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Gabourey Sidibe Hosting SNL

Gabourey Sidibe Hosting SNL

Word spread today that “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe will host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live.

And now, E! Online’s Mark Malkin has just confirmed the news.

The date of her SNL hosting gig is unclear, Malkin said today. Later this summer, Sidibe will co-star in the new Showtime series, “The Big C,” alongside Laura Linney and Oliver Platt. The new show was created by Darlene Hunt and the pilot is directed by Bill Condon.

A Facebook group lobbying for Sidibe to host the show was recently created and has more than 120 fans.

Chatting with indieWIRE’s Brian Brooks last year, prior to the debut of “Precious” in theaters, Sidibe said, “I think people look at me and don’t expect much. Even though, I expect a whole lot.” [Eugene Hernandez]

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