TV Guide talks to Mo'Nique, the Queen of Comedy, about living large and Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance, her second-annual beauty pageant for "Fabulous and Thick" women, premiering Saturday at 8 pm/ET on Oxygen.
TV Guide: Thin is in, yet you celebrate larger women. Why? Mo'Nique: People often say, "You are promoting people to be unhealthy." That's not what I'm promoting at all. I'm promoting people to be happy and healthy. Go for a walk. Do jumping jacks. Dance. Have the best sex ever! Want a healthy lifestyle. Not just to be a size 2.
TV Guide: Have you been plus-size all your life? Mo'Nique: Since birth. I was 9 pounds, 13 ounces. One time, I said to my mama, "Where did I come from? I was bigger than you at birth!"
Question: I really need to voice my complete disgust at this year's Emmy nods. As a huge fan of Lost, you must also be repulsed by the fact that the show isn't nominated. The series experienced no real decline in quality, and it's as much favored by audiences and critics as ever. What is the motivation behind snubbing it this way? Also, I know your opinion of Desperate Housewives has soured this season, but even at its worse, its quality is far greater than the completely mediocre Two and a Half Men, yet for some reason Men got the nomination. Marcia Cross did the best work of her career this season. In fact, toward the end of the season, she was basically carrying the show on her shoulders, yet the nod went to Alfre Woodard! Woodard is a fine actress, but this is a mere sympathy vote. She barely had any Emmy-worthy moments during her run, and her performance wasn't even comedic! I'm sure you share my pain.
Answer: Do I ever. There's some feeling that Lost may be getting punished
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