Actor Will Smith was asked to leave immediately after he slapped Chris rock, but refused as an investigation is officially launched. But this wasn’t the truth
Will Smith was asked to leave the ceremony after smacking Oscar host Chris Rock across the face after he made a joke about his wife’s medical condition.
Let’s visit that statement released only a day ago:
“While we would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the ceremony (after slapping Chris Rock) and refused, we also recognize we could have handled the situation differently”The academy said in a statement
The Academy also says: “things unfolded in a way we could not anticipate”
But now, sources close to the situation are saying he wasn’t actually asked to leave the show
There are reports the CEO spoke to Smith on zoom a day after the Oscars, in a 30 minute call.
Smith’s publicists say he was never asked to formally leave either.
Police were on site and ready to arrest actor Will Smith at the Academy Awards for slapping presenter Chris Rock, the producer of the Hollywood ceremony came out and said too.
But the authorities did take not any action because Rock declined to press charges, show producer Will Packer said.
Packer said that he and the production “officially” wanted Smith to stay for the remainder of the show, according to one of the witnesses, cited in Variety.
Another source close to Packer denied that the producer urged Smith to remain..
This comes as new footage comes to light, this time from Smith’s wife, who appears to be laughing at her husband post slapping Rock.
Many people right around thee world are still asking if this entire incident was staged, was it a joke – even though the academy slammed the incident from their statement.
On Wednesday, the Academy said that Smith faces “suspension, expulsion or other sanctions” for his actions.
“Mr. Rock, we apologize to you for what you experienced on our stage and thank you for your resilience in that moment,” the group said in a statement. “We also apologize to our nominees, guests and viewers for what transpired during what should have been a celebratory event.”
The investigation is ongoing, but we can expect to hear more on April 18 in terms of outcomes and consequences. Until then? Expect more statements, interviews, footage and eye witness accounts.
Who made your favourites list on Spotify?
Spotify has been unwrapped, showcasing top songs, artists and albums that have been listened to this year
Spotify users are sharing their most-streamed songs, artists and albums from 2022.
The annual Spotify Unwrapped puts together a list the streaming service’s most popular tracks each year.
Bad Bunny is the first to top Spotify’s most-streamed artist list three years in a row. The Puerto Rican rapper was behind 18.5 billion streams.
Taylor Swift came a close second, followed by Drake, The Weekend and BTS.
Meanwhile, Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ took out the top spot for most popular song.
Joe Rogan’s podcast finished the year on top.
The company likes to put a new spin on its lists, and this year gives users a glimpse into what your stream say about your overall taste.
They’ve worked out 16 listening personality types to best fit including The Replayer, The Specialist, and The Fanclubber.
There are also $40,000 messages of ‘thanks’ from artists for their top listeners.
Fans tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie
Christine McVie, the co-lead vocalist and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac, has died at age 79.
The band has announced the news on Twitter, writing in a statement:
“There are no words to describer our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.”
“We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”
McVie wrote hits including Little Lies, Everywhere and Don’t Stop.
She died peacefully at a hospital with her family by her side.
British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, founded in London in 1967, sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful groups ever.
Fans sharing their sadness at her loss. One writing:
This hurts – but I think if the joy her talent brought to millions. Thank You Christine for sharing your gift with so many of us. Rest In Peace
Dua Lipa granted new citizenship
Dua Lipa has been awarded an Albanian citizenship for her engagement with the country and endeavours to raise awareness
Dua Lipa now has an Albanian citizenship after she was praised for her international efforts to raise support for the country.
The British singer has been awarded the new honour by President Bajram Begaj.
It was a monumental moment for Lipa, who plans to finish her ‘Future Nostalgia’ tour in the country’s capital on November 28.
Begaj granted the citizenship to the icon for her contribution and global engagement on ‘important social causes.’
Lipa has a strong connection to the country, co-founding the Sunny Hill Foundation with her father to raise money for struggling people.
The singer was also born in London to immigrant parents.
Who made your favourites list on Spotify?
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