Britain’s Got Talent 2019 returned this evening with hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly who introduced another set of talent-packed auditions. One performer, 28-year-old magician Ben Hart, stunned the entire auditorium with an electrifying magic trick. Stunning the audience, he performed a number of impressive tricks including transforming a piece of paper into an egg using a […]
Hart was initially unveiled as the presenter of the iconic awards bash late last year, until a huge homophobia furore erupted – based on clips from his stand-up routines and numerous tweets with derogatory language from several years ago. He stepped down, leaving the Oscars officially host-less. But the row returned to prominence this week […]
Kevin Hart Responds to Backlash Over Ellen Interview: 'We All Have the Ability to Grow — Please Grasp This and Use It'
One day after his controversial, Oscars-centric interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart is going on the defensive. In an Instagram post on Saturday, the embattled comedian addressed the backlash that has stemmed from his Q&A with DeGeneres, in which DeGeneres revealed that she personally contacted the Academy and recommended that Hart be reinstated as Oscars […]
Fans are savaging Ellen DeGeneres after she appealed to their sense of forgiveness in defense of fellow comic Kevin Hart, who was pressured into declining an offer of hosting the Oscars over his decade-old homophobic tweets. DeGeneres, whose on-screen coming-out made television history, offered Hart a chance to explain himself on her show after controversy […]
In a somewhat surprising turn of events, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will serve as the first stop on the Great Kevin Hart Redemption Tour of 2019. The actor — who stepped down as host of the Academy Awards last month after refusing to apologize for homophobic remarks from his past — will appear on Ellen […]
Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Kevin Hart’s abrupt departure as Oscars host has left the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences scrambling to find someone to take the gig. The Board of Governors will convene on Tuesday night at a previously-scheduled meeting where the matter will inevitably be discussed. Another option being tossed around is not having […]
Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images Several days after it was announced that he would host the 2019 Academy Awards, Kevin Hart has decided to step down. In a tweet posted just after midnight on Friday, December 7, the comedian shared his decision to relinquish his hosting duties, after backlash over his past anti-LGBTQ tweets and his initial […]
Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host in Wake of Anti-Gay Twitter Backlash: 'I Do Not Wish to Be a Distraction'
Kevin Hart is out as host of the Oscars in the wake of an escalating backlash involving the actor/comedian’s homophobic social-media history. “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s [sic] … because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so […]
Kevin Hart is ‘lost for words’ after his friend is charged for allegedly extorting him in a bizarre cheating scandal
Kevin Winter/Getty Images One of Kevin Hart’s longtime friends was charged for allegedly trying to extort him. Hart allegedly cheated on his wife with another woman, and Jonathan Jackson allegedly threatened to release a tape unless Hart gave him millions of dollars. Hart said he was “in complete disbelief” when charges were announced. Jonathan […]
Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish team for Night School, a new comedy from Malcolm D. Lee, the director of Girls Trip. Watch the very funny Night School trailer below. Tiffany Haddish’s start continues to rise. Haddish has been working in show business since at least 2005, but it was her breakout role in last year’s Girls Trip that truly […]