Not that far from where I live, Jennifer Hudson‘s mother and brother were murdered this weekend.
My deepest sympathies go out to the Hudson family.
Jennifer Hudson is a local girl who made it big against all odds. Last month I was talking to a photographer who had just done a photo shoot with her, and he said she is one of the nicest celebrities he had ever worked with. He was amazed at how kind and down to earth she is.
The suspect in the case is William Balfour, her brother-in-law. Also mentioned on CNN in an early article on the murder is the fact that William Balfour has a sister named Sensuous. Is that a bad-news name or what?
She would have made the Freakonomics name chapter if we had known about her. (Interestingly, the CNN article no longer mentions Sensuous, although if you go to Google News and type “Jennifer Hudson, sensuous” you will see a link to the original story that no longer contains her name.)