Academy Bars, Will Smith from Oscar Ceremony 10 Years After Slap

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday that Will Smith will be banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years for “harmful conduct” when he hit comedian Chris Rock at last month’s ceremony. The ban came a week after the actor resignation He left the organization after his violent outburst on the …

YouTube Bars Right-wing Media Personality Dan Bongino

YouTube said on Wednesday it has terminated accounts associated with Dan Bongino. popular right-wing radio and Fox News host, nearly two weeks after he first suspended his channel for violating its Covid-19 misinformation policy. A former New York City police officer and Specialized Secret Service agent, Mr. Bongino is a vocal critic of vaccine imperatives. …

Improvisation Stephen Sondheim Awakens Fills Piano Bars with Tears and Melodies

It was decidedly louder at Duplex, which was an ad hoc reunion of “Mostly Sondheim,” an open mic that ended a 12-year run in 2016, across the street from Marie’s. Inside, musical theater insider jokes freely mixed with raunchy curses and references to “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.” Still, the gratitude room fell …