Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique hasn’t been seen or heard from since she was ‘allegedly’ blackballed from Hollywood but her interview with The Hollywood Reporter last week certainly got her name in the news.
[READ: Mo’Nique Claims Lee Daniels Confirmed Her Suspicions of Being Blackballed…]
Since Mo’Nique’s candid interview, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph has decided to put in her 2 cents on the matter, offering her opinion during an appearance on “Access Hollywood Live.”
“… there’s a whole lot of actors who are mean and terrible, but they work all the time,” Ralph said.
“It goes back to who likes you, who wants to be in your kind of crazy company. Who wants to give you money in hopes they’ll get something back on the return on your madness.
And sometimes you just need to shut up, sit there and look pretty.”
Ralph, who worked alongside the Mo’Nique on the ‘90s television sitcom Moesha, is convinced that a comeback is still possible but feels that Mo’Nique has some work to do before that happens… like lose more weight.
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If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t seen Mo’Nique
on the big screen lately, it could be because she’s been blackballed!
Mo’Nique won a coveted Oscar back in 2009 but since that time, it seems things have all gone downhill for her career.
Rumors of blackballing circulated after Mo’Nique’s BET show was canceled and there were also whispers she was ‘difficult’ & ‘hard to work with,’ with many reporting that her Academy Award win made her attitude worse.
[Sidebar: And the fact that she snubbed the Oscars the following year didn’t help matters.( CLICK HERE if you missed that.)]
Now the actress has come forward with claims that she she’s been blackballed by Hollywood and she even says that a conversation with Director Lee Daniels, confirmed it for her.
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Actress Yvette Wilson, who played Andell Wilkerson on the UPN sitcom Moesha
and also on a spin-off from the show, The Parkers
, has passed away at 48.
Wilson had been fighting stage 4 cervical cancer and Shar Jackson, who starred alongside the talented actress on MoEsha was among first the share the news online yesterday.
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Word on the curb is that The Mo’Nique Show is on the chopping block!
BET’s late night talk show, hosted by Monica Imes AKA Mo’Nique along with her sidekick Rodney Perry, would have started its third season this fall but rumor has it, the show has been cancelled.
The Academy award winning actress/comedienne, who was just honored by Big Boi’s Big Kidz Foundation, has been plagued in recent months with reports of disputes between she and some of her higher ups at the network.
Besides all the talk show hoopla, Mo’Nique is reportedly scheduled to appear in a new new movie called “Bumped,” which is currently in pre-production.
If BET really does can The Mo’Nique Show, will you miss it?
*UPDATE 7/27/11 ~ 3:38pm: Rodney Ho of AJC’s Radio & TV Talk just confirmed that the show has been cancelled. He received confirmation of the cancellation from Comedian Rodney Perry via text message.
At about 1:30 p.m., I called Rodney Perry, who was Mo’Nique’s sidekick on the show. He said he was running into a meeting and didn’t answer my question. While I was at lunch over at the mall court, at 1:40 p.m. EST, he texted me:
“I was told indefinite hiatus.” READ MORE
So now that you know for sure… do you still feel the same?
In case you missed it:
Mo’Nique Honored at Big Boi’s Big Kidz Foundation 5 Year Celebration… [PHOTOS + VIDEO]
Mo’Nique “Not Happy” About her Brother’s Oprah Appearance… [VIDEO]
Donnell Jones Performs on The Mo’Nique Show [VIDEO]
Mo’Nique Talks “Hairy Legs” & “Open Marriage” With Barbara Walters…
Did Mo’Nique Boycott the 2011 Academy Awards?
Comedienne/Actress/Talk Show Host Mo’Nique was honored by Antwan “Big Boi” Patton’s Big Kidz Foundation last Saturday (July 16, 2011).
The Oscar winning actress spoke of the importance of giving back to the community and during her acceptance speech, made a point of acknowledging the people in her life who touched her life as a child.
The event was held in the Atrium of Atlanta’s City Hall and other Big Kidz honorees included artist Gilbert Young, Susan Booth, Lauri Stalling, Jasmine Guy.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed & Big Boi
Mo’Nique’s husband Sidney Hicks and her niece came along in support of the popular actress. Other attendees included Councilmember Kwanza Hall, new Atlanta housewife Marlo Hampton & more.
Photos from the Big Kidz 5th Anniversary celebration + video of Mo’Nique’s acceptance speech below: Continue Reading…
You know how one person’s gold is another’s garbage and vice versa?
Well Academy Award winning actress/comedienne/talk show host Mo’Nique doesn’t place a huge value that solid gold statue she received for her role in Precious.
In fact, in the April 2011 issue of Ebony magazine, Mo-Apostrophe-Nique (© Freshalina) reveals to writer Toure that she keeps her Oscar in her pantry between the fruit loops & canned spam. (I kidd… but not really!)
Mo’nique explains in detail where she keeps the golden statue below: Continue Reading…