Will Smith issues new apology for Chris Rock slap: ‘I am deeply remorseful.’
The incident tarnished Will Smith's Hollywood Golden Boy image (perhaps forever), led to his decade long ban from the Academy and sparked a serious conversation about what role violence has, if any, in public displays of anger.washingtonpost.com
Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock
Will Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready. “There is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment,” Smith said in the under-six minute video posted online Friday. Smith, seated in a polo shirt and white ball cap, spoke directly to a camera, answering pre-selected questions about his behavior at the March 27 Academy Awards, when he slapped presenter Rock after the comedian made a reference about the hairstyle of Jada Pinkett Smith, Smith's wife.news.yahoo.com
Tyler Perry: How Will Smith reacted after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Tyler Perry has shed some light on what was going on with Will Smith following the infamous Oscar slap incident in March. The director was seen alongside other celebrities like Denzel Washington speaking Smith after he slapped Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards. “But I want you to understand that something happened that was extremely painful for [Will Smith] as well. Rock hasn’t spoken much publicly about the incident aside from a few jokes during his current standup tour. Jada Pinkett Smith recently addressed the incident on her “Red Table Talk” series, saying she hoped for healing and that Rock and Smith could eventually talk things out.mlive.com
Chris Rock reportedly responds to Jada Pinkett Smith’s plea for him to make up with Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith recently commented on her Facebook show “Red Table Talk” asking for her husband Will Smith and Chris Rock to reconcile. Though, Rock doesn’t seem too invested in that right now. “He’s not concerned with the Smiths at the moment,” the source said, according to ET. “He’s touring and he’s preparing for a comedy special.”The source also told ET Rock is not a phony Hollywood person caught up in the scene. Pinkett Smith finally broke silence on the Oscar slap which followed after Rock made a G.I.mlive.com
Pinkett Smith talks hair-loss 'shame,' outcome of Oscar slap
Jada Pinkett Smith turned her husband's Oscar-night blowup into a teachable moment about alopecia areata, the hair-loss disorder affecting her and millions of others that, in some cases, can impact a person's sense of identity. “Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories,” Pinkett Smith said on Wednesday's episode of “Red Table Talk." Before tackling the subject, Pinkett Smith addressed events at the March 27 Academy Awards.news.yahoo.com
Dave Chappelle attacked on stage, Chris Rock asks: ‘Was that Will Smith?’
Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage during a Netflix is a Joke standup comedy set at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Tuesday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fans posted videos of a man tacking Chappelle to the ground during the comic’s set. NBC Los Angeles reports police said the man was armed with a replica gun. The Los Angeles Police Department also said the weapon could ejected a knife blade “when you discharge it correctly,” thought it was unclear it the fan tried to use the weapon during the attack. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it.” Smith since apologized to Rock and the Academy, and the actor has been banned from attending the ceremony for 10 years.mlive.com
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
What is alopecia and why is early diagnosis important?
The medical term “alopecia” has made its way into headlines this week following Sunday’s 94th Academy Awards event, prompting dermatologists to seize the opportunity for an educational lesson. Alopecia is not a medical diagnosis, but rather a term that means hair loss, explained Dr. Wendy Sadoff, a dermatologist for Beaumont Health in Southeast Michigan. Hair loss can be caused be a variety of different acute and chronic ailments, as well as a number of other circumstances, which makes early detection important. That hair loss is typically in coin-shaped patches on the face, scalp or other areas of the body, according to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. In general, causes for hair loss are vast, as are the types of alopecia, which is why Sadoff stresses the importance of visiting a dermatologist if you’re experiencing hair loss.mlive.com
Chris Rock makes first comments since Oscar slap
Chris Rock just addressed the Will Smith #Oscars slap for the first time during a sold-out stand-up show in Boston. https://t.co/Keka0MVhSdListen to the audio 👇 pic.twitter.com/TuqE8AHs6C — Variety (@Variety) March 31, 2022At Sunday’s Oscars, Rock had made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s buzzed haircut. Pinkett Smith has spoken publicly about her diagnosis of alopecia, which can cause baldness. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it,” Rock said while presenting an award, comparing Pinkett Smith to Demi Moore’s “G.I. The academy said it had asked Smith to leave Sunday’s Oscar ceremony after hitting Rock, but he refused to do so.mlive.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
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.
Jada Pinkett Smith is talking to Live In The D about what?
Now, she's talking to Live In The D about her show that she hosts with her daughter Willow Smith, and her mother Adrienne Banfield Norris. Monday on Live In The D, Tati Amare talks live with Jada Pinkett Smith. We'll learn what it's like for Smith to work with her daughter, and see if it ever gets awkward? It's National Dessert Month, next Monday is National Dessert Day, and we found a place in metro Detroit that's going to satisfy your craving. Join in the conversation on our Live In The D Facebook, let us know what's on your mind.
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?"