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Entertainment Roundup: Kevin Hart steps down from hosting the Oscars; “God of War” wins big at The Game Awards 2018 | Other top stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today.

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after homophobic comments surface

Kevin Hart

The US comedian and actor announced on Twitter he’d be stepping down as the master of ceremonies, saying he wouldn’t want the controversies surrounding his past to overshadow the evening.

Shortly after his appointment, tweets resurfaced, originally posted between 2009 and 2011, which contained offensive language towards the LGBT community. And after refusing the Academy’s request to apologise, Hart announced on Twitter he was stepping aside.

He said, “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s…this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.

“I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past. I’m sorry that I hurt people…I am evolving and want to continue to do so.

“My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”


YBNL joint album postponed, new date announced

The album is set to feature Olamide‘s recent signings, Picazo Rhap and Yomi Blaze, Fireboy alongside the likes of Limerick, Davolee, Temmie Ovwasa, Lyta and producers Pheelz, Young Jonn and BBanks.

The release date has now been postponed to December 14 as Olamide posted on Instagram, saying they need to ”give you rich and quality sound”.


Black Panther,  Crazy Rich Asians, Lady Gaga, Incredibles 2, nominated for 2019 Golden Globes

The nominees for the 2019 Golden Globes awards were announced by Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann, and Christian Slater.

‘Vice’, ”The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ lead the pack of nominees.

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards are set to air live on NBC on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

See full list here.


“God of War” wins big at The Game Awards 2018

The Game Awards 2018 took place on Thursday, December 6 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

See full list of nominees and winners here.


Kiss’ Gene Simmons sued for sexual battery – again

Gene Simmons

A woman, identified in the complaint only as Jane Doe, claims she was working as a dishwasher at one of Simmons’ Rock & Brews restaurants. She claimed that after agreeing to take a photo with Simmons in the kitchen where she was working, he “reached over and forcefully placed his hand on her vagina, completely covering it.”

The complaint also alleges that Jane Doe saw Simmons behave “in a sexually charged manner with other women.” Specifically, she claims she saw Simmons touch other women’s hair and “tell them to unbutton their shirts.”

Jane Doe seeks a trial by jury and unspecified damages.

In December 2017, Simmons was sued for sexual battery. An unnamed radio personality claimed Simmons touched her inappropriately. That lawsuit was settled earlier this year.


Game Of Thrones season 8 trailer teases bloodbath

Games of Thrones season 8 teaser

It still does not say directly what happens at the end but, there might be a bloodbath in store for our Westeros favourites.

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