Will ‘Emancipation’ free Will Smith from ‘the slap’?
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Are you already working on your New Year’s resolutions?
I have a few things that I definitely want to do better next year. And actually, I’ve already started implementing some of what I want to establish in 2023.
What will not change is my need and enjoyment of all the content that I can access.
So, let’s go!
This film, based on the true story of a slave seeking to escape from a 19th-century Louisiana plantation, was once mentioned as potentially earning its star Will Smith an Oscar for best actor.
Except that was before his victory. YoIn that same category at this year’s Academy Awards for his portrayal of Richard Williams, father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, in “King Richard.” Unfortunately, that achievement was overshadowed after Smith slapped host Chris Rock early on in the show.
Smith has been banned from attending the Oscars for the next decade, but is still eligible for nominations. While I think it’s too early for the Academy to consider that, what people really want to know is whether her performance in “Emancipation” will be enough to erase the bruise the slap left on her reputation.
“Emancipation” is now streaming on Apple TV+.
‘Harry and Megan’
The Brits love their tea and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex look ready to spill some.
I’m not sure any docuseries has been more anticipated or debated than this new Netflix release, which allows Harry and Meghan to share their take on the soap opera that was their life while they were members of the royal family, and in the years since. who entered back from “The signature.”
Definitely hang the “do not disturb” sign for a binge without interruptions. The first three episodes of “Harry & Meghan” are streaming now on Netflix.
‘Idina Menzel: Which way to the stage?’
Something has changed within Idina Menzel, something is no longer the same.
That’s because not only did he get the chance to live out his dream of playing New York City’s famous Madison Square Garden during a 2018 concert tour, but there’s now a documentary about it as well.
Don’t let the title worry you, she didn’t get lost along the way. Instead, “Which way to the stage?” allows those who have followed Menzel’s career to join her in one of her greatest triumphs.
The documentary is streaming on Disney+ now.
We are finally getting a new SZA album.
It’s been a minute since 2017’s “Ctrl,” not that he hasn’t blessed us with music here and there, including his infectious 2021 duet with Doja Cat, “Kiss Me More.”
But really, those tracks left us wanting more! So here it is: SZA’s new album “SOS” also features some big names including Travis Scott, Phoebe Bridgers and the late rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
“SOS” is now available.
Speaking of rap, A Boogie wit da Hoodie is back with a new album.
Entitled “Me vs. Myself,” features a collaboration with fellow rapper Kodak Black that serves as the sequel to his 2017 hit, “Drowning.”
He’s not the only featured artist, as HER, Lil Durk, Roddy Ricch, Troy Lanez and G Herbo appear on the record.
“me vs. Myself” is also available now.
I really want to be upset at how adorable Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are, but they make it so hard not to love them.
Case in point: Reynolds recently shared an overly cute photo of his heavily pregnant wife, dressed in adorable holiday pajamas., as the famous couple posed with some of the top Christmas celebrities.
“We met Jessica Claus and her husband on the Polar Express,” Reynolds wrote in the caption of her Instagram post. “She was everything she had ever dreamed of since she was a child. She smelled like cinnamon buns and sangria.”
He also paid a sweet tribute to his wife and family when he received the Icon Award at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards, which aired this week.
Okay, so who do we have to talk to about wrapping Reynolds under the tree on December 25?
Get on it please, Kris Kringle.
Nick Cannon shared his grief and vulnerability this week in an emotional Instagram post marking the one-year anniversary of the death of his son, Zen.
Cannon’s son Zen with model Alyssa Scott, who is currently expecting another child with the host of “The Masked Singer,” died as an infant after suffering brain cancer.
“Losing a child has to be the heaviest, darkest, most depressing experience I will ever get over,” she wrote. “A mixture of guilt, pain and sadness is what I repress on a daily basis.”
With her transparency, Cannon showcased what I’ve often mentioned as one of the most important parts of a celebrity platform: increasing visibility for topics that can help others.
By going public with her grief, I’d like to think that Cannon is helping other parents somewhere feel less alone.