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Reese Witherspoon, Uzo Aduba, Ariel Winter, & More Celebs React To Harper Lee's Passing

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R.I.P.

Harper Lee influenced many people throughout her long life.

So naturally, people are heartbroken to hear that the acclaimed author passed away at 89 years old. The To Kill A Mockingbird writer had quite an impressive impact on certain celebs, and they took to Twitter and Instagram to express their grief.

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Stars like Reese Witherspoon, Uzo Aduba, and Ariel Winter all shared their sadness on social media, penning heartfelt tributes to the late novelist.

Ch-ch-check out the sentimental posts (below):

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Ava DuVernay's New TV Show Queen Sugar Will ONLY Employ Female Directors!

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Queens will be Queens.

Ava DuVernay is not shy when it comes to her sharing opinions on Hollywood and how they treat both people of color and women.

In fact, as a black female director, the Golden Globe-nominee has a personal stake in the matter, which makes her latest news all that more exciting!

Related: Ava Questions Why Sly Stallone Forgot To Thank His Creed Costars

While interviewing with Reelblack at the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday, Ava disclosed that in an effort to promote her peers, her upcoming OWN drama Queen Sugar will feature an all-female directorial team!

Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, and Omar J. Dorsey begin shooting in New Orleans this February, and we cannot wait to see the finished product next season.

Bet we don't see an #EmmysSoWhite later in the year.

Ch-ch-check out Ava's inspiring video announcement (below)!!!

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George Clooney Weighs In On The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity Controversy — Says 'We're Moving In The Wrong Direction'!

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After the Oscars revealed all 20 of its actor nominees were white, everyone from Jada Pinkett Smith to David Oyelowo to even the President of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences have voiced frustrations about the lack of diversity in the prestigious institution.

Now, George Clooney, the unofficial mayor of Hollywood, is adding his two cents — and he agrees that "we are moving in the wrong direction."

Related: Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Alum SLAMS Jada's Oscars Boycott!

Speaking to Variety, the Oscar winner said he thinks the lack of minority nominees is largely due to the little options minority actors have playing roles in "quality" films!

He explained:

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Sylvester Stallone Apologizes For Forgetting Everyone Involved With Creed During His Golden Globes Acceptance Speech!

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Don't be sly, Sly.

Sylvester Stallone may be one of the most iconic actors in film history, but you may be surprised to learn that Sunday marked the very first Golden Globes win of his career!

In fact, the Creed star was so surprised that he finally won for his portrayal of Rocky that he pretty much forgot to thank anyone involved in the spin-off/sequel.

Related: Ricky Gervais Defends Caitlyn Jenner Joke At Golden Globes

People actually in attendance were quick to point out that the 69-year-old actor actually returned to the stage to thank Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, and director Ryan Coogler during a commercial break, but he took to Twitter Monday night just to clear up any lingering concerns, saying:

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THIS Hunger Games Star Just Came Out As Bisexual!

We're so proud of this little lady!

Amandla Stenberg is ready to open up about her racial and sexual identity.

On Thursday night, the 17-year-old posted a personal video to Tumblr, so she could break down barriers and open up to her fans and followers about who she really is.

Related: Andy Cohen Apologizes To Amandla!

The teen — who played Rue in the first Hunger Games movie — said:

"It's a really, really hard thing to be silenced and it's deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mold yourself into shapes that you just shouldn't in."

The actress admitted that she relates to that struggle, revealing she is bisexual:

"As someone who identifies as a black, bisexual woman, I've been through it and it hurts. And it's awkward and it's uncomfortable."

The lovely little lady cited role models like Solange, Willow Smith, and Ava DuVernay as women who inspired her to accept her identity, adding:

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Gayle King & Oprah Winfrey Escape The Cold With A Tropical, Holiday Getaway — See The Pic Proof HERE!

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It's good being Oprah Winfrey's best friend!

Recently, Gayle King's taken to Instagram to document her beachside vacation with the media mogul. Color us jealous!

Though it seems that Miz King isn't the only A-List friend that the former Queen of Daytime TV brought on her holiday getaway as Selma director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo were spotted in the vacation snap (above)!

Related: Gayle Proves She's Just Like Us!

The 60-year-old wrote:

"Favorite daughter & @davidoyelowo join the girl beach party ! A welcome addition for sure…."

Now that's a party we'd crash!

And it seems that Gayle is having the time of her life as she took to IG again to share a vid of herself flaunting her new fit figure (below).

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Ava DuVernay Has Her Own Barbie! Check Out The Amazing Doll!

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Now this is just cool!

Mattel is offering an Ava DuVernay Barbie doll — and you can get it just in time for Christmas!

Related: Marvel Wants Ava To Direct A Superhero Movie!

Fans of the Selma director have been working on the toy company to include her in their series of "Sheroes," a line of Barbie dolls inspired by real women who can then auction off a limited number — with proceeds going towards a charity of their choice.

It's a great idea for charity, and a wonderful idea for Barbie — and Ava's doll is AH-mazing!!

Ch-ch-check out the Ava DuVernay barbie (below)!!!

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