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You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color

4 July 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

An Oscar-winning actress is an exceptional artist no matter what shade, race or ethnicity she represents. For the sake of this written piece we will concentrate on those actresses of color whose achievement in cinema (and ultimate success of capturing the golden statuette) has made them revered commodities in the motion picture industry.

For some of these minority Oscar-winning actresses being spotlighted they have either excelled at their craft early in their careers or may have enjoyed limited success in the aftermath of their glory. Whatever the case it remains certain that these feminine recipients of Academy Award distinction left a legacy on the big screen in a capacity that cannot be taken away or dismissed.

The You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color are (in alphabetical order according to film titles):

1.) Mercedes Ruehl  as Anne Napolitano from The Fisher King (1991)

Won the Academy Award for »

- Frank Ochieng

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'West Side Story' Reunion: Rita Moreno, George Chakiris Relive Emotional Oscars (Video)

25 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

For West Side Story star Rita Moreno, the 1962 Oscars were a very different experience than for co-star George Chakiris. See the list here: Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films  Chakiris won his best supporting actor statue early, while Moreno had to wait — and worry. “By the time my category came up, it was very late. I had to wait a long time. At that point, West Side Story had swept the awards, and I thought, ‘My Puerto Rican luck; I’ll be the only one who doesn’t get an award.’” When she finally won best supporting actress, she gave

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'Jersey Boys' stars marvel at Clint Eastwood's advice and their chance at big screen stardom

17 June 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York - It goes without saying that Broadway actors are rarely able to reprise their roles in the movie versions of stage musicals they've starred in.  For every Anthony Rapp in "Rent," Rita Moreno in "West Side Story" or Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in "The Producers" there are countless other films that didn't even consider actors who played the same role on the stage.  Usually it's just too risky for Hollywood execs to fund a musical without some old fashioned movie starpower on board (it's still considered a risky proposition).   Don't tell that to Clint Eastwood, however. The Academy Award-winning director of "Million Dollar Baby" and "Unforgiven" did the unthinkable with his movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning smash "Jersey Boys": he cast actors who'd previously played their roles in the stage musical in the movie. Well, three out of the four leads, at least.  "Jersey" features John Lloyd Young, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Lee Chamberlin, The Electric Company Star, Dies at 76

4 June 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lee Chamberlin, an original cast member of the 1970s' PBS children's show The Electric Company, and who then went on to a decades-long acting career on stage and screen, died Monday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, of metastatic cancer, The New York Times reports. She was 76. The actress, who was living in Paris, had been visiting her son Matthew at the time of her death. Chamberlin - who starred on The Electric Company alongside Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno and then-newcomer Morgan Freeman - played the character Vi, who owned a diner and sang duets with Freeman. She left after two »

- Andrea Billups

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Lee Chamberlin, The Electric Company Star, Dies at 76

4 June 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lee Chamberlin, an original cast member of the 1970s' PBS children's show The Electric Company, and who then went on to a decades-long acting career on stage and screen, died Monday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, of metastatic cancer, The New York Times reports. She was 76. The actress, who was living in Paris, had been visiting her son Matthew at the time of her death. Chamberlin - who starred on The Electric Company alongside Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno and then-newcomer Morgan Freeman - played the character Vi, who owned a diner and sang duets with Freeman. She left after two »

- Andrea Billups

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The Definitive Movie Musicals: 10-1

25 May 2014 9:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The end is here – if someone asked you what the most important movie musical of all time was, it would come from this portion of the list. Obviously, it’s all subjective, but it’s difficult to make a case against the influence of these films on our culture and the industry as a whole. So, cue the orchestra and practice your dance moves, because the closing number is here.

courtesy of rowthree.com

10. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Directed by John Badham

Signature Song: “Stayin’ Alive” (http://youtu.be/Fa9n7GirhsI)

After making a name for himself with TV’s “Welcome Back Kotter,” John Travolta became a star with 1977′s cultural landmark Saturday Night Fever, a dance musical where Travolta plays Tony Manero, a young man who works a dead-end job, but spends his weekends as the king of the dance floor at a Brooklyn disco. The soundtrack, which was »

- Joshua Gaul

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People En EspaÑOl's Most Beautiful Live-Streaming Red Carpet Arrivals

12 May 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

People En EspaÑOl celebrates its "50 Most Beautiful" issue at a star-studded event Monday at Capitale in New York City. Catch all the red carpet action on live-streaming video starting at 9:30 p.m. Et. See Génesis Rodriguez, Daniel Arenas, Blanca Soto and Maite Perroni and Ricky Martin, who will present legendary actress Rita Moreno with the magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award. On the heels of People's Most Beautiful reveal, People En EspaÑOl (our sister publication) unveiled its annual 50 Mas Bellos this month, showcasing the hottest and freshest faces in Hispanic entertainment - many featured in dazzling circus-themed photo shoots. Among those »

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Ricky Martin to Present Rita Moreno with People En Español Honor

25 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ricky Martin will present Rita Moreno with People En Español's lifetime achievement award in the arts next month. Moreno, 82, is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in West Side Story, but her career has spanned 60 years, and she is one of 12 artists in the highly-selective Egot (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) club. "Rita Moreno is part of our history at People En Español," says the magazine's editor, Armando Correa. "This year we dedicated our '50 Most Beautiful' issue to a new generation of entertainers, a generation that would not be where it is today had it not been for »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

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Ricky Martin to Present Rita Moreno with People En Español Honor

25 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ricky Martin will present Rita Moreno with People En Español's lifetime achievement award in the arts next month. Moreno, 82, is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in West Side Story, but her career has spanned 60 years, and she is one of 12 artists in the highly-selective Egot (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) club. "Rita Moreno is part of our history at People En Español," says the magazine's editor, Armando Correa. "This year we dedicated our '50 Most Beautiful' issue to a new generation of entertainers, a generation that would not be where it is today had it not been for »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

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Jennifer Lopez, Tegan and Sara among GLAAD Media Award winners

13 April 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Lopez and Tegan and Sara were honoured at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday (April 12).

The first of two ceremonies paying tribute to advocates for the Lgbt community was held last night at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, with Ross Mathews overseeing the festivities.

Lopez was the top honoree of the night, receiving the Vanguard Award for her support of equal marriage.

She was also commended for bringing important issues impacting the Lgbt community to light in The Fosters, the television drama programme that she produces.

The Fosters - which is about an interracial lesbian couple - was the recipient of the Outstanding Drama Series prize.

Tegan and Sara won in the Outstanding Music Artist category over Elton John, Goldfrapp, Lady Gaga and Vampire Weekend.

The Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series Award went to the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

Another slate of awards will be given »

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Jennifer Lopez, Tegan and Sara among GLAAD Media Awards winners

13 April 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Lopez and Tegan and Sara were honoured at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday (April 12).

The first of two ceremonies paying tribute to advocates for the Lgbt community was held last night at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, with Ross Mathews overseeing the festivities.

Lopez was the top honoree of the night, receiving the Vanguard Award for her support of equal marriage.

She was also commended for bringing important issues impacting the Lgbt community to light in The Fosters, the television drama programme that she produces.

The Fosters - which is about an interracial lesbian couple - was the recipient of the Outstanding Drama Series prize.

Tegan and Sara won in the Outstanding Music Artist category over Elton John, Goldfrapp, Lady Gaga and Vampire Weekend.

The Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series Award went to the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

Another slate of awards will be given »

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Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Gay Aunt Marisa at GLAAD Awards: "She Would Be So Proud of Me"

13 April 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

So happy to be at the GLAAD Awards! Jennifer Lopez accepted the top honor at the organization's 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards held Saturday, April 12, in Beverly Hills while sharing some insight on her personal life, too. Oscar winner Rita Moreno presented the Vanguard Award to Lopez for her work as an executive producer on the ABC Family drama series, The Fosters. "It's ironic that Jennifer Lopez has been so successful as a judge on American Idol, because she doesn't judge," Moreno said. Glowing onstage in a [...] »

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Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Gay Aunt During Date Night With Casper Smart at GLAAD Awards

13 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

At tonight's 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in L.A., Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart enjoyed a date night while supporting a great cause. The 44-year-old American Idol star, who was honored with the Vanguard Award, and her man were quite the cute couple while supporting Lgbt rights. Lopez hit the red carpet in a sexy blue and black dress that showed off her legs. After taking photos, the singer and Smart entered the dinner at the Beverly Hilton hotel holding hands. Once inside, J.Lo immediately hugged and chatted with Rita Moreno (her idol and the celeb who handed Lopez her big award) before sitting down for the show. GLAAD awards host Ross Mathews kicked off the show with a hilarious joke about wanting »

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Jennifer Lopez, ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Laverne Cox Celebrated at GLAAD Media Awards

12 April 2014 11:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jennifer Lopez toplined a night for equality at the 25th anni GLAAD Media Awards Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, as the multi-hyphenate accepted the org’s Vanguard Award.

“If I do anything that makes one child out there feel empowered, then I’ve done my job,” Lopez said during her acceptance speech. “Being in the media, being in the public eye is a bitch sometimes,” Lopez added, “but I decided to listen to my heart that day,” referring to her decision to exec produce the Lgbt-themed ABC Family show “The Fosters,” which won the GLAAD award for best drama series.

Rita Moreno presented the award to Lopez, saying, “It’s ironic that Jennifer Lopez has been so successful as a judge on ‘American Idol’ because she doesn’t judge.”

Making her first comments after coming out, Ellen Page presented “Orange Is the New Black’s” transgender actress Laverne Cox with the Stephen F. Kolzak kudo. »

- Andrew Stewart

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"Rio 2" Movie Review

11 April 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

.Rio 2. flies into theaters near you but is the sequel better than the first? All your favorite characters return for the second one including original director, Carlos Saldanha. The film is music-tinged no wonder many musicians flock to join the sequel including Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars. Before you head out to the theaters, take a look at my review.

Official Plot:

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in Rio 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. All our favorite Rio characters are back, and they're joined by Oscar (R) nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy (R) winner Bruno Mars, Tony (R) winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy (R)/Tony winner Rita Moreno. Rio 2 »

- Manny

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Box office preview: Captain America takes on 'Rio 2,' 'Oculus,' and 'Draft Day'

10 April 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Last week, Captain America flew into competition-free skies and collected a cool $95 million across its first three days in theaters. The Marvel super-sequel won’t be so lucky in week two, as it goes up against three vastly different genres (a sports pic, a horror film, and an animated romp), but The Winter Soldier will still dominate the weekend.

Here’s how things might play out:

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier — $45 million

The first Captain America dropped a steep 60 percent in its second weekend in theaters in 2011, but this is a post-Avengers world and the game has changed for our non-Iron Man Marvel fellows. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Exclusive video interview with Rio 2 star Jemaine Clement

8 April 2014 6:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve just brought you an exclusive Rio 2 video interview with Anne Hathaway, and now thanks to James Kleinmann we’ve got another, this time featuring Hathaway’s returning co-star Jemaine Clement. Check it out after the official synopsis…

“It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in Rio 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. “

Rio 2 sees Hathaway and Clement joined in the voice cast by Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars and Kristin Chenoweth.

 

Rio 2 is out now in the UK and opens in North American on April 11th.

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- Gary Collinson

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Exclusive video interview with Rio 2 star Anne Hathaway

8 April 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The animated comedy-adventure sequel Rio 2 opened in UK cinemas ahead of a North American release this coming Friday, and James Kleinmann was fortunate enough to catch up Anne Hathaway – who returns to lend her voice to the character of Jewel – for an exclusive video interview, which we’ve got for you below…

“It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in Rio 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. “

Rio 2 sees Hathaway joined in the voice cast by Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars and Kristin Chenoweth.

 Rio 2 is out now in the UK »

- Gary Collinson

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Win A Family Four Pack of Tickets To The Advance Screening of Rio 2 in St. Louis

31 March 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Have any plans this Saturday for you and your flock? Wamg has got the morning set for you and 3 of your little birdies with a Family Four-Pack of passes to see Rio 2 in St. Louis.

Plus, we’ll even give you a cereal breakfast prior to the screening!!

10 lucky Wamg readers will win 4 tickets to the Saturday (April 5) 10 Am screening.

Enter to win here:

http://l.gofobo.us/1Y5CJTQB

(Winners will be notified on 4/4)

Official Rules:

1.  You Must Be In The St. Louis Area The Day Of The Screening.

3.  No Purchase Necessary.

This film has been rated G by the MPAA.

In April 2011, Twentieth Century Fox released Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studio’s CG animated feature Rio.

The film was born from the imagination of Carlos Saldanha, who co-directed or directed the global blockbusters “Ice Age,” “Ice Age: The Meltdown” and “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. »

- Movie Geeks

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Film Review: ‘Rio 2’

26 March 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A rather misleading title is just one reason to be slightly suspicious of “Rio 2” an eye-popping, ear-tickling animated sequel that labors to fold a cheeky family sitcom, an earnest environmental primer, an exotic jungle tour, a broad survey of popular music and an avian remake of “Meet the Parents” into one bright and noisy package. Mining an unwieldy number of domestic and ecological dramas from the continuing saga of a rare Brazilian blue macaw, here venturing with his new family into the perilous Amazon rainforest, this hyperactive toon extravaganza has color, flair and energy to burn. But it’s the sort of relentless juggling act that finally proves more exhausting than exhilarating as it lectures you about respecting Mother Nature one minute, knocks you over with a Gloria Gaynor cover the next, and squeezes in a lot of questionable comic relief in between.

For those not inclined to resist »

- Justin Chang

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