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Chris Rock is being canceled for cracking a joke about Nicole Brown, the late ex-wife of O.J. Simpson.

Rock, 57, was performing in Phoenix on Sunday when he reportedly told the audience he was asked to host the 2023 Oscar Awards.

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Rock was a presenter at the 2022 Oscars in March when former A-list actor Will Smith slapped him for joking about Jada Pinkett Smith's bald head.

Rock told the Phoenix audience he declined the offer to host next year's Oscars because it would be like asking Nicole Brown to go back to the restaurant where she ate her last meal before being stabbed to death at her home later that night.

Rock told the audience that Smith's slap really hurt. He referenced Smith's role as champion boxer Muhammad Ali in a movie.

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"He's bigger than me," Rock said. "The state of Nevada would not sanction a fight between me and Will Smith."

Nicole Brown, 35, was killed after dining at the trendy Mezzaluna Trattoria restaurant on Sunday, June 12, 1994.

Simpson was tried for her murder and acquitted in October 1995.

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Update: Will Smith tells Page Six: "I accept and respect the Academy's decision," after the Academy announced he is banned from the Oscar's for the next 10 years.

The disgraced actor can't attend the Oscars in person or virtually and he will not be nominated for an Academy award for the next decade.

The harsh decision was announced on Friday, April 8, after the Academy's Board of Governors met via Zoom to decide his fate for slapping comedian Chris Rock on March 27.

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Smith, 53, walked onstage and slapped Rock, 57, after the comedian joked about the actor's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss during the 2022 Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theater.

The 54-member Board, including Whoopi Goldberg and Steven Spielberg, decided to let Smith keep his Oscar.

The meeting was pushed up to Friday, from April 18, after Smith resigned from the Academy last week.

Participants stated the Zoom meeting was "contentious" until they finally settled on banning the "King Richard" Oscar winner for the next 10 years.

According to a statement, the Academy "decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards."

The statement continued:

"We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their poise and grace during our telecast. This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests, and restoring trust in the Academy."

According to The Sun, Board members were "bitterly divided" over whether to repossess Smith's Best Actor trophy.

However, they ultimately decided it would be hypocritical to snatch his trophy while past winners like Harvey Weinstein still had theirs.

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Oscars producer Will Packer (left) caught heat for telling Will Smith to stay in the theater after he assaulted presenter Chris Rock (right) during the 2020 Oscars.

According to TMZ, Packer walked up to Smith during a commercial break and told him, "We do not want you to leave."

On Friday, Packer appeared on "Good Morning America" and said The Slap "sucked the life" out of the room.

"It was like somebody poured concrete in that room. It sucked the life out of that room and it never came back," he said.

Packer said he told Rock the LAPD wanted to know if Rock wanted Smith arrested, but Rock said he did not.

"I was advocating what Rock wanted in that time, which was not to physically remove Will Smith," Packer said.

Packer confirmed that officers wanted to arrest Smith on the spot, but Rock asked them not to.

Packer also claimed Rock wanted Smith to stay. However, sources tell TMZ that's a lie.

Packer told GMA it was Rocks' decision to keep Smith in the theater. But 3 well-placed sources who were in the theater told TMZ the Academy never asked Smith to leave and Smith never refused to leave.

"Chris told Packer 'I'm not pressing charges. All I want to do is leave.' He was never asked if he wanted Will removed. This is the Academy covering itself."

TMZ reports that Smith's lawyers are preparing to beg the Academy not to suspend him or revoke his membership during an upcoming hearing on April 18.

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2020, Rock revealed he was diagnosed with nonverbal learning disorder (NVLD), causing him to have difficulty understanding social cues and "non-verbal signals."

He said 80 percent of communication is nonverbal, "and all I understand are the words."

The TikTok video below shows Rock looking sad and confused as he struggles to process what happened after Smith slapped him.

@randomtvclipz he did a good job staying composed. #chrisrock #willsmith #oscars ? Bubblegum by Clairo - Jem

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Academy Award officials allegedly lied about telling Will Smith to leave after he assaulted presenter Chris Rock onstage during the 2022 Oscars.

However, during an appearance on Good Morning America on Thursday, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg insists Smith was asked to leave.

Goldberg, an Academy Governor, said officials didn't want Smith forcibly removed because he is bipolar and they feared he was having a "manic episode". Goldberg said they didn't want him struggling with officers.

It is the first time anyone has mentioned Smith is bipolar.

Smith's damage control team went into overdrive when executives with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) said Smith refused to leave the Dolby Theater following his unprovoked attack on Rock.
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Publicists emphatically tell TMZ that Smith was never asked to leave the Oscars after he slapped Rock for joking about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss.

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In fact, says TMZ, the opposite is true — he was told by the producer of the Oscars that he could stay and enjoy himself after assaulting a presenter.

According to TMZ, Academy officials got into heated discussions with Smith's reps backstage. TMZ claims some officials wanted Smith booted from the theater, while others wanted him to stay.

According to sources, Oscars producer Will Packer walked up to Smith during a commercial break and told him he could stay. Packer and an Academy official reportedly told Smith, "We do not want you to leave."

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Packer spoke with Smith around 35 minutes after The Slap, according to TMZ's sources. Smith won the Best Actor Award 5 minutes later.

On Wednesday, as the outrage grew in Hollywood, the Academy came under pressure to take a strong stand against Smith.

That's when the Academy released the statement saying Smith took an aggressive stance and refused to leave the building.

Members of the Academy's Governors Awards agreed to vote on disciplinary action against Smith in the next meeting on April 18.

Question: Who do you believe?

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Chris Rock wept during his first standup comedy show since Will Smith slapped him forcefully during the 2022 Oscar Awards.

Rock took to the stage on Wednesday night for his first public appearance at a sold-out comedy show in Boston.

Lines formed down the block for the first show where some ticket holders paid as much as $1,000.

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The comedian was surrounded by security guards when he arrived at the Wilbur Theater for his first set on Wednesday.

The former Saturday Night Live star was greeted with a long standing ovation during the first of two sets as part of his Ego Death World Tour.

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"Sooooo, how was your weekend?!" he asked the excited crowd.

"Let me be all misty and sh*t," he said with tears in his eyes.

Rock told the audience that he was "still processing" being slapped by Smith. "I don't have a bunch of sh*t to say about that, so if you came here for that..." he paused, before adding.

"I had written a whole show before this weekend. I'm still processing what happened, so at some point I'll talk about that sh*t. It'll be serious. It'll be funny, but right now I'm going to tell some jokes."

Many fans who went to the first show were disappointed that Rock didn't address The Slap more.

"I want my money back," said one fan who paid $400 for his ticket.

The crowd turned over their cell phones after entering the Wilbur Theater before the show began.

In his second set, Rock broached the subject again, this time saying that he hasn't spoken with Smith. "I haven't talked to anyone, despite what you heard," he said.

There are reports that Rock's lawyers are in talks with attorneys for Smith and the Academy to negotiate a 7-figure settlement out of court.

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Rock was in a better mood as he left the Wilbur Theater after his second show.

On Wednesday the Academy broke the news that Smith was asked to leave the Dolby Theater after the slap but he refused, TMZ reported.

The Academy said Smith ignored the request from the president, David Rubin, and CEO, Dawn Hudson, to leave the theater, and that he had violated their code of conduct.

The Academy didn't ask Smith directly. His publicist was asked to relay the request to the actor.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Academy regretted not doing more to remove Smith from the building. He was allowed to sit in the front row with his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, for another 45 minutes.

"The Board of Governors today initiated disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy's Standards of Conduct, including inappropriate physical contact, abusive or threatening behavior, and compromising the integrity of the Academy," the statement said.

The Academy will meet again on April 18 to decide whether to suspend Smith or revoke his membership permanently.

More than 50% of the Academy's members - including Whoopi Goldberg and Steven Spielberg - voted to pursue disciplinary action against the disgraced actor.

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Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) were surprised to learn that actor Will Smith was asked to leave the building after slapping presenter Chris Rock.

Smith walked onstage and slapped Rock after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss during the 2022 Oscars Awards on March 27.

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After slapping Rock, Smith returned to his seat and screamed profanity, as the room full of well-heeled superstars sat in stunned silence.

The Academy issued a statement acknowledging that Smith refused to leave the building when asked - and that they should have handled the situation differently (by forcing him to leave).

"While we would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the ceremony and refused, we also recognize we could have handled the situation differently," the Academy said on Wednesday.

Members attended an urgent Zoom meeting of the AAMPAS' Board of Governors on Wednesday to decide whether to pursue disciplinary action against the Oscar winner.

They were shocked to learn that Smith was asked to leave the building but he refused and sat in the front row with his wife for another 45 minutes before receiving the Best Actor Oscar.

"It was a real shocker," one insider told

More than 50% of the board - including Whoopi Goldberg and Steven Spielberg - voted for some form of disciplinary action - including suspension or expulsion from the Academy.

The actual vote will take place in April.

Consistent with the Academy's Standards of Conduct, as well as California law, Smith will be given at least 15 days' notice of a vote regarding his violations and sanctions. He will have the opportunity to be heard beforehand by means of a written response.

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Jada Pinkett Smith finally responded after her husband, Will Smith assaulted comedian Chris Rock onstage during the 2022 Oscar Awards ceremony on Sunday.

Pinkett Smith took to Instagram on Tuesday - a day after Oscar winner Will Smith apologized to Rock for slapping him when he joked about Pinkett Smith's hair loss.

In an Instagram post, she wrote, "This is a season for healing and I'm here for it."

Her post comes as the uproar over Smith's shocking behavior continues to rage on social media.

Among the comedians commenting on The Slap was Steve Harvey, who suggested Smith slapped Rock onstage in front of millions of people because he knew the Oscars presenter couldn't retaliate.

"I understand defending the honor of your wife, I am that dude," Harvey said during Tuesday's Steve Harvey Morning Show. "That joke was not worthy of the reaction. If he was going to have a reaction, I think Will should have done the man thing and stepped toward him afterwards in the press room..."

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Harvey suggested Rock would have reacted differently out of view of the cameras.

"He could've slapped Chris in the press room and see how that went," he said.

Harvey added:

"He laughed at the joke until he saw Jada's reaction... That's a Hollywood move now to go up there on national TV, slap another Black man, turn around your back and walk off, because you know he can't do nothing...

"I know he knows this, 'cause Will been in Hollywood long enough... So, now, to turn your back and walk off? You gon' slap the dude and then turn around and walk off? You know in real life that ain't the way this gon' go."

Smith apologized to Rock in an Instagram post on Monday. The disgraced actor called his behavior "unacceptable and inexcusable".

"Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive," he wrote.

"My behavior at last night's Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us."

Smith continued:

"I would like to apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions are not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness."

Read Smith's full statement below.

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Venus and Serena Williams' dad Richard Williams responded to Will Smith slapping presenter Chris Rock during the Oscars live telecast on Sunday night.

Smith won his first ever Oscar Award for his honest portrayal of Williams in "King Richard" on Sunday. However, his achievement is forever tarnished by his violent outburst.

Williams condemned Smith for storming onstage and slapping Rock for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss.

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Insiders say Rock thought Smith was "in character" as Richard Williams before the actor slapped him. They say the comedian had no idea Smith was going to hit him. Rock even said "Richard" as Smith angrily approached him.

Speaking through his son and caretaker Chavoita LeSane, Richard Williams told NBC News: "We don't know all the details of what happened, but we don't condone anyone hitting anyone else unless it's in self-defense."

LaSane said his father was watching the Oscars and he was "shocked" when Smith slapped Rock. Williams, 80, was known for his volatile temper, but he never publicly struck anyone.

Williams' eldest and estranged daughter, Sabrina, slammed Smith for disgracing her family and called for the Academy to strip him of the award and ban him from attending future Oscars.

Sabrina, 57, told The Sun that Smith went "overboard" and that there was a "time and a place" to settle disputes. She also revealed she suffers from alopecia and can relate to Jada Pinkett Smith, who announced her diagnosis in 2018.

"If they don't take the thing from him, they should ban him from attending the event ever again, as that's just ridiculous. I have no sympathy for [Smith] because that's just irresponsible behavior."

She suggested that Smith should seek counseling, and accused him of being a narcissistic, "entitled actor".

Sabrina questioned how Smith was allowed to go onstage and attack the presenter at a major awards show - in front of millions of people - and not face repercussions.

Richard Williams was previously investigated over allegations in 1999 of domestic violence against Serena and Venus' mother Oracene, before they divorced in 2002.

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The tension between Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock began years before the A-list actor pimp slapped the stunned comedian in front of millions watching on national TV Sunday night.

The incident sparked debates online, as some viewers wondered if the slap was fake.

Analysts slowed down the video frame-by-frame and they claim Rock braced for the slap.

However, body language experts point to one huge clue that the slap was indeed real.

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Body language expert Judi James told The Sun that Smith's initial response was a "subdued performed laughter" while Pinkett Smith's smile faded and her torso stiffened.

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James said Smith's initial laughter was "subdued performed laughter" until he saw the distress on his wife's face and he reacted emotionally.

The body language expert said Rock didn't expect to be slapped by Smith.

She said: "His hands were clasped behind his back and he was laughing right up until the blow landed."

Pinkett Smith, 50, announced her struggle with hair loss in 2018. She had been the butt of Rock's jokes long before that.

While many say Smith was wrong for attacking the Oscar's presenter, insiders whisper that Pinkett Smith has "rejected [Rock's] sexual advances for years."

The bullying finally got to Smith and he put a stop to it in the only way bullies understand - through violence.

James claimed that Smith had a "smug" smile when returning to his seat after smacking the comic.

Will yelled: "Leave my wife's name out your f***ing mouth."

James said that Smith spewed profanity at Rock with "true anger" in his voice.

"Someone who works for the Oscars told me that Chris Rock was not interrupted by Will Smith at rehearsals yesterday," a source tells The Sun. "It was not supposed to happen. It was real."


Will Smith's assault on Oscars host Chris Rock shined a spotlight on Jada Pinkett Smith's medical condition on Sunday.

Smith, 53, walked onstage and slapped host Chris Rock, 57, after the comedian cracked a joke about Pinkett Smith's alopecia (hair loss).

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Pinkett Smith, 50, announced her struggle with hair loss in 2018. She shaved her hair in 2021 after daughter, Willow Smith (2nd from left), had previously shaved her head.

Pinkett Smith frequently discussed her alopecia diagnosis in her popular Facebook series "Red Table Talk."

"My hair has been a big part of me," she said in 2018. "Taking care of my hair has been a beautiful ritual and having the choice to have hair or not. And then one day to be like, 'Oh my god, I might not have that choice anymore.'"

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is caused by the immune system attacking the scalp and hair follicles. The condition is characterized by round or oval smooth, shiny patches of skin on the scalp. Smooth, shiny skin means the hair follicle is destroyed and hair will never grow from the follicle.

Alopecia areata occurs when the immune system mistakes healthy scalp cells for foreign invaders and attacks the scalp and follicles.

Is There a Cure for Alopecia?

There is no cure for alopecia areata but treatment can prevent the disease from progressing to Alopecia Totalis -- total loss of all the hair on the head. A small percentage of people will also suffer total hair loss on their body. Alopecia areata is not contagious and can't spread to others in your family.

Treatment for Alopecia

Treatment for alopecia areata includes steroidal pills, creams or ointments to decrease inflammation. Minoxidil (Rogaine) is used in addition to steroidal creams. Hair growth may return in 8-12 weeks.

Natural treatment includes aromatherapy, acupuncture, microneedling, probiotics, laser therapy, vitamins like zinc and biotin, and aloe vera drinks.

Doctors also recommend applying essential oils like tea tree, rosemary, lavender, and peppermint directly to the scalp.

It's important to dilute essentials oils in a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or almond oil, to minimize irritation to the scalp.

Any medical information published on this blog is for your general information only and is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice. You should not take any action before consulting with your personal physician or a health care provider. and its affiliates cannot be held liable for any damages incurred by following information found on this blog.

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Saweetie made a spectacular entrance at Jay Z's Oscar Awards after-party at the famed Chateau Marmont on Sunday night.

The 28-year-old rapper showed up at the star-studded after-party wearing a black cut out frock that left nothing to the imagination.


Saweetie also showed up at Elton John's Oscars viewing party and the Vanity Fair after-party at the Wallis Anneberg Center, wearing a cut out, floor length number.


Photographers and male guests jockeyed for position to watch Saweetie stroll in.

Her final stop of the evening left tongues wagging and eyes watering. Saweetie had switched to a different knock out dress with plunging neckline to make sure she was seen at Jay Z's bash.


According to, Saweetie struggled to hold the thin fabric of her frock together to avoid giving Jay Z's guests an eyeful of her ample assets.

Female guests whispered that Saweetie was lucky Beyonce wasn't there with her husband.


Saweetie flung a jacket around her shoulders in an attempt to cover up some skin and maintain her respectability. She was not nominated for any Oscar awards, but Twitter users say she should've been.

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Will Smith may be forced to give back his first-ever Oscar award for violating the Academy Awards' Code of Conduct by slapping presenter Chris Rock on live television.

The incident occurred after Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith's alopecia. The "Red Table Talk" host first went public about her hair loss struggle in 2018.

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Rock said, "Jada, I love you. G.I. Jane 2 — can't wait to see it." Rock was referring to the movie G.I. Jane, starring actress Demi Moore, who shaved her head for the role.

Seconds later, Smith strolled onstage and struck Rock with an opee hand across the face.

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The slap was seen around the world, but the aftermath was not heard by American audiences, since Oscar producers cut the audio.

The rest of the world heard Smith say, "Keep my wife's name out your f***ing mouth!"

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences drew up a strict code of conduct following the Black Lives Matter riots in America. Ironically, a Black man was the first to violate the code of conduct - and the punishment may be severe.

Smith may be forced to return his first-ever Oscar Award if the Academy members vote to revoke it.

One highly placed Hollywood source told The New York Post after the incident: "It's basically assault. Everyone was just so shocked in the room, it was so uncomfortable."

"I think Will would not want to give his Oscar back, but who knows what will happen now," the insider said.

Journalist Dan Wootton tweeted:

"An Oscars standing ovation for Will Smith minutes after he physically assaulted Chris Rock on stage proves woke Hollywood hypocrites have the most warped priorities."

And "Knocked Up" director Judd Apatow tweeted:

"He could have killed him. That's pure out of control rage and violence. They've heard a million jokes about them in the last three decades. They are not freshman in the world of Hollywood and comedy. He lost his mind."

The Academy responded to the controversy in a tweet after the show aired.

"The Academy does not condone violence of any form. Tonight we are delighted to celebrate our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and movie lovers around the world."

Smith was seen dancing and rapping while waving his trophy at the Vanity Fair Oscars after party.

However, the Academy may have the last laugh.

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Will Smith lost his cool and slapped presenter Chris Rock during the 2022 Oscar Awards live telecast on Sunday night.

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The A-list actor won his first ever Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "King Richard", but his big achievement was marred when he slapped the Oscar Awards presenter earlier in the evening.

Smith shed tears before apologizing for slapping Rock. "Love will make you do crazy things," he said.

The incident unfolded after Rock cracked a "G.I. Jane" joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's alopecia, Smith defended his wife's honor by slapping Rock's face.

Rock was momentarily stunned, but he recovered quickly.

"Wow! Wow! Will Smith just smacked the sh*t out of me!" Rock told the stunned audience.

Will sat back down in the front row and yelled, "Keep my wife's name out your f****ing mouth!"

Rock responded, "Wow, dude. It was a G.I. Jane joke."

Smith repeated his warning: "Keep my wife's name out your f****ing mouth!"

"I'm going to, OK?" Rock told the furious actor.

Below is the censored version seen on American TV and the uncensored version that was seen around the world.

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Director Tyler Perry (right) shared some advice and encouraging words with Smith afterwards.

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Twitter users guessed that Smith really wanted to slap Laverne Cox for being messy and bringing up his wife's entanglement at the 2022 SAG Awards last month. But Smith played it cool and, instead, took out his frustration on Rock.

Cox made the situation worse by refusing to apologize to the Smiths the next day.

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Tennis champ Serena Williams was spotted shopping in Beverly Hills on Thursday. The next day, Serena attended the 15th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Pre-Oscar Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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Actress Meagan Good wore a cobalt blue pant set to the 15th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon.

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Karrueche Tran wore a Balmain B&W striped mini dress and white pointy toe pumps to the 15th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon.

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Jabari Banks, who plays Will Smith in the Peacock drama Bel-Air, turned heads when he showed up on the red carpet with pink hair! The 23-year-old actor previously said he knew he was meant to play Will - even though he wasn't born when Fresh Prince of Bel-Air launched Will's career in the early 1990s.

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Actress Marsai Martin (Black-ish) posed provocatively on the red carpet at the Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon. She looked a decade older than her stated age of 17.

The Oscar Awards air live at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 27, hosted by Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer.

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Actress Glenn Close insists her twerking to "Da Butt" during the 2021 Academy Awards on Sunday was not scripted.

The 73-year-old A-lister lost her eighth Oscar Award bid on Sunday night.

The actress, who was nominated this year for Hillbilly Elegy, was asked a trivia question by Lil Rel about previous movie songs.

Lil Rel asked guests if "Da Butt" was actually nominated for an Oscar or not.

Glenn correctly said the song was by EU and that it was written for the Spike Lee movie School Daze.

She stood up and twerked to the track, sending fans into a frenzy online.

Questions arose as to whether or not the scene was scripted.

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In a post on social media, Glenn confirmed that she knew about the question in advance. She said she received a little help from her friends: screenwriter Chris Terrio, Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya and his pal Darrell Britt-Gibson.

"I knew that Lil Rel was going to quiz me about 'Da Butt' and all three guys helped me run through what I was to say," she explained. "Darrell insisted that I mention the Backyard Band, on top of E.U., Suga Bear and the whole DMV.

"I googled 'Da Butt' and watched Spike's music video so when Lil Rel asked if I could do the dance... you can actually see me think of the video," she said, while adding that her twerking was spontaneous.

"That part was completely spontaneous. Daniel, Darrell and Chris egged me on!!! It was ALL their fault.”

She concluded her post, "CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL on your BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Oscar. You are completely brilliant. I now consider both Daniel and Darrell to be friends-for-life!"