News

Gabourey Sidibe could portray Nell Carter in biopic

Gabourey Sidibe could portray Nell Carter in biopic

PLAYING NELL CARTER: Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has reportedly been approached to portray late singer/actress Nell Carter in a new TV biopic. Photo: Associated Press

Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has reportedly been approached to portray late singer/actress Nell Carter in a new TV biopic.

The “Precious” actress is said to be HBO network bosses’ top choice to bring the “Gimme a Break!” star’s life to the small screen in a planned movie, which will document Carter’s cocaine addiction, her two divorces, her bisexuality and her many health problems, which led to her death from heart disease complicated by diabetes in 2003, according to the National Enquirer.

A source tells the publication, “Nell was excellent at physical comedy and could deliver a quip with drop-dead hilarity – and she had a stunning voice. Gabby has some pretty good pipes of her own.”

Official details about the project have yet to be announced.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Rauner’s Inauguration Committee Announces Concert Lineup

Fresh
Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Country star, blues legend part of the festivities

in Local

US Senator Kirk Sounds Alarm in Wake of Sony “Hack Attack”

mark-kirk

May ask Sony executives to appear in Washington DC

in Local

No One Injured in Sunday Shootings, Police Looking for Suspects

gun

No one's in custody yet after a pair of shootings on Springfield's east side Sunday afternoon.

in Local

Mayor Houston Releases Proposed Budget Numbers

municipalcenter

Council to begin discussions next month

in Local

Governor Makes Annual Trip to Visit Wounded Illinois Soldiers

Updated
american flag

Also urges others to donate frequent flier miles