The Academy of Arts and Sciences is anxious to avoid last year’s controversies over the lack of Oscar nominations for black people and people of color. A record six black people were nominated for Oscars this year.
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California’s Girl Scouts Troop 5215 is still waiting for their cut of a $65,000 check for cookies they sold at the Oscar Awards last month.
Academy Awards host Chris Rock invited the Girls Scouts troop to the Oscars ceremony to sell cookies to the well-heeled stars in the audience.
Chris Rock’s monologue at the 88th Annual Academy Awards was a no holds barred view on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy from a black comedian’s perspective.
While many consider Rock’s Oscars opening monologue to be legendary, not everyone was impressed with Rock’s jokes.
No one respects anyone else’s opinion anymore. Republican conservative Stacey Dash, 49, was harassed unmercifully for offering her opinion on the Oscars black participation trophy debate.
Actress Gabrielle Union, 45, who is known to be opinionated herself, weighed in by calling Stacey “crazy” for having an opinion that she doesn’t agree with.
Executives at the embattled Academy of Arts & Sciences are scrambling to find A-list black superstars to present Oscar Awards.
The Academy’s president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who is black, is struggling to bring “diversity” to the Oscars in the form of black presenters.
Isaacs hopes to silence critics such as Jada Pinkett Smith who accuse the Academy of racism for failing to nominate a single black actor in any major category.
Actor Will Smith is one of the few black stars on the official (read: white) Hollywood A-list. But his membership into that exclusive club may be in jeopardy.
In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Smith confirmed he will not attend the Oscar Awards on Feb. 28.
Actor and female impersonator Alexis Arquette outted Power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith in a post on Facebook.com.
Janet Hubert, aka the original mom on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, put Jada Pinkett-Smith on blast for joining Spike Lee in calling for a boycott of the Oscars Awards.
It seems Mrs. Smith’s agenda is a self-serving one. She is reportedly upset that her husband Will Smith was not nominated for an Oscar for his role in the flop movie Concussion.
Bruce Jenner is lobbying for a female impersonator to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
On Jan. 4, the 66-year-old former Olympian, who now goes by the name Caitlyn Jenner, will host a private invitation-only screening for the straight-to-DVD movie Tangerine for Academy Award members.
Former Disney star Zendaya Coleman has apparently learned the hard way that she shouldn’t wear fake dreadlocks extensions just because her father wears dreads. Contrary to popular belief, dreadlocks are not a fashion statement. Dreadlocks are a symbol of spiritual growth and should not be taken lightly by Americans.