#OscarsSoWhite Hashtag Goes Viral, Academy Awards Boycott Launched

Acclaimed film director Spike Lee, activist movie maker Michael Moore, actor and rapper Snoop Dog, and actress Jada Pinkett-Smith have all declared their intention to boycott the 2016 Academy Awards. They are just three prominent names among a host of outraged Hollywood movers and shakers who are rallying behind the #OscarsSoWhite boycott campaign.

#OscarsSoWhite hashtag taking over social media. (Daserste.de)
#OscarsSoWhite hashtag taking over social media. (Source: Daserste.de)

The 88th Annual Academy Awards will be aired on ABC starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT on Sunday, February 28th. However, there will be quite a few Hollywood notables who won’t be showing up for the event due to what is being called the ‘whitewashing’ of the Oscars. The complaints have been going around for years that the Academy Awards lack diversity among nominees, but this year’s nominations have sparked an all-out, star-studded boycott. Just taking a look at the Oscars website homepage might be a good indication why.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan Want Pay Raise!

With the success of Fifty Shades of Grey movie at the box office, it looks like the stars of the movie, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, are looking to reap the rewards! The Fifty Shades of Grey stars are looking for some hefty pay raises for the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels and rightfully so!

Fifty Shades of Grey Stars want more money

To date, Fifty Shades of Grey has grossed over $500 million worldwide at the box office. For starring in the movie, Dakota and Jamie each made $250,000 (plus box office bonuses)! When they signed on, they signed three-picture deals and are looking to raise that pay to seven-figure deals.

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Johnny Depp Injured In Australia For Pirates of the Caribbean Filming

It looks like Johnny Depp was injured in Australia and he is headed back to the United States for surgery, but the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will not face any big production issues. The Johnny Depp injury happened to his hand and not while filming the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel.

Johnny Depp injured on Pirates of the Caribbean

According to The Wrap, a source said that Depp was not on set filming when the injury happened and the production of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will be “minimally impacted” by his injury and surgery. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to be released on July 7, 2017 and no change to that release date.

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Thor’s Chris Hemsworth Baby Names: What Did He Pick?

Thor: The Dark World star Chris Hemsworth have decided what he and wife Elsa Pataky are going to name their new twin baby boys. The couple welcomed their new sons last Tuesday and are overcome with “complete happiness” thanks to the new additions to their family.

Elsa Pataky, who also has a 2-year-old daughter named India with Hemsworth, announced the baby names for their new twins on Instagram.

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Gal Gadot Cast as Wonder Woman in Man of Steel Sequel [VIDEO]

The next Wonder Woman has been cast and the woman who will be taking on the iconic superheroine next will be Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot. Best known for her role as Gisele Harabo in The Fast and the Furious film franchise, Gadot will suit up as Wonder Woman in the sequel to 2013’s Superman remake, Man of Steel.

Gal Gadot - Source: Splash/AOL On Network
Gal Gadot – Source: SplashNews/AOL On Network

There is no doubt that Gal Gadot is gorgeous. After all, she won the 2004 Miss Israel competition and competed in the Miss Universe pageant. She’s also tough. At 20 years old, Gadot joined the Israeli Army and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a fitness trainer. But is she really the right woman to play Wonder Woman?

Other than her appearances in three of the Fast & Furious movies as Gisele, Gal Gadot does not really have a long history of experience as an actress. She popped up in 2010’s Date Night and Knight and Day, but we wouldn’t exactly call her a major leading lady.

If there is ever to be a standalone Wonder Woman film made in the future, we’re not sure Gadot has the chops to support a feature film as the lead protagonist. We’d hate to see her play Wonder Woman in the Batman versus Superman Man of Steel sequel and then have the role recast again for a hopeful future movie about the Amazon with the gold lasso of truth.

For now, we’ll give Gadot the benefit of the doubt and hope that she won’t just be featured as a whole lot of eye candy with little substance in the Man of Steel sequel. For us though, there just won’t ever be a Wonder Woman as awesome as Lynda Carter, no matter who steps into the red, white, and blue.

Ohio State Marching Band Movie Tribute Blows Our Mind [VIDEO]

If we believed in magic, we would swear the Ohio State Marching Band video performance was done by wizards. Honestly, it’s hard to even fathom HOW the OSU band managed the absolutely insane performance they give in this video. What kind of crazy logistics do you have to plan to pull off a moving pictorial of Superman saving a falling building or Harry Potter catching a Golden Snitch?

Ohio State Marching Band Superman
Ohio State Marching Band – Source: YouTube

Seriously, whoever put together this astounding Ohio State Marching Band movie tribute performance could give some major lessons to the Superbowl halftime entertainment coordinators. Heck, just hire these guys to give us a real show at the next Superbowl! We aren’t kidding. We’ve just never even seen anything like this before. Check it out below and let the jaw-dropping commence.

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The Hunger Games Catching Fire: Final Movie Trailer! [VIDEO]

We are in love with Jennifer Lawrence and all the crazy, awesome things she says and does. Thus, we love anything and everything to do with The Hunger Games. So, we could not resist bringing you the just released final The Hunger Games Catching Fire movie trailer. We love all the action in the latest preview but we really wish November 22 would get here already!

Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games Catching Fire
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen – Source: Lionsgate

The new Hunger Games Catching Fire trailer opens with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) aiming her bow at the sky from atop a tree while President Snow (Donald Sutherland) sayins in a voice-over, “Miss Everdeen, you fought very hard in the arena. But they were games. Would you like to be in a real war?”

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