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Hollywood Has a Problem With Inclusion and These Celebrities Are Trying to Solve It

It’s no secret that Hollywood has a problem with inclusion. As April Reign pointed out with her viral #OscarsSoWhite years ago, Oscars have been white and, might I add, damningly male. Guess what? The greater Hollywood industry isn’t any less pale (or male, for that matter). USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative did some research and found […]

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Joel Embiid Almost Crushed Oscar Nominee Regina King Chasing Down A Loose Ball Against The Knicks

Getty Image   Joel Embiid is a gigantic human being, listed at 7’0, 250 pounds. While we get somewhat accustomed to seeing giants in the NBA, for those sitting courtside, there’s always a bit of danger that they may find their regular sized self involved in physical contact with an NBA sized player. There’s no […]

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Queen, Meet Crown: Regina King Gets Even More Glorious this Awards Season

Screenshot: Sharif Hamza (Vanity Fair/Condé Nast Publications) Fun fact: Regina King’s name literally translates to “Queen King,” Regina meaning “queen” in Latin. In case you think you think that’s a coincidence, her sister Reina’s name translates to the same, albeit in Spanish—and the two share a production company called Royal Ties. (Another fun fact: Rihanna […]

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Black, Beautiful, and British: Celebs Celebrate Across the Pond for the BAFTAs

Cynthia Erivo in Vera Wang at the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 10, 2019, in London, England.Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) Our eyes may have been glued to the Grammys on Sunday night in Los Angeles, but on Sunday night in London, England, a different awards ceremony was […]

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The 2019 NAACP Image Awards ‘Entertainer of the Year’ Noms are Out—and the Winner Is Up to You 

(L-R): Beyoncé performs during 2018 Coachella on April 14, 2018 in Indio, Ca.; Chadwick Boseman attends the AG Awards on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, Ca.; Ryan Coogler attends the AAFCA Awards on February 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, Ca.; Regina King attends the Oscars Nominees Luncheon on February 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, […]

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It’s a Celebration: Vanity Fair Debuts a Distinctly Diverse 25th Annual Hollywood Issue

(l-r) Chadwick Boseman, Saiorse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Nicolas Hoult, Yalitza Aparicio, Rami Malek, Regina King, John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Tessa Thompson and Henry Golding.Screenshot: Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki (Vanity Fair/Condé Nast) The Oscars may still be a little whiter than we’d like in the leading actress and actor categories, but for their 25th annual Hollywood […]

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2019 Oscars: Nominations Are In and Spike Lee Finally Gets His Directing Nod [Updated]

Spike Lee attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice Awards) It’s time: The grand finale of awards season has announced its nominees. When the nominations announcers were… announced last week, Tracee Ellis Ross tweeted her co-host, […]

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Black Panther Finally Comes to Collect Its Things at the 2019 Critics Choice Awards 

Ruth E. Carter, winner of Best Costume Design for ‘Black Panther,’ poses in the press room during the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) all congregated in Santa Monica, Calif., […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk, It Would Likely Compliment Gabrielle Union’s Outfit

Gabrielle Union attends a screening of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ at The London Hotel on January 08, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.Photo: Rachel Luna (Getty Images) If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an outfit can make a statement all its own. With that in mind, Gabrielle Union’s look spoke volumes when […]

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2019 Golden Globes: Regina King Rightfully Takes Her Throne 

Regina King from “If Beale Street Could Talk” accepts the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture award onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Paul Drinkwater (NBCUniversal via Getty Images) We’ve all come (to our couches), seen and conquered the 76th […]

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Odd Couples, Iconic Roles: W Magazine Kicks Off Awards Season with a Celebration of Best Performances

(l-r) Mahershala Ali and Amy Adams; Kiki Layne and Jonah Hill; Margot Robbie and Michael B. JordanImage: Tim Walker (W Magazine) When the Golden Globes air on Sunday night, it will mark the start of the 2019 awards season—a season in which we are eagerly anticipating well-deserved recognition for 2018’s blockbuster, Black Panther, as well […]

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‘Beale Street’s’ Regina King Breaks Down What It Means to Be a Vulnerable Black Woman

We often speak about the “strong black woman” archetype, but what does it mean to be a “vulnerable black woman?” The reality is that the two characteristics are a bit symbiotic—after all, it takes a great deal of strength to make one’s self vulnerable. As “Sharon” in If Beale Street Could Talk, Regina King so […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk, It Would Talk About Love 

KiKi Layne, If Beale Street Could TalkScreenshot: YouTube (Annapurna Pictures) Barry Jenkins sure knows how to illustrate the fuck out of love. Following the critical success of Moonlight, the much-anticipated James Baldwin adaptation whispered into our ears with teaser trailers full of rich colors. Based on the 1974 novel of the same name, If Beale […]

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2019 SAG Awards: John David Washington and Mahershala Ali Snag Noms, But That Actress List…

(L-R) John David Washington attends Entertainment Weekly’s Must List Party at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.; Mahershala Ali stops by DIRECTV House presented by AT&T during Toronto International Film Festival 2018 on September 10, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Photo: Michael Loccisano (Getty Images), Charley Gallay (Getty Images […]

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2019 Golden Globes: Regina King, Donald Glover, Spike Lee and More Secure Nominations

(l) Regina King attends Variety’s Power Of Women: Los Angeles; (r) Director Spike Lee attends MoMA’s Contenders Screening of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images), Lars Niki (Getty Images for MoMA The Contenders) Before the sun rose over Hollywood, the industry was up and buzzing to announce the first major awards ceremony nominations: The 76th […]

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The New York Film Critics Circle Names Two Reginas—King and Hall—Best Actresses

(l-r) Regina King attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 10th annual Governors Awards on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California; Regina Hall attends the 2018 Gotham Awards on November 26, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images), Theo Wargo (Getty Images) As Prince once sagely said, all the critics love […]

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Watch: Barry Jenkins’ Official Trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk Does James Baldwin Proud

Annapurna Pictures “Trust love, all the way.” Those are the final words of Barry Jenkins’ full-length trailer for his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, which was released by Annapurna pictures on Thursday morning. The Oscar-winning director’s follow-up to 2016’s gorgeous Moonlight is already generating Oscar buzz of its own, well […]

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Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys … and in Nike … and Whiteface?

(l-r) Yara Shahidi, Tracee Ellis Ross and Thandie Newton attend the 70th Emmy Awards on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images), Frazer Harrison (Getty Images), Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images) If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross […]

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Don’t Talk About It, Be About It: The 2018 Emmys Prove Diversity Is Still a Work in Progress

Regina King (c) accepts the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for ‘Seven Seconds’ from RuPaul (L) and Leslie Jones (R) onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) The 70th Primetime Emmys opened with several racially-charged jokes, talk of diversity […]

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