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Gabourey Sidibe Gears Up For V-Day

Gabourey Sidibe Gears Up For V-Day

Gabourey Sidibe rubs elbows with celebs as she attends V-Day’s 4th Annual L.A. Luncheon on Thursday (February 11).

The 26-year-old Precious actress, who served as one of the hosts for the event, met celebs including Rosario Dawson and Charlize Theron!

The luncheon featured a reading of Eve Ensler‘s latest work, I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the WorldEve and Rosario appeared on The Tyra Show today to speak about the book and anti-violence movement!

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  • elena

    Oh…my…GOD! There are no words. I don’t know where to begin. Those arms. :(

  • just me

    Where’s her neck?

  • Lona

    I was going to say the exact same thing, those arms :/ It’s sad because she seems like a lovely woman, but she needs to get healthy.

  • Lola Jay

    Why are u people sooooo RUDE???

  • JewelryMaker

    She was awesome on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. SO funny and able to keep up with that Cheeky Monkey. Love this woman.

  • Orchid

    5 Lola Jay @ 02/12/2010 at 5:17 pm
    What did they say that is RUDE? What did they say that is NOT true?

  • Lilka

    Gabourey is talented and seems to be a great woman, but I hope she will do something with her weight (and her look is the last thing I think about). Such overweight is extremely unhealthy and it can be a cause of many serious diseases. She has now money, so she can fight with it and fame, so she could be a very good role-model for other women who struggle with obesity. Everyone is now talking about how harmful and dangerous anorexia is but we shouldn’t forget about obesity which is also very dangerous.

  • brightside

    Luncheon!! OMG – they let her into a LUNCHEON! I hope they hid the food! She’s a talented actress, or several talented actresses looking at the size of her, but please, please, please she must do something about her weight. I swear she has grown larger! She’ll be developing her own gravity if she doesn’t slim down a bit.

  • Venom

    Exactly! What did ppl say that was so RUDE?!! PPL were just stating the truth. PPL going on and on about anorexia when some actress appears to be overly slim and, that is not healthy. Being Morbidly obese is not healthy either. Dangers of heart disease, diabetes or stroking out. Plus, all the extra weight on the body is not good either. Back problems and, being forced to walk with a cain or, to a wheelchair b/c it is hard walking a distance. She seems like a nice enough person and, has talent. She should for her benefit lose some of that TON-AGE for her sake.

    I know some fatties are proud to see a big girl get on film but, it is not healthy. You should want the person to be healthy and, not just liking her overweight to make the fatties out their feel good. Shsssh!

  • happy girl

    i have to agree on gabourey. love her acting and think she is charming and smart and funny BUT her weight is problematic. See, I think Jordin Sparks is healthy and at a good weight, for example but Gabourey is not at a healthy size for her age. So many health complications will come from this. She does not have to be a size 8 but she needs to start thinking of combating this weight – it’s too much. And when she does, I think it will be a nice message to girls her age. You can be a big girl but healthy – that should be the message.

  • Fifi

    Wow, Gabby’s hairline is really, really low. I’ve never noticed that before.

  • nea

    she’s not even trying to lose weight. :(
    she decided she was happy and doesn’t care anymore. the director said it right, she’s in complete denial:

    as for all of you saying that those who comment on her weight are being rude – someone once told me that being fat is actually very rude. I think it’s true, just think about it.

  • xxx

    Please lose weight before you die…..

  • yo sista

    Awww her smile is priceless!

    Lose some weight please!

  • 2010


    How about you have a plate of STFU yourself.

    I think the ladies look great. Gabby has real talent and she’s a beauty of her right. What a beautiful smile, she always seems cheerful. I hope she doesn’t read this comments, but if she does….you are loved, girl. don’t you ever stop smiling.

  • http://justjared deke

    She has a lot going for her right now. She does need to lose weight. She would feel a whole better. She needs to do it for herself and nobody else.

  • E

    She is an obese Brittany Murphy waiting to happen…. :(

  • lovely

    She seems lovely, i like her smile, the one pictured with charlize is beautiful, they looked lovely, jared you should put that one in the front page, her eyes also looked cute on that one.

  • Halli

    She needs a health intervention. Her hands are enormous in pic #4

  • Wesie

    Love her purple dress. Rosario also looks lovely and Charlize is stunnig as usual.

  • Tazina

    She’s not stupid. Obviously she knows she has an extreme health risk due to her obesity and has decided that she would rather eat what she wants than diet. It’s her deal, her body. You shouldn’t care so much.

  • CC

    People are so insensitive about her weight, and you don’t even stop to think that maybe she’s trying to lose. She’s enjoying her life right now, but she’s not dumb people. oI think she knows that eventually, if not sooner, she needs to think about cutting back and exercising more.

    She looks smaller than when she filmed Precious and afterwards.
    Obviously it will take some time to lose weight and be healthy, so we wont see the difference right away. But don’t rag on her like some of you have, saying they need to hide the food? Seriously, don’t bring others down. Only a handful of people give positive criticisms whenever JJ posts something about Gabourey .

  • nyob

    I love Rosario’s dress. I would like to own that for myself. Anyone know who makes it?

  • remember da truth

    Venom and Orchid, what makes you think it has to be false to be rude? If it were false, that’s awful, yes, and bad behavior like slamming people based on falsehoods in tabloids or saying someone has anorexia simply because they are thinner than you are IS rude, but so is stating the truth in a snide way.

    Gabourey unfortunately is VERY unhealthily overweight, but ridiculing her is not helping. She also happens to be a delightful, sweet person in that body. Look past the arms to her heart, okay?

  • remember da truth

    JewelryMaker, I was going to post the same thing!!! She was great on Craig Ferguson, and he seemed to really enjoy her. She surprised him with her ability to keep up with him!

    OT: Don’t you love how Craig calls it “the Twitter”? Almost makes me want to join so I can be part of the robot skeleton army!!

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  • firemenfriends

    I love her body, firemenfriends

  • Tootsie

    golly golly golly….she reminds me of a Pillsbury Doughboy in dark chocolate…..only ..the scary kind.

  • nea

    but she NOT trying, she said so herself in several interviews. she doesn’t care, she accepted herself like this and doesn’t want to change. and that wouldn’t be a problem if she weren’t obese.

  • Mehh

    wow, i mean.. wow!
    she.. is ..
    okay i really dunno wa to say she is shocking :l

  • She’s great

    She’s totally delightful! Her interviews are so fun and she seems like a really awesome person! I’m happy for her and can’t wait to see what she does next!
    People on here talking about her weight need to recognize that her size does nothing to you. You are the one with the problem if someone else’s body is disturbing to you. She’s obviously happy and doing well. Thin does not = healthy and fat does not = unhealthy. If the world could be explained so simply no one would have any problems. Stop acting like you care about fat people’s health. You don’t, you hate fat people. Be honest with the fact that you are a hateful person.. No one asks deathly skinny celebs to get healthy even though they are probably more unhealthy than Gabby. People need to educate themselves and stop being prejudiced.

  • liz

    Gabby is beautiful and talented! Sorry your so blind not to see it by your own Prejudice. Your loss…..not hers she’s obviously not letting her weight hold her back and I support her 100% and believe she will win the Oscar!

  • rido44

    How this Gabby girl ever made it to an Oscar nomination is beyond me. She is no actress by any stretch of the imagination. I counted three expressions she was able to convey: disgruntled, crying, laughing and even those not very well, in a face that is so fat as to almost totally inhibiting the movement of facial muscles. Just because on one level we empathize with the character she played does not mean that her performance is worthy of praise.

    It’s ironic that Gabby’s morbid obesity should make her famous at a time when more than half of America’s population gorges itself into an early grave. So she is no role model in this respect either. I think there is evidence that she actually is a very pretty woman under all this excessive weight, but she may not live long enough for us to find out if she doesn’t do something about her obesity sometime soon.