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  1. best of 2023
    The Best Comedy Specials of 2023 (So Far)Featuring pointed personal reflections, unflashy collections of jokes, and snow globes.
  2. lawsuits
    Mo’Nique Sues Paramount and CBS Over Royalties for The ParkersIn a statement regarding the lawsuit, Mo’Nique said, “I just want the contractual compensation that I’ve earned.”
  3. a long talk
    Mo’Nique Says It LoudlyThe comedy veteran’s new special is a reintroduction: “It lets you understand why I fight the way that I fight.”
  4. trailer mix
    Mo’Nique Is About to Drop ‘Some Special, Bitch’Thankfully, she and Netflix worked out that lawsuit, so the world gets to see this.
  5. mo’nique
    Mo’Nique Is Ready to Share All of Her SecretsFollowing her 2019 lawsuit against Netflix, her special for the streamer debuts on April 4.
  6. stand ups and streamers
    Mo’Nique Is Filming a Comedy Special for Netflix Post-Settlement“Can y’all believe this?”
  7. settlements
    Mo’Nique and Netflix Have Settled Racial and Gender Discrimination LawsuitStemming from a $500,000 offer for Mo’Nique to make a Netflix special.
  8. coming soon
    Lee Daniels Publicly Apologizes to Mo’Nique, Reuniting for Demon HouseLee Daniels apologized onstage at Mo’Nique’s comedy show.
  9. 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.
  10. lawsuits
    Mo’Nique Sues Netflix for Racial and Gender DiscriminationShe claims they made her a “biased, discriminatory” offer.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.”
  13. 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.”
  14. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for Almost ChristmasMeanwhile, Gabrielle Union continues to age in reverse.
  15. Mo’Nique Says She Was Supposed to Play Empire’s Cookie First“Mr. Daniels offered me the part of Cookie.”
  16. 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.”
  17. casting couch
    Mo’Nique Returns to the Big Screen in BlackbirdContinuing her streak of “horrible mom” roles.
  18. clickables
    Watch Mo’Nique Go to Bat for Marriage EqualityShe means business.
  19. 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.
  20. quote machine
    Will Ferrell: Anchorman 2 Paycheck Totally Worth a Few Bad ReviewsPlus: Diddy the next McLovin.
  21. comedy
    The Best Tina Fey Quotes in This Month’s EsquireThis is about as no-holds-barred as Tina Fey gets.
  22. kudos
    Who’s the Next Late-Night Host to Win an Oscar?Mo’nique was the first, but who will be next?
  23. kudos
    Precious Takes Home Five Independent Spirit AwardsThat’s every award it was nominated for.
  24. 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.
  25. awards
    Hurt Locker Wins Big At BAFTAsAvatar takes just two technical awards.
  26. kudos
    Which SAG Winner Will Lose on Oscar Night?Bullock.
  27. What to Watch for at This Weekend’s SAG AwardsHint: The Best Actress category seems to be up for grabs.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.”
  30. 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.
  31. kudos
    Critics’ Groups Love Them Some Hurt LockerThey don’t mind Mo’nique so much, either.
  32. 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?”
  33. 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.”
  34. 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.
  35. cheek by jowl
    Push vs. Push: Which Is Which?Two movies named ‘Push’! How will moviegoers tell them apart?
  36. cheek by jowl
    Push vs. Push: Which Is Which?Two movies named ‘Push’! How will moviegoers tell them apart?
  37. best of the fest
    Best. Sundance. Ever?Special acting prize recipient: Mo’Nique!