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Chris Rock Breaks Silence Over Will Smith Altercation at Oscars 2022

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Comedian Chris Rock has released a statement regarding his assault by actor Will Smith at last Monday’s Oscar’s ceremony.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard about the infamous on stage scuffle between comedian Chris Rock and actor Will Smith on Monday the 27th of March.

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Smith, struck the 57 year old comedian who was presenting the award for Best Documentary, after he made a joke about the appearance of the actor’s wife.

Rock referred to Jada Pinkett-Smith, who suffers with autoimmune disease alopecia, as ‘G.I Jane’ referring to the famous 1997 Demi Moore film about the first women to undergo special operations training, famously with a shaved head.

15 minutes later Smith won ‘Best Actor’ for his portrayal of Richard Williams in sports drama film King Richard, about the childhood and training of star tennis sisters Venus and Serena Williams. In his acceptance speech, the teary eyed actor apologised to the academy and fellow nominees, making the absence of an apology for the attack even more obvious.

Last night during his sold out Boston ‘Ego Death’ tour the Grown Ups star admitted to the crowd he was ‘still processing’ what had happened.

Greeting his audience at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, opened by asking his audience, ‘Soooo, how was your weekend?’

Rock, who’s ticket sales have rocketed since the incident, brushed over the incident when asked about it by the audience, ‘I don’t have a bunch of s*** to say about that, so if you came here for that…’ he added ‘I had written a whole show before this weekend.’

Since the incident Smith has said the joke about his wife’s medical condition, which reportedly Rock had no knowledge of, was ‘too much for him to bear’ going on to say ‘that violence is poisonous and destructive’ and he is embarrassed by his actions.

Smith has since publicly apologised to Rock through Instagram, admitting he was out of line and wrong. On the night, he refused to leave when asked to by the academy.

They have since launched an inquiry into the possible expulsion of Smith.

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Doctor Who: David Tennant and Catherine Tate to return

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David Tennant and Catherine Tate are to return to Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed.

The pair are currently filming for the sci-fi show’s 60th anniversary, which it will celebrate in 2023.

Tennant played the 10th Doctor on the time travel drama from 2005-2010, while Tate played companion Donna Noble. Tennant and Tate’s involvement means they will be reunited with returning Doctor Who head writer Russell T Davies.

Davies, who was in charge of Doctor Who when it was successfully revived in 2005, left at the same time as Tennant. Their last episode together was broadcast in 2010.

Tennant has briefly returned before, joining then-Doctor Matt Smith for the programme’s 50th anniversary in 2013.

Davies has teased fans, saying: “Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback. The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime.”

Tennant and Tate’s 2008 series of Doctor Who is the most successful that the show has had since its revival in 2005, with an average audience of more than eight million viewers per episode.

Are you excited to see their return?

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Eurovision 2022: How Sam Ryder Turned Things Around For the UK

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Sam Ryder has said the “stigma” about the UK’s Eurovision performance has finally been “destroyed” after he brought home our best result in 24 years.

The singer led the UK to second place during Saturday night’s Song Contest in Turin, Italy, with his song ‘Space Man’.

It was the the highest the UK has placed since 1998, when Imaani’s ‘Where Are You?’ finished just behind Israel’s Dana International, who won with her song Diva.

In the years since, Britain has suffered a number of embarrassment moments, receiving the dreaded “nul points” in 2003 with Jemini’s ‘Cry Baby’ and in 2021 with James Newman’s ‘Embers’.

However, the public overwhelmingly backed Ukraine, who won the competition with 631 points on the leaderboard, with the UK securing 466 points.

Winning the 2022 Eurovision trophy is a hugely emotional and symbolic victory for Ukraine in the contest’s 66th year as the conflict continues.

The nation’s president Volodymyr Zelensky responded: “Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe.

“We will do our best to one day host the participants and guests of Eurovision in Ukrainian Mariupol. Free, peaceful, rebuilt.”

The results had many fans in sheer disbelief on social media, while prime minister Boris Johnson said he was “incredibly proud” of Sam and how “he brilliantly represented the UK”.

You’re the winner in our eyes Sam, well done!

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Eurovision 2022: Sam Ryder Odds Rocket Ahead of Eurovision Final

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The UK’s Eurovision 2022 entry Sam Ryder has closed in on Ukraine in the winner odds after his performance in the jury semi final.

The TikTok star blew away the audience who flocked to the Pala Olimpico arena in Turin, Italy to see the second jury semi final. The reaction to Sam’s act and his amazing performance have now got plenty of fans and experts predicting he is going to push Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra all the way on Saturday night.

Last week , Sam was sitting in fourth place in the Eurovision odds with his song ‘Space Man’ but, after his second rehearsal in Turin received a rave reaction from press over in Italy and fans and he was given a huge advantage by being drawn in the second half of the Eurovision final, he soared up to second.

The Ukraine currently have a 59% chance of winning and the UK 11%. Sweden and Italy then currently stand as third and fourth favourites at 9% and 6% respectively. Our odds have improved even more so since too as the UK have been announced to perform fourth from last, number 22, which has been the winning performance slot two years in a row.

On May 3 2022 it became exactly 25 years to the day since the UK’s last triumph in Eurovision, when Katrina & the Waves topped the leaderboard in Ireland with their anthemic track Love Shine A Light. Since then, there’s been little to shout about. The UK has always been on the wrong side of the leaderboard, with us consistently finishing at or near the bottom. And last year proved a particularly bitter pill to swallow when James Newman came last on zero points, having received nothing from either the juries or televote.

Check out Sam’s song here:

Who do you think will win?

Watch Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – Grand Final this Saturday (May 14) at 8pm GMT on BBC1.

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