On Friday, Jennifer Hudson's ex-brother-in-law William Balfour was convicted in the 2008 murders of Hudson's mother, brother, and seven-year-old nephew. It was the culmination of an emotional trial, during which Balfour was shown to be a jealous husband, acting out against Jennifer's sister Julia Hudson, his then wife.
Sigmund Freud theorized that humans have a death drive, a latent desire for self-destruction. In a media ecosystem rife with celebity death pictures, celebrity death bets, Celebrity Rehab, I'd say we have a culture-wide "death drive," too. The reaction to Whitney Houston's death two weeks ago, reported the day before the Grammys, underscored our obsession with such celebrity tragedies. What would be the Oscars' version of that particular fallout?
Not an easy job and Jennifer Hudson delivered.
Whitney Houston's sudden death on Saturday has had producers of the Grammys scrambling to include a fitting last-minute tribute. Fellow diva (as christened by VH1) Jennifer Hudson will be performing "I Will Always Love You" at tonight's ceremony, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, she is having a trouble holding herself together.
On its march of contrition for last season, Glee still stumbles toward the light, slowing things down and getting serious and dramatic once again. But every now and again it stumbles, just like last night.
Today on the Wendy Williams Show, guest Jennifer Hudson stopped by so Wendy could interrogate her about her weight, dress size, and everything in between. Hudson also shares that her son doesn't understand the concept of hair that isn't removable.