As the ‘blackballing’ saga continues between Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels, Gabourey Sidibe is finally breaking her silence on the matter.
Mo’Nique has been making the rounds since writing her Hollywood Reporter revealation about being blackballed (click HERE if you missed that) and at least one other actress she’s worked with has chimed in on her story.
[READ: Sheryl Lee Ralph to Mo’Nique: Sometimes You Have to Just SHUT UP… (VIDEO)]
While Mo’Nique commiserates in her ‘blackballing’ she’s making the best of it by telling her story to anyone who’ll listen. Mo’nique and director Daniels have been even gone head to head in interviews over her being blackballed from the industry after winning the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in Precious.
[READ: He Say/She Say: Lee Daniels Weighs in On Mo’Nique’s Blackballing Claims + She Responds… (VIDEO)]
Well, now her ‘Precious’ co-star, Gabourey Sidibe has spoken out about all the drama and it seems she feels that Mo’Nique’s lying.
Details below… Continue Reading…
Before she rose to fame from her break out role in “Precious,” Gabourey Sidibe
was a young unknown actress who had stars in her eyes when she met one of her big-screen idols.
That pedestal came crashing down though, when Sidibe’s idol gave her some hard cold advice about making it in the movie industry, basically telling her to quit because she didn’t have the ‘look’!
Sidebe appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live a few days ago and when she hit the hot seat for host Andy Cohen’s “Plead the 5th” game, she made the startling revelation about the startling bit of advice given to her by a fellow actress she looked up to.
Find out who had the audacity to tell someone to give up their dreams in the video below… Continue Reading…
Jennifer Hudson’s newest Weight Watcher’s commercial features her big and small self singing a duet of “I Believe in You & Me”. The new ad spot aired during the X Factor finale last week.
As you know, J-Hud has shed at least 80lbs since signing on with the popular diet company and dropped from a size 22 to a size 0, a feat some feel was reached with surgical assistance in addition to her eating habits.
[READ: Does it Really Matter if Jennifer Hudson Had Weight Loss Surgery?]
Jennifer has moved past the drama and even launched her very own Weight Watchers Diet Center in her hometown of Chicago and she appears to be getting smaller by the minute.
She has wrote of her diet struggles in a new book, entitled, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, where she reveals she turned down the title role in the movie Precious because she didn’t want to be typecast as just another “fat” actress.
Details PLUS watch J-Hud vocally battle her bigger self below… Continue Reading…
Gabourey Sidibe was photographed with her boyfriend recently and word on the curb is that she’s been hesitant to be seen with him.
According to Fresh:
Gabby was spotted over the weekend courtside at a New Jersey Nets game with her new man (whom she has jokingly referred to as “Boyfriend X” in past interviews) looking crazy in love.
“He’s a regular guy working a regular job, and I’m scared to take him anywhere,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
That’s right Gabby. You shouldn’t take him anywhere anyway… he should be taking you! [Sidenote: With those cornrows I’d have to think twice about appearing in public with him too…]
Anywhoo… they look happy so I’m happy for them!
Singer John Legend celebrated his 32nd birthday last night with a party at RdV Lounge in New York. John and his boo, model Christine Teigen, seem like a real live couple as they cuddled and kissed on the dance floor all night long…
John was joined by singer Ne-Yo, Kardinal Offishell, Estelle, Rachel Roy and Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe. Photos below: Continue Reading…
Alice Tan Ridley, mother of ‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe, appeared on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and simply blew everyone away!
Ridley, 58, has spent the past 20 years singing in the NYC subway system, where she earned extra money to support her family. She continued singing for tips even after her daughter won acclaim for her role in the Lee Daniel’s directed film. Someone finally convinced her to take her talent to the stage.
Check out Ridley’s awesome performance of the Etta James’ classic, ‘At Last’ and peep the judges reactions: Continue Reading…