Willow Smith on dad Will's Oscars slap: 'I see my family as being human'
In a new interview, the 21-year-old singer shared why the awkward confrontation between her father and Chris Rock didn't disrupt her, reports aceshowbiz.com. Willow said it is part of "humanness" to make errors after the 53-year-old actor stormed the stage of this year's Academy Awards to whack the 57-year-old stand-up comic for making a joke about his wife's haircut. She told Billboard in an interview "I see my whole family as being human, and I love and accept them for all their humanness."
Sexual assault case against Paul Haggis dismissed by Italian court
Haggis was arrested on June 19 in Ostuni, a location in the southern region of Puglia on the heel of the Italian boot, on charges of sexual assault allegedly inflicted to a 28-year British woman over the course of two days in June.
WATCH | Will Smith apologises to Chris Rock for 'unacceptable' Oscars night slap
In an emotional YouTube post, according to 'Variety', Smith addressed why he did not apologise to Rock when he accepted the Best Actor prize for his work in 'King Richard' shortly after he ch"It's all fuzzy," Smith said. "I've reached out to Chris and the message that came back is he's not ready to talk, and when he is, he will reach out." Smith once again rearged the stage and slapped the comic for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's short haircut.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis arrested in Italy on sexual assault charges
According to several Italian press reports and a note from the public prosecutor of the nearby city of Brindisi, Haggis is charged with forcing a young "foreign", meaning non-Italian, woman to undergo sexual intercourse over the course of two days in Ostuni, where he was scheduled to hold several master classes at the Allora Fest.
After Oscars slapgate, Will Smith in India to meet Sadhguru
'The Pursuit of Happyness' actor hit the headlines because of the incident at the Oscars where he assaulted comedian Chris Rock after the latter made fun of Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's bald head. Post that Smith has been banned from attending any Academy event for the next 10 years, including the Oscars. He had won the Best Actor award for 'King Richard'.
Academy's Oscars ban on Smith can't stop his future noms, wins
In a statement issued after its 54-member Board of Governors took the call, the Academy noted: "The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year; however, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith exhibit on stage."
'CODA' is an expression of the new OTT-led era of entertainment
Months later, Wright won the Golden Globe for Best Actress - Television Drama Series. Since then, there's been no looking back for streamers as year after year they have been in contention for top entertainment awards across categories, firmly establishing their presence as the new global content powerhouses. And their coming of age was announced at the recently concluded Oscars, before the chatter about the awards was jettisoned by the Will Smith 'slapgate', when the Apple TV+ film, 'CODA', went home with the best picture trophy. Apple TV+ made movie history by becoming the first streaming service to win the best picture accolade at the Academy Awards, which just completed their 94th year.
Academy leaders, Will Smith discussed Oscars slap before emergency meeting
According to 'Variety', Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson on Tuesday talked to the actor on Zoom about the fallout from the assault during Sunday's Oscars telecast. The talk lasted for roughly 30 minutes, according to a source. Another source familiar with the meeting said only that the conversation was "brief".
Chris Rock responds to Will Smith's Oscars slap at standup show
Comedian Chris Rock has finally broken his silence and addressed the Will Smith slap topic publicly at a standup show in Boston. "Whoa, OK!" he exclaimed upon entering the stage at the Wilbur Theatre in an all-white ensemble. Audience members in the 1,000-seat venue greeted the 57-year-old with a rock star's welcome, reports 'Variety'. Rock basked in the standing ovation, which thundered on for nearly two minutes, before he made another effort to get the ball rolling for the evening: "Yo, let me do the show!"
Academy starts disciplinary proceedings against Will Smith
'. The statement from the Academy is highly damning, citing the standards of conduct and Smith's violations of "inappropriate physical contact, abusive or threatening behaviour, and compromising the integrity of the Academy".Smith, who won the Oscar for best actor for 'King Richard' not long after the slap, has been given 15 days notice of a vote regarding his violations and sanctions, and has the opportunity to provide a written response.