By Kate Ward
July 07, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Ask Jeeves probably won’t be able to answer with certainty. Nor will anyone on Yahoo Answers or Google, where ‘Is Jennifer Hudson pregnant?’ ranked as the No. 2 search term for at least an hour yesterday. But if you’re trying to find out whether or not Jennifer Hudson has a bun in the proverbial oven—which you clearly are—your best bet is to simply watch Hudson’s performance of “Will You Be There” at Michael Jackson’s memorial today (we’ve embedded the clip below, and provided photographic evidence at left). Watch for yourself and make your best guess: Is she pregnant? Or did she stuff a beach ball beneath her dress before stepping on stage? Or did she eat lunch at what I could only imagine was the best restaurant ever? (For the record, the singer herself has to date withheld comment on her pregnancy status, although a family friend spilled the beans about a baby shower held in Hudson’s honor at the end of May.)

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