Nov 13 - Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson receives the 2,512th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Jennifer Hudson, who went from being a cruise ship singer to an Oscar and Grammy winner in six years, received the 2,512th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday (November 13). The actress, who first made her appearance on the national scene as a contestant on singing competition "American Idol," was awarded a supporting actress Oscar for her film debut in 2006's "Dreamgirls." She also won a best rhythm and blues album Grammy in 2009 for her self-titled debut album, which was followed by her sophomore effort, "I Remember Me," which was released in 2011 and certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.. "I knew I'd get emotional, and I'm sure my mom is in heaven like 'Jenny, stop crying,' but now is the time to cry mama, it is," says Hudson, who was joined at the ceremony by her fiance, professional wrestler David Otunga. Hudson's upcoming film "Black Nativity," her first movie musical since "Dreamgirls," will be released November 27.