Academy condemns Will Smith's actions, launches review
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday condemned the actions of Will Smith during Sunday night’s Oscars and launched an inquiry into his slapping of presenter Chris Rock. In a statement Monday, the film academy said: “The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show. 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.
JoJo Siwa's "Bounce," which had Will Smith as a producer, has been bounced off Paramount's development slate, TheWrap has learned. © Provided by TheWrap Jojo Siwa
The project, which would have marked the YouTuber and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant's big-screen feature debut, fell apart months ago and is unrelated to Smith slapping presenter Chris Rock during the Oscars ceremony last month.
Last year, Siwa came out as part of the LGBTQ community to her millions of followers via social media, which she said was a move encouraged by her girlfriend.
Siwa was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2020 and competed on "Dancing With the Stars" last year, making history as the first contestant to dance with a same-sex partner. She also served as creative director and executive producer of the E! reality competition series "Siwa's Dance Pop Revolution."
Taken! JoJo Siwa Says She Is 'Not Single' 4 Months After Kylie Prew Split
Taken! JoJo Siwa Says She Is 'Not Single' 4 Months After Kylie Prew Split“I was gonna erase my whole bio but just put the lock [emoji],” Siwa, 18, said during a Wednesday, March 30, interview on the “Rachel Uncensored” podcast, revealing her new romantic status. “We’re not single. I say ‘we’re’ because it’s me and my multiple personalities within myself. … I am not single and I don’t want to mingle. No, I’m a loyal lady.
"My thing with 'coming out' is it can be a very scary thing," Siwa told late-night host Jimmy Fallon. "Of course, not everybody in the world is going to accept it right now, but there are so many people who are going to accept it right now. And I say, even if there's a million people, say there's a million people, that's a lot of people, that don't accept it, there's 100 million that do. And I think that's something really important, 100 million is a lot of people. So I always keep that in mind."
Siwa most recently starred in "The J Team" for Paramount+. The movie is directed by Michael Lembeck, written by Eydie Faye and produced by Ron French. Don Dunn is an executive producer.
Along with Siwa, "The J Team" stars Tisha Campbell-Martin, Laura Soltis, Julia Marley, Kerrynton Jones and Kiara T. Romero.
Unfollow, unfriend, block! These stars unfollowed their exes on social media
In the media age we are living in, most of our relationships are reflected on our social media accounts. When we meet new people, we follow them on Facebook or Instagram and when we’re no longer close or fall out with them, we unfollow or even block them. It’s no different for celebs, apart from for them, there are hundreds of thousands of people watching their following lists for any signs of feuds. These 10 stars unfollowed their exes…
"The J Team" follows a young girl named JoJo (Siwa) whose life is turned upside down when her beloved dance coach Val (Soltis) decides to retire and is replaced by a sparkle-hating instructor named Poppy (Campbell-Martin). Wanting to stay in the running for an upcoming dance competition, JoJo and her best friends, The Rubies (Jones, Romero), must try their hardest to abide by Poppy's new, harsh rules. Realizing she cannot hide her sparkle or bow anymore, JoJo is kicked out of her dance troupe and must rediscover what dancing means to her.
Variety first reported the news.
JoJo Siwa Says She Wasn't Invited to the 2022 Kids' Choice Awards .
JoJo Siwa doesn't want her fans to think she skipped the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. The former "Dance Moms" star shared a post on Instagram, explaining that she had not been invited to the ceremony as it was airing on Sunday night. "A lot of you have been asking me why I'm not at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards tonight, and the answer is very simple -- I wasn't invited," she said. "I'm not sure why, but I just didn't get an invite." "AThe former "Dance Moms" star shared a post on Instagram, explaining that she had not been invited to the ceremony as it was airing on Sunday night.