Raven-Symone is NOT HIRING anyone BLACK with a ethnic sounding name

At this point is she just trolling or she actually feels this way? I say its both and its high time we stop getting upset at what she says. She obviously has a white washed world view and no matter how up in arms we get that is not changing.

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ wins eight Oscars, including best picture

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via IHT

LOS ANGELES: “Slumdog Milllionare” swept the Academy Awards with eight prizes, including for best picture, capping an unlikely trajectory for a movie about a young man’s rise from the slums of Mumbai to television¬†stardom.

Heath Ledger posthumously won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in “The Dark Night” and Pen√©lope Cruz won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her portrayal of the fiery ex-wife of an amorous artist in “Vicky Cristina¬†Barcelona.”

“Has anybody ever fainted here?” Cruz said in accepting the award. She then dedicated the award to her parents, and told how as a child she watched the Oscars, calling her art “the world’s universal language.” And then in Spanish, she thanked the people of Spain, saying she shared the award with her¬†homeland.

Ledger’s family was on hand to accept the award, with his father, Kim, and other family members addressing the ceremony. Ledger died in his Manhattan apartment on Jan. 22, from what was ruled an accidental drug¬†overdose.

Overall, Sunday evening’s Oscar show was something of a struggle between the ambitions of a producing team ‚ÄĒ headed by the veteran film producer Laurence Mark and the filmmaker Bill Condon ‚ÄĒ that aimed for an evening full of surprises and the apparent determination of 5,810 voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bestow honors largely where they were expected to¬†go.

A much-discussed new format for the show found Hugh Jackman, the evening’s host, performing a comical tribute in song to the five best picture nominees as the event began at 5:30 p.m. in the Kodak Theater here. He then wandered into the audience to tease the nominees, telling Mickey Rourke that “If you win, we do a 20-minute¬†delay.” Continue reading