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Gabourey Sidibe on SNL: Not 'Precious'

'I love being happy,' and 'Mariah doesn't have a mustache'

(Newser) - Gabourey Sidibe stepped away from her Precious character last night, spunkily declaring that movies are fiction in her opening monologue on Saturday Night Live: "I love being happy," she sang. Another key difference: "Mariah Carey doesn't have a mustache." Sidibe teamed with Andy Samberg on an... More »

Precious Star to Host SNL

Gabourey Sidibe will helm comedy show on April 24

(Newser) - Gabourey Sidibe's 2010 continues to be eventful—the Oscar-nominated Precious star will host Saturday Night Live on April 24. Sidibe, 26, will be paired with indie rock darlings MGMT as musical guest. Also of note to SNL fans: Tina Fey returns to host April 10, with a performance by Justin... More »

Health Reform a Blow to Film

Hospital bills have driven many Hollywood screenplays

(Newser) - No one doubts that American life will change when health-care reform takes effect. But few have considered how the changes will affect popular culture—specifically movies. Health care has been a catch-all motivator for screenwriters, allowing for the injection of life-or-death struggle into otherwise comfortable American middle-class existence. John Lopez ... More »

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