Zendaya Coleman Responds to Criticism About Fake Dreadlocks

Zendaya at the 87th Annual Academy Awards

UPDATED with Kelly Osbourne’s response and Zendaya’s full statement below.

Mixed race actress/singer Zendaya Coleman did not take kindly to the offhand remarks made about her ethnic hairstyle which she wore on the red carpet at the Oscar Awards on Sunday. Zenday’s hairstyle combined her good hair with hair weave in a braided dreadlocks style made popular in America by the late reggae superstar Bob Marley and other Caribbean natives.

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Patricia Arquette — Who Just Won An Oscar — Asked Black Lesbians to ‘Fight’ for Gender Equality for White Women

Patricia Arquette poses in the press room at the 87th Annual Academy Awards

Actress Patricia Arquette stoked the fires of controversy during her acceptance speech for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the 87th Annual Academy Oscar Awards, held in Hollywood, California, on Sunday.

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The Oscar Nominations Are In

Oscar nominations

The Academy Award nominations were announced live this morning to much fanfare. Oprah’s vanity film ‘Selma’ received an unlikely Oscar nod. Click the link to see if your favorite actor or movie was nominated. By the way, fan favorite Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, was snubbed by the Academy for a Best Picture nom.

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R.I.P: Robin Williams Commits Suicide

Robin Williams and daughter

One of the greatest actors the world has ever known is dead. Robin Williams reportedly took his own life on Monday, Aug. 11, at his California home. He was 63.

“Robin Williams passed away this morning,” his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN.

His rep tells CNN the actor suffered from severe depression. The coroner’s preliminary cause of death is “suicide due to asphyxia.”

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Quvenzhane Wallis Named the New Face of Armani Jr.

Quvenzhane Wallis for Armani Junior

Ten year old Quvenzhane Wallis stole hearts in the 2012 movie “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, for which she earned an Oscar nom. Little Q was the youngest actress to be so honored. She went on to star in the critically acclaimed film “12 Years a Slave”.

The accolades and major accomplishments continue to roll in for Q. She was just named the face of Giorgio Armani Jr., a high end fashion line for children and teens.

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Lupita Nyong’o, First Black Woman To Be Named People’s Most Beautiful

Lupita Nyong'o covers People magazine

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has achieved another entertainment industry milestone!

Forget Beyonce, Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o (by way of Mexico) is the first 100% black woman to ever top the list of PEOPLE’s 50 Most Beautiful.

Congrats Lupita!

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Obama Calls Ellen’s Oscar Selfie “a Pretty Cheap Stunt”

President Obama on Ellen

President Barack Obama took his ObamaCare agenda to the Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday. Appearing via satellite from his man cave in the White House, Obama promoted his signature healthcare reform law to Ellen’s 5 million viewers.

Ellen did her part to urge her female viewers to sign up, saying “we’re all grateful for Obamacare.”

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