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Jennifer Hudson gets ready for Super Bowl appearance

J Hud is back!

Jennifer Hudson, the former American Idol star and Oscar winner whose home-grown church choir talent has taken her to Hollywood, is finally back in the spotlight after months of grieving over the slayings of her mother, brother and nephew.

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While the events surrounding their deaths continue to unfold in court, Hudson is moving on.

First stop - Sunday's Super Bowl where she will sing the National Anthem. (How long do you think it will take her to sing it? A gambling site is wagering 2 minutes and 3 seconds.)

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Then she's off to honor Neil Diamond ,who is the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year. The Feb. 6 event will include the Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill and others.

And then on Feb. 8, she'll be performing during the Grammy Awards, where she has received four nominations for her self-titled CD. Hudson is up for Best R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song for her debut single, "Spotlight" and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for "I'm His Only Woman," which she made with fellow American Idol contestant Fantasia.

As if that's not enough, the 27-year-old is filming the music video for her new single, "If This Isn't Love," which will debut Feb. 9.

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