Julia and Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is celebrating her 37th birthday today. In lieu of pricey gifts, the singer/actress asks that friends and fans donate to a Foundation named in honor of her late nephew, Julian King.

7-year-old Julian was abducted and murdered by his mother, Julia Hudson's estranged husband William Balfour, who shot and killed Jennifer and Julia's mother and brother in their Chicago home in 2008.

"I’m so happy to announce that this year I will be donating my birthday to the Julian D. King Foundation," she captioned a photo of herself and her sister Julia.

"The Foundation was established to provide stability, support and positive experiences for children of all backgrounds to help enable them to grow to be productive, confident and happy adults. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of $6,000 to assist and aid those in need.."

The link to donate to the Julian D. King Foundation is www.facebook.com/donate/1995347890521511

Balfour is currently serving multiple life sentences in an Illinois prison.

 

  • KLove

    Im glad J. Hud was able to forgive her sister....thats all I got

  • Gloria

    forgive her sister for what?

  • Gloria

    I like her singing voice. Thats it. Wonder why her career never really took off....

  • dru and neil

    Why won’t she get her sister the damn lap band surgery. Been ten years and not one pound of fat burned.

  • dru and neil

    For inviting that low life monster into their lives.

  • Soda

    Other than the crazed ones, do fans really send gifts to celebrities for their birthdays?

  • Coffee1st

    I wonder how the foundation helps to provide support, stability and positive experiences to children.

  • datjerk

    Nasty attitude

  • Miss Thang

    I don't like this bish...

  • Miss Thang

    The Oscar curse strikes again.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Waits for a response

  • Rainbowbelow

    "The Julian D. King Foundation holds several events throughout the year to assist and aid those in need". I copied that from their website.

  • Gloria

    And get his sister teeth fixed like she got her's fixed!

  • Sdot33

    wait ain't she rich (and no shade) he passed away already right? Ummmmm this is odd.

  • Carrington

    I'm happy that she's trying to do something positive. If they're helping people - more power to them.

    If I had money, I'd probably be broke from giving all my money away trying to help people.

  • Trace da Ace

    I remember when this happened...it was truly a sad, sad situation. I'm not gonna shade because she lost her mother and nephew in such a savage way and I can't imagine how that feels....so...with that said...I'm just going to keep them in my prayers. That's all I got....

  • Soda

    I think I have sensitive ears. I tried to listen to her but I can't do it.

  • Solstice

    I swear I thought this myself!! Only thing I can think of is that maybe her sis doesn’t want it…idk ?

  • Solstice
  • Soda

    That's what celebrities expect us to do, give up ours while they keep theirs.

  • Rainbowbelow

    I think they really do send them stuff for their birthday, but don't celebrities get enough free sh*t?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I wonder how they "FEEL FEEL" inside?

  • Carrington

    Isn't that what a foundation is? Does she have enough to FUND a foundation? That's the whole purpose of it. To take donations and keep it running. Most foundations operate off of donated funds.

  • Soda

    I wasn't talking about her specifically.

  • Pitty Patty

    I still dont think that Balfour dude did this. Or at least not alone. There was never any DNA evidence found...

  • datjerk

    I tried to like her, but I just don't.

  • KLove

    for continuing to mess with dude...against everyones warnings....and he ended up killing moms and her own son

  • lovelygamour

    it just seemed like a kidnapping gone wrong. i just got the feeling they asked her for ransom and she said no. that could be completely wrong but the way it went down sound "crime" related.

  • lovelygamour

    with foundations the boardmembers are expected to be the biggest donors. so unless hudson is matching that 6 grand this foundation sounds like donda.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Wow, it's going on 10 yrs since this senseless tragedy? It still seems fresh. RIP Julian, your memory lives on. *OT: Has @sandrarose.com or any of my Rosebud family seen Vivica A. Fox's new show? If so, can we get your take on it? #FaceTheTruth

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I agree especially with no DNA...I really think that someone kidnapped them and Balfour either knew who the kidnappers were or was threatened by the kidnappers with bodily harm. I think they both know he didn't do it but that he's just a scapegoat for it...because there would be no way I would be able to find it in my heart to forgive my sister if her man killed my nephew, mother and brother...turn the other cheek yeah right....

  • lovelygamour

    I knew jennifer was selfish when I saw her entourage. she wont let any of them make other money. when jennifer fiancee put her on that steroid/fitness plan he couldve trained the sister. plus jennifer had the weight watchers deal and didnt include the sister. she doesnt include anyone in anything. when most people do deals they will write in, "my household or assistants". i.e the sister shouldve gotten free weight watchers and not have to go on camera.

    maybe the sister doesnt want to lose but an attempt shouldve been made. we should be hearing about multiple attempts after 10 years.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Leslie Jones has been opening gifts all last week on her IG. I didn't pay attention if any were from her fans though. I know fans send Whoopi shoes. So they probably do.

  • Pitty Patty

    Yep. The brother in law was still selling drugs and I think he owed somebody BIG time. They knew JHud was his sis in law and came and did what they did. I honestly think JHud knew/knows what went on to. I've always side eyed JHud after all this. Like why was her mother STILL living in probably the worst neighborhood in Chicago. After the Dreamgirl success the first thing she should have done was move her family out. Maybe the mom and the brother were selling drugs together. Which isn't too shocking. Considering the lifestyle here in Chicago.

  • lovelygamour

    i kinda hinted this above but she doesnt take care of people. the only way you can get away with this is if you can write. american idol and the producers are why we still hear about her.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Aww I was trying not to laugh but I failed?

  • Wreckognize Game

    I heard this too when she was on the Voice

  • Pitty Patty

    If she does this Retha biopic, it will push back into the spotlight again..

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I was always wary of her after Dreamgirls success because I feel like she was OK in that movie but not enough to win an award. After the murders and then her hiding her pregnancy until her son was born it was all very odd...I agree because something about her isn't right...even the stuff her ex is saying now makes me look at her sideways...

  • dru and neil

    Yes Jen, please spread the wealth..

  • dru and neil

    She’s her only family left, get her healthy so she can be around. Ten years later, not one pound shed but you do have to want it.

  • lovelygamour

    "Executive producer Jay McGraw". all of their shows are exploitative and stereotypical. i'll give it a watch to see if vivica toned that aspect down.

    however its uncouth to advertise on a post like this.

  • dru and neil

    Go head on and laugh.

  • WhoKnew

    Whew! For a minute, I thought she was asking for donations for her sister until I read the article. I just never liked kickstand legs JHud. That's all I got. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e205cc772599fd1cfb6343d48dbd26ec8a8b5b8cbd1c71421d6288c915f1ca79.jpg .

  • dru and neil

    Killed their brother too.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Who you talking bout....DJ Khaled (and his Weight Watchers endorsement)?

  • tia

    Well said:)

  • BingBangBoom

    Her sister still ain't lost all that weight. I swear like 9 years ago she said she started a healthy living when Jhud was losing hers. People just be talking just to talk.... Smh

  • Pitty Patty

    Right outside of And I Am Telling You, I don't see what was so Oscar worthy of that performance.

    She seemed like an industry plant...that really didnt work. Cause she hasn't had any real success since then. But the Retha biopic will push her back into the spotlight unfortunately.

    I really don't like JHud and I used to get pissed whe people would say I reminded them of her when she was heavier. Ugh,

  • Pitty Patty

    Chicago bytches love their chicken with mild sauce. They aint giving that help for no health. FOH. LMAO

  • dru and neil

    Dream girls was so overrated IMO, but I loved Jennifer in the Sex and the City movie.

  • Pitty Patty

    Dreamgirls was the SHYT. The music, the production, the fashions, all the photography they took of Beyonce. As a cast it was awesome. I just dont think Jennifer was Oscar worthy. The actual soundtrack should have won an Oscar.

    I Love You I Do is the shyt.

  • dru and neil

    He could use it too.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    There was nothing heart riveting about that performance...she played herself in the movie but it wasn't worth an Oscar...Abigail Breslin should have won for Little Miss Sunshine...

  • dru and neil

    I guess things are different in certain parts of the country. Folks get used to heir surroundings, everyone else is big so why bother I guess.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    My Goodness.
    Almost 40.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You did?? I wish they would have expanded her role she came off as country and tacky...everytime I see that part when Carrie gets her the bag and shes strutting with it I cringe smh...

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    She probably did. But, if your mind is not ready, nothing will work.

  • Yardgirl

    I recorded the first episode and after a few minutes of watching I deleted it without watching the rest. It was just all over the place and I had no time to waste figuring 'ish out. I will give it a few weeks to "settle down" and try again to see if the production quality gets any better.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Yall know I cant stand this Capital K shape legged ass lady.

    Next.

  • dru and neil

    Well she was from St. Louis in the movie so I think they just wanted her to act the part of the simple country girl in the big city. I liked her character in the movie a hell of a lot more than her real public personality. She seem like a rude POS in real life.

  • Pitty Patty

    I hate you. I really do. LMAO

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm surprised she's still heavy. I'm sure JHud would pay for a gym and spa treatments. But like Zeta said you have to be mentally ready.

  • dru and neil

    And about that part with when Carrie gifts her the LV bag, I seen somebody flip out over her husband getting her a Dooney and Bourke, mind you, she had a job and acted like she never had a purse of any brand, in her life. She was almost 30 and had never spent a few hundred, not thousand, hundred dollars on a purse for herself.

  • Quitedeliteful

    why was her mother STILL living in probably the worst neighborhood in Chicago.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I read her mother refused to leave the neighborhood and come to Cali with Jennifer. I never could understand it. My sisters get a come up of this magnitude I'm on the first thing smoking!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Um looking @ at Jennifer's susta, it's written all over her face. She sucken in dat belly......sayn yall hurrup and take this pic so I can breev!!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    At least she was a major part of the movie. I was baffled on Mahershala Ali nom and win for Moonlight.

  • Quitedeliteful

    The sister is addicted to food. She would like to lose weight but when Popeyes Bucket o' Chicken calls she's there...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now this is true. Who knows -- she might be the smallest out of all of her friends...

  • Quitedeliteful

    That's so mean! LMBAOFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Naw jen keep your wealth and let grown azz folks get a job. That is how hammer got broke by spreading his wealth around grown folks lazy. If the sister wanna lose weight she can walk n exercise they both are free.

  • hottlanta

    Jhud owes her sistah nothing. Walking is free.

  • TMW

    Me either.

  • hottlanta

    Her dedication 2 Prince was the mofo business. Can't nobody beat her.

  • dru and neil

    LMAO...I guess your right on that one.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true but this woman hasn't walked since the third grade, Feet probably on fiyah with every little step...

  • dru and neil

    I’m addicted to sweets and have to force myself to put down the desserts. It’s tough but you got to do what you got to do to stay in shape.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yep! I'm addicted to sweets also but sometimes you have got to dig up some willpower from somewhere. I try to limit the sweets I buy because if I buy three containers of ice cream then I am going to eat all three -- and a package of cookies is one serving! I am not trying to catch no heart attack!!!

  • hottlanta

    Shyt then it is time for jhud to update that insurance policy instead of that wallet n keep it moving. I already told my family if l should come into some money dont call me for anything n keep your jobs. I aint bout 1 fund negroes eat sleep drink live shyt fund 24 hours 7 days a week. Everytime a light bulb goes out u calling me. Betta take your behind 2 dollar tree n keep it moving n act like l am dead. They will wear u out.

  • stacee

    If she sneeze those buttons are going to go everywhere.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I spit out my brownie looking at the obesed sister. That weight is very very unhealthy. Bless the deceased family members.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooo.... Chiiiile...

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Glad I’m not the only one...she reminds me to the T (even the weight loss surgery) of a friend I fell out with I get a bad vibe

  • Floriduhh Evans

    ??

  • dru and neil

    I was thin all my life, went through a bout of depression, gained a considerable amount of weight and boom, was diabetic in no time because it runs in the fam. If I had continued to maintain my health it may not have happened. I’ve lost the weight now but still have to deal with the diabetes. I would suggest folks think about their long term health before they get to comfy being big. Just have like one dessert a week if even.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Look up herbs and teas you can take in order to combat diabetes. They say it's not curable but I don't believe that to be true.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLOLOLOL! I told my family this also. I will have a big party, give everybody an envelope, and what you get is what you get. Do not come back for seconds!

  • Dr. P

    Maybe, just maybe she hasn't lost any weight due to depression. My sister in law gained weight when my mother in law died last April. She went from 160 to 215, depression weight. I know she was big before. But to lose your mother, brother and son...I'm sure it's being channeled someway.

  • hottlanta

    I aint handing out nothing bcas folks gonna b saying this is all l got with plenty of attitude making your money their money as if they deserve more. Then they got the nerve to go back n say they did so and so for u but forget they borrowed money from u in 4 digits n still owe u.

  • nekkkyj

    I never believed the brother-in-law did this jennifer brother also was a drug dealer who was friends with her brother-in-law and then boyfriend which was her high school sweetheart they broke up when she became famous

  • Renee26

    He admitted it.. Crazy jealous and killed that woman family to get revenge on her

  • Renee26

    Absolutely... That was my first thought when I saw this pic

    Second thought was wth going on with Jennifer's head

  • Renee26

    Damn

  • Coffee1st

    Thanks for that.....but it’s just as vague as the description in the write up.
    No biggie, just wondering.

  • Soon2BWife

    K ????????

  • Coffee1st

    Glad you said it. I honestly don’t know too much of the investigation details but my gut has a pretty good track record.
    His face and the crime don’t go together. I know that sounds elementary.....(shrugs) but that’s what the gut told me.

  • Coffee1st

    I don’t either. I personally think there’s a cure for every disease out here but these pharma companies have threatened/disposed of anybody who dares try to give that info to the public. Not sure of ALL his claims but i think Dr Sebi was on to something. Watch Food Matters, pretty eye opening.

  • SweetTEE

    or the same surgery she obviously had.

  • dru and neil

    It’s about diet really because ever since I went back down to a healthy, fit size the diabetes is ten times more manageable. On my way to being pre diabetic. This is why I don’t back that body positivity BS, trying to make obesity okay. It’s unhealthy plain and simple. Folks need tough love not smoke blown up their butts or they may find themselves dealing with ailments that didn’t have to happen.

  • SweetTEE

    I'm going to be honest...The whole story still seems off. And she has never addressed it. It's like we all know there's more to that story and they know who really killed her family and why. And then her aura... man I just dont dig Jen.

  • Li-Wright

    Her brother was a low-level drug dealer. He wasn't major. Penny stuff.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true. It's all about diet and this American diet will kill us all if we're not careful...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker...#TeamPetty

  • TheWildChild

    So about this foundation ? how effective has it been and what results has come out of it ? anyone knows anything about it?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true! As soon as you come into a large sum of money everybody's got their hand out and nobody is really your friend. Everyone talkin about how stingy you are. LOLOLOLOL

  • Quitedeliteful

    Thanks! I'm definitely going to watch this. Dr. Sebi definitely had the answers to a long healthy life. There is a guy on YouTube, herbalist Kareem, he has lots of wonderful recipes and lots of information on herbs and food for whatever else you. Check him out also.

  • Jennifer

    LMAO!!!!!! As a CHI Town born and bred bytch, I gotta agree with you! She can't let go of the Italian beefs or Italian Fiesta! ?

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    The foudation isnt new, kudos if its making a difference. However alot celeb non-profits end up being slush funds.

    How about posting some facts about about the board, chairperson, financial transparency, about how the funds are dispersed and the sucess of its goals and mission?

  • Logan Roberts

    It's something about Jennifer that I don't vibe with besides that luggage on the side of her mouth?

  • Malcom Flex

    No thanks Jennifer you got the long money you fund your family!!

  • Malcom Flex

    Yeh that sister is morbidly obese needs to get the lap band surgery.

  • lovelygamour

    they need to go find someone else. some unknown with a big voice.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Her sister was pregnant with another kid like 3 months after the son was killed.

  • Rhondalousey

    Why is she still fat is my question. Jennifer was the spokesperson for weight watchers do why didn't she hook her sister up? Goodness.

  • Rhondalousey

    She was just starting out, she probably didn't have the money to get them out of the hood yet.

  • Jersey Girl

    We know what that aura is...its called sacrifice...to get to where she at?

  • Prince Zuko

    So this bitch wants us to pay her for killing her mother and nephew

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I made a donation to something this morning at Wal-Mart. My heart aches for her nephew and family that terrible day.

  • sunni_daze

    Get Out of my head. I swear I'm thinking the same thing.

  • Lucky8

    Sacrifices

  • sunni_daze

    Yep and for nothing. No big rolls, not nay hit single ....nothing

  • Dowoop

    Laughter is good for the soul

  • Cannelle

    Hey hey hey, stop talking about my city like that!

    ?

    (It's true, though)

  • blue skies

    she didnt kill anyone...what are u talking bout?

  • SweetTEE

    smh.. yea i know.

  • VV

    Doesn't seem like it was 10yrs ago. I cried over it for days just watching Nancy Grace's coverage on it. Those sisters are warriors! God bless them.

  • Michelle

    She is asking for people who would normally give her gifts not to give her anything but if they want to give instead donate to the foundation. Nothing wrong with that