Comedian/Actress Mo’Nique hit the red carpet of the 1st annual D.I.V.A. awards on Saturday looking FABULOUS!? You may have notice the Golden Globe winner’s smaller frame as she’s lost quite a bit of weight, but Mo’Nique admits she’s feelin some kinda way about being called “skinny”: Continue Reading…
Our girl Mo’Nique may have walked off with a Golden Globe Award Sunday night for her performance in “Precious” but the thing most talked about online has been her hairy legs.
Mo’Nique lifted up her gorgeous golden gown while walking the red carpet of the event to reveal her “hairy situation”….now this isn’t the first time (nor the last) that Mo’nique has been caught out there like this. In fact, she discussed why she doesn’t shave back when she appeared on The View as a guest host a few years back: Continue Reading…
Monique and Steve Harvey, photographed above with Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, helped set off the lauch of Carol’s Daughters 9th store, which opened in Atlanta’s Lenox Square Mall. [sidebar: I wonder what Monique was thinking in that pic? Hopefully Fresh will mark this one in the side-eye hall of fame.] You may have even spotted Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, at the location all weekend long. Friday kicked off the grand opening celebratory events with a VIP charity event. Comedian Steve Harvey, Monique, Boris Kodjoe, Steve Stoute, and many other industry heads dropped by Lenox Square to support the event where 33% of all proceeds went Mary J. Blige?s FFAWN organization.
Boris Kodjoe & Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price
The event lasted all weekend long with celebrity sightings on both Saturday and Sunday as well.? Tameka ‘Tiny” Cottle was spotted shopping Saturday afternoon while Keri Hilson held a signing at the location on Sunday. There was even an Atlanta Housewife sighting! More flix below:
Comedian Mo’Nique was spotted in Vegas during the 7th Annual Hoodie awards looking simply mah-vel-ous!? The new host of a BET late night recently hit the cover of JET magazine where she discussed her decision to shed the pounds. In the interview, Mo’Nique says she knew it was time to lose weight after an AHA moment during a conversation with her husband, Sidney Hicks:
“I was very comfortable at 262 pounds,” she says. “I’m in the bathroom mirror one day admiring 262. And Sid says to me when he comes out of the shower, ‘Mama, how much do you weigh?’ I said, ‘262.’ And he said, ‘Mmm.'”
Mo’Nique says she knew something was coming next. “He said to me in the most gentle, loving way, ‘I want you for a lifetime,'” she says. “Baby, I started working out right then.”
Rumors have circulated that Mo’Nique took the easy way out and had gastric bypass surgery, but she flatly denies those accusations. The author of “Skinny Bitches Are Evil” and “Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted” made a decision for her health that she makes no excuses for it. I applaud her. She looks great!
In addition to her recent weight loss and venture into late night television, Mo’Nique has also starred in an intriguing new film where she plays the abusive mother of an obese teen who was impregnated twice by her father. The film, entitled “Precious” premiered in January 2009 at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize for best drama, as well as a Special Jury Prize for supporting actress Mo’Nique. The film has received the golden touch of both Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry so you already know it’s a heartwrencher. Check out the trailer:
Movie Trailer ~ “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”
I saw the trailer a while back and was struck by it’s intensity. I honestly can’t wait to see this film. “Precious” is expected to be released nationwide November 6, 2009.