The Oscars

Common and John Legend won an Oscar for their song “Glory” last night. Listen to the audio player to hear Common’s inspiring speech, and what their win means for hip-hop in this edition of the Hip-Hop Spot and you be the judge!  Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Click here for more in hip-hop news and listen to “The […]

Octavia Spencer doesn’t have a problem landing the roles she wants, but that wasn’t always the case. The “Get On Up” actress tells”The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” things changed after she won an Oscar for her role in the “The Help.” Listen to the audio player to hear about the perks, and how she was about […]

People could not stop talking about how well Drake did hosting the 2014 ESPYS. It makes sense. Drake isn’t just a rapper/singer. He was once an actor on the hit show “Degrassi,” so he knows what he’s doing when it comes to entertaining. Headkrack seems to think his multi-talent will land him an even bigger gig […]

NEW YORK — With four months to go until the Academy Awards, Eddie Murphy is already feeling the pressure about hosting the ceremony. At the premiere of his new comedy film “Tower Heist” he said he’s “excited” about the job but “hoping not to drop the ball.” Eddie Murphy’s 10 Funniest Moments It’s Official! Eddie […]

After rumors that Eddie Murphy was in talks to host the 2012 Academy Awards emerged last weekend, industry insiders have confirmed that he will be taking on hosting duties for the Oscars. The last time Murphy hosted an awards show was the 1985 Video Music Awards show, when his raunchy “Delirious” persona was drastically different […]

LOS ANGELES — Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy is in talks to host the 2012 Academy Awards Show. Murphy was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for “Dreamgirls” and had previously hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 1985. The Oscars will be produced by Brett Rattner who directed “Rush Hour” and “X-Men: Last Stand,”  […]

While Hollywood doesn’t seem interested in balancing the lack of Black representation on the big screen, the Academy is happy to have us host the awards show. According to, Eddie Murphy is confirmed to host the 84th Academy Awards in February of 2012. The Oscars will be the first time Murphy has taken the […]

LOS ANGELES — Film Director Spike Lee was recently interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter and criticized both Hollywood actors and The Oscars. “In 1989, ‘Do the Right Thing’ was not even nominated,” he said. “What film won best picture in 1989? ‘Driving Miss Mother F*cking Daisy!’ That’s why [Oscars] don’t matter. Because 20 years later, […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Kodak Theater 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA When: March 5, 2006 What: The Memphis rap group earned an Oscar for Best Original Song for their contribution to the Hustle & Flow movie soundtrack. The film starred Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, who performed the Three […]

Nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards were announced today with few surprises. The Social Network earned enough “likes” for several nominations, but it looks like The King’s Speech is the big winner this year, with 12 nods for just about everything from directing to screenplay. And though ‘Black Swan’ was removed from the race […]