Gabourey Sidibe booked another movie -- quick, call Howard Stern!


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Seems Howard Stern was wrong about Gabourey Sidibe.

‘Everyone’s pretending she’s a part of show business,’ he said back in March, ‘and she’s never going to be in another movie.’

But as of Wednesday, the Oscar-nominated star of ‘Precious’ is part of the cast of ‘Tower Heist,’ a comedy starring industry unknowns Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, the Wrap reports.


Sidibe has also stayed in the spotlight this year on Showtime’s ‘The Big C,’ opposite Laura Linney.

Stern, who called the actress ‘the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen’ as he declared her career dead, followed up a day later by explaining he was really interested in her health and that applauding and rewarding Sidibe might keep her from getting what he sees as help she very much needs to lose weight.

There aren’t specifics yet about Gabby’s role in the film, the Wrap says, in which a building manager and some low-level employees embark on a plan to get even with a Wall Street crook under house arrest in the building’s penthouse.

Tragically, the role of penthouse villain went to Alan Alda before Stern could be recommended for the gig.

— Christie D’Zurilla

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