I've been following this news since I saw the this tragic happening on Jennifer Hudson's family, at first her mother and brother was found dead in their house and her nephew, missing. Now it was confirmed that the body was found on the missing SUV car was truly Jennifer's nephew. And sad to say the 7 year old boy was already dead. This is really sad knowing that it is only an innocent child. Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond said the boy, like his grandmother and uncle, had been shot.




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CHICAGO – The mother and brother of Jennifer Hudson were found shot dead Friday at a South Side home, and police were looking for a missing child who is the nephew of the singer and Oscar-winning actress.

A man suspected in the deaths was in custody Friday night, but the 7-year-old boy had not been located, according to published reports.

William Balfour was being questioned, but Julian King's whereabouts were not known, law enforcement sources told the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. Balfour has not been charged.

Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said investigators were talking to "a number of people in custody" but she declined to elaborate.

An Amber Alert issued Friday said Balfour was a suspect in the double homicide of Darnell Donerson, 57, and Jason Hudson, 29, whose bodies were found Friday afternoon in a South Side home.

Jennifer Hudson's personal publicist, Lisa Kasteler, confirmed the deaths.

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AP Music Writer Nekesa Moody in New York and AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

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When it came to saying their "I dos" again, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony doubled the fun, joining New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran and his wife Jessica for a joint ceremony, PEOPLE has learned.

"Carlos gave his wife a specially engraved ring and gave Marc and Jennifer special rings as gifts," a source told PEOPLE exclusively. "Carlos and Jessica renewed their vows first, then Jennifer and Marc went."

The vows came after a private dinner at Bradley Ogden and a good night rolling the dice. "They were both winning at the craps table and Marc kept saying that it was going to be a lucky night," the source said.

And as luck would have it, it was "nearly flawless," added the source. "Initially, they were supposed to do the ceremony outside on the suite's balcony but it was too cold, so they had to move it inside. That was the only thing that didn't go according to plan."

Inside, the couples were wed in the Caesars Palace's newly renovated Forum Tower Penthouse in the suite's rotunda. The suite only reopened Saturday, making Lopez and Anthony the first people to stay there since the renovation.

"Marc actually said the suite was so beautiful that it deserved its own zip code," the source said. "He thought it was perfect."

Wearing a black dress, Lopez looked "beautiful" as 12 people witnessed the ceremony, the source said. "Her parents didn't even see it because they were with the babies."

Following the nuptials, a butler opened a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne for the newly re-married couples.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sheryl Crow: Cancer has Made Her Selfish – In A Good Way

Sheryl successfully beat breast cancer by opting for breast preservation therapy, which is when the surgeon takes the tumor out, leaving the breast behind but intact. Now Sheryl Crow says breast cancer taught her a valuable lesson.

"Breast cancer helped me put myself first in life," Crow told PEOPLE Friday before her concert for Yoplait's Save Lids to Save Lives program. "Once I stepped out of radiation, I had to remember that the only person who could take care of me was me. I'd better do that before I take care of everybody else, instead of everybody else first."

The singer, who is now cancer-free following a lumpectomy and radiation treatments two-and-a-half years ago, says she has reached out to Christina Applegate, who underwent a double mastectomy after her own breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year.

"I knew Christina, [so] it was less about the celebrity aspect of it and more about the experience of already having it," says Crow. "It's daunting to have to go through getting the prognosis. It's just nice to have a sounding board."

Crow, who became a mom to 17-month-old son Wyatt and moved to a Tennessee farm after beating breast cancer, says she hopes women will be diligent about getting mammograms, learning their family history of cancer and doing self-exams.

"I feel more connected to my life now that I've had – and beat – breast cancer," she says.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

America's Got Talent Winner - Neil Boyd

Time runs really fast, America's Got Talent already had its winner. Neil E. Boyd, The "Voice of Missouri" and this season's winner, is an opera singing insurance salesman that was able to hit a high note which brings him to a million dollar prize! Plus, he received a taped shout-out from opera legend Plácido Domingo. He's not my favorite among the top 5 but he really has the talent so congratulations to him anyways.
Here is the recap of the performances of the top 5 America's Got Talent contest.

From my Least favorite to my favorite amongst all performances. Enjoy.

Queen Emily - my rank 5, yes she can sing but you can compare her singing to anyone else.

Donald Braswell - my rank 4, loved his voice but i don't feel any charisma here

Neil E. Boyd - my rank 3, he can win this with his voice that has a very high range, and all i can say is that he sangs great, can feel the goosebumps here... i felt that he can win the competition because of sympathy, he is a cry baby.. haha, just joking! but at least he really has the talent.

Nuttin but Strings - my rank 2, i find their talent/performances really entertaining, they are so unique in this competition, who might say that they can be in the top 5? the rest are singers but even if they do a different thing they still rocks the house on every performances they made, they are so cool!

Eli Mattson - my rank 1, i love this Guy!!! Amongst all i think he will be able to make it as an international artist, even if he does not win the competition, he's good looking, has a nice voice, has own interpretation of songs, plays the piano sooo well, this multi-talented guy will surely be a certified artist internationally.