It's good to be Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers Brie Larson right now!
During an interview with Elle magazine, the March cover star said:
Imagine being hugged by your fave! Wouldn't you just die?!
[Image via Elle Magazine.]
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?
[Image via Universal Pictures.]
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: