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Gabourey Sidibe settles in for the show

Inside the ballroom, plates clanked as appetizers were shuffled out. Shortly after 3:45, Oscar-nominated Gabourey Sidibe slinked by in a glittery purple gown. A starstruck attendee snapped a photo of "The Big C" actress as she mulled over where to sit. Settled in a seat with a view of the stage, she patted her face with a napkin and began talking on her cell phone while Scott Caan (" Hawaii Five-O") began the same seat decision-making process at the next table. --Yvonne Villarreal Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times