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Jessica Chastain recalls accepting Oscar after Will Smith slap: “It was a weird night”

Jessica Chastain has spoken out about receiving her Oscar just moments after the infamous Will Smith slap.Chastain, who won Best Actress at the 94th Academy Awards for her performance in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, accepted the accolade right after Smith walked on stage and struck Chris Rock. Rock had made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia.In a recent interview with Porter, Chastain said she had to search for “calmness” before accepting her award.Recalling the occasion, she said: “Well, it was a weird night.“I walked into a very charged energy in that room.

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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.
Jada Pinkett Smith addresses Oscars slap in ‘deepest hope’ Will and Chris Rock reconcile
Introducing the topic, Jada said: “This is a really important Red Table Talk on alopecia.“Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories.“I’m using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and to inform people what alopecia actually is.”Jada went on to say she hoped Chris and Will could talk about the tense Oscars moment and “reconcile”.She said: “Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out, and reconcile.“The state of the world today, we need them both. And we actually all need one another more than ever.“Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring out this thing called life together.”Will took to social media in the days following the slap to issue a public apology in view of his 64.5 million followers.He said he “deeply regrets” his behaviour at the star-studded ceremony and that he is “a work in progress”.Will also explained why the joke was “too much for [him] to bear” and why he lashed out the way he did.He wrote: “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive.
‘Trying to be respectful’ Will Smith asked Jada to be present for kissing scenes on Seven
 The stars have recently made headlines after Will slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars. Their relationship has come under scrutiny as a result. The pair regularly open up about the boundaries in their relationship, and also their sex life. After previously having said they have an open marriage, Will is seemingly not prepared to film sexual scenes without his wife present.His Seven Pounds co-star Rosario Dawson said that Will asked for Jada to be present on set for their kissing scene.Rosario said that the Fresh Prince actor kept pushing the scene back, so much so that she would get paranoid.Speaking to Access Hollywood in 2008, she said: "Here is the guy who was pushing our kiss to like the end and the end and the end of the schedule."So the point was like, 'OK, I know I don't smell bad… “I know I brushed my teeth…I did the deodorant!'"She jokingly added that she had to convince him to do the scene.Recounting a conversation with her co-star, she explained: "You are just nervous. “You're nervous about kissing me. Don't worry baby, I'll be gentle."He still continued to press for Jada to be present, however. Rosario explained that Jada reminded will not to “embarrass her”.She added that Jada “took her side”.On the subject of the kiss, Will also spoke to the same publication. He said: “I wasn't scared.
Oscars set March date for 2023 ceremony
Oscars have set a date for their 2023 ceremony – see all you need to know below.After this year’s Academy Awards, which hit headlines following Will Smith’s notorious onstage slap of Chris Rock, the Oscars will return next year on March 12 and take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.The submission deadline for general entry categories will be November 15 this year, with preliminary shortlists being announced on December 21.Voting for nominations will then take place on the week of January 12-17, 2023 after the eligibility period ends on New Year’s Eve.The nominations for the 2023 Oscars will then be revealed on January 24 next year, with final voting taking place in the week before the ceremony (March 2-7).In an incident that has since gone down in history, Smith struck Rock onstage during the Academy Awards ceremony this March following a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s shaved head.Following numerous apologies over the incident, the actor resigned from the Academy. He was later banned from all Academy events for 10 years.Jada Pinkett Smith has said her family have been “focusing on deep healing” following her husband’s altercation with Rock.Jada originally shared a post on Instagram seemingly in response to the incident, writing: “This is the season of healing and I’m here for it.”Then, as her show Red Table Talk returned on Wednesday (April 20), a message was displayed on the screen promising to share more information about their family’s “healing” at a later date.The message read: “Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing.
Paddy McGuinness claims Dave Chapelle assault ‘direct result of Will Smith's Oscars slap’
Top Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness, 48, has claimed that the assault on Dave Chapelle, 48, reported earlier today was a “direct result” of Will Smith, 53, slapping Chris Rock, 57, on stage at the Oscars just over one month ago.The A Question of Sport host shared his thoughts after it was reported that Dave was tackled on stage during a comedy gig yesterday. Paddy didn’t hold back as he shared his thoughts on the incident with his 572,300 Twitter followers. This afternoon he wrote: “The wrong un who attacked Dave Chappelle on stage is, for me, a direct result of Will Smith assaulting Chris Rock at the Oscars.  “Only thing I’m surprised about is it’s taken a div that long to copy it?” (sic)On March 28 Will made headlines when he walked across the stage at the Academy Awards ceremony to slap Chris, who was presenting one of the awards. The Independence Day actor slapped the comedian across the face after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 50. Will has since apologised to Chris and the Academy for his actions. Yesterday, clips on social media showed fellow comedian Dave also being assaulted on stage.He was performing a set at the Netflix Is A Joke Festival, located at the Hollywood Bowl, when the incident occured.  While Dave was unharmed, the suspect has since been taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. Chris was also there performing at the show and, according to reports, came on stage after Dave was attacked, jokingly comparing the attacker to Will.   Paddy’s followers took to the comments section to voice their opinions on his theory that Dave’s assault was a copycat incident.“Agreed Paddy and ‘Div’ a word from my youth that simply isn’t used enough today in British vernacular!!” wrote Steve
Andrew Garfield finally reveals who he was texting following Oscars slap
Oscars broadcast.Speaking on The View on Thursday (April 28), the Under The Banner Of Heaven actor said: “I feel so bad, because Kevin Costner is introducing the director nominees in the most beautiful and elegant way, and I’m like, ‘There’s no way I’m going to be on camera during this.”He added that the viral image was captured as those in attendance were settling back in after Will Smith had slapped Chris Rock on stage because of a joke the comedian made about his wife and fellow actor, Jada Pinkett Smith.“Everyone is texting me, asking me what the vibe in the room is, and at that moment my friends took priority over Kevin,” Garfield explained. “I feel really bad about that.”Asked for his opinion on the slap itself, Garfield declined to comment, explaining that he was disinterested in adding his voice to the topic when so many others have already spoken on it.Andrew Garfield tells #TheView that headlines saying he's taking a break from acting were taken out of context: "People make a story out of nothing.""I've been loving the work I've been doing but also, you know, I need to take a month or so … I'm not retiring!" pic.twitter.com/nSUUdjJhjV— The View (@TheView) April 30, 2022The actor also addressed recent reports that he’s taking a break from acting to “just be a bit ordinary” following his second Oscar nomination for Tick, Tick… Boom! earlier this year.“I don’t know where that came from – I’m just having a holiday,” he clarified.
Chris Rock's Mother Speaks Out About Oscars Slap: 'When He Slapped Chris, He Slapped All of Us'
Chris Rock's mother, Roaslie Rock, is speaking out for the first time following the incident involving her son and Will Smith at the 94th annual Academy Awards.It all went down on March 27, when Will got up out of his seat, walked up to Chris onstage and slapped him in the face during the 2022 Oscars. Will physically confronted the comedian after Chris made a joke about Jada Pinkett's shaved head, after pointing to her from the stage and saying, «Jada, I love ya. , can't wait to see it.»In an exclusive interview with local South Carolina news station WIS-TV, Rosalie, who goes by Rose, told WIS’ Billie Jean Shaw she thought the slap was staged at first, it wasn't until Will started shouting at Chris that she knew something was off.«You reacted to your wife giving you the side-eye and you went and made her day because she was mulled over laughing when it happened,» Rose, who usually attends the awards show with her son, said.Jada's negative reaction was visible on TV, though moments later she was also captured on video laughing and clapping after Chris said, «Will Smith just slapped the s**t out of me.»The sound on the Oscars broadcast cut out after Rock said Smith's name in reaction, but as the camera panned back to Will, you could clearly read what Smith shouted at Rock.«Keep my wife's name out of your f**king mouth,» Will can be seen shouting back at the comedian.Rose told the TV station that it felt like she was getting slapped when she saw Will hit her son on live television.«When he slapped Chris, he slapped all of us.