Gabourey's Mom's Got Talent


Gabourey Sidibe has already had her big break with this year's Oscar-nominated film Precious and now it looks like her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is getting her own shot at fame with an upcoming appearance on NBC's competition show, America's Got Talent. Ridley, a former teacher who has been earning an income by dancing in a New York subway the past few years, confirmed the April booking to Radar: "It's a big break for me and I would like to follow in Susan Boyle's footsteps and become a star in my own right." [Radar]