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Willard Carroll Smith II (born September 25, 1968), also known by his stage name the Fresh Prince, is an American actor, rapper, and producer. Noted for his work in music, television, and film, Smith has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, four Grammy Awards, and nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award. His Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony nominations make him one of few black individuals to be nominated for the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT). Smith has achieved and held several US and international box office records. As of 2021, his films have grossed over $9.3 billion globally, making him one of Hollywood's most bankable stars.Smith first gained recognition as part of a hip hop duo with DJ Jazzy Jeff, with whom he released five studio albums and the US Billboard Hot 100 top 20 singles "Parents Just Don't Understand", "A Nightmare on My Street", "Summertime", "Ring My Bell", and "Boom! Shake the Room" from 1984 to 1994. He released the solo albums Big Willie Style (1997), Willennium (1999), Born to Reign (2002), and Lost and Found (2005), which contained the US number one singles "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" and "Wild Wild West".

Smith achieved wider fame for his fictionalized self-portrayal on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996). He subsequently starred in the action film Bad Boys (1995), its sequels Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys for Life (2020), and the sci-fi comedies Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), and Men in Black 3 (2012). After starring in the thrillers Independence Day (1996) and Enemy of the State (1998), he portrayed Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001), earning his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He then starred in a range of commercially successful films, including I, Robot (2004), Shark Tale (2004), Hitch (2005), Hancock (2008), and Seven Pounds (2008). He received his second Academy Award nomination for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and commercial success for I Am Legend (2007).

Smith's portrayal of Bennet Omalu in Concussion (2015) was positively received, followed by portrayals of Deadshot in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) superhero film Suicide Squad (2016) and Genie in the live-action Aladdin (2019). For his portrayal of Richard Williams in the biographical sports drama King Richard (2021), Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the first rapper to win an acting Oscar, 33 years after he became the first musician to win a Grammy for rap music. Smith faced public backlash for slapping and shouting at Oscar presenter Chris Rock during the 2022 annual Academy Awards ceremony, after Rock made a joke referencing Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith subsequently resigned from the Academy and was banned from attending Academy functions, including the Oscars, for ten years.

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May 13, 2022

Wanda Sykes Is 'Still Traumatized' by Will Smith's Oscars Slap: 'I Hope He Gets His Sh*t Together'

During a recent stop on her comedy tour in Orlando, Florida, Wanda Sykes admitted that she's still "traumatized" over Will Smith's Oscars slap.

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May 12, 2022

Does Kendrick Lamar Run Afoul of Copyright Law by Using Deepfakes in ‘The Heart Part 5’ Video?

The rapper morphs into various celebrities from Will Smith to Kanye West in his newest music video. The use of deepfakes likely don't violate copyright law — for now.

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May 10, 2022

Steve Harvey Says Will Smith's Oscars Slap Was a 'Punk Move' and He Has 'Lost a Lot of Respect' for Actor

'Family Feud' host Steve Harvey said he “lost a lot of respect” for Will Smith after he walked onstage and slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards.

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May 9, 2022

Kendrick Lamar Drops New Song ‘The Heart Part 5’ | Billboard News

The music video has Kendrick Lamar’s face morphing into the likes of O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Will Smith and Nipsey Hussle.

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May 9, 2022

Kendrick Lamar Drops New Song ‘The Heart Part 5’: Watch the Video

The music video has Kendrick Lamar's face morphing into the likes of O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Will Smith and Nipsey Hussle.

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May 8, 2022

Benedict Cumberbatch Makes a Joke About Losing an Oscar to Will Smith in 'SNL' Monologue

Taking on hosting duties for this week’s episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' the 'Doctor Strange' star used his opening monologue to speak on TK

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May 6, 2022

Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock Talk Stage Attacks, Rock Jokes He Got ‘Smacked by the Softest N***a That Ever Rapped’

The two appeared together at a secret show and addressed the recent Hollywood Bowl attack, with Rock again joking about Will Smith's Oscars slap.

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May 6, 2022

David Letterman to Host Will Smith, Billie Eilish, Cardi B. on Season 4 of ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’

The late night legend will also chop it up with Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Durant and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

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May 4, 2022

Howard Stern Blasts Hollywood for Treating Will Smith Differently Than Dave Chappelle Attacker

The radio host expressed his frustration on Wednesday: "Some people in the audience at the Academy Awards still should be very ashamed of themselves."

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May 4, 2022

Chris Rock Jokes About Will Smith After Dave Chappelle Attacked During Hollywood Bowl Performance

The attack took place at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night. Rock later made a quick reference to Will Smith, who slapped him at this year's Oscars.

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May 3, 2022

Trevor Noah jokes about Will Smith slap at White House Dinner

"It is risky making jokes these days" The post Trevor Noah jokes about Will Smith slap at White House Dinner appeared first on NME.

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April 28, 2022

Marlon Wayans Says Will Slapping Chris Rock 'Put Your Wife's Name in Everybody's Mouth,' Shares What He Told Actor

In a new interview with Big Boy, Marlon Wayans suggested Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars put his wife’s name "in everybody’s mouth.”

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April 25, 2022

Chris Rock’s Mother Speaks Out for First Time on Will Smith Oscars Slap: ‘He Slapped All of Us’

Chris Rock’s mother recently sat down with South Carolina news station WIS-TV to discuss her son getting slapped by Will Smith at last month's Academy Awards.

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April 24, 2022

Chris Rock’s mother says Will Smith “really slapped me” at the Oscars

“When you hurt my child, you hurt me" The post Chris Rock’s mother says Will Smith “really slapped me” at the Oscars appeared first on NME.

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April 23, 2022

Chris Rock’s Mom Calls Out Will Smith’s Oscars Ban: ‘You Don’t Even Go Every Year’

"When you hurt my child, you hurt me," Rose Rock said about Smith slapping her son at the Oscars.

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April 22, 2022

Will Smith's Netflix Sequel 'Bright 2' Reportedly Canceled, Unrelated to Oscars Slap

Will Smith's Netflix film 'Bright 2,' the follow-up to the 2017 original, has reportedly been canned. The move is allegedly unrelated to the Oscars slap.

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April 21, 2022

Tony Awards Implements ‘No Violence’ Policy Following Will Smith’s Oscars Slap

The award show's producers revealed the new procedure — which clarifies how they'd handle an individual "in the event of an incident" — in a letter to ticket buyers on Wednesday.

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April 20, 2022

'Red Table Talk' Premiere Includes Message About Addressing Will Smith Oscars Slap Incident 'When the Time Calls'

The Season 5 premiere of 'Red Table Talk' aired Wednesday on Facebook Watch and the latest episode began with a brief statement on Will Smith's Oscars slap.

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April 16, 2022

Jay Leno Shares ‘Most Disturbing’ Part of Will Smith Oscars Slap Incident For Him: ‘It Was the Yelling of Obscenities’

The comedian and former 'Tonight Show' host spoke to the Palm Beach Daily News on Friday ahead of his standup show at the Kravis Center this weekend.

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April 14, 2022

Garcelle Beauvais Speaks on Dating Will Smith and Why It Ended, Claims She Once Turned Down Michael Jordan

The 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star recently released a new book and is soon set to return to Bravo for another round of the reality franchise.

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April 14, 2022

Amy Schumer Comments on Criticism Over Saying She Was 'Triggered and Traumatized' by Oscars Slap

Amy Schumer discussed the negative response to her post in which she said she was "triggered and traumatized" over Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.

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April 13, 2022

Amy Schumer Wouldn’t Have Kicked Will Smith Out of Oscars, But Tells Howard Stern ‘It Was Shocking’

Schumer appeared on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show on Wednesday morning to talk about her new Hulu series and co-hosting the 2022 Oscars.

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April 13, 2022

Chris Rock's Brother Kenny Says He Wants to Fight Will Smith: 'I’ll Let the Hands Do the Talking'

In the aftermath of Will Smith’s Oscar slap, several of Chris Rock’s brothers have spoken out about the situation and their feelings towards Will Smith.

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April 13, 2022

DJ Jazzy Jeff Weighs In Will Smith’s Oscars Slap: ‘He’s Human’

Jeff, Smith’s longtime musical collaborator and friend, spoke up on the incident at an event last week.

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April 13, 2022

DJ Jazzy Jeff defends Will Smith over Oscars slap: “He’s human”

"I can name 50 times that he should've smacked the shit out of somebody and he didn't" The post DJ Jazzy Jeff defends Will Smith over Oscars slap: “He’s human” appeared first on NME.

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April 12, 2022

DJ Jazzy Jeff, Will Smith’s Longtime Friend and Collaborator, Addresses Oscars Slap

Will Smith’s longtime collaborator defended the actor while attending the Closed Sessions Legend Conversation event at Dorian’s Through the Record Shop

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April 11, 2022

‘SNL’ Addresses Will Smith’s 10-Year Oscars Ban: “Is That a Punishment?” | Billboard News

Colin Jost poked fun at the Academy’s recent decision during Saturday’s installment of “Weekend Update.”

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April 11, 2022

Chris Rock Reveals When He’ll Talk About Oscars Slap, Jokes He Got His ‘Hearing Back’

While performing at the Fantasy Springs Resort-Casino in California on Friday, Rock revealed when he’ll finally talk about getting slapped by Will Smith.

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April 10, 2022

Kodak Black Says Jada Pinkett Doesn't 'Deserve' Will Smith: 'You Deserve Me'

Yak took to Instagram Live over the weekend, seemingly calling out Jada over previous remarks she made about her husband on 'Red Table Talk.'

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