Would The Academy Punish Will Smith

Why Academy Didn’t Strip Will Smith Of His Oscar?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences barred Will Smith, the best actor award winner, from attending the Oscars and any other events held by the Academy for the next 10 years. The step was taken to punish Will Smith for slapping stage comedian Chris Rock in full public view.

Highlights:

• Will Smith won’t be allowed to attend Academy and other awards for a decade
• He is allowed to retain his Oscar for the best actor
• Academy took the step to ensure the safety of its performers and guests
• Earlier Chris Rock denied registering a police complaint against Will Smith
• Also, Smith had apologized to Rock for his behavior

Academy’s Letter To Will Smith

Would The Academy Punish Will Smith

President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said that the Board had decided to bar Will Smith from attending any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, for a period of 10 years starting from 8 April 2022. But the chiefs didn’t revoke the best actor award Will Smith received for “King Richard”. The decision was taken at a closed-door meeting attended by board members Steven Spielberg and Whoopi Goldberg. The letter thanked Chris Rock for maintaining his composure … Read the rest

Taanakkaran Movie Review

Taanakkaran Movie Review

Vikram Prabhu Starrer Gives A Glimpse Of The Hardships Of Police Training In Modern India

Written and directed by Tamizh, Taanakkaran movie revolves around a British-era Police Recruits School (PRS) that still follows the colonial rules set by the British to train Indian police officers. The movie questions the reason for continuing the tradition started by the British in India even after many years of independence. It is a nerve breaking story of police training in India.

Story

Arivazhagan aka Arivu (Vikram Prabhu) is a trainee police officer at PRS where police officers of independent India are trained on the lines of the British model. The recruits are expected to unquestioned obedience to their superiors and the system. The PRS is controlled by Inspector Muthupandi (Madhusudhan Rao) who with his valet Eeshwaramurthy (Lal) tortures the recruits in the name of parade training. Arivu raises his voice against the injustice done to the new entrants. He stands firm on exposing the system even after all hell breaks loose.

Taanakkaran Movie Review

Highlights Of The Movie:

• The functioning of PRS is picturized in the most realistic and convincing manner
• The emotions of the officers trained in the hell-like atmosphere are narrated most effectively… Read the rest

Kourtney Kardashian And Travis Barker Are Married

Kourtney Kardashian And Travis Barker Are Married Without A Marriage License

The news of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s marriage is real but they are yet to obtain a legal license for their marriage. Perhaps, they have some other plans in mind to host a grand wedding party for all their family members, friends, and well-wishers.

Highlights:

• Kourtney Kardashian surprised the world by breaking the news of her marriage
• She married Travis Barker at a private ceremony but didn’t obtain a marriage license
• Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker announced their engagement six months back
• Presently Kourtney Kardashian is preparing for her new reality show on Hulu

Kourtney Kardashian Broke The News Of Her Marriage On Instagram

Kourtney Kardashian And Travis Barker Are Married

She shared some beautiful pics of her marriage on Instagram and penned a heartfelt note on how things happened. She called herself a queen and Travis Barker a handsome king in the photo caption. She said that it happened after an epic night and a little tequila. She also mentioned that they didn’t legalize their marriage and would obtain a marriage license in the future.

They got married at a Las Vegas wedding chapel soon after the Grammy Awards night. But they aren’t legally married. The gossip on social media is … Read the rest

Police And Army Clash At Protest In Sri Lanka

Police And Army Clash At Protest In Sri Lanka

As anti-government demonstrations intensified in the country, Sri Lankan Army Chief called for an inquiry as police stopped soldiers of special forces at protests in Colombo.

10 Developments In Sri Lanka

Police And Army Clash At Protest In Sri Lanka
  1. Army Chief Shavendra Silva called for an inquiry after police stopped a group of masked soldiers with assault rifles at protests near parliament, where children, women, and the elderly were protesting.
  2. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revoked the state of emergency he declared on 1 April with immediate effect amid protests against the nation’s worst economic crisis.
  3. 41 lawmakers walked out of the ruling alliance bringing the government to a minority and former allies demanding Rajapaksa’s resignation.
  4. Opposition parties have rebuffed Preside Rajapaksa’s call to join the government. But there are no signs of the opposition toppling the minority government.
  5. Finance Minister Ali Sabry stepped down ahead of a crucial meeting with International Monetary Fund for a loan program.
  6. The UN Human Right Council is closely watching the developments in Sri Lanka which is already under international censure for its deteriorating human rights record.
  7. Sri Lanka temporarily shut its embassies in Norway and Iraq and the Consulate General in Sydney.
  8. The International Monetary Fund is closely monitoring the political and economic
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Northern Ukraine Civilian Killings Blocked

Hashtags #Bucha And #Buchamassacare No Longer Trending On Facebook And Instagram

Hashtags related to civilian deaths in northern Ukraine will no longer feature on Facebook and Instagram according to Meta Platforms, the owner of two social media platforms. While Meta Platforms has justified reasons for the action, humanitarian organizations are criticizing the deletion of data.

Highlights:

• Meta Platforms removes violent Ukraine war content from Facebook and Instagram
• Automated systems are activated to block hashtags related to civilian killings
• Facebook and Instagram allow the publication of violent content only to raise awareness but explicit images are deleted
• Meta Platforms stores data only for 90 days but it is looking for ways to preserve the important data

Why Are Hashtags Related To Northern Ukraine Civilian Killings Blocked?

Bodies of civilians shot at close range were discovered in a town seized back from Russian forces. The city is Bucha and the images are titled killings in Bucha. The images are so disturbing that the people have started demanding further sanctions against Moscow. But Russia has clearly denied any accusations of killing the civilian population in Ukraine.

Giving the reason for removal, Meta spokesman Ando Stone wrote on Twitter that the company initiated the process of deleting disturbing images after it … Read the rest

Annual Grammy Awards 2022

The Top 10 Show Stoppers Of The 64th Annual Grammy Awards 2022

The entertainers turned the 64th Annual Grammy Awards function into a fashion event where they displayed glamour with bold statements. The Las Vegas event gave a red-carpet welcome to the best actors and actresses, veteran DJs, legendary singers, and producers.

Here’s Who Showed Up At The Event

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber

Justin Bieber in Crocs by Balenciaga and Hailey Bieber in a simple white off-shoulder gown showed up big at the event. Justin Bieber also wore dark eyeglasses and a pink cap.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga posed with her stunning black-and-white dress after getting co-nominated for record of the year. And she looked beautiful in an off-shoulder gown and bleached hair.

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo

The viral hit “Drivers License” got the 19-year-old singer the award for the best pop solo performance at the 64th Grammy Awards function. And the happiness and pride of winning the award were visible in her dressing style.

Chloe Bailey

Chloe Bailey

She looks stunning is what everyone was saying about her stars studded silver dress which is an off-shoulder gown with a matching cover wrapped around her shoulders.

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion poses for a photograph after getting nominated … Read the rest