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Tony Awards Issues ‘No Violence’ Policy After Will Smith’s Oscars Slap – Media Take Out



Tony Awards producers issued a “strict no violence policy” following the onstage Oscars slap by the actor Will Smith.

“In the event of an incident, the perpetrator will be removed from the event immediately,” an excerpt of the letter released by the producers reads.

The new rule comes weeks after Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars. Smith won an Oscar but he was then banned from the Academy for 10 years.

“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,” AMPAS president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson wrote.

Smith had already resigned.

“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken. I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film.”

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23 Hollywood Nepotism Babies Who Played The Younger Version Of Their Famous Parents



Tina Fey’s daughter was BORN to play baby Liz Lemon!

When choosing a career, plenty of people follow in their parents’ footsteps — but especially actors. There are plenty of Hollywood families with two or three generations in the business.

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Often, actors use these relationships to their advantage by using their familial connections to get a role, regardless of how well they fit the part. There is, however, one kind of role these “nepotism babies” are perfect for — the younger version of their famous parents.

Here are 23 times actors played the younger version of their parents:


Melissa McCarthy played Lydia in Thunder Force, but her daughter, Vivian Falcone, played the same character at 12 years old.

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In the press notes, Ben Falcone — the movie’s writer and Vivian’s dad — said, “We’ve kind of kept Vivian out of acting, but she’s very good at it. We needed a person to play a 12-year-old Lydia, and Vivian is a dead ringer for Melissa at that age.”


Henry Winkler played Barry Zuckerkorn on Arrested Development. In the fourth season, his son, Max Winkler, played the younger Barry.

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They teamed up more recently for the limited series King Rex, which Henry is starring in and Max is directing.

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Kate Beckinsale’s daughter, Lily Sheen, has played the younger version of her mother’s characters twice, starting with Selene in Underworld: Revolution.

Then, they split the role of Amy in Everybody’s Fine.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson played his wrestler father, Rocky, on a 1999 episode of That ’70s Show.

However, Joseph Lee Anderson now plays Rocky on Young Rock.

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Michael Consuelos played the teenage version of Hiram Lodge — who’s usually played by his dad, Mark — in a flashback episode of Riverdale.

It was Michael’s first audition. On Live with Kelly & Ryan — his mom’s show — he said, “There were a bunch of people who could’ve been brothers or cousins…it looked like a bunch of Michaels in the audition room. “


Melissa Rivers played her mom, Joan, in Joy, a biopic about inventor Joy Mangano.

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Melissa told the Hollywood Reporter, “I wanted to make sure it looked right. I wanted to make sure that it was respectful. And honestly, once the wig was on, I stopped looking in a mirror — it was too bizarre.”

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Ever Anderson played the younger version of Alicia Marcus, her mother Milla Jovovich’s character, in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

It was directed by Ever’s dad, Paul W.S. Anderson.

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On an episode of Orange Is the New Black, Dasany Kristal Gonzalez played 14-year-old Daya in a flashback. Her mom, Dascha Polanco, plays Daya as an adult.

Dascha told Latina, “[Dasany’s] a blessing, a miracle baby.”

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O’Shea Jackson Jr. played his dad, Ice Cube, in the biopic Straight Outta Compton.

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O’Shea told News Corp Australia Network, “[Director F. Gary Gray] knew that this movie had to be authentic and nobody is going to handle this role as passionately as I would because it’s my family’s legacy.”

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Michael Gandolfini reprised his dad James’ role as Tony Soprano in the The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark.

Michael watched The Sopranos for the first time while preparing for the role, which helped him feel connected to his late father.

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He told Esquire, “[There’s a scene where Tony] yells at A.J., and he gets a pizza to apologize, and he sits by his son’s bed and says, ‘I couldn’t ask for a better son.’ I just knew he was talking to me in that scene.”


Bill Paxton played John Garrett on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. A few years after the actor’s death, the show brought back a younger version of the character, played by his real-life son, James Paxton.

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On Twitter, James said, “It was truly a blast bringing [this character] to life. Also an emotional roller coaster. But a blast nonetheless.”

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Mario Van Peebles wrote, produced, directed, and starred as his filmmaker father Melvin in the biopic Baadasssss!

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The film is based on Melvin’s experience creating his 1971 indie film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, in which he also played the lead. Mario had a minor role as well, playing the younger iteration of Sweetback.

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Mark Harmon played Gibbs on NCIS. His son, Sean, played a younger Gibbs in flashbacks on six episodes.

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Pam Dawber, Sean’s mom, also appeared on the show.

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In Evening, Mamie Gummer played the 1950s version of Lila Wittenborn Ross. Her mother, Meryl Streep, played the present-day version.

Meryl and Mamie teamed up again when they played mother and daughter in Ricki and the Flash eight years later.

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In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Willow Smith voiced the younger version of Gloria, a character voiced by her mom, Jada Pinkett Smith.

The experience inspired then-7-year-old Willow to pursue acting, just like her mom.

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Also, Quinn Dempsey Stiller voiced the younger version of Alex the lion, who’s played by his dad, Ben Stiller, in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

Ben and Quinn also did voice work together for Megamind.

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Sophia Loren played both her mother, Romilda Villani, and herself in Sophia Loren: Her Own Story.

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Sophia played Romilda again in My House Is Full of Mirrors (2010).


C.J. Wallace played his father, rapper The Notorious B.I.G., as a child in Notorious.

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C.J. told the Columbus Telegram, “Other people may look like him and dress in the same exact way, but I did well because I know how to react because my grandmother…told me about him and his actions and other things.”

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In the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, Shooter Jennings portrayed his late father, country music pioneer Waylon Jennings.

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“They consulted on the movie with Cash a lot while he was alive. I feel it’s very accurate, and I feel it’s a really great thing, and I was honored to be part of it,” Shooter told the Chicago Tribune.

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Former Phillies GM Rubén Amaro Jr. played his dad, former MLB player Rubén Amaro Sr., on two episodes of The Goldbergs.

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A teenage version of Rubén Amaro Jr. is also a recurring character on the show because he went to high school with Adam F. Goldberg, the semi-autobiographical show’s creator, in real life.

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In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Indio Falconer Downey played the 9-year-old version of his dad Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Harry Lockhart.

Indio’s stepmom, Susan Downey, produced the film.

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Zoe Perry plays Mary Cooper, Sheldon’s mom, on Young Sheldon. Her mom, Laurie Metcalf, originated the role on The Big Bang Theory.

Zoe previously played a younger version of her mother’s character Jackie on Roseanne.

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And finally, on the wedding episode of 30 Rock, Tina Fey’s daughter, Alice Richmond, played Liz Lemon in a childhood flashback.

Alice also wrote for the show — in a way. Tina took a lot of funny things her daughter said growing up and wrote them into lines for Tracy Morgan.

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Cannes Review: Kristoffer Borgli’s ‘Sick Of Myself’



Timing can be cruel. Norwegian director Kristoffer Borgli’s second feature, Sick Of Myself, has the misfortune to arrive in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section in the slipstream of Ruben Östlund’s divisive but funny competition title Triangle of Sadness; the latter being a broader, sillier but much more brutal dissection of class and culture. Sick Of Myself also has to compete with the unexpected longevity of fellow countryman Joachim Trier’s hit The Worst Person In The World, which last year went from the Cannes competition all the way to the Oscars.

The net result is that despite another great, gutsy central performance from Ninjababy star Kristine Kujath Thorp, Sick Of Myself won’t get the attention it might have had in previous years, which is a shame since there are some interesting ideas in the mix here and some dark laughs to be had.

Thorp plays Signe, a young woman whose boyfriend Thomas (Eirik Sæther) is a conceptual artist with a sideline in kleptomania (in the film’s somewhat misleading opening scene, we see the pair conspiring to steal a very expensive bottle of wine from a restaurant). Both are struggling, and Signe works in a coffee shop where the mundanity of everyday work is suddenly shattered when a female customer is mauled by a savage dog. Signe comes to her rescue and heads home in a daze, still covered in lashings of the other woman’s blood. It’s subtly expressed, but the attention she receives — from the police, the people she passes, and subsequently the media — plants a seed.

Later, when Thomas has unexpectedly become a rising art star with his weird compositions, some of it made from stolen furniture, Signe attends a fancy dinner in his honor.

Uncomfortable with the fact that Thomas is in the spotlight and no one is listening to her attempts at party talk, Signe affects a nut allergy. The concern she is shown emboldens her to take it further, and while Thomas is trying to make a heartfelt speech she fakes anaphylactic shock and steals his thunder.

This moment is the catalyst for what happens next: after reading about a dodgy Russian mood-altering drug called Lidexor, which is linked to a mysterious flesh-eating skin disease, Signe orders boxes and boxes of the stuff, with full knowledge of the drug’s side-effects.

There’s a really good foundation for jet black satire here, and Thorp excels in the film’s superior first half, popping pills in scenes that show her effortless knack for goofy physical comedy. There’s also a little hint of Fight Club in Signe’s race to the bottom that echoes that film’s gleefully perverse embrace of nihilism, and — this is a stretch, admittedly — maybe even a touch of John Waters’ Desperate Living in Signe’s berserk pride in her willful self-mutilation when she becomes a tabloid star and even fashion model.

But somehow, Sick Of Myself never quite blossoms; Signe and Thomas simply remain locked in a toxic co-dependent relationship that somehow carries on regardless, and Thorp’s expressive face starts to disappear under distracting layers of latex.

There’s fun to be had from Signe’s shameless narcissism, and her deluded fantasy scenes really lift the film when it gets a little stodgy (the best involves an in-jokey cameo from Anders Danielson Lie as a deadpan doctor). It’s not quite enough, though, to justify spending 90 minutes in these people’s company, and Borgli seems to know that, with an ending that appears to wrap things up nicely without actually doing anything of the sort.

There are two very intriguing stories going on here; one is an irreverent skit on society, the media, and the celebrity of victimhood, the other is a tender portrait of a sad, lonely woman who’ll do anything to feel seen. But there’s a yawning gap in the middle — and it’s the sense of what’s missing here that lingers, not what’s there.

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10 Easter Eggs Harry Styles Hid In “Harry’s House”



Harry Styles’s latest record, “Harry’s House,” may be his most vulnerable album to date. In an April 26 interview with “Better Home & Gardens,” Styles explained that his intention was to create a body of work that he and his friends and family could truly be proud of, and instead of worrying about making “really big songs,” his main goal during the recording process was just to have fun. Because of this, Styles told Apple Music in a May 16 interview that his “favorite thing” about “Harry’s House” is that the album “just feels the most me.”

One of the things that makes the album so special is that it features so many clever easter eggs. Some of them reference Styles’s past songs and relationships, while others include hidden details in the actual song itself that are easy to miss if you’re not looking for them. Scroll through the slideshow to see the biggest easter eggs on “Harry’s House.”

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