Hudson star power to complicate murder trial

Oscar and Grammy winning performer Jennifer Hudson celebrates the release of her memoir, "I Got This," by signing books at a Weight Watchers Center Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 in Chicago. In the book, Jennifer tells the story of her meteoric career rise, how she keeps a level head, and what inspired her amazing weight loss success on the Weight Watchers program. The first 200 fans got the chance to meet Jennifer and get their book autographed. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

April 8, 2012 3:59:29 PM PDT
Accustomed to wearing Vera Wang gowns on red carpets, singing at the Grammys or autographing her weight-loss memoir, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will take on a new role under a very different spotlight - in Chicago's drab criminal courts building at the trial of the man charged with murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.