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Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson plans to chronicle her 80-pound weight loss in an as-yet-untitled book due out in January via Penguin imprint Dutton.

According to the publisher's statement, the Weight Watchers spokeswoman "wants to inspire anyone coping with weight issues, share some of her own best tips for losing and maintaining weight loss, fitting in exercise and keeping it fun and much more."

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Hudson's diet book will have gossip blog Bossip eating its words. Last month, the site alleged that publishers weren't as interested in a proposed weight-loss memoir from the former American Idol contestant as they were a narrative regarding the 2008 murders of her mother, brother and nephew.

Hudson demanded an apology from the site on Twitter; the site called the flap a "misunderstanding."