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Real women take center stage

“Dreamgirls’” Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for playing a singer whose weight kept her from being the lead in a Motown trio. (Damon Winter / LAT)
In a size 12, Jordin Sparks reigns at “American Idol” finals. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
Singer Beth Ditto of the Gossip belts it out. (Simone Joyner / Getty Images)
“Betty’s” America Ferrera beat Felicity Huffman at the Golden Globes. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Sara Ramirez holds her own among “Grey’s Anatomy’s” ensemble cast. (Seth Wenig / AP)