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Actor Will Smith has [apologies / apologized] to comedian Chris Rock for hitting him at the Academy Awards show on Sunday. Mr Smith shocked the audience [that / when] he walked onto the stage and slapped Mr Rock [abound / around] the face. Rock was [presenting / preventing] the Oscars ceremony. He made a "joke" about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The joke was about Ms Smith [appearing / appealing] in an imaginary movie in [which / what] the star has no hair. Ms Smith suffers from a hair [loss / lost] condition called alopecia. This causes many women a [lot / lots] of stress and a lack of confidence. In Mr Smith's apology, he said: "Jokes at [mine / my] expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear, and I reacted [emotionally / emotion] ."

Forty minutes after the on-stage slapping [incident / incidence] , Will Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor for his [roll / role] in the movie "King Richard". In the movie, he played [a / the] part of the father of tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams. In his [accept / acceptance] speech, Mr Smith apologized to the Academy, the [attendees / attendance] at the show and everyone watching around the world, but not to Mr Rock. That apology [came / went] a day later. Smith said: I would like to [publicly / public] apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was [wrongly / wrong] . I am embarrassed and my actions were not a sign of the man I want to [me / be] . There is no place for violence in a world of love and [kind / kindness] ." The Academy said it is "investigating" the incident.

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