Hudson’s family’s murder trial starts

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 8:34pm

HOLLYWOOD HOOKUP (FOX44) – “American Idol” alum Jennifer Hudson headed to court for the murder trial of 3-members of her family. William Balfour, Hudson’s then-brother-in-law, is facing 3-counts of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew 4-years ago. Prosecutors say Balfour did it after finding out Hudson’s sister, Julia was dating another man. Hudson is among 300-potential witnesses who could be called to testify.

– Victoria Beckham spiced up a Range Rover with a "Posh" new look.

The former Spice Girl and wife of soccer stud David Beckham unveiled her special edition of Range Rover’s Evoque. Victoria said: “I've designed a car that I want to drive, a car that I think David wants to drive.” It has a price tag of 130,000-dollars.

– Funny lady Betty White is headlining this weekend's “LA Times Festival of Books” in Los Angeles. The TV legend and author is among a slew of celebrities singing books at the festival that promotes reading, bringing together fans and authors. White says: "With computers now, people don't read as much and they don't talk to each other. They're busy in front of a computer. So this celebrates and spreads the word about how great books are."

– And it seems the third time's the charm for singer Neil Diamond. The "Sweet Caroline" crooner made his third trip down the aisle, marrying his manager Katie McNeil on Saturday. This gives the couple just over a month of newly-wed bliss before Diamond hits the road, kicking off an American tour on June 1st.

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