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23 Jan 2015

Rosie O’Donnell denies that Rosie Perez is leaving “The View”

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January 23, 2015 Category: Go With The-Flo Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rosie Perez

By Florence Anthony

For only the second time in nearly two decades, the 20 Academy Awards Acting nominations went to a group made up entirely of white actors and actresses. According to The Hollywood Reporter, among the notable snubs was David Oyelowo, who received praise for his turn as the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma. Many people also feel that director Ava Duvernay deserved a Best Director nod and Carmen Ejogo also should have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Coretta Scott King. Says The Rev. Al Sharpton: “The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for Best Picture, it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations.” Rev. Sharpton says he has called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards……..

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Speaking of Selma, the film will become the latest in a line of Oscar contenders such as last year’s  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and 2012’s Lincoln and Beasts of the Southern Wild that was shown in the White House. According to Variety, cast and crew from the film attended. A White House screening can add a certain prestige value to a movie, perhaps even elevating its attention in the eyes of the Academy voters, but the decision rests with President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama on whether to publicly reveal their film choices………

Rosie O’Donnell denies that Rosie Perez is leaving “The View,” which has become a sinking ship with low ratings this season. “No matter what you read anywhere, Rosie Perez is also coming back after she is done rehearsing her play,” the comedienne said on January 15th’s show about Perez’s role in Larry David’s Broadway production “Fish In The Dark.” Speculations began January 14 when Variety first reported that Perez  was exiting the show after only four months on the job. A View rep said: “Rosie Perez is currently in rehearsal for her Broadway play. Her status with the show has not changed………

Tongues are wagging that Snoop Dogg is officially a grandfather now. The rap king’s eldest son Cordell Broadus has welcomed his first child with Jessica Kyzer and Snoop’s first grandchild – into the world, a baby boy named Zion……..

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, “Where Wall Street, Main Street & Silicon Valley Emerge,” took place in New York City January 13-15. Some of the highlights included releasing research on the challenge Minority-Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) investment firms face, a keynote address by Los Angeles Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer during the Access to Capital Luncheon and panel discussions on the Business of Hip Hop – Examining Next Steps and Sports after the Cheering Stops: The Next Generation of Athlete Dealmakers………

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