Precious Gaby Shows a 'Mean' Side

Sidibe has a lot to learn about being a star, says columnist
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2010 6:55 AM CDT
Matt Damon, right, and Gabourey Sidibe are seen during arrivals of the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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(Newser) – The gossip rags are still busy fawning over Gabourey Sidibe, but one serious admirer says, "I'm putting down my pompoms." Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart was a huge fan of Precious and rooted for Sidibe to win an Oscar, but he's concluded that she's actually kind of a jerk. In the Post Capehart writes that he approached her at the White House Correspondents Dinner, only to have her blow him off with a rude “come back in five minutes!”—and she wasn’t joking.

Upon telling his colleagues the story, one matched it with her own "horrible" experience trying to compliment Sidibe on her work in Precious, and getting this response: "I guess I should say, 'Thank you.'" Later, another friend who wanted a picture with Sidibe reports to Capehart that he got turned down flat. “There's no law that says Sidibe has to show grace to her fans or appreciation for their kind words,” Capehart writes. “But a true star would.”

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