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Ricky Gervais Laces Into Will Smith, Makes Fun Of His Character

March 31, 2022 6:08 PM ET Ricky Gervais said Wednesday he would have made fun of Will Smith if he were in comedian Chris Rock’s shoes at the Oscars.Gervais informed fans who were gathered at his London show that he wouldn’t have wasted any time roasting Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and would definitely not…

Academy Claims Will Smith Refused to Leave Oscars Ceremony as Board Disciplinary Inquiry Begins,...

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced that it has begun “disciplinary proceedings” against Will Smith on Wednesday while clarifying that the organization asked the actor to leave the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night when he assaulted comedian Chris Rock live on television. Expanding on its previous statements, the Academy went beyond…

Oscars Co-Host Amy Schumer Calls Will Smith Attack ‘Disturbing’: ‘The Whole Thing was So...

Comedian and Oscars co-host Amy Schumer reacted to actor Will Smith smacking comedian Chris Rock across the face at this year’s Oscars, saying “the whole thing was so disturbing,” and that she is “still triggered and traumatized” by the incident. “Still triggered and traumatized,” Schumer said, according to a report by Page Six. “I love my friend…

Chris Rock Readies for First Show Since Will Smith Attack as Comedy Clubs Reassess...

BOSTON (AP) — Comedian Chris Rock is performing in public Wednesday for the first time since Oscar-winning actor Will Smith slapped him for a joke about Smith’s wife during the Academy Awards show. Rock’s first set begins at 7:30 p.m. in Boston. The performance comes just three days after Smith slapped Rock on the Oscars…

New York Times Columnist Roxane Gay: Jada Pinkett Smith Shouldn’t Have to Tolerate Jokes...

Erin Simkin/Hulu/Robyn Beck; Angela Weiss/Getty Images New York Times contributor Roxane Gay has penned a column in defense of humorlessness in which she argues that black women like actress Jada Pinkett Smith shouldn’t have to tolerate jokes made at their expense like the one Chris Rock told at the Oscars on Sunday, which prompted Will…

Joe Rogan: Will Smith Oscars Attack a ‘Terrible Precedent’ for Comedians on Stage

Joe Rogan reacted to actor Will Smith attacking comedian Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars, stating, “It sets a terrible precedent” for comedians on stage. “You can’t just smack a man in the face in front of the world, and then go about business as usual,” Rogan said. “It sets a terrible precedent in so many different…

The Academy of Motion Pictures Kicked Out an Actor for Pirating VHS Screeners

Will the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expel Will Smith for assaulting Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars? The organization once kicked out a member for committing a far lesser offense. Meet actor Carmine Caridi. You may not know him but he’s in an exclusive group with Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski, and Bill…

Oscars Producer Will Packer Calls Will Smith Slap ‘Very Painful Moment’ After First Saying...

Oscars producer Will Packer, a Hollywood mega-producer with dozens of blockbuster credits, called Will Smith’s assault against Chris Rock live on stage a “very painful moment” after initially appearing to downplay the attack. “Welp…I said it wouldn’t be boring,” Packer tweeted on Sunday night as a tacit reference to the moment that Will Smith violently…

Jemele Hill: Black Women ‘Encouraged’ by Will Smith’s ‘Protection’ of Wife After KBJ Hearings

CNN+ host Jemele Hill said Monday on CNN’s “The Lead” that black women were “encouraged” by actor Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock at Sunday’s Oscars because Smith was protecting his wife after they just saw Biden SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson “lambasted in the public eye” during her confirmation hearings. Tapper said, “Congresswoman Pressley, who…

Will Smith Issues Apology for ‘Unacceptable and Inexcusable’ Behavior at Oscars

Will Smith has publicly apologized to comedian Chris Rock for violently assaulting him during the Oscars telecast on Sunday night, denouncing his own behavior as “unacceptable and inexcusable.” In a statement posted to Instagram, Will Smith, who won the Oscar for his lead performance in “King Richard,” expressed regret for how his behavior overshadowed the…
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