Latest Will Smith news: Chris Rock jokes about being slapped during comedy party as the actor gets banned for 10 years

Will Smith’s moment slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars

It’s been nearly two weeks since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards.

The Academy met yesterday (April 8) to decide on the “consequences” Smith would face for the accident, in which the actor hit Rock on stage and swore at him after the comedian made fun of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

“Jada, I love you. Ji Jin 2I can’t wait to see you,” Rock joked, referring to Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. Pinkett Smith reported last year that she shaved her head after suffering from hair loss.

Smith, who later won Best Actor at the ceremony, walked onto the stage and hit Rock, before yelling at him, “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth.”

In a statement issued after the incident, the academy “condemns” Smith’s actions, and said an investigation is being opened into possible penalties.

“The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith on last night’s show,” the organization said. “We have officially begun a formal review of the incident and will explore further actions and consequences in accordance with our internal regulations, standards of conduct and California law.”

Smith later quit the Academy, but some have speculated that he could be stripped of the Best Actor award – which he won during this year’s gala, for his role in the biopic tennis King Richard.

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The full story on Chris Rock quotes from last night is below.

Attendees were reportedly prevented from bringing cell phones to the party, and forced to leave them in sealed bags.

I don’t think that’s terribly unusual for high-profile stand-ins touring new material – especially when there’s as much media frenzy as there is in Rock now.

Louis ChiltonApril 9, 2022 15:11


Chris Rock reportedly briefly addressed the latest developments while standing in Palm Springs last night.

California paper desert sun The comedian quotes: “I’m fine, I have a full show and I’m not talking about it [the Will Smith incident] So I get my salary.

“Life is good,” he joked.

Louis ChiltonApril 9, 2022 14:41


While it may be possible that Smith could receive another Academy Award nomination within the next 10 years, it’s far from a given.

before winning King RichardSmith has only been nominated twice, the last nod being in 2007, for The pursuit of happiness.

Prior to that, he was competing for the Best Actor award for his role in on me in 2002, but eventually lost to Denzel Washington (versus training day).

Louis ChiltonApril 9, 2022 14:13


Chris Rock has yet to release any kind of response to Will Smith’s ruling – not what he needs, of course.

The Academy paid tribute to the comedian in its letter announcing Smith’s ban.

Last week, Rock spoke briefly about the incident during a stand-up show, telling audience members that he was “still processing” what happened.

Louis ChiltonApril 9, 2022 12:34


For anyone who missed the news last night and is now following it: The Academy has announced its verdict on Will Smith.

The actor will be barred from attending all Academy events, in person and virtually, for a period of 10 years.

Winning an Oscar for King Richard It will not be revoked, however, and Smith will still be eligible to win additional Oscars during his ban.

Reactions to the news were inevitably mixed, but the overall feeling on social media seems to be that the decision was harsher than many expected.

Louis ChiltonApril 9, 2022 11:11


Smith may be persona non grata at the Oscars for the next 10 years, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his movie business will dry up.

High Budget + Delightful AppleTV Titled Release It is already in post-production, and the film is expected to be released later this year.

Smith was also scheduled to appear in a third sequel to bad boysplus a feature for Netflix called fast and loose.

The status of these last two projects is still somewhat precarious, since filming has not yet begun. Some reports have claimed that the Netflix movie has been “on hold” after Smith’s Oscar incident, but nothing official has been announced about it yet.

Louis ChiltonApril 9, 2022 09:47


Rapper 50 Cent was among those who criticized Smith’s punishment, describing it in a tweet as “too harsh”.

“Got damn them doing filthy woe,” he wrote. “That’s too tough so he can’t go back until he’s 63.”

Louis ChiltonApril 9, 2022 08:33


Smith is not the first star to leave the academy under difficult circumstances. Here is a complete list:


Here is Will Smith’s response to an announcement that he will be barred from attending the Academy Awards, as well as other Academy events, for the next 10 years:

Kevin BerryApril 9, 2022 03:36


To sum up today’s news, despite Will Smith being banned from the Academy for 10 years, he will still be able to be nominated for Academy Awards in the future. Here is the full story:

Kevin BerryApril 9, 2022 03:05

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