Thursday, January 28, 2016
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“It took me years to get an Oscar,” veteran British actor says
Michael Caine doesn’t think Academy voters should be nominating actors because of skin color – but he did expect Idris Elba to get an Oscars nomination for his performance in Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation.”
“There’s loads of black actors. You can’t vote for an actor because he’s black,” Caine said in an interview with BBC Radio 4. “You got to give a good performance, and I’m sure there were very good [performances].”
“The one I – I don’t know whether Idris got [nominated],” Caine said. “Because I saw Idris, and I thought he was wonderful. I thought he would get [nominated]. Did he not get nominated?”
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When the host of the program told Caine that Elba was not nominated, the 82-year-old actor said, “Well, look at me. I won the [European Film Award for] best actor [for ‘Youth’], and I got nominated for nothing else.”
The host then asked Caine what advice he would give to young black actors. “Be patient” he said. “Of course, it will come. Of course, it will come. It took me years to get an Oscar.”
Caine has been nominated for six Oscars over the course of his career. Of those nominations, he won twice: Best Supporting Actor in 1987 for “Hannah and Her Sisters;” and Best Supporting Actor again in 2000 for “Cider House Rules.”
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On Monday, director Spike Lee announced that he would not attend what he called the “lilly-white Oscars,” while leading entertainment figures Jada Pinkett Smith and husband Will Smith announced they will not be attending either.
AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, herself an African American, issued a statement on Martin Luther King Day promising changes within the group.
“I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes,” Isaacs said.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Russian Rullet Freestyle (Real Hip Hop)
Russian Rullet "Freestyle brings substance to Atlanta's Faded Radio show & back to Hip Hop" (Listen Comment Share) #HipHop #Atlanta #Inglewood Instagram @RussianRullet Twitter @Rullet Itunes : Russian Rullet Facebook : Dewond Louis Youtube & Vevo : Russian RulletPosted by Russian Rullet on Monday, January 4, 2016
#DosMuchos Wednesday begins. This is not funny. This is not funny. This is not funny. This is not funny... (snicker)Whoever thought of this prank is going to hell.... I am MadMan enough to admit I have cognitive dissonance with this. Finding humor in the worst stereotype about a group of people is immoral. It's no different than people thinking blackface is funny. I too am a work in progress. While I was #Dead at the reactions, I understand we and i have been made to #FearHate an entire group of people based on religion. Not cool. #ManInTheMirrorPosted by Why You Mad Son? Radio on Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Gotta recognize these snakes out here! Just cause they seem close to you and sleep in your bed don't mean their intentions aren't to devour you! 💯
Halle Berry is already giving the single life another go after her divorce from Olivier Martinez, with a source revealing to OK! that the Hollywood star has her eyes set on a new guy!
According to the insider, Berry, 49, is now dating rapper Chris Webby!
Halles having a lot of fun with Chris, the source said.
The insider continued, She has a weakness for bad boys who are a little rough around the edges. He brings out her youthful side."
Johnny Manziel is soon going to be dropped from a lot of things. If all reports are true, then the Cleveland Browns are about to move on from their quarterback who cant stop partying and others may follow suit.
One of those that is moving on from the embattled Manziel is LeBron James. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, the marketing agency of the superstar is dropping Manziel.
LeBron James marketing agency will no longer be working with maligned Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, James business manager told cleveland.com.
James company is shifting its focus away from endorsements and Manziels football career may be at a crossroads as he continues to deal with personal issues.
I will continue to support and advise him as a friend, Carter said. However, because Johnny needs to focus on personal growth, the next phase of his career and because LRMR continues to expand beyond marketing, we made the mutual decision that it was best to terminate our business relationship.
James is also concerned for Manziels personal health too.
I dont know all the details on it, I really kind of even havent been all up on it, but Ive heard a little bit of it and its just a distraction for not only himself but for everyone thats around him, including family, people that represent him, the people around him, James said. Hell figure it out at some point, we all hope.