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Emanuel, J-Hud Team up For Weight Watchers



    Chicago native Jennifer Hudson talks about the Weight Watchers Center in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood that bears her name. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012)

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago actress-singer Jennifer Hudson have something in common: an active lifestyle.

    Emanuel, not shy about touting his morning runs and triathlon training, on Tuesday joined Hudson, who partnered with Weight Watchers to slim down, to discuss healthy living in Chicago and open a new health center on the South Side.

    The two appeared at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the grand opening of the Jennifer Hudson Weight Watchers Center in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood.

    Weight Watchers says it will donate 10 percent of the health center’s revenue to the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, in honor of Hudson's late nephew.

    Three years ago, her mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother Jason Hudson were found dead inside the family's Chicago home. The body of her nephew was found several days later.

    This isn't the first time Emanuel and Hudson have appeared publicly together.

    In August they welcomed President Barack Obama to the Aragon Ballroom stage during the president's birthday bash.