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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… More »


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” More »


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… More »


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… More »


The Oscar Nominations Are In!

The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced this morning and some of the nominees include: George Clooney for best actor in “Up in the Air,” Mo’Nique for best supporting actress in “Precious,” Maggie Gyllenhaal for best supporting actress in “Crazy Heart,” Gabourey Sidibe for best actress in “Precious,” and a little movie called… More »


Rhapsody In Blue

How gorgeous does Gabourey Sidibe look in this silky sapphire piece at last night’s National Board of Review Motion Picture Awards Gala at Cipriani’s? Best-dressed list 2010? [NYC, 1/12/10] … More »


Quotable: Gabby Sidibe On Missing The Point Of “Precious”

“If you look at Precious and all you see is someone who is overweight and dark-skinned, you’re missing the point. Just like if you look at me and all you see is someone who is overweight and dark-skinned. You’ve missed the point. You’ve missed me.”– Gabourey Sidibe at The New York Times Arts & LeisureMore »


Quotable: Gabby Sidibe Is A Real Role Model

“I feel like a model. It justifies everyone in my life who told me I wouldn’t be anything until I lost weight. It justifies that little girl who cried because she didn’t think she could be in front of the camera. And it’s for other girls who feel like they can’t do this or that… More »


Hooray For Gabourey On V’s Cover!

V’s Size Issue keeps getting better and better. Well, that is, depending on how you feel about the whole thing. At the very least, it’s becoming more interesting, especially since we’ve learned that the cover features one of our favorite real girls and “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe. We’re loving how this head shot is both… More »


2009: The Year Of The Real Girls

If you came of age in the early 2000s, like I did, pop culture was strange—strangely plastic, that is. Britney Spears had the hottest body on earth, but she married a skeezebag and shaved her head. Paris Hilton had a sex tape, then a TV show and then everyone wanted to be her best friend. More »


Quotable: Justin Was The Cherry On Top Of Gabourey Sidibe’s Golden Globes Sundae

“The way I feel about the Golden Globe nomination versus Justin Timberlake announcing it … it’s like the nomination is That’s How I Roll from Cold Stone Creamery and Justin saying my name is like cherries on top of That’s How I Roll from Cold Stone Creamery.”Gabourey Sidibe, on whether she was more psyched… More »


The Golden Globes Nominations Are In!

The 2010 Golden Globe nominations were read early this morning from Hollywood by a supah-fine John Krasinski, Diane Kruger, and Justin Timberlake. Some of the nominees include Gabourey Sidibe for “Precious,” Meryl Streep for her roles in “It’s Complicated” and “Julie and Julia,” Joseph Gordon Levitt for “(500) Days of Summer,” January Jones and Jon… More »


Gabourey Sidibe Continues To Win Hearts On “Leno”

You can have your Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, and Jennifer Garner girl crushes. Me? I prefer newcomer Gabourey Sidibe from the movie “Precious.” I have to admit, I didn’t love the movie, though I thought the performances, particularly Sidibe’s and Mo’Nique’s, were amazing. The film was just a bit too dark and depressing for… More »


Quote Of The Day: Gabourey Sidibe Has No Time For What People Think

“[W]hen I was 14 or 15, I saw myself in a different way. Back then, I envied a life that I’d made up in my mind. I broke free of that unhappiness and I decided to change — I was going to be happy with myself. No matter what I look like, no matter what… More »


(Another) Quote Of The Day: “Precious” Star Gabby Sidibe Has Always Been Awesome

“[The media] try to paint the picture that I was this downtrodden, ugly girl who was unpopular in school and in life, and then I got this role and now I’m awesome. But the truth is that I’ve been awesome, and then I got this role.”—”Precious” star Gabby Sidibe in New York magazine [via Feministing]… More »


Quick Pic: Gabourey Sidibe Looks “Precious” In Purple

Gabourey Sidibe wore a purple gown (complete with train) to the screening of “Precious,” her acting debut, to the New York Film Festival. [NYC, 10/3/09] … More »


Mo’Nique And Mariah Carey Give Stellar Performances In “Precious”

“Precious,” adapted from the novel Push by Sapphire, is a gritty indie film directed by Lee Daniels about an obese and illiterate teen who is pregnant for a second time by her own father. Set in Harlem in 1987, the story follows Precious as she struggles with her insecurities and disastrous home life… More »


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