Entertainment News Roundup: Chris Rock ‘Still Processing’ Will Smith’s Oscar Slap; Jada Pinkett Smith Says It’s a ‘Season of Healing’ After Oscars Incident & More

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‘Euphoric’ Eddie Redmayne Presents Third ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Movie

Eddie Redmayne returns for his third outing as magizoologist Newt Scamander in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,’ a highly anticipated movie that the Oscar-winning actor said he fears won’t air at some point due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the film’s London premiere on Tuesday night, Redmayne posed for photos and signed autographs, delighting fans of the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off, which is set around 60 years before JK Rowling’s books but features versions younger of some of the same key characters, such as Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

Chris Rock ‘still dealing’ with Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars

Comedian Chris Rock, in his first public comments since being slapped by actor Will Smith at the Oscars on Sunday, said he was “still processing” the incident which made headlines around the world. “How was your week end?” Rock asked a sold-out crowd at the Wilbur Theater in Boston on Wednesday night. He made it clear from the start that he had no intention of speaking at length about the Oscars incident.

‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ to be released in August

HBO announced Wednesday that its highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon,” will debut on August 21. “House of the Dragon” is set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” a medieval fantasy series that became a global phenomenon over its eight seasons.

Jada Pinkett Smith Says It’s a ‘Healing Season’ After Oscars Incident

Jada Pinkett Smith promoted healing in an Instagram post on Tuesday, her first public comment since her husband slapped comedian Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars. Will Smith unexpectedly walked onto the Oscars stage on Sunday and slapped Rock in the face in response to a joke about his wife’s bald head. Pinkett Smith, an actor and talk show host, has a medical condition that causes hair loss.

The musical “KPOP” will debut on Broadway later this year

South Korea’s signature musical genre, K-pop, has been transformed into a musical, “KPOP,” which will open on Broadway in New York later this year. Luna, a former member of K-pop group f(x), will make her Broadway debut in the show, which tells the story of various K-pop superstars who are preparing for a special one-night-only concert.

Bruce Willis retires from acting due to dementia

Bruce Willis, star of the ‘Die Hard’ franchise and dozens of other action movies, will retire after being diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that has hampered his ‘cognitive abilities’, his wife announced on Wednesday. family. Willis, 67, shot to fame in the 1980s comedy-drama TV series ‘Moonlighting’ and appeared in around 100 films during his four-decade career, acclaimed for his roles in ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘The Sixth Sense”. and winning a Golden Globe Award and two Emmys.

Film academy opens disciplinary proceedings against Will Smith

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday that its board of trustees has initiated disciplinary proceedings against actor Will Smith for slapping presenter Chris Rock during Sunday’s Oscars ceremony.

Gary Oldman leads a team of failed spies in the thriller series ‘Slow Horses’

The new Apple TV+ series “Slow Horses” offers a less glamorous take on the British secret service, centering on a group of bored MI5 misfits. The show stars Oscar winner Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb, a quick-witted but ill-mannered leader of a team of intelligence officers who have been relegated to the graveyard of agents of the MI5 “Slough House” after committing public slip-ups such as leaving classified documents on a train or sleeping with an ambassador’s wife.

Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello perform at a fundraising concert for Ukraine

Headliners Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello were among music stars who took the stage on Tuesday night at a televised concert to raise money for a Ukrainian humanitarian appeal. The lineup for the two-hour ‘Concert for Ukraine’ in Birmingham also included Ukrainian singer Jamala, who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, music veteran Nile Rodgers & Chic as well as bands Snow Patrol and Manic Street Preachers.

Will Smith refused to quit Oscars, says academy as it weighs discipline

Will Smith has refused a request to leave the Oscars after slapping presenter Chris Rock, the Hollywood film academy said on Wednesday as it began a process that could lead to the group’s best actor being expelled . During the live broadcast, Smith took the stage after Rock made a joke about how Smith’s wife looked and then punched the comedian in the face. The actor returned to his seat and yelled an obscenity at Rock twice.

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