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ICYMI, Hollywood went in on President Trump and his 90-day ban on Muslims entering the U.S., during Sunday evening’s SAG Awards. From Mahershala Ali to Ashton Kutcher, many gave impassioned speeches, slamming Donnie’s new executive order, and divisive tactics.

But before the show even started, many took the opportunity on the red carpet to troll Trump and gave their two cents on the horrific place this country is now in.

“We, as Americans, need to hold our elected officials’ feet to the fire,” said Denzel Washington. “I think this is an opportunity actually, you see how people are being energized and protesting and all that, but I think this an opportunity to look at ourselves as a country and say are we together really? Because this is what’s happening, and God only knows where it’s going.”

“All bets are off, it’s on now,” said Courtney B. Vance, who encouraged his fellow actors to speak out. “We didn’t do the work … stop sitting on the sidelines acting like you’re so free you don’t have to vote.”

Others like Mykelti Williamson and Peter Mackenzie roasted Trump. Check it out above.


Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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