Morning Buzz: Jennifer Hudson’s Family Mourned
People reports that a public memorial service was held on Sunday night for the members of Jennifer Hudson’s family who were killed in a series of shootings in Chicago. Darnell Donerson, Jason Hudson and 7-year-old Julian King were remembered at the Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church. “Julian was a role model, an academic whiz and a best friend,” Julian’s second grade teacher Carmen Williams said. “You could look into his eyes and you knew he always had the right answer.”
The Sun reports that Madonna’s estranged husband Guy Ritchie was with friends in his London pub, The Punchbowl, on Friday night when an angry man, reportedly declaring himself a Madonna fan and upset over Guy’s impending divorce to the singer, began hurling insults and screaming at the director. He had to be removed by the police. The suspect reportedly threw drinks on several pub patrons and dented a Mercedes outside of the establishment after being taken away.
TMZ reports that vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was the victim of a prank phone call made by two Canadian comedians, Justiciers Masques, on Saturday. Marc-Antoine Audette got through to Palin from Canadian radio station CKOI for a six minute conversation in which he posed as president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. During the call, Audette expressed his admiration for the pornographic film Nailin’ Paylin which spoofs the Alaskan governor. After Audette revealed the prank, Palin laughed and handed the phone to her assistant.
CNN reports that Fox has pulled the plug on their animated series King of the Hill after 13 seasons. The final episodes will run during 2009-2010. The series, which concerns Texas propane salesman Hank Hill and his family and friends, featured the voice talents of Kathy Najimy, Brittany Murphy and Stephen Root. Hill’s voice was provided by creator Mike Judge, who was also the writer and director of the cult classic film Office Space.
TMZ reports that Tori Spelling has put her Westwood home on the market after purchasing a new 6,700 square ft. home. Spelling’s 3,300 sq. ft. home that’s for sale for $2.4 million features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, outdoor dining area, barbecue and solar-powered saltwater pool.