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Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Aunt Viv DIS!

The 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles

Jada Pinkett Smith is back in action!

After actively announcing her boycott of the Oscars due to lack of diversity, former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert had a snide retort, calling Smith’s actions “suspect.”

“I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living, and made millions and millions of dollars from the very people you’re talking about boycotting just because you didn’t get a nomination, just because you didn’t win,” Hubert, who played Aunt Vivian on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, said. “That is not the way life works, baby.”

Now, Smith is calmly addressing her comments:

“Considering that Alabama had its highest recruitment for the KKK for Martin Luther King’s birthday, I hope that we as African-Americans can find a way to get along and step together,” Smith says. According to the New York Daily News, a Ku Klux Klan chapter distributed recruitment flyers to residents in Mobile, Alabama, over the MLK holiday weekend.

“This whole Oscar controversy isn’t really about the Oscars,” she adds. “Really, in my plea to ask all communities and people of color to take back our power is so that we can use it in all sectors of our community, and right now, specifically with African-American people, we have some very serious issues that I think we as a people have to move together on. I’m hoping we can find ways to step together in this instead of finding ways to fight each other. I got love for everybody.”

(Via ET)

Woah. Who do YOU side with? Pinkett Smith or Hubert? Both have legit arguments, in my humble opinion, but I think every little bit of action for diversification is important.

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Posted Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 8:08am
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Jada Pinkett Smith Is Pissed Will Wasn’t Nominated.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith to divorce?

And she’s speaking out!

Now, I think we’re all pretty disappointed at how whitewashed the Oscar Noms Noms were this year, but Jada Pinkett Smith is particularly irate, basically publicly coming out to boycott the Oscars for her husband Will Smith‘s lack of recognition.

Will was overlooked by the Academy for his performance in “Concussion,” and Jada said via her Facebook:

“Maybe it’s time we pull back our resources and we put them back into our communities, and we make programs for ourselves that acknowledge us in ways that we see fit, that are just as good as the so-called mainstream.”

Jada suggested, “We can no longer beg for the love, acknowledgement or respect of any group.”

Don’t expect to see her at the Oscars, y’all.

Check out her video HERE! Do you think she’s having an appropriate reaction for Will’s Oscar snub? WEIGH IN BELOW!

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Posted Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 9:09am
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And The 2016 Oscar Nominees Are…

Celebrities Attend The BAFTA Awards In London

…overwhelmingly white!

That’s the criticism of this year’s Oscar nominations, and I gotta say, the major films this year were overwhelmingly white so I’m not surprised. Still, it would be nice to have a bit more diversity, if we could, HOLLYWOOD.

Here are the fun nominations (aka the ones I’m interested in):

Best Picture

The Big Short, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger

Brooklyn, Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey

Mad Max: Fury Road, Doug Mitchell and George Miller

The Martian, Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam

The Revenant, Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon

Room, Ed Guiney

Spotlight, Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revneant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Directing

Adam McKay, The Big Short

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Check out more noms After the jump!

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Posted Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 11:11am
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GOLDEN GLOBES RECAP!

73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room

And the winners were…

Not us. Honestly, I watched the Golden Globes and thought they were pretty darned boring, aside from Ricky Gervais being snarky to Mel Gibson and errrybody rolling their eyes at Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer. That being said, it’s good to know who’s king. So, I submit to you the winners of last night’s gala via Variety:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“The Revenant” (WINNER)
“Carol”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“Room”
“Spotlight”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
“The Martian” (WINNER)
“The Big Short”
“Joy”
“Spy”
“Trainwreck”

Best TV Series – Drama

“Mr. Robot” (WINNER)
“Empire”
“Game of Thrones”
“Narcos”
“Outlander”

Best TV Series – Comedy
“Mozart in the Jungle” (WINNER)
“Casual”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Veep”

Best Animated Feature Film
“Inside Out” (WINNER)
“Anomalisa”
“The Good Dinosaur”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
“Wolf Hall” (WINNER)
“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“Fargo”
“Flesh and Bone”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“Son of Saul” (WINNER)
“The Brand New Testament”
“The Club”
“The Fencer”
“Mustang”

Best Director – Motion Picture
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (“The Revenant”) (WINNER)
Todd Haynes (“Carol”)
Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”)
George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)
Ridley Scott (“The Martian”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Aaron Sorkin (“Steve Jobs”) (WINNER)
Emma Donoghue (“Room”)
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer (“Spotlight”)
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay (“The Big Short”)
Quentin Tarantino (“The Hateful Eight”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Brie Larson (“Room”) (WINNER)
Cate Blanchett (“Carol”)
Rooney Mara (“Carol”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”)
Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”) (WINNER)
Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”)
Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”)
Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”)
Will Smith (“Concussion”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”) (WINNER)
Melissa McCarthy (“Spy”)
Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”)
Maggie Smith (“The Lady in the Van”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grandma”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Matt Damon (“The Martian”) (WINNER)
Christian Bale (“The Big Short”)
Steve Carell (“The Big Short”)
Al Pacino (“Danny Collins”)
Mark Ruffalo (“Infinitely Polar Bear”)

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”) (WINNER)
Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy”)
Idris Elba (“Beasts of No Nation”)
Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”)
Michael Shannon (“99 Homes”)

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) (WINNER)
Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)
Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Eva Green (“Penny Dreadful”)
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) (WINNER)
Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)
Wagner Moura (“Narcos”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”)

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy
Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”) (WINNER)
Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”)
Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”)
Patrick Stewart (“Blunt Talk”)
Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy
Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex Girlfriend”) (WINNER)
Jamie Lee Curtis (“Scream Queens”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace & Frankie”)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”) (WINNER)
Jane Fonda (“Youth”)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”)
Helen Mirren (“Trumbo”)
Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”)

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Lady Gaga (“American Horror Story: Hotel”) (WINNER)
Kirsten Dunst (“Fargo”)
Sarah Hay (“Flesh & Bone”)
Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”)
Queen Latifah (“Bessie”)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Maura Tierney (“The Affair”) (WINNER)
Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”)
Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”)
Regina King (“American Crime”)
Judith Light (“Transparent”)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”) (WINNER)
Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”)
Damian Lewis (“Wolf Hall”)
Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”)
Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”)

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Oscar Isaac (“Show Me a Hero”) (WINNER)
Idris Elba (“Luther”)
David Oyelowo (“Nightingale”)
Mark Rylance (“Wolf Hall”)
Patrick Wilson (“Fargo”)

LOVE the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend love, HATE that Fargo didn’t get any respect. What do YOU think of the winners?!

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Posted Monday, January 11th, 2016 at 8:08am
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