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

2/8/2016 12:59pm EST
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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...
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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...

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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. https://t.co/8qjLR0uysI

— 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'...
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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...
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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."

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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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Jada Pinkett-Smith's Oscar Boycott Attacked By 'Fresh Prince' Alum

1/19/2016 11:59pm EST
'Fresh Prince' Co-Star Janet Hubert Rips Jada Pinkett-Smith's Os
The original Aunt Vivian from Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' is not happy with the Oscars boycott that was floated by Smith's wife Jada Pinkett-Smith on Saturday.

Janet Hubert attacked Will and Jada's stance in a four-minute long YouTube clip uploaded on Monday.

"I've been trying to figure out: Do I really want to do this? Yeah, I do," Hubert said about starting a feud. "Today, being the celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday and hitting 60 years old … I want to say something to Jada Pinkett Smith asking other black actors to boycott the Oscars. First of all, Miss Thing: Doe...
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Whoopi Goldberg Reacts To Oscar Controversy

1/19/2016 5:11pm EST
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Whoopi Goldberg is weighing in on the Oscar controversy over a lack of diversity in award nominees. Several stars are proposing to boycott the 2016 Academy Awards --mostly Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee. They're outraged that every single actor and actress who was nominated for an Oscar this year is white.

People reports that Whoopi Goldberg shared her thoughts on Tuesday's episode of “The View.” When guest co-host, Sunny Hostin, said that the “African American dollar” is being ignored, Whoopi said there are bigger issues at stake and more conversation must be had to remedy the problem.
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Leo Gets Oscar Vote Of Confidence From An Old Costar

1/18/2016 11:07am EST
Kate Winslet Says It's 'Going To Be Leo's Year' At The Oscars
A lot of movie industry watchers expect 2016 to be the year Leonardo DiCaprio finally gets the monkey off his back and brings home his first Oscar and now that list includes one of his most famous costars.

Kate Winslet told BBC News over the weekend that she would be surprised if her 'Titanic' counterpart doesn't seal the deal this year.

“I think you can sort of feel it, and I think that everyone wants it for him,” she said. “It would be amazing.”

Winslet made the comments while attending the London Critics Circle Film Awards, where she won best supporting actress for her role in 'Steve ...
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Chris Rock Reacts To 2016 All-White Oscar Nominees

1/16/2016 1:48pm EST
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Chris Rock is calling this year's Oscars “The White BET Awards.” This brief statement was indicated by the actor/comedian after it was determined in the list of Academy Award nominees that all of the actors and actresses named are white.

Despite the academy taking steps to address diversity in Hollywood, People reports that for the second year in a row, nominees are white.

Chris Rock, who is hosting the 2016 Academy Awards, shared a 15-second promo on Twitter titling the 2016 Oscars “The White BET Awards.”

Rock comically promotes the Oscars and hilariously says that the three reasons to ...
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