Date of birth
13th November, 1955
1st January, 1970
The Get Out writer is the first black person to win an Original Screenplay Academy Award
Director Jordan Peele made history at the 2018 Oscars - becoming the first black person to win a statue for Best Original Screenplay for his directional debut, Get Out. Now the 39-year-old has said he hopes his win with inspire the next generation of African-Americans to greatness in the film industry.
The director confessed to reporters backstage that he almost didn’t become a writer/director because there were so few role models to inspire him.
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Whoopi Goldberg on the red carpet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) 2018 held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This year's winner of Best Picture was 'The Shape of Water', with director Guillermo del Toro winning Best Achievement in Directing - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 4th March 2018
Dash and BET have been clashing online ever since the actress said she wants to get rid of the network and their annual awards.
Actress Stacey Dash has accused the BET (Black Entertainment Television) network of lying to black Americans by ‘telling them that the rest of America is racist.’ The Clueless star has been embroiled in a feud with the network ever since she told Fox News she wanted to get rid of the BET and their annual awards show.
The feud started when Dash appeared on ‘Fox & Friends’ on Wednesday (January 20th) and said: “If we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black.”
Continue reading: Stacey Dash Claims BET 'Lies To Black Americans' As Feud Heats Up
‘The View’ host was criticised on twitter for saying she’d discriminated against a job applicant with a ‘ghetto name’.
Raven-Symoné has come under fire on social media for comments she made during an episode of ‘The View’ on Thursday. During a segment on the talk show, the former Disney Channel star said she would discriminate against any job applicant with a “ghetto” name.
During a discussion about a study released in the Journal of Evolution and Human Behaviour, the host said there were certain names she would discriminate against if she were an employer. “Just to bring it back, can we take back ‘racist’ and say ‘discriminatory,’ because I think that’s a better word,” she told her co-hosts.
The ABC talk show has been embroiled in controversy after hosts Joy Behar and Michelle Collins made jokes about the nursing profession following the Miss America pageant.
Three more big name sponsors have pulled their advertising from ‘The View’ following jokes made by hosts Joy Behar and Michelle Collins about the nursing profession earlier this week. According to TMZ, Party City, Snuggle and McCormick Spice have all ditched the show, following Johnson & Johnson and Eggland’s Best who pulled their advertising on Thursday.
On the McCormick Facebook page the spice company wrote, ‘Thank you for expressing your concerns. Like you, we also value and admire nurses, so we have paused advertising on the daytime television show in question.’ Snuggle have also issued a statement in praise of nurses.
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In the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia lies a blue-collar coal-mining town called Big Stone Gap, full of hard-workers and morally upstanding citizens. Ave Maria Mulligan isn't getting any younger, but she's no qualms about living life as a spinster while working at the local pharmacy. She has plenty of friends and more than enough stability, but all that's about to change with the death of her mother. She discovers secrets she never knew about her family, including the truth about her Italian father who she's determined to travel to Europe to visit. Then out of nowhere her only love interest wants to marry her, but she's not sure if she's ready for that. This woman has enough on her plate to keep her busy, but she's really got to think about what she wants from her life now.
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After guest-hosting since March, Raven-Symoné has finally become a permanent member of ‘The View’s’ team.
It’s official, Raven-Symoné is your new permanent co-host on ‘The View’. The happy news was delivered at the beginning of Wednesday’s show by host Whoopi Goldberg, before confetti rained down and Raven walked out to the song ‘Celebrate’.
"I am so happy. I remember coming on The View when I was 15 years old for the first Cheetah Girls. I'm very happy to be sitting with these smart, talented mentors,” the 29 year old said, before handing out gifts to her new co-workers.
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Eddie Murphy will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour at a star studded ceremony in October 2015.
Eddie Murphy is being honoured for his achievements in comedy by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The 54-year-old actor and comedian will receive the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murphy will receive the award on 18th October 2015 at a gala performance at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
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Whoopi Goldberg - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015
Chloe Nørgaard, Perez Hilton, Whoopi Goldberg and 2 Chainz - Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 - Skingraft - Front Row - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th September 2014
20 years after its release, the cast of The Little Rascals recreate some of the film's most famous poses
They shot to fame and gained a momentous audience following in 1994 as a rag-tag group of troublesome kids in the American comedy Little Rascals. The little people that gave us so much joy in the film adaptation of Hal Roach’s Our Gang may have grown up but they haven’t stopped entertaining as the stars of the show got together to recreate the movie’s poster 20 years later.
— Blake McIver (@BlakeMcIver) September 3, 2014
The potential new lineup of The View is already shaping up.
The View may have found its new Republican panelist. Following the exit of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, Meghan Mccain is reportedly in talks to take up one of the available seats alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell, whose return to The View was announced earlier this week.
While John McCain’s daughter typically describes herself as conservative, she does hold fairly liberal views on some issues, including civil rights. Meghan is an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage, but she is also a supporter of the Pro-Life movement, so her voice could definitely heat up the conversation on the ABC show.
In a bout of sisterly love, McCarthy announced her departure with Sherri Shepherd.
The news that Sherri Shepherd was leaving ABC’s The View has been out since last week, when the host tweeted about her departure. At that time, her co-host and friend Jenny McCarthy tweeted: “If Sherri goes ... I go too. #sisters.”
These are my Avengers and we will be back! pic.twitter.com/fjtxqfpY3H
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) June 27, 2014