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Blake Shelton New Face for Kids’ Choice Awards Banner

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Kids’ Choice Awards have unveiled a new poster featuring 2016 Host Blake Shelton.

“The Voice” coach looks very relaxed on the colorful poster which features the traditional nickelodeon icon, several palm trees and of course, slim.

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Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards will air live 8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT (tape delayed for the West Coast) the evening of Saturday, March 12, 2016 from the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

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LA Times releases shocking new video surrounding “Oscars So White” controversy

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According to a new report from the Los Angeles Times, people of color buy about 1/2 of all movie tickets in the US, but make up only 1/4 of roles onscreen. The Academy Awards has been under fire for not acknowledging the efforts in cinema made by people of color and fans and entertainment insiders are speaking out.

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See the new video the newspaper released surrounding the “Oscars So White” controversy.

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Jada Pinkett Smith puts the Academy Awards on Blast

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Jada Pinkett Smith has voiced her opinion of the ‘Oscars so white’ feud in a very public way. The wife of Will Smith, 2016 Oscar snub nominee, released a two minute video Monday that voiced her opinion about the Academy Awards. In the video, Jaden and Willow’s mom, sat down calmly and spoke directly into a video monitor asking a question, “Is it time that people of color recognize, influence, that we have amassed that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere?”

The actress continues by saying, “I ask the question, have we now come to a new time and place where we recognize that we can no longer beg for the love, acknowledge or respect of any group. That maybe it’s time that we recognize that if we love and respect, and acknowledge ourselves in a way in which we are asking others to do, that [that] is the place of true power.”

Smith says she believes, “The Academy has the right to acknowledge whomever they choose. To invite whomever they choose. And, now I think that it’s our responsibility [now] to make the change. Maybe it is time that we pull back our resources and we put them back into our communities, into our programs, and we make programs for ourselves and we make programs for ourselves that acknowledge us in ways that we see fit that are just as good as the so-called mainstream.”

She went on with more powerful words. She ended by acknowledging Chris Rock, who is set to host the Oscars for a second time. In her shout out to Rock, Smith said, “Hey Chris, I will not be at the Academy Awards and I won’t be watching, but I can’t think of a better man to do the job at hand this year but you my friend, good luck.” Smith acknowledged the viewers by saying, “And to the rest of you, nothing but love, always.”

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You can see the entire video here: https://www.facebook.com/jada/videos/10153983404106320/

 

 

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Cuba Gooding Jr. portrays O.J. Simpson in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

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Cuba Gooding Jr. portrays O.J. Simpson, left, in a scene from “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” a 10-part series debuting Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10 p.m. EST Tuesday. The 48-year-old acting veteran felt like there was no reason to meet with O.J. Simpson while preparing for his American Crime Story role.

“I didn’t want to. There was no reason to,” he told People during the FX Winter TCA Press Tour Saturday.

The FX series is based on “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” the 1996 nonfiction book by lawyer and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. Despite the elapsed decades, executive producer Brad Simpson told the Associated Press, the timing is right to contribute to the “endless conversation” about race and justice in America, now dominated by police shootings of African-Americans and ensuing protests.

FX’s The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, also stars Courtney B. Vance, John Travolta, Selma Blair, David Schwinner, Connie Britton, Nathan Lane, and Sarah Paulson.

 

 

 

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Celebrities Pay Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on social media

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Today marked the 30th Celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday and to pay tribute and their respect, many stars posted heartfelt messages to their social media feeds. Here are some of the interesting dedications we found via Twitter from Mariah Carey, Ava DeVernay, Lady Gaga, and Gigi Hadid.

Mariah Carey posted an image of Dr. King with that included a famous quote from the civil rights leader that read, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

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‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay posted an image of a young Dr. King and wrote a caption, “This is one of my favorite images of Dr. King. Unburdened. With the future in front of him. I’m glad he chose us. xo

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Supermodel Gigi Hadid posted King’s famous quote, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Hadid included a caption that read, “This is something I am so dedicated to. In honor of MLK let’s never forget it’s so much easier to LOVE!”

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Lady Gaga posted a black and white image of Dr. King and offered up one of his famous quotes, “We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.”

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Acclaimed Filmmaker Spike Lee to Boycott Oscars

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Spike Lee at the premiere of his latest film, “Chi-Raq,” at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York.                                                                                                                                                                        Credit Charles Sykes/Invision, via Associated Press

Legendary Director Spike Lee will not attend the Oscars. The filmmaker is the latest in a long line of entertainment industry power houses to voice an opinion of the Academy Awards not recognizing people of color.

The outcry over African-American actors being snubbed from this year’s Oscars hopefuls has reached a breaking point, especially on social media where the hashtag, “Oscars So White” has brought more attention to the omission of black actors for the awards show.

On Monday, the director announced that he would not be attending the ceremony on Feb. 28.

Via Instagram, Lee asked how it was possible that there were no nominations for black actors for the second year running. After revealing that he nor his wife would attend the esteemed awards show, Lee added, “Dr. King said, “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but he must take it because conscience tells him it’s right.”

The Hollywood legend accepted an honorary Oscar in November for his collective body of work. He did offer these words in the post, “I would like to thank President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and the Board of Governors of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for awarding me an Honorary Oscar this past November. I am most appreciative. However my wife, Mrs. Tonya Lewis Lee and I will not be attending the Oscar ceremony this coming February. We cannot support it and mean no disrespect to my friends, host Chris Rock and Producer Reggie Hudlin, President Isaacs and The Academy.”

 

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Fly Honors Tuskegee Airmen’s Heroic Acts & Powerful Legacy

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The Pasadena Playhouse is currently hosting the movie Fly, which is an ode to the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces.

The Tuskegee Airmen were true trailblazers who served their country in the skies, even as they were met with adversity on the ground. A powerful story that helped pave the way for the desegregation of the American military, Fly follows a cast of eight men — including “Tap Griot,” a dancer who sets the play’s moods with stomps, shuffles and taps — as they enter the Tuskegee training program for combat pilots. Although they encounter overt racism, the men join together and fly with distinction in dangerous missions over Germany during World War II.

Co-authored and directed by Ricardo Khan, Tony-winning co-founder and former artistic director of the Crossroads Theatre Company, Fly was hailed by The New York Times as “a superior piece of theatrical synergy,” and now it comes to The Pasadena Playhouse stage in celebration of Black History Month.

For more information visit http://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org

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ICONS OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: L.A. REID

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Epic Records CEO/Chairman and three-time GRAMMY-winning producer L.A. Reid is a rare breed among record producers — not only one of the most accomplished and innovative figures working behind the scenes in the music industry, but a celebrity presence in his own right.

Reid has been shaping the music scene for more than 25 years. He is behind the success of some of today’s biggest stars, including Usher, Kanye West, Toni Braxton, Pink, Rihanna, and current GRAMMY nominees Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor, to name a few, and was instrumental in Mariah Carey’s 10x-platinum comeback album The Emancipation of Mimi.

In his forthcoming memoir, Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next(Harper Collins, due out Feb. 2, 2016), Reid shares the inspiring story of his struggles and success, and takes readers inside the at-once glamorous and hard-hitting world on which he has left his indomitable stamp.

The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Reid to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his extraordinary life and career. Following the discussion, Reid will sign copies of his new book.

L.A. Reid will be appearing at the Grammy Museum February 9th at 7:00 p.m.

SOURCE: Grammy Museum LA