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Oscar Nominee Charlotte Rampling #OscarsSoWhite Backlash 'Racist to Whites'

1/22/2016 7:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0122-charlotte-rampling-getty-01Charlotte Rampling is one of the 20 white people nominated for an acting award at this year's Oscars ... and she thinks people who have a problem with that are racist.  

Rampling -- who scored a Best Actress nom for her role in the movie "45 Years" -- told Radio 1 in France she finds the outrage over the absence of minorities to be "racist to whites."

In the interview, conducted in French, Rampling went on to say, "You never know if it was really the case, but perhaps the black players do not deserve to be in the final stretch." 

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Will Smith I'm With Jada ... No Oscars for Me!

1/21/2016 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0121-will-smith-tmz-02Will Smith will spend Oscar night with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and not at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. 

Will went on "Good Morning America" to talk about The Oscars, the lack of black nominees, and Jada's stance that black filmmakers should stop begging white Hollywood for acceptance.

As for why he won't be at the award show, he said it feels "uncomfortable to stand there and say that this is ok."

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Spike Lee has already said he's skipping the show and there have been calls from some African-American stars for Chris Rock to step down as host.

Ice Cube 'Maybe We Shoulda Put a Slave in Straight Outta Compton'

1/21/2016 7:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ice Cube thinks he knows what would've help him snag an Oscar nomination for best picture ... a slave.

Cube went on Angie Martinez's Power 105.1 show and blasted the Academy, saying he wasn't about to kiss their ass for affirmation of "Straight Outta Compton."

This one's gotta sting over at the Academy.

Tyrese to Chris Rock Walk Away Now ... Hosting Oscars Will Be a Disaster

1/19/2016 1:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tyrese is telling Chris Rock to bail out on his Oscars hosting gig because it's a no-win situation for the comedian.  

Tyrese put the pressure on Chris, saying ... "There is no joke you can crack to ever change the way we all feel." 50 Cent similarly encouraged him to quit.

Chris is in a tough spot -- enough people, including Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee and Snoop Dogg ... have blasted the Academy's lack of diversity. So, it's obvious he'll have to address the matter during the Oscars broadcast.

But Tyrese's point -- this is one situation where Rock's comedic skills won't be appropriate. So far, Rock's standing firm.

Snoop Dogg Irate Over Oscar Snub 'F*** the Oscars'

1/19/2016 6:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Snoop Dogg went off on the Oscars ... not just calling for a boycott, but saying it's a personal affront to all African Americans.

We didn't censor the video because it would have ruined the impact.

Point made.

Magic Johnson Oscars Screwed Black People ... Will, Idris, Sam

1/15/2016 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0115_magic-johnson_oscars_tmzMagic Johnson says he won't sit quietly while the Oscars run a snow job on black people -- claiming there were a BUNCH of black actors who deserved nominations ... including Will Smith.  

The NBA legend went to Twitter and wrote ... "[Cookie] and I are avid movie goers and we are disappointed by the lack of diversity with the Oscar nominations."

"Saw Leo/TheRevenant and Matt/TheMartian both spectacular & deserve noms, but you can’t ignore Will/Concussion and Idris/BONN."

"And we can’t forget about Michael B Jordan & Ryan Coogler w/ Creed, Sam Jackson in The Hateful 8, all deserved to be nominated."

Of course, there were NO black actors nominated in the best lead or best supporting actor & actress categories ... and the top movies all featured white people.  

'Straight Outta Compton' Shut Out of Oscars Except for 2 White People

1/14/2016 6:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


In a stunning move, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences turned thumbs down to "Straight Outta Compton" -- the only nom it got were the screenwriters -- a white guy and a white woman.

It's amazing ... not only did the movie get overlooked for best pic, only 8 movies were nominated and there could have been 10, but clearly they didn't think the biopic passed muster. 

The Academy was under a microscope for this one ... a lot of people thought this would clearly show if they were bias against black movies.

Others have beef ... 'Stars Wars' didn't get nominated for best pic, nor did J.J. Abrams for best director.

Katy Perry I'm the New Snooki ... Brings Back the Bumpit!!

1/12/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0111_katy_perry_golden_globes_eKaty Perry managed to make Snooki relevant at the Golden Globes by rocking Snook's fave hair accessory on the red carpet ... and admitting it! 

Perry sent the Internet into a nostalgia frenzy Sunday night when she copped to using a Bumpit, as seen on TV. Bumpit's inventor Kelly Fitzpatrick Bennett tells us Katy's 'do generated such insane interest, the company is making moves to get Bumpit back on shelves for the first time in 3 years!

Bennett wants to thank Perry by offering her a lifetime supply and making her the new face/hair of the product. She says she'll even rename it "Katy's Bumpits." 

Cha-ching, Katy. Cha-ching!

Ricky Gervais Things Are Cool Between Me and Mel

1/11/2016 11:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ricky Gervais has a strong hunch he and Mel Gibson are cool after Sunday night's Golden Globes.

Gervais was out and about Monday morning and told a photog .. the "Lethal Weapon" star knew what he was getting into by agreeing to appear on the show. 

Mel did not seem bent out of shape after the ceremony ... he hit the town with his hot, 24-year-old GF.

Sam Smith My Golden Globe Gives Me Great Pleasure

1/11/2016 9:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0111-sam-smith-splashSam Smith got to the nub of the matter when he celebrated his Golden Globe win.

Sam tasted sweet victory at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before leaving for an after-party at the Chateau Marmont on the Sunset Strip.

Now we know ... it's way better than a door stop.

David Bowie Dance Party Salute ... Post Golden Globes

1/11/2016 9:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A ton of Hollywood celebs gave David Bowie the perfect salute after the Golden Globes -- a full-on dance party to the icon's biggest hits.

The impromptu tribute went down at HBO's after-party Sunday night. Jon Hamm, Harrison Ford, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill and even Mel Gibson stopped by for the party at the Beverly Hilton.

We're told when news of Bowie's passing broke, the DJ started spinning Bowie's hits late into the night, and you can see ... the crowd LOVED it.


Katy Perry Orlando Bloom Is a ... Really Close Talker

1/11/2016 7:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0111-katy-perry-orlando-bloom-getty-01Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry had a hot night ... of conversation after the Golden Globes.

They seemed to be getting very cozy at the Weinstein Company and Netflix after-party.

But since Katy and her bf just did a duet of "Natural Woman" -- less than 2 weeks ago -- we're sure Orlando was just chatting about his fave John Mayer tunes ... and NOT her enormous boobs.


Cuba Gooding, Jr. Fun Drunk After Golden Globes ... 'I LOVE Black People!'

1/11/2016 6:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Cuba Gooding Jr. had a goood time after the Golden Globes -- partying, shadow boxing, razzing Uber drivers and cutting Sylvester Stallone a break for forgetting to thank black people.

We got Cuba leaving the post-Globes bash at the Sunset Marquis, and he was wound up and ready to go! You've gotta see this celebration ... we know he's playing O.J. Simpson in the upcoming 'American Crime Story' -- but looks like he wants to play Sugar Ray Leonard after that.

Cuba even offered an explanation for Sly forgetting to shout out Michael B. Jordan and "Creed" director Ryan Coogler during his Globes speech.

Watch, it's just fun ... especially the parting shot as his Uber sped off.


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