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President Trump Says He Won’t Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that he will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, scheduled to take place on April 29. “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” Trump tweeted. “Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” The news comes after several prominent media organizations — namely… Read more »

Spirit Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Feature Film Award

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Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” won the best feature award at the Spirit Awards on Saturday. The film dominated as it won six awards total including prizes for director and screenplay. “Moonlight” won the feature award over “American Honey,” “Chronic,” “Jackie” and “Manchester by the Sea.” The trophy went to producers Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and… Read more »

Oscar Pre-Parties 2017: Inside Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, Chanel, Bulgari & More

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There is always a lot to celebrate during Oscar week, but many of this year’s special occasions toasted to something in particular: a historical year for Oscar nominations by the Academy. Diversity and inclusion was front and center for celebrations throughout the week, from Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, to Common’s pre-Oscar dinner (pictured above), to African-American publications Ebony and… Read more »

Tom Perez Elected Chair of Democratic National Committee

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Tom Perez, the most recent secretary of labor under Barack Obama, was elected the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, after a contentious vote to lead the party after its devastating loss in November. Perez’s chief opponent in a large field of candidates was Keith Ellison, a congressman from Minnesota, who was endorsed by… Read more »

How to Watch the Spirit Awards Online

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Film Independent’s 32nd Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday afternoon — the day before the Academy Awards — in a tent on Santa Monica Beach. Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney of “Oh, Hello” fame will co-host the awards. The Spirit Awards are voted on by members of Film Independent and require that the films… Read more »

Brie Larson at Women in Film’s Pre-Oscar Party: ‘Artists Are the Ones Politicians Fear’

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“With numbers, they can’t ignore us,” Meryl Streep told the guests of the Women in Film pre-Oscar cocktail party, doubling down on the message from her headline-making speech at the Golden Globes. Brie Larson, the host of the evening and last year’s best actress winner, hooted in support from the side of the stage before taking… Read more »

Razzie Awards 2017 Winners List: ‘Hillary’s America,’ ‘Batman v Superman’ Dominate

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Even the Razzies got political at the 2017 awards, recognizing the “worst in film.” The Golden Raspberry Awards, nicknamed the “Razzies” crowned “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” the worst picture of the year on Saturday, the day before the Academy Awards. The critically drubbed political documentary, which earned a staggering 4% on… Read more »

Magician Daryl Easton Found Dead at Hollywood’s Magic Castle

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Magician Daryl Easton was found dead at Hollywood’s Magic Castle on Friday, Variety has confirmed with the Los Angeles county coroner. A ruling on Easton’s cause of death is still pending, according to Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County department of coroner. Easton’s body was found on the grounds of the Magic Castle, according to the… Read more »

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Dominates Friday With $10.8 Million

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Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” continued its strong box office opening run on Friday, earning $10.8 million at 2,781 locations. Its weekend total is now estimated at $28.5 million, and it should easily win the weekend. The same, however, can not be said for Lionsgate Premiere’s “Rock Dog” and Open Road’s “Collide.” The former made $888,000… Read more »

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