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Channing Tatum Gets Star-Studded Salute in Hilarious Music Video Spoof

Originally posted 06/19/2013 11:00AM

If you thought you were the only one who adored Channing Tatum, think again.

PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive can now add a few famous fans to his list of admirers, specifically Miley Cyrus, Matt Damon, Jamie Foxx, Olivia Munn and Gabourey Sidibe, who all appeared in a hilarious video paying tribute to the Magic Mike star on Tuesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Claire Danes, Kelly Bensimon Step Out for Girls Night | Claire Danes

Claire Danes, Kevin Bacon Celebrate HBO's Girls

Originally posted 04/05/2012 12:00PM

The stars headed up to the Top of the Standard to celebrate the upcoming premiere of Girls, HBO's racy new comedy about four twentysomething women finding their way in New York City. And it was a glamorous cocktail party that was a far cry from the sometimes challenging Brooklyn living depicted on the witty new show.

With plates of charcuterie and cheese on reserved tables, guests such as Claire Danes, Chloe Sevigny, Gabourey Sidibe, former Real Housewives of N.Y.C. star Kelly Bensimon and the show's producer Judd Apatow fanned out around the circular room, mingling in the intimate space and taking in the panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.

Danes shared a moment with the show's stars Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet while Lena Dunham, the new show's writer, director and lead actress, hung out at her private table, chatting with Apatow and greeting well-wishers such as John Cameron Mitchell with a friendly handshake. At one point, Dunham headed to Le Bain, just across the hall from the main party space, where she chatted with Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi, who was enjoying a plate of food from the nearby buffet.

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Gabourey Sidibe Enjoys Fan Attention (and Martinis) in West Hollywood | Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe Enjoys Fan Attention (and Martinis) in West Hollywood

Originally posted 11/11/2011 05:55AM

Gabourey Sidibe stopped by The Abbey in West Hollywood with a bunch of girlfriends. The ladies were sipping Belvedere martinis and having a good time. According to an onlooker, she was flooded with adoring gay fans all night, more than most celebrities at The Abbey, and she got a lot of compliments on her hair weave. – Dahvi Shira

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Gabourey Sidibe's New Celeb Crush – No, Not Justin Timberlake! | Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe's New Celeb Crush – No, Not Justin Timberlake!

Originally posted 07/17/2010 08:00PM

When it comes to dating, Gabourey Sidibe has a pretty good idea what she wants in a guy.

"I like smart men," she tells PEOPLE at the Three16 Music Showcase in New York. "Smart men with grown up jobs who share my unusual sense of humor."

"People might be surprised to know I have a thing for nerds too," Sidibe, 27, says. "I am looking for someone who is so sweet, who offers to help me put on my shoes before an event."

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Who's Up for Breakout Star at MTV Movie Awards?

Originally posted 05/12/2010 09:10AM

The MTV Movie Awards will have a taste of the serious and the silly this year – at least in the best breakout star category.

The Hangover's hilarious Zach Galifianakas will be up against Oscar-nominated Gabourey Sidibe, star of the heart-wrenching Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

"The moment I heard it my heart jumped a little and, oddly, I have always wanted golden popcorn," Sidibe says of the nomination and the statuette that will be handed out at the live broadcast on June 6.

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Gabourey Sidibe to Host Saturday Night Live | Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe to Host Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 04/01/2010 02:30PM

Gabourey Sidibe's year just keeps getting better!

The Academy Award-nominated actress, 26, has another prestigious showbiz title to add to her resume: Saturday Night Live host.

Sidibe's rep confirms to PEOPLE that the Precious star will be taking on hosting duties for the April 24 show. Unfortunately Sidibe's self-professed crush Justin Timberlake will not be the musical guest. Instead, NBC announced that psychedelic indie rockers MGMT will perform on the show.

It's been a whirlwind past few months for Sidibe who kicked off her career with Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nods and a win at the Independent Spirit Awards.

In addition to Sidibe, NBC has also announced that Tina Fey will host an April 10 episode of SNL with musical guest Justin Bieber, and Ryan Phillippe will helm the April 17 broadcast with musical guest Ke$ha.

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Oprah: I See Myself in Gabourey Sidibe

Oscars 2010

Oprah Winfrey Sees Herself in Gabourey Sidibe

Originally posted 03/09/2010 11:45AM

Oprah Winfrey asked to introduce Gabourey Sidibe at the Oscars because she sees the young actress as a kindred spirit.

"I saw myself in her," Winfrey told PEOPLE at the Governors Ball after Sunday's Academy Awards. "This whole roller coaster that happens to you when you're passionate about something – she wasn't even thinking of being an actress; she just auditioned. And now here she is, being nominated alongside Meryl Streep, who is the greatest actress in the world, with Sean Penn reading her name. Only in America."

Sidibe, 26, who was nominated for Best Actress for her first film, Precious, told PEOPLE she had no idea Winfrey would be introducing her. What did it mean to her? "It means that I just might be a movie star," Sidibe said.

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Christoph Waltz, Up Early Oscar Winners | Christoph Waltz

Oscars 2010

Christoph Waltz, Up Early Oscar Winners

Originally posted 03/07/2010 09:00PM

Music and laugher kicked off the 2010 Academy Awards from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. In a non-traditional first, the show actually opened with the 10 Best Actor and Actress nominees introduced alphabetically before escorts rose from the audience and guided them to their seats.

Then the fun began.

Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the Tonys and Emmys last year, delivered the show's opening musical number, "No One Wants to Do It Alone," essentially setting the stage for hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin – who spent their opening dialogue poking fun at the top nominees who had just been seated.

"There's that damn Helen Mirren," said Martin – prompting Baldwin to say, "Steve, that's Dame Helen Mirren."

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What's Your Fantasy Oscars Red Carpet Sighting? | Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

Oscars 2010

What's Your Fantasy Oscars Red Carpet Sighting?

Originally posted 03/07/2010 06:00PM

The nominees are in – and pundits have been making predictions for weeks. But what about those unpredictable factors – the red carpet run-ins and new couplings that will make this year's Academy Awards super memorable?

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Gabourey Sidibe: From $2 a Day to Best Actress | Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Gabourey Sidibe

Independent Spirit Awards 2010

Gabourey Sidibe: From $2 a Day to Independent Spirit Awards Win

Originally posted 03/06/2010 01:30AM

Who knew how far $2 could go? Gabourey Sidibe's mom, who used to pay her daughter that amount each day to attend school, does now.

"I saved up my money for a week so I could see Welcome to the Dollhouse," Sidibe, the Independent Spirit Awards' best female lead winner, said in her beaming acceptance speech Friday night. She excitedly explained that it was the first film that made her think: "I could do that." A notion that gave birth to her own independent spirit and an Oscar-nominated performance in her first film, Precious.

Her costar Mo'Nique credited their "low-budget, independent film's" leaders for teaching her how to bring her A-game and score yet another trophy this awards season for best supporting female.

But it wasn't all about the best feature film of the year, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire. Crazy Heart star Jeff Bridges continued his winning streak for best male lead, exclaiming to his wife that his Spirit award trophy would "really tie the room together!" He explained to PEOPLE after that it was his "little nod to The Dude."

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