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Monique claims she was "blackballed"

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The problem is I don't think Mo'Nique wants that. I think she wants to keep on doing things the same way she always has, and get on Empire at the same time.

Yep. And that's what makes her entire situation so sad.

Ah well, there's always J'Caryous and David E. Talbert to fall back on. Not to mention those crumby, low-budget, grade-Z flicks that always turn up on Netflix and Crackle.

Almost forgot: there's also Russ Parr. That clown will hire just about anybody.

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I doubt they would hire her. Customers don't want to deal with cashiers with an attitude.

Have you shopped at DG or FD? That's seemingly the only kind they hire!

(Apologies to anyone who works at DG or FD.)

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Never have shopped there, but if they hire that type, I'll stay clear. Mo'Nique probably wouldn't get hired there, anyway, since they definitely wouldn't pay her cash upfront, lol.

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She told Don Lemon (CNN) that she was paid $50,000 for Precious. She said she'd planned to spend time with her family when she was asked to go to Paris to promote the movie. They offered her a hotel room and she declined. They asked what it would take for her to go and she asked for airfare for her and her family and they told her they don't pay for travel but they would get the hotel and according to her, that was the extent of her demands.

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The showrunners denied that a few days ago. I think people are saying she may have been potentially tapped for Gabourey Sidibe's role, but I doubt that was a done deal. According to everyone at Empire, the only choice for Cookie was Taraji.

The role Sidibe plays was supposed to a boyish looking white girl with less lines. Lee Daniels offered it to her if she wanted and expanded it. I honestly don't think Monique was ever offered anything more than an appearance, IF that.

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Isn't she kind of promoting an indie film these days? It may already be out or sometime soon, I'm not quite sure.

Also, I understand that she will be playing Ma Rainey in that Queen Latifah starred biopic about Bessie Smith. This actually sounds pretty interesting.

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NO"nique is so ridiculous and if she is blackballed, its with good reason. Can't understand how anyone can stand her at all. 

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