Leslie Jones is speaking out about her time on Saturday Night Live.
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Will Smith’s infamous Oscars slap in March 2022 — according to Leslie Jones.“That s—t was humiliating. It really affected him.
People need to understand his daughters, his parents, saw that. He had to go to counseling with his daughters” Jones claimed in a recent interview with PEOPLE, referring to Rock’s daughters Lola, 21, and Zahra, 19.At the time, Smith, 54, got up from his front row seat and stormed the stage to slap Rock, 58, in the face after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head while presenting an award that night.Pinkett Smith’s shaved head was a result of her suffering from the hair-loss condition alopecia.Smith, who went on to win Best Actor that same night for “King Richard,” walked back to his seat and shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f–king mouth” twice.The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alum later apologized and resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
He’s also been banned from attending its events for the next 10 years.In June, Pinkett Smith, 51, said on her “Red Table Talk” show that her “deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile.” Rock, meanwhile, waited an entire year to address the incident during his Netflix comedy special titled “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.”During Netflix’s first-ever live broadcast, which was held at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, Rock said he was “not a victim” and joked that it was like he got “smacked by Suge Smith.”“Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,” he told the crowd in February. “I got smacked at the f—king Oscars by this motherf—er.
Leslie Jones is speaking out about her time on Saturday Night Live.
In a candid new interview with NPR, former Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones says the show’s limitations made her “a caricature” of herself, although she came to realize that the process was par for the course at the longrunning NBC show.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Leslie Jones said in a recent NPR interview (via The Daily Beast) that “Saturday Night Live” turned her into a loud caricature of herself, although she was blatantly aware that would happen given the mechanics of the NBC sketch comedy show. Jones was an “SNL” writer and cast member from 2014 to 2019, earning two Emmy nominations for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. “I’ve been doing comedy so long, it’s like, I know what I am,” Jones said.
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Tupac Shakur lip-syncing to a song by Will Smith in the late ’80s.Pinkett Smith, an actress and talk show host, is married to actor and musician Smith. She was close friends with late rapper Shakur at high school in Baltimore, and was filmed doing the cover several years before she met Smith on the set of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.The TV star published a brief excerpt from her upcoming memoir Worthy on Instagram, in which she wrote about the moment when she, Shakur and Smith collided.She included the clip of herself and Shakur dancing to ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’, the 1988 Grammy-winning hit that Smith wrote as one-half of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.A post shared by Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapinkettsmith)“Not in a million years would I have dreamed that the Fresh Prince and I would become, um, very acquainted,” Pinkett Smith wrote in her post.
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Zack Sharf Digital News Director Rolling Stone published an excerpt from Leslie Jones’ new memoir in which the actor opened up about the brutal racism and death threats she received over her involvement in the 2016 “Ghostbusters” reboot. The Sony release, directed by “Bridesmaids” helmer Paul Feig, became the target of racist and misogynistic trolls for featuring a main cast of all women. Jones starred in “Ghostbusters” opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon.
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Chris Rock sought counselling after being slapped by Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars.Speaking to People to promote her memoir – which features a foreword written by Rock – Jones said: “That shit was humiliating. It really affected him. People need to understand his daughters, his parents, saw that.
Anna Tingley If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. Leslie Jones is the latest comedian to bring her life story to the page. In “Leslie F*cking Jones,” out Sept.
Leslie Jones is sharing her thoughts on the infamous Oscars slap.
A globally televised slap is never easy to deal with.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Leslie Jones told People magazine while promoting her new memoir, “Leslie F*cking Jones,” that her longtime friend Chris Rock went to counseling after Will Smith slapped him at the 2022 Academy Awards. Rock wrote the foreword to Jones’ new book. “That shit was humiliating.
Comedian Leslie Jones, a close friend of Chris Rock, claims that the impact of the slap heard ’round the world affected not only him, but his family.
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Will Smith‘s slap at last year’s Oscars.In a recent cover story for Variety, the Oscar-winning actor questioned why his peers stood and applauded Smith’s Best Actor win for Kind Richard, just moments after he walked onto the stage and slapped host Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair.Smith, who is subsequently serving an Oscars ban until 2032, has apologised for his outburst numerous times.“I don’t know Will Smith. I met him once.
Sean Penn is still furious with Will Smith for his Oscars outburst!
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