Mo’Nique is once again making headlines over comments surrounding Hollywood and allegations she was blackballed from working after she “wouldn’t play the game.” Recently, the Academy-Award…

Just weeks after coming under fire for failing to nominate Black actresses, actors or directors for Sunday’s 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, Hollywood leaders have been…

Jennifer Hudson is backtracking on her recent explanation as to why she did not take the role in “Precious.” J Hud told TMZ that her weight was NOT a factor when she turned down the title role of “Precious.” She says she turned it down because she felt it was too graphic for her at […]

A movie about a Black teenage girl struggling with her identity, who suffers verbal abuse from her mother and struggles to fit in with her peers, is currently getting a strong Oscar buzz. No, the movie is not “Precious 2” it is “Pariah,” the story of a teenage lesbian coming to grips with her identity. […]

Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson talks about her weight loss and offers healthy-living tips and personal life stories in her new book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down. Hudson, who has been the spokesperson for Weight Watchers since 2010, lost more than 80 pounds throughout her […]

From The 14th annual American Black Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, with a community showing of its centerpiece film, “Stomp the Yard: Homecoming.” The festival drew more than 3,000 participants to Miami, Florida, for four days of workshops, panel discussions and movie screenings. Aspiring writers, directors, producers, actors and others flocked from across the […]

Actress Gabourey Sidibe is well aware that most people know her from her breakout role in Precious, but she understandably wants to make it clear to people that she’s not her troubled, abused character. What better place to make the distinction than the Saturday Night Live stage? The excited, bubbly host used her monologue for […]

Despite Howard Stern’s controversial remarks that the Gabourey Sidibe will have trouble getting more work in Hollywood because of her size (Howard Stern Goes In On Oprah & Gabourey Sidibe), a source has exclusively revealed that the Precious Oscar nominee is going to be hosting an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live! “It literally just […]

Actress, comedienne and TV host Mo’Nique won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Precious.” She beat out Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Penelope Cruz, as she did at the Golden Globes. “I would like to thank the Academy for proving that it can be about the performance and […]

Acting veterans had words of wisdom for “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe. Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, and other prominent Oscar winning and nominated women gathered Wednesday night and advised Gaby how to handle awards day jitters. Watch the video: Viola said, “Have fun. Do not take it seriously because at the end of the day when […]

The 2010 Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some well deserved nominations. Mo’Nique was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Precious,” while her co-star Gabourey Sidibe grabbed one for Best Actress. Morgan Freeman received one for Best Actor for his role as Nelson Mandela in “Invictus.” Rounding out the […]

VIA:, Hollywood Reporter Mo’Nique has done it again. Once known strictly as a stand up comedian and comedic actor, she’s flipped the script and is now known as a dramatic actress, as well. Her ability to portray an abusive mother in the big screen drama “Precious” was so outstanding that it has already garnered […]