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Gabourey Sidibe Had Weight Loss Surgery Last Year

Gabourey Sidibe has revealed that she went under the knife in May 2016 to aid in her weight loss.

The 33-year-old Empire star had laproscopic bariatric surgery, which she talks about her in new memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.

“I just didn’t want to worry,” Gabourey told People after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. “I truly didn’t want to worry about all the effects that go along with diabetes. I genuinely [would] worry all the time about losing my toes.”

In an excerpt from her memoir, she wrote, “My surgeon said they’d cut my stomach in half. This would limit my hunger and capacity to eat. My brain chemistry would change and I’d want to eat healthier. I’ll take it! My lifelong relationship with food had to change. I wasn’t cheating by getting it done. I wouldn’t have been able to lose as much as I’ve lost without it.”

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Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard Arrive in Style for the NAACP Image Awards 2017

Taraji P. Henson strikes a fierce pose as she arrives at the 2017 NAACP Image Awards on Saturday (February 11) at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif.

The 46-year-old Hidden Figures actress was joined on the red carpet by her Empire co-star Terrence Howard and his wife Miranda Pak, Jussie Smollett and his sister Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Gabourey Sidibe, Serayah, and Grace Gealey.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taraji P Henson

Inside the event, Taraji won Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Cookie Lyon on Empire!

FYI: Taraji is wearing a David Webb bracelet, ring, and earrings.

10+ pictures inside of the Taraji P Henson and the rest of the Empire cast arriving at the awards show…

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Gabby Douglas & Chloe Moretz Celebrate the Mentors in Their Lives

Gabby Douglas poses alongside her sister and mentor Arielle Hawkins as part of the launch of the #ActuallySheCan Mentorship campaign.

The 20-year-old gymnast is featured in the gorgeous series of photos as well as Chloe Moretz and her mom Teri, Gabourey Sidibe and producer Lisa Cortes and Iman and activist Bethann Hardison.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Gabby Douglas

“I attribute so much of my growth, both personally and professionally, to strong guidance from my mentors. I couldn’t be more pleased to honor that special relationship by joining forces with #ActuallySheCan Mentorship, helping young women realize the value of the counsel mentors can provide,” Gabby explained.

See all that Gabby had to say about role models and her gymnastics career in the video below…

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Oprah Winfrey Supports Director Pal Ava DuVernay at New York Film Festival Opening

Oprah Winfrey meets up with her pal, director Ava DuVernay, at the premiere of Netflix’s documentary 13th during the opening night of the 2016 New York Film Festival on Friday night (September 30) in New York City.

Ava directed the film, which explores the racial inequality in the justice system. It is the first non-fiction film to ever open the festival!

Showing their support at the event were Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba, Common, Chloe Sevigny with boyfriend Ricky Saiz, Gabourey Sidibe, and JJ Abrams.

The movie premieres on Netflix on October 7. Watch the trailer below.


13TH | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
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Gabby Sidibe Competes in Tricycle Race with Harry Connick Jr.!

Gabourey Sidibe takes the lead during a tricycle race with Harry Connick Jr. for an episode of his talk show Harry, airing on Tuesday (September 27).

The 33-year-old Empire actress opened up about how she never learned to ride a bike.

“It’s my parents, they didn’t love me enough to teach me,” Gabby joked. “I got a bicycle with wheels on them but the same week my brother lost his bike so they took off the training wheels on them so he could ride it but never put them back on so I could learn.”

Gabby did say she can ride a tricycle though, so Harry decided to have some fun by racing each other down a NYC street. Watch below!


Gabourey Sidibe & Harry Connick Jr Race On Tricycles!

Also pictured inside: Harry attending the unveil of Madison Square Garden’s latest addition to its Defining Moments section on Monday (September 26) in New York City.

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Amy Poehler Teams Up With Julie Klausner & Billy Eichner At 'Difficult People' Premiere!

Amy Poehler strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the season two premiere of Difficult People held at the Metrograph on Monday (July 11) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actress, who serves as executive producer, was joined at the event by the stars of the hit Hulu show Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, Gabourey Sidibe, Derrick Baskin, Andrea Martin, Cole Escola, as well as Nyle DiMarco, Natasha Lyonne and Clea Duvall, who came to show their support.

Catch a new season two episode of Difficult People every Tuesday on Hulu – Watch the trailer below!


‘Difficult People’ Season 2 Trailer

20+ pictures inside of Amy Poehler and others at the season two premiere of Difficult PeopleMore Here! »

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Empire's Terrence Howard Expecting Baby with Mira Pak!

Terrence Howard and Mira Pak are greeted by Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at Empire’s For Your Consideration Event on Friday (May 20) at the Zanuck Theater in Los Angeles.

The 47-year-old actor and his on-again love revealed that they are expecting their second child together and Taraji looked very excited to see the baby bump!

Terrence and Mira, who married in 2013 and split in July before reconciling, have a one-year-old son named Qirin and he also has three children from a previous marriage.

Other stars at the event included Jussie Smollett, newlyweds Trai Byers and Grace Gealey, Serayah, Gabourey Sidibe, Bryshere Gray, and Ta’Rhonda Jones.

FYI: Serayah is carrying an Edie Parker clutch. Trai is wearing a Tomorrowland leather jacket.

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