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."
- Some dude in Atlanta was threatening to jump from a 22-story building, and T.I., who heard about the situation on the radio, drove over to the building to see if he could help.
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.
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.
- Sandra Bullock's post-Oscar plans:
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."
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]
When Precious director Lee Daniels stopped by The Daily Show last night, Mariah Carey's repertoire wasn't the only thing being dissed.
But not for any of the obvious reasons.
Get it? Because Sidibe's big. And V, um, loves her. Still, Sidibe continues her long streak of graceful, often funny interviews.
- For the past week Casey Johnson's dogs have been living at Tila Tequila's house. The Johnson family sent Bijou Phillips and Nicky Hilton to retrieve them today, but Tila refused to give them up and now she's called the cops.
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.
Last night on Lopez Tonight, Mariah answered the question that her Precious character Mrs. Weiss wouldn't reveal: Her "color". (Mariah fans already know her ethnic lineage verbatim, since she talks about it as much as she does butterflies.)