Here are seven key takeaways from Jada Pinkett Smith's explosive interview with Hoda Kotab from the 'Today' show.

OP-ED: Chris Rock addressed Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith and the slap at the Oscars in his latest Netflix special, 'Selective Outrage,' which ultimately devolved into tap dancing for white people.


A handful of jokes about Will Smith that Chris Rock is expected to reprise in a Netflix comedy special called 'Selective Outrage' has leaked ahead of the performance.

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Tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams will serve as executive producers for a documentary that highlights the unsung story behind the 1971 Women’s World Cup.

Academy Awards members are split on nominating Will Smith for his new film, "Emancipation,' because of lingering animosity over slapping Chris Rock.


Will got in 'one little fight and the academy got scared.' It should have that same energy for victims of powerful predators as well.

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And it wasn't just O'Donnell. Comedy director Judd Apatow tweeted then deleted a post declaring that Will could have killed Rock. Will "could have killed him" with a slap that didn't even take Rock off his feet.


Rep. Ayanna Pressley deleted a tweet she posted praising Will Smith for smacking Chris Rock during the Oscars 2020 award show after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith and her alopecia condition.

When I saw Will cock back and open-hand slap Chris in the face, my heart immediately sank. I didn’t know if it was real or fake, but I didn’t care.


Will has probably about had it with all the jokes and negativity surrounding his family and his marriage. Rock's not-so-wise crack may have just been the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. 


Will Smith appeared to slap Chris Rock in the face on live TV at the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony after the host mocked the acting career of Jada Pinkett Smith. TV stations outside of the U.S. captured the censored audio following the wild confrontation.

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Will Smith’s Book Club has teamed up with the Creative Artists Agency Foundation for the creation of a mentorship program.