When asked about why 7-year-old Julian King was murdered, Balfour's answer was chilling: In response to the interview, the Chicago Police Department said: Balfour is currently serving his time in Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet, Illinois. However, in January 2009, her label decided to postpone the release of the second single once more until, choosing a February 2009 release date. Three days later the body of 7-year-old Julian, Hudson's nephew, was found in the back seat of an SUV parked on the West Side. "I loved him. … Despite Balfour's claims, Hudson — who attended every day of his trial — told Oprah she already forgave the man who murdered her mother, brother, and young nephew shortly after he was convicted. [62][63][64], Early in the album I Remember Me's development, Ne-Yo told E! [88], Hudson confirmed that a song on the album will be "It's Your World" and features R. Kelly, in an interview with Jonathan Ross on The Jonathan Ross Show.

Online that Hudson was ready to get personal on her second studio album and that he might be producing the album. The film won two People's Choice Awards in January 2009 in the categories, Favorite Drama Movie and Favorite Independent Movie. [16] She enrolled at Langston University but she left after a semester due to homesickness and unhappiness with the weather, and registered at Kennedy–King College.[17]. And with her career's current trajectory, it's full speed ahead!

Furthermore, she appears alongside Amy Adams in the drama Lullaby.

The New York Observer described Hudson's performance of the song as "five mellifluous, molto vibrato minutes that have suddenly catapulted Ms. Hudson... into the position of front-runner for the best supporting actress Oscar".

He said "She's gone through a lot over the last year, so she has a lot to talk about," he continues.

[34][35] She was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on June 18, along with 115 other individuals for 2007.

[90], Later in 2015, Hudson guest-starred as Michelle White, a minor semi-recurring character in the first season of Empire.

", "Jennifer Hudson Cast as a Nun in 'Three Stooges, "Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Grammy Tribute, "I Will Always Love You, "Update: Jennifer Hudson to sing with Sandy Hook chorus", "Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and 'Les Mis' cast to sing at Oscars", "Macklemore VMA Performance: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Play 'Same Love' At Barclays", "Jennifer Hudson's 'I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel), "Rap-Up TV: RedOne Talks Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Hudson", "Jennifer Hudson Stuns In 'Angeleno' / Dishes On New Album - ..::That Grape Juice // ThatGrapeJuice.net::.. -- Thirsty? [119][120], On October 24, 2008, Hudson's 57-year-old mother Darnell Donerson and 29-year-old brother Jason were found shot to death inside the Chicago home Donerson shared with Hudson's older sister, Julia.


James Montgomery. In September 2006, Hudson performed the song, "Over It," live on Fox Chicago Morning News. [104][105], Jennifer Hudson performed with the D.C. Choir at the March for Our Lives anti-gun violence rally in Washington, D.C. On March 24, 2018.

On January 27, 2018, Clive Davis disclosed that Hudson had been handpicked by Aretha Franklin to portray her in 2021. He also had been shot. RedOne said about the material: "It's not dance dance, but it's soulful dance.

In addition, she has been named Best Supporting Actress by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and also by the Screen Actors Guild. In the film, she sang The Beatles' classic, "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight," which was the recurring musical theme of the film.

[27] Filming of Dreamgirls began on January 9, 2006, and the film went into limited release on December 25, 2006, and national release on January 12, 2007. [122][123] Three days later the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed a body found on Chicago's West Side was the nephew; an autopsy indicated he had died from "multiple gunshot wounds". It continued, "He was afforded every legal right and provided the opportunity to present any relevant defense.

", "It would be worse, to me, not to press forward," she told The Guardian in 2019. They had three children, Jennifer being the youngest. A gun was also found in a vacant lot in the same neighborhood as the SUV, police said. The 70s stylized uptempo ballad, titled "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)", features T.I.