Chris Rock declining to file police report over Oscars incident: LAPD
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said that Chris Rock is declining to file a police report after being struck by actor Will Smith in a shocking altercation during the Oscars broadcast."LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program. The incident involved one individual slapping another," a statement obtained early Monday by ITK said following the awards show in Los Angeles."...news.yahoo.com
Oscars 2022: See the complete winners list
LOS ANGELES — The star-studded 94th Academy Awards returned to the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night. two academy award winners for anita in west side story. "I just wanted to say this is dedicated to the Deaf community, the CODA community and the disabled community. Riz Ahmed is an Oscar winner! (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Oscars live: Coming-of-age film ‘CODA’ wins best picture
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (Chris Pizzello)“CODA” has won best picture at the Oscars. “The Godfather” — which won best picture — was released March 24, 1972. — Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds___7:30 p.m.“Summer of Soul” has won best documentary at the Oscars. “CODA,” which stands for child of deaf adult, earned Troy Kotsur an Oscar win as supporting actor. His “CODA” co-star Marlee Matlin was the first when she won best actress for “Children of a Lesser God” in 1987.wftv.com
WIll Smith confronts Chris Rock, then wins best actor Oscar
Will Smith took immediate offense. Smith apologized afterward to many people — including tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, Richard Williams' daughters — but did not mention Rock in his apology. “Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family," Smith said as he began his acceptance speech. Smith walked back to his seat and shouted for Rock to leave Pinkett Smith alone. Several people approached Smith and Pinkett Smith in the commercial breaks that followed; Keith Urban hugged Smith during one stoppage in the show, Nicole Kidman also went over to say a few words as well.wftv.com
Oscars live: Will Smith wins best actor for ‘King Richard’
94th Academy Awards - Red Carpet Will Smith arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “The Godfather” — which won best picture — was released March 24, 1972. Director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s chronicle of the music of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival took the trophy as expected at Sunday’s Academy Awards. His “CODA” co-star Marlee Matlin was the first when she won best actress for “Children of a Lesser God” in 1987. The telecast for the 94th Academy Awards will begin, as usual, at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.wftv.com
Will Smith confronts Chris Rock, then wins best actor Oscar
Chris Rock made a joke. Will Smith quickly took offense. Smith — moments before winning best actor honors for his portrayal of tennis dad Richard Williams in “King Richard" — marched on stage and appeared to smack Rock during Sunday night's Academy Awards after the comic made a joke about the appearance of Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Bridgerton,' 'Atlanta' return, Maren Morris
(NBC/FX/Netflix via AP) (Uncredited)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Smith's portrayal of Richard Williams, father to Venus and Serena Williams, has been hailed as his most soulful and sensitive performance. In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr praised it "inspiring, even if it's not exactly inspired," noting that "it doesn't do too much glossy revisionism on behalf of its complicated and flawed central subject." — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Maren Morris has no reason to be nervous this week despite the name of her latest single. — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson host NBC's "American Song Contest," its two-hour premiere arriving Monday.wftv.com
For Will Smith, a break point leads to 'King Richard'
But Smith, who stars in the upcoming drama "King Richard," as Richard Williams, father and coach to Venus and Serena Williams, is reemerging after an extensive period of introspection. "King Richard," which Warner Bros. will release Friday in theaters and on HBO Max, is part of a new direction for the actor. It’s an authorized view of the Williams family; Isha Price, one of Venus and Serena’s three half-sisters, is a producer. “King Richard” may be foremost about Richard, but Ellis’ performance, too, has been singled out for the way Ellis honors the less-known but no less formative parent of Serena and Venus. She was so much to this family.”For Smith, the role of Richard Williams has many echoes to his own father.wftv.com
New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
The Stream This combination of photos shows promotional art for the film "Tick, Tick...Boom! In "King Richard," Will Smith plays Richard Williams, father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams. — Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature film directorial debut with "Tick, Tick... In Miranda's film, on Netflix on Friday, "Tick, Tick... is an affectionate ode to Larson, musical theater and Broadway dreams.wftv.com
New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
This week’s new entertainment releases include a much-anticipated album from Adele, a documentary about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show and Will Smith playing father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams.
A fall movie season (like everything else) in flux
Months before the much-delayed movie is even released on Oct. 8, the film's theme song, by Billie Eilish, has already won a Grammy. The fall movie season — usually a reliable rhythm and cozy autumn comfort — is this year, like much of the past 18 months, a little disorienting. What has coalesced is a movie mishmash — something much more robust than last fall's cobbled together, mostly virtual fall movie season — a season that stretched all the way to the Oscars in April. No studio is betting quite as big on movie theaters this fall as Sony. But little this fall — including the movie calendar — is a sure thing.wftv.com
Group seeks to combat misleading information online
(AP Photo/Russ Bynum)RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists and writers has launched a new project they say will combat misleading information online around voting, reparations and immigration, supporters announced Friday. The newly formed National Black Cultural Information Trust seeks to counter fake social media accounts and Twitter trolls that often discourage Black voters from participating in elections or seek to turn Black voters against other communities of color. The effort isn't meant to silence groups that are behind any hashtag but counter “bad actors” who are using the hashtags to disseminate false information, Aiwuyor said. The founders also took issue with the National Black Cultural Information Trust on Twitter after the announcement that the project would monitor the #ADOS hashtag for xenophobic comments and false information. But also to measure the plunder of the ADOS community from 1619 to today.”Members of the National Black Cultural Information Trust plan to monitor social media posts and flag those spreading misleading and fake stories.
Britain's last tin mine could reopen
Tin mining and smelting in this southwest corner of rural England dates back thousands of years. And the last mine to close South Crofty could be the first to reopen. "So you're going to see a growing demand for the use of tin," Williams said. Mark Wills, owner of Blue Hills Tin, a mining visitor's center and tin jewelry shop, said his father was the last of four generations to work underground. Today, Blue Hills Tin attracts visitors from all over the world who are interested in the history behind 4,000 years of tin production.
Richard Williams, 'Roger Rabbit' animator, dead at 86
BRISTOL, United Kingdom (CNN) - Richard Williams, the animator known for his work on "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and two "Pink Panther" films, is dead, his family told PA Media, the UK national news agency. Williams, who was born in Toronto but moved to the UK in the 1950s, died Friday at his home in St. Andrews, Bristol. His daughter Natasha Sutton Williams told the PA that her father had been suffering from cancer. "He really was an inspiration to everyone that met him," Williams' daughter said. Some of Williams' other work is featured in the movies "The Return of the Pink Panther," "The Pink Panther Strikes Again," and 1967's "Casino Royale," as well as the 1971 TV short "A Christmas Carol."