Tag: Oscars

Will Smith Apology Video is a Disaster

If Will Smith’s apology tour for his Oscar night slap is any indication, this guy has lost 100% of his trademark charm and cool. If you’ll recall (as if I have to remind anyone), Smith slapped Chris Rock on the Oscars stage after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and her...

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Dave Chappelle Attacked on Stage

It’s open season comedians. Stand-up legend and free speech champion Dave Chappelle was attacked by an audience member during a performance at the “Netflix is a Joke” festival at the Hollywood Bowl last night. As Chappelle was preparing to leave the stage, someone rushed him and tackled him; t...

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Will Smith Banned From Academy Events for 10 Years

Just two weeks after the slap heard around the world that Will Smith inflicted on Chris Rock, the Academy has decided to ban him from events for the next ten years.  An open letter to members from President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said, “The board has decided, for a period of 10 years &he...

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Oscars Slap Fight Aftermath

Now that Hollywood is getting the impression that the general public isn’t joining them in support of hitting people over jokes, more developments are shaking out in the Oscar slap fight fiasco. First, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science released a tepid-at-best response to Will Smith...

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Frank Oz Calls Oscars Out

On Monday, March 28th, actor-director Frank Oz tweeted his displeasure with the Oscars. He clarifies that his disappointment doesn’t concern recent fumbles like “the slap” but rather the general state of the event. Oz is famous for his portrayal of Yoda across the Star Wars franchise, as well ...

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Slap Fight at the Oscars

Has the Academy solved the Oscars viewership problem? At last night’s event (which is barely an event anymore, something painful for a guy who used to love the Oscars to say), comedy legend Chris Rock did what comedians do as he presented an award and made jokes – and to break from the ones I &h...

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