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Guess Which Celeb Gabourey Sidibe Would Sleep With (And Make Sure She’d Wrap It Up Because He’s Fertile!)
Gabourey Sidibe is officially the dirty 30 (as of May 6) and Wendy Williams invited the actress to plenty of dirty talk during her appearance on her talk show today.
Wendy put the upcoming co-star of “American Horror Story” in her hot seat and didn’t waste any time getting turning up the heat with four degrees of questions. By the time Wendy got to the 40 degree mark, she hit Gabourey with this interesting quest into her thoughts on her former male co-stars: “Out of all of your former co-stars — Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Lenny Kravitz — who would you marry, who would you sleep with, and who would you run over with your car?” Here’s what Gabby said:
“I would marry Lenny Kravitz because I feel like he’s a good strong Christian man – with his own island. I’d probably sleep with Eddie Murphy, but I’d wrap it up because he’s fertile. And I guess I’d hit Colin Ferrell with my car—nothing personal but I don’t know him like that.”
Poor Colin Ferrell, he wasn’t even supposed to be in the discussion. But more importantly, Eddie Murphy?? To be fair, it’s not like Gabby had the best choices to begin with, but I think I would’ve had to choose Lenny Kravitz twice, or switch my answers around. I’m pretty sure Eddie could buy his own island if he wanted to too. But, shout out to Gabby for the safe sex plug. Always gotta wrap it up.
Something you ladies might be able to relate with more is the answer Gabourey gave for her 100 degree question of who she would have a one-night stand with. The answer? Ryan Gosling. Good luck with that, she might have to fight off a few hundred thousand people to get to that one, including Eva Mendes.
Check out Gabby’s full appearance on Wendy below. What do you think about her hot seat answers?
“Who Hasn’t Dated A Gay Dude?” Gabourey Sidibe Talks About What She Wants In A Man, And The Gay Ex Who Used To Wear Her Heels
While chowing down on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich this morning, I just so happened to be tuned into Access Hollywood Live, and early in the show, the ex-fiancée of Jason Collins was on, reminiscing about the eight years they had spent together, the great person he is, and how in those eight years, she had no inkling that he might have been gay. Carolyn Moos didn’t really seem to be angry about his confession, seeing as how he told her right before he came out in Sports Illustrated, but she did seem angry with society as a whole, who she says forces people to live in the closet because of intolerance.
Fast forward 15 minutes later, and guest Gabourey Sidibe was next to be interviewed. There to talk about the new and last season of the show The Big C, she found a minute to open up how much she has in common with Moos, seeing as how she also had been in a relationship with a gay man. But the very funny Sidibe says she could actually tell soon after they became an item that something was off. This was her very interesting conversation with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover:
Billy Bush: “You were dating…um…well, recently, right? You relate to our previous guest here.”
Sidibe: “Who hasn’t dated a gay dude?” [laughs]
Bush: “How recently were you dating a gay dude and did he tell you that he was gay?”
Sidibe: “He didn’t tell me, I just sort of figured it out. Sort of. It was sort of recently.”
Kit Hoover: “How did you figure it out?”
Sidibe: “Through like weird things he would say. And he also tried on all my heels once. So that’s a pretty big indication [laughs].
Bush: “Did you confront him?”
Sidibe: “I was like…’I have a feeling that, one, you look great in those heels, and two, you might not be into ladies [laughs]‘”
Much respect to her for having such a good sense of humor about it all. But Sidibe has moved forward and is looking for a new love, but she tells Bush and Hoover (funny, those are former Presidents’ last names…) in her Brooklyn accent that she’s not trying to mess with anybody who is in Hollywood.
“I don’t think I do. I sort of don’t live a very Hollywood life other than the fact that I do TVs and film all the time…I live in New York. But I sort of like to live a normal life, so I think I’d like a normal dude. I like funny guys. I like guys that get the joke. I like fun people, and I don’t like to explain my sarcasm. Just some dude that’s going to get me and be super tall. I like ‘em tall.”
Don’t we all?
Check out her full interview on Access Hollywood Live on the next page and let us know if you can relate and found yourself in a relationship with a gay man before.
Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number In Hollywood: Older Actors Who’ve Portrayed Significantly Younger Characters
Since the beginning of film-making, directors have cast actors and actresses into roles based significantly on talent, often letting factors like age fall by the wayside. Age ain’t nothing but a number in Hollywood, and that’s evident when a 41-year-old Barber Streisand was cast to play a 17-year-old in Yentl, or a 34-year-old Stockard Channing was cast to play an 18-year-old girl in Grease. Let’s see what other actresses and actors are old enough to father or give birth to some of the characters they’ve played–or at least be a young aunt or uncle to them.
Donald Glover, who currently stars as 24-year-old college student Troy Barnes on Community, is just marginally older than his character by 5 years, making Glover 29 years old.
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New Yorkers, here’s your chance to see the 2011 Berlin and SXSW Film Festival’s official selection, “Yelling to the Sky,” for free!
The film, which stars Zoë Kravitz, tells the story of Sweetness O’Hara, “an introspective and shy inner-city teenager who unsuccessfully tries to quietly blend into the crowded halls of her high school. An increasingly complex home life, and a persistent, growing threat at school, soon carry her into a world of reckless ambivalence.”
Starring alongside Zoe are an all-star supporting cast consisting of Jason Clarke (Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby); Gabourey Sidibe (Best Actress nominee for Precious); Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?); Antonique Smith (Notorious); Tariq Trotter (Black Thought of The Roots); and Yolonda Ross (Treme.
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No Sassy Black Girl Or Token Friend Here: 10 Shows And Movies We Love That Showcase Strong Black Female Leads
Black women aren’t always given the opportunity to portray strong or positive female leading characters on-screen, particularly because Hollywood is dominated by men…white men. Somehow, however, the following women have struck gold in films and television shows that would have them act as outstanding characters, showcasing strength and character in multiple capacities, depicting black women who are struggling with death, romance, violence, revenge, scandal, betrayal or simply trying to survive–all in a gracious and entertaining way.
Kerry Washington stars in ABC’s Scandal as crisis manager, Olivia Pope. Pope’s character is loosely based on the real life crisis manager, Judy Smith. Washington portrays Pope as a headstrong, heavy-hearted woman who personally bears each burden that presents itself in her life. Pope leads a team of attorneys who are tasked with the goal of solving issues for politicians, celebrities and athletes. Scandal doesn’t elude Pope’s personal life, after all, she was carrying on an affair with the president of the United States–making the show all the more interesting.
Gabourey Sidibe Talks About Her Struggle To Be Confident When The Media And The Public Obsess Over Her Weight
If you needed another reason to be a fan of Gabourey Sidibe, the words she spoke at a recent Women’s Inspiration and Enterprise conference in NYC last week just might give you what you’re looking for. The actress, who receives a lot of rude remarks and inquiries about her weight, touched on people’s obsession with her size, and the struggle she dealt with to feel confident about who she was as a young woman. And she also touched on how even with the confidence she gained, she still gets her feelings hurt by how cruel Hollywood and the media can be. According to fanshare.com, Sidibe had this to say about how finally loving herself actually helped her take on the role of Precious:
“I didn’t really get to grow up hearing that I was beautiful a lot, or that I was worth anything nor did I grow up seeing myself on TV. Then at some point when I was 21 or 22 I just decided that life wasn’t worth living if I wasn’t happy with myself so I just took all the steps that I could to figure out how to love myself and become confident. Truthfully speaking if I hadn’t found this person before that movie [Precious] I wouldn’t have even be in that movie.”
But it doesn’t help when magazines and sites try to make a mockery of her and her size:
“People see me as a confident person but I get shaken a lot, especially being in this business. A few weeks ago I was on vacation and I went into a CVS [a pharmacy chain of shops in the US] and as I’m paying I see a picture of myself on the cover of a magazine and they’re guesstimating what my weight is? The headline was ‘Gabourey Sidibe 250 pounds.”
But even with scenarios like that occurring constantly, Gabby tries to keep her head up in the midst of the media’s bull***, saying, “I have to keep going and living my life, so when things like that upset me I have to find things that build my confidence back up.”
I respect Gabby’s honesty, and I know it has to be a constant struggle for her with more time spent focused on her body type than on her talents these days. And while you might not agree with her size or her confidence, it would be nice if folks let her live and lead her life the way she sees fit. Clearly she’s aware of her size, and she’s decided to embrace it.
What are your thoughts on Gabby’s comments?
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Despite her undeniable talent, discussions surrounding Gabourey Sidibe frequently focus on her size. Recently when she sat down with Bravo’s Andy Cohen, a friendly game of “Plead the Fifth” turned a bit sour when she recalled an encounter with fellow actress Joan Cusack.
As Bravo says, “watch what happens…”
Does anyone else find it odd that this warning about image consciousness came from Joan Cusack? She doesn’t necessarily have a traditional Hollywood look either. But back to Gabby. I must admit, the woman handles the criticism very well. She could easily allow the constant criticism to dim her spirit or her light but she perseveres. You’ve got to respect that.
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Yesterday, Gabourey Sidibe stopped by “Live with Kelly!” to talk about her role on Showtime’s “The Big C” and there was an interesting exchange between Gaby and the host, Kelly Ripa.
Overall, the interview went really well. Gaby showed off her fun personality which completely conflicted with reports about her having a mean, diva-like attitude—especially considering she entered the set doing the running man.
Later into the interview, Kelly asked about the upcoming season of “The Big C” and mentioned that Gabourey’s character Andrea will be returning to her roots after a trip to Africa. Kelly says she loves African-inspired clothing and wonders if Gabourey feels the same, to which she responded, not so much. She told her:
“I’m actually African, I’m Senegalese, and so I’m over it.” She also added that she she hasn’t worn “stuff like that” since she was like 11.
“I’m very Americanized and I hated the afro.”
Kelly tried to follow up that statement with a question on how long it took Gabourey to kill the afro her character had to wear and change her hairstyle, but it just turned into a jumbled how long-afro-normal-hair-regular-get back to-mess once she realized her use of the words normal and regular probably didn’t come out right. (good catch Kelly)
Gabourey said it only took about 10 hours from the time she landed back home from Puerto Rico where they were shooting to have the fake afro removed and the silky weave she was wearing sewed in, and she seemed quite proud of it. Overall, the convo wasn’t a big deal, but I thought her disassociation with dashikis and the “African style” of dress and hair Kelly is fond of was sort of interesting in a way.
Check out her segment from the show here. What do you think about the interview?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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It’s hard to picture anyone but Gabourey Sidibe playing the acclaimed role of “Precious” in Lee Daniels’ film, but in her new book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, Jennifer Hudson reveals that she was offered the lead role but turned it down.
J Hud says the opportunity came along right after her role in “Dreamgirls,” when she had first lost weight and she knew she’d have to gain it all back to play the part. She also didn’t want to be type-cast.
She writes, “I had done that with Effie, and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight.”
That obviously won’t be an issue anymore with Jennifer’s new slim figure, but even at her previous size, it’s hard to imagine her as Precious.
Can you picture Jennifer Hudson in the role of Precious? Do you think turning down the part was a good career move?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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I remember back in the day when Eddie Murphy used to be the beez-neez.
Everyone had seen most of his movies (with the exception of The Golden Child probably), and if I said to you, “What is this? Velvet?” and you didn’t know what I was referring to, you received the stank face. Murphy has pretty much done it all in his career: stand up, action films, the buddy-cop film, comedies where he has piled on the make up and disguises, and he has even done a musical (Dreamgirls anyone?). But sometime around and after his Oscar nomination for Dreamgirls, Murphy got lost in a sea of forgettable family films (aside from the never say die Shrek franchise) with thin plots and little demand. Did anyone actually go see “Meet Dave”?
But now Murphy is back, and he’s back in a role he knows all to well from past work early in his career: the bad guy used to do some good. Tower Heist is based around a staff of hard-working men and women who hold things down in a luxurious high-rise in NYC (near Columbus Circle to be exact for folks who live here). Their leader is Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller), the honorable building manager. When a wealthy, Wall-Street working resident of the high-rise named Arthur (Alan Alda) dupes Kovacs into allowing the man to invest his and the rest of the staff’s pensions, they find themselves caught up in a shady Ponzi scheme. More than a little heated by the deception and the fact that Arthur looks like he’s going to go free for his actions, Kovacs teams up with small-time crook Slide (Eddie Murphy, of course) to help him and a few other building workers get their money back the hood way: by robbing the businessman’s penthouse on the top floor of that same luxurious high-rise.
Murphy’s role in the film is to show the men the ropes: how to be good thieves and how to work a good bobby pin–and not for your hair. And he is good at his task seeing as how he’s got a long rap sheet for thievery and living reckless. But this time around, he teams up with Kovacs not only to get his own cut of the stolen mula, but also to help the naive staff exact some proper revenge. You’ve seen Murphy play a role like this in Trading Places, you’ve seen it in 48 Hours, so why should you see it in Tower Heist? Maybe because after nearly 30 years since his first film, which was 48 Hours, it’s nice to see traces of the old Eddie Murphy. No more talking like “Donkey” in Shrek or watching kids in Daddy Day Care, Murphy is back to his old reckless self, talking crazy, stealing everyone’s attention even when he shows up in small scenes, and just straight up being the loud-mouth guy we’ve been missing all these years. On top of that, the rest of the cast in this film does some really good work. Especially Stiller, actor Michael Peña, and of course, Gabourey Sidibe. She and Murphy share some chemistry and a little bit of dirty talk in the movie as well.
I know going to the movies is expensive, and a gal is NOT trying to waste her dollars. However, you’ll be pleasantly surprised and delighted by Tower Heist and the new and improved Eddie Murphy (which is somewhat like the old). There are a lot of actually very hilarious moments in the film, as well as a fair share of “that couldn’t be me” type moments as well. And unlike other comedies that drag on too long these days, the film is under two hours, so you never find yourself lost or bored. So yes, to everyone’s surprise, Tower Heist is actually a good film, and a good time at the movies. Check-check it out!