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Jada Pinkett Smith Appreciates Will Smith's Defending Act at the Academy Awards

Jada Pinkett Smith Appreciates Will Smith’s Defending Act at the Academy Awards

Jada Pinkett Smith Appreciates Will Smith’s Defending Act at the Academy Awards

Jada Pinkett Smith recently opened up about how her relationship with Will Smith was rekindled after the jaw-dropping incident at the 2022 Academy Awards. Speaking at an event in New York, she candidly shared her feelings with Variety, shedding light on their journey.

Jada Pinkett Smith Appreciates Will Smith’s Defending Act at the Academy Awards

Despite their recent revelation of a separation spanning years, Jada emphasized the pivotal moment when Will, in a moment of fiery emotion, confronted Chris Rock. This event changed everything for her.

“At the Oscars, it just hit me. I thought, ‘Wow, he stood up for me, he confronted Chris?’ That was the moment it all became clear. I didn’t enter that place as your wife, but I’m leaving as your wife. We’re about to weather this storm together. I won’t leave your side.”

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Tony Rock Discusses Chris Rock's Slap

Tony Rock Discusses Chris Rock’s Slap

Tony Rock featured on the neighborhood with Big Boy and talked about his career and his relationship with Will Smith and the Chris Rock’s slap. 

Big Boy asked him how he came in after Chris Rock and the rapper said, “Okay so I come in based on, like I said that Richard and the guys that inspired me and those guys were uh inspirations but they were just ideal to me. I never met one, I never talked to them but when the guy in the next room start doing comedy, it’s like okay, it made it real for me because I had never had a conversation before when he starts.” 

When asked how he felt when Chris started doing comedy at 16, Tony Rock said, “It was really separated years apart because when he really started and started making moves in New York like a paid regular in the comedy scene in New York I was still getting up and going to school bus, right. When he came in and was like Hey I met Eddie Murphy last night. He’s gonna out me in this movie and I’m like I gotta to school in the morning.” 

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Marlon Wayans Hints on Quiting Stand Up Comedy for 20 Years

Marlon Wayans Hints on Quiting Stand Up Comedy for 20 Years 

Marlon Wayans recently featured on the neighborhood show with Big Boy where he discussed about his new HBO comedy special “God Loves Me.” 

During the interview, Big Boy recounts moments where Marlon had to strengthen his relationship with Will Smith, Chris Rock, among other matters. 

As the interview progressed, Marlon talked about quiting stand up for 20 years. He said, “I made the mistake of saying that shit at the Laugh Factory when I was 19 years old and I remember he had the white shirt on similar to the one he wore I this last… I remember he was just coming to workout and he seen me on the stage and I didn’t know who it was.” 

“All I saw was like these yellow eyes, I saw a blur, I thought it was one of the Fat Albert kids or something. He just laid into me, come on man with the jokes, how about some jokes and he just kept heckling me and he didn’t know that I quit stand up 20 years back. 

Marlon Wayans Hints on Quiting Stand Up Comedy for 20 Years . What do you think? Kindly feel free to let us know in the comments section. 

Chris Rock Explains Why He Refused To Host The 2023 Oscars Following The Will Smith Slap

Chris Rock Explains Why He Refused To Host The 2023 Oscars Following The Will Smith Slap

Chris Rock Explains Why He Refused To Host The 2023 Oscars Following The Will Smith Slap

After taking some time off to recover from his time as the host of the 2022 Academy Awards, Chris Rock is back on the stand-up comedy circuit. The renowned comedian is recounting his side of what happened after being slapped by Will Smith in front of millions of viewers in the most amusing way he knows how: through comedy. Rock revealed that the Academy had offered him the chance to host the 2023 Oscars, which he had turned down, during a performance on Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona. Rock also made jokes about the infamous slap that was heard around the globe.

When breaking the news, the celebrity compared his hosting of the Academy Awards following the Will Smith incident to the 1994 killing of Nicole Brown Simpson. Rock made light of the idea, joking that returning to the spot where he was struck would be like Nicole Brown Simpson opting “to go back to the restaurant” where she left her glasses before being killed. The comedian continued by making fun of Will Smith’s height advantage above him and telling the audience, “He’s bigger than me. The state of Nevada would not sanction a fight between me and Will Smith.”

Smith, who was barred from the Academy Awards for ten years, finally spoke out about the incident last month in a video apology. “I was fogged out by that point,” he shared. “It’s all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”

Chris Rock hasn’t responded to the Oscar-winning actor’s apology, although he did make light of the slap when the footage surfaced. Rock cracked a joke at a performance in Atlanta last month, saying, “Anyone who believes words hurt has never been struck in the face.

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Will Smith Posts Touching Video Apology Regarding Chris Rock Slap At Oscars

Will Smith Posts Touching Video Apology Regarding Chris Rock Slap At Oscars

Will Smith Posts Touching Video Apology Regarding Chris Rock Slap At Oscars

After slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars stage, it has been a while since Will Smith spoke to the public. He has also made a few statements about the matter, despite not always being visible in public. In contrast, he made a fresh apology video and posted it to YouTube this morning. In it, he professed his sorrow for the infamous slap and apologized to Chris Rock and his family. He provided an explanation for why Rock wasn’t apologized to in his video.

“I was fogged out by that point,” he stated. “It’s all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”

Smith also expressed regret to Tony Rock, who has been quite outspoken about the incident, and Chris Rock’s mother, who recently spoke out about how she felt about the slap. Will Smith clarified that he and Tony had a close bond that he now characterized as “irreparable.”

“There is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment,” he added. “There’s no part of me that thinks that’s the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insults.”

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Jada Pinkett Opens Up On Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock At The Oscar

Jada Pinkett Opens Up On Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock At The Oscar

Jada Pinkett Opens Up On Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock At The Oscar

Jada Pinkett Smith Will Smith’s wife, has finally addressed her husband’s controversial on-air smack of Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards.

During the debut of her famous Facebook series Red Table Talk on Wednesday (June 1), Jada discussed the ordeal.

“This is a really important ‘Red Table Talk’ on alopecia,” Jada said. “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. I’m using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and to inform people about what alopecia actually is.”

She added, “Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile. The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”

Will Smith assaulted comedian Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards when he referred to Jada as “G.I. Jane,” comparing her shaved head to the Demi Moore character from the 1997 film. However, after the slap, Jada’s husband requested Chris rock take “his wife’s name” out of his “fucking mouth.” Jada had been open about her struggle with alopecia, and the joke enraged him.

Jada Pinkett Opens Up On Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock At The Oscar. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section.

 

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50 Cent Speaks About DaBaby When Discussing Dave Chappelle's Attacker

50 Cent Speaks About DaBaby When Discussing Dave Chappelle’s Attacker

50 Cent Speaks About DaBaby When Discussing Dave Chappelle’s Attacker

50 Cent joined a pop culture debate. We’ve covered the latest developments in the attack on Dave Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this week in depth. Chappelle was performing at the Netflix Is A Joke Festival when Isaiah Lee, 23, rushed the stage with a knife and assaulted him. The comedian’s security detail responded, and Lee to have taken a beating backstage.

As the alleged rapper was being led out of the event appearing assaulted and bruised. The after-effects of his confrontation with security got revealed. He is facing many criminal counts but has managed to avoid a felony charge.

Meanwhile, as the news spreads around the globe, social media has weighed in with its thoughts. The names of Will Smith and Chris Rock inclusive, and there have been stories out of Los Angeles that well-known comedy clubs are beefing up security in fear of attacks on comedians becoming a trend.

50 Cent had previously commented on Lee’s arrest and injuries, and he has returned to provide additional insight.

“Oh Sh*t, is the LGBTQ gonna kill dave right in front of us ?” Fif asked. “He had a weapon a gun, knife how he or she don’t get charged? The world is over, Fvck this. @dababy they would have charged your ass for thinking about doing that. LOL.” 

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Will Smith Seen Taking Pictures With Fans In India

Will Smith Seen Taking Pictures With Fans In India

Will Smith Seen Taking Pictures With Fans In India

 

Will Smith is back to his old tricks — sort of. Many of Smith’s ongoing film projects have been on hold (for the time being) as a result of “The Slap” at the 94th Academy Awards earlier this year. The Aladdin actor struck comedian Chris Rock across the face for cracking a joke at his wife’s expense on stage, leaving Smith with plenty of time to travel.

According to TMZ, the father of three arrived at a private airport in Mumbai, India, earlier this week. And it appears that paparazzi from across the world were aware of his arrival.

Fans cheered Smith’s arrival at his hotel. As he reached his accommodations, the 53-year-old appeared to be in good spirits, waving and smiling at photographers and other onlookers.

Will Smith Seen In India

It’s unclear whether the memoirist is in Mumbai for business or for pleasure at this moment. He appears in photos with what appears to be a pilot, dressed in grey and white sporting gear and wearing a braided necklace.

This isn’t Smith’s first journey to India; in 2020, he met with Sadhguru, a spiritual leader, and said, “Sadhguru is in town. I have been following him for a while. He wrote a wonderful book called Inner Engineering. I want my family to meet spiritual people, to start interacting with people who are not hooked on the material world.”

It’s likely that the Gemini Man star is on a spiritual journey as a result of his personal turmoil.

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Chris Rock Says He'll Address Will Smith's Oscars Slap

Chris Rock Says He’ll Address Will Smith’s Oscars Slap

Chris Rock Says He’ll Address Will Smith’s Oscars Slap

 

Chris Rock isn’t eager to discuss the Will Smith slap incident at the 2022 Oscars. Smith stepped casually onto the Academy Prize stage as Rock was about to deliver the Best Documentary award, slapping Rock with an open palm after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s, bald head.

Since then, the Academy’s Board of Governors has barred Smith from attending the event for the next ten years. He will preserve his Best Actor Oscar for his part in King Richard, and he can still be nominated in the next ten years. Smith has also expressed regret and says he accepts the punishment. 

He also indicated that he will be resigning from the Academy ahead of the decision. Rock, on the other hand, has stated that he will remain silent until the money is received.

Chris Rock Says He Won’t Speak About Will Smith’s Slap Until He’s “Paid.”

According to TMZ, on Friday, April 9, Rock told a live audience that he would not discuss the Oscars unless he was paid financially. It’s safe to presume he’s referring to a paid interview or perhaps a paid comedy special. According to TMZ, the information came from a piece in the Palm Springs Desert Sun, which covered Rock’s set in Indio, California, as well as his ongoing national comedy tour amid the scandal.

According to reports, Rock stated “I’m OK, I have a whole show, and I’m not talking about that until I get paid. Life is good. I got my hearing back.” 

Will Smith Apologized

Smith apologized during his award speech, but he exempted Rock. “I wanna apologize to the Academy, I wanna apologize to all my fellow nominees,” he said. “This is a beautiful moment. And I’m not crying for winning an award—it’s not about winning an award for me.”

He then issued an official apology, stating that Rock’s joke was a “trigger” because his wife suffers from a medical ailment that causes her to lose her hair. Smith admits to being a work in progress and expresses regret for his acts. “There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he added. Rock reportedly declined to press criminal charges against Smith. 

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Will Smith Receives a Ten-Year Ban From The Academy Awards Over Chris Rock Slap

Will Smith Receives a Ten-Year Ban From The Academy Awards Over Chris Rock Slap

Will Smith Receives a Ten-Year Ban From The Academy Awards Over Chris Rock Slap.

Will Smith on Friday was barred from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years. The motion picture academy expressed their decision after Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards.

Following a meeting of the academy’s Board of Governors to discuss a response to Smith’s activities, the decision was made.

Smith’s actions were described as “unacceptable and harmful” said the academy in a statement.

Will Smith Receives Punishment After He Resigned From The Academy

During the week leading up to the meeting, the actor resigned from the academy . He said he would accept any punishment the academy imposed.

“I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” Smith made the announcement in a statement.

Smith was allowed to stay and accept his best actor prize after the academy apologized for its handling of the event.

“During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry,” the academy said. “This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented.”

Will Smith receives Academy’s  verdict. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section.

 

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