Posts tagged "precious"

Jennifer Hudson Could Have Been “Precious” & 23 Other Casting Close Calls

It’s hard to imagine “Precious” without then-unknown Gabourey Sidibe. But Jennifer Hudson was riding high after “Dreamgirls” and said she turned down the role because she didn’t want to gain…

Jessica Wakeman | January 1, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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,…

Annika Harris | March 1, 2010 - 5:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 11, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Quickies: Mo’Nique Shuns Oscar Season Convention & Zahara’s Too Cute For Words

Mo’Nique refuses to reorganize her life or her priorities to get her mitts on an Oscar, like other hopefuls. [NY Times]
Oxygen is getting into the Jersey TV trend with…

Annika Harris | January 8, 2010 - 10:00 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | December 15, 2009 - 12:19 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | December 9, 2009 - 2:10 pm

Frisky Rant: Please Don’t Bring Your Baby To A Rated “R” Movie

Have you seen “Precious” yet? It’s everything the buzz says it’s going to be: Gabby Sidibe plays Precious, who has been raped by her father and had two children by…

Jessica Wakeman | November 25, 2009 - 3:20 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “Precious”

Starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey
Directed by Lee Daniels
Based on the book by Sapphire

After all the hype surrounding “Precious” — the critical acclaim, Oprah’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 9, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Trailer Park: “Precious,” “The Box,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Men Who Stare At Goats”

Thank goodness it’s Friday, because this daylight savings thing has totally killed any motivation to leave the house after 5pm. This will have to change, though, because new movies open…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 6, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: Actress & Comedian Erica Watson, Co-Star Of “Precious”

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of working alongside a lady named Erica Watson at a dreary desk job. She’s one-of-a-kind: nice as can be, whip smart, hilarious,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 6, 2009 - 6:30 pm

(Another) Quote Of The Day: Mariah Carey’s Wardrobe In “Precious” Made Her Feel Rancid

“I felt completely rancid! With the music industry, it’s very like ‘Oh, she’s got a hair out of place! Go fix it!’ You know what I mean? And so this…

Kate Torgovnick/ | November 3, 2009 - 6:10 pm

(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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2009 - 4:30 pm