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Quotable: Gabourey Is Scared Of Snooki

“I’m afraid of people who are smaller than me. This is a real fear. I’m too afraid to stand next to Snooki.”

– Gabourey Sidibe on the pint-sized, poufy-haired guidette during an appearance on “Chelsea Lately” [Witches' Brew] Keep reading »

Quotable: Gabourey Sidibe Does Want To Shed Some Pounds

“The truth is Gabourey would like to lose some weight, but the reality is that she would not have gotten the role of ‘Precious’ if she had not been heavy. As her mom I would like to see my daughter healthy but if she didn’t lose weight that’s not a problem either – it runs in our family.”

Gabourey Sidibe‘s mom, Alice Tan Ridley, spoke with Radar regarding the scrutiny of her daughter’s weight. [RadarOnline.com] Keep reading »

Boob Tube News: New Shows For Gabourey Sidibe And Keri Russell

After a glorious evening of television (a great episode of “Lost“! The lesbian kiss on “90210″!), I was pleased to read today’s entertainment news and see that … there’s lots more exciting stuff headed to the small screen soon. After the jump, the “Jersey Shore” kids head to South Beach, Keri Russell gets a new show, and our girl Gabourey Sidibe signs on for an edgy cable series. Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Leave Gabourey Sidibe Alone!

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Sunday was probably among Gabourey Sidibe’s top 10 days ever — she was sitting front row at the Oscars, nominated in the same category as Meryl Streep and Dame Helen Mirren. She was dressed in a gorgeous Marchesa gown, flirted with Gerard Butler, and was personally shouted out by both winner Mo’Nique and Sandra Bullock. Many were rooting for her to potentially upset Bullock’s inevitable win, but regardless, the vibe from everyone in the room was that this girl was going places and it would not be the last we’d see of her.

To some, however, Gabby Sidibe is just “the most enormous, fat black chick ever seen.” Keep reading »

Quotable: Gabby Shows Gerard Her Flirtatious Side

“He’s kinda sexy. I’d hit that … I’m not ashamed. I’d hit that. I’m sorry.”

– Gabourey Sidibe on Gerard Butler (in an interview with “Access Hollywood” on the Oscar red carpet), who was within earshot. Gerard then came up to shake her hand and responded, “I’m here, I’m available. Let’s go!” to which Gabby replied, “Let’s grab a bottle of champagne and see where the night goes.” I happen to think Gabby is too good for Gerard, but whatevs. I admire her brazen confidence! [Access Hollywood]

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It’s This Girl’s Night, Oscar Or Not

Quotable: Gabby Is Happy The Way She Is, Dammit

“She IS full-sized, mofos. She’s not ashamed of it. Stop trying to be ashamed for her! DAMN.”

–Blogger and writer Erica Kennedy of The Feminista Files on the “controversy” over which designer would dress actress Gabourey Sidibe for the Academy Awards. If you’re a fan of Gabby, you simply must read Kennedy’s full post on the topic over at her blog. Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Lee Daniels’ NAACP Weight Gaffe Shouldn’t Have Been Deemed Offensive

The big to-do everyone is making over “Precious” director Lee Daniels’ acceptance speech at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards Saturday is unfounded. While accepting the Best Film honors, Daniels said, “No one in Hollywood told me they wanted to see a movie about a 350-pound black girl who had HIV.” After realizing his so-called “blunder” and that his statement could potentially embarrass breakout actress Gabourey Sidibe, Daniels tried to recover, saying: “She’s not 350 pounds … Gabby … But the book says … ” Sidibe sat in the audience shaking her head. Not only is this how author Sapphire described the title character in Push, but this is also a quote Daniels has given numerous times about the difficulties he faced trying to get “Precious” made. I can’t understand how people automatically thought he was referring directly to Sidibe. Perhaps folks were already far too aware of their discomfort with her size, and Daniels’ speech only reminded them of their prejudice, and they felt it politically correct to admonish him for it. However, this film doesn’t tell Sidibe’s story, and Daniels was referring to the character. Did audience members and viewers think Sidibe was HIV-positive too after Daniels’ speech? No, but since weight is such a controversial topic in our culture, the link between Precious and Sidibe was made. Sidibe knows she’s large and has given countless interviews in which she expresses how comfortable she is with her weight and how Hollywood needs to be more accepting, so it’s not a far stretch to argue that she would be comfortable at 350 pounds also. Nevertheless, sources say she was upset by Daniels’ remark. Sidibe has worn her weight like a badge of honor, but maybe she needs a sign that says: “I’m only proud to be 250 pounds” — or whatever the scale actually reads. Keep reading »

Quotable: Gabourey Sidibe OK With Being Left Off “Vanity Fair” Cover

“Was I satisfied? Yeah, well… I mean, I come from a world where I’m not on covers and I’m not in magazines at all. And so I was happy to be in the magazine. At first I thought, ‘Hmm, should I be there? Then I very quickly got over it. I think if I were a part of that shoot I would have felt a little left out anyway. I would have felt a little like… whether or not I should have been there. [It] doesn’t matter, because I wasn’t on it and I’m excited to be mentioned anywhere, and it doesn’t matter to me where I’m not mentioned.”

Gabourey Sidibe talked with “Access Hollywood” about being mentioned in the Vanity Fair 2010 Young Hollywood issue, but being left off the controversial cover (along with anyone else of color) [via Access Hollywood] Keep reading »

Quotable: Gabourey Sidibe Wants Justin Timberlake To Be Her Oscar Date

“I want to make Justin Timberlake and Anthony Mackie fight it out for the honor of being my date. I’m just going to throw them in the ring and make them do it!”

Gabourey Sidibe in an interview with a Canadian talk show. When asked whom she’d pick if she had to choose between them, she replied: “Justin, if you’re not doing anything on that night, maybe you could be my date or something. It’s fine. No pressure!” [via NY Daily News]

Seriously, Justin, go to the Oscars with the girl — she’s nominated for best actress! Not gonna happen probably ever for Jessica Biel. In fact, Frisky readers, let’s start a Twitter trend — please tweet #justinescortgabby and let’s see if we can help get the word out. This is activism at its most well-meaning yet shallow. Keep reading »

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