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Danny DeVito Laments The Oscars' Problem With Race: 'We Are A Bunch Of Racists'

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Tell it like it is, Danny DeVito!

The actor spoke to the Associated Press while he was at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, and he got very candid about how much of a problem he thought it was for the Oscars to fail to nominate people of color for their awards this year.

Related: Reese Witherspoon Weighs In On #OscarsSoWhite

DeVito, joined by fellow actors Don Cheadle and Sam Neill, can be seen (below) very openly talking about race in America, and where the Academy Awards got it wrong:

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Is Now Seriously Considering Running For President!

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Looks like the race for president may have a new entry!

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is apparently seriously considering running as an independent candidate for president, according to sources that revealed the news on Saturday morning!

Related: Demi Lovato Joins Hillary Clinton In Iowa!

The 73-year-old is apparently having aides look at ballot access issues as they start to consider whether to draw up papers to run!

Apparently, Bloomberg believes

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Ice Cube Talks About The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy: 'We Don't Do Movies For The Industry'

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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!

Related: The Academy JUST Vowed To Make Radical Changes!

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??

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The Oscars Just Vowed To Double Their 'Number Of Women And Diverse Members' By 2020 — Find Out All The Rules Changes!

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This is SUCH a welcome improvement!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has vowed to make massive changes designed to improve diversity at the Oscars, and within their own membership ranks, in response to the ongoing #OscarsSoWhite controversy!

Related: Reese Witherspoon Weighs In On #OscarsSoWhite

Information was released by the Academy on Friday that confirmed a massive overhaul to their governing bodies and voting members that will "make the Academy's membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members significantly more diverse."

They also stated a goal of DOUBLING the number of women and "diverse" members of the Academy in the next four years.

Current Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs led the way with a statement on Friday:

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Reese Witherspoon Weighs In On #OscarsSoWhite — Where Does She Think Diversity Is Needed First?

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Another star jumps in on #OscarsSoWhite!

This time, it's Reese Witherspoon, and she has a sensible and heartfelt message about the lack of diversity at the Oscars after the award show has gone through such a controversial week of boycotts and debate.

Related: Viola Davis Won't Be At The Oscars

The Legally Blonde actress took to Facebook on Thursday afternoon, and shared her thoughts on the Academy Awards' lack of diversity among nominees in major film categories, writing to her fans (below):

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Chris Rock Pressured By 50 Cent To Quit The Oscars Amid Growing Boycott — Plus, Snoop's NSFW Oscar Message HERE!

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The heat is on for Chris Rock!

Celebs and entertainers from around the industry are putting pressure on him NOT to host the Oscars in February due to a lack of non-white nominees in major acting categories!

This all comes after actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced she was going to boycott the Academy Awards, joining filmmaker Spike Lee who earlier made HIS decision not to support the Academy in any way!

Related: Keep Up With All The Oscar News HERE!

Rock himself took a shot at the award show over the weekend, but joking about it isn't enough for some.

Rapper 50 Cent is now specifically calling on Rock to step away from the ceremony!

In an Instagram post on Tuesday morning, the Get Rich Or Die Tryin' rapper — who has come under his own heavy IG controversy recently — calls out the comedian (below):

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Jada Pinkett Smith WILL Boycott The Oscars This Year — Watch Her Passionate Video!

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Well, it's official!

Jada Pinkett Smith pondered over the weekend whether she should boycott the Oscars after #OscarsSoWhite started trending again, and now, she's stuck to her convictions and she's following through!

Related: Keep Up With All The Oscar News HERE!

The actress revealed on Monday that she, just like filmmaker Spike Lee, will NOT be watching or attending the Academy Awards when they take place on February 28.

Check out her Facebook video (below) explaining why she wouldn't be taking part in any Oscars-related events this year:

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