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Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce are among a long list of minority actors who were snubbed by the Academy Awards. The Academy unveiled their 2020 Oscar nominations on Monday, Jan. 13, WENN.com reported.

Lopez was expected to earn Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as an aging stripper in the film Hustlers (2019). But she was left off the list of nominees, which included British actress Cynthia Erivo, Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie, Florence Pugh, Kathy Bates, and Laura Dern.

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Jay-Z is reportedly consoling his wife, Beyonce, who was overlooked for an original song nomination for her single "Spirit" off the soundtrack to one of the year's biggest movies, Disney's remake of The Lion King.

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Lupita Nyong'o was snubbed for her role in the comedy/thriller Us, as was actress Awkwafina for her critically acclaimed performance in The Farewell.

The list of Black actors who were bypassed by the Academy also includes Eddie Murphy, who was expected to be recognized for his portrayal of comic Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name.

Not a single female filmmaker earned any recognition in the directing category, according to WENN.com.

Lopez's Hustlers director Lorena Scafaria was ignored, as was Beyonce's music music director Melina Matsoukas.

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Beyonce Knowles-Carter stole the spotlight from actor Joaquin Phoenix by refusing to give him a standing ovation at the 2020 Golden Globes Awards on Sunday.

The Internet was shocked when Beyonce remained seated as Phoenix won Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his role in Joker.

Other well-heeled celebrities stood and cheered for their colleague as he went to the podium to accept his award. But Beyonce remained seated - even as others in the audience stared hard at her.

Beyonce - who was nominated for Best Original Song for "Spirit" from The Lion King - was noticeably upset that she didn't win - again.

Outrage social media users tweeted that Beyonce was "rude" and "disrespectful."

One person tweeted:

"@Beyonce You're a joke for not standing up for Joaquin Phoenix. Understandable to make a statement. But that's poor sportsmanship for someone that actually deserved recognition. You're entitled and arrogant. And as an actress you're a joke. Smh. You ought to apologize to him."

Beyonce and Jay-Z showed up one hour late for the awards show, and they skipped the red carpet and went straight to their seats.

Question: Did you watch the Golden Globes Awards? What did you think of Beyonce's behavior?

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Rich the Kid penned an open letter to his girlfriend Tori Brixx after he objectified her at the 2019 American Music Awards.

The Atlanta rapper was heavily criticized for pawing and slobbering all over the busty 29-year-old Instagram model on the red carpet.

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Many said the disgraceful misogynistic display was not in keeping with the family-oriented music awards.

On Wednesday, Rich apologized to Tori, saying he was "under the influence" when he treated her like a human blow up doll on the red carpet.

In a photo caption, the 27-year-old rapper wrote:

"My life is everything with you & nothing without, I love you more than anything on earth I want to sincerely apologize for my behavior this weekend I was either drunk or high but that still does not excuse it. I would never disrespect my wife in any way or any day I can only treat with utmost respect for being the women Of my dreams & the best mother to our child."

Rich, who was born Dimitri Roger, is among hip-hop's sub genre of mumble rappers. He is best known for his hits "Plug Walk" and "New Freezer" off his debut album The World Is Yours.

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Earth, Wind & Fire became the first all-Black group or band to be inducted into the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Three original members of the group, (L-R) Verdine White, Ralph Johnson and Philip Bailey were on hand to accept the honor.

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White passed away in 2016 at age 74, but Johnson said White's spirit lives on in his music.

"You can't play any Earth Wind & Fire songs without Maurice's DNA being on it, so he's always here and we're always celebrating him and his vision," Johnson told Billboard pre-show. "People are still coming together and having fun."

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Earth, Wind and Fire will mark their 50th anniversary next summer. White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in Chicago. He hand picked the musicians for his R&B, Soul and Funk band, including his brothers Verdine and Fred White.

Verdine, 68, said the group had "a special chemistry from day one, because we were all hand-picked by Maurice. He had a vision and he knew what he wanted, so here we are."

Cynthia Erivo, John Legend, the Jonas Brothers and Ne-Yo performed a medley of EWF hits in an ensemble finale of "September."

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LL Cool J, who became the first rapper inducted into Kennedy Center Honors in 2017 and emceed this year's event, said "You know, we've come a long way, but it shows you how far we have to go when we're still talking about firsts."

As for his record-breaking first, the 51-year-old Capricorn said, "I'm just grateful it was me; that's a record that can't be broken. Impossible to break. That's dope."

The 42nd Kennedy Center Honors will air on CBS on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8pm. Click here to see the full list of honorees.

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Rapper Offset attended the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Awards at The West Hollywood Edition luxury boutique hotel in West Hollywood on Thursday. Offset was by himself after his wife, Cardi B, caught him DM'ing a chick on social media. Depending on the blogs the chick was either Tekashi69's girlfriend or one of the bartenders Cardi allegedly assaulted at a strip club in New York City. Cardi reportedly believed Offset was sleeping with the bartender.
 

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Atlanta power couple Saweetie and Quavo attended the 2019 GQ Men Of The Year Awards held at The West Hollywood EDITION Hotel in West Hollywood.
 

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Singer/actor Quincy Brown attended the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Awards at The West Hollywood Edition Hotel in West Hollywood, California.
 

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Fashionista EJ Johnson was among the well-heeled stars attending the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Awards at The West Hollywood Edition luxury boutique hotel in West Hollywood on Thursday.

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Last year's telecast of ABC's American Music Awards hit a record all-time low in the Nielsen television ratings. If the ratings improve for tonight's AMAs telecast, ABC can thank Lizzo and her tiny Valentino purse. The purse is barely big enough to hold one Trojan condom and maybe a throat lozenge.

The morbidly obese "Truth Hurts" singer turned heads when she meandered down the red carpet wearing an orange, one-shouldered mini dress and a lacefront wig with side swept bangs. According to People magazine, she accessorized her frock with strappy white Stuart Weitzman sandals and the world's most expensive condom holder - a tiny silver Valentino purse.

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"There's only three in the world," Lizzo said, as photographers zoomed in on the mini bag. When asked what she managed to pack inside the mini clutch, Lizzo responded, "I got tampons in here, a flask of tequila, condoms..."

Photos of the tiny fashion accessory went viral across all social media platforms. Social media users couldn't get enough of Lizzo's personal style.

The American Music Awards got underway at 8 p.m. Sunday. Lizzo, 31, is up for 3 awards, including best new artist, soul/R&B song of the year and soul/R&B female artist of the year. Last week, she scored 8 Grammy nominations, including record of the year and song of the year for "Truth Hurts," album of the year for Cuz I Love You and best new artist.

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Nipsey Hussle is deceased and Michelle Obama is not a performing artist. But they both earned Grammy award nominations on Wednesday.

The slain rapper is up for 3 Grammy nominations, eight months after his tragic death in Los Angeles. The Grammy nominations were announced on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Hussle earned three Grammy nods in the Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance categories for his appearance on DJ Khaled's "Higher" with John Legend.

Former first lady Michelle Obama is nominated for Best Spoken Word Album for her best-selling memoir "Becoming."

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Alicia Keys, who is the proud mom of a LGBT+ child, will return to host the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020. She is pictured with Mrs. Obama at the 61st annual Grammys last year.

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Pop singer Lizzo leads all Grammy nominations with 8. The morbidly obese "Truth Hurts" singer expressed her excitement, tweeting in all caps, "This has been an incredible year for music and I'm just so thankful to even be part of it. We are all winners."

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One-hit rapper Lil Nas X earned 3 Grammy nominations, including record of the year, album of the year and best new artist for his "Old Town Road" remix, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. "No f-cking way," Nas X tweeted on Wednesday.

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Chris Brown, 30, and Lizzo, 31, were among the top winners at the 2019 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Neither star attended the awards ceremony at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas due to previously scheduled commitments, according to WENN.com. But Chris took to Instagram to celebrate after winning Song of the Year, Best Collaboration Performance and Best Dance Performance for his track "No Guidance" featuring rapper Drake.

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Sharing a picture announcing his triple victory, Chris wrote:

"THANK YOU GOD !!! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME. I LOVE YOU. It means the world to me #TEAMBREEZYTAKEOVER."

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Lizzo has yet to respond to her double win - for Video of the Year for "Juice" and Album/Mixtape of the Year for "Cuz I Love You". The "Truth Hurts" star has been keeping herself busy in Europe in recent days.

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After performing on The X Factor: Celebrity in the U.K. on Saturday, she will perform in concerts in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Frederiksberg, Denmark, this week, before heading back across the pond to America.

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Other winners at the Soul Train Awards included singer H.E.R., who took home the award for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, presented to her by bisexual singer Tank. Kahlid won the Best R&B/Male Artist trophy, and Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 39, was honored with the prestigious Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award for her single "Brown Skin Girl".

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Beyonce was busy in Florida playing hostess at her husband, Jay-Z's annual Shawn Carter Foundation gala. She is pictured at the gala on Saturday.
 

The full list of winners from the 2019 Soul Train Awards is courtesy of WENN.com:

Best New Artist: Summer Walker

Rhythm & Bars Award: Cardi B - Money

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: H.E.R.

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Khalid

Album/Mixtape of the Year: Lizzo - Cuz I Love You

Song of the Year: Chris Brown feat. Drake - No Guidance

Video of the Year: Lizzo - Juice

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award: Brown Skin Girl - written by Beyonce Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant, Shawn Carter, Stacy Barthe, Anathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun, Richard Isong

Soul Train Certified Award: Trevor Jackson

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Kirk Franklin

Best Dance Performance: Chris Brown feat. Drake - No Guidance

Best Collaboration Performance: Chris Brown feat. Drake - No Guidance

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Alicia Keys will host the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

Keys, 38, also hosted the 2019 Grammy Awards. Jack Sussman, Executive VP of music and live specials at CBS Entertainment, called Alicia "the ultimate musically credible MC and talent who brings everything you’d want to hosting big event television."

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Alicia, winner of 15 Grammy awards, says she didn't hesitate to accept the honor.

"At first, I did think last year was a one-time thing, but when the opportunity came back around, there was no question about returning as host of the Grammy Awards. Last year was such a powerful experience for me. Not only did I feel the love in the room, but I felt it from around the world, and it confirmed the healing and unifying power of music."

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Skeptics griped that the mother of two sacrificed her youngest son, Genesis, 4, to curry favor with liberal Hollywood.

Alicia posted an Instagram video in which she complained that Genesis worries about being bullied if he paints his nails in rainbow colors.

Many viewers thought Genesis was simply too young to make such a life-altering decision, and that Alicia encouraged him to explore his sexuality to appease Hollywood liberals.

One Instagram user wrote:

"Whatever happened to tonka trucks and baseball bats etc for a 4yr old. Dear Parents it's time to do better. We are who God created boy, girl, man and woman and we can't change that and it's definitely not up for debate."

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Beyonce's team is very unhappy that the burlesque dancer's Homecoming documentary was shut out of the Emmy Awards after earning 6 Emmy nominations.

Beyonce failed to take home a single trophy at the Creative Arts Emmys over the weekend.

Her rabid fanbase, who call themselves "the BeyHive," took to social media to vent their frustration over their idol's Emmy shut out.

It was their typical immature public meltdown whenever they don't get their way. But the behavior of Beyonce's own management team and publicist really raised eyebrows.

Beyonce's longtime publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure posted an Instagram video that shows her, Bey's manager Steve Pamon and other staffers flipping the bird to the Emmy Creative Arts organizers.

Many say Beyonce's team showed a lack of class, and they should know better than to antagonize Hollywood bigwigs who all know each other.
 

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A Nike ad campaign featuring free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick won an Emmy award for Best Commercial.

The award was handed out at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards over the weekend.

Nike picked Kaepernick to lead its 30th anniversary 'Just Do It' TV and print campaign that also featured Serena Williams and LeBron James.

Kaepernick courted controversy in 2016 when he remained seated on the bench during the national anthem. After the public backlash, he got off the bench and kneeled on the sideline.

The 30-year-old quarterback said he was protesting social injustice. But some fans noticed he waited until he was benched to become a "woke activist".

"We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward," Nike North America vice President Gino Fisanotti told ESPN after the initial backlash.

Kaepernick, who was 3-16 during his final season with the 49ers, filed a grievance against the league for colluding to blackball him -- despite the fact that he turned down at least 2 contract offers.

Kaepernick and the league settled the lawsuit for a reported $10 million.

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Power couple T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Harris were among the well-heeled guests attending the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Cobb County, northwest of Atlanta, on Thursday, Sept. 05, 2019.

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Hosts Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett-Walker showed off their twerking skills during the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards.

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Iconic R&B group Xscape, (L-R) LaTocha Scott, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, Kandi Burruss and Tamika Scott, performed during the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards. Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 2nd from left, announced her departure from the group to pursue a solo career at age 42. Good for her.

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L-R) R&B singers Tony Terry, Tevin Campbell, Freddie Jackson, and Avery Wilson posed backstage in the press room during the 2019 Black Music Honors.

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Treach stripped off his shirt to give the ladies a thrill during his performance with old skool hip-hop group Naughty By Nature at the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards.

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Speech (brown jacket) posed with his hip-hop collective, Arrested Development at the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards show. Arrested Development is best known for their hit songs "Tennessee", "People Everyday" and "Mr. Wendal". The group won 2 Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

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(L-R) Quad Webb (Married To Medicine), Rashan Ali (Sister Circle), and Trina Braxton (Braxton Family values) were all smiles at the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards.

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Ciara Wilson can't pack an arena, but she is still winning awards. The Internet is buzzing about the R&B singer and Seattle homemaker winning a coveted award. Thanks to her husband m Russell Wilson, Ciara is still a hot commodity. Though she wasn't nominated for a Billboard Award, and she doesn't have any current hits, she was still invited to perform last week.

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Cardi B took to social media last night to complain about users Photoshopping a picture of her and husband Offset kissing on the red carpet at the 2019 Billboard Awards. The photo in question shows Offset kissing Cardi who has one leg up in the air. She flashed a little skin under her dress that some fans mistook for a wardrobe malfunction.

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Drake was the big winner at the Billboard Music Awards ceremony on Wednesday night, picking up a total of 12 golden mics during the three-hour live broadcast at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The 32-year-old Toronto rapper urged his peers to support each other after tragic losses of their peers, including West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle. "We've obviously had an unfortunate series of losses within our business and I just wanna encourage everybody to let other artists know how you feel about them; let them know that you love them, respect them, while we're all still here."

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Jada Pinkett Smith's popular web series "Red Table Talk" was nominated for a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Informative Talk Show.

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Iconic director Spike Lee finally won his first ever Oscar award after being nominated 5 times since 1990. Lee won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman at the 91st annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Marvel Studios gambled on a majority Black cast for its big screen adaptation of the Black Panther comic book series. That gamble paid off when Black Panther landed in the top 5 of the biggest-grossing movies of all time. At the 91st annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, Black Panther became the first movie to win an Oscar Award for Marvel Studios.

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