by | February 26, 2019 | 07:48

Howard was reportedly one of the ones who doubted Smollett's testimony from the outset. "The actor didn't believe Jussie's account from the get-go, he felt the story never added up", sources said, according to the site. Empire executive producers Lee Daniels , Danny Strong , Brett Mahoney , Brian Grazer , Sanaa Hamri , Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer released the following statement on February 22: "The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us".

by | February 26, 2019 | 04:25

Spike Lee also expressed fury and anger over " Green Book " winning Best Picture on Sunday night; he almost stormed out of the auditorium. Lee , reportedly compared the " Green Book " win to a referee making "the wrong call". " BlacKkKlansman " was also nominated for best picture. Many viewers watching were disappointed that director Peter Farrelly failed to mention Shirley during the Best Picture acceptance speech .

by | February 25, 2019 | 23:56

He also thanked Queen , director Graham King, the Academy, and " people who took a chance on me every step of the way". Rami Malek was treated by paramedics inside the Dolby Theatre after falling off the stage during the 2019 Oscars .

by | February 25, 2019 | 23:17

The three day tour is their first official visit to north Africa. Meghan had a floral pattern painted on her left hand while touring an education project for girls in the Atlas mountains. During the visit, the pregnant duchess took part in a traditional henna ceremony with girls who live and study at the boarding house during the week.

by | February 25, 2019 | 22:29

Shallow , the hit song from A Star Is Born and first single from the film's soundtrack, scored the song's writers Lady Gaga , Mark Ronson , Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando , an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 2019 Academy Awards .

by | February 25, 2019 | 21:59

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse's win marks the first time Sony has won in the Best Animated Feature category and the first time since 2012 Disney hasn't won. Last year, Marvel began campaigning to get Black Panther a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. Carter said in her speech that her 97-year-old mother was watching from MA, expressing gratitude for the way in which she was raised.

by | February 25, 2019 | 21:55

Khloe Kardashian is thought to have split from Tristan Thompson for good after it emerged he had allegedly cheated with Kylie Jenner's BFF Jordyn Woods . While another added: "Why is Khloe Kardashian posting on her Insta story with these corny quotes like she's a teenager?" "The family doesn't want anything to do with her right now as the whole incident is too fresh", the source continued.

by | February 25, 2019 | 21:44

After congratulating the couple, she then sings " King of My Heart ", the song the pair was listening to when they got engaged. Everyone was excited as Swift came into the room with an acoustic guitar. Alex is seen making a speech to the crowd in which he says: "There was a person... who sort of played a part in all this and so I would like to welcome, and if you would give a warm welcome to my friend Taylor ".

by | February 25, 2019 | 21:25

Within minutes of winning Best Picture, its Wikipedia was amended to read "Lying White Guilt Trash". The film, which premiered nationwide in November of 2018, is inspired by the real-life story of the journey into the Deep South by African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley and Italian-American bouncer Tony Vallelonga, who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard.

by | February 25, 2019 | 19:22

Kelly would need to post $100,000, or 10 percent of the total bail amount, to go free. If Kelly is released from jail, he has been ordered not to have any contact with any of the alleged victims, witnesses, or anyone under the age of 18. The allegations date back as far as 1998 and span more than a decade. The alleged abuse took place over 12 years, Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx said.

by | February 25, 2019 | 17:27

Piers continued to fuel the debate as he found newly single Lady Gaga's act of removing her engagement ring after splitting from former fiance, Christian Carino , to then gaze at Bradley adoringly "crossed a few lines". As predicted, " Shallow " - the biggest contender for Best Original Song at the Oscars - took home the coveted statuette. Thank you for believing in us.

by | February 25, 2019 | 17:27

The Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay went to BlacKkKlansman while Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse came out on top in the Best Animated Feature Film heat. Rami Malek, whose parents immigrated from Egypt to the United States, took home the best actor prize for his turn as Freddie Mercury in " Bohemian Rhapsody ".

by | February 25, 2019 | 15:41

When King won an Emmy in 2015 for her part in American Crime, she reportedly sent the award back to her family - in Cincinnati. " CHRIS EVANS HELPING REGINA KING UP IS THE BEST THING EVER, WHAT A GENTLEMAN #OSCARS ", another user wrote in all caps, along with a video of the chivalrous act that has already garnered more than 300,000 views.

by | February 25, 2019 | 13:53

She also paid tribute to Close, who she stated has "been my idol for so long - this is not how I wanted it to be". The star finally thanked her husband of 25 years, Ed Sinclair, calling him "my best friend". "Lindy King - my agent - who took me on over 20 years ago, thank you so much, and Olive and Hildy and Brynna, who made me do things I said no to, but she was right.

by | February 25, 2019 | 12:29

While the fall was mildly embarrassing, it's unlikely anyone will remember the misstep when looking back at the star's emotional acceptance speech . He gave a shout-out to his mother - "I love you, lady" - and regretted that his father was not alive.

by | February 25, 2019 | 11:28

This year, he beat out fellow nominees Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War , Adam McKay for Vice, Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite , and Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman . But then he got serious with an impassioned tribute to his grandmother and a plea for voters to be "on the right side of history" in the 2020 United States presidential election.

by | February 25, 2019 | 07:38

University of Kansas professor Kevin Willmott has won an Oscar for his contribution to the film " BlacKkKlansman ". Filmmaker Spike Lee appeared angry that the film " Green Book " won the Academy Award for best picture Sunday evening.

by | February 25, 2019 | 06:43

In between, Kevin Hart was chosen to host the awards, before the resurfacing of homophobic social-media posts prompted the comic to withdraw. It was the first Oscar for King, 48, who began her career in Hollywood more than three decades ago as a teenager on the 1980s sitcom 227.

by | February 25, 2019 | 06:13

Three seats down, Rami Malek had a huge grin. While " Bohemian Rhapsody " takes considerable liberties with the group's history, the power of the band's music and a spellbinding performance from Rami Malek (who portrays Mercury ) have overshadowed most of the criticism.

by | February 24, 2019 | 23:25

The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. EST at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California . Close, who scored a Best Female Lead win for her star performance in The Wife , brought along her dog, a Havanese, as her arm candy for the evening.