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Laverne Cox Reacts To #OscarsSoWhite: 'The Systems Must Change If We Want To Really Effect Cultural Change'

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Bravo, Laverne Cox!

The Orange Is The New Black actress spoke to reporters at a pre-award show gala for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Friday night, and was very open about trans actors and actors of color on television today!

Related: Laverne Looks AMAZING In White!

Talking at the pre-event for nominees, Cox said of being on television today:

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Bristol Palin Slams #OscarsSoWhite, Says 'Jada Pinkett Smith Started It Because Her Husband Wasn't Getting Nominated'

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Shots fired, Bristol Palin!

We already know the young momma is NOT a fan of Tina Fey, and now Bristol is getting in on the game criticizing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy — and her response is exactly as tacky as you think!

Related: Dakota Meyer Must Prove He's Bristol's Baby Daddy!

Apparently, Bristol was blogging while angry this week, because she tried to take down Jada Pinkett Smith and the Oscars' diversity controversy in a ridiculous way that only a Palin could do.

She wrote:

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POLL: Chris Rock's Rep Says He Is NOT Rewriting Oscars To Focus On The Controversy — Do YOU Think He Should Joke About #OscarsSoWhite??

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Well this is confusing…

After the producer of the Oscars himself said he couldn't wait to see Chris Rock's re-written material about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy for the Academy Awards in February, it now turns out… that's not happening?!

Related: Charlotte Rampling's #OscarsSoWhite Take Is AWFUL!

The comedian's publicist Leslie Sloane said on Monday afternoon to The Hollywood Reporter that Rock has NOT made any changes or decisions about his show to reflect the race controversy:

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Lena Dunham & Gabrielle Union React To The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy — And Get Real About The Diversity Problems In Hollywood!

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More high-profile people are speaking out about diversity in Hollywood — and it's about time!

Both Lena Dunham and Gabrielle Union opened up about how to combat problems like the Oscars' recent controversy, during interviews with reporters this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

Related: This Take On #OscarsSoWhite Is AWFUL!

The Girls creator opened things up by being very candid about how studios ought to take a look at diverse voices and talent in El Lay:

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Spike Lee Still Won't Be Attending The Oscars Despite Proposed Changes — But Don Cheadle Is Looking Forward To Chris Rock 'Taking Everyone To Task'

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The one-man boycott is still on for Spike Lee!

The Chiraq filmmaker was adamant that he would NOT be attending the Oscars in February, amid the award show's ongoing racial diversity problems.

Related: This Take On #OscarsSoWhite Is AWFUL!

Of course, Lee had previously indicated he was going to skip the Academy Awards — and even now that the Academy has made massive changes to their membership in a bid to diversify, that's not enough for the famed filmmaker.

Speaking to reporters over the weekend, Lee said:

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Chris Rock Is Writing A Whole New Oscars Script In Response To The Controversy! Find Out What The Academy Thinks Of The New Material!

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Even if it weren't the freakin' Oscars, this would now absolutely be must-see TV!

Chris Rock is NOT going to step down from hosting the controversial ceremony despite pressure from some celebs, according to the show's producer.

But he is going to change quite a bit of his material and routine to reflect the #OscarsSoWhite controversy!

Related: John Legend Has A Smart Take On #OscarsSoWhite!

Reginald Hudlin, the producer of the Academy Awards, revealed on Saturday night that the 50-year-old comedian is doing a complete overhaul of his bits, saying:

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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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