Gabourey’s mom is becoming a household name, just like her daughter! She kicked total butt on America’s Got Talent and she’s about to go on a subway tour in NYC!
Gaborourey Sidibe‘s mom, Alice Tan Ridley, has mad skills! The 58- year-old mom of Gabourey, famous for her Oscar-nominated performance in Precious, is pursuing her life-long dream of being a singer! The NYC native made her big TV debut June 15 on America’s Got Talent, and she blew away the judges. The super-talented mom, and former nursery school teacher, says she’s been performing in NYC subways for over 20 years!
Justin (and his hair) kicked off the MTV Movie Awards right!
During the opening video for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, Justin Bieber revealed to the world what true Biebettes (or “Beliebers,” depending on your preference) have known all along — the real secret to his appeal is hidden in his hair! Watch as Biebs takes a blowdryer to his luscious Canadian locks, instantly making the awards show 10 times more entertaining.
She messed up a bunch of her lines & just wasn’t very funny.
Remember when I said I thought Gabourey Sidibe would surprise us all and be really funny as a Saturday Night Live host? As it turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Most of Gabby’s scenes throughout the episode were awkward and generally laugh-free. And don’t try to blame her lackluster performance on the bad writing — she also tripped over a bunch of her words! Laughing in the middle of a scene is one thing (I’m looking at you, Jimmy Fallon) because at least the audience has a chance to laugh along with the actors… but when someone in a scene obviously trips over their dialogue and has to correct themselves, it pretty much kills it for me. Click here to watch Gabby’s performances & vote!
Seriously, did you ever expect to see Precious packing heat?
Saturday Night Live promos aren’t usually funny. They’re short, awkward and uncomfortable — but rarely ever funny. That’s why I was so surprised by this promo for Gabourey Sidibe‘s turn as host on tonight’s episode… it’s hysterical! Either Andy Samberg is capable of bringing out anyone’s funny side, or there’s a budding comedian inside Gabby that’s just dying to burst out. I guess we’ll find out when she hosts tonight! Read more & vote!
Mo’Nique’s older brother finally apologized for molesting her as a child for the first time on Oprah — but one psychologist wonders if he’s really sorry, or just capitalizing on his sister’s fame.
Mo’Nique was repeatedly molested by her older brother when she was a child, and it has taken 37 years for him to come clean and apologize. A little too conveniently — right after his sister won an Academy Award, in fact — Gerald Imes finally admitted his sexual abuse and begged his sister’s forgiveness on Oprah April 19. Does his nationally syndicated apology seem heartfelt, or just a desperate bid to capitalize on his Mo’Nique’s newfound fame? One psychologist thinks Gerald’s remorse is completely fabricated.
Watch Gerald’s apology on Oprah and tell us what you think! CLICK HERE!
We think Gabby is going to be FUNNNNY! Do you think she can hold her own as a comedian?
Everyone who saw Precious knows Gabourey Sidibe can do drama — but can she do comedy? We’ll find out, according to an E! Online source, when she hosts Saturday Night Live on an as-yet-unannounced date. Do you think Gabby can make it as the funny gal? Click here to share your opinion!
Forget the Oscars! Gabby’s moved on to TV and now she wants an Emmy!
Did the critics really think that Precious was the end of Gabourey Sidibe‘s show biz career? Well, she’s proved them wrong! The 26 year-old Academy Award nominee has made the jump to television, where she’ll star in Showtime’s new dramatic comedy, The Big C.
Check out the stories you must be reading this morning!
- Mario Lopez can’t wait to be a dad! PopEater
- Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake will share a love scene? Popsugar
- Robert Pattinson was beaten up as a kid? Popbytes
- Watch Gabourey Sidibe‘s audition video for Precious! Amy Grindhouse
- Chris Brown has a message for his fans! TMZ
- Lily Allen got mooned! Celebslam
Oscar winners faced the press last night after their big moments on the Kodak Theater stage!
The Oscar wins Mar.7 truly reflected the epitome of great acting. Mo’Nique took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire. The award winning actress looked radiant in a royal blue gown and she admits there’s a special reason why she wore it. “It’s the color that Hattie McDaniel wore in 1940 when she accepted her Oscar,” says Mo’Nique. “The reason why I have this gardenia in my hair, it is the flower that Hattie McDaniel wore when she accepted her Oscar … So, for you, Ms. Hattie McDaniel, I feel you all over me, and it’s about time that the world feels you all over them.” Read more
Wouldn’t YOU cry if Oprah gave you her support?
Oscar-nominee Mo’Nique had a special party crasher at her Precious luncheon March 6 at Philippe Chow in Los Angeles — Oprah Winfrey! Yes, Oprah and her BFF Gayle King stopped by during dessert and shared an array of goodies, while wishing the Best Supporting Actress nominee good luck. Read more
Do you think the Jersey Shore cast deserves to win an Academy Award? You just may after seeing their takes on films like The Hurt Locker!
3, 2, 1…ACTION! The Jersey Shore crew is officially (kind of) breaking into the acting world! Starting March 1 on Lopez Tonight, Snooki, The Situation, Pauly D. and the gang are going to re-create scenes and characters from some of the top Oscar-nominated movies of the year. Watch for their takes on The Hurt Locker, Up in the Air, Precious, Inglourious Basterds and The Blind Side.
Watch the video here!
Seattle Grace’s new heartthrob says he’s grateful not to be flipping burgers.
We know you love Jesse Williams — and so does HollywoodLife.com! So we couldn’t resist chatting up one of Grey’s Anatomy‘s latest additions when we saw him Feb. 26 at the NAACP Image Awards. “I’m incredibly grateful to have this opportunity,” he told us of his blossoming career. “I could be flipping burgers, and uh… no disrespect to people who flip burgers. We’re not caught in a snowstorm back in Brooklyn either, so things could be far worse.” A recurring role on one of TV’s hottest shows? Oh yes, Jesse, things could be far worse. Click here to read more about Jesse!
Have you ever crushed on two friends at the same time? How’d that work out for you?
It’s tearin’ up Gabby Sidibe‘s heart that she has to choose which former ‘N Sync hottie she’d rather date. Ah, such a dilemma! Even though the Best Actress nominee wants Justin Timberlake to be her Oscar night escort, she thinks JC Chasez is pretty damn ‘Precious’ too!
“My ideal dream date?” the 26-year-old actress pondered when HollywoodLife.com chatted with her Feb. 14 at the ACE Eddies Awards in Los Angeles. Read her answer here…
Oscar nomations were just announced in Hollywood, and there were no big surprises — except for in the new supersized Best Picture category, where sci-fi flick District 9 got a nod and Golden Globe winner The Hangover didn’t!
Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep led the Best Actress nominees for their roles in The Blind Side and Julie & Julia, and Kathryn Bigelow became only the fourth woman in the history of the Oscars to get a Best Director nomination for The Hurt Locker. Read more
Were you shocked by any SAG Award winners?
We weren’t! Aside from the incredible tribute to Betty White, The 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony played out almost identically to last weekend’s Golden Globes. It was basically round two for repeat winners like Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Mo’Nique and Drew Barrymore — though at least Drew seemed considerably more flustered with her SAG acceptance speech than she was at the Globes. Click here to see all the winners!