AROUND THE NATION: Actor Will Smith blocked from Academy events for 10 years

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Will Smith attends an event March 27 in Beverly Hills, California.

Actor Will Smith blocked from Academy events for 10 years

Will Smith will not be allowed to attend any Academy events, including the Oscars, for 10 years following the actor's conduct at this year's annual awards show, the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences ruled April 8.

"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," the organization said in a statement Friday following a hearing to discuss Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars.

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For the season, which begins June 1, meteorologist Phil Klotzbach and other experts from Colorado State University – among the nation's top seasonal hurricane forecasters – predict 19 named tropical storms will form in 2022, of which nine will become hurricanes.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks to media during the first day of the AmericaFest hosted by Turning Point USA on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in Phoenix.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she reported Jimmy Kimmel to police

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Kimmel, the host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live,” joked this week that Greene was “especially upset with the three Republican senators who said they’ll vote yes on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who’s nominated for the Supreme Court.”