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.

Stacey Dash, 52, was arrested

Stacey Dash Arrested for Domestic Battery

Stacey Dash, 52, was arrested for domestic battery charges in Florida on Sunday, September 30, 2019. She is best known for her role as Dionne Davenport in the 1995 teen romance movie “Clueless.” TMZ confirms that the alleged victim is her fourth husband and Florida attorney Jeffrey Marty, but Pasco Country Sheriff’s department has not …

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Jessi Combs – Dead at 39

Jessi Combs, 39, died Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 in Alvord Desert, Oregon. She was a former co-host of the TV Show “Myth Busters” and a race car driver. She also co-hosted “The List” along with stints on “Overhaulin’,” “Extreme 4×4” and “All Girls Garage.” Passionate Race Car Driver After setting a record with a jet-powered …

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Harrison Ford vs. Tim Rose

When people think of Star Wars, they think of the main stars that are shown continuously in billboards and interviews and actually show their faces in the movies. However, there are also many cast members behind the scenes and in a costume that we do not always recognize. Harrison Ford Upset Over Tim Rose Comments …

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