gabby sidibe weight loss 'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe to host 'Saturday Night Live' [UPDATED]After the Oscars, Howard Stern insisted that the “Precious” Best Actress Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is the size of a planet and will never work again.

How do those words taste, Howie? Want some ketchup? Mayo? Because according to the intrepid celebrity reporter Marc Malkin at E!, Gabby has just inked a deal to host SNL.

]]> Tina Fey and Ryan Phillippe are up next. And the indomitable Betty White has dibs on May 8, just in time for Mother’s Day. Do we need to mention that Gabby also has a recurring role as a student on Showtime’s upcoming “The Big C,” starring Laura Linney as a teacher with cancer, series, premiering in June, also starring another planet-sized actor, Oliver Platt. Congrats, Gabby. And Howard, you can suck it. [UPDATE] : An NBC rep has confirmed to Zap2it that Sidibe will indeed host “Saturday Night Live.” She’ll appear on the April 24th episode. Follow Zap2it’s Dish Rag on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest celeb news and buzz.

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