'What Part Could Gabourey Sidibe Ever Play?' Here's Your Answer, Howard Stern
In a skin-crawlingly mean-spirited rant delivered on his radio show yesterday, Howard Stern, egged on by sidekick Robin Quivers, laid into Oscar-nominated Precious star Gabourey Sidibe. Calling her "the most enormous fat black chick I've ever seen," Stern predicted that "she's never going to have another shot. What movie is she going to be in? Blind Side 2? She can take out the whole front line...Listen honey, now you got a little money in the bank, go get yourself thin. You're going to die in like, three years."
Audio, and delicious comeuppance, after the jump.
"I think she was in a folding chair," Quivers added, when the subject turned to the Oscars. Way to have a sister's back! Then Stern accused Oprah, whose introduction of Sidibe earned applause and moved the young actress to tears, of lying to Sidibe when she told "this enormous woman the size of a planet that she's going to have a career." Yeah, Oprah, because what heavy black woman has ever had a successful show business career?
To answer Howard's question, however, the part Sidibe could -- and will -- play is on the small screen, in Showtime's new comedy The Big C. ET reports she'll be playing a student of star Laura Linney's character, a suburban mom who tries to find the humor in a cancer diagnosis. The pilot was directed by Bill Condon, who just happened to take a chance on Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls. So don't worry your skinny little head about Gabby, Howard. She'll pull through just fine.