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'Saturday Night Live' Hires Gabourey Sidibe to Host

April 1, 2010 (4:50 am) GMT
According to E! Online's source, the deal between the Oscar nominee and the execs of the variety show 'literally just happened'.

Surviving from the lost in Oscars and the harsh criticism from , takes a step forward in her career by taking the hosting job on "". E! Online heard from a source that the deal is done to have the "" star on the variety show.

However, her date is not yet revealed. The next three weeks' slots have been filled by , and respectively. This leaves April 24 slot empty and available for Sidibe. have been confirmed to be the musical act that episode. Meanwhile, was announced to be the host on May 8.

Gabourey Sidibe has a recurring role on Showtime's "" as 's character's student. The series about cancer survivor will debut in August.

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