Sapphire Sells Sequel To Precious

Penguin Press has bought Sapphire's sequel to Push and plans to release the novel next summer. The Kid focuses on Precious' son "as he approaches manhood - alone, brutalized and with the soul of an artist." » 11/12/10 2:31pm 11/12/10 2:31pm

T.I. Saves Suicidal Man

When Eating Disorders, Obesity, And Genetics Collide

America — third-fattest country in the world, according to the WHO — has a schizophrenic relationship with food. Could the union of obesity activists and eating-disorder advocates generate any real insight? Strangely, at a recent panel, it kinda did. » 4/05/10 6:30pm 4/05/10 6:30pm

Jessica Simpson Has Gabourey Sidibe's Back

On Howard Stern's comments: "I just think that's really disrespectful." Simpson also said Sidibe was "beautiful" at the Oscars. "She had such confidence and I absolutely 100 percent think she could get anything in the world that she wants." [E!] » 3/12/10 12:20pm 3/12/10 12:20pm

Howard Stern Hates On Gabourey; "Insiders" Advise Her To Lose Weight

Even without taking home Best Actress, Gabourey Sidibe's appearance and glowing tribute from Oprah were her most visible moment to date. You know what that means: Bring on the hate and faux-concern. » 3/09/10 1:20pm 3/09/10 1:20pm

Mo'Nique's Acceptance Speech: "About The Performance, Not The Politics"

Its near-inevitability didn't change the emotional impact. Mo'Nique thanked the Academy for proving "it can be about the performance and not the politics," and Hattie McDaniel, for "enduring all that she had to so that I would not have to." » 3/07/10 10:03pm 3/07/10 10:03pm

Jim Carrey Is A Grandfather; Sparkly Vampire Set To Film Orgy Scene

Mom Says Gabourey Sidibe's "Nothing Like Precious. Nothing Like Her At…

Alice Tan Ridley says people don't understand that though she's a subway performer, her daughter Gabourey Sidibe wasn't raised like Precious, explaining, "We're not homeless, we're not beggars, and we're not under drug influence." » 2/26/10 12:40pm 2/26/10 12:40pm

Great Moments In Celebrity Interviewing

Can you blame her for being reluctant to campaign? AP: You've won so many awards. Will you take them on the road with you? Mo'Nique: (Laughs) Hell no! No, baby, that's too much. [AP] » 2/24/10 12:30pm 2/24/10 12:30pm

Lee Daniels On The Daily Show: "Get Me The Girl From Glitter."

When Precious director Lee Daniels stopped by The Daily Show last night, Mariah Carey's repertoire wasn't the only thing being dissed. » 2/12/10 3:30pm 2/12/10 3:30pm

Gabby: "For Some Reason I Kept Screaming, 'I'm Gonna Get A Car!'"


Moments after her Oscar nomination was announced, Gabourey Sidibe was on GMA gushing about her fellow nominees and what she'll wear, even though her mom told her to, "act like a serious 26-year-old today, not like a teeny bopper." » 2/02/10 9:40am 2/02/10 9:40am

Guardian Discovers Gabourey Sidibe Is Not Precious

Surprise! Of course, others are similarly confused. "I've seriously got people saying to me: 'Are your children OK now?' And not just from ordinary people, but from people who've been in the movie business 20 or 30 years." [Guardian] » 1/20/10 9:40am 1/20/10 9:40am

Mo'Nique Skips NYFCC Awards, Wins Anyway

Mo'Nique won a Best Supporting Actress award last night at the 75th annual New York Film Critics Circle dinner. As Roger Friedman reports in his Showbiz 411 column, this made for an interesting turn of events: » 1/12/10 1:40pm 1/12/10 1:40pm

Custody Fight Over Casey's Dogs; Russell & Katy Confirm Engagement

Give Mariah Carey Some Green Tea Already!

What parts of your life would you describe as "la-la-la-la?" Mariah Carey dishes on the years at Sony, her Mariah-isms, how the mustache she donned in Precious isn't her "no make up look," and beating up Brett Ratner. [Newsweek] » 1/04/10 6:45pm 1/04/10 6:45pm

Precious Director Lee Daniels Made A Scene In A Barbershop

Lee Daniels, director of Precious and Oscar hopeful, is making the interview rounds — and willing to defend his movie at every juncture, including while getting a haircut. » 12/23/09 4:00pm 12/23/09 4:00pm