Chris Rock's mom addresses Will Smith Oscars incident: 'When he slapped Chris, he slapped all of us'
Chris Rock's mom is addressing her son's incident with Will Smith at the Oscars last month. Rose said that, like many, she was watching the Academy Awards at home and initially thought the moment was staged.news.yahoo.com
Jada Pinkett Smith 'hurt' Tupac when she asked him not to beat up Will Smith years ago, friend claims
Tupac Shakur was "hurt" by Jada Pinkett Smith years ago when the actress allegedly asked the rapper not to harm Will Smith once they started dating, according to a friend of the late musician.news.yahoo.com
Will Smith banned from Oscars for 10 years after slapping Chris Rock
Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the incident, which came after Chris Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Less than an hour after hitting Rock, Smith accepted the best actor Oscar for “King Richard.”washingtonpost.com
‘What We Don’t Want to See Is Angela Bassett Slapping’: Courtney B. Vance Recalls How He Kept Angela Bassett from Reacting to Woman Who ‘Cussed Them Out’ at Airport Amid Will Smith and Chris Rock Dram
Actress Angela Bassett is one of the most refined actresses in Hollywood, usually moving above reproach and never associated with drama. However, a lot of […]news.yahoo.com
Will Smith Was Asked to Leave Oscars and Refused After Slapping Chris Rock: Academy
Brian Snyder/ReutersWill Smith was “asked to leave” the Oscars after slapping Chris Rock onstage but wouldn’t budge, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday.The academy made the disclosure as part of a statement announcing that it is initiating “disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct” for slapping Rock across the face during the Oscars on Sunday night.“Things unfolded in a way we could not have anticipated,” the statnews.yahoo.com
Jada Pinkett Smith breaks her silence after Oscars joke, Chris Rock slap
Jada Pinkett Smith seems ready to move on. Two days after Chris Rock mocked her shaved head and her husband rushed the Oscars stage to slap him in her defense, the “Red Table Talk” host issued her first public comments without ever mentioning the viral incident. “This is a season for healing and I’m for it,” reads a pale pink graphic Pinkett Smith shared on Instagram Tuesday morning. With the ...news.yahoo.com
Academy condemns Will Smith's actions and says it will launch review
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said it condemns the actions of Will Smith after he slapped presenter Chris Rock during Sunday night's Oscars. The Academy will launch a formal review into the incident.news.yahoo.com
Academy condemns Will Smith's actions, launches review
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday said it condemns the actions of Will Smith during Sunday night's Oscars and it will launch a formal review of his slapping of presenter Chris Rock. Smith stunned the Dolby Theatre crowd and viewers at home when he took the stage during Rock's remarks after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Smith's wife.news.yahoo.com
‘The View’s’ Sunny Hostin Calls Out Will Smith’s ‘Toxic Masculinity’
The ViewThe hottest topic in the country was also the number one “Hot Topic” on The View Monday morning. But not all of the co-hosts agreed about how much blame Will Smith deserved for smacking comedian Chris Rock in the face on live television during the Oscars.Moderator Whoopi Goldberg, a former Oscar winner and host, reserved her judgment on the incident until the end of the show’s opening segment, ceding the stage to her co-hosts, including Joy Behar, whose first reaction was, “Comedians arenews.yahoo.com
Will Smith gets jiggy on dance floor after shocking Oscars
Will Smith gleefully danced with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and their family at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, waving his best actor trophy in the air like he just didn't care as he rapped along to a mash-up of his own songs, from “Gettin' Jiggy Wit It” to “Summertime.” The only sign of the ugliness that went down four hours before — when Smith strode on to the Dolby Theatre stage and slapped Chris Rock over a joke about his wife's hair, then gave a tearful acceptance speech minutes later — was the outsized attention given to the actor at a party where major stars and newly minted Oscar winners were everywhere. “Congratulations Will Smith, I love you!” shouted DJ D-Nice as he spun the medley.news.yahoo.com
Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college 'mess-up'
FILE - Olivia Jade Giannulli arrives at the 5th annual People Magazine "Ones To Watch" party in Los Angeles on Oct. 4, 2017. Giannulli, the daughter of the Full House actor Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, discussed on the Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk how shes been affected by the college admissions scandal involving her parents. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Maybe Olivia Jade Giannulli had hoped for kid-glove treatment in choosing the family vibe of “Red Table Talk” for her first public comments about the college admissions scandal involving her famous parents. Pinkett Smith, who said she had agreed to bring Giannulli on her show over her mother’s objections, struck an understanding tone with her. “No matter what the situation is, you don’t want to see your parents go to prison....
2020 indelible TV moments: Trebek, debate bluster and Floyd
Trebek made no secret of the fight with pancreatic cancer that claimed his life on Nov. 8. Here are a selection of the defining moments of 2020 from the perspective of The Associated Press' media and television writers. ALEX TREBEKThe “Jeopardy!” host made no secret of the fight with pancreatic cancer that ultimately claimed his life on Nov. 8. Millions of viewers will see the story resolved on their own time, creating countless individual moments rather than a communal one. The actors were conciliatory toward each other about what occurred during a marital separation, but Will Smith couldn’t resist revising his wife’s description.
Rap at auction: Biggie's crown and Tupac Shakur letters
and Tupac Shakur are being united for an auction at Sothebys, the first-ever dedicated hip-hop auction at a major international auction house. Bidders will be able to vie for the crown worn and signed by the Notorious B.I.G. They'll also get to bid on an archive of 22 autographed love letters written by Shakur at the age of 15-17 to a high school sweetheart. Onetime friends who became rivals in a hype-fueled war between the East and West Coast rap scenes, Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. The crown has been in photographer Barron Claiborne's possession since he captured Biggie for the cover of Rap Pages magazine.
New this week: 'Psych,' The Chicks album, '30 Rock' reunited
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr called it essential to Miranda disciples. After the film's June debut was postponed in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests, it lands on Hulu on Friday. AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC The Chicks: After changing their name and recording their first album in 14 years, Grammy-winning country trio The Chicks will release their new album, Gaslighter, on Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONThe documentary Showbiz Kids promises a candid look at the high risk, high reward careers of child actors, with perspective from those who have been there.
Jada and Will Smith address relationship in Table Talk
LOS ANGELES With their marriage under social-media scrutiny, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith reaffirmed their commitment to each other as Pinkett Smith admitted to having a relationship with musician August Alsina when she and Smith were separated. In a one-on-one conversation Friday on Pinkett Smith's series Red Table Talk, she said she was reluctantly discussing Alsina's reported comments because of the public speculation they provoked. A relationship, Smith said, prodding his wife to be more specific, alluding to the Facebook Watch show's dedication to candid discussion. "Now, in the process of that relationship, I definitely realize that you cant find happiness outside of yourself. Pinkett Smith, who starred in two Matrix films, questioned why Alsina would bring the episode up again, saying he had broken off communication with her.
Impatience grows for cops' arrests in Breonna Taylor's death
(AP Photo/John Locher)LOUISVILLE, Ky. The outcry has reverberated for weeks online and at demonstrations nationwide: Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor. Calls for action against the officers have gotten louder during a national reckoning over racism and police brutality following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis. That has left people, from protesters to celebrities, wondering why justice is slow to come in Taylor's case. It's definitely taking too long, it's definitely frustrating, said Kirstia Drury, 32, who joined street protests in Louisville after Taylor's death. He's executive director of advocacy group Christopher 2X Game Changers and has often served as a conduit between the Black community and Louisville officials during conflicts.
Kentucky capitol rally urges action in Breonna Taylor death
Calls for action against the officers have gotten louder during a national reckoning over racism and police brutality following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis. (Photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP)FRANKFORT, Ky. Hundreds of people rallied at Kentucky's capitol on Thursday to urge action in the investigation of three officers in the fatal police shooting of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, at her Louisville home. Taylor's family, hip hop artists and civil rights lawyers addressed a large crowd on the steps of the capitol to mark 100 days since Taylor was killed. Taylor was killed in the sanctity of her own home, said civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump, who is representing Taylor's family. Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend, also appeared at the rally.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith staged intervention with son Jaden
(CNN) - Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she and husband Will Smith had to stage an intervention for their son Jaden over his eating habits. The episode also brought to the table the couple's daughter Willow, older son Trey, and grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, who discussed healthy eating habits and dieting. "I wasn't looking good, I wasn't feeling good, I wasn't sleeping." Jada admitted the whole family has at times been concerned about appearance over health. "We all have issues with food in this family," Jada said.
Kristin Davis tears up recalling racism directed at her baby
(CNN) - Kristin Davis is the proud mother of two black children, but she knows that she can never fully understand what they most go through in this world. Davis sat down with hosts Jada Pinkett Smith and her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, about being a single mother to an adopted black daughter and son. The actress, 54, adopted a baby boy last year and daughter Gemma, now 7, in 2011. Pinkett Smith mentioned that some within the black community have felt at times that such parents were attempting to be "white saviors." "I get it deep in my bones why there's not trust and why would your community trust my community with its babies?"