I’m sure this will be yet another piece of news that will incite random people to climb up Gaby Sidibe’s ass, but I think it’s good news! E News reported on Wednesday evening that Gaby has been confirmed as a host for Saturday Night Live, on a date to be announced. Here’s more:
Dear Howard Stern, Gabourey Sidibe is doing just fine, thank you very much!
Despite the shock jock’s controversial remarks that the Precious Oscar-nominee will have trouble getting more work in Hollywood because of her size, a source exclusively tells me that…
Ms. Sidibe is going to be hosting an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live! “It literally just happened,” my source said of the deal.
No word on an exact date yet. Jennifer Lopez hosts this Saturday, followed by Tina Fey and Ryan Phillippe. And as most of us already know, Betty White gets the honors on May 8.
SNL is not—we repeat, not—the only gig Sidibe has scored since her feature film debut. She has a recurring role on Showtime’s upcoming The Big C, about a teacher (Laura Linney) living with cancer. Sidibe plays one of her sassy students. The series, which is set to premiere in August, also costars Oliver Platt.
Sidibe also made a hilarious post-Oscar appearance on E!’s very own, The Soup.
[From E! News]
Now, to anyone who does not believe that Gaby is capable of making people laugh, I give you Gaby’s “I’d hit that” moment with Gerard Butler on the Oscar red carpet, and her subsequent appearance on The Soup (Gabby‘s part starts about half-way through the video):
See? She’s a cool girl. And she’s really funny too! I think hosting SNL will be great for her, although she never seems to be lacking in the confidence department. Which is probably why so many people beat up on her, as I’ve said before. People just can’t get over the fact that she’s not insecure, that she’s not an emotional mess, that she she loves herself. LaineyGossip theorized that Gaby might use her SNL hosting duties to answer her critics, like Stern and others: “Gabby doesn’t necessarily have to be ‘nice‘. And so Gabby can afford to be a little renegade which hopefully means the writing will be strong… Over the last several weeks, Gabby’s weight has become the subject of a huge debate. Howard Stern said that she was too “fat” to be successful. Many blogs criticised that she’s a bad example. Gabby so far has *mostly* declined to answer the hate. Perhaps she’ll be game to tackle the issue on the show.” I kind of hope that she doesn’t address the haters though, you know? I hope she continues to ignore that sh-t, like she’s been doing to well.