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Gabourey Sidibe: Gorgeous In Green (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Gabourey Sidibe tried to stay dry at the Golden Globes Sunday night in a jewel toned green gown. "The rain is ruining my dress but not my night," th...

Splattered by Golden Globs: Preening in the Rain

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Robert Downey Jr. won the award for Best Actor in a Movie Abomination for pretending to play Sherlock Holmes. These awards really are meaningless. He shouldn't be rewarded for that film; he should be punished.

Golden Globes 2010

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" won best drama at the Golden Globes and picked up the directing honor for James...

Does Having a Vagina Make You a Female Director?

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Why is it when a woman ventures out of the safety of girlworld does her gender get talked about over and over but the same conversation never happens to the guys?

2010: The Year We Make Contact

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Can the music business take a page from the movie industry's playbook and figure out how to reconnect people to music in a more personal way?

AFI Top-10 List Of 2009 Movies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The dramas "Precious" and "The Hurt Locker," the comedies "Up in the Air" and "The Hangover" and the animated tales "Up" and "Cora...

'Precious' Star Gabourey Sidibe: My First Diet Started At Age Six (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe visited Oprah Friday to promote her movie, in which she plays an obese teenager who is twice impregnated by her father...

Great Author Interviews (AUDIO)

npr.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NPR has a host of great author interviews every week, and we thought we'd bring you the best of the recent ones. Listen below for three really great o...

Mo'Nique Gives a Precious Gift to Abuse Survivors

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Trish Kinney

Precious is a brave film, taking on the difficult and unpopular subject of sexual abuse and violence, in addition to other important social issues such as poverty, obesity, STDs and illiteracy.

Mariah Carey: I Was Drunk During Acceptance Speech

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Mariah Carey jokingly blames her loony acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards on director Lee Da...

2009 in Review: The Guilty Pleasures, the Surprisingly Good, and the Runners-up

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Before I get to my obligatory 'best films of 2009' list, I'd like to take a moment to run down a list of films that are worthy of mention, even if they aren't the year's very best.

Burn Hollywood Burn!

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Compelling as they are, Precious and other films of that ilk are not the only images of Black mothering that should be given the green-light for production.

'Precious' Tweets Translate Into Dollars For Literacy Org

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Lionsgate's new release, "Precious," is a powerful film that centers around the transformative journey of 16-year-old Claireece "Precious" Jones. The ...

'Precious' Makes Paula Abdul Bawl

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paula Abdul couldn't turn off the tears during a screening of the four-hanky "Precious" at AFI Fest 2009 in LA with Will Smith, executive producer Opr...

Gabourey Sidibe Feels Like A Model, Wants To Stab Yoga

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe has an honest and funny interview in February's Harper's Bazaar. Sidibe, 26, is an Oscar front-runner for best actre...

"Up" and "Up" ...Because You Need Another Top 10 2009 Movie List From Someone Else

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Cinephiles will remember this as the year in Pixar reached new emotional heights, Clooney proved to be king, tween audiences ruled the world, and Quentin Tarantino returned to form.

Forgotten Truths About the Rawness of Survival

Mia Charlene White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mia Charlene White

I can't accept that Precious will accelerate the stereotyping of Black women, of big women, of young women of color, of single moms, of urban places. Doesn't every movie reinforce some stereotype?

Precious and Painful

Esther Iverem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Esther Iverem

In Precious, director Lee Daniels returns to the formula that has won him acclaim in the past: stories of poor Black women who are too pathetic, sick and incapable of caring for themselves or their children.

Starz Denver Film Festival: What Movies Will You See? (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The 32nd annual Starz Denver Film Festival begins this Thursday, bringing Denver 11 days with more than 200 films from 40 different countries. Scr...

Parenthood: A 'Precious' Privilege

Pamela Tom | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pamela Tom

Before teaching disadvantaged children to read, let's teach parents how to lend guidance and address their own problems, and create a real home. Maybe then, they'll show their children the value of reading.

Mariah Carey Drunk? Gives Bizzare, Loopy Acceptance Speech At Palm Springs Gala (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

**AP Text, scroll down for video** PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Mariah Carey lived up to her sometimes loopy reputation at the Palm Springs International F...

SAG Nominations 2010 Announced

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Up in the Air," "Precious" and "Inglourious Basterds" led the Screen Actors Guild Awards with three nominations each Thursday, am...

Geoffrey Fletcher Discusses His Precious Script

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

He is guaranteed to be a player in the coming awards season. But screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher knows that not everyone is enamored of Precious, whose screenplay he adapted.

What America Can Learn from a Black Girl Named "Precious"

Cindy Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cindy Rodriguez

Precious is one of the best films I've seen in a long time, and one of the few in mainstream theaters that dares deal with the legacy that slavery created.

Precious in the Age of Obama

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

can Precious become this year's Slumdog Millionaire?Slumdog was about kids from another country. But Precious is about this country.