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Gabourey Sidibe Hits on Brian Williams (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 28th 2011 3:15PM
Gabourey Sidibe's propensity for hitting on older men ran into Brian Williams' awkward mojo Friday on 'Today' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC). As the gang was talking about the scene in 'Tower Heist' where Sidibe flirts with Eddie Murphy, and Al Roker brought up the fact that Sidibe was standing next to one of her real-life crushes, Williams.

"I'm so embarrassed by this," Sidibe said. But Williams stepped in to save her, saying, "We've done a few charity events together, we've had our moments in the past, we've admitted this publicly." After they kissed on the cheek, Roker ended the segment with an apt sign-off. "Can't wait to see 'Rock Center,'" he said, in his best Quagmire from 'Family Guy' voice. Neither can we, Al.

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Andrea Is Convinced Marlene Is Haunting Sean's House on 'The Big C' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 19th 2011 2:30AM
'The Big C' - 'Boo!'While Paul was getting let go and Kathy was struggling to start her first day at the new clinical trial on 'The Big C' (Mon., 10:30PM ET on Showtime), Sean was having a struggle of his own back at home. Even though his medications have helped tremendously with his bipolar tendencies, he'd begun to hear noises in the house.

He simply thought he was going crazy, until Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) stopped by and freaked him out even more about it.

When Sean shared that he felt like he was hearing ghosts, Andrea jumped at his supernatural speculation, exclaiming, "I believe in this s***." The former owner, Marlene, had recently committed suicide there.

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Gabourey Sidibe Has a Secret Twitter Account, Called a Facebook Fan (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 24th 2011 5:37AM
Gabourey Sidibe, 'Chelsea Lately'Gabourey Sidibe is dealing with the social networking aspect of being a modern celebrity in her own way. She told Chelsea Handler on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!) that she has a secret Twitter account with only eleven followers.

There is a Gabourey Sidibe account out there, but she insists it's not her. "It has to be a guy, because all this Gabourey Sidibe does is eat, watch football and masturbate," she said. "It's so not me, because I don't watch football."

She did, however, decide to call one of her Facebook fans on a whim. According to Sidibe, "He was like, 'Call me, sexy.' And I was like, 'All right.'"

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'Saturday Night Live' - 'Gabourey Sidibe/MGMT' Recap

by Annie Wu, posted Apr 25th 2010 3:00PM
(S35E20) Like most of the public, I only knew Gabourey Sidibe from 'Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire' (Okay, seriously, if we're gonna do that, can we put it on the end of every movie adaptation of a novel? 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, based on the novel 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' by JK Rowling). It was one of those movies that I wasn't sure if I wanted to even watch because just looking at Sidibe in the trailers made me uncomfortable.

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Gabourey Sidibe on 'Saturday Night Live': Clip Highlights (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 25th 2010 1:00PM
Gabourey Sidibe, Saturday Night LiveGabourey Sidibe hosted 'Saturday Night Live' this week, and she wants us to know that she's not Precious. In fact, she's the complete opposite of her depressing film character.

Also on tap: the musical group MGMT, Suze Orman with some financial health tips, Barack Obama with a few words for Wall Street, and a digital short in which Sidibe and Andy Samberg face off in an epic fruit-filled duel.

Watch the clips after the jump.

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Robin Quivers Defends Gabourey Sidibe Comments Made on 'Howard Stern' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 23rd 2010 3:30PM
Howard Stern's sidekick Robin Quivers appeared on 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated) and defended comments she and Stern made that 'Precious' actress Gabourey Sidibe would have a difficult time succeeding in Hollywood due to her weight.

"The young lady has a major problem with weight. An actor's body is a part of their instrument. You have to be able to fit yourself into a role. She happened to be perfect for 'Precious,' but how many roles are there like that in Hollywood? That's the first thing. The second thing is everybody can see she has a major problem, and nobody wants to address it," Quivers said.

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Five Great 'SNL' Hosts That Will Never Happen

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 6th 2010 6:29PM
'SNL' logoA host can make or break an entire episode of 'Saturday Night Live.' In fact, the mere presence of some celebrities like Chevy Chase, Milton Berle and Frank Zappa have turned their slice of Saturday late night into the lowest moments of "Must-Miss TV."

However, things are looking good this season. A preliminary list of hosts includes Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe, former 'SNL'er and '30 Rock' star Tina Fey and 'Golden Girl' actress and new found Internet champion Betty White.

However, some pop culture icons, nay legends, will never get to prove their celebrity power by hosting this comedy powerhouse simply because they never got an invitation, the show wasn't around in their time or they physically couldn't go to the studio. These hosts would have made for the best shows if the laws of time and space went on a week-long coffee break.

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'Saturday Night Live' Doesn't Think Gabourey Sidibe Is Too Fat

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 1st 2010 8:02PM
Gabourey SidibeIt's interesting that in E! Online's announcement about 'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe being asked to host an upcoming episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' their writer referenced a couple of disrespectful quotes Howard Stern had made about Sidibe in early March. Stern makes a living by saying things that push the envelope of good taste, but these words seem to have resonated a bit more than usual.

"There's the most enormous, fat black chick I've ever seen," he said. "She is enormous. Everyone's pretending she's a part of show business and she's never going to be in another movie." He even took on Oprah Winfrey, who's certainly no stranger to weight struggles or lasting success. "Oprah's another liar, a filthy liar. She's telling an enormous woman the size of a planet that she's going to have a career."

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TV Casting: Gabourey Sidibe to Host 'Saturday Night Live'

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 1st 2010 9:45AM
Gabourey SidibeTake that, Howard Stern: Gabourey Sidibe, fresh off her Best Actress nomination for the critically acclaimed film 'Precious,' will reportedly host the Apr. 24 episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' with musical guest MGMT. In the meantime, fans can also look forward to Sidibe's new gig on 'The C Word,' which will premiere Mon., Aug. 16 on Showtime. [E!]

More casting news after the jump.

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'C' Laura Linney At Her Best: Showtime's 'The Big C' (New Trailer!)

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 24th 2010 4:00PM
The Big CLaura Linney is about to face 'The Big C.' No, her new Showtime series isn't being canceled before it airs, it's called 'The Big C' and its premiere date has officially been set for Mon., Aug. 16 at 10:30PM ET.

Showtime is known for its programs with strong leading ladies -- just look at 'United States of Tara' and 'Nurse Jackie' -- so Emmy-winner Linney should feel right at home with this new comedy about a suburban housewife whose life is turned upside by a cancer diagnosis.

The series was created by Darlene Hunt. Hunt will also serve as executive producer, along with Linney, Neal H. Moritz and Vivian Cannon. Joining Linney in the half-hour comedy are Oliver Platt and Gabourey Sidibe.

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Showtime Sets Summer Premiere Dates for 'Big C,' 'Real L World'

by Audrey Fine, posted Mar 18th 2010 2:00PM
Laura LinneyThis summer, Showtime, whose highly anticipated season 2 premieres of 'Nurse Jackie' and 'United States of Tara' bow next Mon., March 22, will add three new shows to its burgeoning line-up of original series.

With 'The Real L World,' fans of the cable net's long-lived "beautiful lesbians living in West Hollywood" drama, 'The L World,' will thrill to the new reality twist being taken on their cult fave. The show premieres Sun., June 20 at 10PM ET.

Also in the "reality" genre will be 'The Green Room With Paul Provenza,' a show that promises, according to the Los Angeles Times, to "give viewers unprecedented and candid access" to what goes on behind the scenes when celebrated stand-up comics like Roseanne and Bob Saget work to hone their material. Look for 'Green Room' when it premieres Sun., June 10 at 10:30PM ET.

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Jennifer Aniston Watches Gabourey Sidibe Hit on Gerard Butler (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 17th 2010 12:13AM
Access Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston, Gerard ButlerJennifer Aniston missed the footage of Gabourey Sidibe hitting on Gerard Butler at the Oscars. But all is well, because she had a chance to watch it on 'Access Hollywood' (weekdays, 12:30PM ET on NBC), while the two were promoting 'The Bounty Hunter' (in theaters Friday).

It's pretty funny, too. On the red carpet, Sidibe said, "I kinda said I'd hit that," referring to Butler, who seemed at a loss for words, but managed to choke out, "I'm here. I'm available."

It was awkward, and continued to be awkward when Aniston and Butler watched it back again like deer caught in the headlights. You've gotta hand it to Sidibe, though, who doesn't shirk from anything. "I like where this is goin'," she said. "Maybe we should get a bottle of champagne and see where the night takes us."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Flaming Jump Ropes Rock 'America's Best Dance Crew' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 12th 2010 3:06AM
America's Best Dance Crew, Flaming Jump RopesOmarion said pretty much what we were thinking while watching the flaming jump ropes on 'Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew' (Thu., 10PM ET on MTV).

"What I'm thinking to myself while I'm watching it is, if they mess up this fire, there's somebody ass is gonna be on fire." Yeah, seriously. Props to the fire jumpers.

Then again, those jackets look flame retardant, so maybe it wouldn't have been a complete blaze of glory. And Gabourey Sidibe looked like she loved it.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Whoopi Goldberg Criticizes Howard Stern on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 11th 2010 1:30PM
On 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated), Whoopi Goldberg criticized shock jock Howard Stern for a recent comment he made about Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe. Stern said on his satellite radio show that Sidibe's weight would make it difficult for her to have a successful career after 'Precious.'

"Gabby actually has a TV show and two movies that she's doing," Goldberg said in Sidibe's defense. "You think she's big, okay. But at least get the facts right."

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Today' Kidnaps a Sleepless Gabourey Sidibe (VIDEO)

by Harley W. Lond, posted Mar 8th 2010 8:41PM
Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe was walking to her hotel room early Monday morning (after a night of post-Oscar partying, we would assume) and the 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET NBC) producers grabbed her to appear on the show despite her obvious lack of sleep. Her reward for enduring Al Roker's questions: a foot massage by Meredith Vieira.

Watch the video after the jump.

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