Edge On The Clock: Does 10 Year Ban From Oscars Fit The Crime For Will Smith Slap?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A historic mission to the International Space Station is underway. A SpaceX rocket carrying three paying customers and a former NASA astronaut lifted off on Friday, heading to the ISS. The crew plans to spend eight days in space. This is the first mission to the ISS with a crew of private citizens, and no active government astronauts. It’s also the first time private citizens will travel to the ISS on a U.S.-made spacecraft.
Plus, a Picasso painting expected to fetch about $60 million is hitting the auction block. “Femme nue couchée,” which translates into “naked woman reclining,” depicts Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso’s mistress.
And, Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars for ten years. On Friday, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences handed down the decision, after Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage during this year’s ceremony. Smith announced his resignation from the Academy last week. He issued a quick, concise statement on his ban, saying he accepts and respects the Academy’s decision.
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