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More red carpet arrivals from last night’s Golden Globes!

Pictured: Sofia Vergara, Gabourey Sidibe, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Zac Efron, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Pattinson, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Quaid and Mila Jovovich.

Gabourey Sidibe to Host Saturday Night Live!‏

Dear Howard Stern,

Gabourey Sidibe is doing just fine, thank you very much!

Despite the shock jock’s controversial remarks that the Precious Oscar nominee will have trouble getting more work in Hollywood because of her size, a source exclusively tells E! that…

Ms. Sidibe is going to be hosting an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live! “It literally just happened,” my source said of the deal.

No word on an exact date yet. Jennifer Lopez hosts this Saturday, followed by Tina Fey and Ryan Phillippe. And as most of us already know, Betty White gets the honors on May 8.

SNL is not—we repeat, not—the only gig Sidibe has scored since her feature film debut. She has a recurring role on Showtime’s upcoming The Big C, about a teacher (Laura Linney) living with cancer. Sidibe plays one of her sassy students. The series, which is set to premiere in August, also costars Oliver Platt.

Sidibe also made a hilarious post-Oscar appearance on E!’s very own show The Soup.


Posted Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 7:07am
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According to the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, Gabourey Sidibe isn’t necessarily “unhealthy”

Gabourey Sidibe might have a weight problem, but it doesn’t mean she’s unhealthy … this according to the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA). Yes, that’s a real group.

As TMZ first reported, a weight loss company is reaching out to the Oscar-nominated “Precious” star in an effort to help her lose weight and get healthy.

But according to a spokeswoman for NAAFA, being heavy doesn’t always mean being unhealthy. Peggy Howell tells TMZ, “You cannot tell by looking at a person if they are healthy. Fat does not equal disease and thin does not equal healthy.”

Howell also said NAAFA does not encourage people to get fat or stay fat and reminded us, “Achievements come in all sizes.”


Posted Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 10:10am
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Does Gabourey Sidibe need to lose weight to gain roles?

Gabby Sidibe’s performance in Precious earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress this year amongst Sandra Bullock, who called her “exquisite” during her acceptance speech, and Meryl Streep, making her a top star. But, PopEater reports that industry insiders are saying Gabby will need to lose weight if she wants to stay at the top.

“I’m not saying it’s correct, but it’s a simple fact that she will have to lose a lot of weight if she wants to keep getting parts,” a casting director told PopEater. “The same thing happened to Nikki Blonsky from Hairspray. Everyone said how great she was, and she hasn’t worked since.”

Friends of Gabby say she doesn’t feel pressure, but also point out that parts aren’t exactly being thrown her way.

Time will tell, but hopefully Hollywood will give Gabby a chance!

Source, Fame Pictures

Posted Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 1:13pm
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