(Photo) Spike Lee To Boycott The Oscars In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“#OscarsSoWhite… Again,” is the phrase Spike Lee used to open up his critical attack on the Academy. In a strategically planned Instagram rant, Lee revealed he will be joining other actors like Jada Pinkett Smith and boycotting this year’s Oscars. The awards have been under fire since early last week, when the nominations were revealed and proved that once again black actors and films have been overlooked. Read more below.

(Photo) LHHNY: Mendeecees Harris Releases A Statement Following Sentencing

Despite trying to turn his life around, following a troubled past of drug trafficking, Love and Hip Hop:NY star Mendeecees Harris was sentenced Tuesday, to eight years behind bars. Shortly after the news of his sentence was delivered, Mendeecees took to his Instagram to write a heartfelt statement to family, friends, and fans, asking them to use his life as an example to do better. Hit the jump for more.

President Obama Releases A Statement About Laquan McDonald

With the entire country on edge after the dash-cam video footage detailing the disturbing encounter between 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and officer Jason Van Dyke was released, President Obama released a statement to admit he was “deeply disturbed” after seeing the video, but thanked residents of Chicago remaining calm during this time. Read more below.

Halle Berry Files For Divorce From Olivier Martinez

It’s for real this time! Halle Berry has filed for divorce from her husband of two years Olivier Martinez. The reports come not too long after Halle was spotted not wearing her wedding ring. She claimed the ring was just lost, but now it seems like this divorce was a long time coming. According to TMZ reports a recent altercation Olivier Martinez had last week at LAX where he hit a man with a car seat sealed the deal for Berry. The couple’s argument about the incident and their “personality difference” was a total deal breaker. Sources claim that Halle filed papers first because, “They’re just very, very different people. He’s a very macho guy, and things just didn’t jive.” Click down below for the couple’s joint statement.

Momma Dee Found Not Guilty On Skipping Dinner Bill; Issues Statement

Over the weekend, Lil Scrappy’s mother, Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star Momma Dee, was arrested at a Milwaukee restaurant for allegedly dining and dashing on a $500 bill. She was later released after posting a $250 bail, and told TMZ that she’d been in the bathroom when the rest of her party left, and when she arrived back at the table, she was “bombarded” by restaurant managers and cops for skipping on the bill. At that point, she offered to pay for her portion but refused to pay for the others, and that’s when she was taken in. Today she appeared before a judge on the matter, and has reportedly been found not guilty. Momma Dee has since issued a statement – thanking fans and friends for sticking by her – including Scrappy’s one-time side piece, Shay Johnson. Interesting! Check out the post in the gallery.

Nia Guzman Is Fighting Just As Hard As Chris Brown; She Speaks Out Against Involvement In Criminal Activity

Just a few short months ago, Chris Brown was a regular ol’ R&B bad boy and then … BOOM … he became a father to a 9-month-old (at the time) overnight. Now, what is suppose to be a joyful time with baby Royalty, is full of court dates and social media slamming. After Guzman decided to ask the courts to order Brown to pay $15,000 in child support, the new daddy is coming into court with guns blazing. Brown is saying that Guzman doesn’t need a full $15K; why? CB is hoping to get joint custody of his daughter. His argument is simple; Guzman frequents the criminal circuit. Specifically, King Ba – the guy known as Royalty’s “other dad” – a man that is wanted for a serious bank scam. Guzman says if that’s all CB has, he’s going to loose. She opens up about the recent allegations of criminal activity. Find out more down bottom.

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