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Power couple Magic and Cookie Johnson were spotted leaving Club 55 in Saint Tropez with friends on Tuesday.

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Magic and Cookie continue their European holiday after vacationing with actor Samuel L. Jackson in the sunny Greek Islands aboard a rented $1.1 million-a-week yacht.

Jackson joined the fun-loving couple and friends for a wild party on the yacht.

The couple documented their Greek vacation on their social media pages. Magic captioned one photo: "Cookie and I at the famous Church of Three Bells of Fira in the beautiful city Santorini! Behind us you can see a volcano."

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On Tuesday, Magic and Cookie popped up in Saint-Tropez in the south of France.

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They were spotted with friends on a smaller boat heading to Club 55.

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Oscars co-host Wanda Sykes criticized the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for allowing Will Smith to stay in the theater after slapping presenter Chris Rock.

"It was sickening. I felt physically ill and I'm still a little traumatized by it," Sykes said during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday.

Sykes, 58, slammed the Academy for ignoring its own code of conduct after Smith, 53, walked onstage and slapped Rock, 57, for joking about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss.

When Smith returned to his seat, he yelled, "Keep my wife's name out your f---ing mouth." Smith then repeated the profanity as the entire theater sat in stunned silence.

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Sykes, who watched The Slap on a monitor backstage, said it made her sick and she was shocked when Smith was allowed to stay in the theater to accept his Oscar and enjoy the rest of the show.

Insiders say Smith knew he had nothing to lose when he walked onstage to assault Rock because he was informed in advance that he'd won his first-ever Oscar.

Sykes said Smith should have been removed from the building by security immediately after he slapped Rock.

"For them to let him stay in that room and enjoy the rest of the show and accept his award... I was like, 'How gross is this?'"

The comedienne said the Academy's non-action sent the wrong message.

"This is just the wrong message. You assault somebody, you get escorted out of the building, and that's it. But for them to let him continue, I thought it was gross. I wanted to be able run out after he won and say, 'Unfortunately, Will couldn't be here tonight.'"

Smith issued a public apology to Rock on Instagram 24 hours after The Slap.

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Sykes said she knows that Smith apologized to Rock, but "No one has apologized to us," referring to her co-hosts Amy Schumer (left) and Regina Hall (right).

"We worked really hard to put that show together — so I'm like, what the hell is this?," she said.

"We were the hosts, this is 'our house,' we're gonna take care of y'all tonight and no one has apologized to us. And we worked really had to put that show together," Sykes told DeGeneres.

Schumer also weighed in on the incident on social media, saying she was "triggered and traumatized" by The Slap.

"But for real. Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he handled it like a pro," she wrote.

Sykes revealed that Rock apologized to her at an afterparty later that night.

"I was like, 'Why are YOU apologizing?' He was like, 'It was supposed to be your night, you and Amy and Regina. And this is now going to be about this.'"

Rock was correct. The Slap received wall-to-wall coverage on every media outlet around the world - and it's still trending on Twitter.

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The incident overshadowed winners such as actor Samuel L. Jackson, who received an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards on Friday, March 25. The award was presented to him by Denzel Washington.

"Thanks to every person who has ever bought a ticket to any movie I was in," Samuel L. Jackson said.
 

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Magic Johnson enjoyed a family holiday with son EJ Johnson and wife Cookie Johnson while sightseeing in Forte dei Marmi, Italy. The NBA legend and family enjoyed a boat ride on the Italian waters.

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EJ Johnson enjoyed thhe sights with his family and a friend in Forte dei Marmi, Italy.

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Kevin Hart's wife Eniko Parrish soaked up the sun in a white two-piece during a family getaway in Cabo. Eniko was seen holding her second child, daughter Kaori Mai Hart.

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The mom-of-two enjoyed wading in the surf while Kevin's son, Hendrix Hart played in the sand at the beach last week.

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Comedian Chris Rock and actor Samuel L. Jackson star in the ninth installation of the Saw series.

Spiral: From the Book of Saw is executive produced by Rock who plays detective Ezekiel 'Zeke' Banks.

Det. Banks pursues the ruthless Jigsaw killer, who has some sort of connection to Banks' father (played by Jackson).

Lionsgate describes Spiral as "the terrifying new chapter of the book of Saw," where "a sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice."

Det. Banks who and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) are no match for Jigsaw. Luckily, Jackson comes along to save the day and the film.

The horror films, which debuted in 2004, took a seven-year break and made its comeback with 2017's Jigsaw.

According to Complex.com, 'Spiral' was set for an Oct. 23, 2020 theatrical release. But it was pushed back due to the Covid.

Spiral will premiere in theaters on May 14, 2021.

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Samuel L. Jackson tried to motivate his fans to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic by reading a children's poetry book titled "Stay the F*ck at Home."

Jackson was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which is being broadcast from the TV host's home.

During the brief interview, Jackson, 71, claimed the book is a sequel to the 2011 children's book for adults titled "Go the F*ck to Sleep."

"Now technically I'm not a doctor, but motherf*ckers listen when I read a poem. So here I am, Sam F*cking Jackson."

He continued: "I'm imploring you: Keep your a** at home. If you want things to go back to normal, don't panic, just use your dome. Wash your hands, don't touch your face and stay the f*ck at home."

Jackson continued: "Motherf*ckers it's not time to gamble, look around, you're not at a casino. Just stay the f**k home as if your name was Trenton Quarantino.

"Sure, you can still see your friend, use the motherf*cking app on your phone, but unless you just ran out of groceries, please stay the f**k at home!"

"Go the F**k to Sleep" is a real book written Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes. Jackson said he got a call from Mansbach about doing a sequel.

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Award-winning comedians Keegan-Michael Key, left, and Jordan Peele, aka Key & Peele, tackle the controversy surrounding American directors casting Black British actors in American movie roles.

Ironically, director Jordan Peele cast a British actor, Daniel Kaluuya, in his critically acclaimed movie "Get Out".

Actor Samuel L. Jackson questioned why Peele cast Kaluuya in Get Out. Others point out that British actress Naomie Harris was nominated for an Oscar for Moonlight. And British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in 12 Years a Slave.

The film Queen & Slim, which opened in theaters on Thanksgiving Eve, featured British actors - Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith - in the lead roles.

In this video, Peele and his comedic partner Keegan-Michael Key explain why American directors choose British actors over Black American actors.
 

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Samuel L. Jackson's new movie The Banker is in jeopardy after allegations of molestation by the family of the main character's son, who produced the movie.

Jackson, 70, stars in a real-life story about Bernard Garrett, a Black businessman who hired a white man as the face of his financial business before the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed. Garrett Sr. gave loans to Black Americans at a time when few banks would accept loan applications from Black people.

The Banker, which was filmed in Atlanta, also stars Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, and Jessie Usher. It was written and directed by George Nolfi.

The film was set to premiere at AFI Fest in Los Angeles, CA on November 21, but the premiere was abruptly canceled by Apple+ after family members of the main character's son made serious allegations against him.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cynthia and Sheila Garrett accused one of their 8 siblings, half brother Bernard Garrett, Jr., of molesting them when they were young. Garrett Jr. is listed as a producer of the movie.

The sisters, who are about 15 years younger than their half brother, accused Garrett Jr. of sexually abusing them over the course of a few years when they were young.

Cynthia Garrett, formerly an interviewer on MTV and VH1, has since founded Cynthia Garrett Ministries and speaks to women's groups about the stigma surrounding molestation by family members.

Molestation is a serious problem in the Black community. It often goes unreported to protect the molester, who is typically a male relative.

Another sister, Grace Garett, was upset that Apple+ erased her and her mom from the film.

"Yes it's true. They omitted my mom and my siblings and I entirely. Stole our mom and our life story and did so with our abuser. It hurts. Deeply," she said.

Apple, which purchased the rights to The Banker in 2019, declined to comment on the specifics of Cynthia Garrett's allegations.

In a statement announcing the cancellation of the premiere on Wednesday, the company said:

"We purchased The Banker earlier this year as we were moved by the film's entertaining and educational story about social change and financial literacy. Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention. We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps."

THR reports Apple has a lot riding on The Banker, which is set for theatrical release domestically on Dec. 6. The film is getting an awards-season push.

Iconic director Spike Lee finally won his first ever Oscar award after being nominated 5 times since 1990. Lee won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman at the 91st annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston in Rome

Hollywood's newest power couple Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston, 35, were surrounded by bodyguards as they enjoyed a romantic holiday in Rome, Italy. Rumor has it that Swift, 29, is paying Hiddleston big bucks to be her exclusive escort. That means he has to clear his dating schedule until she grows tired of him and discards him in 6 months or less like she did the others. I don't know how true that rumor is, but based on her addictive personality and her past history of dating emotionally unavailable men, I wouldn't doubt it.

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Music producer Stevie J dines out with his wife at Mr.Chow in Beverly Hills, CA

After Sandrarose.com posted a photo of reality TV stars Stevie J and Jose Hernandez in NY on Monday, rumors spread like wildfire that the masculine rapper was pregnant. Joseline quashed the rumors by wearing a midriff bearing top to dine out with Stevie at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills, CA last night.
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Last night, a slew of Atlanta tastemakers descended upon the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema to catch a sneak preview of the upcoming film DJANGO UNCHAINED, which stars Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" personality Stevie J and WE tv "Braxton Family Values" star Trina Braxton hosted the screening, which was attended by Kandi Burruss (RHOA) and her boyfriend Todd Tucker, Egypt Sherrod (HGTV personality), Joseline Hernandez ("Love & Hip Hop Atlanta"), Roger Bobb (Bobbcat Films), Chaka Zulu (DTP Records), Towanda Braxton (WE tv/"Braxton Family Values"), WNBA stars Swin Cash and Chamique Holdsclaw, Dr. Heavenly Kimes dentist/entrepreneur), Fonzworth Bentley, actress Faune Watkins, V103's Ryan Cameron, Art Terrell and Cynthia Young from KISS 104, 11 Alive's Karyn Greer, Funky Dineva, Michelle Brown (StraightfromtheA blog) and many more.

DJANGO UNCHAINED opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

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Soul Men marks the final big screen appearance of comedian Bernie Mac and soul singer Isaac Hayes who both passed away last month.

The two legends share the screen with acting great Samuel L. Jackson in this comical farce about two surviving members of a 70s soul group (Mac and Jackson) who come out of retirement for a VH1 tribute to soul music.

If the two group members can find a way to get along, they might get lucky and score a record deal.