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Mo'nique Turned Down Oscars Return Because She Refused To Present For Free

The comedienne-turned-actress claims she was "blackballed" in Hollywood for refusing to promote her hit 2009 movie, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress honour, when it was inconvenient to her and her manager...

Mo'nique Buys Lunch For Young Fan

The Oscar winner and her Blackbird director Patrik-Ian Polk met a group of devotees outside the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in the Big Apple after a screening of the film...

Mo'nique Has Proof She Was Offered Leading Role In Lee Daniels' Empire

Comedienne/actress Mo'nique insists she can prove Lee Daniels offered her a leading role in his new Tv series Empire before giving the part to Taraji P. Henson as the former friends' feud rumbles on.Daniels has...

Mo'nique: 'I Wasn't Paid To Campaign For Precious'

Precious star Mo'nique has fuelled her war of words with director Lee Daniels and producers of the acclaimed 2009 film by insisting she turned down the chance to promote the movie in France because they...

Mo'nique Convinced Lee Daniels Made 'Blackballing' Comments Over Oscars Speech Snub

Actress Mo'nique is convinced filmmaker Lee Daniels is the only person who holds a grudge against her following her 2010 Oscars win, because she failed to thank him personally during her acceptance speech.The Precious star...

Lee Daniels: 'Mo'nique Made Herself Unpopular During Precious Oscars Campaign'

Filmmaker Lee Daniels has expanded on comments he recently made about his Precious star Mo'nique, revealing she was "blackballed" by Hollywood because she made "unreasonable demands" during her Oscars campaign.The comedienne picked up the Best...

Mo'nique Claims She Was "Blackballed" By Hollywood After 2010 Oscar Win

In 2010 Mo'Nique won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in the drama flick 'Precious,' but instead of propelling her career to new heights, the 47-year-old actress has only mad one...

Mo'nique: 'I Was Blackballed After Oscars Win'

Comedienne and actress Mo'nique had to drop her salary expectations after she picked up an Oscar for her role in Precious after director Lee Daniels told her studio executives had "blackballed" her for refusing to...

Mo'nique Credits Family With Inspiring Weight Loss

Comedienne/actress Mo'nique is crediting members of her family for inspiring her to lose 82 pounds (37.2 kilograms).The Precious star dropped the weight over the past year and admits it was time for her to get...

Mo'nique Lands Leading Role In Blackbird Adaptation

Oscar winner Mo'nique has signed on to play Isaiah Washington's estranged wife in the upcoming film adaptation of Larry Duplechan's bestseller, Blackbird.The Precious star will portray Claire Rousseau in the drama that revolves around a...

Mo'nique Makes Acting Return In Blackbird

Mo'Nique is returning to acting with a role in 'Blackbird'.The 46-year-old actress is set to star in her first movie since winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2009 film 'Precious', reports Deadline.Mo'Nique will...

Mo'nique's Family Fears Kickstarted Fitness Campaign

Oscar winner Mo'nique has undergone a fitness overhaul after realising she runs the risk of not living long enough to see her grandchildren.The Precious actress, who has three children and a stepson, has long sported...

What Happened To Diversity At Oscars?

Despite the fact that last year's Oscars presentations featured several non-white and female nominees, this year's list of top nominees conspicuously excludes them. While last year's winner for best film went to The Hurt Locker,...

Hurt Locker Wins The War (And The Oscar)

In the end, as everyone must know by now, David defeated Goliath. The low-budget The Hurt Locker, which earned just $15 million at the box office -- 2 percent of the earnings of Avatar --...

Walters No Big Celebrities Anymore

Movie stars just aren't what they used to be, Barbara Walters suggested in an interview with Reuters days before her 29th and final Oscars special is due to air on ABC. Walters told the wire...

Barbara Walters Abandoning Oscar Specials

Barbara Walters, who stepped down in 2004 as co-host of ABC's 20/20 magazine show after 25 years, is now stepping down as the host of her annual Oscar interview specials -- after 29 years --...

Precious Tops Spirit Nominations

This year's winners of the annual Spirit Awards for independent films on March 5 might well be rehearsing their acceptance speeches for the Oscars two days. The acclaimed drama Precious, already a critical and box-office...

Movie Reviews Precious

Precious is opening in fewer than 100 theaters this weekend, but most critics agree that it's the film to see. The movie's marketers are almost certain to plaster the Chicago Sun-Times' s Roger Ebert's description...

Mo'nique Marries Childhood Sweetheart

Comedienne MO'NIQUE has wed her childhood sweetheart in a small ceremony on Saturday (20MAY06). The 38-year-old funny girl exchanged vows with SIDNEY HICKS, who she has been dating on and off for the past 20...

Blige Headlines Essence Fest

MARY J BLIGE, LL COOL J and TONI BRAXTON are among the first stars stepping up to headline this year's (06) Essence Music Fest. The festival is relocating to Houston, Texas because of Hurricane...

Mo'nique Gives Birth To Twin Boys

Comedienne MO'NIQUE is new mother two times over, after giving birth to twin boys JONATHAN and DAVID. The 36-year-old actress, full name MO'NIQUE IMES-JACKSON, and her fiance DISNEY HICKS welcomed their babies on 2...

Carey Makes Another Attempt At Acting

MARIAH CAREY is planning to star in another movie - undeterred by her 2001 all-round flop GLITTER. The HONEY star, whose '80s-themed movie was panned by critics and avoided by fans, is planning to...

Lucy Liu Joins Keira For New Action Film

CHARLIE'S ANGELS star LUCY LIU is giving KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's new action film added punch by playing a tough psychologist in TONY SCOTT's DOMINO. The film, based on the real-life story of actress and...

Nelly And Missy Elliot Top Bet Awards

Hip-hop stars MISSY ELLIOTT, ERYKAH BADU and NELLY have each received three nominations for the third annual BLACK ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK (BET) AWARDS. Comedian MO'NIQUE will host next month's (JUN03) event, which will feature performances...

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