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While I love to advocate that celebrities have a right to privacy and shouldn’t be treated as if they signed away their lives in exchange for fame, it becomes hard to stand by the sentiment when a celebrity is eagerly giving away information about their personal life and kickstarting speculation sprees all by themselves. That mini-rant is to dash any lingering guilt I have before diving into the freshly revealed details by none other than Jada Pinkett Smith that throw a whole new light on the Oscars 2022 slap fiasco and give new meaning to why Chris Rock really dragged her “entanglement” while addressing the slap after a year.

After Will Smith marched up to the stage of the Oscars in 2022 and slapped Chris Rock for mocking Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia, the gossip mill kept churning enough ammo around the topic for months. Whenever it faltered, someone popped up to speak their mind on the months-old issue, ensuring that the memory of the slap remained minty-fresh. This time, it is Pinkett Smith herself.

In the last 24 hours, Pinkett Smith has left the world reevaluating the last 7 years as she revealed that she and Will have been separated since 2016 as they were “exhausted with trying.” As if that startling revelation wasn’t enough, the Matrix actress has now gone ahead and shared with People that Chris Rock — the comedian who publicly mocked her baldness and later blamed her for the Oscars 2022 drama — actually wanted to date her when rumors of her and Will’s divorce starting swirling.

“I think every summer all the reports would come out that me and Will were getting a divorce. And this particular summer, Chris, he thought that we were getting a divorce. So he called me and basically he was like, ‘I’d love to take you out.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ He was like, ‘Well, aren’t you and Will getting a divorce?’ I was like, ‘No. Chris, those are just rumors.’ He was appalled. And he profusely apologized and that was that.”

So, there was a point in time when Rock wanted to date Pinkett Smith. But the next immediate question this revelation begs is when did the stand-up comedian share this particular desire with the actress because as she correctly highlighted, rumors of her and the Suicide Squad star’s divorce have been around for years, which put a new spring in their steps every once in a while.

When did Chris Rock ask Jada Pinkett Smith out?

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Now, we are working on a moral ground here, which includes the fact that Rock was married until 2016. So, hopefully, he asked Pinkett Smith out after that, right? But that brings in the 2016 Oscar drama where as per Rock’s account in 2023, Pinkett Smith asked him to quit the gig of hosting the awards ceremony that year as her husband’s film Concussion wasn’t nominated.

“Years ago, his wife said I should quit the Oscars. I shouldn’t host ’cause her man didn’t get nominated for Concussion. And then he gives me a [beep] concussion. That’s how it is – she starts it, I finish it, OK? That’s what the [beep] happened. Nobody’s picking on her. She started this [beep].”

Based on this chaotic timeline, was Rock just pissed about Pinkett Smith expecting him to quit the Oscars way back in 2016 when he chose to make fun of her in 2022, or did this eclectic mix of emotions also include the sting of rejection? We may never know as so far he hasn’t responded to the new comments, or maybe we will when Rock — in his bid to find fresh fodder for his next comedy special — decides to discuss (read: diss) when he mustered the courage to ask out Pinkett Smith.

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By: Apeksha Bagchi
Title: Did Chris Rock want to date Jada Pinkett Smith before the 2022 Oscars slap?
Sourced From: wegotthiscovered.com/celebrities/did-chris-rock-want-to-date-jada-pinkett-smith-before-the-2022-oscars-slap/
Published Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 17:56:41 +0000

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Unseen pictures from Anant-Radhikas mehendi ceremony surface online

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ambaniweddingmehendi21721650815 1 Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s wedding festivities might be over, but the beautiful moments from the festivities keep surfacing online. A new picture from their mehendi ceremony surfaced online, featuring best friends Ananya Panday and Shanaya Kapoor. The two are seen posing with renowned mehendi artist Veena Nagda, showing off their elegant henna designs.

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Ananya looked gorgeous in a royal purple lehenga paired with statement jewellery. Her fingertips were adorned with mehendi, and she had a delicate circle design in the center of her palm. Shanaya dazzled in a peach traditional outfit, paired with glittering jewels. She opted for a mandala design on the back of her hand with layered tips.

In another highlight, Nita Ambani chose a unique mehendi design that included the names of her family members: Anant, Radhika, Isha and husband Anand Piramal, son Akash and his wife Shloka Mehta, along with her husband Mukesh Ambani.

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By: Filmfare
Title: Unseen pictures from Anant-Radhikas mehendi ceremony surface online
Sourced From: www.filmfare.com/news/bollywood/unseen-pictures-from-anant-radhika-mehendi-ceremony-surface-online-67409.html
Published Date: 2024-07-22 18:35:49

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Halle Berry Doesn’t Regret Accepting Her Worst Actress ‘Catwoman’ Razzie

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Catwoman's Halle Berry looks back on epic Razzies speech for Worst Actress
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Halle Berry still stands by her iconic speech at the Razzies, 20 years later.

Since 1981, the Golden Raspberry Awards have functioned as an anti-awards show, handing out honors for the biggest failures, flops and missteps in the movie industry. In 2004, Berry, 57, made the rare decision to accept her award for Worst Actress in person, after starring in the box office bomb Catwoman.

“I’d written [my speech] within an inch of my life. I put a lot of thought into how I could do it in a fun way and let everyone know that I didn’t take it that seriously,” she told Entertainment Weekly as part of the 20th anniversary oral history of Catwoman. “You can never take away my Oscar, no matter how bad you bash me! If you say I earned this, all right, I’ll take this, too. You accept the wonderful things people say, and accept when they don’t say wonderful things.”

Berry appeared at the ceremony carrying her Best Actress Oscar for 2001’s Monster’s Ball and roasted Warner Bros. for tanking her post-Oscar cachet.

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“No, I don’t have to give this back. It’s got my name on it,” Berry said of her Oscar, before targeting the movie studio. “You don’t win a Razzie without a lot of help from a lot of people, so please indulge me … I want to thank Warner Bros. Thank you for putting me in a piece of s—, God-awful movie. It was just what my career needed, you know? I was at the top, and Catwoman just plummeted me to the bottom. Love it!”

In her interview with EW, she said that Warner Bros. knew of her intention to give a speech at the Razzies.

“The studio knew what I was going to do. I told them I wanted to take the piss out of it and laugh at it,” she said. “I don’t think it’s a God-awful film, but I was at the Razzies, so I had to do what they do; I s— on it because they s— on it! I tried to be one of them.

With 20 years of hindsight, Berry thinks the movie’s reputation is unearned. She said she holds no hard feelings for the team behind the movie and still enjoys the finished product.

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“I knew how much hard work went into it, not only on my part but on everybody’s part. You never set out to make something critics decide to pan,” Berry said. “I marveled at the fact that we did it. I got to see my version of Catwoman. I didn’t have any negative feelings.”

Berry also shared that no amount of negative reviews could knock her career off-course.

“It didn’t derail me, because I’ve fought as a Black woman my whole life. A little bad publicity about a movie? I didn’t love it, but it wasn’t going to stop my world or derail me from doing what I love to do,” she said.

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By: Alex Galbraith
Title: Halle Berry Doesn’t Regret Accepting Her Worst Actress ‘Catwoman’ Razzie
Sourced From: www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/halle-berry-doesnt-regret-accepting-her-catwoman-razzie/
Published Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2024 22:04:58 +0000

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In the ’90s, Melissa Tkautz’s face – and voice – was everywhere

In the early ’90s, Melissa Tkautz was absolutely everywhere.

She got her start as a model in the ’80s, appearing in numerous ads for major brands including Qantas, and landed some small TV acting roles.

In fact, by age 17 she had more than 160 TV and print ads to her name.

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Melissa Tkautz pictured in 1997

However, the teenager was well and truly catapulted to fame in 1990 when she was cast in soap E Street, playing bad girl Nikki Spencer, at age 16.

She became a fan favourite, and the role earned her a Logie nomination.

Her co-stars on the show included Toni Pearen, who also had success as a singer and TV host, and now-Hollywood star Simon Baker, who Tkautz dated for a time.

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Tkautz quickly managed to leverage her newfound profile into a music career, performing under the name Melissa.

Much like Delta Goodrem, Tkautz’s pop prowess began with a song recorded for her on-screen character.

Suddenly, she was racing up the charts with tracks like Read My Lips, Sexy (Is The Word) and Skin to Skin.

Tkautz’s burgeoning music career caused her to quit E Street in 1991, and she released her debut album in 1992.

Melissa Tkautz in the music video for Read My Lips.

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At the 1992 Aria Awards, she won Highest Selling Single and was a nominee for Best New Talent.

That same year, Tkautz returned to her role in E Street, but the show was ultimately axed in 1993.

The end of E Street was just the start for Tkautz’s TV career.

She went on to star in some of the biggest Aussie shows of the ’90s, including Paradise Beach, Echo Point, Pacific Drive, Medivac and All Saints.

Her profile off-screen was also significant.

Ingo Rademacher and Melissa Tkautz in Paradise Beach

Tkautz regularly appeared on magazine covers and featured in advertising campaigns, and modelled in high-profile events including Australian Fashion Week.

She’s also performed on stage in The Vagina Monologues and Sleeping Beauty.

Through the years she’s continued her work with TV appearances, presenting and singing.

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Tkautz released a second album in 2005, followed by a Greatest Hits album in 2012.

In 2017, she starred in the first season of The Real Housewives of Sydney.

Career aside, Tkautz is married with two children, son Cuba and daughter Ayla.

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Title: In the ’90s, Melissa Tkautz’s face – and voice – was everywhere
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Published Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2024 04:07:00 GMT

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