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7 Celebs Who've Been Arrested During Protests

6 March 2016 7:59 AM, PST

When it comes to hot-button issues, some stars are willing to do more than talk. The Stir rounds up 16 celebrities who've been arrested while protesting. A sampling: Susan Sarandon: After an unarmed African immigrant was fatally shot by police in New York City in 1999, Sarandon took to the streets and was arrested during a demonstration against police brutality at NYC police headquarters. The charges were ultimately dropped. Woody Harrelson: The actor and other environmentalists scaled the Golden Gate bridge in 1996 to protest logging, disrupting traffic for almost six hours. They were arrested, and Harrelson was ordered to »

- Evann Gastaldo

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The 11 Most Talked-About Oscars Moments

29 February 2016 4:36 AM, PST

It started with Chris Rock's biting opening monologue and kept going for more than three-and-a-half hours. Some of Oscar night's most buzzworthy lines and moments, per the Washington Post , the Hollywood Reporter , Entertainment Weekly , Hollywood Life , Vanity Fair , Us , and Deadline : Chris Rock continuing with the #OscarsSoWhite theme with some comedic moments, including coming back after a commercial break with "We're black," as well as a "Black History Month Minute" clip featuring Angela Bassett , who paid homage to ... Jack Black . One "joke" that Vulture calls an obvious Oscars troll: an inexplicable appearance by actress Stacey Dash , who came out onto »

- Jenn Gidman

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Chris Rock's Oscars Beef: 'We Want Opportunity'

28 February 2016 6:29 PM, PST

Chris Rock's cryptic tweet on Friday about a "blackout" had many wondering what the comedian had in store for his second turn hosting the Academy Awards (Weinstein Co. co-chair Harvey Weinstein, for one, predicted Rock would "annihilate" Hollywood, per the Hollywood Reporter ). This anticipation was spawned by the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, a protest not only against the fact that nominations in the award show's major categories don't adequately represent people of color or those in the Lgbt community , but also that the film industry overall is lacking in its opportunities for minorities. And Rock addressed the issue as soon as »

- Jenn Gidman

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Tweet Mixes Up Whoopi and Oprah on the Red Carpet

28 February 2016 5:24 PM, PST

There wasn't much controversy on the Oscars' red carpet Sunday evening, but controversy found its way onto Twitter during the glitzy parade of gowns and tuxes. Whoopi Goldberg showed up and showed herself off in an off-the-shoulder dress she said was inspired by the dress Bette Davis wore in All About Eve , reports Us . Whoopi's most prominent accessory to go with the black Dames of New York gown was her giant shoulder tattoo, which didn't escape the sharp eyes of those running Total Beauty's Twitter feed . Except the company, which claims it "brings you expert advice" on beauty products and »

- Jenn Gidman

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