Wednesday, October 3, 2007


I almost forgot how much I missed seeing Mo'Nique on sitcom television until I saw her guest-star on The Game's second season premiere on the The CW on Monday night. I was even more surprised after learning that the phat girl has joined the cast of ABC's instant primetime hit, Ugly Betty. According to the BV Newswire, the former star of UPN's The Parkers, has signed on to play the role of L'Amanda, a weekend receptionist at the fictitious Mode magazine. According to a production source, Mo'Nique will be immersed in a storyline involving her lust for Betty's would be love interests Henry (played by Christopher Gorham).
It may be just me, but this sounds like a petite role for the plus-size actress.

Ugly Betty, which stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater, airs Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, on the ABC.

In related news, the comedian/author has defended black musicians who use the word n*gger in their lyrics, insisting it is a term of endearment. The comedienne believes African-Americans have a responsibility to banish the negativity surrounding the word and is keen to reclaim it as an accepted term among the black population. She says, "Do I use the word n*gger? Yes, in my comedy routine and in life because it's our word. Here's the thing. We need to stop giving people the power over that word. We take it and turn it around to make it beautiful. You see, they gave us that word back then. They called us n*gger back then. So yes, I hold on to it. And I say it to the n*ggers, keep doing your thing with pride and honor. Look how we overcame. Her name is Oprah Winfrey. His name is Shawn Carter. Her name is Condoleezza Rice. Look at them n*ggers."

Woooooooooooooooooooooow, right?

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