Actress, singer and American Idol alum, Jennifer Hudson, will make her first public appearance after the tragic shootings of her family members. On February 6, 2009 she will perform at the MusiCares person of the year gala.
A gift left for Julia Hudson, Jennifer Hudson’s sister, is believed to be the motive that led William Balfour to murder Jennifer’s mother, brother and nephew this past October. Jennifer Hudson was a finalist in the 2004 season of American Idol and won an Oscar in 2007 for best supporting actress in “Dreamgirls.”
American Idol contestant and Oscar winning movie star, Jennifer Hudson is going back to work next week. She has been in seclusion since the deaths of her mother, brother and nephew six weeks ago.
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson has something to smile about this week. After the tragic murders of her mother, brother and nephew she finally received happy news Wednesdaywhen she receivedfour Grammy nominations for her self-titled debut album.
American Idol contestant, singer and actress Jennifer Hudson’s estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, was arrested Monday for the murders ofher mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, according to Chicago police. Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said that although formal charges have not yet been laid by the Cook County prosecutor’s office, Balfour has been transferred from an Illinois state prison (where he has been held on suspicion of a parole violation) back into police custody.
Jennifer Hudson’s brother in law, who is the person of interest and suspected of killing three members of her family, appeared before an Illinois parole board today to get his freedom, according to officials. William Balfour, 27, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister, Julia, will appear before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board while the police investigation into the triple homicide in Chicago continues, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday.
Jennifer Hudson spent a few minutes alone with her mother yesterday and gently touched her and kissed her as she said goodbye, the Chicago Tribune reported. She also spent time with her brother and nephew as they lay in their caskets.
Dream Girl’s beauty, Jennifer Hudson and her family announced Thursday a new foundation for families of murder victims. The foundation, The Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims is named in honor of her mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, brother, Jason Hudson and nephew, Julian King who were murdered last week.
Jennifer Hudson has planned an invitation only memorial service for her mother, brother and nephew who were shot to death last week. The service will be held in Chicagothe HudsonFuneral Home said.
American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are sending their condolences to Jennifer Hudson after the singer’s mother, brother and nephew were all found dead. Jennifer got her singing start on the show before going on to win an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls.