Jennifer Hudson's name has graced an Oscar and Grammy, but the Chicago native said she never imagined her name would be on a weight loss center that she could use to inspire others.
Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz's British spy tale "Page Eight" has been chosen to close next month's Toronto International Film Festival, one of the world's biggest cinema showcases.
Delois Barrett Campbell, a member of the award-winning Barrett Sisters trio who electrified audiences worldwide with their powerful gospel harmonies, died Tuesday. She was 85.
Will President Obama party like it's 1996? Indeed, his big 50th-birthday bash in Chicago on Wednesday is lavish, crawling with celebrities and fawned over by a prattling press.
Fresh from concluding contentious talks with Congress to raise the nation's debt limit, President Obama will fly to Chicago Wednesday to celebrate his 50th birthday at a fundraiser where tea-party activists plan a protest.
In 1995, Essence Communications Inc. threw a three-day bash in New Orleans for the 25th anniversary of its magazine. Thousands showed up for arguably the largest party ever showcasing black musical talent and culture. Seventeen years later the "party with a purpose" has evolved into the annual Essence Music Festival, a powerful economic engine and pilgrimage point for a tourism-driven city still rebounding from Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill.
Jennifer Hudson's representative says the entertainer is on the mend after falling ill with a bout of food poisoning.
Jennifer Hudson is working on a memoir, mostly about food.
"Good Morning America" is waking up its audience to Lady Gaga and a summer-full of other big acts.