The splendid way this viral photo of Chris Hemsworth is helping fight mental illness.

Now this is good publicity. <br> The celebrity tabloid news industry is basically a collection of our* guilty pleasures rolled into one massively problematic dumpster fire. *The fact TMZ is bookmarked in my web browser means I am certainly part of the problem. Photo via iStock. Body-shaming, invading privacy, luring famous kids into photos using other children as bait — sometimes it feels like there is no lowest low when it comes to the paparazzi and our infatuation with famous folks. Take actor Chris Hemsworth, for instance. Photo by Dave…

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Chris Rock’s Oscars Monologue Was What This Very White Awards Season Needed

Chris Rock Getty Images Academy Awards host Chris Rock started in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy as soon as the ceremony began, just like viewers knew he would. Taking the stage after a montage of the movies of the year, Rock said, “Man, I counted at least 15 black people during that montage.” Then, he added, “You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn't even get this job. Y'all would be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now.” Racial inequality in Hollywood was the topic of the night. For the second year…

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Chris Rock Didn’t Destroy The Oscars, But He Didn’t Save Them Either

Chris Rock makes his unfortunate Asian child-labor joke at the 88th Academy Awards. Adam Taylor / ABC Chris Rock is responsible for one of the most brilliantly uncomfortable things that's ever happened at the Academy Awards. It was a sketch he did when he hosted for the first time in 2005, the one in which he went to the Magic Johnson Theatre in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, to ask moviegoers there about what they had seen versus the titles that had been nominated. “You often hear that Hollywood is out of…

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