Jennifer Hudson’s Newborn Son Such A Beauty

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Jennifer Hudson and son David Photo by: Derek Blanks / Ken Barboza Associates / Hilton Media Group

Motherhood definitely seems to agree with Jennifer Hudson, who gave birth to her first child, David – named after her fiancé, David Otunga – on Aug. 10.

“I love being nurturing and caring because I love to see other people happy,” says Hudson. “Who better to devote my time to than my own child?”

From singing lullabies (“He can be crying at the top of his lungs and just turn off like a switch”) to frequent bottle-feedings (“I’ve never seen a baby eat like he does!”), the singer (who chose not to address the tragic loss of her family members last October) offers people an intimate look into her new life as a mom.

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Jennifer Hudson’s Encore Wedding Proposal

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Five months after boyfriend David Otunga proposed to Jennifer Hudson on her 27th birthday, she returned the gesture with a surprise of her own: a proposal on Otunga’s birthday.

The Grammy-winning singer did it last month with style, presenting Otunga – a Harvard-educated-lawyer-turned-pro-wrestler – with a personally designed Neil Lane engagement ring rocking out at 5 carats.

“Jennifer wanted to give him something really special when she asked David to marry her,” says Lane, who worked with Hudson for months to design the ring. “It was very sentimental and romantic … They are really in love.” Read the rest of this entry »

Tyler Perry Wants Jennifer Hudson to Star in His Film

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Tyler Perry hopes Jennifer Hudson will continue performing – and even star in a film he wrote specifically for her.

“I just wrote a movie for her that I’m really excited about,” the filmmaker, 39, told people Wednesday’s New York City premiere of Madea Goes to Jail, which opens to the public Friday. “I’m hoping she’ll be able to do it.”

Hudson, 27, kept a low profile following the tragic loss of her mother, brother and nephew last fall, but recently performed at the Super Bowl and the Grammys. Read the rest of this entry »

Song of courage: Jennifer Hudson steps back into the spotlight with a performance at the Super Bowl

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Courageous comeback: Jennifer Hudson performed at the Superbowl in Tampa, Florida yesterday for the first time since three members of her family were murdered in October

Singer Jennifer Hudson made a triumphant return to the spotlight last night when she performed the U.S. national anthem at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida.

It was the 27-year-old’s first appearance since her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in October.

jennifer-hudson1Hudson looked composed and confident as she launched into the Star Spangled Banner in front of an 80,000 crowd in the Tampa stadium and a TV audience of more than a billion.

Hudson’s 57-year-old mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson and brother Jason Hudson, 27, were found shot dead in the family’s Chicago home in October. Her seven-year-old nephew, Julian King’s bullet-ridden body was discovered in an abandoned car three days later.

The singer’s brother-in-law William Balfour has been charged in the crimes.

The murders shocked the country, and prompted an outpouring of public support and sympathy for the popular Oscar-winning actress and singer.

Hudson, whose star turn in ‘Dreamgirls’ earned her an Academy Award for best supporting actress in 2007, was in Florida promoting her latest movie, ‘The Secret Life of Bees’, when she learned of the slayings.

Last night at the end of her performance, she anxiously asked the pre-game show producer Rickey Minor: ‘How did I do?’

‘I told her “Touchdown!”‘ Minor said after the performance.

‘This was such an important performance, because it’s the first time everyone has seen Jennifer. But she’s in such a great place, with such great spirits and time can heal her wounds. She’s on fire right now and totally grounded.’

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Donald Trump Shelters Jennifer Hudson

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Donald Trump doesn’t just have the golden touch for business – he also has a heart of gold.

The real-estate mogul has been housing Jennifer Hudson and some of her relatives at the Trump International Hotel & Tower free of charge.

“She’s a great girl. And we’re protecting them well,” Trump told people at a benefit honoring Australia director Baz Luhrman at the Museum of Modern Art Monday night. “They are very safe.”

Hudson has been seeking refuge at the Trump holding since her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in Chicago on Oct. 24.
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Found Body ‘Believed to Be’ Jennifer Hudson’s Nephew

The body of a young black boy, who is “believed to be” the missing nephew of Jennifer Hudson, was discovered Monday in a white SUV.

During a news conference on an unrelated matter, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole said the body is “believed to be” the singer’s 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, according to CNN.

The white SUV was found abandoned on Chicago’s West Side, CNN reports. The boy was shot multiple times in the back of the vehicle, according to new reports.

Police have not officially identified the body, but the Chicago Tribune reports that Hudson’s family members – assuming the worst – organized a noon church vigil.

Several Hudson family members were also expected at the medical examiner’s office Monday afternoon to identify the body. Police Supt. Jody Weis plans to hold a press conference at 4 p.m.

The Chicago Police Department issued the following statement before noon Monday: “At approximately 7:06 A.M. a 1994 White Chevrolet Suburban bearing Illinois license plate X584859 and identified in the Amber Alert was located at 1313 S. Kolin. A body was discovered inside the Suburban, in the rear seat of the vehicle. Identification of the body will be made by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office following their examination. The vehicle is being processed for evidence and the investigation remains on-going.”

Julian King, 7, went missing Friday after an unidentified assailant fatally shot Hudson’s mother Darnell and brother Jason. Hudson offered $100,000 for the safe return of her nephew.

Barack Obama Offers Support to Jennifer Hudson

While family and friends mourn the tragic death of Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother, who were shot and killed Friday, support for the singer continues to pour in. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, who shares the same Chicago hometown as the singer, issued a statement Saturday.

“Michelle and I were absolutely heartbroken to learn about this unimaginable tragedy and we want Jennifer to know that she is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time,” the Illinois senator said. “We also pray for the swift and safe return of her young nephew.”

Hudson sang the national anthem during the Democratic National Convention in August after a personal request from Obama’s camp.

“That was the biggest honor, I feel like, in my career – one of the greatest moments,” Hudson told people earlier this month. “I had to separate myself emotionally so I didn’t get too emotional while I was singing because I can’t sing and cry at the same time…. I was lucky to be a part of it.”

“She has done so much for the campaign. Everyone here was just so shocked and saddened,” Obama’s campaign said about Hudson in a statement issued to people.

Meanwhile, American Idol judge Randy Jackson also shared his condolences for Hudson and expressed his disbelief of what authorities are calling a double homicide.

“My heart and soul goes out to her and the rest of her family,” Jackson tells people. “Such a huge tragedy – I can’t even believe that it’s possible. Paula Abdul and I were just talking about it yesterday and it’s just so sad.”

Jackson also says he has reached out to the singer since news of the tragedy broke. “I left a couple of messages for her and I’m just trying to give to her whatever I can. My God. The world is an ugly place right now.”

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