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Box Office: Christian Film Set to Outperform Gay Rom-Com While ‘Wrinkle’ and J-Law Collapse

Proving once again that there is plenty of room at the multiplex to appeal to Americans of all stripes, both a gay romantic comedy and a Christian film are earning big time at the box office, while A Wrinkle in Time, which had its Christian themes removed by Disney (of all places), completed its box office collapse. In its third weekend, Red Sparrow is already doornail dead.

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Celebrities Crash Alabama Senate Race to Support Democrat Doug Jones

Hollywood stars are storming social media and urging their fans to turn out and vote for Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. Politically-engaged celebrities, many of them using the hashtag #RightSideOfHistory, launched a last minute campaign to stop Judge Roy Moore’s bid for the U.S. Senate.

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Hollywood Loves Climate Change Taxes; Public, Not So Much

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up at a CAA Foundation event this week to praise California’s Climate Change taxes that the public hates.

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Oscars: Ava DuVernay Lauds Mideast Christian Stronghold Lebanon as ‘Majority Muslim’

Director Ava DuVernay celebrated her decision to wear a gown to the 2017 Oscars by a designer from Lebanon, which she proudly described as predominantly Muslim country. Lebanon was founded as a Christian “sanctuary” state in the Middle East, and its religious makeup is so controversial the nation has not held a census since 1932.

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Helen Mirren for Hillary: ‘Time for the Best Role Model in the White House’

British actress Helen Mirren made her U.S. presidential preference clear while accepting honors at this year’s Variety Power of Women event in Hollywood on Friday, telling attendees that the country will see a “real-life example” of workplace gender equality in November when voters head to the polls to elect Hillary Clinton president.

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‘Selma’ Director Hopes to ‘Dismantle’ Public Perception of Black Lives Matter

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and movie director Ava DuVernay shared their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, telling the outlet that the movement is more than a “slogan and the hashtag and the protest” and that “inclusion” is a better barometer for racial progress in the entertainment industry than the often-used term “diversity.”

Black Celebrities to Host #JusticeForFlint Event to Rival Oscars

Black Celebrities to Host #JusticeForFlint Event to Rival Oscars

Hollywood A-list directors Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler and other black entertainers like singer Janelle Monae and comedian Hannibal Burress, among others, will host a #JUSTICEFORFLINT event during the broadcast of the 88th Academy Awards.

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‘DuVernay Test’ Proposed to Measure Diversity in Movies

New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis has coined the name of a new test that might measure the quality of diversity in a film — the DuVernay Test, a kind-of race-based variant of the Bechdel Test, which measures gender equality in film.

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Al Sharpton, Ava DuVernay React to Academy Diversity Purge

After the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced a series of new measures to increase diversity Friday, including the purging of old members, Rev. Al Sharpton and Selma director were among those weighing in on Twitter.

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#OscarsSoWhite, Round 2?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) could see a resurgence of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy it endured last year if the organization does not nominate any people of color for acting honors at this year’s Academy Awards, a possibility seen as increasingly likely by many Hollywood awards insiders.

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Report: ‘Selma’ Cast Teaming Up to Dramatize Hurricane Katrina

It’s been almost ten years since Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast of the United States and to commemorate the event, Selma director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo are reportedly teaming up to dramatize the historic storm. DuVernay, who