Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock on YouTube

In a cringe-worthy video posted to his own YouTube channel, Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock for the slap heard ‘round the world that occurred at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony back in March.  In case you forgot, Will Smith marched up on stage and slapped presenter Chris Rock across the face after he made … Continue reading “Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock on YouTube”

Chris Rock addresses The Slap during stand-up appearance

Chris Rock took to the stage on Wednesday night for the first time since he was slapped across the face by Will Smith at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday. Rock performed 2 shows at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, both were sold out.  Variety has shared audio content on Twitter that was recorded … Continue reading “Chris Rock addresses The Slap during stand-up appearance”

Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Slap heard ’round the world

History was made at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday. We’re not talking about how CODA was the first movie distributed by a streaming service (Apple+) to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, or that it won every Academy Award it was nominated for, or that it was the first film to win Best … Continue reading “Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Slap heard ’round the world”

Chris Rock is on hunt for Jigsaw in Spiral trailer

The full trailer for upcoming reboot/sequel Spiral: From The Book of Saw is now online, and it’s clear from the first scene that even though comedian Chris Rock is the star, this is no spoof. Don’t expect Scary Movie. Just scares. A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from … Continue reading “Chris Rock is on hunt for Jigsaw in Spiral trailer”

Chris Rock to host ‘SNL’ season premiere

Chris Rock will take the stage in Studio 8H as host of Saturday Night Live’s 46th season premiere on Oct. 3.  This will mark Rock’s third appearance as host. Rock became a cast member of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1990. He and other new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider … Continue reading “Chris Rock to host ‘SNL’ season premiere”

Battery creates campaign for Chris Rock Netflix show

Thank you, Battery and Netflix, I wanted to get my girlfriend a rock for Valentine’s Day and you have now made that possible. LA-based Battery has created a nifty new global campaign for Netflix to promote Chris Rock’s stand-up comedy special, Tamborine, that debuts on the streaming giant on Valentine’s Day.   The spot opens … Continue reading “Battery creates campaign for Chris Rock Netflix show”

Durable Goods signs director Chris Applebaum

Durable Goods has signed director Chris Applebaum for commercials and branded content in the US. Applebaum’s creative imprint has shaped pop culture across three decades. The multiple MTV Award-winning, six-time Grammy Award nominee has directed 31 MTV #1 music videos for such artists as Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato. His “Umbrella” … Continue reading “Durable Goods signs director Chris Applebaum”

Surprise! These are Christmas movies, too

Christmas is this week and not everyone is into the same old, typical Christmas romantic comedy tropes or the “feel good”, heartwarming “spirit of the season” sappy films with a moral to the story. Sometimes, you just want to sit down and pass the time watching quality films that might take place around Christmas, but … Continue reading “Surprise! These are Christmas movies, too”

Hawkeye takes aim at Christmas on Disney+

In Marvel Studios’ new original series Hawkeye, which debuted last Wednesday with two episodes on Disney+, the former Avenger Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. That’s easier said than done, of course—especially after a ghost from his past returns, forcing him to team up … Continue reading “Hawkeye takes aim at Christmas on Disney+”

Hue&Cry goes all out for All In’s Chris Hayes

Tapping into current events, Hue&Cry, the award-winning animation studio led by Creative Director Matt Darnall and Executive Producer Scott Friske, have worked its animated artistry on a new campaign targeting viewers for MSNBC’s nightly news program All in with Chris Hayes.   The Emmy Award-winning show committed to in-depth reporting on the nation’s biggest news … Continue reading “Hue&Cry goes all out for All In’s Chris Hayes”

‘SNL’ ratings skyrocket for season 46!

Fans tuned in massively for Saturday’s 46th season premiere of Saturday Night Live, generating the show’s most-watched season debut in four years. The launch of season 46 was hosted by Chris Rock with musical guest Megan Thee Stallion, the show averaged a 1.68 rating and 7.765 million viewers overall, making it the most-watched season premiere … Continue reading “‘SNL’ ratings skyrocket for season 46!”

Female Voices Rock goes virtual for film conference

The mission of the great organization, Female Voices Rock, has always been to inspire change in the film and Television industry by giving the spotlight to women— talented filmmakers whose unique stories are systemically obscured from traditional theater distribution. Based in New York, their creative board has been working hard on new ideas to build … Continue reading “Female Voices Rock goes virtual for film conference”

Whitney, Doobies among Rock & Roll HOF inductees

Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. and Depeche Mode are among the new inductees to The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio. The Ceremony, which takes place May 2 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, will be broadcast live for the first time on HBO on May 2nd … Continue reading “Whitney, Doobies among Rock & Roll HOF inductees”

Ode to Elton John in new Christmas ad for John Lewis

The John Lewis holiday spot rewinds Elton John’s life to his childhood using 5 different actors to portray the singer The story, by creative agency adam&eveDDB, begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton John’s life, right until the moment he received the special gift of his grandmother’s piano that changed his life … Continue reading “Ode to Elton John in new Christmas ad for John Lewis”

Bon Jovi headlines 2018 “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony” on HBO

Bon Jovi, The Cars, Nina Simone, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are the inductees in the exclusive HBO special 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, debuting Saturday, May 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). A star-studded array of guests and presenters appeared, including May J. Blige, Jerry Cantrell, Felicia Collins, … Continue reading “Bon Jovi headlines 2018 “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony” on HBO”

The Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather

This might seem shocking, but believe it or not, “the slap heard ‘round the world” was actually not the craziest thing to occur at the Academy Awards ceremony. “The slap” of course, was when host Chris Rock made light of Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss and shaved head with an insensitive and unscripted “joke”, and … Continue reading “The Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather”

Watch trailer for David O. Russell’s Amsterdam

The trailer and poster for 20th Century Studios’ and New Regency’s original crime epic Amsterdam, the latest film from acclaimed writer/director David O. Russell, has arrived. A fascinating and richly intricate tale that brilliantly weaves historical fact with fiction for a timely, cinematic experience, Amsterdam follows three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of … Continue reading “Watch trailer for David O. Russell’s Amsterdam”

Dave Chappelle releases statement on attack

This past Tuesday night around 10:40 p.m., a Los Angeles man, Isaiah Lee, 23, rushed onto the Hollywood Bowl stage while Dave Chappelle was performing and tackled the comedian. When police arrested Lee, during the Netflix is A Joke comedy festival, he was carrying what police believed to be a gun, but turned out to … Continue reading “Dave Chappelle releases statement on attack”

Men’s toxic behavior is not entertaining – it’s infuriating

Have you noticed that lately, famous men have been making headlines for their seemingly more unhinged behavior than ever before? From Will Smith publicly assaulting comedian Chris Rock on stage, to Ezra Miller choking a female fan and threatening friends, to Kanye West having public meltdowns on both social media and the streets of Los … Continue reading “Men’s toxic behavior is not entertaining – it’s infuriating”

Despite toxic masculinity, the real Oscar winners were…

It was the slap that took center stage at the 94th annual Oscars ceremony— and the world at large—  in which Will Smith publicly assaulted Chris Rock. And now today, Will Smith has been banned from any Academy event for 10 years. Smith will be 63 before he can attend another Oscars. After two weeks … Continue reading “Despite toxic masculinity, the real Oscar winners were…”