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Lady Gaga’s Family Didn’t Know About Her Rape Until the Oscars

Lady Gaga’s performance of her Oscar-nominated song about sexual assault during the Academy Awards on Sunday was a powerful moment for a lot of people. The Los Angeles Times reports two of those people were the singer’s own aunt and grandmother, who weren’t aware she was a survivor of sexual abuse herself. “My grandmother and… More »


The New ‘Taste Of Streep’ Instagram Is A Breakfast Of Champions

If you’re feeling sad or hungry or confused about what you need in this life, it’s always a safe bet to scroll through some bizarre photoshops of celebrities-as-sandwiches, or in this case, Meryl Streep as fried chicken. More »


Here Are All The Celebs On The 2016 Academy Awards Red Carpet!

Will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win an Oscar? (Yes.) More importantly, will Leo thank the Pussy Posse in his acceptance speech? (If there is a God, yes.) Will host Chris Rock shout out #OscarsSoWhite? (Please, oh please!) Will Jennifer Lawrence win her billionth award for being adorably overrated or will Brie Larson snatch the Oscar she so… More »


Watch Kate McKinnon’s Perfect Parody of Cate Blanchett in ‘Carol’

Despite the award-snagging hopeful Carol being totally snubbed by Saturday’s Independent Spirit Awards, it managed to be beautifully parodied by SNL’s own Kate McKinnon.

Watch her fabulous impression of Cate as Carol, complete with desultory red lipstick, nails, cigarettes and mood.

Blanchett is being nominated for an Oscar for best actress… More »


Rooney Mara on ‘Pan’, Hollywood’s Whitewashing Probelm and Storytelling

Rooney Mara has had a rollercoaster of a year, from appearing in the universally panned Pan to stealing our hearts (and Cate Blanchett’s) in Carol. She’s currently up for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as the lovestruck young Therese Belivet in Todd Haynes’s romantic drama, and it could even be argued that… More »


The Oscar Goody Bag Is So Ridiculous It Might Just Be Trolling Hollywood

Look, we know that we’re playing right into the hands of Distinctive Assets by writing about the ludicrous gifts the company puts together for Oscar nominees every year. We know it. But we can’t help it, mostly because the gifts themselves are practically trolling the nominees themselves. The vampire breast lift, which uses the same… More »


The Academy Introduces Major New Changes To Increase Oscar Diversity

In an emergency meeting held Thursday night, members of the Academy Motion Picture Arts & Science held a meeting to address the diversity issues and to come up with a plan to do better, immediately. As reported by Variety, the plan will address the recruitment process and will also add three additional seats to the board.
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White Academy Members Find Every Possible Excuse For #OscarsSoWhite Debacle

White members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are finding every tired excuse possible to dismiss claims of racism in the Academy following a lily-white slate this year More »


Jada Pinkett Smith Might Boycott The Oscars Over Only White Actors Being Nominated

Actress and recent star of Magic Mike XXL, Jada Pinkett Smith, took to Facebook recently to express her utter disappointment in the recent white as hell Oscar nominations.

The actress urged other actors of color to consider boycotting the awards show in a subtle way:

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The Hollywood Reporter Justifies All-White Actress Roundtable With 1200-Word Shrug

Every year, The Hollywood Reporter puts together various roundtables of actors and actresses on the big and small screen as part of the promotional cycle leading up to award season. Those who are selected are generally at the top of their game and in contention for nominations at the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, the Emmys, and the… More »


Chris Rock Returning To Host Oscars

Chris Rock will host this year’s Oscars, the Academy Awards announced Wednesday. It’s actually a return gig for the 50-year-old comedian and actor, who hosted 11 years ago. The Los Angeles Times recounts that he received “wildly divisive reviews” on that first go-round. Read more on Newser…More »


Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake Communicate With “Looks” Not Words

Plus, I have a theory about where their bromance might take them next… More »


#Problematic: Looking Back At The Oscars Edition

How are you, today? Did you know Lady Gaga could sing? Wherever you are I hope your shoes are secretly off under your desk and your water bottle is full of vodka, because it’s been a long ass week on the internet. With the Oscars preemptively hashtagged #OscarsSoWhite, even sorority girls were pressured to keep… More »


Lupita Nyong’o’s Academy Awards Dress Was Stolen

Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 pearl-covered Calvin Klein Academy Awards dress was stolen from her West Hollywood hotel yesterday. Hmm, Amelia has been missing from her office for the last few hours… [ABC News]
Can we please not have a Spongebob Broadway musical? [Broadway.com]
Raven-Symoné will guest star on “Black-ish” as Dre’s gay sister. [EntertainmentMore »


The Soapbox: Here’s Why Closing The Gender Wage Gap Is A White Feminist Issue

Patricia Arquette’s words, problematic though they may be, were merely an entry point to a much-need conversation about wage inequality. It is up to us to expand on and continue the conversation she attempted to begin. So let’s go ahead and do that. More »


Zendaya Clapped Back At Casual Racist Giuliana Rancic And It Was Perfect

Last night, human Pez dispenser Giuliana Rancic was on E!’s “Fashion Police” dissecting all the Oscar fashion that paraded down the Oscars red carpet in a modern-day bonfire of the vanities. While channeling her best Joan Rivers, Rancic offered up this delightful little bit of analysis on “Shake It Up” actress Zendaya’s dreadlocked look:
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Roundup: Fox News Reacts To The Oscars

Several times yesterday, I quite nearly posted about a thing someone on Fox News said about the Oscars. Then, before I could even get something together, another person on Fox had said an even more ridiculous thing about the Oscars. So you know what? I decided to just do a roundup.

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Patricia Arquette Tweets: “Wage Equality Will Help ALL Women Of All Races In America”

Patricia Arquette has clarified her comments that the LGBTQ community and people of color should be fighting for equal pay for women. More »


Get The Look: 5 Stunning Oscar Beauty Looks To Snag Now

Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa isn’t going to make you a custom pearl-encrusted gown like Lupita Nyong’o’s and you probably will never get to wear a $1.5 million Van Cleef and Arpels necklace like Margot Robbie, but if you break open your piggy bank and dig beneath the couch cushions, you’ll likely have enough to… More »


Want Your Own LEGO Oscar? (Of Course You Do!)

If you want a LEGO Oscar of your own, turns out you might not have to wait long: The artist who made them, Nathan Sawaya, has gotten so much positive feedback about the statuettes presented to Oscar audience members during the performance of “Everything is Awesome” that he submitted the design to LEGO Ideas in… More »


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