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Could this explain some of this year’s egregious snubs?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association — the group of people who nominate and select winners for the annual Golden Globes — has come under fire for lack of diversity after a report found zero black members currently in the organization.

The Los Angeles Times did a bombshell deep dive into the “insular, improbably powerful group” and the mysterious identities of its 87 members, who often keep “low profiles.

” The revealing report found that although the group has some members of color — there are no black members.

The HFPA confirmed to the outlet that there are indeed no black members — but claimed it’s an issue they’re “committed to addressing.” However, the group did not elaborate on a plan of action.

When nominations were released in early February, there were notable snubs including widely acclaimed films such as Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” and Shaka King’s “Judas and the Black Messiah” for the top big screen honors. Same goes for the entire cast of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” on the small screen: It was nominated for best TV drama — but the entire cast was overlooked for acting nods.

Similar omissions have previously led to mass outcries from the public, namely in 2015 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out Oscars, was criticized for lack of diversity. The #OscarsSoWhite social-media campaign forced the organization to make moves for more inclusivity, which it has since been working to address.

Isiah Whitlock (far left), Norm Lewis, Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters and Jonathan Majors in a scene from Spike Lee’s acclaimed — and snubbed — “Da 5 Bloods.”Netflix

However, the HFPA pointed fingers at the group’s members for failing to nominate the critically acclaimed — and fan-adored — projects.

“We do not control the individual votes of our members,” HFPA said in a statement to the LA Times. “We seek to build cultural understanding through film and TV and recognize how the power of creative storytelling can educate people around the world to issues of race, representation and orientation.”

As for the true identities of the elusive group, the folks involved are not publicly listed on the association’s website. A “longtime publicist” told the outlet that some are international journalists, but “a lot of them work with outlets I’ve never heard of.”

Still, the rep said: “We give them amazing access. We are forced to do that because of who they are.”

Still, some are well-known, including Lisa Lu, who played the grandmother in 2018’s “Crazy Rich Asians.” Other members include former beauty queen Margaret Gardiner, former Russian bodybuilder Alexander Nevsky, who is now an actor with roles in “low-budget action films,” and Noel de Souza, a journalist from India who also played Mahatma Gandhi in a “Star Trek: Voyager” episode.

The Golden Globes group’s lack of diversity isn’t the only controversy brewing behind-the-scenes ahead of the show, which is set to air Feb. 28.

Another explosive report claimed that the HFPA was treated to a five-star trip to France to visit the set of “Emily in Paris,” which scored a nomination that many critics and fans considered to be a shock. Even a writer for the Netflix show penned a piece stating that other great works, including “I May Destroy You,” instead deserved the nomination.

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Dulce María reveals estrangement from her RBD colleagues: Why? [VIDEO]

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Dulce María reveals that she has been estranged from her fellow RBD members.

Dulce María announced that she is currently estranged from her RBD colleagues, this after having refused to be part of the group’s reunion with the show “Ser o Parecer” that was held in December 2020.

In an exclusive interview with the entertainment program “De Primera Mano”, the Mexican singer stated that she has not spoken with the members of RBD after she expressed her wish not to participate in the reunion of the Mexican group as a result of her pregnancy. .

“The last time I spoke with them was when I told them that I was not going to participate, that I sent them a ten-minute message and no one answered me, where I also expected this support and this empathy, and after so long and in a such an important moment for me that was my pregnancy. So from there the truth is that no, I have not known – nothing about them, I have not been able to speak with this closeness, “said the actress also.

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Dulce María continued to express that she did not regret not having been part of the RBD show “Ser o Parecer”, this because she was in the sweet waiting of her first-born and did not want to expose herself to a possible contagion with COVID-19.

“No, definitely not, you see that it was just my fear, it took me a lot of work to say no because of my pregnancy, because of the pandemic and you see that Anahí was infected and infected her family and everything, and thank God they are fine, but I I would not have forgiven myself, to be there and get infected, that is precisely why I did not want to, “admitted the 35-year-old interpreter.

Currently, the Mexican star is completely focused on his role as a singer with the launch of his new song “Never” that was positioned with complete success on digital platforms.

According to El Universal, Dulce María’s new musical theme is part of a record album that he plans to have ready in the first half of this year. However, the singer has not elaborated on details about it.

On a personal level, Dulce María is going through a great moment after revealing that her first-born María Paula was born in excellent health in December 2020.

When did the RBD reunion take place?

Anahí, Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez and Christopher von Uckermann delighted RBD fans with the reunion of the group in a memorable show that was held virtually in December 2020. At that time, Dulce María and Alfonso “ Poncho ”Herrera were the only members of the group who were absent from the reunion for strictly personal reasons.

RBD’s virtual show “Ser o Parecer” brought together 320,000 fans from around 20 countries in a unique presentation that managed to raise around 11 million dollars for the members of the group that were part of the show, according to the television presenter Martha Figueroa.

The members of RBD had been away from the stage since the last musical presentation they offered at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid in December 2008. Since then, many fans of the group were very excited about a possible return of the group. band to the music scene.

RBD’s “Ser o Parecer” was one of the musical shows that were offered in the year 2020 virtually as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a public health crisis that has caused havoc worldwide.

RBD has been one of the most important groups in the history of Spanish-speaking music. Despite the success they achieved, they formalized their separation in 2008 due to the desire of their members to start their artistic careers as soloists.

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