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JK Simmons Remembers Headbutting Lupita Nyong'o After Winning at The Oscars

JK Simmons is looking back at his Oscar journey where he won in 2015 for Best Supporting Actor.

The -year-old actor revealed that while you probably saw him shake hands and give presenter Lupita Nyong’o a kiss on the cheek ahead of his acceptance speech on stage, it was more of a head butt for them.

“There’s a billion people watching, and you’re in the Kodak theater with every famous actor you grew up watching, so I was a little nervous, and I never actually wrote an acceptance speech,” he admitted on the WTF Podcast. “I had a theme in mind … and I wanted to talk about what’s most important in life, which is family.”

JK went on, recalling that he was “kind of formulating my thoughts and walking up on stage, and Lupita Nyong’o was going to hand me the trophy and I reach out with one hand to take the trophy, and I reach out with the other hand to shake her hand, like we’re two dudes making a business deal, and then I realized, ‘Oh no, it’s Hollywood. You’re supposed to do the fake kiss on the cheek.’”

“So, I kind of awkwardly go in for the fake kiss on the cheek thing, and I gave her a little of a head butt. But [thankfully] not enough to take her down.”

Find out which mega-popular movie won’t be eligible for an Oscar at all…

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Chadwick Boseman's Wife Taylor Simone Ledward & 'Black Panther' Co-Stars Attend Private Memorial

Chadwick Boseman’s loved ones are remembering the late actor.

The Black Panther star, who sadly passed away after a long private battle with cancer on August 28, was honored with a private memorial in Malibu, Calif., via The Sun.

The memorial was attended by Chadwick‘s wife Taylor Simone Ledward, friends and co-stars, including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke.

Photographs from the memorial service, which overlooked the ocean, show that there was a hang drum musical performance, and an image of the late actor was on display on a table next to a floral arrangement.

Chadwick Boseman‘s agent recently revealed why he kept his cancer diagnosis private. It was also revealed only a select few actually knew what Chadwick was going through.

Our thoughts are with Chadwick‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

Cate Blanchett, Zendaya, Leslie Odom Jr & Many More Score First Time Emmy Nominations

The full list of 2020 Emmy Award nominations were just released this morning and a ton of them are first time nominees!

Among the first time nominees are Cate Blanchett, Taika Waititi and Octavia Spencer, who have already won Oscars; as well as Zendaya, Leslie Odom, Jr. and many others.

The show is currently set to take place on Sunday, September 20 at 8pm ET on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting.

However, it’s still unclear just how the show will take place, whether it be a virtual program or a socially distanced one.

If you missed it, you can see the breakdown of nominations by network and just which star broke a major record!

Click inside to see all the first time nominees at the 2020 Emmy Awards…

Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Celine Dion & Many More Join Lady Gaga's 'One World: Together at Home' Event

Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, and Shawn Mendes are just a trio of the artists who have joined the One World: Together at Home event.

Happening this weekend on Saturday (April 18), the three stars will also be joined by Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Camila Cabello, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Usher and Victoria Beckham for the charitable event.

One World: Together At Home is the first-of-its kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers, and to support the World Health Organization in the global fight to end COVID-19.

Curated by Lady Gaga, it will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.

See which other stars will be participating in the event on JustJared now!

Lupita Nyong'o Remembers 'Queen of Katwe' Co-Star Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Lupita Nyong’o is mourning the death of Nikita Pearl Waligwa.

The 36-year-old actress took to Instagram to remember her Queen of Katwe young co-star after it was announced she passed away at the age of 15.

“It is with great sadness that I post about the passing of Nikita Waligwa, the sweet, warm, talented girl whom I worked with on the film, Queen Of Katwe,” Lupita wrote. “She played Gloria with such vibrancy. In her real life she had the enormous challenge of battling brain cancer.”

Nikita as initially diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, and she made a recovery in 2017. Sadly, the tumor returned in 2019.

“My thoughts and prayers are with her family and community as they come to terms with having to say goodbye so soon,” Lupita concluded. “May she truly rest in piece. May it be well with her soul.”

Here's What Lupita Nyong'o Is Up to Leading Up to Oscars Weekend

Lupita Nyong’o was snubbed by the Oscars this year and we’re still sad that she’s not nominated for Best Actress for her work in Us.

The 36-year-old actress, who previously won an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, should be getting ready for this weekend’s Academy Awards, but she’s in the Big Apple instead.

Lupita attended the relaunch of the Delta SkyMiles American Express Cards on Thursday (February 6) at the Helen Mills Event Space in New York City.

While in town, we bet we’ll see Lupita attend a fashion show or two during fashion week!

The Bachelorette‘s Tyler Cameron and his best friend Matt James were also at the relaunch event.

FYI: Tyler is wearing a Sandro jacket.

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Lupita Nyong'o Reflects On Her Six-Year Film Career While Receiving a Special Award

Lupita Nyong’o appears on stage to accept the Montecito Award at the 2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Monday (January 20) at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The Oscar-winning actress reflected on her six-year film career thus far while accepting the honor.

“It still feels early for me to be reflecting on a body of work, but I feel blessed to have had the diversity of experience I have had so far,” Lupita shared with the crowd (via Noozhawk.com). “It’s something I have always wanted.”

“As an actor, real freedom is having that choice, and it’s hard to get there because acting is reliant on many other things,” she added. “Acting is a privileged thing. It’s luxurious to play all day…and have people look up at you…It’s a luxurious thing, and also a thing the comes with a lot of responsibility.”

FYI: Lupita is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

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