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On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Uptown Magazine celebrated its 2019 “Uptown Honors Hollywood” pre-Oscar gala presented by Lexus. Co-hosted by Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer, the event honored two of Black Hollywood‘s influential visionaries: director Tim Story and director, screenwriter and producer George Tillman Jr. Collectively, both men have notable box office film credits, including Shaft, Mudbound, Barbershop, Soul Food, Think Like A…

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Jennifer Hudson is headed to a big show. The 37-year-old star — who won a Best Supporting Actress award in 2006 for her performance in the Bill Condon-directed hit Dreamgirls — has been invited to perform at the glitzy Oscars bash in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. The Academy wrote on its official Twitter account: “Things we’d like to announce today:…

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Kevin Hart is urging the LGBTQ community to accept his apology. The 39-year-old actor and comedian who withdrew himself as host of the upcoming 2019 Academy Awards after his past homophobic tweets resurfaced has now offered another apology. Speaking on his SiriusXM show “Straight from the Hart” on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, he said: “Once again,…

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Kevin Hart has confirmed he is “evaluating” hosting the Oscars again. The Night School star initially refused to say sorry for past jokes made on his Twitter account because he had done so years ago and decided to step down from his role hosting the Academy Awards in February — but it is said that he could be brought back…

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Nick Cannon continues to stand up for Kevin Hart after the comedian decided to step down from hosting the 2019 Academy Awards. Hart faced a backlash after a few of anti-gay tweets from nearly a decade ago surfaced. During an interview with Wendy Williams, Cannon took a moment to blasts the Oscars for their past…

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Viola Davis feels she’s always been limited to very particular on-screen roles. The Academy Award-winning star, who appears in the new Steve McQueen-directed heist movie Widows, has claimed that in spite of being one of Hollywood’s best-known actresses, she is rarely afforded the opportunity to play characters who are “motivated by love and grief.” Asked why she…

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The media has just learned that a couple of days before attending the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, supermodel and reality star Kendall Jenner had endured another health scare and had to be rushed to the hospital again. Multiple media outlets reported the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star had to be rushed to the Cedars…

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Tiffany Haddish would love to host the Oscars — but only if she gets paid for it. The Girls Trip star hilariously stole the show when she and Maya Rudolph presented the Academy Awards for Documentary Short and Live-Action Short on Sunday, March 4, 2018, and she’d love to return in a bigger role in…

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The 90th edition of the Academy Awards was a glam gala punctuated by acknowledgments of Hollywood’s recently exposed history of sexual harassment and abuse, President Donald Trump’s policies and featured an outpouring of diversity in pop culture. In direct contrast to the Golden Globe Awards, where most people donned all-black in homage to the revolutionary #MeToo…

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There is no way that we can ignore the fact that diversity is an issue in Hollywood. For many years, diverse, non-white actors and actresses and characters have faced challenges gaining acclaim in Hollywood. Blockbuster film Black Panther heads toward the $1B mark are debuting in February and proves a major point that diversity in…

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