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Will Smith News – live: ‘Heartbroken’ actor resigns from Academy after Oscar blow

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Will Smith beats Chris Rock at the Oscars

Nearly a week after Will Smith beat Chris Rock at the Oscars, Hollywood is still buzzing with activity as celebrities speak out about the incident, while a “formal review” of the incident at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began.

Now they have something new to talk about: the King Richard star has resigned from the Academy, which hosts the Oscars.

“The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, everyone present and the global audience at home,” Mr Smith said in a statement. “I betrayed the academy’s trust. I deprived other nominees and winners of the opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. My heart is broken.”

It’s the latest sign of friction between the Hollywood heavyweight and the film group.

Smith was reportedly asked to leave the Oscars after violating the Academy’s code of conduct, but he declined.

Although Mr Rock declined to press charges against Mr Smith during his sold-out show in Boston on Wednesday ego death Tour, Rock finally addressed the altercation, saying he was “still processing.”

“I’m still processing what happened, so at some point I’m going to talk about it,” the comedian also said onstage, adding, “It’s getting serious. It’s going to be fun, but now I’ll tell a few jokes.”

You can follow all developments around the “slap that went around the world” in our live blog below…

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ICYMI: Will Smith ‘second apologised’ during six-minute Zoom call to Oscar bosses

Will Smith’s retirement from the academy isn’t his first form of apology for beating Chris Rock at last week’s Academy Awards.

He reportedly had a face-to-face meeting with film group officials immediately after the incident.

Maanya Sachdeva had the story for The Independent.

Josh MarcusApril 2, 2022 00:54

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Will Smith resigns from Academy after slapping Chris Rock at Oscars

Will Smith has resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences after slapping comedian Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars.

In a statement, Smith called his actions “shocking, painful and inexcusable.”

The Independent‘S Kevin EG Perry follows the latest details from Los Angeles.

Josh MarcusApril 2, 2022 00:23

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Will Smith resigns from Motion Picture Academy after Oscar blow

Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after the controversy King Richard Star slapped comedian Chris Rock during the Oscars last week, diversity reports.

“The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, everyone present and the global audience at home,” Mr Smith said in a statement. “I betrayed the academy’s trust. I deprived other nominees and winners of the opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. My heart is broken.”

The academy considered disciplining Mr Smith over the incident.

Josh MarcusApril 2, 2022 00:06

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The Academy may take disciplinary action against Will Smith at the next board meeting on April 18

Will Smith has been given the required minimum of 15 days to vote on his violations and sanctions.

At the next board meeting on April 18, the Academy may take any disciplinary action, which may include suspension, expulsion, or other sanctions permitted under the bylaws and standards of conduct.

Accordingly meetingthe King Richard star has the opportunity to comment in writing.

Annabel NugentApril 1, 2022 4:35 p.m

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FCC received only 66 complaints from approximately 15 million viewers about Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars

Although it was seen by around 15 million people in the US, the Federal Communications Commission only received 66 complaints that Will Smith had beaten Chris Rock at the Oscars.

One of the complaints received from TMZ said: “Will Smith physically and verbally assaulted Chris Rock in front of the world on national television at the Oscars tonight.

“It was so bad that the words Will shouted at Chris were blocked before the public hearing. Will should be barred from more Oscars and arrested for assault, as we’ve all seen. There should be no privileging of such violence that would be obvious to all.”

Annabel NugentApril 1, 2022 4:13 p.m

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According to sources, Chris Rock was never asked if he wanted Will Smith removed from the Oscars

On Friday (April 1), Oscars producer Will Packer said Good morning America that Will Smith wasn’t removed from the ceremony because Chris Rock didn’t want it.

However, reliable sources have since reported it meeting that this is not the case.

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Sources told the publication that Packer “summarized this from a conversation that took place after Smith punched him on stage, where Rock Packer said he didn’t want to press charges.”

If Rock had chosen to press charges, the LAPD would have removed Smith from the Dolby Theater venue and arrested him.

Annabel NugentApril 1, 2022 3:20 p.m

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Video of Jim Carrey forcefully kissing Alicia Silverstone resurfaces after actor criticized Will Smith

Jim Carrey faces charges of “hypocrisy” after saying Will Smith “should” be arrested for beating Chris Rock at the Oscars.

Since Carrey’s comments, a video has been circulating on Twitter showing the actor accepting an award at the MTV Movie Awards in June 1997.

It shows Carrey gracing the stage after winning The cable guy, and forcefully kissed an uncomfortable Alicia Silverstone, who was presenting the award, on the lips. Carrey was 35 at the time while Silverstone was 20.

Annabel NugentApril 1, 2022 2:35 p.m

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New Oscars footage shows Andrew Garfield appearing to mimic Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars

New video footage of Andrew Garfield appearing to be mimicking Will Smith beating Chris Rock at the live Oscars ceremony has been shared online.

In the 18-second YouTube video, Garfield approaches a group of people and appears to utter the words “What the hell are you doing?”, seemingly copying Smith’s outburst.

Garfield, who was nominated for Best Actor alongside Smith, then mock slaps his hand before the video cuts.

Annabel NugentApril 1, 2022 1:23 p.m

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Jim Carrey clarifies comment that Will Smith “should have been arrested” for a slap in the face.

Jim Carrey has explained his earlier comments saying Will Smith “should have been arrested” for beating Chris Rock at the Oscars.

In a later interview with Associated PressCarrey clarified his comments.

“The fact is, people are given license to become violent if they don’t like what they hear. And it just wasn’t meant to be.”

Read Annabel Nugent’s full report here:

Maanya SachdevaApril 1, 2022 11:18 am

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Will Smith “apologized” during a six-minute Zoom call with Oscar bosses

It was reported that Smith called Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson on Tuesday (March 29) and apologized for his actions during a “quick” Zoom call.

A source with direct knowledge of the meeting between Smith, Ruben and Hudson recounted diversity The phone call lasted about 30 minutes. A separate report from meetinghowever, claims the Zoom meeting only lasted six minutes.

During the call, Smith attempted to explain why Rock’s joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head prompted him to slap the comedian onstage at the live awards ceremony.

He also apologized again to Rubin and Hudson, adding that he understood his actions would have consequences from the Academy.

Maanya SachdevaApril 1, 2022 07:02

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