Morning Buzz: Body Is Jennifer Hudson’s Nephew

In a tragic turn of events, TMZ is reporting that the body of a 7-year-old African-American boy yesterday is indeed Jennifer Hudson’s missing nephew Julian King. A police spokesperson said that the boy had been shot. King had been missing since Friday when the bodies of his grandmother and uncle (Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother) Darnell Donerson and Jason Hudson was found. Police have a “person of interest” (reportedly the prime suspect), William Balfour, in custody. They are currently reviewing surveillance tapes to determine when the white SUV, belonging to Jason Hudson and containing Julian’s body, showed up in the neighborhood it was found in.

In what sounds like an early April Fool’s Joke, People reports that the Jonas Bros will make their big screen debut alongside “bonus Jonas” little brother Frankie in the next Farrelly Bros. movie, Walter the Farting Dog. The Jonas boys will play kids asked by their aunt to care for her smelly dog and end up mixed up with jewel thieves. The film begins shooting in spring of 2009. The Farrelly Bros. are known for raunchy comedies such as There’s Something About Mary and Me, Myself and Irene.

TMZ reports that former 90210 and current Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles star Brian Austin Green appeared in LA court to settle a custody dispute with Vegas actress Vanessa Marcil over their six-year-old son Kassius. The hearing was held behind closed doors.

People reports that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s wife Michelle appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. She briefly addressed the current controversy over Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s acceptance of reportedly $150,000 of clothing from the Republican National Committe. Obama, acknowledging she was wearing an ensemble from J. Crew, was diplomatic about the pressure Palin was under but was quick to mention “whatever we wear, we buy.”

Yahoo! News is reporting that the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, may be “critic and recession-proof” when it opens in Britain this weekend and here in the US in November. “Quantum of Solace is one of the few event pictures left in the year,” said Brandon Gray, president of Box Office Mojo. “People responded very well to Casino Royale, and I think people’s affinity for Casino Royale will drive Quantum of Solace to a terrific opening.”