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QuestLove reveals shock reason Will Smith was absent from performance at the 2023 Grammys - www.dailymail.co.uk - county Bronx
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07.02.2023 / 00:41

QuestLove reveals shock reason Will Smith was absent from performance at the 2023 Grammys

QuestLove has revealed the surprising reason why Will Smith was absent from the star-studded 50th anniversary of hip-hop performance at the 2023 Grammys on Sunday.The actor, 54, who is rebuilding his career after slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, was due to take to the stage at LA's Cryto.com Arena alongside 90s collaborator Jazzy Jeff, but was mysteriously absent on the night,LL Cool J introduced the segment, charting the roots of the genre to a party in The Bronx in August 1973, when a DJ played the beats the laid the groundwork for hip-hop.The tribute featured hip-hop artists from multiple generations - from Grandmaster Flash all the way to Lil Uzi Vert, with many fans showering praise on the tribute on social media.Black Thought kicked off the tribute, followed by Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Rahiem of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five performed The Message, followed by Run DMC, LL Cool J, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Salt N Pepa, Eric B, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Clipping, Ice-T, Queen Latifah, Method Man, Big Boi from Outkast, Busta Rhymes, The Lox, Missy Elliot, Nelly, Too Short, Swizz Beatz, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert and GloRilla Spilling the tea: QuestLove has revealed the surprising reason why Will Smith was absent from the star-studded 50th anniversary of hip-hop performance at the 2023 Grammys on SundayQuestLove told Variety: 'I’ll give the spoiler alert away.

‘Walking Dead’ Actor Steven Ogg Signs With Buchwald - deadline.com - county Pike
deadline.com
07.02.2023 / 22:35

‘Walking Dead’ Actor Steven Ogg Signs With Buchwald

EXCLUSIVE: Steven Ogg, notably recognized for his roles on The Walking Dead and Westworld, has signed with Buchwald for representation.

Warner Bros Pictures Production VP Peter Dodd Heads To Netflix As Film Team Director - deadline.com - London - California - Boston
deadline.com
07.02.2023 / 22:35

Warner Bros Pictures Production VP Peter Dodd Heads To Netflix As Film Team Director

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros Pictures Vice President of Production Peter Dodd is joining Netflix as a Director on the film team. He’ll be part of VP Niija Kuykendall’s group focused on mid-sized features.

Chris Rock Through the Years: From ‘Saturday Night Live’ to the Oscars Slap - www.usmagazine.com - Los Angeles - county Rock - South Carolina
usmagazine.com
06.02.2023 / 23:15

Chris Rock Through the Years: From ‘Saturday Night Live’ to the Oscars Slap

The one and only! Chris Rock became a certified Hollywood star in the ’90s — and he hasn’t slowed down since.

Most Controversial Grammy Awards Moments in History: Macklemore, The Weeknd and More - www.usmagazine.com - New York - USA
usmagazine.com
06.02.2023 / 07:33

Most Controversial Grammy Awards Moments in History: Macklemore, The Weeknd and More

What’s an awards season without a little controversy? The Grammy Awards are known to entertain viewers, but when it comes to showstopping — and head-turning — musical rifts, it’s had its fair share.

Where Independence Day cast are now – from real estate agent to 30-year age gap romance and star arrested as ‘fugitive’ - www.thesun.co.uk - Los Angeles - USA - Hollywood - county Scott
thesun.co.uk
05.02.2023 / 16:53

Where Independence Day cast are now – from real estate agent to 30-year age gap romance and star arrested as ‘fugitive’

IT was the epic sci-fi thriller that rocketed Will Smith to blockbuster action-hero status. Independence Day was the highest-grossing film of 1996, and its spectacular special effects even won an Oscar. Set on July 4, an alien invasion threatens to wipe out the human race, and it falls to the US President, a scientist and a fighter pilot to team up to save civilisation.

Will Smith's kids Jaden and Willow Smith join Jenna Ortega for musician Kid Cudi's 39th birthday - www.dailymail.co.uk - Los Angeles - Los Angeles
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01.02.2023 / 23:45

Will Smith's kids Jaden and Willow Smith join Jenna Ortega for musician Kid Cudi's 39th birthday

It was a star-studded bash for Kid Cudi this week in Los Angeles as he celebrated his 39th birthday.His guests included Will Smith's son Jaden Smith and daughter Willow Smith as well as Wednesday actress Jenna Ortega.The trio showed off their fashion sense as they posed for photos together at the celebrity-filled soiree.The birthday boy was typically stylish in a statement-making varsity jacket with orange leather sleeves.The sporty outer layer also featured a teal middle section and had a heather gray hoodie attached.

Will Smith to make FOURTH Bad Boys movie with Martin Lawrence - www.dailymail.co.uk - Chad - Oman
dailymail.co.uk
01.02.2023 / 02:24

Will Smith to make FOURTH Bad Boys movie with Martin Lawrence

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are returning for the fourth installment of Bad Boys.The news comes one year after Will, 54, slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars over his joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith's hair.The fourth film in the franchise was confirmed by Sony Pictures, according to Variety.On Tuesday morning, Will shared an Instagram video announcing the news - with Martin, 57, making an appearance in the clip. The latest: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are returning for the fourth installment of Bad Boys The Bad Boys franchise began in 1995, with the sequel released in 2003 and the third film in 2020.The fourth film in in pre-production, the outlet reported.The script will be written by Chris Brenner, with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah set to direct once more. Jerry Bruckheimer is set to produce the project along with Will, Doug Belgrad and Chad Oman.

‘Bad Boys 4’ In Pre-Production, Will Smith & Martin Lawrence Celebrate On Social Media - deadline.com - Chad - Oman
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31.01.2023 / 21:07

‘Bad Boys 4’ In Pre-Production, Will Smith & Martin Lawrence Celebrate On Social Media

Today on social media, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence announced that they’re definitely reteaming for a fourth Bad Boys movie which is in early pre-production at the studio with Bad Boys for Life Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah returning to direct from a script by Chris Bremner. 

Nia Long reveals she was not cast in Charlie's Angels for looking 'too old next to Drew Barrymore' - www.dailymail.co.uk - New York - Dubai
dailymail.co.uk
25.01.2023 / 12:17

Nia Long reveals she was not cast in Charlie's Angels for looking 'too old next to Drew Barrymore'

Nia Long opened up about her missed 'opportunity' in the 2000 film, Charlie's Angels, and revealed to Yahoo Entertainment she wasn't cast in the feature because she looked 'too old next to Drew Barrymore.' The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air actress, 52, had originally auditioned for the role of Alex Munday, however, Lucy Liu was eventually offered to play the character. The mother of two, who recently opened up about her friendship with Will Smith, admitted that at that time, she wasn't 'quite ready for' the role, and explained, 'every opportunity isn't for you.'  Opening up: Nia Long, 52, revealed to Yahoo Entertainment that she wasn't cast in Charlie's Angels because she looked 'too old next to Drew Barrymore'; seen earlier this month in Dubai When talking about a rumor that she had 'passed' on the Charlie's Angels role, Nia set the record straight by stating, 'That is the biggest fattest lie.'  The Best Man actress further explained that, 'Charlie's Angels did not want me because they said I looked too sophisticated and too old next to Drew Barrymore.' Although she wasn't cast in one of the leading roles in the action film, Nia expressed that she was a fan of the film and Lucy's portrayal of Alex. 'I thought Lucy Liu was great in that role. When I went back and looked at it, I was like, 'Whoa, she's really doing some stunts,' the star informed the publication. The New York-born star admitted that upon looking back, 'I don't know if I was quite ready for that.' She added a positive outlook on the situation and stated, 'you can't do everything, and every opportunity isn't for you.'   Other opportunities: 'I thought Lucy Liu was great in that role.

Will Smith wishes his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Tatyana Ali a happy 44th birthday - www.dailymail.co.uk - Britain - county Ashley - county Banks
dailymail.co.uk
25.01.2023 / 05:21

Will Smith wishes his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Tatyana Ali a happy 44th birthday

Will Smith returned to Instagram for the first time in a few days to wish his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Tatyana Ali a very happy 44th birthday.The 54-year-old actor shared a video of Ali, posing in a colorful dress, before it transitions back to many years earlier where Ali was posing in her schoolgirl outfit as Ashley Banks in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.'HAPPY BDAY TATCH! @tatyanaali,' Smith captioned the post, with the video featuring the 2002 Simple Plan song I'm Just a Kid. Birthday: Will Smith returned to Instagram for the first time in a few days to wish his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Tatyana Ali a very happy 44th birthday Birthday: The 54-year-old actor shared a video of Ali, posing in a colorful dress, before it transitions back to many years earlier where Ali was posing in her schoolgirl outfit as Ashley Banks in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Video: 'HAPPY BDAY TATCH! @tatyanaali,' Smith captioned the post, with the video featuring the 2002 Simple Plan song I'm Just a KidAli has yet to respond publicly to Smith's post at this time, though her birthday comes just days after it was revealed she will star in Season 2 of Bel-Air.The actress was seen in the new trailer, and it was revealed by Variety that she will have a recurring role throughout the season.

Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar 2 lead popular cinema’s resurgence at the Oscars - www.thesun.co.uk
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25.01.2023 / 04:17

Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar 2 lead popular cinema’s resurgence at the Oscars

POPULAR films have made a spectacular comeback at the Oscars — with Top Gun and Avatar sequels both nominated for Best Picture. It is the first time in Oscars history more than one film in this category has grossed over £1.2billion worldwide. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Angela Bassett, 64, is also the first to earn an acting nomination for a Marvel superhero film — for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Original cast of 1980s blockbuster movie WILL return for sequel with stars to start filming in London - www.thesun.co.uk - Britain - London - New York - USA
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25.01.2023 / 04:17

Original cast of 1980s blockbuster movie WILL return for sequel with stars to start filming in London

IT’S one of the all-time greats of Eighties cinema – and I’m told Ghostbusters is getting a new sequel set in London. And in even more exciting news, the surviving original line-up will be making cameos. If you’re after a hit, who you gonna call? Bill Murray! The new movie begins shooting in the UK this March, with Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Ackroyd among the classic cast due to appear alongside a new crew of ghoul hunters.

Nia Long opens up about her long friendship with Will Smith who is banned from Oscars after slap - www.dailymail.co.uk - Hollywood
dailymail.co.uk
25.01.2023 / 02:25

Nia Long opens up about her long friendship with Will Smith who is banned from Oscars after slap

Nia Long is opening up about her long friendship with Will Smith. The 52-year-old actress co-starred with Will, 54, on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air back in the 90s as his fiancée Lisa and the two have remained friends ever since. In an interview with Yahoo's Kevin Polowy on the Role Recall podcast, the NAACP Image Award winner talked about the how far the comic actor turned action star has come. Friendship: Nia Long is opening up about her long friendship with Will Smith. 'I love him and I will always love him.' she said.

Apple Confirms ‘Flora And Son’, Streamer’s Biggest Sundance Deal Since ‘CODA’ - deadline.com
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24.01.2023 / 22:15

Apple Confirms ‘Flora And Son’, Streamer’s Biggest Sundance Deal Since ‘CODA’

Apple has confirmed Deadline’s scoop on winning an all-night bidding battle for the John Carney-directed Flora and Son, as Apple’s Heads of Worldwide Video Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht and their head of features Matt Dentler burned the midnight oil to make the label’s biggest Sundance Film Festival deal since they acquired CODA in 2021. That film went on to establish Apple as the first streamer to win the Best Picture Oscar, with the film also winning Best Adapted Screenplay for director Sian Heder and Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur.

Will Smith reportedly set to return as the Genie in Disney's Aladdin 2 - www.dailymail.co.uk
dailymail.co.uk
24.01.2023 / 10:05

Will Smith reportedly set to return as the Genie in Disney's Aladdin 2

Will Smith is getting back to work, nearly a year after his infamous Oscar slap, which Eddie Murphy recently poked fun of at the Golden Globes.The 54-year-old actor will reportedly return to portray the Genie in a sequel to Disney's 2019 live-action adaptation of Aladdin, via The Sun.Dailymail.com has reached out to his reps for comment but have not heard back at this time.  Slap: Will Smith is getting back to work, nearly a year after his infamous Oscar slap, which Eddie Murphy recently poked fun of at the Golden Globes Genie returns: The 54-year-old actor will reportedly return to portray the Genie in a sequel to Disney's 2019 live-action adaptation of Aladdin, via The Sun While Smith won his first Oscar for King Richard just minutes after the slap, his career has been at a standstill.He resigned from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and he is banned from the Oscars for the next 10 years. While he did have projects in the works like another Bad Boys sequel and The Council, there have been no announcements for new roles since he slapped Chris Rock on live television on Oscar Sunday.

Will Smith to star as the Genie in Aladdin sequel in first role since Oscars slap - www.thesun.co.uk - Dubai
thesun.co.uk
24.01.2023 / 04:23

Will Smith to star as the Genie in Aladdin sequel in first role since Oscars slap

WHEN Will Smith lamped Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars it sent shockwaves through the industry. Yet ten months on from the shocking incident, Disney is lining up his first acting role since the scandal, bringing him back for a sequel to the 2019 live action version of Aladdin.

Atomic Monster & Westbrook Studios Team On Urban Nature Docuseries ‘Concrete Jungle’ - deadline.com
deadline.com
21.01.2023 / 00:51

Atomic Monster & Westbrook Studios Team On Urban Nature Docuseries ‘Concrete Jungle’

EXCLUSIVE: James Wan’s Atomic Monster has teamed with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios on Concrete Jungle, an urban nature docuseries.

‘Emancipation’s Antoine Fuqua To Direct Michael Jackson Biopic For Lionsgate; John Logan Script & ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s Graham King Producing With Estate - deadline.com - Italy
deadline.com
18.01.2023 / 21:19

‘Emancipation’s Antoine Fuqua To Direct Michael Jackson Biopic For Lionsgate; John Logan Script & ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s Graham King Producing With Estate

EXCLUSIVE: Antoine Fuqua is set to direct Michael, a Lionsgate drama with script by telling the complex life story of the iconic singer Michael Jackson. A script is in by John Logan, and the film will be produced by Graham King, who turned the Freddie Mercury Queen story into the blockbuster Best Picture nominated Bohemian Rhapsody. GK Films will produce alongside co-executors of Jackson’s estate, John Branca and John McClain.

This Morning star named as surprise host of the EE BAFTAs - www.thesun.co.uk - Britain
thesun.co.uk
16.01.2023 / 12:23

This Morning star named as surprise host of the EE BAFTAs

THIS Morning’s Alison Hammond has landed her biggest job yet - co-hosting the 2023 EE BAFTAs. Bosses of the posh black-tie event are hoping the former Big Brother hopeful turned daytime TV national treasure will add fresh interest into the evening amid tumbling ratings globally for award shows across the board.

Anthony Anderson, 52, shows off trim physique during LA outing - www.dailymail.co.uk - Los Angeles
dailymail.co.uk
15.01.2023 / 05:33

Anthony Anderson, 52, shows off trim physique during LA outing

 Anthony Anderson showed off his svelte form Friday in Los Angeles.The Black-ish star, 52, looked fit and trim in a navy blue Bastille sweatshirt, patched skinny jeans and blue sneakers as he strolled through swanky Beverly Hills. The Law & Order veteran has maintained his weight loss that began after going through a 14-week challenge with his friend Will Smith back in summer 2021. Svelte: Anthony Anderson showed off his svelte form Friday.

Chris Rock steps out with controversial comedian Louis C.K. at the dog park - www.dailymail.co.uk
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13.01.2023 / 02:01

Chris Rock steps out with controversial comedian Louis C.K. at the dog park

Chris Rock stepped out with controversial comedian Louis C.K. at an NYC dog park on Wednesday - as he was seen for the first time since Eddie Murphy joked about Will Smith's Oscars slap at the Golden Globes.Rock, 57, was all smiles as he joked around with  Louis, 55 - just one day after Smith's slap of him at the 2022 Oscars was brought back into the public domain courtesy of the awards show on Wednesday.Comedian Rock wore a padded blue jacket, joggers and trainers, paired with a woolen hat and shades while strolling with Louis, who became embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal in 2017, Brushing it off? Chris Rock stepped out with controversial comedian Louis C.K.

Eddie Murphy reveals if he's heard from Will Smith after THAT Golden Globes slap joke - www.dailymail.co.uk - Smith - county Rock
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12.01.2023 / 23:15

Eddie Murphy reveals if he's heard from Will Smith after THAT Golden Globes slap joke

After making a joke about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy was quick to remind the public the punchline was meant to be taken lightly.While accepting a Golden Globe on Tuesday, Eddie joked that one key to success was to 'keep Will Smith’s wife’s name out your f***ing mouth!'However, it seems that the Coming to America star isn't too worried about having possibly offended the Smith family.When asked whether he had spoken to Smith or Rock since making the joke, the 61-year-old comedy icon said: 'No, I haven't. But I love both of them.' 'It's all love': After making a joke at the Golden Globes about Will Smith and Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy was quick to remind the public the punchline was meant to be taken lightlyMurphy added to Entertainment Tonight: 'Yeah, because in reality, I've worked with Jada.

Will Smith in good spirits in Miami after Eddie Murphy jokes about Oscars slap at Golden Globes - www.dailymail.co.uk - Los Angeles - Miami - Smith - county Will
dailymail.co.uk
12.01.2023 / 03:33

Will Smith in good spirits in Miami after Eddie Murphy jokes about Oscars slap at Golden Globes

Will Smith appeared to be in a good mood on Wednesday as he was snapped in Miami a day after Eddie Murphy mocked his Oscars slap of Chris Rock at the Golden Globes.The 54-year-old was clad in a casual ensemble of a white t-shirt with red Nike shorts over white athletic pants, with black sneakers and a white ballcap.The Oscar-winner, sporting a goatee, headed to a black SUV as he was seen speaking on a phone on the daytime outing. The latest: Will Smith, 54, appeared to be in a good mood on Wednesday as he was snapped in Miami a day after Eddie Murphy, 61, mocked his Oscars slap of Chris Rock, 57, at the Golden Globes.Smith, 54, is more than nine months removed from his infamous Oscars incident March 27, in which he slapped comic Chris Rock, 57, after he made a joke at Pinkett Smith's expense.Rock said, 'Jada, I love you, G.I.

SAG Awards Nominations: The Complete List - deadline.com - Paris - Los Angeles
deadline.com
11.01.2023 / 18:21

SAG Awards Nominations: The Complete List

The Screen Actors Guild is unveiling nominations Wednesday beginning at 6:50 a.m. PT for the 29th annual SAG Awards as the movie awards season arrives full-steam, coming the same week as last night’s Golden Globes and Sunday’s Critics Choice Awards.

‘Welcome To Earth With Will Smith’ Producer Nutopia Promotes Simon Willgoss To Chief Creative Officer - deadline.com - Britain
deadline.com
11.01.2023 / 14:41

‘Welcome To Earth With Will Smith’ Producer Nutopia Promotes Simon Willgoss To Chief Creative Officer

EXCLUSIVE: Nutopia, the Welcome to Earth with Will Smith and Limitless with Chris Hemsworth producer, has created a Chief Creative Officer role for veteran exec Simon Willgoss.

Harry Kane and Stormzy take on unlikely starring roles in new TV comedy – but can you spot what’s wrong? - www.thesun.co.uk
thesun.co.uk
11.01.2023 / 14:25

Harry Kane and Stormzy take on unlikely starring roles in new TV comedy – but can you spot what’s wrong?

RAPPER Stormzy doesn’t miss a beat as he tackles England skipper Harry Kane over his new patio. Meanwhile, Idris Elba hopes to keep up with Kim Kardashian. The unlikely pairings come thanks to deep fake AI technology.

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Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor and rapper. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.

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