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Will Smith Gets Banned From Attending The Oscars for 10 Years

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Will Smith will not be allowed to attend the Academy Awards for the next 10 years, as a result of his slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during this year’s Oscar ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced in a statement obtained by CNN.”The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,” Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement on Friday.The decision was made during a Board of Governors meeting held earlier in the day in Los Angeles. The meeting, initially scheduled for April 18, was expedited after Smith announced his resignation from the Academy last week. Smith issued a quick, concise statement on his ban from the Oscars for the next decade.

“I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” the actor said in a statement to CNN. CNN has reached out to Rock’s representatives for comment.

The decision came following “tons of debate” on what the consequences of his on-stage slap should be, a board member tells CNN. The Academy’s letter added: “The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year; however, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior we saw Mr. Smith exhibit on stage.”

“During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room,” the letter went on to state. “For this, we are sorry. This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented.”

The Board of Governors said in a previous statement that they wanted the matter to be “handled in a timely fashion.“Smith’s resignation means that he is no longer part of the Academy’s voting body, but it does not prevent the Oscar winner from being nominated in the future, a source with knowledge previously told CNN. Typically, the previous year’s best actor winner presents the current year’s best actress award (and the reigning best actress presents to the best actor trophy). With Smith’s ban, the Oscars will have to break that tradition.

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We Have a Few Christmas Movies For You To Watch This Month

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The holidays are here and we have listed a few movies for you to check out! Each film is featuring some of our favorite actors, and guest music artists! From @naturi4real to @kirkfranklin@jonmcreynolds@mspattilabelle@iamjasmineguy@keshiaknightpulliam@wolfjamesand so MANY more! The culture is showing UP this holiday season with brand new films for the holidays! So, grab a few friends and family members and some hot coco and enjoy! 

Scroll down to check out a few new picks from our staff!

Kirk Franklin’s “Twas The Night Before Christmas” (Lifetime)

View the full cast below: Chaz Lamar, Demetria McKinney, Kendra C. Johnson, Angela Birchett, Jen Harper, Shacai O’Neal, Kirk Franklin, Regina Belle, Kevin Brown, DeEtta West, Ken Colquitt, Steve Reddington, Tiffany Commons

“A Wesley Family Christmas” (BET +)


View the full cast below: Terayle Hill, Jonathan McReynolds, Loren Lott, Jasmine Guy, Terrence C. Carlson, Dorien Wilson, Sydney Mitchell, Kiki Haynes, Judi Blair, Red Grant, Kevin Savage, Mike Merrill, Marla Aaron Wapner, Edward M. Beckford Jr.

“A New Orleans Noel” (Lifetime)

View the full cast below: Keshia Knight, Patti LaBelle, Brad James, Tim Reid, Donna DuPlantier, Camille Robinson, Drez Ryan, Kamille McCuin, Talisa Friedman, Lothair Eaton

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker” (Disney)

View the full cast below: Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, Allison Holker Boss, Joseph Simmons, Comfort Fedoke, Tiler Peck, Cache Melvin, Dushaunt FikShun Stegall, JabbaWockeez, Nicholas “Slick” Stewart, Jaja Vankova

“The Holiday Stocking” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)

View the full cast below: Tamala Jones, Mykelti Williamson, B.J. Britt, Nadine Ellis, Karon Joseph, Lonzo Liggins, Alireza Mirmontazeri, Exie Booker, Tito Livas, Karina Segura

“Something From Tiffany’s” (Amazon Prime)

View the full cast below: Zoey Deutch, Kendrick Sampson (of Issa Rae’s “Insecure”), Shay Mitchell, Ray Nicholson, Leah Jeffries, Javicia Leslie, Rose Abdoo, Chido Nwokocha, Michael Roark, Jonica T. Gibbs

“Jingle Jangle” (Netflix)

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Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss: “So You Think You Can Dance” Alum & Former ‘Ellen’ DJ Dies at 40

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This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network, previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.

The unfortunate news confirming Stephen’s passing was released today on all major news outlets. A representative for Boss told NBC News he died by suicide.

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, is known as the popular “So You Think You Can Dance” alum and as the former DJ for “Ellen DeGeneres Show”. The official news was reported by his wife, fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss. She confirmed the news with the following statement to CNN:

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Holker Boss said in a statement. “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”

“To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” she added. “I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.”

No further information was provided regarding the cause of his death. Stephen was only 40 years old.

Holker Boss concluded her statement to CNN by saying “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”

The couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary just days ago.

His final instagram post was a ‘shared posted’ released by his wife Allison on Monday showing the two of them dancing in front of the Christmas tree. His wife’s message under the post read “HOLIDAY SUNDAY FUNDAY DANCE!! With my lover @sir_twitch_alot.”

This beautiful pair met when they were all-star dancers on Season 7 of “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2010.

“We shared a dance at the wrap party of that season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and we have been together ever since,” Boss told People in February.

“There was no dialogue, there was no conversation or a first hangout. Literally, we danced and we were together holding hands the very next day,” Holker Boss added. “And we never looked back.”

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After leaving the Ellen show in 2020 where he had recently been promoted as the co-producer of the show, ‘tWitch’ returned to “So You Think You Can Dance”. In February of 2022, he and his wife announced the launch of the new Athleisure line “Fly” with Dicks Sporting Goods where they served as the new brand ambassadors.

Most recently, ‘tWitch’ and Allison both appeared with major roles in the new Disney film “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” which released on Nov 25th, 2022.

Responses started to flood social media Wednesday morning from celebrities and fans:

“I’m heartbroken,” wrote Ellen DeGeneres on Instagram alongside a photo of the pair hugging. “tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children — Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”

Ciara –
“I am so crushed to hear the news that you are no longer with us. I’ve always known you as joy, laughter, good times and a big smile! Heaven has gained an angel today! May you rest in paradise. Praying for your family during this difficult time. (see full tweet)

Viola Davis –
“I’m at a loss for words right now, praying for his family and loved ones.” (see full tweet)

Valentin –
“This is not possible. I am absolutely lost for any words or comprehension. Heartbreaking.” (see full tweet)

Mickey Guyton –
“You just never truly know what anyone is going through. Check on your loved ones. Always be good to people. Man this one hurts.” (see full tweet)

Yvette Nicole Brown –
“What is going on?! This news has broken my heart. I’ve loved him since #SYTYCD. He was always so joyful & full of life. Always. Oh tWich!
If you are feeling despair PLEASE call 988. #PleaseStay” (see full tweet)

Kirk Franklin –
“My heartfelt condolences to Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’s family… beautiful children, beautiful wife. It’s really heartbreaking…” (see his full message here)



The responses continue to flood social media after the release of this news. Please join the ArtSoul Radio family as we continue to keep the family, friends and loved ones of tWitch in prayer during this difficult time.

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New Black Panther Trailer Released!

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Marvel has released a new look at the next chapter of “Black Panther” and it’s powerful. 

The two-minute teaser, released during the studio’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, is packed with peeks at what awaits us in the sequel without star Chadwick Boseman, who died after a private battle with cancer in 2020 at age 43. 

One thing is clear from in brief look: Boseman may be gone, but T’Challa is not forgotten.

“I am queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone,” Angela Bassett’s Ramonda says at one point. “Have I not given everything?” 

But amid the grief that permeates the preview, there’s hope, the birth of new life (literally) and a glimpse at the future, with a clawed sneak peek of a new suited hero. 

The movie hits theaters Nov. 11th.

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