*Golden Globe nominee Gabourey Sidibe, star of the film “Precious,” got herself a nice little side hustle promoting a new initiative from battery-maker Duracell.
The actress visited Duracell Smart Power Lab this week to mark the meeting of the “power generation” goal to light the 2010 numerals during the New Year’s Eve Ball drop ceremony in Times Square.
In a statement released before the Ball drop, Sidibe said: “Being a native New Yorker, I’ve always loved how everyone embraced Times Square as the headquarters for New Year’s Eve. This year, watching the Ball drop and the numerals light up will be even more exciting knowing that 2010 couldn’t happen without me.”
Since late November, Duracell has hosted a variety of special guests at the Smart Power Lab, where VIPs participated in pedaling one of six Duracell Power Rovers to contribute to the almost 1,000 pedaling hours needed to power the 2010 numerals.
Sidibe was the final VIP pedaler at the Smart Power Lab, joining celebrities such as “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” stars Chaske Spencer and Peter Facinelli, actors Katrina Bowden, Judah Friedlander and Anika Noni Rose, dancers Kym Johnson and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and many others.