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LaPlace cook brings French influences, 'a lot of flavor' to 'All-Star Academy

LaPlace cook brings French influences, 'a lot of flavor' to 'All-Star Academy
“I love the Food Network, all the chefs on the Food Network, and when I found out what type of show this was it was literally two days before the casting call,” Clement recalls. Those New Orleans auditions were taking place “150 feet from the front …
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COLUMN: All-white Academy nominees reveal bigger industry problem

COLUMN: All-white Academy nominees reveal bigger industry problem
For the second year in a row, the four main acting categories (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress) contained all white actors. This year's nominations … In 2014, a Los Angeles Times survey of the over 6,028 …
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The Academy Is Scared Of #OscarsSoWhite Backlash — Here's What They Could Do

The Academy Is Scared Of #OscarsSoWhite Backlash — Here's What They Could Do
Open up more casting calls to include people of color, and create roles for them that aren't focused on their race. “It's a huge thing that 'Star Wars' is breaking all of the records right now, and one of the leads is a woman and the other is a black …
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Listen Up, Academy Members: Here's What The Oscar Nominations Should Look Like

Listen Up, Academy Members: Here's What The Oscar Nominations Should Look Like
It initially seemed strange to me that "The Force Awakens" was competing in this category, but then I saw the genius of it: If you think about it as an adaptation of "A New Hope," it's a near-perfect script. Matt: Drew Goddard … Lee understands how …
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