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Oscars 2016: Host Chris Rock rocks

And sure enough, Academy Awards host Chris Rock didn't waste any time. But he said he refused to quit his hosting duties because "the last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart". It takes place where white athletes are as good as black athletes. It's a science fiction film. Finally he ended with something every POC actor can agree with: "We want opportunities".

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Who will win the Oscars? Tyneside Cinema staff offer their selections

But this year is going to be different. But controversy over the "whitewashing" of nominations - there are no ethnic minority nominees in the main acting categories for the second year running - threatens to steal the limelight. And "In Memoriam", the yearly film of people who had passed away in the previous year, would get an addition, Rock said. Ronan was nominated in 2008 for her supporting role in "Atonement".

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Mark Rylance wins Oscar for best supporting actor

Oscar for Best Cinematography went to Emmanuel Lubezki for " The Revenant " leaving behind "Carol", "The Hateful Eight", "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Sicario". Host Chris Rock opened the awards ceremony with a monologue confronting concerns about racism in Hollywood . And then you go home and you analyze it.

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Oscars 2016: Stacey Dash responds to awkward appearance

There's been no getting away from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy at the 88th Academy Awards, with the bulk of Chris Rock's links referring to the debate. I'm not "black enough", they say. With that, Stacey laughed as she made her way into the spotlight. "We need to stop complaining about white people oppressing us", Dash wrote.

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'Deadpool' tops 'Gods of Egypt' at box office

The film, which reportedly cost $140 million to make, debuted with only $14 million domestically across 3,117 theaters. Starring Ryan Reynolds as a Marvel Comics character, "Deadpool" took in an estimated $31.5 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

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Adele wins four awards, Justin Bieber scores award

She isn't the first high-profile artist to declare solidarity with Kesha . "We're all huge fans up here", Peake said in a recorded message from the International Space Station, adding that the superstar singer had "taken the world by storm".

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Eddie Redmayne backs Leonardo DiCaprio to win best actor Oscar

Leo could have his pick of the ladies to escort to the Oscars 2016 as he hopes to finally be recognised with an Academy Award for his role in The Revenant. " Room ", "Brooklyn " and " The Revenant " are just three of the films nominated for best picture at the 88th Academy Awards. DiCaprio has been nominated by numerous award shows 138 times and has won 34 times .

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Academy Members Who Vote For The Oscars Really Are So White

He will compete with Matt Damon for his turn as an astronaut stranded alone on Mars in "The Martian"; Bryan Cranston for his role as a blacklisted screenwriter in "Trumbo"; Michael Fassbender for the title role in "Steve Jobs"; and last year's victor, Eddie Redmayne, for his gender-bending role in "The Danish Girl".

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Oscars history beckons for leonardo dicaprio

Editor's note: The odds below are courtesy of Heavy's partners at OddsShark . The folks behind Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony must be glowing like shiny Oscar statuettes. Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu is the heavy favorite to take him this statue on behalf of The Revenant with an estimated 68% chance of winning.

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Can I stream the 2016 Oscars in MI?

Eastern time. So many exciting movies were made then. 72,000,000: The amount of people who tuned into the show past year. When nominations were announced last month, " The Revenant " emerged as the frontrunner with 12 nods, followed by stark action epic " Mad Max: Fury Road " with 10 and Ridley Scott's space adventure " The Martian ", with seven.

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"It's You" by Zayn Malik

The former 1D hunk has released his new video for It's You - which is about Little Mix singer Perrie , who he split from last summer. "I just felt like I needed to put myself out there on that just because it was a form of therapy for me and it did help get me through some s***", he told in an interview .

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump for President

Rubio's debate performance, which drew praise from political commentators, amounted to "flailing punches in the last day of a losing campaign", Christie said. "This Chris Christie endorsement of Trump is real signal to GOP establishment that they had better begin thinking about Trump as the future", former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted Friday.

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Priyanka Chopra's 'Baywatch' to release on 19 May

He said that in the film there is an issue between his character and Zac Efron. Efron and Johnson spearheads the cast of the upcoming " Baywatch " film adaptation, as discussed by USA Today . "After 'Quantico" got a second season, the makers were aware that PeeCee would be stuck overseas so they decided that director Prakash Jha, who plays a significant role in the film, would promote it back home while Priyanka would be the face of the worldwide campaign.

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'Fuller House' may please fans, but not many others

Netflix has officially started streaming the re-boot of the 90's sitcom " Full House ". Sister Stephanie (Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler ( Andrea Barber ) move in to help, just as Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) and Joey did in the original show's pilot.

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Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't need to win an Oscar

Why: The Golden Globe victor in this category has won the Oscar 90 percent of the time , so Stallone is pretty much a lock despite his emotionless delivery of generic dialogue. Jordan , Whoopi Goldberg , and Pharrell Williams will still attend the 88 Academy Awards come February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theater, Hollywood. So naturally people are asking: Are the Academy Awards racist? The issue is not just an Oscars problem - a report released this week warned of an "inclusion crisis" ...

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Repo Men Going After Kylie Jenner After Tyga Misses Car Payments

Kylie denied at the time that the auto was a birthday gift to her, but she's been spotted driving it around L.A. on several occasions since. The website claims it has obtained documents confirming that Tyga hasn't made payments on the SUV since October 2015.

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Kim Kardashian Breaks Silence on Kanye West's Twitter Rants

She's also now listening to "I Love Kanye ", (just in case you didn't get the theme of this post from the title) while wearing Yeezy Season 3 samples. Kourtney looked seriously sexy in the thigh-skimming frock that boasted chic three-quarter length sleeves and she turned up the glamour even more with a matching longline jacket that she flung effortlessly over her shoulders.

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Drake & Rihanna Party Together After Steamy Brit Awards Performance

Like the Grammys a week ago, Courtney Barnett's nomination for International Female Solo artist didn't translate into another sweet sweet trophy to give to her mum, with Bjork taking out the title.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda in talks to join Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins

Emily Blunt was recently announced as taking over the role as Mary Poppins . It will follow the now-grown children of the Banks family. It earned $100 million and nabbed five Oscars, including one for Andrews as the victor in the best actress category.

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Adele Takes Home Four BRIT Awards and Delivers an Emotional Performance

Adele said: "I'd like to take a quick second to thank my management and my record label for embracing the fact I'm a woman and being encouraged by it and I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha". "We love you and we thank you". Less than an hour later she was back onstage to collect the Global Success gong, and following a video montage of her career to date, and an introduction from British astronaut Tim Peake from the International Space Station, Adele couldn't ...

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'Arrow': Stephen Amell Talks Vixen Crossover, Oliver's Future with Felicity

That's why we watch, friends, to find the answers to questions like that. And boy, did it. Darhk, who still hasn't figured out Oliver and the Arrow are the same guy (seriously, just look at the jawline, bro), busts in on Oliver and Felicity as they leave her physical therapy to announce the kidnapping - created to coerce Oliver to drop out of the mayoral race.

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Mary Poppins 2: Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda In Talks For Lamplighter Role

We've already reported that the sequel to Mary Poppins will most likely star Emily Blunt, but with news of the Hamilton creator's involvement, the prospect of a successful Poppins sequel just became much more likely. He will play the role of Jack in the new original musical. David Magee, who wrote the screenplays for " Finding Neverland ", "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" and " Life of Pi ", is attached to write the script for the sequel.

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Game of Thrones posters for season six tease a dead Jon Snow

At the end of the fifth season, Jon Snow would have died, however, a GOT poster was recently released with Harington's face in it, increasing the speculation that Jon Snow may have survived. Theories and debate have surrounded Snow's death with fans and websites arguing that he will return and the producers of the series standing firm that he is, in fact, dead.

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Black actors ready for Chris Rock to shake up Oscar show

Where was Idris Elba, who was so good in the African child soldier drama Beasts Of No Nation? Sylvester Stallone is the frontrunner with his Golden Globe award in the same category, but Tom Hardy has had himself a fantastic year with " Mad Max ", "Legend" and "The Revenant" so this award is in the air.

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Adele, Bieber set for Brit Awards with Bowie tribute

Adele will also perform at the show, as will Rihanna, Justin Bieber , The Weeknd and Little Mix - who are bringing their mums to the ceremony. Fresh from the Super Bowl Halftime show, Coldplay have two chances at winning tonight: British Group and Album of the Year.

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Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird author buried in Alabama

Lee, who died Friday at age 89, drew inspiration from her hometown for the fictionalized Maycomb, the setting in her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel " To Kill a Mockingbird ". "She wanted to be buried before anyone knew she was dead, and we're getting as close to it as possible", said George Landegger, an industrialist and philanthropist, who attended the service.

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Adam Johnson trial: 'Career fears led to delay of admission'

She said: "Was that because you knew that the game was up?" "Very bad. I shouldn't have ever done it". England footballer Adam Johnson has told a court his world was "turned upside down" when he was arrested for sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

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'The Flash' Episode 2.15 Photos: Diggle Helps Fight King Shark

We'll also undoubtedly be following the team in the wake of Jay's apparent death at the end of the previous episode when Zoom's hand shot through the closing breach, impaled Jay in the chest and pulled him back to Earth-2. Arrow's Diggle joins A.R.G.U.S.in the search for the most deadly catch on tonight's new episode of The Flash! Aptly titled " King Shark ", the 15th episode of " The Flash " is directed by Hanelle Culpepper based on the screenplay written by Benjamin Raab and Deric A.

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Justice League Movie to Begin Filming in April

You can also see concept art of what appears to be Aquaman's wife Mera (who will be played by Amber Heard in the film) and then further to the right you can see what might be an Atlantean helmet on a work table. What do you see in the image? "It was a bit of an "about time" moment, and I don't blame [the studio] for feeling that way, because it's a long time coming", Snyder said.

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Taylor Swift donates $250K to Kesha amid fight with Dr. Luke

Lepera also referenced an alleged hashtag "smear campaign" that resurfaced online Friday after the judge temporarily dashed the singer's hopes of getting out of her exclusive Sony contract while the sexual assault case against Dr. In this April 23, 2014 file photo, Lukasz Gottwald aka Dr. Luke arrives at the 31st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles .