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Gabourey Sidibe, please be my friend

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Every once in awhile, a new actress establishes herself as a talk show host’s dream: a woman with a killer sense of humor, sharp comedic timing, and a willingness to talk about anything — within reason, of course.

Right now, that’s Gabourey Sidibe.

Of course, we’ve known how comically blessed the actress is ever since her side-splitting interview with Conan O’Brien on his late great The Tonight Show back in November. But now that she’s got Precious‘ DVD release to promote, we’ve been graced with her presence even more on the late-night circuit. On Tuesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, her bubbly personality was on full display as she chatted about photo bombing Jake Gyllenhaal at the Oscars, not wanting to go clubbing with her mom and threatening to shank Sandra Bullock.

She manages to entertain the audience — not to mention the show’s host. Even better, there weren’t any of those awkward silences. It was just, in a word, fun.

I love Gabourey, for several reasons beyond her being hilarious: she’s not ashamed to admit she loves boy bands; she isn’t letting stardom go to her head (she still has roommates for Pete’s sake!); and she is obviously not taking anything for granted and enjoying every second of her life right now. And who wouldn’t?

Here’s hoping her next move is starring in a comedy – girl’s got serious chops. (Just look here.) Or better yet, they give her a show – Who Wants to Be Gabby’s BFF? I would totally be first in line.

What do you think of her interview, PopWatchers? Who else is a great talk show guest?

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