Jennifer Hudson

Singer/Actress Ever since this Chicago-born songstress was voted off the third season of American Idol in 2004, she’s been on the fast-track to becoming an American icon. In 2005, Hudson’s incredibly soulful voice landed her a role in the film adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls, starring Beyoncé and Jamie Foxx.For her debut film performance as the fiery Effie, Hudson won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and gained roles in several other hit movies including The Secret Life of Bees and Winnie Mandela’s biopic, Winnie. She also won a Grammy for her gold-selling debut self-titled album in 2008. In 2013 the distinguished soul-singer is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

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When Artists Unite: Classic Music Ensembles

Artists across genres have come together for good causes.

Update: Nicki Minaj Added to Fashion Rocks Lineup

The rapper joins Jennifer Hudson, Pitbull and more.

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Bring That Week Back: Family of Renisha McBride Sues Killer

The parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis attend United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, plus more national news.

Jennifer Hudson's Half Brother Arrested for Stabbing a Man

Steve Simpson attacked estranged wife's alleged lover.

Music News: Jessie J – Music Is the Only Global Language

The singer explains why her singing is realer than ever. (8/18/2014)
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