Drama, drama, drama!
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It's no secret that Straight Outta Compton was one of the biggest Oscars snubs this year!
Well, it turns out they couldn't if they wanted to, because the cast wasn't even INVITED to the ceremony — and neither was the film's producer Ice Cube!
According to TMZ, the only two people involved in the film who scored an invitation are Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff — the two (white) screenwriters who were nominated for Best Original Screenplay!
While sources say Ice Cube most likely wouldn't have attended the event even if he did get an invite, the Ride Along 2 star will be attending the SAG Awards and NAACP Image Awards — which both nominated Straight Outta Compton in several categories.
It's not clear what criteria the Academy has for extending an invitation, but we think the talented cast would have made an appropriate choice to fill in the extra seats this year!
Do YOU think the cast should have received an invitation?
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The legend has spoken — and he makes a great point, too!
In response to the ongoing #OscarsSoWhite controversy over the past few weeks, Sir Ian McKellen spoke on Monday to reporters with a message of warning: disenfranchisement isn't only happening along racial lines.
The Lord Of The Rings star expressed sympathy for black actors angry about how the Oscars have snubbed them, both recently and historically.
But the acting legend also cautioned that it wasn't just black actors receiving the short end of the Academy Awards' focus, having himself been nominated twice:
Now this is an inneresting reaction to the Oscars' ongoing controversy!
Ice Cube appeared alongside Kevin Hart on the Graham Norton Show on Friday, and was very blunt about his thoughts surrounding #OscarsSoWhite — but it's not exactly the reaction you might think he'd have!
The rapper and Straight Outta Compton mastermind discussed his mega-hit film with Norton and the guest roundtable.
He also shared some very blunt thoughts about why he doesn't think the controversy — at least, in the case of his own movie's awards snubs — is as big a deal as it's been made out to be by other celebrities!
Ch-ch-check it all out (above)!!
What do U think about Cube's comments?! Are they as reasonable as was suggested in the video clip??
You can't stay number one forever!
After spending four weeks at the top of the box office, Star Wars: The Force Awakens fell to third place over the long Martin Luther King Day weekend.
The Force Awakens ended up landing in third with a respectable $31 million.
Innerestingly, Hart and Cube's followup — though successful — wasn't able to pull in the $41 mil that their original film made during its opening weekend in January of 2014.
Also opening this weekend,
Where's the love?!
Every year when the Oscar nominations are announced, there are some actors or actresses and films that don't get the love they deserve. This year proved no different when the nominees were announced yesterday morning
While we had out own list of snubs, some Hollywood stars have come forward and voiced their opinions that their movies deserved more love than they got from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Despite being nominated, both Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Jason Leigh came forward to express their shock and share their thoughts on their flicks not being being recognized in more categories!
Fassbender revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he felt the screenwriter of Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin, — who won the Golden Globes for Best Screenplay — deserved to be recognized. The X-Men actor said of his writer:
Talk about a ride along!
Not only did the Ride Along 2 stars do their best to give the bachelor some advice, but they announced they were going for a ride along with Ben and Caila Quinn during their one-on-one time.
While Ben continued to be his perfect gentlemanly self and put his trust in the actors, there were definitely some moments where things got awkward — like when Cube wanted him to buy condoms and hard liquor.
Oh, and let's not forget that Kevin decided to strip down to his birthday suit and join the reality stars in the hot tub!
But last night's highlights don't stop there as this week Kaley Cuoco was FINALLY able to call in to The Bachelor Live and chat it up with the stud after failing last week! Of course the blonde beauty took the opportunity to put the 27-year-old on the spot and asked if he was in love yet!
Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing moments from last night's incredible episode (below)!
The boys are back!
As soon as Conan O'Brien found out that one of his employees was studying to get her license, the late night host took the opportunity to help her out by procuring a student driver car to teach her a thing or two.
While the ride starts off innocently enough, the late night host decides to improve the experience by picking up a couple of his buddies he shared an EPIC Lyft with a couple years ago, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube!
While the Lyft ride was done to help promote the actors' action-comedy Ride Along, it only seemed appropriate they reunite with the red headed comedian to endorse the sequel Ride Along 2, due out January 15!
Of course sequels always have to outdo the ridiculousness of originals which is EXACTLY why Conan, Hart, Cube, and the late night host's lucky employee went on a run to pick up A TON of weed, avoid the police, and grab some Popeyes!
Ch-ch-check out the HIGHlarious video (below) and let us know if you'll be seeing Ride Along 2!