Tag: Oscars

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People

First Black selected for Academy Awards board helm

Film industry marketing veteran Cheryl Boone Isaacs. (Courtesy Photo) (NNPA)–Cheryl Boone Isaacs, film industry marketing veteran and one of a few Black Hollywood insiders, was named president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on July 30 in Los Angeles.

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Lifestyle

Fashion Watch : The puppy purse goes to the Oscars

PUPPY PURSE: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) by Debbie Norrell Quvenzhané Wallis wasn’t the only pint-sized star to dazzle on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night. Her tutu-and-tiara-wearing puppy purse was also turning heads and was so age appropriate.

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Opinion

Django, in chains: Movie subordinates black characters, fails to illuminate slavery

JESSE WILLIAMS by Jesse Williams Special to CNN Editor’s note: Jesse Williams is an actor/producer who plays Dr. Jackson Avery on the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy.” He is a Temple University graduate and former public high school teacher. Williams founded the production company, farWord Inc. and is an executive producer of “Question Bridge: Black Males.” Follow him on Twitter and Tumblr. Note: This article contains offensive language.

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Entertainment

On Twitter, a peanut gallery mocks the Oscars

COVETED AWARD–An Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The 85th annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file) by Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — You can simply tune into the Oscars. Or you can watch them with the peanut gallery on Twitter.