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Hudson’s dreaming smaller


Jennifer Hudson didn’t gain a huge amount of weight when she was pregnant with her son, but it was enough to make her do a double-take when she saw a picture of herself.

“I didn’t realize it was me,” the singer/actress says. “I was like, ‘Who? … Oh, my God, this is me.’

“And now when I look back, wow, look at the difference from then to now.”

Hudson, a former “American Idol” finalist who won a best supporting actress Academy Award for “Dreamgirls,” says she lost the baby weight, and more, thanks to Weight Watchers – for which she is the new spokeswoman.

Hudson says she has always been happy with her curves. But after she gave birth to David Daniel Otunga Jr. last August, she felt the need to take control of her body and her eating habits.

She says that has even rubbed off on her fiance, WWE wrestler David Otunga.

“Now he’s in the habit of writing down what he’s eating,” Hudson says. “He’s doing weigh-ins. He’s super healthy, and he’s a bodybuilder type, but he is inspired by it.”

Desperate for advice?

Teri Hatcher is launching a Web project titled “A Chick’s Guide to Life.” will begin in May and be produced by The “Desperate Housewives” star and a team of experts will contribute to the site, which will include blogs and a video series.

Hatcher, 45, the twice-divorced mother of a 12-year-old daughter, said the site will offer “solutions to the needs and obligations of today’s modern woman.”

The birthday bunch

Singer Merle Haggard is 73. Actor Billy Dee Williams is 73. Actor Roy Thinnes is 72. Actor John Ratzenberger is 63. Actress Marilu Henner is 58. Musician Frank Black (The Pixies) is 45. Actor Paul Rudd is 41. Actor Zach Braff is 35. Actress Candace Cameron Bure is 34.