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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' is about 'outcasts,' says Ryan Murphy

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' is about 'outcasts,' says Ryan Murphy

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) --"American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy says "Freak Show" is about "outcasts" and the way society treats them.
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'American Horror Story' adds John Carroll Lynch as villain

'American Horror Story' adds John Carroll Lynch as villain

SAN DIEGO, July 29 (UPI) --"American Horror Story" executive producer Tim Minear says "Fargo" actor John Carroll Lynch's villain in "Freak Show" will "scare the [expletive] out of you."
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' will be darker, FX says

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' will be darker, FX says

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --FX CEO John Landgraf says season four will be darker than "Coven," with more humor and camp than "Asylum" and some "really strange" characters.
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Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Gabourey Sidibe throws epic shade at fat shamers

Gabourey Sidibe throws epic shade at fat shamers

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Internet can be a mean place, even for celebrities, especially for the ones who don't fall inside the bounds of conventional beauty.
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Mindy Kaling responds to Elle cover cropping controversy: 'Ya pervs!'

Mindy Kaling responds to Elle cover cropping controversy: 'Ya pervs!'

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Some fans are wondering why Elle magazine chose to crop Mindy Kaling's body out of her cover photo.
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Gabourey Sidibe plays wedding day prank on Jimmy Kimmel

Gabourey Sidibe plays wedding day prank on Jimmy Kimmel

OJAI, Calif., July 15 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe showed up in a white gown and veil as a prank at comedian Jimmy Kimmel's wedding in Ojai, Calif., E! News reported.
Emma Roberts eyes 'American Horror Story' role

Emma Roberts eyes 'American Horror Story' role

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Emma Roberts is in talks to join the cast of "American Horror Story" for the supernatural drama's third season, TVLine reported.
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Chastain, Jackson set for Kimmel's 'Movie: The Movie' sequel trailer

Chastain, Jackson set for Kimmel's 'Movie: The Movie' sequel trailer

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain and Samuel L. Jackson will appear in the trailer for Jimmy Kimmel's mock Hollywood sequel "Movie: The Movie Twovie," ABC said.
Winfrey goes for laughs on Kimmel's Oscar special

Winfrey goes for laughs on Kimmel's Oscar special

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. media titan Oprah Winfrey was seen brawling with other members of the "Book Club Fight Club" in a comedic segment for Jimmy Kimmel's Oscar special.
135 invited to be Oscar voters

135 invited to be Oscar voters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday it is extending invitations to join the organization to 135 artists and executives.

Stars line up for correspondents' gala

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington once again resembles a Hollywood affair, with a guest list including hundreds of A-list stars.

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Fey, Sidibe to be 'SNL' guest hosts

Fey, Sidibe to be 'SNL' guest hosts

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Tina Fey, Gabourey Sidibe and Ryan Phillippe have signed on as guest hosts for upcoming editions of "Saturday Night Live" in New York, NBC announced.
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Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role Gabourey Sidibe arrives on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/David Silpa
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Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe (pronounced /ˈɡæbəreɪ ˈsɪdɨbeɪ/; born May 6, 1983) is an American actress who made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, a role that garnered her a nomination for a Best Actress Academy Award. She will guest star in the upcoming Showtime original series The Big C with Laura Linney and Oliver Platt.

Sidibe was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Harlem. Her mother—Alice Tan Ridley—is an African-American R&B and Gospel singer who appeared on the fifth season of America's Got Talent on June 15, 2010, and her Senegal-born father—Ibnou Sidibe—is a cab driver. She has attended Borough of Manhattan Community College, City College of New York, and Mercy College.

In Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, Sidibe plays the central character, Claireece "Precious" Jones, an illiterate, obese, sixteen-year-old girl with two children (both of whom are the products of incestuous rape from her father) trying to escape the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of her parents. The film won numerous awards, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award.

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