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EXCLUSIVE: Precious Star's Mom Shoots Down Reports Of Diva Behavior

May 14 2010, Published 9:06 a.m. ET

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Alice Tan Ridley spoke to to defend her daughter Gabourey Sidibe regarding claims that Sidibe was rude to reporters and fans during and after The White House Correspondents Dinner.

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Journalist Jonathan Capeheart from The Washington Post revealed that the Oscar-nominated Precious star had been mean to him while other reporters also complained about her attitude and the way she treated some fans. reported that at an MSNBC after party, the normally friendly actress snapped at one fan who asked for a photograph.

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When the fan said jokingly, "That's all you're going to give me," Sidibe responded, "You'll get what I give you!”

But her mom - who is currently competing on America’s Got Talent– poured cold water on these reports of diva-like antics. The New York subway singer told “I just spoke with Gabby yesterday while she was filming in Arizona and she is fine.

“Would you believe all of those comments? Gabby was not raised to be a rude person. It has been a big change having all that attention and I think she has done well- she is happy right now– those comments are just other people’s opinions.”

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Ridley is also hoping to find fame and fortune as well by winning NBC’s popular talent show this summer. She performed before a packed house recently at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York where she tried to impress judges Piers Morgan, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne.

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America’s Got Talent, which is hosted by Mariah Carey’s husband Nick Cannon, will start airing the fifth series on June 1.



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