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“Empire” star Gabourey Sidibe and her boyfriend swooned over each other as they celebrated the new year and new decade in heartfelt Instagram posts. “I’m truly thankful for my close family, friends, associates past and present … and most of all, for this queen right here,” Frankel wrote of the 36-year-old Gabby Sidibe. “You’re a…

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Fans have long formed a protective circle around Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe during her continuous battle with her weight since she rocketed to fame in the Oscar-nominated film Precious in 2009. This is why, unlike the cases with a plethora of other celebrities, fans had no problem with the 36-year-old “Empire” star’s laparoscopic bariatric surgery to…

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The cast of “Empire” has penned an open letter asking for Jussie Smollett to return to his role in the drama series. An open letter signed by his castmates, including Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe and Nicole Ari Parker, has asked for bosses to bring the actor —…

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In addition to recently revealing she underwent weight-loss surgery, “Empire” star Gabourey Sidibe, 33, is getting real about her bout with depression and bulimia in her new memoir, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare. In a clip of Sidibe’s Audible audiobook, shared via People, the Oscar nominee said, “Here’s the thing about…

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Actress Gabourey Sidibe recently shared with her followers on Instagram a couple of eye-catching photos showing off her new, slimmer figure. The dramatic weight loss has left her fans inspired. Sidibe was seen wearing black fitted pants and a white T-shirt designed with a portrait of rapper Biggie Smalls. After receiving a sea of compliments on social media…

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The story of the dysfunctional Lyon family on FOX’s “Empire” has driven the show to massive ratings all season long, but according to a new report, the fictional drama isn’t just for TV; allegedly there’s real drama between the cast as well. According to the Daily Mail, the show’s leads, Terrence Howard and Taraji P.…

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen and heard about Mo’Nique’s high-profile feud with filmmaker Lee Daniels, who previously told her that she was blackballed in Hollywood. Although it’s clear that Daniels wasn’t likely to work with Mo’Nique again, she’s now saying that she wants to sit down with him for a peace-making…

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Last night Hennessy V.S celebrated with the cast and crew of highly acclaimed Fox television hit Empire at their wrap party at Untitled in Chicago. Members of the cast, led by Malik Yoba, hopped on stage for a jam session while guests enjoyed custom Hennessy V.S cocktails. Cast members Terrence Howard, Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers,…

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Gabourey Sidibe has been a fan favorite among gay fans for years, especially since appearing on the hit season of “American Horror Story: Coven.” However, Sidibe had her LGBT fans, especially her transgender ones, up in arms last week when she made controversial jokes about the trans community on “The Arsenio Hall Show.” While chatting…

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Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo Actress Gabourey Sidibe is ready to take on one of her most important roles to date as host of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, a documentary series highlighting contemporary life, art and pop culture in the African diaspora. The fifth season of AfroPoP, produced by Black Public Media, premiered Tuesday, Jan.…

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– Edgy drama inspired by internationally known Los Angeles Serial Killer case focuses on detective, journalist and community organizer hunting the killer. “Dancing With Rip,” is the first movie inspired by the South Central Los Angeles serial killer case, “Grim Sleeper.”  The film is being produced by Nyjo Brennen, Florida A&M alum, who most recently produced…

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Beyoncé is no stranger to controversy when it comes to the much-maligned practice of skin lightening in advertisements. And now, Beyoncé finds herself in hot water — or rather hot bleach — again, due to new album promo ads that show the singer looking lighter than ever and nearly unrecognizable. In the new images, which…

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In 2012, be prepared to see a lot more black stars on your television. Rappers, models, and natural-born actors are filling up cable and prime time TV in shows that aren’t only targeted to the African American audience, but mainstream television as well. The strides we have made in capturing the attention of the public in various…

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