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The Hits And Misses From Chris Rock’s Academy Award Opening Monologue

Originally published on madamenoire.com Last night, I made a conscious decision to avoid the Oscars. I chose to watch the Justice for Flint event instead. I was certainly interested to hear and see what Chris Rock was going to say though. I just knew his monologue would be all over ...

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Heterosexual Hollywood Stars Pose As Same-Sex Couples To Show ‘Love Is Love’

A bold and powerful photography project is bringing celebrities together to pose as same-sex couples and families as a way to combat homophobia and provide positive images of recognizable figures engaging in queer relationships. The series, called Imaginary Couples, is the brainchild of French artist and photographer Olivier Ciappa, and ...

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Relax, Awards Shows Are Meaningless

Originally published on advocate.com Diversity is important, but why do we place so much emphasis on what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences thinks? When I woke up the other morning and saw the Oscars trending on Twitter, I groaned. I really was hoping it was something about ...

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Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs speaks on the lack of diversity in 2016 Oscars

The Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, has finally addressed the lack of diversity in the 2016 Oscars nominations. In a statement released by the Academy, Cheryl said: “I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees. While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated ...

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#OscarsSoWhite: Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith Intend To Boycott The Oscars

The outcry over the nomination of 20 white actors, and no black ones, for the Academy Awards gained momentum on Monday, as director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the ceremony on Feb. 28. Mr. Lee announced on Instagram and Ms. Pinkett Smith ...

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#OscarsSoWhite: No Actors Of Color Got Oscar Nominations This Year

Some things change, and others just stay the same. The 2016 Oscar nominees were announced Thursday morning, and not a single black actor was selected. In no time, journalists and the general public began to air out their grievances with Hollywood as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts ...

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My TV/Movie Highlights Of 2015

DISCLAIMER: The following article contains spoilers from TV Shows and Movies. So if you detest spoilers, then I suggest you leave while you can. If you don’t mind spoilers, well feel free to enjoy, read on and lets ki-ki. My apologies for my unannounced absence; I have really missed you ...

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Eddie Redmayne: ‘I felt so vulnerable playing a trans woman.’

Eddie Redmayne has opened up about his experience of portraying a trans woman in The Danish Girl. Talking to The Sun, the Oscar winning actor explained that he now has a limited insight into how transgender people live. “It leaves you feeling very exposed and vulnerable,” he said. “The set ...

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The Insider Secrets You Never Knew About the “Harry Potter” Movies

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE The producers tried to give Daniel Radcliffe green eyes and Hermione buck teeth like in the books, but failed. Sadly, Daniel had a terrible allergic reaction to his green contact lenses and had to stop wearing them, while Emma Watson couldn’t speak clearly wearing ...

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TV REVIEW: Another Week Of TV (Edition 4)

DISCLAIMER: The following article contains spoilers from TV Shows of the past week, so if you haven’t SEEN the episodes of the week, and you detest spoilers, then I suggest you leave while you can. If you haven’t and you don’t mind spoilers, feel free to enjoy. If you have ...

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