Hudson earns P.S. breakthrough prize


Jennifer Hudson will be honored with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 18th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 4-15. The former "American Idol" contestant who has already picked up a best supporting actress Golden Globe nomination for her performance in "Dreamgirls" will be presented the award on Jan. 13 at the estate of festival board members Jim and Jackie Lee Houston. Academy Award nominee Felicity Huffman was the previous recipient of this award.