Tag: Hollywood

Viola Davis Slams Hollywood's Lack of Diversity

By Sheryl Estrada Actress Viola Davis’ acceptance speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25 showed both heartwarming appreciation for her family, and also the bluntness of her character Annalise Keating. After winning the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her…

Biracial Actress Rashida Jones Asked About Her 'Tan'

By Albert Lin Rashida Jones is Hollywood royalty of sorts, the daughter of legendary music producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton. She’s been in the industry for nearly 20 years, scoring recurring/regular roles in several popular TV shows, most recently Parks and Recreation. Yet Danielle Demski, one of the…

The Part of Hollywood That Gets It

By Chris Hoenig The face of Hollywood is changing: Movies are casting increasingly diverse characters, the Oscars are rewarding their work and Vanity Fair included a record number of Blacks on the cover of its Hollywood Issue this year (six out of the 12 actors and actresses). But there’s one…

VIDEO: Actor Jonah Hill Apologizes for Anti-Gay Slur

By Chris Hoenig Actor Jonah Hill took time from promoting his newest movie to apologize for using an anti-gay slur in an attack against a paparazzo. The Wolf of Wall Street star was caught on camera over the weekend responding to a photographer who mocked his outfit by telling him…

Diversity Wins at the Oscars

By Julissa Catalan Diversity wins at the box office. And now, Hollywood’s growing diversity has been rewarded at the Academy Awards. Winners at Sunday night’s 86th Academy Awards appeared to know they were in the process of making history, and they also seemed to know these wins were bigger than…

Study: Movies, TV Shows With Diverse Casts Perform Better

By Albert Lin Blacks, Latinos, Asians and women are woefully underrepresented in Hollywood films and TV shows. That comes as no surprise. But a comprehensive study from the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA suggests that movies and shows with diverse casts actually earn more at…

Hollywood's Changing Face

By Albert Lin Is the face of Hollywood changing An annual benchmark of star power, Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue, suggests that it may be. Of the 12 people on the foldout cover, six are Blackthe most nonwhite representation the special issue has had in its 20 years. The previous record…

Did Vanity Fair Lighten Lupita Nyong'o's Skin

By Chris Hoenig Lupita Nyong’o is the new Hollywood “It” girl. Her work in 12 Years a Slave, which won the Golden Globe for Best Drama and is a Best Picture nominee at the Oscars, has earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations herself. She has won awards from…