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Jennifer Hudson to sing anthem at Democratic National Convention


UPI News Service, 08/25/2008 

Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson is set to sing the national anthem on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, sources say.

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Hudson, who snared the 2006 best supporting actress Academy Award for the movie "Dreamgirls," will sing the anthem Thursday at the request of likely Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Access Hollywood reported citing unnamed sources Monday.

Obama will accept the Democratic Party presidential nomination that night outdoors at Denver's Invesco Field.

Hudson was a contestant on third season of Fox's "American Idol" and is best known for her "Dreamgirls" role of Effie White.

Access Hollywood said her self-titled debut album will be released Sept. 30, to be followed Oct. 17 by the unveiling of her first movie since "Dreamgirls,""The Secret Life of Bees," co-starring Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning.


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