2022 Oscars

Chris Rock sets record straight on Will Smith Oscars slap: ‘I’m not a victim’

“Yeah, that s–t hurt, motherf–ker — but I shook that s–t off and went to work the next day,” Rock declared at show with Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart.

‘Slap’ Oscars nominated for 2022 Emmy — no, not for Best Drama

At the Oscars, Will Smith ran onstage at the award ceremony on March 27 and slapped host Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head.

Academy Museum Director Bill Kramer Named New Academy CEO, Dawn Hudson Exits

Bill Kramer, director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, has been tapped as the new CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,…

HBO Documentary Films Buys Cannes Title and Sundance Winner ‘All That Breathes’ (EXCLUSIVE)

HBO Documentary Films has bought worldwide television rights for Cannes Special Screenings title “All That Breathes.” The film is the only Sundance movie to screen as part of…

Ricky Gervais: Smart people aren’t offended by AIDS, cancer and Hitler jokes

Ricky Gervais claimed that “smart people” don’t get offended by jokes about AIDS, Hitler and other taboo topics.

Will Smith’s first post-slap film, ‘Emancipation,’ pushed to 2023: report

“Emancipation” would have been Smith’s first movie release since he slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars in March.

Howie Mandel: Dave Chappelle attack is ‘beginning of the end of comedy’

Howie Mandel gave his thoughts about Dave Chapelle being attacked on stage at a comedy festival on May 3.

Chris Rock after Dave Chappelle attacked on stage: ‘Was that Will Smith?’

One man’s beatdown is another man’s joke — that slaps. Chris Rock turned the shocking Dave Chappelle on-stage attack into a dunk on Will Smith’s Oscars 2022 fiasco, joking that the unknown male assailant was the slap-happy actor. “Was that Will Smith?” 57-year-old Rock quipped on stage, while checking to see if his pal Chappelle,…

‘Encanto’ Is Hitting the Road for a Sing-Along Concert Tour: How to Buy Tickets

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Will ‘Furiosa’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy Shave Her Head for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Prequel? ‘She Wants To’

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Anya Taylor-Joy is hoping to shave her head for her starring role in “Furiosa,” George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” prequel.…

Tony Awards issue ‘slap’ warning to stars after Oscars mess

“The Tony Awards has a strict no violence policy,” read a statement to ticket-holders and potential award recipients.