Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets surfaced on Thursday.
The tweets, between 2009 and 2011, included derogatory language referring to gay people and made disparaging comments about sexuality. Some of the tweets have since been deleted.
“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s,” Hart said via Twitter. “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.”
Hart announced on his official Instagram page that he would host the Academy Awards for the first time in the coming year.
Mueller’s next big reveal:
Robert Mueller is ready to tighten the net again.
In a pair of highly significant court maneuvers, the special counsel is expected to unveil new details of his investigation Friday that will make life even more uncomfortable for President Donald Trump and his inner circle.
Mueller is facing a deadline to explain to a judge in Washington why he has accused Trump’s already convicted and jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of lying and breaking a cooperation deal.
And he must also deliver documents to a court in New York recommending whether Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen should go to jail and for how long, after Cohen turned against his former top client and agreed to cooperate with the special counsel.
College Football Awards 2018:
Maxwell Award (Player of the Year)
Winner: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
The Alabama quarterback accumulated 3,353 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, four interceptions, 190 rushing yards and five scores in 2018, completing 67.7 percent of his passes. He led the Crimson Tide to a perfect record and a place in the College Football Playoff as the program seeks its sixth title in the past 10 years.
Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled:
A recall has been issued for infant ibuprofen sold by CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart, Tris Pharma said this week.
The three recalled lots of Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL may have concentrations of ibuprofen that are too high and therefore could be dangerous, according to the recall announcement.
Demi Lovato back to basics on Instagram:
Demi Lovato is slowly inching her way back into the spotlight.
The 26-year-old singer was hospitalized in July after an overdose and has been mostly keeping to herself while she focuses on her recovery.
On Tuesday, Lovato posted a fresh-faced selfie of her in her jiu jitsu gear with the caption, “Sweaty, messy jiu jitsu hair.”
After her release from the hospital, Lovato entered rehab. Her latest Instagram post meshes with the approach she has taken as she faces adversity. She has been open in the past about her struggles with sobriety and in August posted a message to her fans on her official Instagram account.