KEVIN HART SPEAKS ON THE INFAMOUS WILL SMITH/CHRIS ROCK OSCARS SLAP: During an appearance on Drink Champs, Kevin Hart opened up about the infamous Will Smith/Chris Rock Oscars slap. Kevin said, ” . . . People make mistakes, and from mistakes they should be allowed time to f*ckin’ recover. … And that this is no longer the world’s problem, it’s Will and Chris’s problem. Let them deal with that. The world should step out of it and let them recover.”
WENDY WILLIAMS IS ‘GETTING MUCH BETTER’: Reports say that Wendy Williams is “getting much better” as she works on her wellness at a treatment facility. According to The Jasmine Brand, a source said, “She’s gotten much better and she’s stronger. She’s more understandable and intelligible than she was.” The source added, “She is still at the facility. She has not left, but she is doing very well.”
KEVIN FEIGE EXPLAINS WHY ‘BLACK PANTHER’ DID NOT RECAST CHADWICK BOSEMAN: Marvel studios boss Kevin Feige explained in a new interview why he and director Ryan Googler decided not to recast the role with a different actor. He told Empire, “It just felt like it was much too soon to recast. Stan Lee always said that Marvel represents the world outside your window. And we had talked about how, as extraordinary and fantastical as our characters and stories are, there’s a relatable and human element to everything we do. The world is still processing the loss of Chad. And Ryan poured that into the story.”
OPRAH WINFREY AND APPLE TV PART WAYS: According to Deadline, Oprah Winfrey has parted ways with Apple TV after four year streaming partnership. The news comes two days after the premiere of Sidney, the Winfrey-exec produced documentary about Sidney Poitier, on the service.
SOURCE: 'P-VALLEY' RENEWED FOR THIRD AND FOURTH SEASON: A source has revealed to B.Scott that Starz has renewed their hit series P-Valley. As to why it’s been a delay with the renewal, there was some behind the scenes issues that made the show’screator and executive producer Katori Hall reluctant to sign on for more. Expect an official announcement in the coming days.