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Serena Williams Speaks Out About Will Smith’s Infamous Oscars Slap: “We’re All Human”

Almost one year after the Slap that was heard around the world, Serena Williams opened up about the now-infamous moment that took place shortly before Will Smith won the 2022 Oscar for best actor in King Richard. Ahead of Smith’s win, Chris Rock took to the Academy Awards stage to present the award for best […]

Will Smith, Martin Lawrence Set to Reteam for Fourth ‘Bad Boys’ Movie

It’s official: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are reuniting for a fourth film in the Bad Boys franchise. Sony Pictures confirmed the untitled Bad Boys sequel is in early preproduction at the studio, with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah returning to direct from a script by Chris Bremner.  The fourth film in the buddy […]

Hector Ramirez, Cameraman With 20 Primetime Emmys, Dies at 78

Hector Ramirez, a camera operator with 20 Primetime Emmy Awards who spent more than a decade on Dancing With the Stars and worked on the Oscars and the Grammys, Elvis Presley and David Copperfield specials and Frank Sinatra, Sting and Cher concerts, has died. He was 78. Ramirez died Wednesday in his home in Granada […]

Kevin Hart Says Fame is “Biggest Drug” Over Cocaine, Heroin: “That’s a Monster That You’re Feeding”

Kevin Hart is getting real about the dangers of fame. The A-list comedian sat opposite mindfulness and lifestyle guru Jay Shetty for the newest episode of his podcast, On Purpose with Jay Shetty, and the two talked about an array of subjects including Hart’s relationship with his late father, building generational wealth and how Dave […]

If Hollywood’s a High School, Who’s in the Drama Club? The Chess Club? The Hellfire Club?

Drama Club The Don’t Worry Darling gang Much like the film itself, a psychological thriller set in a Mad Men-era utopia, the PR campaign for Don’t Worry Darling saw a web of cracks undermine a picture-perfect facade. The internet obsession of late summer consisted of a series of mysteries: Was original co-star Shia LaBeouf fired […]

‘Emancipation’ Director Defends Release of Will Smith Film After Oscars Slap: “More Important Than One Bad Moment”

Antoine Fuqua is hopeful that viewers will give his forthcoming movie Emancipation a chance as it prepares for release less than a year after Will Smith made headlines for slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony. During an interview with Vanity Fair that published online Tuesday, the director said that no one involved […]

Budd Friedman, Founder of the Improv, Dies at 90

Budd Friedman, the comedy club pioneer who founded the original Improv in New York in 1963 and gave early career breaks to the likes of Jay Leno, Robert Klein, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman, has died. He was 90.  Friedman died Saturday of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his […]

Netflix Tests Live Programming With Chris Rock Comedy Special

Netflix will make its first attempt at streaming live programming next year with a new comedy special from the comedian Chris Rock, the streamer said on Thursday. The special will stream live, globally, in early 2023. Additional details are expected to be shared at a later date. “Chris Rock is one of the most iconic […]

Will Oscar Voters Even Consider Voting for Will Smith for ‘Emancipation’? “We Have to Allow People to Grow,” “No Chance,” “F*** Him”

Monday’s announcement by Apple, the distributor of the most recent best picture Oscar winner, CODA, that it will release Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation, a film starring the most recent best actor Oscar winner, Will Smith, in 2022 rather than in 2023, sparked widespread speculation about how members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences […]

David O. Russell and Christian Bale Debut ‘Amsterdam’ at Private L.A. Screening Attended by Oscar Isaac, Ben Stiller and Jeremy Strong

Amsterdam came to Los Angeles over the weekend. David O. Russell debuted his anticipated and star-packed film during a private screening on Sunday night at the Ross House alongside star Christian Bale in front of an A-list crowd. Filmmaker Adam McKay was also on hand to moderate a Q&A with Russell and Bale. The screening […]

Nicole Brown Simpson’s Sister Calls Chris Rock’s Joke About Murder “Distasteful”

Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister is speaking out about a joke Chris Rock recently made about her sister’s murder. During Rock’s Sunday night show at the Arizona Financial Theatre in downtown Phoenix, the comedian reportedly said he declined an offer to host the 2023 Academy Awards and compared accepting the hosting gig to returning to the scene […]

Will Smith Teases Return to Social Media in First Non-Apology Post Since Oscars

Will Smith appears to have social media — and adorable animals — on the mind. The embattled actor took to Instagram on Friday, marking his first post since the Oscars ceremony on March 27 to not directly reference the infamous moment when he slapped Chris Rock onstage following a joke about the actor’s wife, Jada […]