Gabourey Sidibe news post

We're wondering if Alicia Keys was referring to Gabourey Sidibe when she penned "Girl on Fire" — because the American Horror Story star's career is burning brighter by the day.

Today in Gabourey news, the Precious Oscar nominee is joining the cast of Grimsby, an upcoming movie starring and co-written by Borat funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, per The Hollywood Reporter.

The spy genre parody "centers on a British black ops spy (Mark Strong) who's forced to go on the run and team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen)."

Details about Gabourey's part aren't yet available, but we know she's got a killer knack for comedy!

Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) will direct the inevitably-uproarious film.

Three films featuring Gabourey have already come out this year — White Bird in a Blizzard, Life Partners, and Gravy — and the 31-year-old has a recurring role in the upcoming FOX hip hop drama Empire, as the assistant to Terrence Howard's character.

Oh yeah, and there's a little thing called American Horror Story: Freak Show — Gabourey's second season with the hit FX scarefest, premiering this fall.

Sounds like Gabby is owning 2014 — and we couldn't be gladder!


Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has reportedly been approached to portray late singer/actress Nell Carter in a new TV biopic.

The Precious actress is said to be HBO network bosses' top choice to bring the Gimme a Break! star's life to the small screen in a planned movie, which will document Carter's cocaine addiction, her two divorces, her bisexuality and her many health problems, which led to her death from heart disease complicated by diabetes in 2003, according to the National Enquirer.

A source tells the publication, "Nell was excellent at physical comedy and could deliver a quip with drop-dead hilarity - and she had a stunning voice. Gabby has some pretty good pipes of her own."

Official details about the project have yet to be announced.


Glad to see her career is still going strong!