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Birth Name :

Monique Imes

Birth Date :

December 11, 1967

Birth Place :

Woodlawn, Maryland, USA

Spouse :

Mark Jackson (25-Dec-97 - 2001), Sidney Hicks (since 20-May-06)

Claim to fame :

As Nicole 'Nikki' Parker on TV series "The Parkers" (1999)

Latest News

Lee Daniels Confirms Mo'Nique Was Blacklisted After Oscar Win for Not Playing 'Industry Game'

February 20, 2015 18:08:20 GMT

Lee Daniels speaks up following 's statement in which she addressed criticisms over her "" role and discussed life after Oscars. In a rather revealing interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress said she discovered from the director that there was a Hollywood conspiracy against her. In response, he seemed to confirm that she indeed had been blacklisted after her big win.

Mo'Nique Settles Long-Running Lawsuit Against Landlords

September 03, 2012 18:59:38 GMT

has put her nasty legal battle with her landlords to an end by reaching a settlement. According to TMZ, both parties have agreed to drop their lawsuits last week with Mo'Nique paying an unmentioned amount of money.

Mo'Nique and Landlords' War Turns Nasty

March 25, 2012 17:15:44 GMT

Things get even uglier for whose husband Sidney Hicks is embroiled in a war of words with their landlords. The couple was sued by their landlords for owing $370,000 in unpaid rent but they claimed the house was in poor condition that they refused to pay. Hicks and the landlords have been exchanging nasty emails since.

Mo'Nique and Kim Kardashian Give LiLo Support

September 28, 2010 08:30:09 GMT

Actress and reality TV star have offered their support to , calling for the star's critics to "stop judging her". The "" star has endured a turbulent summer which has seen her jailed twice and sent to court-ordered rehab.

2010 BET Awards: Winners List, Beyonce Knowles and Lady GaGa Take Top Honor

June 28, 2010 04:23:04 GMT

The 10th Annual BET Awards has just been wrapped and the winners list is unveiled. brought home the top honor, Video of the Year. The "Single Ladies" singer earned it through "Video Phone" music video which features .

Movie Bad Guys Among Academy Awards Membership Wish List

June 26, 2010 06:06:25 GMT

"Saw" actor , , and 2010 Oscar nominees , , , and have been invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and help decide future Academy Awards.

Parents Felt Hurt Mo'Nique Went Public With Family Shame

April 20, 2010 07:47:16 GMT

's parents addressed the family's darkest hour on TV show Oprah Winfrey on Monday, April 19, revealing they wished their daughter had come to them with her plans to go public about her child molestation hell. The Oscar winner exposed her brother Gerald as a teenage sexual predator last year when she told the media how she tapped into the mind of cruel Mary Jones for her role in "", and the big reveal opened up a 30-year-old nightmare for her folks Alice and Steven Imes.

Mo'Nique's Brother Offers Humble Apology for Sexual Abuse

April 20, 2010 04:20:46 GMT

Gerald Imes has admitted that he molested his sister and now he apologizes for what he did. "I'm here today to first acknowledge that I've been in denial for 37 years. ... I did assault and inappropriately touch my sister in manners that were uncomfortable for her," he says during his appearance on "". "And for that, I apologize and I'm humbly sorry that those actions had taken place."

Mo'Nique's Brother Finally Admits He Molested Her

April 17, 2010 03:42:19 GMT

Gerald Imes will make a shocking confession when he appears for an upcoming episode of "". In the Monday, April 19 episode of the talk show, he will speak publicly for the first time about the sexual abuse he has done to his actress sister .

Mo'Nique Offers Support for Sandra Bullock

March 23, 2010 09:35:42 GMT

"" star has offered fellow Oscar winner her support as the actress battles to save her marriage following an alleged cheating scandal. "" star has walked out on husband Jesse James following a tabloid expose about his reported relationship with a tattoo model and porn star and Mo'Nique insists she's there for Bullock if she ever needs to talk to someone who has no links to her marriage.

Mo'Nique Granted With Hattie McDaniels' Gardenia

March 09, 2010 09:51:52 GMT

The gardenia wore in her hair at the Oscars on Sunday, March 7 was a very special gift from a close friend of "Gone With the Wind" star Hattie McDaniels' family. The actress/comedienne started thinking her Academy Awards win was destined when the flower arrived in the post as she was getting ready for her big night in Hollywood.

Mo'Nique Blasts Reporters for Harsh Critics

March 08, 2010 10:02:34 GMT

took aim at stuck-up movie reporters who urged Oscar voters to "teach Mo'Nique a lesson" and snub her backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Sunday night, March 7. Minutes after winning gold for her role in "", the pre-show Best Supporting Actress award favorite came face to face with some of her harshest critics, who bashed her for not attending certain minor awards shows and festivals in 2009.

Mo'Nique's Oscars Gown Dedicated to Hattie McDaniel

March 08, 2010 09:29:39 GMT

Oscar winner had a very special reason for wearing a blue gown to the Academy Awards on Sunday night, March 7- actress Hattie McDaniel wore the same-colored dress to the 1940 event, when she became the first African-American to win gold.

2010 Oscars: Winners Speak of Victory in Press Room

March 08, 2010 07:32:59 GMT

Winners of this year's Academy Awards beamed when asked by reporters of their recent victory. who took home Best Actress for her role in "" said she didn't expect to get up on the stage and collect a prize. She said, "No, as I said up on that stage, I questioned did I win it or just wore everyone down?"

2010 Oscars: 'Precious' Shows Its Early Domination by Winning Two Gongs

March 08, 2010 03:17:27 GMT

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards is still on-going at the Kodak Theater and more winners are announced. Teaming up with , reveals on-stage that Geoffrey Fletcher, the writer of "", receives Best Adapted Screenplay prize.

Winners of 2010 Independent Spirit Awards Announced

March 06, 2010 06:59:53 GMT

Independent films have been honored at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards which was held on Friday, March 5. "" has once again proven itself as a great work as it took prizes in all five categories that it was nominated for.

Estelle's Brand New Single 'Freak' Comes Out in Full

February 27, 2010 05:52:09 GMT

A fresh material from 's upcoming album "All of Me" has made its way out in full. Entitled "Freak", it is produced by and features .

Full Movie Winners List of 41st NAACP Image Awards

February 27, 2010 04:51:41 GMT

The 41st annual NAACP Image Awards has been held on Friday, February 26 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California and "" had a great reason to celebrate. The Lee Daniels-directed movie swept six gongs, started with who took a prize for Outstanding Supporting Actress early that night.

Leona Lewis to Have Meat-Free Tour

February 22, 2010 08:56:27 GMT

is continuing to rally against meat-eaters - the singer has banned all animal food products from her upcoming tour. The vegetarian "Bleeding Love" hitmaker successfully convinced organizers of 2010 BRIT Awards to remove foie gras from the event's menu, after learning of plans to serve the controversial French delicacy at the ceremony.

EMI Drops Plan to Sell The Beatles' Favorite Recording Studio

February 22, 2010 08:06:43 GMT

Record label giant EMI has abandoned plans to sell ' favorite recording studio Abbey Road, following mass outcry from music fans across the globe. The Abbey Road recording facilities in North West London became synonymous with the Fab Four, with the band even naming their 1969 album after the building. The record's album cover shot shows the Beatles crossing the road outside.

Duff McKagan Is In Talks for Memoir's Release

February 22, 2010 07:51:18 GMT

Former bassist Duff McKagan is expanding his writing portfolio - he's in talks to document his rock 'n' roll career in a forthcoming memoir. The rocker-turned-journalist currently writes a regular music column on SeattleWeekly.com and a financial section for Playboy.com called Duffonomics.

Shia LaBeouf's Wall Street Study Earns Him Half Million Dollars

February 22, 2010 06:45:21 GMT

's role in Oliver Stone's "" is proving financially lucrative for the star months ahead of the film's debut in April - the actor has made almost $500,000 after learning how to invest his money. LaBeouf stars as a young Wall Street whizzkid opposite ' ruthless Gordon Gekko in the forthcoming sequel.

Angelina Jolie Works Things Out With Estranged Dad

February 22, 2010 06:10:44 GMT

has stepped out in public with her estranged father Jon Voight for the first time in several years. The actress cut her dad out of her life in 2001 after he voiced concerns about her mental health shortly before she adopted son Maddox from Cambodia.

Stars Join Ricky Martin's Video to Rebuild Haiti

February 22, 2010 04:46:56 GMT

has gathered celebrity pals , and for a star-studded video, to raise money for the victims of earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The "She Bangs" hitmaker has formed the Ricky Martin Foundation/Habitat for Humanity Haiti Recovery Fund (RMFHaiti) to benefit the poverty-stricken country, rocked by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12.

Ashton Kutcher Amazed by Tattoo of Himself

February 22, 2010 04:27:27 GMT

has been left stunned by a Siberian man's tattoo - of his face. The actor is in the former Soviet Union as part of an American delegation of modern technology experts, who are advising Russian leaders on how to use blogging and the latest Internet developments to solve crime.

James McAvoy Slammed for Bulimia Joke

February 22, 2010 03:42:04 GMT

has been slammed by executives at a leading Scottish charity after he joked about plans for his assassin character in the "" sequel to suffer from an eating disorder. The actor had to bulk up his frame for the first film, in which he starred alongside , and he recently revealed he isn't looking forward to returning to the gym to regain his muscled physique.

Adrian Pasdar Might Serve 6 Months in Jail for DUI

February 22, 2010 03:18:37 GMT

"" star has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) after he was arrested by police in January. The 44-year-old actor, who is married to ' singer Natalie Maines, was pulled over by cops in the early hours of January 27 after he was allegedly clocked driving over 90 miles-an-hour (144.8 kilometres-an-hour) on a freeway in Los Angeles.

'The Hurt Locker' Wins Big at 2010 BAFTA Awards

February 22, 2010 02:24:12 GMT

"" stole the show at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday night, February 21 - scooping six trophies including Best Film and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow. The war thriller also won prizes for original screenplay, cinematography, editing, and sound during the ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

Rachelle Lefevre Joins CBS' Medical Drama

February 19, 2010 06:34:00 GMT

Bouncing from her "" exit, nabs a TV job in CBS' not-yet-titled drama from "" producer John Wells. A source confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that the 31-year-old will take a lead at the medical drama along with fellow feature movie actress .

Pictures: Lady GaGa Kicks Off Monster Ball U.K. Tour in Manchester

February 19, 2010 06:24:42 GMT

has begun the U.K. leg of her Monster Ball tour Thursday, February 18 at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester. A big illuminated catwalk was built on stage for her performances which were opened with Semi Precious Weapons and .

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