Gabourey Sidibe

The Year’s Most Controversial Magazine Covers

For a year when the Death of Print Media meme was already old news, the dinosaurs of publishing managed to come up with more than their share of provocative content in 2010. (Hey, maybe it’s because they were fighting for their livelihoods.) From a bloody, naked threesome to questionable Photoshop practices to one of Afghanistan’s most wrenching war photos, we look back at the year’s ten most controversial magazine covers. … Read More

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What's on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we decided that our company mascot should be the punk rock penguin. We were excited to hear that Gabourey Sidibe will be hosting an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. We found Shaq’s texts to his mistress much less entertaining than his tweets. We decided that if the options… Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we were in awe of Alexander McQueen’s last collection. We were happy to hear that Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe already has a new acting gig on Showtime. (Suck on that, Howard Stern.) We played an intellectually stimulating game of I spy with William Powhida’s latest art world send… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Thanks to a push from Kiefer Sutherland, FOX’s film and TV studios have finally agreed on a big-screen adaption of 24 which will take Jack Bauer to Europe. [via Variety]
2. Tonight will be the final installment of The Jay Leno Show with guests Ashton Kutcher and Gabourey Sidibe; Leno will return… Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we wished that Gabourey Sidibe had found her way onto this Vanity Fair cover. We watched a dog smile like a person. We tried to imagine kissing someone for three hours in an empty museum. We channeled other people’s emotional pain. We found ourselves on Team Macmillan.… Read More

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New York Film Festival, Part 4: Mother and Precious

Let this correspondent temper the choral praise for Lee Daniels’ — ahem, Tyler Perry and Oprah’s — Precious. It’s certainly not a total letdown (not with lead performances as immediate and crackerjack as that), but it’s also not the Great Urban Hope that so many have purported it to be. Indeed, the subject matter pulverizes the proverbial envelope — with incest, rape, poverty, illiteracy, teen pregnancy, and child abuse all saddled on the obese, African-American heroine Precious — but each misery is strung up to be drip-dried until the melodrama’s last turn of screw. The best parts, alas, are probably in the… Read More

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Rate-A-Trailer: Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire

Full disclosure: I’m a Mo’Nique addict, so the moment this movie started generating buzz at Sundance, I couldn’t wait to see it. Then it won a bunch of awards. And then there was drama about who has the rights to release it. (Lionsgate won.) But rest assured, all is well, and the trailer for Precious has finally hit the interwebs and it lives up to all the hype. … Read More

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