| May 12, 2012
| 4:11 AM
Actress Jennifer Hudson cried softly as her former brother-in-law was convicted today of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
Hudson bowed her head as jurors entered the courtroom around 4:40 p.m. The Academy Award-winning actress, who...
| May 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
After less than two hours of deliberations Wednesday night, the jury deliberating the fate of the man accused of killing Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew requested transcripts from witnesses who testified in the case and then...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:55 PM
President Barack Obama is back in town tonight, doing some birthday fundraising for his 2012 re-election bid at a North Side concert hall.
The president turns 50 on Thursday, and he's spending the last night of his 40s at the Aragon, where OK Go,...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 8:12 PM
One by one, the crime scene photos from Jennifer Hudson's childhood home beamed from a large screen in the courtroom Tuesday with the bloody images of her mother and brother sprawled lifeless on the first floor by scattered toys belonging to her 7-year-...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:49 PM
Taking a brief hometown respite Wednesday night, President Barack Obama used a 50th birthday bash in Uptown to raise re-election money from a friendly crowd as he sought to recharge a presidency showing signs of scars from Washington’s partisan...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Jennifer Hudson, dressed all in black and wearing little makeup, struggled at times to maintain her composure on the witness stand Monday as the trial of her former brother-in-law opened in dramatic fashion.
Her voice cracked as the Academy Award-winning...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Singer Mariah Carey now has three children to care for. The Grammy Award winner and recent mother of twins who once sat atop the pop charts with her single, "Fantasy," is now the godmother of the Disney Fantasy.
Disney Cruise Line brought Carey,...
| Feb 12, 2012
Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48.
Kristen Foster, a...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Star trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak of Los Angeles has a celebrity client list that would make Ari Gold green with envy. Think Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Common, Al Pacino, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Eva Mendes, Seth...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 6:03 AM
The first paid concerts in Taste of Chicago history will be announced Thursday, including performances by Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Chaka Khan and Dierks Bentley.
On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council approved a $25 fee for the 3,000-seat...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The Grammys cast aside their celebratory vibe Sunday to pay tribute to singer Whitney Houston, whose death over the weekend hung heavy over the 54th annual awards show.
Until Saturday, the pre-show drama had focused on Adele and how the six-time-...
| Jun 24, 2011
The N'DIGO Foundation Gala was a Tribute to Men and featured a powerful concert by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds at Symphony Center. The 10-time Grammy winner, along with a four-piece band that included his brother Kevon Edmonds, brought the crowd to its...