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Mo'Nique Shows Off Her Weight Loss and Killer Dance Moves

Originally posted 09/07/2016 09:50AM

Mo'Nique is dropping pounds and having a good time while doing it!

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See Queen Latifah Channel the Empress of the Blues in New Bessie Trailer

Originally posted 04/03/2015 07:00PM

[YOUTUBE "8FhmzwXfgz8"] Queen Latifah is bringing back the blues.

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Mo'Nique Says She Was 'Blackballed' After Her Oscar Win

Mo'Nique Says She Was 'Blackballed' After Her Oscar Win

Originally posted 02/19/2015 06:45PM

Mo'Nique's career didn't exactly take off after her 2010 Oscar win.

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Mo'Nique Tweets Exercise Tips, Motivational Messages

Follow Mo'Nique's Amazing Body Transformation on Twitter

Originally posted 03/10/2014 04:45PM

Mo'Nique made headlines last spring for shedding more than 80 pounds, and the Oscar winner says she has her family to thank for her continued dedication to diet and exercise.

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Octavia Spencer: How I Beat Out Oscar Winners for The Help

Originally posted 12/06/2011 12:30PM

Octavia Spencer is getting Oscar buzz for her performance in The Help, but the actress now reveals that she faced stiff competition from some former Oscar winners for the role as sassy maid Minny Jackson.

Spencer, 41, told Anderson Cooper during an interview on his talk show set to air Tuesday that other actresses considered for the part included Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique and Jennifer Hudson.

"There were a lot of big name people who were out there and being considered for this role. How did you get this role?" Cooper asked.

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Watch the Oscar Nominations Live!

Originally posted 01/25/2011 08:15AM

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Join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Tuesday morning when the 83rd Academy Award nominations are announced live at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Following some brief segments that celebrate the year in movies as well as the upcoming Oscar and a discussion of 2010's movie trends, Academy president Tom Sherak and last year's Supporting Actress winner, Mo'Nique, will take the stage in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater to reveal the nominees.

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Mo'Nique's Brother Apologizes for Sexually Abusing His Sister | Mo'Nique

Mo'Nique's Brother Apologizes for Sexually Abusing His Sister

Originally posted 04/19/2010 06:50PM

The brother of Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique admitted to Oprah Winfrey on Monday that he repeatedly molested his little sister starting when she was only 7 years old.

Mo'Nique, who won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, has spoken publicly about the abuse at the hands of Gerald Imes, saying she channeled "that monster" when she played the brutal mother in the film.

"I'm sorry, Mo'Nique. I'm sorry," Imes said Monday on The Oprah Winfrey Show. "I betrayed everybody's trust. I broke that trust. I broke that bond." Mo'Nique declined to be involved in Imes's interview or respond to his apology.

Imes blamed the sexual abuse, which happened over a period of two years mostly while Imes believed Mo'Nique was sleeping, on the fact that he too had been molested and was masking his pain with drugs.

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Which Hollywood A-Listers Could Pull Off Disney Villains?

Which Hollywood A-Listers Could Pull Off Disney Villains?

Originally posted 03/31/2010 10:00AM

Glenn Close was sheer evil perfection as the live-action version of Cruella De Vil in the 1996 remake of the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians. And while that creepy character sought to clothe herself in cuddly lap dogs, Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent takes it up a notch, cursing a baby to death by spinning wheel and turning into a dragon! She's so ominous, in fact, she may be the first Disney villain to get her own feature.

The Maleficent movie would, according to The Hollywood Reporter re-tell the 1959 fairy tale from the point of view of the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil." Already rumored to be a front-runner for the delightfully devilish role: Angelina Jolie.

But wouldn't the equally gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones be able to bring to life her evil elegance? Her background is in theater and dancing after all. Another casting contender: Kim Cattrall, who has proven time after time she is equally bewitching and b----y!

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Mo'Nique Wins Her Oscar for Precious | Oscars 2010, Christoph Waltz, Mo'Nique

Oscars 2010

Mo'Nique Wins Her Oscar for Precious

Originally posted 03/07/2010 10:00PM

Its title proved prescient. Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire was a double winner during the middle point of the 2010 Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Even though she seemingly had a lock on the Supporting Actress Oscar, Mo'Nique triggered a welcome jolt that reverberated through Hollywood's Kodak Theatre when her name was announced. She first thanked the Academy "for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics."

She then paid tribute to Gone with the Wind Supporting Actress Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American ever to win an Oscar (in 1940), and "for enduring all she had to, so I wouldn't have to."

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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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