Étiquette : amusement

  • ‘The Simpsons’ will use a dead actor and American Sign Language for the first time

    ‘The Simpsons’ will use a dead actor and American Sign Language for the first time

    Even though the characters in the show have only four fingers, they’ll use American Sign Language in the groundbreaking episode. And no, the episode was not written after « CODA, » the movie about the hearing daughter of two deaf parents, won best picture at the Oscars last month. « It’s very hard to do a ‘first’ after […]

  • Will Smith barred from Academy events for 10 years, including the Oscars

    Will Smith barred from Academy events for 10 years, including the Oscars

    « The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards, » Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement on Friday. The decision […]

  • All the highlights from the 64th Grammy Awards

    All the highlights from the 64th Grammy Awards

    It was that, but because of a mid-show appearance from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who spoke of Ukrainian musicians in body armor and appealed for support, everything landed in a context that seemed to escape last week’s Oscars. For a moment, the night of music and celebration stopped and the focus turned to the ongoing […]

  • Grammys winners 2022: The full list

    Grammys winners 2022: The full list

    A list of nominees in several major categories follows below, with winners indicated in bold. « Freedom, » Jon Batiste « I Get A Kick Out Of You, » Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga « Peaches, » Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon « Right On Time, » Brandi Carlile « Kiss Me More, » Doja Cat Featuring SZA « Happier Than Ever, » Billie Eilish […]

  • Will Smith, Chris Rock slap: Questions remain

    Will Smith, Chris Rock slap: Questions remain

    From a family-friendly rapper to a sitcom star on « The Fresh Prince of Bel AIr » and later a box office giant, Smith has built his career on being a likeable on screen and off. Which is one of the reasons many initially hailed him for being his wife’s « protector » when he hit Rock after the […]

  • Grammys: These 5 artists who could make history

    Grammys: These 5 artists who could make history

    For the first time, the 64th annual ceremony will be held in Las Vegas — away from its traditional home in Los Angeles. This year’s event, hosted by Trevor Noah, also brings voting changes and two new categories. And several artists from this year’s class of nominees — from hip hop to jazz to pop […]

  • Chris Rock didn’t want Will Smith removed, Oscars producer Will Packer says

    Chris Rock didn’t want Will Smith removed, Oscars producer Will Packer says

    But as Smith — angered by a joke Rock told about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith — yelled obscenities from the audience before he walked on stage to confront Rock, Packer realized it was real. « Once I saw Will yelling at the stage with such vitriol, my heart dropped, » Packer told ABC’s « Good Morning America’s » […]

  • ‘Moon Knight’: Meet Marvel’s newest Disney+ star

    ‘Moon Knight’: Meet Marvel’s newest Disney+ star

    Of course, the company likes to scramble and remix its stories when characters are introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so there’s a lot we can’t possibly know ahead of its premiere. Marvel dropped some crumbs of information before « Moon Knight » landed on Disney+ Wednesday. As you gear up to watch the series, you may […]

  • Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock over slapping incident at Oscars

    Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock over slapping incident at Oscars

    In a post on Instagram on Monday afternoon, Smith called his behavior « unacceptable and inexcusable. » « Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally, » he wrote. « I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I […]

  • These joyful moments from the Oscars shouldn’t be overlooked

    These joyful moments from the Oscars shouldn’t be overlooked

    Though a certain slap heard around the world may have stolen the show, this year’s Academy Awards were full of moments that filled us with joy and even moved us to tears. From Troy Kotsur’s history-making win to a full performance by none other than Queen Bey herself, here are all the memorable Oscars moments […]