Kevin Hart, The Weeknd, Pharrell & More To Present At The Oscars

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Despite the calls to boycott the 88th Academy Awards because of the lack of diversity in the nominees, a diverse range of entertainers will make up the list of presenters that evening. Among them are Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Pharrell Williams and The Weeknd – who is nominated in the Best Original Song category for “Earned It.”

The show will be hosted by Chris Rock, and will live air on ABC on Sunday, February 28. Check out the full list of presenters below. Will you be tuning in?

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What Will Chris Rock Joke About During The Oscars; He Doesn’t Even Know

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There has been so much scrutiny surrounding the upcoming Oscars ceremony for its lack of diversity. For a balance act (most would assume), Black actor Chris Rock has been awarded the privilege as host. While Rock himself has been called out for taking on the challenge, he has not pulled out and has yet to devise a monologue strategy, says his publicist Leslie Sloane.

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(Video) Whoopi Goldberg And Russell Simmons Slam Oscar Boycott

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After several celebrities like Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee called for a boycott of this year’s Oscars due to a lack of diversity and others like Tyrese and 50 Cent put pressure on Chris Rock, who’s hosting the awards to step back, Whoopi Goldberg and Russell Simmons are speaking out.

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(Photos) Tyrese Suggests Chris Rock Forfeit His Position As Host Of The Oscars

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Jada Pinkett-Smith (with Aunt Viv adding her commentary), Spike Lee, and Snoop Dogg are among the many celebrities who feel that The Academy has continuously overlooked the Black community of actors and actresses when it comes down to the Oscars. This being the reason other celebrities, namely R&B singer Tyrese, are making attempts to stop Chris Rock from hosting the upcoming ceremony.

Tyrese has offered his opinion on Rock not making the show by asking him to “do the right thing.”

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(Video) Oscar’s Host Chris Rock Calls The Oscars “The White BET Awards”

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In a tweet of his Oscars promo video, Chris Rock called the highly criticized awards show “The White BET Awards.” Some may take this statement as him simply stating that this show is doing for caucasians exactly what the BET Awards does for African-Americans, while others have taken it as a shot at the Oscars.

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J. Cole, Chris Rock, Michael B. Jordan + More To Headline MLK Jr. Event In NYC

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Blackout for Human Rights will be hosting “MLK Now” on MLK day, a special event to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and explore how his message and vision continue to resonate in today’s racial, social and political landscape.

The event will feature some of MLK’s historic speeches, performed by notable names like Chris Rock, J. Cole, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson and many more. The event is happening Monday, January 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Riverside Church (South Hall) in NYC. It’s free for all, but you must register for tickets here.

This is such a great way to honor MLK’s legacy!

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(Video) Vince Staples Compares Michael Jordan To Donald Trump While Critiquing Previous GQ Men of the Year

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Man, this guy Vince Staples is consistently hilarious. The Cali rapper recently sat down with GQ magazine to critique previous GQ Man of The Year covers. Hit the jump to see all the outrageous comments he made.

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(Photo) Lenny Kravitz, Wale & More Celebrate With Alicia Keys For The 2015 KCA Black Ball

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Last night marked the 12th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball raising 3.8 Million Dollars! Celebrities and Stylist from all over the world met at Hammerstein Ball Room in New York for the Charity event to fight against Aids. Check out the Red Carpet picture as you’ll be surprised & happy to see faces of some of our favorites including Wale, Lenny Kravitz. Click KCA the Link at the bottom of the page to find out how you too can donate to end Aids.

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Take Two: Chris Rock Will Host The 2016 Academy Awards

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Chris Rock made history as the first black host of the Academy Awards back in 2005. The beloved comedian announced today he is returning for round two, and will be hosting this year’s telecast. He made the announcement via Twitter, stating “Look who’s back #Oscars”

The Academy producers and CEO praised Rock for his talent and credentials calling him and industry MVP. Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said, “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian — he’s done it all,” adding, “He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”

“Chris may be best known as a stand-up comic, but we think of him as a creative innovator in many other ways. He is unafraid in his artistry,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.

You can catch Chris Rock hosting the awards when it airs on February 28th.

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(Photo) Taylor Swift Is Thinking About Taking A Break After 1989 Tour

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Taylor Swift has been quite active this last year. The 1989 Tour has featured just about every other celebrity, model, rapper, you can think of. The love Taylor gets is undeniable from her peers. All the touring and all the partying has caught up to our sweet Swift and it may be time to take a break.

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