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It’s been over three years since three of her family members were murdered and on Monday (April 23), Jennifer Hudson took the witness stand to give an emotional first testimony in the high profile case against William Balfour.
Hudson was the first witness to open the murder case in the Chicago court against her former brother-in-law, who is accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew in 2008.
The “American Idol” alum held back tears as she told the courtroom her family’s concerns about her sister, Julia Hudson, marrying the former gang member, saying, “None of us wanted her to marry him, we did not like how he treated her, and I didn’t like how he treated my nephew.”
At the time of the October shootings, prosecutors say Balfour was estranged from Hudson’s sister and flew into a jealous rage, fatally shooting the singer’s mother, Darnell Donerson, brother, James and Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew, Julian King.
Balfour has entered a not guilty plea to three counts of first-degree murder and, If convicted, he faces a mandatory life sentence.
Stepping out for some quality time with her parents, Kate Hudson was spotted soaking up the sunshine on the west coast on Wednesday (October 27).
Last week, the trio attended the Elle’s Women in Hollywood tribute as did Hudson’s current musician boyfriend, Matt Bellamy.
And, although the couple is happy together, don’t expect to hear wedding bells anytime soon. Kate recently told Elle Magazine, “Marriage is definitely not something I’m looking for. But the divorce doesn’t put me off. I’ll just see what happens.”
Using her talents for a good cause, Jennifer Hudson performed a dazzling set at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night (October 9).
Decked out in a gorgeous purple frock, the “American Idol” alum happened to be partaking in the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education’s 15th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert.
Among the other stars lending a hand were Jason Mraz, Sir Elton John, Rob Thomas and AJ Green, who joined Miss Hudson onstage during her performance.
As for the cause, the Agassi event raises funds to help improve education for underprivileged youth in the Las Vegas community.
Voicing his thanks to Miss Hudson and everyone else who took part, Andre said in a statement, “We are honored that these international sensations are performing for this special 15th concert. The support received through the Foundation and from these renowned artists ultimately helps us make a difference in the lives of Agassi Prep students.”
Imbibing on a Big Apple retail romp, Kate Hudson was spotted out shopping it up in New York City on Monday afternoon (June 21).
Loading up on quite the impressive amount of purchases, the “Fool’s Gold” hottie got a helping hand as she left John Varvatos on Spring Street in SoHo with her hands full of shopping bags.
Earlier in the day, Miss Hudson was hard at work on her latest project, “Something Borrowed”.
Dressed casually in a long white t-shirt and Ugg boots, Kate teamed up with co-star Ginnifer Goodwin as the two ladies shot a few more scenes for the Luke Greenfield directed romantic comedy.
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Back out for another day in front of the cameras, Kate Hudson was spotted arriving to the set of “Something Borrowed” in New York City on Thursday (May 27).
The “Alex & Emma” actress was her usual cheerful self, cracking a big smile as she nearly took a tumble before quickly catching her balance.
Directed by Luke Greenfield, Miss Hudson joins a cast including “Big Love” actress Ginnifer Goodwin” and “The Office” star John Krasinski the comedic drama.
As for the plotline, “Something Borrowed” is “a story about a Manhattan attorney who becomes involved with her best friend’s fiancé.”
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Showing off her fabulous new look, Jennifer Hudson tended to press duties at the Glass Houses in New York City on Thursday (April 1).
The “American Idol” alum proudly revealed her new weight loss with the debut of her national advertising campaign with Weight Watchers during the Big Apple event.
Talking about shedding the pounds, Miss Hudson said, “I tried diet after diet, plan after plan and saw pretty much the same, but Weight Watchers is that much more different.”
“I was able to eat sushi and I hadn’t had ice cream in about ten years, and pizza in about ten years, until now. The first week I lost 5 pounds!” Jen dished. “I hope to set a good example for others. I would like to see many more do the same and conquer what they’ve been trying to conquer forever, because it’s possible!”
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