joined the lineup for this month's "VH1 Divas" concert lineup in New York, the network announced Tuesday.
Jennifer Hudson has a baby boy

Jennifer Hudson has a baby boy

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Academy Award winner and Chicago native Jennifer Hudson gave birth to a boy, named David Daniel Otunga Jr. after Hudson's fiance, the singer's publicist said.
'Fragments' set for release in N.Y., LA

'Fragments' set for release in N.Y., LA

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Peace Arch Entertainment has announced plans to release "Fragments," the film adaptation of Roy Freirich's novel "Winged Creatures," theatrically in New York.
Jackson family attends private wake

Jackson family attends private wake

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- Randy and La Toya Jackson were among those who attended a private wake for their late pop icon brother, Michael, in Los Angeles Monday night.
BET Awards winners announced

BET Awards winners announced

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Following are the list of nominees and winners of the BET Awards, held Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Source: Hudson has baby shower in Chicago

Source: Hudson has baby shower in Chicago

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) -- Singer Jennifer Hudson returned to her hometown of Chicago to celebrate her pregnancy with a baby shower, a source tells the Chicago Sun-Times.
Hudson makes emotional return to Chicago

Hudson makes emotional return to Chicago

CHICAGO, April 26 (UPI) -- Singer Jennifer Hudson said hello to family members in attendance at her first Chicago performance since their lives were impacted by a triple homicide.
Rep: Jennifer Hudson not pregnant

Rep: Jennifer Hudson not pregnant

CHICAGO, April 24 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson's publicist said the U.S. singer and actress is not pregnant, contrary to Internet rumors circulating this week claiming she is.
Hudson's dogs included in wedding plans

Hudson's dogs included in wedding plans

BURBANK, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Hudson says she plans to include her dogs Oscar, Dreamgirl and Grammy in her upcoming wedding to David Otunga.
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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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