Tour de France Femmes 2023

Tour De France Femmes 2023 Winner As of today Tour De France Femmes 2023 has ended, and Demi Vollering was crowned champion of the second edition of this race. Vollering’s exceptional performance during stage 7, where she gained a lead of over 1 minute and 50 seconds, solidified her overall victory. With such a comfortable …

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French Actress and Singer Jane Birkin Dies at 76

Jane Birkin, the London-born fashion icon, actor, singer, and activist has died in Paris at the age of 76. Born in London on December 14, 1964, Jane Birkin was the daughter of Judy Campbell, an actress who gained popularity for performing for British troops with Noël Coward during World War II, and Commander David Birkin …

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Real Housewives of Dubai

Bravo released their first international series of the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise with the premiere of the ‘Real Housewives of Dubai’ on June 1st, 2022. This new series highlights a group of women in the United Arab Emirates and their relationships, careers, and lavish lifestyles. The UAE is known for having customs and standards that go …

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Academy Awards drama: Chris Rock and Will Smith

The most notable event that occurred at the 2022 Oscars was the physical and verbal altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock. Chris Rock was on stage presenting the Oscar for the documentary feature when he made a joke about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. He joked, “Jada, I love you. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it. Alright?” Rock continued by saying, “That was a nice one.” Following Jada’s eye roll, Will Smith got up on the stage and slapped Chris Rock. As he returned to his seat Smith yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f-king mouth!”

Will Smith vs Chris Rock

This altercation stunned Oscars viewers, both those in the crowd as well as those watching at home. This joke did not land well with Will Smith due to his wife’s recent alopecia diagnosis; an autoimmune disease that may lead to hair loss.

Will Smith won the award for Best Actor for his role in King Richard where he delivered an emotional speech. Smith stated, “At your highest moment, be careful, that’s when the devil comes for you.”

The Academy issued a statement regarding the actions of Will Smith. They stated, “The academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show,” the film organization said in a statement. “We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our bylaws, standards of conduct, and California law.” The Academy launched a formal review and may take disciplinary actions against Will Smith. These actions may include suspension of his Academy membership or may even go as far as expulsion.

Removing Will Smith

Behind the scenes, there were discussions about removing Will Smith from the theater but because he was favored to win Best Actor it was decided he would stay. Additionally, there was concern about further disruptions during the live broadcast. As the show continued, multiple stars came up to Smith during commercial breaks. The Los Angeles Police Department was aware of the incident but announced that Chris Rock declined to file a report.

Will Smith has since issued an apology statement stating “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”

Will Smith has also apologized to the Academy, the Oscars producers, the show’s attendees, and everyone who was watching the altercation on live television.

This incident has been very controversial. There are many who call for Smith to face consequences and many who defended him. Stars expressed anger, fear, disappointment, and disbelief while others deflected questions about the clash. Overall, the “slap heard around the world” made the 2022 Oscars memorable and stole the show.

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International Womens Day 2022

Every March America celebrates Women’s History Month as well as International Women’s Day, which was celebrated on March 8th. International Woman’s Day This year’s International Woman’s Day theme was Break the Bias. Break the Bias spotlights the collective and individual biases against women that fuel gender inequality worldwide. Knowing that bias exists is not enough, …

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black americans and racism

What We Have Learned – Black American

As we celebrate Black History Month throughout February it is important to not only recognize the achievements but also to recognize the hardships Black Americans face every single day in America. From 1968 and through the post-George Floyd era, we have begun to discuss race relations more than ever. Whether it is in an education …

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Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty

Elizabeth Holmes, who is 37 years old former biotechnology entrepreneur, has been found guilty of defrauding investors out of millions of dollars. She was one of Silicon Valley’s young executives working with blood testing with innovative technology. Founder of Theranos Holmes founded Theranos at 19 years old and soon after dropped out of Stanford University …

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Britney Spears Has Lost a Legal Battle

Britney Spears has lost a legal battle to remove her father as the conservator of your estate. This was originally put into place in 2008 after she was going through a mental health crisis. Her lawyer told the court that she is afraid of her father and will not perform or resume her career in …

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Ring Doorbell Recall

Ring Recalls Over 350k Smart Doorbells After Catching Fire

Amazon-subsidiary Ring is recalling countless video doorbells after reports of them catching on fire. Nearly 350,000 2nd generation Ring doorbells and 8,700 sold in Canada (model number 5UM5E5) are recalled according to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report on November 10. These doorbells were sold on their website and on Amazon between June and …

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