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Kevin Hart Has Stepped Down as Oscars Host Amid Homophobia Controversy.

Kevin Hart is in hot water after his past homophobic tweets resurfaced on social media. Now, the newly-announced Oscars host has stepped down, but not before deleting the tweets in question and offering a non-apology.

“I was asked the most amazing question from my kids today on the phone,” Hart tweeted Thursday. “They said ‘Dad why don’t you get mad when people talk about you on the internet’ …my answer was ‘I never see that stuff because I’m to [sic] busy being happy & loving you 2.’ I swear I love being a dad.”

It wasn’t until he stepped down as host that he final addressed things head-on.

“I’m sorry that I hurt people,” he tweeted just after midnight on Friday. “I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart.”

The question is: how much room do we allow for said “evolution” when it involves harming the existence of a marginalized group of people?

Lifting Weights Has a Surprising Effect on Mental Health, Says This Report.

It’s not new news that exercise can help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety thanks to that good ol’ serotonin surge. But did you know that weightlifting can be especially beneficial in improving depressive symptoms?

“Interestingly, larger improvements were found among adults with depressive symptoms indicative of mild-to-moderate depression compared to adults without such scores,” said Brett Gordon, JAMA Psychiatry’s lead author and a researcher at Ireland’s University of Limerick who discussed the results of a recent study with VICE. “This suggests resistance training may be particularly effective for those with greater depressive symptoms.”

And here’s the good news for anyone who finds it hard to hit the gym multiple times a week: it doesn’t matter how much strength you gain, as long as you’re doing the training.

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Here’s the Full List of Grammy Nominees.

This just in: The 2019 Grammys will take place on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air live on CBS. Want to see who was nominated? Click here.

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