Precious

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJsKA-JAiA9/?taken-by=gabby3shabby Actress and comedian Gabby Sidibe has been showcasing her slimmed-down look on Instagram lately and fans are cheering the “Empire” star on on her quest to lose more weight. In 2009, Sidibe told Oprah that she’s been trying to control her weight with dieting since she was six years old, but that she eventually accepted her body and […]

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 hit with an allegation that they blackballed Mo’Nique for “refusing to play the game.” The comedian-turned-actress says she was marginalized after scoring an Oscar for best supporting actress in 2010 for her […]

Actress Gabourey Sidibe is no stranger to cyber bullies. As recently as the Golden Globe awards, she had to deal with an onslaught on criticism on social media regarding her fashion choices that night. Roland Martin caught up with Sidibe in Los Angeles ahead of the 45th NAACP Image Awards to find out how she […]

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. […]

Los Angeles — At The VH-1 Divas Salute The Troops Concert, comedian Kathy Griffin referred to Sarah Palin’s daughter as  “White Precious,” referring to the movie starring Monique and Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe. While it could have been because Bristol was a teen mom with a belligerent, abusive mother, Griffin was in fact referring to Bristol […]

A Judge has refused “Precious” producer, Lee Daniels offer to bail his brother-in-law out of jail for one million dollars, according to The New York Daily News. The director of the acclaimed movie “Precious” offered to back a $1 million bail to spring his brother-in-law from prison – but a federal judge was not impressed. […]

The New York Daily News is reporting that the sister of “Precious” director, Lee Daniels, Leah Daniel-Butler has been charged with obstruction of justice for sneaking out guns and cash from their house in California. Daniels-Butler’s husband, Henry (Black) Butler, has been under investigation by the feds for alleged drug dealing. He was arrested last […]

CHICAGO — The brother of Oscar winner Mo’Nique said Monday on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show that he molested the actress when they were children and he wants to apologize to her. Gerald Imes said on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that the molestation continued for a year or two, starting when he was 13 and Mo’Nique […]

Since “Precious” hit theaters last fall and met with critical and commercial success, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the future of the film’s star.

From Reuters.com: David Oyelowo, the British actor who appeared in “A Raisin in the Sun” and stars in George Lucas’ “Red Tails,” will play the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

From TheDailyVoice.com: Is it already the end of the road for Hollywood’s newest black stars?