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
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
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
Not all press is good press
The infamous Will Smith slap put the 2022 Oscars back on the map for many people. The real question is: is that a good thing? Unfortunately, I think we already know the answer. As sensational and surprising as the slap was, it only drew horrified attention to a dumpster fire of an awards show that...trinitonian.com
“X” is an VII out of X
“X” is a slasher film from director Ti West, and it stars Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow and Scott Mescudi. The film takes place in Texas in the late ‘70s, and it follows the cast and crew of an adult film as they stay on an old couple’s rural property in order...trinitonian.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
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.
August Alsina Stands By His 'Truth' After Addressing Alleged Jada Pinkett Smith Relationship
This week, the 27-year-old singer made headlines for claiming that Will Smith gave him his "blessing" to have a relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith. As ET previously reported, rumors that Pinkett Smith and Alsina were romantically linked have circulated for some time, with many fans believing that his 2019 song, "Nunya," was written about the actress. Recently speaking with Yee to discuss his new album, The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy, the artist touched on romance rumors between him and Pinkett Smith. Over the past few years, Pinkett Smith and the Bad Boys For Life star have both been vocal about being each other's "life partners." RELATED CONTENT:Jada Pinkett Smith Posts About Healing After Cheating AccusationsInside Will & Jada Pinkett Smith's Marriage Turned 'Life Partnership'August Alsina on Alleged Relationship With Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith Tweets About 'Healing' After August Alsina Claims They Had an Affair
Jada Pinkett Smith broke her silence on Thursday following August Alsina's claim that her husband, Will Smith, gave the 27-year-old singer "his blessing" to begin a relationship with his wife. "Theres some healing that needs to happenso Im bringing myself to The Red Table," she tweeted, referring to her Facebook Watch talk show, Red Table Talk. Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) July 2, 2020As ET previously reported, rumors that Jada and August were romantically linked have circulated for some time, with many fans believing that his 2019 song, "Nunya," was written about the actress. "I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. RELATED CONTENT:Inside Will & Jada Pinkett Smith's Marriage Turned 'Life Partnership'August Alsina on Alleged Relationship With Jada Pinkett SmithJaden & Jada Pinkett Smith Call Out YouTuber for 'Sexualizing' Willow
August Alsina Addresses Past Alleged Relationship With Jada Pinkett Smith, Saying Will 'Gave Me His Blessing'
August Alsina is getting candid about his past rumored relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith. I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith and her husband have been vocal about the ups and downs in their marriage. I had two relationships before Will that were kind of serious to me, where I got cheated on," Pinkett Smith admitted. RELATED CONTENT:Jada Pinkett Smith Calls for Justice at Rally Honoring Breonna TaylorWill Smith Says Divorce From Sheree Zampino Was His 'Ultimate Failure'Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Get Emotional on Special 'Red Table Talk'
Inside Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's Marriage Turned 'Life Partnership'
During their 2018 Red Table Talk episode, Jada said it was far from a fairy-tale situation. "It's more of a life partnership, so its not steeped in that day, Jada explained. Posted by Red Table Talk on Monday, October 22, 2018Still, the two said divorce was never in the cards for them. During a Red Table Talk episode in June 2019, Jada sat down with couples therapist Esther Perel and again discussed her marriage. Jada talked about how quarantining together during the coronavirus pandemic has affected them during a Red Table Talk episode in April.
Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Call Out YouTube Star Shane Dawson for 'Sexualizing' Willow Smith
YouTube star Shane Dawson is under fire for several resurfaced videos and podcasts. His apology, however, was not accepted by Jada Pinkett Smith and her 21-year-old son, Jaden Smith, who both took to Twitter to respond to the YouTuber. IM SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS Jaden (@jaden) June 27, 2020SHANE DAWSON I AM DISGUSTED BY YOU. Jaden (@jaden) June 27, 2020This Man Was Also Doing Black Face On The Regular. RELATED CONTENT:Jada Pinkett Smith Calls for Justice at Rally Honoring Breonna TaylorJada Pinkett Smith Talks Racism, Police Killings on 'Red Table Talk'Celebs Call for Justice for Breonna Taylor in Heartbreaking PSA
Jada Pinkett Smith and Common Call for Justice at Rally Honoring Breonna Taylor
Protesters chanted, No justice, no peace, at a rally in honor of Breonna Taylor at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort on Thursday. Celebrities including Jada Pinkett Smith and Common were among the speakers at the Justice for Breonna Taylor event, organized by social justice group Until Freedom. Celebrities including Beyonc and Lizzo have joined the fight for justice and as hundreds gathered at Thursdays rally, Smith voiced her support. We flew out to #Kentucky earlier today to demand justice for Breonna Taylor at a special rally that was organized by @UntilFreedom and Breonnas Family, he wrote. RELATED CONTENT:Breonna Taylor's Mom and Tina Knowles Tear Up Discussing Heroes ActLouisville PD Fires Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor's DeathBeyonce Writes Letter to Kentucky AG About Breonna Taylor Case
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 Tells Wife Jada Pinkett Smith That His Divorce From Sheree Zampino Was His 'Ultimate Failure'
Will Smith is reflecting on his past relationships, and what it's like being a father of three. During a special Father's Day edition of wife Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk Facebook Watch series, the actor got emotional while talking about his first marriage to Sheree Zampino. Will later married Jada in 1997, and they have two kids together -- Jaden, 21, and Willow, 19. "Sheree and I really struggled with each other needing the other person to do it their way. She needed me to father the way she wanted Trey fathered, and I'm not that guy.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Get Emotional on Special 'Red Table Talk' Father's Day Episode (Exclusive)
ET is exclusively debuting the trailer for this week's special Father's Day episode of Red Table Talk, in which the couple have candid discussions about raising their children together. Father's Day | Red Table Talk This Father's Day on a special episode of Red Table Talk, Jada invites Will to the Red Couch for an intimate conversation on fatherhood. Posted by Red Table Talk on Thursday, June 18, 2020Sunday's episode will also include never-before-seen Smith family home videos and Father's Day surprises from Trey, Jaden and Willow. Jada recently opened up on Red Table Talk about how her and Will's relationship had evolved in quarantine, saying that she didn't feel she knew her husband "at all." Tune in to Red Table Talk's special Father's Day episode on Sunday, June 21 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m.
Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Racism, Police Killings and More on a Special Juneteenth 'Red Table Talk'
"When I watched the George Floyd video, just the amount of restraint just for me to remain steady," Jada said. Davis pointed out, "Black men are demonized. Meanwhile, Mallory said it was primarily the responsibility of white people to deconstruct white supremacy, especially when it comes to having uncomfortable conversations in their own lives. "So, deconstructing white supremacy is to deal with the Karens that work on your job," she said. Part one is how are you getting uninvited from Thanksgiving, from the Christmas party, and from the activities where you know white supremacy flies around."