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Kevin Hart Recruits Celebrity Friends For Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge

Comedic actor Kevin Hart took to Instagram on Monday (August 28) to implore his celebrity friends to be a part of his Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge, including JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle.

“I’m calling this the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge,” Hart wrote in the caption. “Lets go @therock @beyonce @chrisrock Jay Z Dave Chappelle @jerryseinfeild @iamsteveharveytv @justintimberlake #HurricaneHarveyReliefChallenge #prayforhouston …..I am getting a link together now people. Help me help Houston.”

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Common, Kevin Hart & More Diversify The Oscars’ Film Academy Membership

After widespread criticism of the film academy’s overwhelmingly white slate of Oscar nominees this year (all 20 of the acting nominees at the most recent Academy Awards were white) inspired the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite on social media and increased scrutiny of the lack of diversity in the ranks of the organization.

The organization has announced a roster of potential new members that skews younger and more diverse.

Kevin Hart, Common, Emma Stone, Dev Patel, Damien Chazelle , Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo, Sergio Mendes, Elizabeth Banks John Legend, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Hardy and Rick Famuyiwa are among the 322 membership invitees announced Friday, June 26.

The nearly 6,000-member international group has long been criticized for its largely white, male membership.

Membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is by invitation only. Oscar nominees are automatically considered; others must be sponsored by two members of their branch of filmmaking.

Info courtesy of http://www.billboard.com