Monday, March 08, 2010

Mo'Nique Wins Based on Performance, Not Grooming

Mo'Nique didn't hold her tongue when she won her much-deserved Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of an abusive mother in "Precious." After causing quite a stir during the pre-Oscar "Push" for "Precious" by allegedly demanding more money and refusing to attend key film festivals to promote the film, Mo"Nique defiantly stated in her acceptance speech she was happy Hollywood honored her performance, and overlooked the politics.

If anyone else saw the comedian's interview on Barbara Walter's final Academy Award special, however, you know she also defiantly refuses to shave her legs. The Baltimore native explained to a visibly repulsed Babs that shaving is painful and that the one time she used a razor, her hair grew back thicker. Actually, I thought that was a myth and I have a nifty Gillette Venus razor she can borrow. But hey, whatever you say Mo'Nique. I'm just glad she wore that tasteful, gam-covering blue gown on Oscar night.