The 89th Annual Academy Awards was probably the most talked about event of the year so far (besides Remy Ma vs. Nicki Minaj). The American people gathered around their televisions, phones and computers to escape some of the intense drama happening in our nation. People watched the Oscars this year, following last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, […]

This edition of GRIFF's prayer is for everyone who caught an L this weekend.

If you turned off the television after La La Land was named Best Picture at the Oscars last night, you may have missed the greatest mistake in Oscar history.  We’re talking Steve Harvey at the Miss Universe pageant kind of mistake, where the wrong winner was announced. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were apparently handed […]

The 89th Annual Academy Award nominees were announced this morning (Jan. 24), and actress Viola Davis made history.  Davis, who stars in Fences, became the first black actress to earn three Oscar nominations. Davis scored her previous Oscar nominations back in 2009 for her performance in Doubt, and in 2012 for The Help.  This year, Davis’ third […]

The 89th Academy Award nominees were announced this morning via live stream.  La La Land racked up the most nominations this year with a total of 14, and Viola Davis made history by becoming the first black actress to earn three nominations. How did your favorites stack up?  Take a look at the complete list […]

The girl scout troop that raised over $65,000 in cookie sales at the Oscars are still waiting for the money. The Academy and Girl Scouts of America are reportedly in the dark.

The total is in for how much money Chris Rock’s daughter Zahra and her fellow Girl Scouts raised selling those delicious cookies during the Oscars.  Unfortunately, they raised considerably less than what Rock revealed during the broadcast. Rock unveiled a total board that said the Scouts raised $65,243, but a representative of the Scouts told […]

The Oscars took place this past Sunday, and host Chris Rock wanted to use his platform to help his daughter, Zahra, become the top Girl Scout cookie seller and beat their rival Mrs. Dunn. During the Oscars, Rock said, “Last night Zahra, my youngest called me up and said, ‘Daddy how come we never sell […]


Amidst the controversy surrounding the Academy Awards this year, viewership hit an 8-year low.

Total Beauty, a beauty magazine, made a HUGE mistake when they were live tweeting red carpet coverage of Sunday’s Oscars.  They tweeted out a picture of Whoopi Goldberg, and thought it was Oprah. The tweet said, “We had no idea @Oprah was #tatted, and we love it. #Oscars.”  Within minutes, the hashtag #ThatsNotOprah was trending. […]

Oprah Winfrey was just as disappointed as everyone else who noticed she was mistaken for Whoopi Goldberg at the 88th Academy Awards. Blog Total Beauty made the cringe-worthy flub during red carpet arrivals Sunday evening. The site, which rarely focuses on products for people of color, posted a photo of Goldberg to their Twitter account with […]

Chris Rock hosted the Oscars last night, and he did not disappoint!  He spoke about how he missed the majority of Girl Scouts cookie season due to preparing for last night’s big show. Rock said, “Last night Zara, my youngest called me up and said, ‘Daddy how come we never sell the most cookies? How come […]