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Comedian Jimmy Kimmel delivers his opening monologue at the Oscars -- which was full of jokes about Harvey Weinstein

Oscars Rip President Donald Trump Six Times 

The Oscars crew criticized President Donald Trump and his administration, but only six times. That was a change from last year’s Oscars, where Hollywood ripped the Trump administration 15 times

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Obama Invites Rapper to White House, Despite Indictment for Violence

President Barack Obama invited several entertainers to the White House for a “youth empowerment” program — including rapper Rick Ross, who was just indicted for assaulting and kidnapping two workers he caught throwing a party at his 235-acre Fayetteville, Georgia home.

THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

NBC’s ‘The Wiz’ Called ‘Racist’ for Having All-Black Cast

NBC’s The Wiz Live! was a massive success for the network Thursday night, drawing an estimated 11.5 million viewers for the special live broadcast of the 1974 Tony-winning musical — however, some social media users, apparently unaware of the musical’s history, called the show racist for its use of an all-black cast.

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SNL Spoofs Common’s Race Rhetoric

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” did a mock version of singer Common’s rhetoric regarding race and racism. In the sketch, a mock version of “Hollywood Game Night,” Common, as one of the contestants, uses his introduction to say “I play tonight

Common Legend Acceptance

Watch: Common/John Legend Acceptance Speech

Hip Hop star Common and R&B singer John Legend accepted the Oscar for Best Original Song at Sunday night’s Academy Awards for their song Glory from the film Selma. Common began by thanking God before relating how lucky he was

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President Obama to Screen ‘Selma’ at White House Friday

Although Ava Duvernay’s civil rights era drama Selma garnered only two Oscar nominations Thursday, President Obama has deemed the film worthy of showing, and will screen it Friday night at the White House for a special event.