Jennifer Hudson’s Got “Next,” Singer To Appear On Oprah’s Couch

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Following up her much talked about sit-down with pop superstar Rihanna, Oprah Winfrey has landed Jennifer Hudson for an exclusive one-on-one. Fame, success and tragedy are on the menu.  

The program, Oprah’s Next Chapter, will also feature Hudson’s sister Julia Hudson and fiancé David Otunga. It is expected that Hudson will discuss her acclaimed career from American Idol hopeful to a Grammy and Oscar winning superstar. But much of the anticipation will be surrounding the singer’s emotional insight into the murder conviction of William Balfour, who in October of 2008 brutally killed Hudson’s mother, brother, and Julia Hudson’s son.

In a preview clip of the interview, which takes place in the singers’ Chicago home, Hudson and her sister tell Oprah that they didn’t need a trial to know Balfour was guilty. “We all knew,” Hudson said.

Balfour was later convicted and given three life sentences in July of this year.

SEE ALSO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Whitney Tribute In New Grammy Doc 

Oprah’s Next Chapter has been on a proverbial roll fueled by exclusive interviews with the likes of Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Gabby Douglas, hip-hop star 50 Cent and reality show favorites the Kardashians.

But it’s Oprah’s interview with Rihanna that has been her most successful Next Chapter thus far, giving OWN its second most largest ratings to date. —Keith Murphy, CBS Local

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