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Jamie Foxx says Spike Lee's criticism and boycott of fellow director Quentin Tarantino's movie "Django Unchained" over its depiction of black slaves in America, is "irresponsible."
The actor plays a slave-turned-bounty hunter in the film, which is nominated for five Oscars. It has stirred controversy over not only its sensitive subject matter, but its repeated use of a racial slur throughout the film.
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Director Spike Lee is boycotting Quentin Tarantino's new film "Django Unchained," which depicts a black slave's journey to rescue his wife in the pre-Civil War era, adding that slavery in America was a "Holocaust," not a "Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western."
The movie, whose title was inspired by the 1966 Western "Django," stars Jamie Foxx as the title character and is set for wide release on December 25. "Django Unchained" is already stirring controversy over not only its sensitive subject matter, but its repeated use of a racial slur throughout the film. According to USA Today, it is heard more than 110 times.
Jamie Foxx hosted "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday, December 8, channeling his funny side to play Tyler Perry and a human snack cake... yes, a snack cake.
Foxx, 44, hosted the NBC sketch comedy series almost 13 years after his initial hosting gig, which was in 2000. The actor, singer-songwriter and stand-up comedian portrayed a number of interesting characters, including a former porn star and a sassy bailiff, as well as putting his singing skills on display.
The trailer for the latest Quentin Tarantino film "Django Unchained" hit the web earlier this week and features a few glimpses of Leonardo DiCaprio as a villain.
The film, which appears to be inspired by spaghetti Westerns, tells the tale of slave in the South named Django (played by Jamie Foxx) who is recruited by a dentist turned bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) to help kill a gang of murders known as the Brittle Brothers. Django is the only person who has seen them without masks on. For his help, Schultz will give Django his freedom and help him free his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), from a plantation slave owner named Calvin Candie (DiCaprio).
Jamie Foxx has joined the list of musicians set to perform at the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert to be held on October 8 in Wales.
Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Gladys Knight, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson and Ne-Yo are already confirmed to perform at the Millennium Stadium, which has a capacity of 75,000, while Beyonce will appear via satellite.
OnTheRedCarpet.com has been asking celebrities about who they want to win at the Academy Awards this Sunday and you might be surprised by some of their answers!
Many celebs favored Colin Firth's King George VI drama, "The King's Speech" and Mark Wahlberg's tribute to boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, "The Fighter."
Jamie Foxx previewed a bit of his latest album, "Best Night of My Life" on "Good Morning America" on Monday.
The actor, who recently celebrated his 43rd birthday performed "Fall For Your Type" and "Yep, That's Me" from the album. The album, which hits stores on December 21, also features a performance by Justin Timberlake as well as rappers Ludacris, Drake, Souja Boy and T.I.