Gabourey Sidibe’s mom Alice Tan Ridley told the tabloids that her Oscar nominated daughter would like to lose some weight. “The truth is Gabourey would like to lose some weight but the reality is that she would not have gotten the role of Precious if she had not been heavy,' Ridley said. “As her mom I would like to see my daughter healthy but if she didn’t lose weight that’s not a problem either – it runs in our family. Could this been the aftermath of recent scrutiny the young starlet has been coming under lately? Jabs from radio legend Howard Stern has brought the weight issues of the young actress into the spotlight as of late.