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Straight Outta Hollywood: Money and Jewish Stereotypes in Tinseltown

<i>Straight Outta Compton</i> has ruled the box office for the past two weeks, having entrenched itself in a very of-the-moment sweet spot of 90’s nostalgia …

We have proof that diversity sells movies — so why can’t all of Hollywood catch up?

Female leads and creators, multicultural casts, and an international sensibility are paying off<p>One of the great pleasures of summer flicks is that they aren’t necessarily supposed to have redeeming social value. Designed to mindlessly entertain, they impart no lessons beyond what we, the public, …

Box Office

10 Red Hot Hollywood Redheads

Gingers get a bad wrap, but there are several red-haired Hollywood celebs who are doing their part to correct that negative ginger stereotype. They're the stars of huge movie franchises, and some of the best TV shows ever, and our love for them is as deep as their auburn locks.<p>We've all heard that …

TV shows

Six things the summer movies taught us (and Hollywood needs to learn)

The summer's still here, but by Hollywood's calendar, the summer-movie season - which traditionally begins with a "Fast and Furious" sequel in early …

Faith
Faith

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its popularity).<p>Here's the sentence:<p><i>Kids tend to fare better when they</i> …

Education

“Bring It” Coach Miss D SHUTS DOWN All Talk About Dancers Leaving The Team!

The Miss D we see on the show, is definitely her real life persona. At least that's the vibe we got. <i>TheYBF.com</i> chatted with “Bring It” coach <b>Dianna</b> …

Dance

Meek Mill Threatens To Give Drake A Wedgie...And Mentions OVO Catching Bulletholes

<b>Meek Mill</b> is shooting a video in the trap house....and still throwing shots at <b>Drake</b>. Get the latest inside....<p>This beef is never-ending...and so are …

Kandi Burruss & Co. Celebrate Todd's Birthday In Atlanta + "LAHH" Stars Waka Flocka, Scrappy & Bambi Pop Bottles For Tammy Rivera's Birthday

Birthday parties galore are going down in Atlanta. Find out how <b>Todd Tucker</b> celebrated with wife Kandi and the rest of the crew, plus "LAHH: ATL star</b> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

ON THE SET: Chris Brown STUNTS In A Red Beret And $165K Rezvani Beast For "Liquor" Video

<b>Chris Brown</b> was spotted filming his "Liquor" video in Los Angeles and we've got some behind-the-scenes pics from the set. Check out the hot wheels …

GIRL......FOR REAL? Nick Young's Fiancee Iggy Azalea FINALLY Admits She Got A Nose Job

In today's "No Sh*t Sherlock" news, <b>Iggy Azalea</b> admits she had a nose job. SHOCKER! More Inside...<p>A few months ago, Iggy Azalea, whose musical output …

Nelly's 'The Fix' feat. Jeremih samples 'Sexual Healing'

Look, it’s a new Nelly track! He dropped a new song, “The Fix,” featuring Jeremih and a (very risky) Marvin Gaye sample Thursday. The song, produced …

Lil Wayne Alleged Bus Shooter Goes Full Snitch ... Birdman Should Be Behind Bars

The man charged with shooting up <b>Lil Wayne</b>'s tour bus has blown the whistle on <b>Birdman</b> ... saying he should be behind bars too.<p>Jimmy Winfrey claims in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why I'm Not Pulling My Kids Out of Public School

I walked her in that first week of school half thrilled beyond words at the adventure she was embarking on, half scared out of my skin of leaving my 5 year old in the care of another all day long. She shared my mixture of emotions; I could see it on her face. Reluctantly she let go of the leg she …

Smartphones are hurting our children - but the real culprit is bad parenting

Unless we get control of the screens which now absorb so much of our kids' time, their health and their schooling will suffer<p>"Smartphones are psychologically addictive, encourage narcissistic tendencies and should come with a health warning." That was the conclusion of a recent University of Derby …

Nicki Minaj hits out at ‘Anaconda’ VMA snub

It’s no secret that mainstream music and film awards shows are very pale, male and stale, so why are artists of colour being overlooked?<p>Nicki Minaj hit out last night when it was revealed that neither <i>Anaconda</i> nor <i>Feelin’ Myself</i> were nominated for Best Music Video at the VMAs and speculated that …

This Trait Can Predict If A 5-Year-Old Will Grow Up To Be A Successful Adult

Watching a young child playing with others can reveal a great deal about who they are -- and who they'll be in 20 years.<p>That's the conclusion of an eye-opening new study from Pennsylvania State University.<p>The longitudinal study, which followed 753 kindergarteners into adulthood, found that a …

Psychology

She's Showing! Tami Roman's Baby Bump Is All Over NYC

Filmmaking

Kim Kardashian's Lady Lumps Are Growing By The Day

No maternity wear for this pregnant lady!<p>Kim Kardashian squeezed her growing baby bump into a tight, ribbed dress during an outing to Fred Segal in …

Fantasia Just Got Married! Check Out How Good Our American Idol Looked On Her Wedding Day!

This sounds like music to our ears!<p><b>Fantasia Barrino</b> may not be the highest selling <i>American Idol</i> alum, but she may just be the happiest.<p>That's because …

Watch "Married to Medicine" Season 3 Episode 6

<b>“Married to Medicine”</b> Season 3 Episode 6 aired on Bravo Sunday night (Jul 19).<p>Still reeling from her visit to the strip club, Lisa confronts her …

Porsha Williams Reveals Her New Boo -- Buffalo Bills Baller Duke Williams!

<b>Porsha Williams</b> wants you to know -- she's off the market again. Find out all about her brand new boo inside...<p>Looks like Porsha is ready to give up …

Chris Brown Betrayed By Friends In Home Invasion Robbery

Several of <b>Chris Brown</b>'s close friends were in on the home invasion robbery ... at least that's what Chris believes and we've learned cops have the …

Chris Brown

Angelina Jolie Spends Her Sunday Shopping With Twins Knox And Vivienne

But this wasn't just any shopping spree -- Angelina Jolie bought her twins Knox and Vivienne a bunch of books at Barnes and Noble! #summereading...<p>As …

Kids With Good Memory Are Also Good Liars, Study Finds

If you’re a parent of an imaginative kid, you may have noticed that he or she can make up pretty good little tales to get out of certain transgressions. And though it may annoy or worry you, this tendency isn’t a bad thing completely: A new study in the <i>Journal of Experimental Child Psychology</i> finds …

Psychology

11 ways to entertain your kids this summer for free (with stuff you already have!)

<i>This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle.</i><p>Are you frantically trying to smother the “I’m bored”s at your house too? Most of the country is …

Parents of superstars say make your kids’ passions—not your own dreams—your guide

Parents of talented children often go to great lengths to ensure that their budding concert violinist or champion skier reaches full potential. But are there specific efforts parents make that help drive their children’s success?<p>Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln interviewed the …

Winter Sports

Inside Out's success should turn Hollywood upside down

In this week’s round-up of the global box-office scene:<p>• $91m opening for the coming-of-age animation is biggest of any original Pixar property – and could fire Hollywood’s imagination • Jurassic World on course for quickest ever $1bn • Big-opening crime thriller shows China still needs Hong Kong …

Animation