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Will Smith divides opinion as he is honored with BET Award following Oscars controversy
Will Smith has been keeping a low profile ever since he was embroiled in controversy following his actions at the Oscars earlier this year.MORE: Where is Will Smith? - Three months on from Chris Rock Oscars slapHowever, he divided fans once again as it was revealed that during Sunday night's 2022 BET Awards, he had received the honor for Best Actor for his portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richard.VIDEO: Will Smith apologises to Academy after Chris Rock altercationWhile his performance has received significant acclaim and appreciation ever since the movie's release, fans have been conflicted ever since it received the Oscar on the same night as the infamous slap.And many of them had similar reactions upon learning of the actor's win at the BET ceremony, after which he began quickly trending on social media.MORE: Tyler Perry reveals Will Smith's reaction to the Chris Rock Oscars slap - new details"I see Will Smith won a BET Award and I didn't realize they had added a 'Best Slap' category," one quipped, with another saying: "Will Smith should be at BET awards with Chris Rock."There were a few, however, who came to his defense, as a third wrote: "BET should have done something for Will Smith, to show that they got his back. Do what they did for Chris," with another commenting: "Shout out to BET for not slighting #WillSmith.
Willow Smith 'cries' in new music video as she shares excitement over its release
Willow Smith is a star in her own right and along with hosting Red Table Talks with her mom and grandmother, she's a talented singer.MORE: What happened to Will Smith amid the Oscars slap? All we knowAnd over the weekend, she shared the preview of her latest single, It's My Fault.In the clip, Willow was seen in tears in an artsy clip, while the intro of the song was played. Fans were quick to comment on the post, with one writing: "Oh she's back, I've been waiting," while another wrote: "Willow you're so inspiring." A third added: "This is so beautiful."VIDEO: Inside Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's marriage Willow's music will no doubt have been a positive distraction to the star during the last few months, which has seen her family make waves in the spotlight following Will Smith's altercation with Chris Rock at the Oscars.MORE: Willow Smith's extreme appearance sparks reaction from fansMORE: Willow Smith sizzles in micro sweater and mini skirt in revealing new photoThe actor has been keeping a low profile after hitting Chris on stage at the star-studded event, after a joke about Jada's alopecia caused him to react.Recently, Jada opened up about the incident for the first time, admitting that she hoped that one day the two men would reconcile.A post shared by ∴ WILLOW ∴ (@willowsmith)Willow Smith was tearful in her new artsy music videoSpeaking out on her show, Red Table Talk, Jada said: "About Oscar night.
Tom Hanks compared to Will Smith after telling fans to ‘back the f*** up’ from wife Rita
Tom Hanks raged at aggressive fans after they caused his wife Rita to stumble when they were leaving a restaurant in New York City last week.Since then, some fans have drawn comparisons between the Elvis actor and Will Smith.Last Wednesday night, Tom yelled at a fan after he caused his wife Rita to stumble as they were leaving a restaurant in midtown New York.Tom and Rita were swarmed by movie lovers taking pictures of them as they made their way to a car in the US city that evening, but the fans got a bit too close for comfort.When one fan caused Rita to trip, Tom yelled: “Back the f*** up!“Knocking over my wife?!” the actor asked incredulously.  “Sorry about that Tom!” a couple of the men present at the scene shouted to the movie star.“What are they doing out here?” another asked, as the star was helped into his car.After footage of the incident went viral, a number of people couldn’t help but compare Tom’s actions to Will’s infamous Oscars slap.Plenty of people stood behind Tom, with Mike Sington writing: “Tom Hanks momentarily, and understandably, loses his nice guy persona as over eager fans practically knock over his wife Rita Wilson.” While others claimed Tom had done the right thing in comparison to Will, who slapped comedian Chris Rock on the Oscars stage after he cracked a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.KoldIKonoklas tweeted: “Will Smith should be taking notes.Tom Hanks saw the problem and immediately took control of the situation. “This is how you stop people from messing with your wife. “And not by having a meltdown then slapping the dude in front of a camera for all people to see.”JunkieBigBro penned: “This is how you defend your wife Will Smith. No need to hit.
A$AP Rocky announced as another headliner of Poland’s Open’er Festival 2022
A$AP Rocky has been booked to headline Poland’s Open’er Festival 2022, joining the previously announced top-billers The Killers.The rapper joins dozens of acts already announced for the festival held at Gdynia-Kosakowo airport from June 29 until July 2.Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, Playboi Carti, Martin Garrix, The Chemical Brothers, Måneskin, Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, Gunna, Clairo, Tove Lo, Little Simz, Jessie Ware, Royal Blood, Years And Years, The Smile and Michael Kiwanuka are all playing the festival.A$AP Rocky is the second headliner of the festival’s first night on the Wednesday (June 29) on the Orange Main Stage. Imagine Dragons also headline the first night.The Killers previously headlined the 2020 edition of the Polish festival and will close out this year’s festival on July 2.Open’er Festival is operating in solidarity with Ukraine and says it “will be a place of support for Ukrainians facing the barbaric Russian aggression of their country”.A special initiative “Wspierajmy Ukrainę na koncertach / Support Ukraine at concerts” will take place during the festival to help the actions of Polish Center For International Aid.
Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle to headline joint stand-up show in London
Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are teaming up for a joint comedy show in London.The American comedians recently revealed that the event will take place at the O2 Arena, with tickets for their September 3 performance going on sale on June 10.While the pair have appeared on stage together informally before, this will mark their first official co-event.News of their new show comes weeks after both stars were attacked on stage in separate incidents, sparking an industry-wide discussion about the safety of stand-up comedians.In March, Rock was slapped on stage at the Oscars by Will Smith after he made a joke about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.Then in May, Chappelle was performing at the Netflix is a Joke festival at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles when a man ran on to the stage and “lunged” at him.Two days later at the Comedy Store gig, the two comedians united onstage, with Chappelle joking: “At least you got smacked by someone of repute. I got smacked by a homeless guy with leaves in his hair.”Laughing, Rock replied: “I got smacked by the softest n**** that ever rapped.”In wake of the incident at the Oscars, Smith has been banned from the ceremony and all other Academy events for the next 10 years.Most recently on June 1, Pinkett-Smith addressed the slap on her Red Table Talk Facebook series, stating that she hopes Smith and Rock can “reconcile”.“Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,” she said.
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.