Singer Whitney Houston received a final Grammy sendoff with a special tribute attended by daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown and A-listers like Britney Spears and Jennifer Hudson.
William Balfour, the man convicted of killing Jennifer Hudson’s family in Chicago, will spend the rest of his life in prison. The singer was in the courtroom as a Cook County judge gave Balfour three life sentences for slaying Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, according to the AP.
Prosecutors in the trial of accused killer William Balfour played the chilling 911 tape for jurors, on which a panicked, sometimes hard-to-understand Julia Hudson is heard speaking with emergency operators.
“Somebody killed my mother. Please help me,” jurors heard her say on the recording played in court. “My momma. My momma.”
Listen to the call after the jump.
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson took the stand Monday in the trial against William Balfour, the man accused of killing three members of her family.
A full jury and six alternates have been selected for the trial of the man accused of killing three of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's family members, reports APNews.
Singer Jennifer Hudson is said to be struggling through her rehearsals as she prepares to pay tribute to Whitney Houston at the 2012 Grammys.
A Grammy crew member told The Hollywood Reporter that Hudson was "crying and had to keep pausing" to collect herself during the Sunday afternoon rehearsal. "She was having a hard time getting through the song, especially on the second run-through."
Jennifer Hudson showed off her slimmed-down figure at The Grove to promote her first book, "I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down."
The talented singer's book follows her 80-pound weight loss journey, and includes how being overweight influenced her mindset. After struggling with weight issues and industry pressure to be thin, it was ultimately her 2-year-old son, David, who made her want to get in better shape. Hudson says she and fiance David Otunga "wanted to start him off right."