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Patricia Arquette Defends Her Oscars Speech Amid Criticism

Patricia Arquette Defends Her Oscars Speech Amid Criticism

Patricia Arquette won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress on Sunday and used her acceptance speech as a medium to convey her thoughts on wage equality in Hollywood and for the rest of the nation. Now, amid criticism, she is defending her speech.

She clarified her comments in the press room after her acceptance speech. She told reporters, “The truth is, even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are applied that really do affect women. And it’s time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for to fight for us now.”

Stacey Dash was apparently left unimpressed by Arquette’s speech. She said on Fox & Friends, “First of all, Patricia Arquette needs to do her history. In 1963, Kennedy passed an equal pay law. It’s still in effect. I didn’t get the memo that I didn’t have any rights.”

In response, Arquette took to her Twitter account to say, “Wage equality will help ALL women of all races in America. It will also help their children and society. Women have been basically paying a gender tax for generations. I have long been an advocate for the rights of the #LBGT community. The question is why aren’t you an advocate for equality for ALL women? If you are fighting against #Equalpay you are fighting for ALL women and especially women of color to make less money than men. Guess which women are the most negatively effected in wage inequality? Women of color. #Equalpay for ALL women. Women stand together in this.”

What do you think of her message?

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Posted Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 9:09am
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Kim Kardashian Skipped The Oscars – Find Out Why!

Kim Kardashian Skipped The Oscars - Find Out Why!

Reality star Kim Kardashian was most notably absent from the 2015 Oscars last night and now we know why. Instead of attending the awards show, Kardashian opted for a night in with her daughter with Kanye West, North.

She also skipped out on the after-parties and did something quite different – and musical. Thankfully, she isn’t trying to revive her singing career, but she is trying her hand at the piano.

“Just finished my piano lesson in time to watch the Oscars’ red carpet!!!” Kardashian, 34, tweeted on Sunday, Feb. 22.

North West’s mom also had a special treat in mind for her husband Kanye West. “I’m going to surprise Kanye by learning one of his songs!” she gushed to her 29 million followers. “He’s hardly on social media so he won’t know I’m tweeting this lol.”

When asked by a Twitter user if she’ll be making an appearance, she responded: “I have no one to watch North so we’re watching together in our pj’s! Next year for sure!”

Do you think it was best for her to stay home? Surely she could’ve found someone trustworthy to keep an eye on North if she really wanted to hit the town?

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Posted Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 2:14pm
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Joan Rivers Left Out Of Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

Joan Rivers Left Out Of Oscars 'In Memoriam' Segment

Joan Rivers was left out of the “in memoriam” segment at last night’s Oscars! Seriously…

The legendary comedienne passed away on September 4, 2014 after undergoing what was thought to be a routine throat procedure. During the Oscars, the Academy usually pays tribute to those who have passed away in the previous year – but Joan was left out of the telecast.

The tribute, which began with a heartfelt speech by Meryl Streep, paid homage to visionaries including Robin Williams, Mike Nichols, Maya Angelou, Richard Attenborough and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Notably left out of the remembrance was iconic comedian Joan Rivers. The decision was criticized across social media.

“Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the In Memoriam segment of this year’s Oscar show,” a representative for the Academy Awards said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “She is, however, included in our In Memoriam gallery on Oscar.com.”

Do you think they should have paid tribute to Joan in their live segment? Have your say in the comments section below.

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Posted Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 9:09am
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2015 Oscars Fashion – Gorgeous Dresses On Lupita Nyong’O, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts And Julianne Moore

2015 Oscars Fashion - Gorgeous Dresses On Lupita Nyong'O, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts And Julianne Moore

Nicole Kidman was in full force in the press room at the 87th Annual Academy Awards along with a lot of other gorgeous woman last night in California. Do you like her dress?

The 87th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room

Lupita Nyong’O’s dress looks fantastic as always. Her red carpet style is always on point!

2015 Oscars Fashion - Gorgeous Dresses On Lupita Nyong'O, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts And Julianne Moore

Naomi Watts’ dress was cute, as well…don’t you think?

And….the ever so gorgeous Julianne Moore:

2015 Oscars Fashion - Gorgeous Dresses On Lupita Nyong'O, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts And Julianne Moore

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Posted Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 9:09am
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