Actress Hudson is engaged to reality TV boyfriend
NEW YORK - Jennifer Hudson got a big surprise on her 27th birthday: an engagement ring.
Hudson's beau, David Otunga, who appeared as a contestant nicknamed 'Punk' on the VH1 reality dating show 'I Love New York 2,' popped the question while celebrating the actress-singer's big day in Los Angeles on Friday, her publicist, Jessica Kolstad, said Monday.
The couple have not yet set a wedding date, Kolstad said.
Hudson won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2007 for her role in 'Dreamgirls.'
Loveless sings Stevie Nicks song for album
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Patty Loveless has found inspiration from a queen of classic rock: Stevie Nicks.
The 51-year-old country singer recorded Nicks' Fleetwood Mac song 'Silver Springs' for a new CD to raise money for the Imus Ranch, a working New Mexico cattle ranch founded by radio personality Don Imus and his wife, Deirdre, to help ill children.
'The Imus Ranch Record,' to be released today, also includes contributions from Delbert McClinton, Lucinda Williams, Levon Helm, Raul Malo, Little Richard, Randy Travis, Big & Rich, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Bekka Bramlett, John Hiatt and Vince Gill.
Jolie, Pitt give $2 million to Ethiopian clinic
NEW YORK - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are giving back to the country where their 3-year-old daughter Zahara was born.
The couple have donated $2 million to help fight HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Ethiopia, said the Global Health Committee, which announced the donation by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
The organization will use the money to build a center in the capital city of Addis Ababa for children affected by the disease and establish a program to treat tuberculosis in children and adults. The center will be named for Zahara.