In theory this makes sense but in reality these guys are not going to step to the plate to the level as our former civil rights leaders. I would love for them to prove me wrong.
Biggest movie star in the world Will Smith, sans the opening weekend of After Earth domestically, decided to go back to the hood with local Philly rapper Gillie the Kid, to check out some of his new music offerings and to peep the trailer to the soon to be hood classic Brotherly Love starring Ving Rhames.
[video] Will and Jaden Smith Reunite with Alphonso Ribeiro and DJ Jazzy Jeff on the The Graham Norton Show
Never heard of Graham Norton obviously because his show is broadcast on BBC but this feat right here deserves alot of props. During there worldwide promo tour for their soon to be blockbuster After Earth, Will and Jaden Smith reunite with Alphonso Ribeiro and Jazzy Jeff for an impromptu performance of some classics you may have just seen on the Fresh Prince of Belair.
starring Will and Jaden Smith. Directed by M.Night Shamyalman.
[pic] Jada Pinkett Tweets Bikini Pic and Says ” To my Forty and over crew! Don’t believe the hype…We do get better with age”
I totally agree.
I would of slapped him too. This reporter is on his way to becoming world famous.
Will Smith just slapped a Ukrainian reporter across the face at the Moscow premiere of “Men in Black 3″ — and it was all caught on tape.
The Ukrainian reporter tries to kiss Will on the lips on the red carpet and the actor angrily pushes him away and then backhands him across the face.
You can clearly see that Will is incredibly pissed that the guy showed overt affection toward him.
Here is the first trailer from the Will Smith blockbuster MIB 3 that is sure to be a huge hit once again for Will Smith. Expect a Will Smith single (probably with Jaden and Willow) to go along wit this next year.
As much craziness that we see everyday on the internet, cable news shows, this blog included,I would like to post this video with multiple inspirational and factual clips from Will Smith. In a nutshell he explains convincingly that your words and thoughts have physical power. Kudos to MakEdwardSansom for putting this together. Brilliant stuff.
They totally deny,but we have seen that before and then a few months down the line statements confirming are released. These two are a favorite couple around the world so you can understand why this is such a big story. Here is their joint statement:
Smith and Pinkett have put out a statement denying the rumors, saying, “Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact.” via Huff Post
Wow. This one is a shocker. Probably even more devastating for their two young superstar children.
Will and Jada have been married for 13 years and have two extremely famous children together — Jaden and Willow.
Will has another son, Trey, from a previous marriage.
[video] NAS brings out THE FRESH PRINCE aka WILL SMITH at Electric Factory in Philly while performing ‘Made You Look”
Classic Hip Hop shit. These two been friends and collaborators for a long time. If I am not mistaken, Nas wrote his biggest hit ‘Gettin Jiggy Wit It’.
The Smith dynasty continues.
via LA Times
Sony Pictures’ remake of “The Karate Kid” starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan opened to an excellent $56 million, according to a studio estimate, while 20th Century Fox’s big screen version of TV show “The A-Team” starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel debuted to a soft but not terrible $26 million.
Source: Punch Bowl Blog
The biggest movie star(Will Smith) in the world hooks up with the gangster of country music(Toby Keith), and the unofficial president of Haiti (Wyclef) to get down to some classic Hip Hop in this shindig after our President was given the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Looks like fun was had by all. Yeah Hip Hop still rules the world.
Jay-Z talks about performing at Game 1 of the World Series and his involvement in the new ‘DJ Hero’ video game and the Broadway muscial, ‘Fela.’ (Oct. 26)
I think they have a real strong chance of pulling this off. Jaden has the acting chops and will rise to the occasion probably making this a huge hit across the board. Trust me, not too far out this shot, Poppa Will is standing around making sure everything goes off without a ‘Hitch’.
Most interesting is the last line in the story about what one investigative reporter feels what is the true meaning of Scientology. Anyway Jada spills more secrets about her and Will getting it on.
Jada Pinkett Smith is talking about her hyperactive sex life again. “In a limo, on the way to the Academy Awards this year, Will started looking at me in this way that drives me wild. We started kissing passionately, and the next thing I knew, well, let’s just say we missed the red carpet and I ended up with almost no makeup on,” she tells Shape magazine.
Jada has never been shy about discussing her feverish life between the sheets with Will Smith, her husband of 11 years. They’re very heterosexual and horny for each other! Let’s take a look back at her public overshares.
Her number one beauty secret: “lots of sex!”
Her tricks for keeping the spark alive: sex outdoors, in cars, at friends’ houses, in costume
Her attitude towards watching Will’s sex scenes with other women: totally cool, because that’s how the public will view the two of them
Will has also been outspoken about the frequency and fervor of their lovemaking. He told David Letterman that his time off of work last year would coincide with “LOTS of sex” and has said that “really, really good sex” (which he happens to be “really good at”) is the secret to a lasting marriage.
All sex talk, no action? Will has long been the target of gay rumors, which Jada has denied in the past.
“I don’t have an open marriage and no, we’re not gay – and you don’t trust that? Well then there’s nothing that I really have to say to anybody about anything, because at the end of the day, I’m living my life, and I’m happy,” she told National Public Radio.
A pattern of speculation and denial also surrounds the couple’s religious life. Will and Jada have never admitted they are members of the Church, but they are close friends of Scientology supercouple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and last year they opened a school that embraces the teaching principles of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Will told Men’s Vogue that he studied Scientology with Tom Cruise and that Scientology is like the Bible.
Investigative journalist Ian Halperin claims that Scientology is just a fancy term for reparation therapy and the Church has been “curing” closeted actors of their homosexuality and marrying gay men to lesbian women for years. Just saying.
Very cute kid who will probably be bigger than his pops one day.The fanboys are up in arms about this casting but give the kid a chance he will probably hit this one out of the park.
BEIJING — Jackie Chan will play the wise kung-fu master in a Hollywood-Chinese remake of the 1984 hit “The Karate Kid” that kicked off filming in the Chinese capital at the weekend, a movie company publicist said Monday.
Chan’s young disciple in “Kung Fu Kid” will be played by Jaden Smith, the son of Hollywood superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, China Film Group spokesman Weng Li told The Associated Press in a phone interview.
In “The Karate Kid,” Pat Morita plays the iconic building handyman Mr. Miyagi who trains one of his young tenants, portrayed by Ralph Macchio, into an accomplished fighter.
The co-production between the state-run China Film Group and Columbia Pictures started shooting Saturday in Beijing, Weng said.
“Kung Fu Kid” is being directed by Harald Zwart, who also directed “One Night at McCool’s” and “The Pink Panther 2,” Solon So, the chief executive of Chan’s company, JC Group, told the AP.
Chan and Smith, along with Smith’s parents and sister Willow, attended a traditional Chinese ceremony to mark the start of the shoot Saturday. Photos on China Film Group’s movie news Web site show the Smith family and Chan holding incense sticks.
Will Smith _ one of the film’s producers _ Chan, Zwart and others symbolically removed a piece of red cloth covering a movie camera, after which Smith gave Chan a hug, according to video posted on Chinese news Web site Sina.com. His hair done in a huge Afro and wearing a bright red track jacket and blue pants, Jaden Smith stood and waved when he was introduced. His father ruffled his hair when he sat down.
Chan said on his Web site he also attended the younger Smith’s 11th birthday party last Wednesday, where he and Will Smith posed for pictures with young performers wearing red and yellow costumes with dragon patterns.
Ken Stovitz, one of Will Smith’s partners in the production company Overbrook Entertainment, said at the ceremony Saturday that “Kung Fu Kid” will be set in modern-day Beijing. China Film Group chairman Han Sanping said shooting will last three months.
Chan juggles careers in Hollywood and Chinese-language film. The veteran 55-year-old Hong Kong action star will be seen in the upcoming the Hollywood action comedy “The Spy Next Door,” about an undercover Chinese spy whose cover is blown, and the Chinese production, “Big Soldier,” about the friendship between two soldiers set in China’s ancient Qin dynasty.
Jaden Smith costarred with his father in the 2006 movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” and appeared in the 2008 Keanu Reeves sci-fi movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Sci Fi Channel is teaming with Will Smith for a new crime procedural.
The network has ordered “Unfinished Business,” a drama about an ex-cop who starts seeing flashes of memories from the recently deceased. The visions compel him to help wronged souls resolve their unfinished business.
The network plans to air “Business” as a two-hour movie that will also serve as a potential series pilot.
“Business” is being produced through Overbrook Entertainment, with Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz executive producing. Emmy-nominated scribe Sally Robinson (“Iron Jawed Angels”) will write the pilot, and Emmy winner Mikael Salomon (“Band of Brothers”) is attached to direct. Both also will serve as executive producers. The project will be produced by Universal Cable Prods., with Overbrook head Heather Courtney overseeing production.
“Sci Fi is excited to begin development on ‘Unfinished Business’ with Overbrook Entertainment and Will Smith,” said Mark Stern, executive vp original programming at Sci Fi. “It is a compelling and thrilling drama that is perfect for our audience.”
The drama represents a meld between Sci Fi’s brand and the most sturdy scripted genre format. The network’s most recent stab at the crime procedural was 2007′s “The Dresden Files.”
“Business” joins “The Phantom” and “Riverworld” as backdoor pilots coming to the network, which changes its name to Syfy on July 7.
Will Smith x Men in Black. After the rousing success of Fast & Furious this past weekend (over $70 million at the box office this weekend) you can expect a flury of sequels to be greenlit by Hollywood studios in the coming months. And soon enough, there are talks at Sony Pictures that a Men In Black 3 is already in development with the original producers.
These talks were confirmed when Sony Pictures’ President confirmed they were reigniting the franchise and targeting a 2011 release date. That’s all good for Will but let’s just hope this doesn’t mean a Hancock sequel as well…or even worse…a Seven Pounds sequel.
Let me first put out an apology to my people in Philly. Then to Will Smith. I don’t know what was the motivation behind this but people are dying in Philly and this did not help at all.
per College Humor
This is what the song would sound like if he’d stayed in West Philadelphia.
Come on Spike if you’re able to get the money and have Big Willie attached, you are gonna seriously have to think about doing it. Besides Will’s movie won’t be a documentary.
Smith has staked his claim to play the role, even before Barack Obama has been inaugurated as president.
Speaking at the premiere of his new film Seven Pounds at the Empire, Leicester Square, in London, Smith laughed about reports that the US President-elect had indicated that he would like the actor to play him if his life story were ever to be made into a movie.
“If I am ordered by my commander in chief to star in a film about him, I will do my duty as an American,” he said, beaming.
Smith, best known for the Men in Black films and Independence Day, says however that he had no desire to move into the White House for real.
“If we were in the White House I don’t know if that would exactly be a good thing. The Obamas are much more prepared to be in the White House than the Smiths. Read more…
Can wait to see what he does next. Even more amazing is that his son is probably going to be even better and bigger than him.
via Huffington Post
NEW YORK — No name on the marquee was more pleasing to theater owners in 2008 than Will Smith, according to a survey of movie exhibitors. Smith, star of “Hancock” and “Seven Pounds,” was voted the star who generated the most box office revenue for theaters in an annual survey by Quigley Publishing Co.
Smith is only the second black actor to be chosen in the Quigley poll, which since 1932 has asked movie exhibitors to vote on the 10 stars who brought in the most business. Sidney Poitier topped the poll in 1968.
Smith’s superhero summer blockbuster, “Hancock,” grossed $228 million. “Seven Pounds,” currently in theaters, has pulled in a somewhat lackluster $39 million in two weeks.
Following Smith, in order, were Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Tropic Thunder”), Christian Bale (“The Dark Knight”), Shia LaBeouf (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”) and LaBeouf’s “Indiana Jones” co-star Harrison Ford.
The top 10 were rounded out by Adam Sandler, Reese Witherspoon, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig.
Last year’s winner, Johnny Depp, who didn’t have a film released this year, didn’t make this year’s poll, nor did seven-time winner Tom Cruise.
Anne Hathaway (“Rachel Getting Married”) was voted the top “star of tomorrow” along with Chris Pine of “Bottle Shock.”
I must say I was a fan of both movies and would pay the outrageous $12.50 to see another installment. Martin the ball is in your court!
via Filthy Rag
wants to make more Bad Boys movies.
Will says, “I would do up to Bad Boys 6 if I could. I have so much fun working with Martin Lawrence. I love Miami.
“It’s like that little boy fantasy is fast cars and girls and I got the gun and the bad guy’s always lose. It’s like I would make Bad Boys forever if I could.”
Showbiz Spy reported yesterday that Will is currently in talks for Hancock and I Am Legend
Damn, young Jaden Smith did better than Jim & Will combined for his first weekend. I think we got a new king of Hollywood (lol)
LOS ANGELES — Movie audiences greeted Jim Carrey and Will Smith with a lukewarm “yes’ as snowstorms undermined weekend debuts from both stars.
Carrey’s comedy “Yes Man” opened at No. 1 with $18.2 million in ticket sales, while Smith’s drama “Seven Pounds” came in second with $16 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Debuting at No. 3 with $10.5 million was Matthew Broderick’s animated family flick “The Tale of Despereaux.”
The new movies arrived in theaters Friday just as storms pounded the Northeast.
“Those markets back east just got hammered,” said Chris Aronson, distribution executive for , whose sci-fi saga “The Day the Earth Stood Still” slipped from No. 1 to No. 4 with $10.2 million. The movie starring Keanu Reeves raised its 10-day total to $48.6 million.
“Yes Man,” released by Warner Bros., stars Carrey as a loser who turns his life around by subscribing to a philosophy of saying “yes” to everything. Sony’s “Seven Pounds” casts Smith as a mysterious IRS agent doing good deeds for strangers, and Universal’s “Tale of Despereaux” features Broderick as the mouthpiece for a tiny mouse on a heroic mission. Read more…
Is anyone surprised?
via Huffington Post
Will Smith gives generously to many causes, and one of them is the Church of Scientology. A report on his charitable foundation’s tax return shows that $122,500 was donationed to the Scientology causes, out of $1.3 million given overall.
He also gave a combined $122,500 to the Church of Scientology, broken into these donations: $67,500 to the New York Rescue Workers Detoxication Fund, $50,000 to the group’s Celebrity Center in Hollywood and $5,000 to ABLE, another Scientology offshoot. Smith and his wife have also supported a private school called New Village Academy they opened this fall in suburban Los Angeles that uses Scientology learning concepts.
Rarely does a cinematic event come along that makes the Earth stand still. For me, when I heard that NASA will be beaming this feature into space with the hopes that it reaches the Galactic Center in 2012 (when Earth will be aligned with the center) I was determined to see what the hell was so special about this release. Then when I took note that it was being dropped on the last full month of the year (in Gemini, the communicator) I said there is definitely something more to this flick than just a random release which had to be so carefully planned as to coincide with these celestial events. So, at 12:01 a.m. there I was seeing Keanu Reeves reprise his role as Neo, his most famous Christ archetype (you know, Saviour of the world). The only twist is in The Matrix he was sent to save Zion and all of its inhabitants. This time around he was sent to save the Earth and do away with all of its inhabitants. Interestingly enough, the film started off on the Karakoram Mountains, in India, which to some is just another random location but to the student of metaphysics, we refer to that as the “K2 resonator” ( a portal between dimensions).
Whenever this symbology is invoked you can be sure that some references to the Great Pyramids or The Ark of Noah aren’t too far behind and this film doesn’t fall short with not one, but both iconic symbols popping up all over this flick.
Keanu makes his return to Earth via an orb of light landing in the middle of Central Park (Great Lawn), somewhat like how Kevin Spacey traveled here in K-PAX (Kevin got here on “angles” of light) and interestingly enough they both voice the same sentiments about their critique of humans and their threat to the fragile balance of the universe.
The Galactical Confederacy has decided that a planet as precious as Gaia (Earth) and her life sustaining properties is way too important to lose to the carelessness of humans who currently inhabit her surface, so as liberators they have decided to do away with the species in order to save the planet.
via Latino Review
Instead of trying to come up with something new, Hollywood has decide to once again rape a film classic by remaking it. Only this is perhaps the worst remake I have ever heard of.
This time, they set their sights on one of my favorite films of all time, The Karate Kid. What are they doing with it? Well, instead of leaving it alone, they plan on remaking it. With Will Smith’s kid as the star:
Columbia Pictures is back in the dojo with a new version of the 1984 hit “The Karate Kid,” which has been refashioned as a star vehicle for Jaden Smith.
The film will be produced by Jerry Weintraub (who launched the original franchise) and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter, Will Smith and Ken Stovitz. Will Smith, who is the 10-year-old actor’s father, co-starred alongside Jaden in his feature debut, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” which Overbrook and Escape Artists produced for Columbia.
The script is being written by Chris Murphy, and the film will shoot next year in Beijing and other cities. While the new film will be set in that exotic locale, it will borrow elements of the original plot, wherein a bullied youth learns to stand up for himself with the help of an eccentric mentor.
China Film Group Corp. will co-produce in China.
The younger Smith, who next stars in “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” is a martial arts practitioner.
Mr. Smith strikes once again with his latest movie Seven Pounds. Can he once again rule at the box office like he has for the last eight movies he has starred in that have made at least $100 million dollars. I would not bet against him at all!!
I think it is a good idea because parts of the back story were not fully fleshed out.Glad to see the Big Willie still connected to the franchise. I predict bigger success than the first installment.
via Latino Review
According to the trades, Warner Bros. has set in motion a prequel to the Will Smith starrer “I Am Legend.”
The plan is for Smith to reprise his role as scientist Robert Neville, with Francis Lawrence returning to direct. Akiva Goldsman and his Weed Road banner will produce with James Lassiter, Smith’s partner in Overbrook Entertainment.
The studio has set D.B. Weiss to write a script that is based on a detailed outline that was hatched over the past few months by Smith, Goldsman, Lassiter and Lawrence.
The prequel will chronicle the final days of humanity in New York before a man-made virus caused a plague that left Smith’s character the lone survivor among a mutated mob in the city.
Making a prequel was the only way to extend a franchise that grossed $584 million worldwide for Warner Bros. and keep Smith in the lead role. His character was killed in the first film, after extracting a potential cure for the virus for the scattered survivors.
Weiss at present is scripting the adaptation of Neil Strauss’ book “The Game” for Spyglass Entertainment. He’s also working on a project for Relativity, “Kashmir.”
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Jada Pinkett Smith is returning to television in TNT’s drama pilot “Time Heals.”
She will play a strong but caring director of nursing at Charlotte Mercy Hospital in North Carolina, a single mother who always puts others first. The actress will also serve as an executive producer alongside the project’s writer, John Masius.
As a procedural with a strong female character at the center played by an A-list actress, “Time” fits nicely with TNT’s crime dramas “The Closer,” starring Kyra Sedgwick, and “Saving Grace,” starring Holly Hunter.
Pinkett Smith co-starred on the NBC comedy “A Different World” for two years before moving to features. Currently in theaters playing a lesbian in “The Women,” she recently wrapped her writing and directorial feature debut, “The Human Contract.”
…during an MTV News interview regarding his role in “Miracle at St. Anna,” actor Derek Luke let slip that a very prominent – and surprising – face could be the star of Marvel Studios’ next blockbuster film. “I heard they offered Will Smith ‘Captain America,’” said Luke, adding that the intriguing casting rumor “just shows you how times have changed.”
In an interview with MTV News, Derek Luke leaked the possibility that Marvel Comics may be considering Will Smith to appear as Captain America in their film adaption of the popular comic book franchise. This leak practically broke the dam, causing an intense backlash by comic book enthusiasts who said they would boycott Marvel if they cast Captain America as anything BUT a blonde-haired Caucasian. To get in on the argument, or to read the corrosive statements being made about this ‘far-fetched’ scenario CLICK [HERE].
I am a little late on this but it is a pretty dope way to pay homage to The Fresh Prince. They also get props for coming so close to the original. Spotted @ Super Goon
Check out the trailer from BET’s first foray into comic book animation written by Reginald Hudlin and animated by Denys Cowan. It seems that BET is definitely moving into new directions in terms of original programming. Found this over at my new favorite blog Black Superheroes. The trailer below looks great and February can’t come fast enough. Expect the show to stay true to the comic so you will see characters from the vast Marvel Universe. For the full story go right here…
Actor and star of “Hancock”, Will Smith has told a UK tabloid Now magazine that he and Jada Pinkett-Smith don’t fight their attraction urges, and are down with an open marriage.
He told the UK’s Now magazine, ”I’ll tell my wife if I need to have sex with someone else.”
Honesty is the cited reason for the couple’s approach to their sexual relationship, which may include occasional dalliances with attractive outsiders.
Will Smith, according to Now magazine, says it is ”healthy” to be attracted to other people and is okay telling his wife so.