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Celebrity News January 15th, 2016

Oscars 2016: ‘The Revenant’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ lead the pack in Oscar nominations

If last year’s awards season was dominated by smaller films such as “Birdman” and “Boyhood,” this year the Oscars are going big.¬†The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards announced Thursday morning included lots of love for the kind of large-scale, crowd-pleasing studio fare that, even with the expansion of the best picture category to include as many as 10 nominees, has often been shunned in the Oscar race.

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The Oscars Nominate All White Actors for Second Year in a Row

For a second year in a row, the nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards were largely a pool of straight, white people. Most notably, not a single black or LGBT person was nominated in the four acting categories while a total of 20 straight-identifying, cisgender white people were recognized.

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Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and Die Hard actor, dies aged 69

The star had been suffering from cancer, a statement said.¬†He became one of Britain’s best-loved acting stars thanks to roles including Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard.¬†Harry Potter author JK Rowling led the tributes, describing him as “a magnificent actor and a wonderful man”.

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C√©line Dion’s Husband Ren√© Ang√©lil Has Died ‘After a Long and Courageous Battle Against Cancer’

Ren√© Ang√©lil, husband of C√©line Dion, has died, his rep confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE on Thursday. “Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” the rep said in a statement. “The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment.”

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Serena Williams Was a Little Confused Over the Whole ”Netflix and Chill” Thing

Serena Williams has been connected to some seriously hot dudes‚ÄĒincluding both¬†Drake and Common‚ÄĒwhich is why we trust her in telling us that a good way of building a strong relationship with someone is through confidence and class.¬†In fact, the tennis GOAT is so classy, she didn’t even know what the phrase “Netflix and chill” meant until recently!

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Matthew Perry won’t be part of ‘Friends’ ‘reunion’

Matthew Perry’s rep says the classic sitcom’s co-star won’t be part of a cast reunion to honor director James Burrows on a Feb. 21 NBC special, along with casts of other shows including Will & Grace.¬†“Matthew will not be attending as he is in London in rehearsals for his play, The End of Longing,” says Lisa Kasteler, his spokeswoman.

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New albums from Panic! At The Disco and Hank Williams Jr

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Bonnaroo Lineup 2016 Leaks: Pearl Jam, LCD Soundsystem, Dead and Co. and More to Play

Bonnaroo¬†may have been planning a big reveal on CONAN¬†next week, but the festival’s official 2016 lineup accidentally leaked online on Wednesday (Jan. 13), revealing three major headliners and 90 more artists.

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