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  1. lawsuits
    Court Allows Mo’Nique’s Discrimination Lawsuit Against Netflix to Move ForwardShe alleges that Netflix low-balled her for a stand-up special in 2017.
  2. lawsuits
    Mo’Nique Sues Netflix for Racial and Gender DiscriminationShe claims they made her a “biased, discriminatory” offer.
  3. conversations
    Mo’Nique Regrets NothingTalking with the actor and comedian a year after she called for a Netflix boycott over alleged gender and racial bias.
  4. stand-up
    Wanda Sykes Thanks Mo’Nique for Netflix Boycott, Says Her Offer Was Even LowerThe comedian says she received an offer from the streaming service that was so low, she was “offended.”
  5. feuds
    Mo’Nique Blames Oprah, Tyler Perry, and Lee Daniels for Blackballing Her“It would kill me not to say the real shit. You are not paying me equally. You are not treating me fairly.”
  6. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for Almost ChristmasMeanwhile, Gabrielle Union continues to age in reverse.
  7. Mo’Nique Says She Was Supposed to Play Empire’s Cookie First“Mr. Daniels offered me the part of Cookie.”
  8. the business
    Mo’Nique Says Former Collaborator Lee Daniels Told Her She’s Being ‘Blackballed’“Each of those things that he offered me was taken off the table.”
  9. casting couch
    Mo’Nique Returns to the Big Screen in BlackbirdContinuing her streak of “horrible mom” roles.
  10. clickables
    Watch Mo’Nique Go to Bat for Marriage EqualityShe means business.
  11. cheek by jowl
    The State of the Union vs. the Oscar Noms: How Different Were They?The two biggest things that happened yesterday go head-to-head.
  12. quote machine
    Will Ferrell: Anchorman 2 Paycheck Totally Worth a Few Bad ReviewsPlus: Diddy the next McLovin.
  13. comedy
    The Best Tina Fey Quotes in This Month’s EsquireThis is about as no-holds-barred as Tina Fey gets.
  14. kudos
    Who’s the Next Late-Night Host to Win an Oscar?Mo’nique was the first, but who will be next?
  15. kudos
    Precious Takes Home Five Independent Spirit AwardsThat’s every award it was nominated for.
  16. It Might Be Predictable, But the Oscar System WorkedJust the fact that everyone now knows who Christoph Waltz is means something has gone very right.
  17. awards
    Hurt Locker Wins Big At BAFTAsAvatar takes just two technical awards.
  18. The Red-Carpet Campaign PortfolioWhen you attend over a dozen movie awards shows, parties, lunches, brunches, teas, and Q&As over two weeks, you learn a few things.
  19. kudos
    Which SAG Winner Will Lose on Oscar Night?Bullock.
  20. What to Watch for at This Weekend’s SAG AwardsHint: The Best Actress category seems to be up for grabs.
  21. party chat
    Mo’Nique is Now Referring All Questions on Her Oscar Indifference to Her HusbandAlso: Meryl Streep’s Sandra Bullock movie marathon, and what happens when overzealous reporters grill comedians about Haiti.
  22. mo'nique
    How Many Interviews Must Mo’Nique Give the Times to Prove She Doesn’t Hate Giving Interviews?“What I can participate in I’m more than happy to.”
  23. kudos
    Mariah Carey’s Biggest Fan Isn’t Giving Up on Her Oscar Chances Just YetMeanwhile, we hope that she shows up at the People’s Choice Awards tonight in the same form that she was in at the Palm Springs Film Festival last night.
  24. kudos
    Mo’Nique, Memoriams, and More Nominations: Ten Reasons to Love This Oscar SeasonJames Cameron! Harvey Weinstein! Advanced math!
  25. red-carpet look book
    Red-Carpet Look Book: Mo’NiqueA fashion yearbook for the actress from Precious.
  26. kudos
    Critics’ Groups Love Them Some Hurt LockerThey don’t mind Mo’nique so much, either.
  27. mo'nique
    Mo’Nique on Oscar Campaigning: ‘What Does It Mean Financially?’“What are you campaigning for, though?” she asks. “Let me ask y’all this, because I know y’all are gonna school me correctly: What does it mean financially?”
  28. precious
    A Star Is Born: Lee Daniels’s Times Magazine Profile Arrives“‘I kind of co-directed ‘Monster’s Ball’,’ Daniels told me as he ordered another drink.”
  29. precious
    Mo’Nique Uncooperative, Reports Mariah Carey FanRoger Friedman reports that Mo’Nique has pulled out of Saturday’s New York Film Festival premiere of her movie at the last minute, causing her publicist to quit.
  30. cheek by jowl
    Push vs. Push: Which Is Which?Two movies named ‘Push’! How will moviegoers tell them apart?
  31. cheek by jowl
    Push vs. Push: Which Is Which?Two movies named ‘Push’! How will moviegoers tell them apart?
  32. best of the fest
    Best. Sundance. Ever?Special acting prize recipient: Mo’Nique!