WILL SMITH has been banned from the Oscars for the next 10 years, although he can still be nominated and win awards.  He says, quote, “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.”

 

And JADA PINKETT made her first public appearance since the Oscars on Saturday, at the grand opening of the Rhimes Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles . . . and WILLOW SMITH made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” with CAMILLA CABELLO.

 

JENNIFER LOPEZ and BEN AFFLECK are engaged again.  (Because Hollywood can’t stop making terrible sequels.) J-Lo showed off her ring this weekend.  It’s green with a silver band, and it’s probably worth millions.  They were engaged once before, back in 2002.

 

OPRAH is doing a sit-down interview special with VIOLA DAVIS for Netflix.  It’s called “Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event”, and it’ll air later this month.

 

AMBER HEARD is going offline for the rest of her court trial against ex-husband JOHNNY DEPP, whom she claims she’s “always maintained a love for.”  She’s hoping she and Johnny can move on after this.

 

Last night’s episode of “The Simpsons” featured a deaf character, voiced by a deaf actor . . . and characters used sign language.  It was a challenge since “Simpsons” characters only have four fingers.  But the writer says, quote, “I think we pulled it off.”

 

THE WEEKND leads the Billboard Music Award nomination list with 17, followed by DOJA CAT with 14 and JUSTIN BIEBER and OLIVIA RODRIGO with 13 each.  The awards will air Sunday, May 15th on NBC, but a host hasn’t been announced yet.

 

LADY GAGA’s dog walker is “deeply concerned,” because the guy who shot him was apparently released from prison on some kind of technicality.

 

NORMANI says she’s living out her childhood sports star dream by being the face of Cracker Jacks’ new Cracker Jill campaign.

 

JOJO SIWA was nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, but shared on social media that she wasn’t invited.