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Alicia Keys Rounds Up Star Friends For Hard-hitting New Racial Justice Ad

The singer/songwriter has recruited a handful of stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Rock, and Pharrell Williams to help her call for action following a recent spate of African-American deaths at the hands of...

Chris Rock Jokes About Divorce At Surprise Stand-up Gig

The comedian took the stage at the fabled Comedy Cellar to try out new material, much to the surprise of the crowd who welcomed him with a standing ovation that ran for several...

Chris Rock And The Red Hot Chili Peppers Launching Radio Station

The group is preparing to release its 11th studio album, The Getaway, on Friday (17Jun16), and Flea and his bandmates have teamed up with the Top Five star to host the show, which...

Bono: 'Send In Amy Schumer To Fight Isis'

The U2 frontman spoke during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday (12Apr16), the aim of which was to deal with the "causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance", to plead...

Academy Apologises For "Tone-deaf" Asian Jokes During Telecast

The organisers of the Oscars have apologised for the “tone-deaf” portrayal of Asians in various jokes at this year’s ceremony, after a group of actors and filmmakers of Asian descent complained of being offended.The Academy...

Academy Apologises To Asian Members

A group of prominent Asians in Hollywood, including director Ang Lee and actors George Takei and Sandra Oh, added their names to a protest letter, which was sent to Academy executives and the...

Ang Lee Joins Asians Protesting Oscars Skit

The Oscar winner is one of 25 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, of Asian descent, whose names feature on a letter sent to organisation officials, protesting a skit...

Oscars Bosses Promise To Honour Girl Scouts Donation

Host Chris Rock invited members of his daughters' Girl Scouts Troop 5215 from Inglewood, California to sell their cookies to the celebrities in the audience at the Academy Awards last month (Feb16), and...

Chris Rock's Girl Scouts 'Didn't Receive $65,000 From Oscars'

The Girl Scouts troop that sold 400 boxes of cookies at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles in February (16) have not received the $65,000 reported to have been raised. Rock's stunt...

Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Chris Rock's Oscar Joke

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken for the first time since last weekend’s Oscar ceremony, where host Chris Rock took a swipe at her during his opening monologue. The wife of Will Smith had announced...

Jada Pinkett Smith: 'We Gotta Keep Diversity Debate Moving'

The actress was left frustrated after members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences failed to nominate any black actors or creatives in the major categories at this year's (16) 88th...

Dustin Hoffman: 'America Has A Problem With Racism'

The two-time Oscar winner insisted the lack of diversity among nominees is symptomatic of a bigger problem that affects American society.Dustin did not attend Sunday night's (28Feb16) Academy Awards choosing instead to be at a...

Tina Fey: 'The Academy Awards Were Hollywood Nonsense'

The former 30 Rock star was a guest presenter at the Academy Awards on Sunday (28Feb16), but she quickly grew irritated with all of the messages of social activism her fellow celebrities were...

Chris Rock's Girl Scout Rival Mom Linda Dunn Responds To Oscar CåOokies Stunt

Linda Dunn, the woman name-checked by Oscars host Chris Rock as he led his daughters in a competitive fund-raising effort by selling Girl Scout cookies to the assorted celebs at the ceremony on Sunday night,...

Tyrese To Chris Rock: 'Shame On You'

Officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been under fire since January (16), when it was revealed that no black stars had been nominated for the top acting or...

Chris Rock Labelled 'Reductive And Gross' For Oscars Quip

The comedian waded into the diversity row sweeping Hollywood, and many found his hosting positive and complimentary, but one quip caused outrage. It occurred when Chris presented a skit in which he presented three "accountants"...

Chris Rock Uses Oscars To Help His Daughters Sell Girl Scout Cookies

As well as cracking a few zingers at the expense of the lack of diversity in the nominations list, Oscars host Chris Rock used the ceremony as a platform for his two daughters to sell...

Most Awkward Moment Of The Night: Why Was Stacey Dash At The Oscars?

Against the backdrop of the ongoing diversity debate in Hollywood, comedian Chris Rock did a stellar job of hosting this year’s Oscars ceremony. But one joke did fall noticeably flat at the Dolby Theatre last...

Chris Rock Dives Into Diversity Controversy At Oscars

Officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been under fire since last month (Jan16), when it was revealed that no African-Americans had been nominated for the top acting or...

Chris Rock And Megalyn Echikunwoke Spark Dating Rumours

The Top Five star, who is preparing to host the Oscars at the end of February (16), appeared to have moved on following his split from wife Malaak Compton-Rock in 2014, when he...

Chris Rock's Rep Denies Oscars Host Has Rewritten Opening Monologue

Chris Rock’s publicist has denied the comedian has rewritten his Oscars’ script to incorporate the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Rock will host the ceremony on February 28th, but has faced pressure to step down as the awards'...

Chris Rock's Publicist: 'He Has Not Made Any Decisions About His Oscars Script'

Telecast producer Reginald Hudlin told U.S. TV show Entertainment Tonight the comedian is not pulling out of hosting, following the uproar surrounding the lack of nominations for African-Americans and minorities, but he will...

Nick Cannon Records Oscars 'White-out' Rap

Several stars have lashed out at Academy voters for failing to recognise black actors and films for the second year in a row, with Tyrese Gibson, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith refusing...

Oscars Producer: 'Chris Rock Is Rewriting His Oscars Script'

Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin tells U.S. TV show Entertainment Tonight that the comedian is not pulling out of hosting duties, but is actually changing his script to include some provocative gags about...

Chris Rock Planning To Address #Oscarssowhite Controversy At Next Month's Ceremony

Some have called for Chris Rock to step down as host of this year’s Oscar’s ceremony, as the debate over the lack of diversity among the nominees continues. But despite pressure, Rock isn’t planning to...

Marlon Wayans: 'Chris Rock Should Not Step Down As Oscars Host'

Jada Pinkett Smith is boycotting Hollywood's big night because no African-American stars picked up acting nods for the second year in a row, while Spike Lee isn't attending and Quincy Jones has demanded...

The Academy Awards Boycott: Both Sides Of The Debate

This year's Academy Awards season is turning out to be a pretty intense ride, with the uproar over the nominations' lack of cultural diversity causing a division in the entertainment world. While some people are...

Quincy Jones Threatens To Quit As Oscars Presenter

The Oscar-nominated songwriter/producer claims he was asked to present with Pharrell Williams and rapper Common at the ceremony on 28 February (16) but he plans to withdraw if he cannot address the absence...

Chris Rock Under Pressure To Step Down As Oscars Host In Diversity Row

Oscars host Chris Rock is coming under increasing calls to boycott the awards ceremony in the aftermath of the controversial nominations last week, in which none of the 20 acting nominations went to a black...

Whoopi Goldberg: 'Boycotting The Oscars Is Slap In The Face For Host Chris Rock'

Filmmaker Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced this week (begs18Jan16) they will not be attending or watching next month's (Feb16) ceremony after Academy voters failed to nominate any African-Americans or ethnic...

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