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Apple to release a movie with Will Smith, despite his Oscar slap

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Sylvie Claire / October 4, 2022

Less than a year after the scandal caused by Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars, Apple announced on Monday the release in December of its new film “Emancipation”, with the actor in the lead.
 
Hollywood professionals were betting on a postponement of this historical movie about slavery, because of the smell of sulfur that emanates from Mr. Smith since his slap last March on the host of the Oscars, the comedian Chris Rock.
 
A widely condemned slip, which earned him a 10-year ban from the ceremony. Despite the controversy, Apple will release “Emancipation” in U.S. theaters on December 2, before a release on its Apple TV+ streaming platform the following week.
 
The timing allows the company to nominate the film for the upcoming Oscars, just after becoming the first streaming platform to be awarded the Best Picture statuette at the last ceremony with its feature film “CODA.”
 
Smith has been keeping a low profile since the last Oscars, when he won Best Actor for his performance in “The Williams Method,” minutes after slapping Chris Rock, who had mocked his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia. The former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” publicly apologized shortly after the incident.
 
In July, he also posted a video on social networks, proposing a meeting with the comedian. The 54-year-old actor resigned from the Academy of Oscars. The Academy banned him from the ceremony for 10 years, but there is nothing to prevent him from being nominated for the competition.
 
His Oscar for best actor was not withdrawn despite the scandal. In “Emancipation”, he plays a runaway slave in the swamps of Louisiana, with the hope of reaching the North Country, synonymous with freedom for African-Americans in the United States of the nineteenth century. The feature film was directed by Antoine Fuqua, whose film “Training Day” (2001) won Denzel Washington the Oscar for best actor.
 
“Emancipation” was originally supposed to be shot in Georgia, but the production was relocated to Louisiana after the adoption of a controversial law by this state in the American South, which according to several NGOs aimed to discourage voting by African-Americans.

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Bob Marley & The Wailers bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett has died after a “long battle” with illness.

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Sylvie Claire / February 7, 2924

 

Reggae band The Wailers announced the death of bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett on the social network Facebook, after a “long battle” with illness.
 
The 77-year-old Jamaican, bassist with Bob Marley & The Wailers, passed away on Saturday.Bob Marley & The Wailers bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett has died after a “long battle” with illness.
 
Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Olivia Grande, said on X (ex-Twitter) that he had died at the University of Miami Hospital in Florida, the same city where Bob Marley died in 1981.
 
Born on November 22, 1946 in Kingston, Jamaica, Aston Barrett was “a pioneer, a mentor and above all a true family man”, write the Wailers on Facebook. His nickname “Familyman” came from the fact that he was said to have several dozen children.
 
“The world has lost not only an iconic musician and the backbone of the Wailers, but also a remarkable human being whose legacy is as immense as his talent,” the reggae group hailed on the social network. “Aston’s music brought joy to millions (of people) and his influence on reggae is beyond measure. He was a man of few words, but his lyrics were full of wisdom, kindness and love. His bass lines were not only the foundation of the Wailers’ music, but also the beat of a genre that touched hearts across the globe ».
  
The Wailers asked that their privacy and that of Familyman’s family be respected.
 
In 2006, Aston Barrett sued Island Records, claiming £60 million in unpaid royalties. However, he lost the case. He put an end to his musical career in 2019.

 

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Mademoiselle Luna dies at 48, Belgium mourns famous DJ

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Steph Deschamps / January 23, 2024

 

She passed away surrounded by family and friends on Sunday January 21, after a long and terrible battle with breast cancer. Delphine, aka “Mademoiselle Luna”, was 48 years old.
 
Diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2021, Mademoiselle Luna suffered a recurrence in the summer of 2023. Her cancer had spread to her lungs and bones.
 
Many people, particularly from the music world and the media, paid tribute to him.
 
The announcement of her death caused a wave of sadness in Belgium, where since Sunday, tributes have been pouring in on social networks to honor the woman, DJ and fighter she was.
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Actor Alec Musser, star of “All My Children” and seen in “Desperate Housewives”, has died aged 50

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Sylvie Claire / January 15, 2024

 

Alec Musser, known for his role in the series “All My Children”, has died of a serious Covid, aged 50. His fiancée paid tribute to him via social networks: “Rest in peace, my love. This is the worst day of my life, we were so happy. You were the best fiancé I could have dreamed of. I’ll never take my ring off. »
  
While the exact cause of his death is not yet known, Fox News reported, “Alec Musser was suffering from a severe case of Covid despite having been vaccinated 3 times.” An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
 
Alec Musser also landed a role in season 3 of “Desperate Housewives”. He first came to public attention in 2005 in the reality show “I Wanna Be a Soap Star ».
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