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Jennifer Hudson Pleads for Nephew's Return

Jennifer Hudson Pleads for Nephew's Return

Jennifer Hudson has taken to her MySpace Celebrity page to thank you for your support and ask for your help:

“Thank you all for your prayers and your calls. Please keep praying for our family and that we get [my nephew] Julian King back home safely. If anyone has any information about his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately. Here is a picture of Julian and what he was last seen wearing. Once again thank you all for being there for us through this tough time.”

Jennifer‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, and her older brother, Jason Hudson, were fatally shot in Chicago on Friday afternoon.

Send condolence cards and letters to Jennifer Hudson c/o Overbrook Entertainment, 450 N Roxbury Dr., 8th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

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  • ellie

    You and your family are in our prayers!! God Bless

  • jerri

    complete tradgedy on every level. God Bless you JH, you have a million thoughts and prayers with you. Stay strong Girl.

  • Stefanie

    that is so sad :(

  • Lynn

    You have my prayers with you, Jennifer.

  • bella

    This whole situation is so sad.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her and her sister.
    I hope they find her nephew safe and alive.

  • marie m.

    God bless your family jennifer! I know his going to help you to be with little julian again!

  • pop86

    My condolences to Jennifer Hudson. This is so sad. I hope her nephew is found safe and sound.

  • Kate Walsh Fansite

    my deepest sympathy

  • S

    I am confused by the story. I thought they arrested the suspect. If so, who are they looking for with regard to the child? Is the person in custody not the only suspect?


    The brought her ex brother in law in but haven’t charged him with anything yet.. the are holding him..

    You would think that she would make a video asking for the safe return
    of her nephew..

  • miley is uglier than rumor

    this is such a tragic situation. this kind of stuff hardly happens to everyday people(family being killed then child abducted) let alone to someone on the public eye. I really hope they find the little boy alive..

    and btw

    “You would think that she would make a video asking for the safe return of her nephew..”

    ummm. her mother and brother were both just brutally shot to death. do you really think she is up for making any kind of video, regardless of what it is for? She is probaly struggling to just get through each moment and im sure it was hard as hell for her to write that message.

  • sunshine

    i can’t even imagine. i’ll keep praying for her and her family. be strong.

  • Jenia

    I think That Its Hard Because I Live In That Neighborhood Not Far From Where They Live. its Just bad because once you come famous YOU have to move out of the neighborhood or something will happen People in the world just dont Understand if that was there mother or brother or nephew!!

  • Jennifer’s sister, the mom, and boy’s father made a plea on tv for the child’s return.

  • miley cyrus fan tayler

    Aww he looks super cute :D Hopefully he’ll get found!

    R.I.P. Jenifer’s Mom & Bro .. :[[

  • cappie

    I hate to say it, but that kid is probably dead by now. He’s been missing for over 48 hours.

  • chew

    that is so sad

    and Jesus save Julian

  • Obama/Biden.

    He’s not like the average 7yr old. He’s 5ft tall so he’s will look older. I hope they find him.

  • gina

    I really hope they find him soon.

  • Obama/Biden.

    find him alive too.

  • Gloria

    Stay strong Jennifer! I’m sure that now your mother and brother are in Heaven next to God and protect you from above! I hope your nephew will be found as soon as possible! I’ll pray for you and your family!


    Um If her sister and her husband can take the time make a video
    pleading for their own son..Since Julia is the one person that could
    get the video done .. why not have her sister Jennifer helping out..

  • perpetual lurker

    At a time like this do we need to expend energy to debate the pros and cons of a video???? Be honest, what we really desire is to see a star and be a voyeur by peeking into her pain!

    There is an AMBER ALERT
    THE FBI are involved
    THE NEIGHBORS are going door to door
    THE PARENTS have already made a plea

    If it IS a kidnapping, then who do you think is the target of a RANSOME payment? If that is the case she will need to be by a PHONE, not out in front of a bevy of cameras!

    Please, say a prayer for the child and avoid the temptation to be critical of a young lady who has lost her Mother, Brother and maybe her nephew!!!

  • Danielle

    BECKY SMITH @ 10/26/2008 at 7:35 pm

    Becky Smith, what a shame you have to be critical at this point. You don’t know why she hasn’t made a video. Perhaps the FBI advised her not to. Perhaps the CPD advised her not to.
    It is not your place to criticize.
    Your posts are generally pretty good, but in this case, you are being incredibly insensitive and cruel.

  • perpetual lurker

    Hudson offers $100,000 reward for missing nephew
    Oct. 26, 2008, 6:25 PM EST

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jennifer Hudson and her family are offering a $100,000 reward for the safe return of her missing 7-year-old nephew.

    An Amber Alert remained in effect Sunday for Julian King, who disappeared on Friday, the day the bodies of his grandmother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and 29-year-old uncle Jason Hudson were found in the home they all shared on Chicago’s South Side. The deaths were ruled homicides.

    Hudson publicist Lisa Kasteler issued a statement Sunday saying the Oscar-winning entertainer and her family would offer the reward. The family asks that any information be given to Chicago police.


    I am not insensitive and cruel read all the other comments of what
    they have to say about her sister… I never said anything mean but
    you say that to me… I never would be critical of this.. It is sad that
    this had to happen … Just one suggestion.. what about the other
    ones on this page and other websites saying cruel things about
    Julia I never said anything mean..It was just a suggestion thats all

  • FromMyEyesToYours

    I can not even imagine the pain they are feeling now. I hope they get some answers

  • anne

    I can’t imagine how painfull it is for jennifer Hudson to found out someone murderd her mother and brother her nephew is disapeard. May god be her comfort and help them to find the boy.

  • Spicylily THAILAND

    What a tragic & heartbroken incident !!
    My condolences to Jennifer Hudson & her family

    I’m a Bhuddhism and I also pray for her and her nepherw.
    I wish him safe then come back to his family.

    DEAR Jared

    Would you please keep this picture of her nephew on the first page ?

    It’s good you posted her nephew’s pic but even better if you can keep
    his picture on the first page, rather than post other general celbs thing.

    Please , please….
    Thank you very much

  • Good Victoria

    WONDERFUL SUGGESTION, ” SPICEYLILY THAILAND”……I also agree with the poster that said ” it was confusing about the nephew “…In our local paper, they said the police had arrested someone, ( not charged yet ), and felt sure he might know about the child….Why then, are they not concentrating on this man being held ?……WAS, he there or not ?…DID he see the child, and if he did, what did he do with him?…..
    What an adorable little boy !!!…Jennifer does NOT need any additional trauma to her tragic life, right now, and does NOT need any critical comments….Our prayers are with you Jennifer !!!!….JARED, IT WOULD BE NICE TO KEEP SHOWING JULIANS PICTURE…..

  • to becky smith

    @ 10/26/2008 at 8:46 pm

    as a crisis social worker for the police in my city i deal with families who have lost their loved ones due to car accidents, murder, etc. etc. i promise that if i were to use your language with any of these family members i would hauled on the carpet by my boss. it is totally uncalled for.

    you can justify what you’ve said any which way you want but it does not take away from the fact that you are being cruel and insenstive. you do understand that the longer this child is missing the more likely it is that something may have happened to him?

  • angham

    U think i should call the police?!

  • ellah

    if this happened to me i would break down and die…i could not handle such a tragedy.

    i hope they are not using the nephew as a ransom in order to get money out of Jennifer Hudson.

    I hope they find everyone responsible and make them pay!!!

  • Gloria

    @Angham:if you’re sure that the guy you’ve senn is JULIAN i think you should…

  • Gloria

    sorry, i wanted to write “seen”!



  • Lynn705

    Jennifer I am sooo sorry about your loss. I can’t even begin to imagine how you feel, I am feeling so empty inside. All I can say is to stay prayed up and steadfast.Yes, it will be hard (especially) around the holidays, I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Lynn

    Jennifer I am sooooo sorry about your lost. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. I know that it is a hard burden to carry, believe me, I and others are carrying it with you. My prayers will be with you. Just remember Psalms 23, God Bless You!

  • Monalisa

    To the Hudson Family
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God keep His arms of protection around you through this sorrowful time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    MonaLisa and Terrell Void

  • Aubrey Langston

    jennifer hudosn, i know you`ve been getting alot of condolences just about every second, but thats because peope care. but i know how you feel. my uncle died 10-20-08. it was the most unexpected thing. to die at age 23 is just extremly sad. also during this time i was thinking like why would God take someone who serves him like NO other.(my uncle served God every min.) my questions still haven been answered but God doesnt have to answer to us. long story short, what happened to your mother and brother is tragic.( seriously) death is not something that can be taken lightly. its a long proces that we have to take. and i pray that God continues using you and and showing you the path that he has for your life. stay strong and keep your head up as best as possible. you appear as a strong woman with a good head on your shoulders so i know youll make it through!!!! <3

    P.S your movie “The Secret Life of Bees” was great :)

  • langston,a #12

    Jennifer Hudson, i know you`ve been getting condolences just about every second, but that becaues people care! what happened to your family is really tragic. thats ALOT to take in, alot. i just lost a family member as well. 20-20-08. my uncle was a stong believer in God. he is one of the few that ive seen walk with GOD that never really complained. he was always happy and cheerful. so to lose my uncle at age 23 made me MAD. i questioned GOD like why would you take him, he served you like no other, why. i still have no answer, but God doesnt have to answer to us. long story short, i dont think anyone should have to go throught loosing a loved one. its a long healing process that takes a while untill one finally heals. but i percieve you a stong woman with a good head on your shoulders. i believe with all my heart that you WILL make it thought this tought time, and as you go through it i pray that God will continue showing you the path he has for you as well as him surrounding you with his love and pressence. <3

    **by no means was i trying to compare my situation with yours, so i hope no offence was taken, i just wanted you to know i know what it feels like to lose a loved one**

    P.S i loved your movie “Secret Life of Bees” :)


    “Do you want fries with that shake?”
    How much more South side killings can I take?
    Human life valued less than a Mickey D meal;
    Witnessing murders at age 8 still gives me chills;
    Gang violence, drug abuse, my schoolmates gunned down;
    This little boy’s obituary turned my smile into a frown;
    My broken heart melts, my tears frozen like freeze pops;
    Human life so devalued and reduced to dirt on a mop;
    Like J-Hud, born and raised on the South Side of the Chi;
    Seen so many die beaten and shot to death all I could do is ask why?
    When will human life become more precious than diamonds and pearls?
    ‘Cause all I see is murder victims-little boys and little girls;
    Why do the children have to suffer by the hands of a heartless murderer?
    Seems like life is less valuable than a cheap 99 cent burger.
    The killing must stop, the children must live and play;
    Unity is what we need in order to ensure we live to see another day.
    Life is the reason why we exist in this Universe so wake up;
    Have faith boys, girls, women and men.
    In God we must have faith and trust.

    -Kenyata Truth