After sweeping Hollywood’s awards season, Oscar winner Sandra Bullock plagued by private drama Sandra Bullock is on a career high. America’s Sweetheart and “Miss Congeniality” was repeatedly anointed as Hollywood royalty this year, sweeping awards season and capping it off with an Oscar for her role as a devoted mom in “The Blind Side.” But as this Tinseltown … Continue reading Private drama plagues Oscar winner Sandra Bullock
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ASPEN, Colo (Reuters) – Actor Charlie Sheen pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of assaulting his wife, who had previously asked for the case to be dropped. Sheen, 44, the star of America’s most-watched TV comedy “Two and a Half Men”, entered his plea though his lawyer at a brief court hearing in the ski resort of Aspen. The … Continue reading Charlie Sheen pleads not guilty to assaulting wife
Howard Stern's comments about the "Precious" star were distasteful, but he was also right.
BY KEVIN BROCCOLI
Earlier this week Howard Stern got into quite a bit of trouble for saying on air that Gabourey Sidibe, the Oscar-nominated star of "Precious," will never work again. I think it was distasteful (if typical) that he made comments about her weight. That said, I think he was absolutely right.
This girl has peaked.
Not because she's not talented, but because she's an overweight African-American girl in Hollywood. I think we all know the odds there. E! Online mentioned that Sidibe is already working on a Showtime drama starring Laura Linney, but if anyone's wondering when her next big movie role is, I think you're going to be waiting for a long time.
People are attacking Stern for his comments, but they're not bringing up the elephant in the room — the truth. Normally, when a woman is nominated for best lead actress for her film debut, she's stepping over offers left and right.
It's become a sad tradition that African-American Academy Award winners tend to fade out of sight once they win. Yes, there are exceptions (Denzel Washington comes to mind), but think of all the stars who received a nomination or award and then never made it back to the red carpet.
Halle Berry hasn't been able to match her "Monster's Ball" acclaim. Jennifer Hudson settled for small roles in "Sex and the City" and "The Secret Life of Bees." Forrest Whitaker turned in a revelatory performance in "The Last King of Scotland" and then did a guest spot on "ER" (for 6 episodes).
It's not uncommon for people to go into professional paralysis after receiving such a high honor. All of the people I just listed took a few steps back in their careers after the Oscars, but Sidibe's career doesn't seem to be going anywhere at all.
This is because on top of being a minority actress in Hollywood, she's also overweight. Like it or not, nobody's tripping over themselves to write movies for overweight African-American girls.
I give Howard Stern credit for at least pointing out that it's ridiculous to have a bunch of celebrities who weigh 8 pounds stand onstage at the Oscars and say Sidibe has a long, A-list career ahead of her.
I'd still like to see Hollywood prove him wrong.
The internet rumor mill has been set ablaze the past couple of days over the casting of the title character for the Joe Johnson directed CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. More recently, the focus has been on the possibility of THE OFFICE star, John Krasinski as a forerunner. Early today, it was announced that he even seemed to be the forerunner, which sparked outrage from basement dwelling Marvel Comics fans anyway. Well, comic fans who have gotten their panties all in a twist can rest easy. Krasinksi is out.
According to SlashFilm, the names now being shot around seem to be Mike Vogel of CLOVERFIELD, and Garret Hedlund of TRON: LEGACY, who were previously on the list. They also appear to be looking at Marvel alumni Chris Evans, who previously appeared as Johnny Storm in the two FANTASTIC FOUR films.
We originally heard from director Joe Johnson that a Captain America would be selected by March 1st. Nine days have now passed since that date, which is leaving us to believe that this is a far more difficult decision than they had originally guessed.
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