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Gabourey Sidibe: Oprah Asked Me to the Oscars!

Gabourey Sidibe: Oprah Asked Me to the Oscars!

Gabourey Sidibe gears up for the Oscars at the Women In Film Pre-Oscar Party and the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday (March 4) in Los Angeles.

The 26-year-old Precious actress told People that while she’d planned to bring her mama to the Oscars as her date, she recently got an offer from a very famous female…

Oprah called me and was like, ‘Hey girl, do you want to ride together?’ ” Gabby shared.

“I was like, ‘I got it Oprah, calm down. I don’t want to show up with you. People will think we’re too cool,” she laughed before admitting that Oprah‘s the only person she “continually [gets] star-struck by.”

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  • John

    Why doesn’t she try to lose weight? If I was comfortable with my smoking habit, people would vilify me. But she’s comfortable being unhealthily overweight and it’s okay?

    People talk about super thin models being bad role models. But people who are comfortable being unhealthily overweight are just as bad role models.

  • maud

    what an ugly creature

  • Kate

    Don’t call her an “animal” or a “creature”! That’s so disrespectful.

    BUT I am wondering who decided to put her in a dress with horizontal stripes…not the most flattering choice that’s for sure

  • @Kate

    Totally agree about the horizontal stripes! Horizontal stripes is the LAST thing you should wear if you’re overweight. Change your stylist, Gabby!

  • Lisa

    She is a wonderful actress..nothing is wrong with her..Rock on Gabby!

  • Orchid

    I was going to say the same thing, Kate! Horizontal stripes is not for overweight people.

  • ck_always

    I wonder if she had to use two tickets for herself.

  • Kinda sad

    I’ve heard her in interviews and she seems very sweet – and pretty intelligent too. It’s really a shame she doesn’t seem to have enough common sense to do something about her weight. Surely she realizes it can’t be healthy to be that heavy.

  • kiki
  • dolce

    hey, you don’t know if she’s doing anything about the weight or not. it’s not easy to lose a lot of weight overnight. maybe she’s dieting, working out, and other stuff that we don’t know about.

  • Ryan

    i’d hit it, all night long

  • jamie

    This girl has the smallest eyes I’ve ever seen!
    http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2432236/gabourey-sidibe-pre-oscar-parties-06/fullsize/

    Even if she didn’t have such a fat face her eyes are incredibly small.

  • ck_always

    @dolce: You don’t lose 300 pounds by dieting.

  • Lcgirl

    @ck_always: why not?

  • betty

    Losing weight is really hard. We don’t know that she hasn’t been trying!

  • http://www.fuzal.com Fuzal Shop

    Love you Gabby. You Rock!!

  • brightside

    Horizontal stripes not a good idea but the green dress is a winner and, in that, she looks as though she’s lost a little weight.

  • Go Ask Alice

    Horitzontal stripes are ok if you are her size because ,really, it makes her look no larger or smaller. Really.
    As if any style can make her look smaller or not.
    Calm down,because I am plus size myself and have been way smaller . I know how it feels to be on both ends.
    WAIT, I am NOT making fun of her size.
    I have seen this girl in interviews and she is smart, kind,witty and a really good actress. She was an unknown plucked from college.
    Her size, the girl is so young and is at an unhealthy weight.
    Everybody is made to be a size 4.
    Everybody is not made to be a size 28-32 either.

    Everybody who is larger is not unhealthy either.
    I know ALL about the weight thing.
    I am too big now, but I can move, bend, stoop, walk a few miles, go all day, goup and down flights of stairs and not be out of breath, etc.

    I don’t think Gabby can.

  • ck_always

    @Lcgirl: Uh ..because it doesn’t work that way? All of a sudden eating healthy food isn’t going to shed pounds off any body. You eat sugar, protein, and fat ..your body gains wait. Then you turn around and eat a head of lettuce and it’s supposed to make you lose weight? Haha, no. That’s just a common mistake people make when using “dieting” as an excuse. You have to physically work it off. In Gabourney’s case, she will probably never look thin and most definitely won’t ever lose that weight by dieting and exercising. Her best chance would be surgery and then having to exercise and diet from that point on for the rest of her life. Those are the consequences for getting that big in the first place. These are just the cold-hard facts. Diet pills are another false hope for people who use them. A diet pill does nothing but tricks your body into thinking it’s been given the appropriate amount of nutrition, thus starving it ..resulting in a false termed “weight loss”.

  • Tee

    I like these dresses better. The green and black dress is beautiful!

  • sarafina

    I think she has talent,and i agree who is to say she is not trying to lose weight. Being heavy is not healthy,but then again neither is being STICK THIN AND YET SOMETIMES WE ADMIRE STICK THIN.WHY???? The Girl has Talent.

  • plez

    In Gabourney’s case, she will probably never look thin and most definitely won’t ever lose that weight by dieting and exercising.

    Read more: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/03/06/gabourey-sidibe-oprah-asked-me-to-the-oscars/#comments#ixzz0hOzZOe18

    WRONG, Have you ever seen a tv show called THE BIGGEST LOSER.
    ..
    “Shauntina “Shay” Sorrells is the biggest contestant to ever tip “The Biggest Loser” scales. At her first weigh-in, the married mother of two was 476 pounds. While on the ranch, she shed 150 pounds”
    ..
    Shay lost weight by exercise and eating right.
    ..
    GS does not weigh more than 500 lbs. Thus she can lose the weight the same way. However I doubt she can do it while traveling around promoting her movie and going to awards shows.
    So leave her alone and let her enjoy this time.

  • pam

    For god’s sake she is a human being created by god leave her alone jeez

  • LuckyL

    I agree with Kate.

  • Abbe

    The stripes do nothing for her, but my god she’s gorgeous in the green!

  • F

    Say what you want about her weight but you have to admit that (exept fot that hideous stripes dress) she wears the most simple, yet gorgeous clothes.
    Her hair and makeup are always flawless too.

    It’s so much easier to show off an outfit for girls like Charlize Theron, but this girl has the size of an elephant and she still can make a dress look good!!

    I’m starting to like her very much, I hope she doesn’t vanish after the Oscars,,,

  • brightside

    @plez:
    500lbs – Dear God – that’s over 35 stone….that’s four times heavier than I am…that’s horrific, sorry, but it is. I know I couldn’t lift and carry four additional people.

  • Mary

    She actually told Oprah to calm down, what is wrong with riding to the Oscars with Oprah, that have been a smart move, someone needs to school her on socializing because she doesnt seem to know much

  • katrus

    Growing to love this young woman more and more. She has a wondeful personality and so darn funny. I don’t even focus on her size anymore, she seems comfortable with it.

  • A LOSER…!! ON SUNDAY

    HERE WE GO AGAIN JUST LIKE LAST YEAR WITH JENNIFER HUDSON.. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO WIN AN A AWARD
    JUST ASK MONIQUE AND NOW THAT GABBY IS NOMINATED TOO

    AGAIN NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY..WHERE IS OPRAH SHE
    PROBABLY WANTED TO REPRESENT THE MOVIE WITH THE
    UNKNOWN GET IT UNTIL NOW…STAR…OF THE MOVIE…

    NOT NECESSARY OPRAH…NICE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION
    JUST LIKE HOW THIS FAT COW IS NOT GOING TO HAVE JUSTIN
    EITHER …NO THANKS FAT COW GABBY.. YOU ARE A NOBODY

  • nysro

    Hopefully she doesn’t get too star struck at the oscars and have a heart attack. (it’s inches away as it is) .

    Quit posting this person.. People have to hold back puke when they see her… Just glad i don’t have to be around when she sweats it up.

  • Anon

    Looking good, Gabby! I saw you on Chelsea, you did great. You must be a riot, girl. Have fun at the Oscars! Smile and remember it all!

  • Anon

    Gabby knows a lot more than you think she does and besides she was going already with her Mama. Oprah was just making a kind gesture and Gabby knew it.
    Rock on, Gabourey. Remember what to do on the all the comments….are you smilin’?…..now say it…..f. …u.

  • powerless

    OMG! SHE’S SO REAL! (I AM SO MUCH THINNER THAN HER)

  • first and last post

    She is one up in my book…so comfortable with herself, her image and what is important to her for such a young age. Assuming she was naive enough to fall for such manipulative tactics, Oprah wants to jump on the band wagon of GS’s sudden notoriety…GS is too smart for that. Taking her Mother is a wonderful choice. The package is not always what it appears to be. Go GS!.

  • H

    Love Gabby

  • HUMUNGUS! HE DA KING

    SAY SHE ONE BIG BIG WOMAN FERTILITY GODDESS WORSHIP EARTH GODDESS GABBY ALL WOMAN SHUD BE DIS BIG & BIGGER

  • Not Impressed by JA

    I am glad that peopmle defend vehemently Gaby body frame. I just tunk there is clearly a double standard. Nobody ever defend the right of skinny girls to be skinny, cvalling their names like skeletor, anorexoc even when it is not the case and such, even if statistucs shows that they are more people dying about weight related illness due to overweight than due ti skinniness.
    .
    So stop the double standard and the hypocricy saying big woman are natural and skinny are not even woman according to many of you !

  • pooper

    OMG…. stripes on clothes of heavy women are a big NO NO. it just makes you look even bigger

    It’s ok if the stripes on clothes are vertical. It draws the eyes up/down.

  • brightside

    @Not Impressed by JA:
    Not sure I understood that, but, if you’re saying that more people die of obesity related issues than anorexia, then you are right. They do. Obesity is a big killer. It’s fine to be a few pounds over, in fact the healthiest people are not dangerously underweight or morbidly overweight, but a only a few pounds over.
    Eating sensibly is easy – 2 tips – small plate, don’t overfill and take the apple test. If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple then you’re not hungry, so don’t eat the cake because you don’t need it. Very good, the apple test.

  • dipsy

    Why does she have a MAMA and not a MOTHER? Stereotype much?

  • dipsy

    BTW, love her!!! She is so smart and charming! Her personality shines through in all her interviews. I loved her on Chelsea Handler, she held her own and Chelsea is in love with her. CHELSEA!!!??? , She despises most people but loves her!

  • Lorena

    Calling another human being a creature is not kind.

  • Reverse double standard

    Well, “plus size” is the new thin. Slim and small-framed women are labeled “anorexic” these days. Was a time a woman this size would have been shunned in Hollywood. Those times have changed. But I agree, people who are “skinny” are subjected to more insults these days than the “chubbies.” After all, a chubby woman can always describe herself as “curvy.”

  • http://buzznet.com Enrico Mantegna

    She is one of the most hideous creatures I have ever seen. She should do horror movies because she needs no costume or makeup to scare the bejesus out of people!

  • Karen

    I really don’t think that strangers’ expressed concerns about Gabourney’s health are genuine. They don’t sound genuine. Do most of you actually care about the health of a perfect stranger when you have yourself, your family, friends, and co-workers to worry about?

    What I find sad is that someone is suggesting to this woman that she is going to have a CAREER in film. It is just not going to happen. Honestly, think of past and current films….where are the roles for her?
    Not only is she immense, but she is covered in stretch marks.

    I’m sure she’s very nice. But, living in reality is important. Bad things happen to people who get lost in the clouds along the way.

  • Karen

    @brightside: I am going to buy some apples on the way home tonight!

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