MoNique is Now Playing Hollywood’s Game


Monique and Sidney Hicks 


Anyone who had followed Mo’Nique’s career knows she is outspoken. The actress/comedienne career is based on her brassyness . In 2009, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Precious.   In her acceptance speech, she seemed to thank everyone but Hollywood.

She opened with “I would like to thank the Academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics.”

Politics:  Performers often forget their spouses in their acceptance speeches.  Studios, agencies, directors are almost never left out of those speeches.   Because it is politics… Before a project is green lighted its politics.   Its politics before the performance. Mo’Nique ruffed industry feathers by not campaigning for the Oscar.  For decades the Studios would send actors to campaign for the gold statuette.  Not only did she not campaign, she didn’t acknowledge the studio,producers or the director Lee Daniels during her award speech.

Is Mo’Nique being blackballed by Hollywood? Is she being punished?

She’s been absent from the big screen since 2010.

Has Monique become Hollywood player?

She certainly has.   In 2013, Monique performed in BlackBird, the film originally opened Feb,2014, the film went nowhere.    Fast Forward to February 2015 After years of what happen to?   Monique is on ABC,TMZ, E, CNN.    This film is personal…….

Monique and her husband Sidney Hicks  are the executive producers of “BlackBird”  The Movie is due to open next month.  This is her money.   Last month,  RLJ Entertainment created by  Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) agreed to distribute the movie.  Follow the news, she has indeed learned the game and the politics.

February 24,2015


February 25,2015

Sheryl Lee Ralph on Mo’Nique being ‘blackballed’: ‘This is a setup for a comeback

February 27,2015

Mo’Nique Said She Was Paid $50,000 for ‘Precious’ + Responds to Lee Daniels “Play the Game” Advice (Video)

March 1,2015

Blackballed’ Mo’Nique made ‘unreasonable demands’: Lee Daniels

March 2,2015

Mo’Nique said she was supposed to play Cookie on ‘Empire’ but execs said this about her

March 3,2015

Mo’Nique addresses controversial remarks of being ‘blackballed’ in Hollywood

March 6,2015

Mo’Nique Still Loves Lee Daniels Enough To Want To Work With Him

As of today, Monique has been in the news for nine days.  She has been interviewed by ABC and cable news outlets.  She has attached herself to the hottest show in Hollywood “Empire”    She is indeed playing an old Hollywood game, by creating a buzz.  I believe Lee Daniels and co are assisting her.  They could be silent and the story would die.

The challenge is  maintaining the buzz for the film after the season finale of Empire which ends in three weeks, three week shy of Blackbirds opening.

Blackbird Poster Art


Dont hate the player, Hate the game.  A few years ago, she errored. It wont happen again.

Published by CityFella

Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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