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‘My behavior was unacceptable’: Will Smith posts apology for Chris Rock Oscars slap

'I'm sorry really isn't sufficient.'

On Jul 29, 2022 by Audra Schroeder

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Jada Pinkett Smith addresses the Slap and alopecia on ‘Red Table Talk’

She hopes that Will Smith and Chris Rock are able to reconcile.

On Jun 2, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘A plot of Scottish land?!’: People react to Oscar nominees’ elaborate gift bags

It's far from the only odd item in a gift bag worth more than $137,000.

On Mar 31, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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On the Oscars red carpet, TikTokers solidify their growing presence in the entertainment industry

'As content creators expand in popularity, we will continue to see them be leveraged by the entertainment industry...'

On Mar 31, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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Zoë Kravitz and other celebrities are facing their own backlash for comments about Will Smith

The list also includes Alec Baldwin, James Corden, and Bette Midler.

On Mar 30, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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Tony Hawk met Wesley Snipes at an Oscars after-party and referenced the race war meme

The moment was more than three years in the making.

On Mar 29, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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Will Smith’s Oscars audio gets remixed on TikTok

The slap remixes are here.

On Mar 29, 2022 by Audra Schroeder

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The Oscars took 8 categories out of the live broadcast, and it was a disaster

'Dune' won the most Oscars of the night. But 4 of them were awarded before the live show.

On Mar 28, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘RIP your mentions’: Will Smith, who is verified on Twitter, is getting a lot of misdirected criticism

‘Whelp.’

On Mar 28, 2022 by Grace Stanley

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These viral Oscars reaction images didn’t actually happen during the Will Smith-Chris Rock slap

Nicole Kidman and other celebrities did not actually react to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock like this.

On Mar 28, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly

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Will Smith is being called a ‘cuck’ for punching Chris Rock

Twitter users are bringing up Smith's open relationship.

On Mar 28, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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‘Speed Force’ jokes defined the surreal tone of the 2022 Oscars

This random 'Justice League' scene was a memorably weird moment for a memorably weird Oscars night.

On Mar 28, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘He could have killed him’: Judd Apatow is under fire for tweet about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at Oscars

Many commenters accused Apatow of racist bias.

On Mar 28, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘CODA,’ ‘Dune’ and more: Our predictions for the 2022 Oscars

The Daily Dot staff discusses this year's controversial awards show.

On Mar 25, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Audra Schroeder, Michelle Jaworski

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‘DJ Khaled…but not Rachel Zegler’: List of presenters brings renewed anger over Oscars invite snub (updated)

The new list of presenters added to the backlash that started on Sunday.

On Mar 21, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski