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Samuel L. Jackson Accepts The Mothaf*ckin' Lifetime Achievement Award At The 2016 BET Awards!

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Samuel L. Jackson is another level of movie star.

He's spoken some of the most quoted lines in cinema history, he's effortlessly crossed genres, and he's the second biggest box office earner of all time (behind only Harrison Ford).

So the Pulp Fiction/Do The Right Thing/Avengers star getting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 BET Awards was a no-brainer.

Perpare to get inspired by Jackson's incredible acceptance speech!

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Prince Remembered At Star-Studded, Super Secret Memorial Service — Get The Scoop!

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Hollywood is still struggling with the loss of Prince!

On Wednesday, the late icon was remembered in a top secret memorial service held by his ex-wives Manuela Testolini and Mayte Garcia at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in El Lay. Tissues, anyone?

It's said that the emotional event was a closely-guarded secret in the days leading up to the service. Obviously, since Prince was such an influential member in the industry, the event was attended by some of the biggest A-listers — including Spike Lee, Gwen Stefani, Dita Von Teese, Larry King, and more.

Related: Beyoncé Pays Tribute To Prince

The Malcom X director even took to Instagram to tease that even his ensemble would properly honor Prince. He posted:

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Spike Lee Hosts A Brooklyn Block Party To Remember Prince: 'Wear Something Purple'

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We know that so many celebs were affected by Prince's sudden death, but Spike Lee took it especially hard.

The filmmaker has posted multiple times to his Instagram account over the last day as he mourned the superstar's death, but it's what he did about it away from social media that is catching everyone's attention.

Related: Barack Obama Issues Statement On Prince's Death

On Thursday night, Lee hosted a block party to memorialize the Purple Rain icon, inviting thousands of people to come out to Brooklyn and celebrate the life of a legend, with a very simple request to 'wear something purple' (below):

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Chris Rock Goes After Jada Pinkett Smith AND Hollywood Racism In A Hilariously Hard-Hitting Oscars Opening Monologue!

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The more the diversity controversy surrounding the 2016 Oscars rose, the more excited we've been getting for Chris Rock hosting!

And he did NOT disappoint!

He began by teasing #OscarsSoWhite boycotters Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith, joking that there used to be much worse to complain about…

Video: Will Smith Had NO IDEA Jada Was Making Her #OscarsSoWhite Video!

But then he totally turned it around by commenting on Hollywood's REAL racism!

Ch-ch-check out the very funny and very REAL moment!

And be sure to check out the ongoing winners list HERE!

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Spike Lee Just Endorsed Bernie Sanders For President — Find Out Who YOUR Favorite Celebs Support In 2016!

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Another celeb has tossed their hat into the ring!

This time, it's filmmaker Spike Lee, who endorsed Bernie Sanders on Tuesday in a radio clip that is set to air throughout South Carolina before the Democratic primary that will take place on Saturday!

In the clip, Lee can be heard saying (below):

"For too long we've given our votes to corporate puppets. Sold the ‘okie-doke.' Ninety-nine percent of Americans were hurt by the Great Recession of 2008, and many are still recovering. That's why I am officially endorsing my brother, Bernie Sanders. Bernie takes no money from corporations. Nada. Which means he's not on the tape, and when Bernie gets in the White House, he will do the right thing."

There you have it!

Of course, A LOT of celebs have come through with endorsements thus far this campaign season, so add Lee to the crew of politically-active celebs (below)!!!

CLICK HERE to view "Vote 2016: Who The Celebs Support For President!"

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[Image via Raif Succo/WENN.]

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Forget Snubbed, The Cast Of Straight Outta Compton Wasn't Even INVITED To The Oscars!

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It's no secret that Straight Outta Compton was one of the biggest Oscars snubs this year!

But with celebs like Will Smith and Spike Lee not attending the award show in protest of its lack of diversity, we've been wondering if the stars of the N.W.A. biopic would be following suit.

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!

Video: Ice Cube Adresses The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy!

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.]

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