Gabourey Sidibe

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    December 20, 2011

    Jennifer Hudson Turned Down Precious!

    ​The title role! In her new book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, Hudson reveals that she was offered the plum part of the troubled yet developing schoolgirl (which ultimately went to Gabourey Sidibe, who got an Oscar nomination for it and lots of other acclai ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Ten Hot Famous Fat Chicks

    Sam Zide Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in our recent feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten hot famous bigger women with the disclaimer that he "tried to mix girls I personally think are pretty with girls you don't ha ... More >>

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    May 2, 2010

    Just How Inane Was This Weekend in Washington D.C.? Unbelievably So!

    Political Powerhouses Jessica Simpson and Jimmy Fallon‚ÄčNo one with any sense of perspective believes that Real America -- most of the nation, fly-over country, everywhere but the coastal cities, whatever you want to call it -- gives a quarter of a shit about the White House Correspondents Dinner. ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    SNL's Appeal to Girl Scout Cookies: "Have Some Pride in Yourselves; You Are Not the McRib"

    The latest episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted this past weekend by a very funny Gabourey Sidibe, featured a commentary piece during "Weekend Update" on the Girl Scouts' absurdly short cookie-peddling season. Quoth writer John Mulaney: "Have some pride in yourselves, Girl Scout cookies. You ar ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Avatar at the Oscars: What are the Odds?

    ​The whole Avatarization meme, with Photoshop-savvy fans recruiting icons (Hugh Laurie, Lil Wayne, Angelina Jolie, John Goodman, Sasha Grey, Mr. Bean et al) into the Na'vi tribe -- peaked around Valentine's Day with the poignant spectacle of Palestinian activists protesting the Israeli barrier ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Oscar Nominees Announced; Extended Best Picture List Includes Up, Inglourious Basterds, A Serious Man

    In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009


    ​An abandoned van in Times Square occasioned the evacuation of buildings and streets in the area this morning. The Dodge van was found to contain only clothing, though police might be examining any underwear found therein for explosives. Early reports said the van had been there for several ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    SAG Award Nominations Heat Up Movie Prize Fever

    ​Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Golden Globe Nominations Favor Up in The Air, Hurt Locker

    ​Movie awards fever proceeds apace with the Golden Globes nominations. The once-derided Hollywood Foreign Press Association prizes are now considered legit and a predictor of Oscar behavior, so the Best Motion Picture - Drama nominees -- NY/LA Critics' laureate The Hurt Locker , along with Ava ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Precious Is the Diary of a Sad Black Woman

    Pushing the limits of taste, but locating the heart—and hell—of its heroine's struggle

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    October 30, 2009

    Who'll Be Nominated For Best Actress?

    ​I'm gazing into my Oscar crystal ball again and predicting the 2009 Best Actress category, the only one that matters to anyone with half a brain. Take it from Mikey that this year the nominees will be:

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    January 13, 2009

    Film of Popular YA Novel Push to Premiere at Sundance

    Back when we were tutoring kids in Brooklyn, the gritty urban novel Push by Harlem teacher and poet Sapphire was in a surprising number of bookbags. We learned that the book about an abused teenager was considered a good way to introduce city youths to literature, and a sufficiently popular reading ... More >>