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Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter Stephanie Bongiovi will not face criminal charges after her alleged heroin overdose at Hamilton College this week.
The Oneida County (N.Y.) District Attorney’s Office says it is dismissing all criminal charges against the rock legend’s 19-year-old daughter.
The 21-year-old male student involved with Stephanie Bongiovi’s overdose is also in the clear – legally, at least. Jon may have some words for him …
Stephanie was arrested after being treated by emergency medical personnel following the alleged overdose in her dorm room on Wednesday.
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Jennifer Hudson is bringing her incredible pipes and her impressive acting ability to Smash.
The Oscar-winning former American Idol favorite has signed on for her first extended television role, multiple sources confirm, coming on board Smash Season 2 as Veronica, a veteran Broadway star who will cause problems for Megan Hilty’s Ivy and Katharine McPhee’s Karen.
Smash got off to a big start for NBC and then faltered tremendously, both in the ratings and in the eyes of critics.
It has since replaced its showrunner, let three main cast members go and, along with Hudson, signed Jeremy JordanMore >
Following the conviction of William Balfour for murdering three members of her family, Jennifer Hudson released a statement that passed along prayers to Balfour’s family and thanked her fans for their love and support.
At a charity event in New York for the Samsung Hope for Children last night, meanwhile, Hudson spoke out about the verdict for the first time.
“It’s definitely changed me and put me in the mindset of a mom, and, as before, it makes you think of the future of our children,” Hudson told E! News, bringing the topic back to the cause at hand and also her own charity, the JulianMore >
William Balfour – the former brother-in-law of Jennifer Hudson who was arrested for killing her mother, brother and nephew – has been found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder.
Hudson (along with her fiancé and sister) was inside the courtroom when the verdict was read and sources tell E! News they sat silently throughout.
Balfour did not testify on his own behalf, although the Oscar winner did take the stand early on in the trial and broke down in tears at one point.
In addition to the murder charges, Balfour was found guilty of home invasion, residential burglary, aggravatedMore >
The 911 call made by Jennifer Hudson’s sister, upon finding the body of her murdered mother, was released today in court.
The heartbreaking evidence is being used by the defense in its case against William Balfour, who is on trial for killing Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. And the portions played for the jury were as heartbreaking as you can imagine.
“Help, please,” Julia Hudson is heard telling a 911 operator. “Oh, God. Somebody’s killed my mother, somebody’s killed my mother… Please help me. Oh my God, oh my God… please… please… can you please send an ambulance, please. Oh my More >
A day after taking the stand in the murder case against William Balfour – and breaking down when a photo of her mom was presented – Jennifer Hudson couldn’t handle being in the same room with the man accused of killing her relatives.
Witnesses tell TMZ Hudson excused herself from the legal proceedings when prosecutors pulled out crime scene photos of Jennifer’s seven-year old nephew Julian, who was allegedly shot by Balfour in a fit of rage.
He is also on trial for murdering Hudson’s mother and brother.
David Otunga, Jennifer’s fiance and the father of her son, remained inside theMore >
Jennifer Hudson doesn’t merely cover the latest issue of Good Housekeeping – the Oscar winner looks darn good while doing so!
The former American Idol finalist has incredibly lost 80 pounds, and she says her son doesn’t even recognize his own mother when looking at photos or clips of her former self.
“What’s funny is that he’s never known me overweight,” Hudson tells the magazine. “If he sees a clip of the old Jennifer from Dreamgirls, he doesn’t know who it is.”
Hudson says she doesn’t torture herself to remain skinny, though. One has to cheat to maintain sanity.
“I’ll find a calm,More >
While Christina Aguilera made like The King of Pop at the Michael Forever tribute concert in Cardiff, Wales last night, former American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson did not attend the event – and her absence is raising a few questions this morning.
According to a Hudson Tweet on Saturday afternoon, she said “major production issues” would prevent her from performing, while a rep for the artist tells TMZ producers were made aware ahead of time and “completely understood.”
However, other sources tell the site the complete opposite. They claim Hudson shocked organizers by her no-show and,More >
Prince Harry of Wales, the UK’s most eligible bachelor, turns 27 today.
For a guy nicknamed The Spare and so often living in Prince William’s shadow, he’s quite a mover and shaker. But don’t expect any crazy revelry this evening.
Harry is spending the day at RAF Wattisham airfield, where he’s in the final stage of intense training for Apache helicopters. The pilot’s #1 priority is to be redeployed to the front lines immediately, if not sooner. Pretty cool dude …
If he ever needs a second career, he proved himself a natural Monday when he attended charity day at London’s BGC financialMore >
While Jenifer Hudson and Fantasia are also in frame for playing the role of Aretha Franklin in her biopic, the top contender remains Hollywood actress Halle Berry. This piece of information was leaked by the legendary soul singer herself, who told Macleans magazine that Berry has made herself available for the project.
Unlike Hudson and Fantasia, Berry is not a singer and if selected for the part, some would consider her a strange choice. And that’s not because there is something wrong with Berry’s acting skills, but because Hudson has the Aretha Franklin-like soulful voice, the physiqueMore >
Jennifer Hudson was hospitalized in New York earlier today after suffering abdominal pains. She had just performed on Good Morning America.
As part of GMA‘s Summer Concert Series in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, the Oscar winner was promoting her second album, I Remember Me.
A second live appearance slated for today – on CBS’ Early Show – was nixed because of the singer’s condition, which is hopefully stable.
We’ll have updates for you when information becomes public.
Here’s wishing Jennifer Hudson a speedy recovery.
It’s Jennifer Hudson vs. Kim Kardashian in a Fashion Face-Off for the ages. Or at least for this morning at The Hollywood Gossip. Vote on the winner!
The Oscar winner took center stage at the Grammys in an Alexander McQueen epaulet top and geometric sandals recently, showing off her new figure.
Meanwhile, the professional celebrity and reality star wore the same item with pumps, a ponytail and her trademark cleavage showing in Hollywood.
Who wore it best? That’s for you to decide here:
Read the rest here: Fashion Face-Off: Jennifer Hudson vs. Kim Kardashian
Few American Idol contestants have gone on to more successful careers than Jennifer Hudson. We’re talking about an Oscar winner here.
But the star returned to the stage that started it all last night, performing the single “Where You At” on the show’s latest (wild and shocking) results show.
We hope Pia Toscano was taking notes. Watch as Hudson connects with the audience despite just standing still, and then removes the mic from its stand and walks to the edge of the stage during the bridge.
Pia is an amazing talent who is still learning how to truly be a performer, while Hudson hasMore >
She’s a new mother, she has a new figure and she’s starring in a new movie.
Indeed, Jennifer Hudson has come a long way since American Idol. In the latest issue of Essence, the singer/actress touches on all these topics and more…
On motherhood: “My wish is to be at least half as good as my mother was, as patient and as loving as she was, and to just give that to my son.”
On her new body: “I didn’t realize that so many people were watching me or that so many people were interested. Now people come up to me saying, ‘You’ve inspired me,’ and I’m like, Wow.”
On portraying Winnie Mandela onMore >
Poor Christina Aguilera.
Exactly one week after her notable lyric snafu at Super Bowl XLV, the artist returned to a grand stage at the Grammy Awards. Teaming up with Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Martina McBride and Yolanda Adams for a tribute to Aretha Franklin, Aguilera remembered every word and received a standing ovation following the performance.
She then slipped and almost crashed off the stage, as seen toward the conclusion of the following video.
Read this article: Christina Aguilera Receives Standing O at the Grammys, Slips, More >