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Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith Boycotting 2016 Oscars, Chris Rock Calls Out Academy for ‘White BET Awards’

For the second year in a row, every actor nominated in all four acting categories for the Academy Awards is a white person. All 20 nominees for Best Actor and Actress and Best Supporting Actor and Actress are white people, reigniting the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. And while many of us are comfortable in our power to merely comment via social media, there are a couple of strong voices who are fed up and ready to do something about it: director Spike Lee and actor Jada Pinkett-Smith have announced plans to boycott the Oscars this year, while the host of the 2016 awards himself has called the Academy out for their persistent negligence to nominate people of color.

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Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Issues Statement on Oscar Diversity

The greatest outrage stirred by last week’s announcement of the Oscar nominees was not the Best Picture snub for Carol or the absurd exclusion of Todd Haynes from the Best Director category, but rather the troubling homogeneity of the twenty men and women nominated in the acting categories. Specifically, many have taken issue with the fact that this year’s Oscar slate looks about as white as a Whole Foods before noon on a Sunday. The social media hashtag OscarsSoWhite resurfaced within minutes after the nomination announcement had finished, and Spike Lee has even called for a boycott of the ceremony as a response to the blatant lack of diversity in this year’s picks.

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Justin Bieber’s R&B Bop ‘I’ll Be There’ Hits the Web

Justin Bieber's still topping the charts with his 'Purpose' singles, but this unreleased track has stolen our hearts anew.

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Linda Perry Takes to Twitter to Criticize Lady Gaga’s Oscar Nomination, Claims the Pop Artist Only ‘Rewrote a Line’ on Nominated Song ‘Til It Happens to You’

"So I guess technically one line was changed [on 'Til It Happens to You'] so sure, Gaga possibly 'rewrote' a line," Perry alleged on Twitter this morning.

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Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’s Janet Hubert Rips Jada Pinkett-Smith For Boycotting Oscars [VIDEO]

Janet Hubert, a.k.a. the original Aunt Viv from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, tore into Jada Pinkett-Smith for her boycott of the Academy Awards.

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Actress Amy Schumer Thanks Lafayette Shooting Victims During Speech [VIDEO]

Actress Amy Schumer acknowledged the Lafayette shooting victims by thanking them by name during her speech at the Critics Choice awards.

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Future Fans Think Rapper Cursed Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks

The Russell Wilson led Seattle Seahawks were getting stomped during their playoff game yesterday, and the Internet is blaming Future and his new mixtape.

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Lil Wayne and Birdman Squash Beef: “It’s YMCMB for Life”

After over a year at odds, it looks like Lil Wayne and Birdman are back on good terms as the two recently partied together and squashed their beef at Club LIV.

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The Weeknd’s ‘Earned It’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Nominated for 2016 Oscars

The Weeknd earns a nomination for Best Original Song while 'Straight Outta Compton' gets a nod for Best Original Screenplay at the 2016 Oscars.

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Drake and Kevin Hart to Coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2016

Drake and Kevin Hart will coach Teams Canada and USA, respectively.

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