Hollywood Director Doesn't Blame Academy For Lack Of Diversity

2/13/2016 4:05am EST
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is sounding off about the controversy surrounding the 2016 Oscar Awards. As one of Hollywood's greatest directors, Spielberg says he doesn't believe the academy is purposely excluding blacks or minorities in major category nominations.

Spielberg interviewed with The Hollywood Reporter about his views on how this year's Oscars.

Steven is a huge supporter of the Academy Awards, but was a little surprised about a few things when it came to making the cut for 2016 nominations.

"I was surprised at some of the individuals who were not nominated. I was surprised at [the exclusi...

Chris Rock Says Anything Can Happen At Oscars

2/11/2016 10:19am EST
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You never know what you'll get at the Oscars with Chris Rock at the helm hosting. The comedian said there are no guarantees when hosting an event like the Academy Awards … and with the diversity controversy at an all-time high, having Chris run the show makes it all the more uncertain how it'll pan out.

"I'm going to do my best," Rock told Essence in their March issue. "It could go horribly wrong. Don't ever think that it can't. That's when it goes wrong—when you don't think there's any chance of it going wrong. If you know it won't, it probably won't."

Chris Rock also addressed the probl...

Did Stallone Offer To Boycott The Oscars?

2/9/2016 9:02am EST
Sylvester Stallone Offered To Boycott Academy Awards After Diver
Sylvester Stallone offered to boycott the 88th Annual Academy Awards to support his "Creed" director, Ryan Coogler, in a show of solidarity and response to the lack of diversity in this year's nominations.

The actor is up for a Best Supporting Actor Award at the Feb. 28th ceremony.

Stallone remarked to People Magazine that he offered to boycott the awards to show he would stand with his friend, as well as lead actor Michael B. Jordan.

"I spoke with Ryan Coogler when this happened. I said, 'Ryan how do you want to handle this? Because I really believe you are responsible for me being here...

You Won't Believe What's In This Year's Oscar Gift Bags

2/8/2016 12:59pm EST
This year's Academy Award nominees will take home some serious swag even if they don't win the coveted Oscar. The 2016 gift bag is worth a whopping $232,000, a record amount, reports Page Six.

Unusual items include a roll of Joseph's Toiletries luxury toilet paper worth $275 each. There's also a $250 female "arouser" which offers "gentle suction and stimulation," reports TMZ.

And anyone who's always wanted a Vampire Breast Lift is in luck. They can get one valued at $1,900. Apparently it involves blood being drawn from the arm and inserted back into the breasts.

Other items include a $55...

Ariel Winter Defends Decision To Show Off Breast Reduction Scars

2/2/2016 9:16am EST
Ariel Winter Refused To Cover Up Breast Reduction Scars At SAG A
"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter has defended her decision not to cover up her breast reduction scars during the SAG Awards over the weekend. The actress, who went from a size 32F to 34D last summer, took to Twitter to explain why she chose to let them show.

Guys there is a reason I didn't make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I'm not ashamed of them at all. :)

— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) January 31, 2016

She then added, "Thank you all so much for the support, kind words, and happy birthdays! <3."

Fans made comments including, "I can't see any scars. Very ...

Photos: Winners And Losers On The Red Carpet At The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards

2/1/2016 2:52pm EST
SAG Awards
The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held at The Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday, and all the biggest stars were out on the red carpet prior to the big Hollywood event.

Eve Longoria's backless, see-through dress was one of the hit looks on the night, showing that she's still looking pretty f-i-n-e at 40.

Click through to see the back of Eva's gown along with tons more pics from the red carpet...

It appears that the newly engaged "Telenovela" star also went commando in this Julien MacDonald gown.

Swedish star Alicia Vikander looked fab at the awards, and sh...

What Were The 15 Biggest Oscar Snubs Of The Past 20 Years ?

1/27/2016 12:33pm EST
The 15 Biggest Oscar Snubs Of The Past 20 Years
It's that time of year again when actors and actresses are recognized by their peers for their onscreen brilliance; but, not surprisingly, there isn't room for everyone.

With so many excellent thespians out there, audiences have enjoyed both great performances -- and legendary ones.

Unfortunately, there are a limited number of statues to go around. As such, Oscar issues have been in the news again this year – perhaps with more force than in years past – but make no mistake, Oscar snubs have happened before.

The following are some of the most industry-shaking oversights ever...


Will Chris Rock Bail Out Of The Oscars Over Diversity Issues?

1/23/2016 10:17pm EST
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Chris Rock will continue to host the upcoming 2016 Oscars despite the diversity controversy surrounding the event.

Entertainment Tonight revealed that during an interview with Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin at the 47th NAACP Image Awards Nominee Luncheon, Hudlin confirmed that Rock will not be dropping out of the show.

The #Oscars. The White BET Awards.

— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 15, 2016

"Chris is hard at work. He and his writing staff locked themselves in a room," Hudlin told ET. "As things got a little provocative and exciting, he said, 'I'...

Stacey Dash Wants To Trash Black History Month

1/20/2016 2:24pm EST
Stacey Dash Wants To Do Away With BET Awards, Black History Mont
Stacey Dash is known for her strong views that often draw controversy and she's doing it again. With the issue of this year's Oscar awards being devoid of any black nominees, Dash is speaking out in regards to what some might refer to as “reverse racism.”

Dash is tired of the double standard when it comes to black vs. white and isn't afraid to share her thoughts.

The actress appeared on Fox News' “Fox & Friends” to give her opinions on racism in America today, BET reports. She threw many for a loop when she told host, Steve Doocy, that she feels channels like BET and the BET Awards are “u...

Jada Pinkett Smith Expresses Her Gratitude To The Academy

1/20/2016 9:27am EST
Jada Pinkett Smith Takes On Academy Apology With 'Grateful' Face
Jada Pinkett Smith took to Facebook to address her comments about a lack of racial diversity at the 2016 Oscars and her intent to boycott the event alongside husband Will Smith, prior to an apology by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In a message to the Academy, Smith wrote, "I would like to express my gratitude to the Academy, specifically Cheryl Boone Isaacs, for such a quick response in regard to the issue at hand."


I would like to express my gratitude to the Academy, specifically Cheryl Boone Isaacs, for such a quick response in regard to the issue at hand. I lo...

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