Serena Williams' father Richard defends Will Smith over Oscars slap and says he doesn't feel sorry for Chris Rock: 'It's time for everyone to forgive Will Smith'
Richard Williams told UK TV show "Good Morning Britain" that Smith was justified in slapping Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.news.yahoo.com
The greatest American tennis player of all time, Serena Williams, redefines retirement
The younger Williams’ Grand Slam debut came at the age of 16 in the Australian Open and her first Grand Slam win was at the US open in 1999. For the next 20+ years, Williams would dominate the tennis world. Embed from Getty ImagesIn the September 2022 issue of Vogue, Williams went into detail about her thoughts on retiring. Embed from Getty ImagesBut for now, as stated in Vogue, Williams has many other endeavors she has to prioritize. Started in 2014, Serena Ventures has raised over 111 million dollars in outside financing just this year.themiamihurricane.com
Chris Rock declining to file police report over Oscars incident: LAPD
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said that Chris Rock is declining to file a police report after being struck by actor Will Smith in a shocking altercation during the Oscars broadcast."LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program. The incident involved one individual slapping another," a statement obtained early Monday by ITK said following the awards show in Los Angeles."...news.yahoo.com
Will Smith confronts Chris Rock, then wins best actor Oscar
Chris Rock made a joke. Will Smith quickly took offense. Smith — moments before winning best actor honors for his portrayal of tennis dad Richard Williams in “King Richard" — marched on stage and appeared to smack Rock during Sunday night's Academy Awards after the comic made a joke about the appearance of Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.news.yahoo.com
King Richard Wins a Miami Film Fest Audience Award!
By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film CriticKing Richard has won the coveted Miami International Film Festival GEMS 2021 Audience Award, and it’s no wonder. After some background plotting, this glimpse begins when Richard approaches coaches to get Venus on the junior circuit. Within this narrowly focused window, the screenplay thoroughly develops the characters as they face familial challenges, neighborhood bullies and a skeptical tennis world. Green milks the drama out of the gangs that threaten Richard, the husband/wife strife, and the tennis world ambivalent about opening its doors to interlopers. The real sisters don’t use that word.thewestsidegazette.com
New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
This week’s new entertainment releases include a much-anticipated album from Adele, a documentary about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show and Will Smith playing father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams.
Police arrest knife-wielding homeless man after brazen Downtown Miami robbery recorded on FaceTime
MIAMI – A homeless man has been arrested, accused of robbing a man who was trying to help him. The victim thought the homeless man was asking for money, but instead found himself face to face with a knife. As a result, the day after Christmas is a day 24-year-old Jose Cabeza will not soon forget. “When I was walking back from the gas station to my house, there was a homeless man who called me and I thought he was asking for some money,” he said. But Cabeza soon realized that 48-year-old Richard Williams was not just looking for money.
Group seeks to combat misleading information online
(AP Photo/Russ Bynum)RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists and writers has launched a new project they say will combat misleading information online around voting, reparations and immigration, supporters announced Friday. The newly formed National Black Cultural Information Trust seeks to counter fake social media accounts and Twitter trolls that often discourage Black voters from participating in elections or seek to turn Black voters against other communities of color. The effort isn't meant to silence groups that are behind any hashtag but counter “bad actors” who are using the hashtags to disseminate false information, Aiwuyor said. The founders also took issue with the National Black Cultural Information Trust on Twitter after the announcement that the project would monitor the #ADOS hashtag for xenophobic comments and false information. But also to measure the plunder of the ADOS community from 1619 to today.”Members of the National Black Cultural Information Trust plan to monitor social media posts and flag those spreading misleading and fake stories.
Britain's last tin mine could reopen
Tin mining and smelting in this southwest corner of rural England dates back thousands of years. And the last mine to close South Crofty could be the first to reopen. "So you're going to see a growing demand for the use of tin," Williams said. Mark Wills, owner of Blue Hills Tin, a mining visitor's center and tin jewelry shop, said his father was the last of four generations to work underground. Today, Blue Hills Tin attracts visitors from all over the world who are interested in the history behind 4,000 years of tin production.
Richard Williams, 'Roger Rabbit' animator, dead at 86
BRISTOL, United Kingdom (CNN) - Richard Williams, the animator known for his work on "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and two "Pink Panther" films, is dead, his family told PA Media, the UK national news agency. Williams, who was born in Toronto but moved to the UK in the 1950s, died Friday at his home in St. Andrews, Bristol. His daughter Natasha Sutton Williams told the PA that her father had been suffering from cancer. "He really was an inspiration to everyone that met him," Williams' daughter said. Some of Williams' other work is featured in the movies "The Return of the Pink Panther," "The Pink Panther Strikes Again," and 1967's "Casino Royale," as well as the 1971 TV short "A Christmas Carol."