Monday, October 05, 2009

Monique Doesn't Care About Winning an Oscar

so says one of her frienemies. Monique has been subject of serious side eyes ever since she refused to do any promo for the film Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire unless she was paid. By all accounts this is Monique's break-out role and could even earn her an Oscar, but according to her big mouth pal, Monique says, "When people say, 'You care more about money than winning an Oscar,' well, what does an Oscar mean? An Oscar means more work when you win it, and that means more money! I couldn't eat that Oscar. Everybody needs money, baby. That's how we survive, right?" As expected Monique was a no-show for the Friday night premiere in NY, but everybody else was there. Click here for pictures.

Unfortunatly for her, those in the know say the film's producers, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry have instructed the studio stop campaigning for Monique and instead put their Oscar efforts behind Mariah Carey [<--the same Mariah Carey who stared in Glitter? ok].