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Chris Rock hits back after last year’s Oscars slap



Chris Rock has taken to the stage for the first time since last year’s Oscars slap

Chris Rock has spoken about last year’s Oscars ceremony, where he was slapped across the face by Will Smith.

“Everybody knows, yes it happened, I got slapped a year ago. I got smacked by this motherf****r,” he said.

“And people are like, ‘Did it hurt?’ It still hurts.”


Rock was slapped after making remarks about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the awards ceremony.

The 58-year-old comedian shared the story as part of his Netflix stand-up show Selective Outrage.

The special was streamed live from Baltimore on Saturday night.

“Will Smith played Muhammad Ali in a movie. Do you think I auditioned for that part? He played Muhammad Ali, I played Pookie in New Jack City,” he said.

Rock explained he did not retaliate on the night because of the way he was raised by his parents.

“A lot of people say, ‘Chris, how come you didn’t do nothing back?’” Rock said during the special. “‘Cause I got parents. Because I was raised, OK? You know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of white people.”


Rock also spoke about Meghan Markle, racism and abortion during his show.

“She’s complaining—I’m like, ‘What the f**k is she talking about? They’re so racist, they wanted to know how brown the baby was going to be?’” he said.

“That’s not racist. Cause even black people want to know how brown the baby gonna be. Sh*t. We check behind them ears.”

It is the first time the comedian has spoken about the incident at length. Smith, however, has spoken about the incident several times, and offered an apology for his behaviour.

Rock did not press charges after the incident. Meanwhile, the Academy banned Smith from attending the awards for 10 years.

The stand up special was held days before this year’s Academy Awards get underway in Los Angeles.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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Man suing Gwyneth Paltrow over ski accident takes to stand



Terry Sanderson has detailed the collision he suffered

The man suing Hollywood superstar Gwyneth Paltrow over a ski accident has taken to the stand.

While testifying, 76-year-old Terry Sanderson recounted what he says was a “blood-curdling scream” just moments before the collision occurred.

Sanderson says it sounded like someone was “out of control”.

Sanderson accuses Paltrow of the 2016 crash and is seeking damages of $300,000.

The actress is denying any responsibility and is now countersuing for $1 and her legal costs.

This comes as a ski instructor told the jury the actress was not a reckless skier at the time.

Paltrow says the incident in Utah, left her with a sore knee and she got a massage afterwards.

Sanderson has also told the court he suffered physical, mental and emotional injuries as a result.

He says these medical issues have changed his relationships with his children, as well as contributing to his split from his partner and losing friends.

The trial continues.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus meets Joe Biden & Kamala Harris at White House



Dreyfus’ character made fun of the vice presidency

Three Vice Presidents – past and present – in one room.

Well, kind of.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – whose show ‘VEEP’ made fun of the vice presidency – met with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the White House for the President’s annual awards ceremony a few days ago.

The moment was released by the White House.

When presenting the award, Biden said Louis-Dreyfus “embraces life’s absurdity with absolute wit, and handles real life turns with absolute grace. A mom, a cancer survivor, a pioneer for women in comedy, she is an American original.”

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Jonathan Majors arrested on assault charges



The ‘Creed III’ actor also had an advertising campaign involving the U.S. Army pulled

‘Creed III’ star Jonathan Majors has been arrested in New York City on assault and harassment charges.

Majors was part of this ad campaign with the U.S. Army, who have quickly pulled the advertisements from showing in the U.S.

He was arrested on Saturday morning in Manhattan following a domestic dispute.

A 30-year-old woman suffered minor injuries to her head and neck and was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The U.S. Army says: “While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete”.

Majors rose to fame in the 2019 film ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ and appeared in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ released this year.

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