Jada Pinkett Smith

Facing Continued Criticism, Film Academy Looks to Increase Diversity

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Awards season has become about something altogether separate from gold statues this year: the general lack of diversity in Hollywood, as well as the complete absence of people of color from the best acting categories of the Academy Awards.  Talk of all this started with the announcement of this year’s nominees, and it’s only intensified since, gaining steam with every new actor who boycotts the ceremony. (Jada Pinkett Smith’s husband, Will, has since joined her in her boycott, saying that “Diversity is America’s super power.”) After years of this recurring controversy, the Film Academy seems to finally be addressing it as a problem that demands fixing. 
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Stop Flipping Out About Willow Smith

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Yesterday the Internet had a shit-fit over the precocious object of our hair-whipping fascination, Willow Smith, posing on a bed with a shirtless man seven years her senior. But wait, because it sounds worse than it is. The photo is pretty tame, particularly when you stop for a second to acknowledge that a) a certain type of SoCal dude lives his life shirtless and just chilling on a bed, and b) a perfect example of that type of dude, if there ever was one, is 20-year-old former Hannah Montana actor Moises Arias.
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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Supernatural’ Spin-off Cast, VH1 Gets Naked

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The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, Jada Pinkett Smith heads to Gotham, CSI discovers the internet, and VH1 gets naked. 
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