Gabourey Sidibe set to make directorial debut

Actress Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe is ready to take her onscreen talents behind-the-scenes as she gears for her directorial debut in the upcoming psychological thriller Pale Horse. Pale Horse is set in the Pacific Northwest and follows Naia, an esteemed, yet reclusive African American YA book author who is living with multiple sclerosis. When Naia decides […]

Gabourey Sidibe delivers smackdown of rapper Twista for fat-shaming her

Gabourey Sidibe long ago informed movie fans that she is armed with a quick tongue and sharp wit. The actress used her verbal tools to provide a brutal clapback aimed at veteran rapper Twista, who fat-shamed her and negatively compared her with Instagram model Bernice Burgos. Twista reposted a comparison between Sidibe and Burgos that […]

Gabourey Sidibe and boyfriend share sweet messages to each other

“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 […]

Gabourey Sidibe’s dramatic weight loss stuns fans (photos)

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 […]

‘Empire’ cast pens open letter of support for Jussie Smollett

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 — […]

Gabourey Sidibe gets real about depression and eating disorders

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 […]

Gabourey Sidibe gets candid about weight-loss surgery: ‘I love my body now’

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gabby Sidibe (@gabby3shabby) Gabourey Sidibe is opening up about her weight-loss journey. Last year the “Empire” star, 33, opted to undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery, after a long-term battle with depression, anxiety and bulimia. Now, the actress who recently dropped her memoir, This Is Just My Face: […]

Celebs join Lee Daniels at unveiling of star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Lee Daniels was so elated he posted a video on social media with his partner and family in tow on his way to the unveiling ceremony for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Daniels called it a classy day and exclaimed he was going to play classical music as he wanted to be […]

Gabourey Sidibe inspires fans after revealing slimmer figure

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 […]

Trouble on ‘Empire’ set? Jussie Smollett weighs in

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. […]

Mo’Nique wants public chat with Lee Daniels

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 […]

‘Empire’ creator reacts to Mo’Nique saying she was offered a role in show

For weeks now, Mo’Nique has been in the papers discussing her alleged blackballing in Hollywood over the movie Precious and her growing feud with director and producer Lee Daniels. This week alone, she claimed that Daniels lied about Hollywood thinking she’s “difficult” and also claimed that he offered her roles in “Empire” and The Butler. […]

'Empire' cast parties at Untitled in Chicago

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, […]

Gabourey Sidibe sparks outrage with controversial tranny joke

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 […]

Gabourey Sidibe fires back at hateful fat tweets following Golden Globes

“American Horror Story: Coven” actress Gabourey Sidibe, 30, was the target of some angry and hateful Twitter users following her appearance at the Golden Globe Awards on the red carpet Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. The Oscar-nominated actress was wearing a custom-made dress by Daniel Musto. No need to recount the disparaging Twitter remarks here. But, […]

Gabourey Sidibe shines light on Africa with ‘AfroPop’

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. […]

Black Serial Killer Film Gets Green Light

– 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 […]