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There is only one way Will Smith can redeem himself with his career fully intact.

When you think of the Oscars of 2022, no one will remember the groundbreaking winners, nor Smith's speech. The slap overrided everything that was represented. There is but one way for Smith's redemption. I feel he must voluntarily surrender his Oscar and title as Best Actor of 2022. If the Academy strips him, that will only bring annoying legal battles we all are gonna hear in the media.
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Wed Mar 30, 2022, 04:55 PM (41 replies)

AMPAS Launches Investigation In The Smith/Rock Incident

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-03-28/will-smith-oscars-slap-film-academy-investigation

Following Sunday night’s stunning altercation at the Oscars, in which Will Smith slapped Chris Rock over a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, the motion picture academy announced Monday it is conducting a formal review of Smith’s conduct.

“The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show,” the organization said. “We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and California law.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences enacted a code of conduct for its members in 2017 in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. “There is no place in the Academy for people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates recognized standards of decency,” the group said at the time. “If any member is found by the Board of Governors to have violated these standards or to have compromised the integrity of the Academy by their actions, the Board of Governors may take any disciplinary action permitted by the Academy’s bylaws, including suspension or expulsion.
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Mon Mar 28, 2022, 03:51 PM (9 replies)

Ron Perlman gets it right.

https://twitter.com/perlmutations/status/1489328838509142018
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Mon Mar 21, 2022, 06:25 PM (8 replies)

Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski killed covering Ukraine invasion

Source: The Sun

Israel Salas-Rodriguez
11:13 ET, Mar 15 2022Updated: 11:21 ET, Mar 15 2022

FOX News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski has died while covering the Ukraine invasion after he was hit by gunfire that injured fellow correspondent Benjamin Hall.

The news outlet made the heartbreaking announcement in a memo to staffers on Tuesday.

"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news this morning regarding our beloved cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski," Fox News said.

According to the outlet, Zakrzewski was killed while reporting fellow correspondent Hall in Horenka, outside of Kyiv, Ukraine, after their vehicle was struck by incoming gunfire.

Read more: https://www.the-sun.com/news/4891549/fox-news-cameraman-pierre-zakrzewski-killed-ukraine/
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Tue Mar 15, 2022, 11:25 AM (25 replies)

Supreme Court reinstates death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Source: Washington Post

By Robert Barnes
Today at 10:24 a.m. EST|Updated today at 10:49 a.m. EST

The Supreme Court on Friday reinstated the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted in the 2013 attack that killed three people and left hundreds injured.

The vote was 6 to 3, with the liberal justices in dissent.

The Supreme Court reversed a decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. In July, the panel agreed with Tsarnaev’s lawyers that the judge overseeing his 2015 trial did not adequately question potential jurors for bias in the case, which received massive publicity.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/03/04/supreme-court-reinstates-death-penalty-boston-marathon-bomber-dzhokhar-tsarnaev/
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Fri Mar 4, 2022, 01:09 PM (44 replies)
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