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Jennifer Hudson Pushes Wedding Date Back

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Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga with her sonJennifer Hudson keeps pushing her wedding date back.

The Black Nativity star - who has four-year-old son David with fiance David Otunga - has a date in mind for the big day and despite it continually "rolling around" each year she's not planning on "rushing into anything."

"Yes, there was a date set, and that date has come around again every year. In fact, the date may keep rolling around... When I'm ready to be married, I will be married. It's that simple.  Everyone should just chill. Our relationship is very strong. We're both huge family people, and I'm only going to get married once. So I'm not rushing into anything," she told Essence.

Jennifer had to leave her family behind in 2011 when she travelled to South Africa to film Winnie Mandela - a biopic about the late Nelson Mandela's wife - and although she found the separation difficult she was fully committed to telling the story of the controversial political figure. "I was like, 'Oh, my God, you want me to leave my baby and my man?' But so much was done to suppress Winnie's voice, to keep her quiet. Winnie's story needed to be told," she explained.

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Jessica Simpson “Obsessed” with Weight

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Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson has been "obsessed" with her weight her entire life.

The Fashion Star mentor - who lost 60 pounds on the diet program following the birth of her first daughter Maxwell seven months ago, before announcing she is pregnant with her second child - admits she was a yo-yo dieter all of her life.

In a newly released Weight Watchers 360 advertisement in which she teams up with the company's other spokesperson Jennifer Hudson, that will hit screens on Thursday, the 32-year-old star says, "I obsessed about my weight my whole life... I was always on some new life-stopping diet." The former size 0 star then claims Weight Watchers, "let's me be me," and says "I amazed myself."

Meanwhile, Dreamgirls star Jennifer admits that the program completely changed her life as well and helped her lose 80 pounds over the past two years. "I was overweight my whole life. I figured I was just born that way," the 31 year-old singer says.

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Jennifer Hudson Forgives Balfour for Murdering Her Family

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William Balfour and Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson has forgiven her brother-in-law for murdering her three members of her family.

The 30-year-old singer-and-actress has spoken out for the first time since William Balfour received three life sentences for killing her mother Darnell Donerson, 57, her brother Jason Hudson, 29, and her seven-year-old nephew Julian King on October 24, 2008, but she says it's "not his fault" that he shot them. When asked if she forgives him on last night's episode of Oprah Winfrey's chat show Oprah's Next Chapter, she said, "Yes, because I feel like for the most part it's not his fault. It's how he was brought up. We tried to offer love, but you were so far gone, that you couldn't even see that. A lot of things came out, that we didn't even know about, from his upbringing, which is like he never had a chance. Had you had the love my mother gave us, or the background that some have, then you would've stood a chance."

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Jennifer Hudson Wants a Daughter

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Jennifer Hudson with her sonJennifer Hudson is desperate to have a daughter. The actress-and-singer - who is already the mother of four-year-old son David Otunga Jr. - admitted that she is eager to have a female child.

"It's always been my dream to have a boy first and then a little girl so he'd be the big brother... I want one so bad," she said.

Jennifer added that her desire for a daughter has only been spurred by David Jr, the son of World Wrestling Entertainment star David Otunga: "He says, 'Mummy, I want a baby sister,' every day. [I say], Give me another year or two. I used to say when David Jr. is four, but he's almost four now. So maybe [when he's] five or six, because this is coming too soon!"

Jennifer and David got engaged in 2008 after dating for several months. She recently revealed that their child is excited about taking part in the upcoming wedding ceremony. "My son won't have it any other way. He'll definitely be part of it. Maybe he'll even sing!"


Jennifer Hudson Wedding Back On

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Jennifer Hudson and David OtungaJennifer Hudson's wedding to World Wrestling Entertainment star David Otunga is back on after she reportedly backed out.

Apparently the Academy Award winner and her sportsman partner attempted to work through their issues around the time of William Balfour's murder trial, where he was found guilty of murdering her mother, brother and nephew.

"Jennifer started feeling like it just wasn't right. So many bad things have happened since they got engaged in 2008 that have prevented them from finally getting married, and she was worried that she was just trying too hard to make something happen that wasn't meant to be. Jennifer and David quietly called off the wedding a few months ago and she even returned her ring to him. She was extremely stressed out and processing a lot of emotions about the murder of her family after the trial ended, and she just cracked," a source said.

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Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga Excited For Their Wedding

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Jennifer Hudson and David OtungaJennifer Hudson and her fiance David Otunga are relieved they can now start planning their wedding.

William Balfour, the ex-husband of Jennifer's sister Julia Hudson, was found guilty of the triple murders of her mother, brother and nephew last month. And with justice served, the couple now is excited for their nuptials to take place.

"That was something that was hanging over our heads for so long, and now we feel like we can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Everything is good now," David said.

In honor of their deceased relatives, the couple started the Julian D. King Fountain to donate Christmas toys and school supplies for underprivileged children. "I'm blessed to have such a wonderful woman in my life who cares for our child so lovingly. It's made me love her just that much more," the WWE wrestler, 32, said about Jennifer.

"I care for my child like my mummy cared for me," Jennifer, 30, added.

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Balfour Found Guilty in Jennifer Hudson Case

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William BalfourA jury has found Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law William Balfour guilty of murdering her mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew.

Balfour, 31, was found guilty of three counts of murder and four other counts related to the 2008 killings and he now faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. He had pleaded not guilty to shooting to death the singer's mother Darnell Donerson, 57, her brother Jason Hudson, 29, and her seven-year-old nephew Julian King on October 24, 2008, as well as home invasion, residential burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle related to the killings. His attorney argued there was no forensic evidence linking him to the murders.

The panel took 18 hours deliberating on the case after it went to the jury yesterday at Cook County Court in Chicago, before finding Balfour guilty of triple murder. The actress - who attended every day of the testimony - arrived at court shortly after it was revealed that the jury had reached a verdict.

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Hudson Murder Trial: 911 Call Made Public

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Jennifer Hudson at the trial of William Balfour

The 911 call made by Jennifer Hudson's sister upon finding the body of their mother, has been released.

William Balfour is currently on trial for the murder of Jennifer's mother Darnell, brother Jason and nephew Julian, seven and the call made by Julia Hudson when she found their mother dead was made public yesterday despite the pleases of the prosecution not to do so.

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Jennifer Hudson Leaves Court to Avoid Nephew Photos

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Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson walked out of court yesterday to avoid seeing photos of her murdered nephew.

The Oscar-winning-actress - who has been at the Cook County courtroom in Chicago since Monday observing the trial of William Balfour - left the room when a retired chief medical examiner showed the gunshot wounds suffered by seven-year-old Julian King. However, her fiance David Ortunga stayed behind to take extensive notes.

Julian was found dead in a car three days after police discovered the body of Jennifer's mother Darnell and brother Jason were discovered in their Chicago home. As the images of Julian were discussed in court, William was passed a tissue and he was seen dabbing his eyes. When the testimony ended, Jennifer returned to the room.

Prosecutors allege William flew into a jealous rage after he thought another man had given Julia a gift of balloons which he saw. Balfour is charged with first degree murder in their deaths in addition to home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, residential burglary and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He has pleaded not guilty. The trial is expected to last for approximately four weeks.


Jennifer Hudson Attends Trial of William Balfour

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William Balfour murder trial

Jennifer Hudson did not hear the opening statements at the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew. The Oscar-winning actress and singer attended the first day of the trial of William Balfour at the Cook County courtroom in Chicago today, but did not listen to the statement, court spokesperson Terry Sullivan confirmed. Her partner David Otunga, however, sat in the fourth row to hear the case.

Balfour is charged with three counts of first-degree murder relating to the 2008 killings, with prosecutors claiming a gift of balloons sent to Jennifer's sister Julia Hudson threw him into a jealous rage, causing him to use a .45 caliber handgun to kill 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, 29-year-old Jason Hudson and Julia's son Julian King, whose body was found three days later. There are no known witnesses to the killing, and despite prosecutors claiming physical evidence of gunshot residue found on the wheel of his SUV, defense says it is circumstantial.

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