*On the 25th anniversary of the landmark film “Boyz n the Hood,” actress Nia Long – appearing on “The Talk” – shared memories about her now all-star cast:

“We were young. We were hungry. We were thirsty.” She also adds, “I grew up actually a couple blocks away from where we shot the film…so it was my life.”

After the #OscarsSoWhite backlash, Long also discusses the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences recently inviting her to join the voting membership, “I’m very excited that the Academy is diversifying the group so that we can have a voice.”

Idina Menzel Admits to ‘Wicked’ Crush on Matt Damon: ‘He’s my soulmate’
Also on “The Talk”: Guest co-host Idina Menzel confesses to having a “wicked” celebrity crush on ‘Bourne’ star Matt Damon joking, “Celebrity crush, please! I believe he’s my soulmate.”

The superstar songstress recalls her friends not ‘letting it go’ once they found out,

“They’d tell me every night when he was in the audience, but he wasn’t in the audience.”

When the Oscar-winner finally attended her show, “Wicked,” Menzel revealed, “He came backstage and I was scrubbing the green make up off so I could look pretty. He came over in with his beautiful wife and his daughter and he said one word to me. It looked like he hated the show…He’s so gorgeous. Matt, I love you!”

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CBS’ “The Talk” is the daily destination to hear fresh perspectives, insightful conversations, and dig deeper into the biggest headlines and topics that impact viewers at home. This season, there’s even more to TALK about, and you never know what the show’s hosts – Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, and Sheryl Underwood – will be saying. “The Talk” airs at 2pm ET / 1pm PT on CBS.