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Monday's Connector: Jennifer Hudson

March 31st, 2010
01:20 PM ET

Jennifer Hudson is a relative newcomer to the film and music world, but the American has already won an Academy and Grammy Award.

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The 28-year-old first got her big break as a contestant on the reality television series, "American Idol".

Although Hudson was booted off in the middle of the series, she continued to pursue her acting and music career and in the winter of 2005 she was selected to play the role of Effie in the film adaptation of "Dreamgirls".

She starred alongside well known actors and singers Beyonce and Jaime Foxx.

Hudson, who sang all her own songs, was celebrated for her performance and subsequently won nearly every major acting award that year.

On February 25, 2007, Hudson won the Academy Award for best supporting actress.

The actress has also starred in other films including "Sex and the City and "The Secret Life of Bees."

And now she's teaming up with weight-watchers to promote her new health program.

Here's your chance to ask Jennifer Hudson your question.

Do you want to know if she prefers music or acting? Maybe you want to know who has been her favorite person to work with?

Please leave your questions below and be sure to tell us where you're writing from.

Should bullying be prosecuted?

March 31st, 2010
11:20 AM ET

More students have been removed from a Massachusetts school in the investigation of a purported bullying campaign against a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide, a school official said Tuesday.

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Nine students at the school have been charged in what a prosecutor described Monday as a months-long campaign of bullying that led to the suicide in January of Phoebe Prince.

"We have taken disciplinary action with an additional small group of students and they have been removed from the high school," Christine Sweklo, assistant superintendent of South Hadley, Massachusetts, public schools said Tuesday in a news release.

She did not provide details on the number of students, their identities or what involvement they might have had in events leading up to the suicide.

Prince's body was found hanging in the stairway leading to her family's second-floor apartment in South Hadley, Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth D. Scheibel said Monday in announcing charges against nine students.

"It appears that Phoebe's death on January 14 followed a torturous day for her when she was subjected to verbal harassment and physical abuse," she said.

But that day's events were not isolated; they "were the culmination of a nearly three-month campaign of verbally abusive, assaultive behavior and threats of physical harm toward Phoebe on school grounds by several South Hadley students," Scheibel said.

We want to know what you think.

Is bullying a crime? Should it be prosecuted?

Please leave your comments below and remember to leave where you're writing from.

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