E!'s Marc Malkin is reporting that Gabourey Sidibe will be hosting Saturday Night Live before the end of the season. Love this choice. And not because Gabby's so great. It's also because Gabby is fresh. 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.
There are certain artists who commit to the show who come with a list of conditions. I won't do skits about this. I don't want to mock that. Well then f-ck. How will you make us laugh?
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.
Gabby will be closing out the year with some other very accomplished ladies including Tina Fey and Betty White. Malkin also reports that Ryan Phillippe will take the stage one night too. For why? Why Is Ryan Phillippe?
This is Gabby out and about in NY this week.
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