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Academy Bans Will Smith From Oscars For Ten Years

Deadline Hollywood reports: With their options rather limited, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors have just decided that Will Smith will not be able to attend the Oscars for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock on-stage at the 94th Academy Awards on March 27. Aside from not giving the Best Actress award at the 95th …

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“Heartbroken” Will Smith Resigns From Academy And “Will Accept Any Further Consequences” From Them

 Will Smith’s statement in full: I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and …

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Oscars Producer: LAPD Was Ready To Arrest Will Smith

Variety reports: Oscars producer Will Packer has addressed Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars on Sunday night. In a preview clip of Packer’s upcoming interview on “Good Morning America” with T.J. Holmes, he revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department was on the scene Sunday night and ready to arrest Smith if Rock wanted to press charges. “They …

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Academy: Smith Refused To Leave Oscars After Assault

The Associated Press reports: The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said that Will Smith was asked to leave to Sunday’s Oscars after hitting Chris Rock but refused. Many have questioned why Smith was allowed to remain seated front row at the Academy Awards after the incident. On Wednesday, the academy suggested that it attempted to remove the actor …

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Academy Vows “Appropriate Action” Against Will Smith

NBC News reports: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will determine “appropriate action” against Will Smith after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, the group told its members in a letter obtained by NBC News. In the letter, film academy president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said the leaders of the nonprofit organization were “upset and …

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Fox Host: Smith Wasn’t Arrested Because He’s Black

Media Matters has the transcript: JESSE WATTERS (HOST): But, there is something deeper going on here. And for the crowd that insists the Oscars are so white, what would have happened if anybody but Will Smith went up there and slapped Chris Rock live on TV? Could you imagine if it were Mel Gibson? The LAPD would have had to …

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Will Smith Apologizes To Chris Rock: I Was Out Of Line, I Was Wrong, I’m Embarrassed, No Place For Violence

The Washington Post reports: The day after slapping Chris Rock on the stage of the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith issued an apology to the comedian, the academy and viewers at home, saying he was “out of line” and that his actions are “not indicative of the man I want to be.” “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous …

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Report: Academy Nearly Yanked Will Smith From Show

CNN reports: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences leadership “strongly considered” removing Will Smith from the Oscars telecast Sunday night after the actor stormed the stage and slapped Chris Rock in the face, a source close to the situation tells CNN. “There were immediate discussions but the Academy decision makers were seated in various spots in the Dolby Theater …

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Will Smith Assaults Oscars Presenter Chris Rock Over Joke About Wife, Goes On To Win Best Actor [VIDEO]

Deadline Hollywood reports: While presenting the award for Best Documentary Feature, which ultimately went to Questlove’s Summer of Soul, Chris Rock made a joke at the expense of Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, leading to an on-stage altercation that was not scripted and drew gasps from the room, according to sources. “Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t …

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