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We Can’t Wait To See “Precious”


On paper, the new movie “Precious” doesn’t sound like much fun: It’s the story of a 350-pound, illiterate black teenager impregnated for the second time by her dad and physically and verbally abused by her mom. It’s enough to send a girl galloping into the next showing of lighter fare like “Couples Retreat”! But the film industry buzz for “Precious”—from the illustrious Cannes Film Festival to this week’s cover of The New York Times Magazine — says the film is not to be missed. There’s even buzz about an Oscar for Mo’Nique, who stars as Precious’ monstrous mother, as well as accolades for the rest of the cast, including Mariah Carey, Paula Patton, Gabby Sidibe, and Lenny Kravitz. Keep reading »

Erica Watson Is A Fat Bitch

Erica Watson and I have been friends for a year now and even I raised my eyebrows when I heard she was calling her one-woman comedy show “Fat Bitch.” Bitch is a touchy word for a one-woman show to begin with, but…Fat Bitch?! What’s this woman thinking?

Hey, Erica? If I were appearing in a movie produced by Oprah, alongside Mariah Carey and Mo’nique, I’d be telling EVERYONE.

Read on for my chat with Erica Watson about how she had to scream at a nine-year-old girl in “Precious,” the ridiculous number of lame-o exes who’ve bought her a gym membership or a treadmill as a “gift,” and why you should never tell a plus-sized woman “You have such a pretty face!”

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