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PREACH IT! Right, right. Because Howard Stern is the most beautiful man alive

March 9, 2010 |  5:05 pm


Howard Stern has declared the era of Gabourey Sidibe officially over. On his satellite radio show Monday,  Stern went off on the Oscar-nominated lead actress from “Precious,” essentially saying she’ll never work again.

“There's the most enormous, fat black chick I've ever seen,” Stern said. “She is enormous. Everyone's pretending she's a part of show business, and she's never going to be in another movie. She should have gotten the best actress award because she's never going to have another shot. What movie is she gonna be in?"

He and co-host Robin Quivers also called Oprah Winfrey a “liar” for saying that Sidibe is embarking on a “brilliant career.”

The two of them have a point; Sidibe isn’t exactly a classic Hollywood beauty. Jennifer Hudson, also not a skinny woman, has had some acting work since her Oscar win a few years ago, but nothing as rich or varied as other Oscar winners, say, Renee Zellweger.

Then again, Sidibe isn’t exactly begging for roles right now either. She’ll appear as a student on the new Showtime series “The C Word,” and her next movie gig is opposite Zoe Kravitz in the drama “Yelling to the Sky.”

So here comes our poll: Is Howard just saying what most people are thinking? Or should he shut his mouth? You tell us:

— Leslie Gornstein

Howard Stern photo credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

Gabourey Sidibe photo credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images

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