SMACKDOWN AT THE OSCAR’S — Well, they wanted diversity, but I don’t think anyone could have predicted what was about to happen as Sunday’s Oscars unfolded … and, certainly not that it would involve Chris Rock and soon-to-be Best Actor-winner Will Smith. But, besides being great fodder for the late-night shows tonight and all week, it’s something that might just be illegal – Smith broke the rules and might just have to return his Oscar.
Was also nice to see Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro acknowledging the tremendous legacy of Coppola’s The Godfather – 50 years on. It was also nice to see Coppola finally and formally acknowledging the participation of Robert Evans in the making of the movie. He wasn’t always so nice in doing that.
Roxy Music (without Brian Eno) is re-forming for a 50th Anniversary tour here in the US and Europe. Check out the article from Ultimate Classic Rock: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/roxy-music-50th-anniversary-tour-2022/ …
Will she re-unite with Jellybean and Shep Pettibone too? … And, I predict the Academy will publicly sanction Will Smith for Sunday’s outburst. He’ll get to keep his Oscar, but there will be that pesky asterisk next to his name … always!