Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother Killed

Last night, the mother and brother of Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson were murdered in Chicago. An Amber Alert has been issued for her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, son of her sister Julia.

Early reports suggested that Julia's estranged husband William Balfour was the responsible party and may have abducted Julian, but I just saw the superintendent of Chicago police Jody Weis being interviewed on CNN, and he said that Balfour is talking to police and is just a "person of interest," not a suspect; the police wanted to speak to him because they thought Julian may have been taken in Balfour's vehicle. Weis also said the FBI has been called in as a precautionary measure because Chicago is on the Indiana border, though they don't currently have any evidence that Julian was taken across state lines.

I just feel so sad for Jennifer. I'm sure it doesn't make a damn bit of difference to her, or how much this hurts, but it just seems extra horrible from an outside perspective that this happens while she's on top of the world—a #1 single, a hit record, a new movie, a recent engagement. Fuck. It's so brutally unfair.

My heart is breaking for her—and I hope they find that little boy soon.

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