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Spike lee Gives Ava DuVernay Advice on Oscar Snub: ‘F**k ’em’

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ava duvernay, spike lee,*Last Thursday the 2015 Academy Award nominations were announced and the Oscars quickly drew criticism for pretty much shutting out people of color.

Black Twitter created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite while blasting the Academy Awards for not nominating anyone of color — specifically the obvious “Selma.”

Nevertheless, Spike Lee has some words of advice about director Ava Duvernay and lead actor David Oyelowo‘s snubs, according to the Daily Beast.

“That doesn’t diminish the film,” Lee said beforec comparing the relevance of the 1990 Oscar Award-winning film, “Driving Miss Daisy and his 1990 Oscar-nominated motion picture, “Do The Right Thing.”

“Nobody’s talking about motherf*ckin’ ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ That film is not being taught in film schools all across the world like ‘Do the Right Thing’ is,” he added.

He continued with, “nobody’s discussing Driving Miss Motherf*ckin’ Daisy. So if I saw Ava today I’d say, ‘You know what? F*ck ’em. You made a very good film, so feel good about that and start working on the next one.”

Lee is behind some of the most critically-acclaimed and significant films of the last 25-plus years, but he has yet to receive an Oscar nomination for his work.

“Anyone who thinks this year was gonna be like last year is retarded,” he said. “There were a lot of black folks up there with 12 Years a Slave, Steve [McQueen], Lupita [Nyong’o], Pharrell. It’s in cycles of every 10 years. Once every 10 years or so I get calls from journalists about how people are finally accepting black films.”

Read more of the interview  at the Daily Beast.

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  1. Peaches

    January 20, 2015 at 6:51 am

    SPIKE LEE MY THOUGHTS ARE THE EXACTLY THE SAME FUCK THEM! AVA DUVERNAY SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST DIRECTOR AND DAVID OYELOWO ACTING SKILLS WERE OUTSTANDING AS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAVID SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR. LOVE THE SONG COMMON AND JOHN LEGEND WROTE, MAYBE IT WILL GET BEST SONG AT THE OSCAR’S THEY HAVE TWO AWARDS FOR THEIR SONG ALREADY GOLDEN GLOBE’S AND CRITICS CHOICE AWARD I SEEN BLACK ACTORS MAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE SAG AWARDS WINNING THEN GET TO THE OSCAR’S AND LOSE TOO WHO MERYL STREEP! I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THE OSCAR’S# FUCK THEM!

  2. Nicky Jackson

    January 20, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Ms. DuVernay’s work speaks for itself. It is so worthy of Oscar it isn’t funny. But in the hearts of many, she’s already won for best director, and best picture! Statue’s be damned…

    Like Spike said, start working on your next masterpiece. Ms. DuVernay’s talent is unlimited!

    Pay no attention to those creeps behind the curtain…

  3. kay

    January 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Disgusting language. He should know how to string together a sentence without sounding like he lives in a gutter. I can’t even take him seriously.

  4. Dapperdon

    February 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Exactly why a lot of people, myself included, can’t stand the likes of Spike Lee, the movies he gets involved in or his racist/bigoted agenda. His message and his motivations are clear because he’s a racist/bigot. He doesn’t care about the quality of the performance by a fellow actress or actor, he just cares about whether they’re black and the quantity of blacks involved in a performance on screen or on TV. The arts isn’t about color, it’s about art and talent. 90% of actors and actresses are out of work at any given time in the industry 365 days a year……..that’s blacks, whites, latino’s etc. Racists like Spike Lee don’t tell you that though. And Spike Lee and Oprah Winfrey don’t tell you how they’ll hire a black actor or actress over a white one do they. So, reverse discrimination is ok for them….correct Spike? They spew out how it’s about how “whitey” got the better deal or nomination. Progress will never be made with an attitude like that. Quite frankly, Selma was a good film but not a great film. It’s an old story that could be told one way…… truthfully and in this case, truthfully was a little boring. As far as a best actor nomination…… compared to the others nominated, no way he should have been on the list. And that performance didn’t even come close to anything Denzel or Morgan has ever done even on screen on their worst acting day. Put more movies on the screen like 12 Years A Slave, Shawshank Redemption and the like, and if nominations don’t happen, then you’ll have something to complain about. Until that happens, hey Spike…..STF UP!

  5. Nicky Jackson

    February 23, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Viva Spike Lee! Viva Ava DuVernay!

    Keep telling it like it is. And for those of you who can’t handle the truth… Too damn bad! 🙂

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Lakers Re-sign LeBron James and Anthony Davis / VIDEO

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*Los Angeles Lakers fans are too thrilled these days because the chances of winning another championship in 2021 just got better. If you haven’t heard, the team announced on Thursday that they have officially re-signed both LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

First up was James’ deal.  He inked a two-year, $85 million contract through the 2022-23 season on Wednesday. The extension will take him into his age 39/40 season, but because he’s LeBron James his age doesn’t matter. He’s still performing at an extremely high level.

“LeBron James is a transcendent basketball player and human being,” said vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka in a press release. “LeBron put his trust in the Lakers in 2018, and now this contract extension paves the way for LeBron to further solidify his legacy as an all-time Lakers great. We could not be more honored by this commitment.”

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Now, let’s talk about AD, Anthony Davis. He was a free agent this off-season, but he signed his new deal with the Lakers only hours after James on Thursday morning, opting for a five-year contract worth up to $190 million. Many thought the 27-year-old would sign for two years with a player option for the third season, as that would have given him the most flexibility possible and allowed him to re-enter the market for his next deal having just met the criteria (10 years of service) to earn up to 35 per cent of the cap, reports Sportsnet.

“In the Orlando bubble, Anthony Davis proved he is one of the game’s most complete and dominant two-way players,” Pelinka said of the big man. “Now, Lakers fans get to watch AD continue to grow and lead our franchise for years to come. This is truly a blessed moment for Lakers Nation.”

With these deals done, it appears that both players expect to play a good deal (or most) of their respective careers with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Lynn Whitfield’s Sewing Lessons Have Paid Off – Check Out Her First Creation [Pics/Video]

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*”Greenleaf” actress Lynn Whitfield took to Instagram to show off her newfound sewing skills and her first design. In the video, she says she feels like a kid in a candy store with all the possibilities.

Here’s how she captioned the video:

“I made this skirt In this time of staying in, I’ve been feeling a passion to make things as I see them… as I imagine them… as I design them to be. Maybe in some intimate way, I can shape what my world would look like, feel like, even in the simple exercise of making a holiday skirt.

“In part it’s nostalgic… The women in my family were always preparing for some event, big or small, and they loved it… Mardi Gras, Easter, Christmas… It didn’t need to be expensive but it always had to be beautiful. The women in my family love a good skirt!

“Making my holiday skirt… this felt like something new for me to explore… a hands-on expression of myself through fashion. It was grounding to imagine and design something as I saw it. And I love it… #xoLynnWhitfield”

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Kenya Moore’s Date with Kanye West That Went Left: ‘That Was A Disaster!’ / VIDEO

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*If you missed it, earlier this week Kenya Moore was on the “Wendy Williams Show” in the “Hot Seat” Where she revealed an interesting story about what went down after a date with Kanye West.

“I did go out with Kanye once,” Moore told Wendy. “That was a disaster.”

If you’re thinking, “What kind of disaster?” … you’re not alone. She explained that after the date, they went to West’s home, which is when things got well … interesting.

“Somehow we ended up going to his house and there were some very explicit things on TV,” she added. “I was lost. He left me alone wandering around his house and then when I followed the noises, he was watching something on TV that he probably shouldn’t have been.”

Apparently, that was all Miss Kenya needed to see ’cause she said it was time to go ghost.

“So that was my exit,” Moore recalled. “As much as I love him, that was just the craziest thing.”

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Wendy’s show is not the only place she’s shared her experience with the rapper. Check out what the “RHOA” star told Access Hollywood in 2013.

“He was really sweet when I met him. He seemed very humble. I thought he was a great guy. It was just friendly, ‘Hey, I want you to hear some music.’ It was all above board. I’m very happy that he’s found love and that (he) and Kim [Kardashian] are having a good relationship.”

Kanye’s actions towards Kenya do seem strange given her attractiveness. So you have to ask what would make him basically end the date without telling her and go watch porn … by himself with her in another room. Is it just him? Hmmm …

In any event, if you’ve followed Kanye West you know he’s admitted to dealing with porn addiction in the past, so hearing of this incident is not all that surprising.

Meanwhile, the rapper, who recently received a Gospel Grammy nomination, has not responded to Moore’s recollection of their date.

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