While Miss Ryan Seacrest was interviewing her, he took a moment to point out heart throb Gerald Butler just a few steps away. Gabourey gave Butler the eye and without missing a beat said, "Yeah, I'd hit that."
Then Seacrest called over Butler so she could repeat it to his face. Which she did. "That certainly breaks the ice," Butler responded.
Later, when asked about her dress, Sidibe proudly responded, "If fashion was porn, this dress would be the money shot."
I don't know about you, but I think we have a new Diva on our hands, and yes you can read this as gay icon. As you know, the requirements for becoming a gay icon/Diva include: performing vulnerable and heart wrenching songs or roles in films involving overcoming injustices and the struggle on the uphill battle (Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Diana Ross, Judy Garland), be the odd girl out that always rises to the top even without classical good looks (Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler) or beating the man at his own game by rising to the top against expectations (Cher, Tina Turner, Vanessa Williams - yeah, take that Miss America pageant!).
All things that we as homosexuals can identify with for obvious reasons.
Catch The Devine Ms. Sidibe on this Friday's episode of The Soup and you be the judge!