LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are looking to expand their brands under a new corporate umbrella.
The Hollywood power couple on Wednesday announced the launch of a new...
Essence Fest marks 25 years of celebrating black culture
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the fourth of July week, is celebrating 25 years of bringing African American women of all ages together for...
Khloe Kardashian absolves Woods of homewrecking, not pain
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Khloe Kardashian is having a change of heartache: She blames Tristan Thompson, not Jordyn Woods, for breaking up her family.
Jordyn Woods: ‘I’m not a homewrecker’ in Kardashian brouhaha
NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring "I'm not a homewrecker," Jordyn Woods sat down Friday on Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch show to clear up wild social media speculation over exactly what happened...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Jaden Smith's foundation and a church are working to bring cleaner water to Flint, Michigan.
The rapper's organization and First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church on...
Michelle Obama’s Grammy appearance did not impress mom
PHOENIX (AP) — It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys.
The former first lady took to Instagram Wednesday to share a text exchange with mom Marian Robinson. Obama had received a standing ovation opening Sunday's awards show with Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammy Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit "This Is America" became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year.
Michelle Obama gets raucous applause at Grammy Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to help open the Grammy Awards with host Alicia Keys.
The former first lady appeared onstage with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith and Keys to say how music has impacted their lives.
Obama's initial comments were interrupted by raucous applause and many in the Staples Center crowd stood. She smiled and eventually re-started her comments.
Will Smith marks 50th birthday with a leap near Grand Canyon
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.
Cameras, which captured the stunt for a livestream on YouTube , showed the actor hooked to a harness and bungee cords dangling over a gorge in northeastern Arizona.
The Latest: Will Smith makes bungee jump near Grand Canyon
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Will Smith's bungee jump from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon (all times local):
Will Smith successfully bungee jumped from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.
The actor took the leap Tuesday in northern Arizona in front of relatives and friends.
He described the experience as going "from pure terror to absolute bliss."
Sex, love, loss: Little is off limits on ‘Red Table Talk’
NEW YORK (AP) — Sex, love and loss, self-harm, addiction and recovery: There isn't much Jada Pinkett Smith, her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her 17-year-old daughter, Willow, aren't willing to talk about around a shiny round red table in a unique Facebook show that has a growing, grateful audience of women.
And that, Pinkett Smith said in a recent interview, is the point.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith offered Prince $400,000 to perform at a private party.
The showbiz couple offered the hefty amount for the 'Purple Rain' singer - who passed away in April 2016 - to do a show for them in Los Angeles on 17 September, 2015.
The party - which was thought to have been arranged to mark Jada's birthday - was set to have 100 guests in attendance.
Jada Pinkett Smith praises Jessica Chastain for wage fight
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith is praising Jessica Chastain for fighting for pay equity in Hollywood.
During a diverse storytelling panel at the Sundance Film Festival, Pinkett Smith on Sunday relayed the story that Chastain negotiated raises for both her and actress Octavia Spencer, who are co-starring in an upcoming comedy.
"Jessica stood up for Octavia and I want you to know because they stood together, they got three times what they were asking for as a unit," she said.
TV picks for Jan. 8: ‘Set It Off,’ David Bowie, ‘Antiques Roadshow’
Before setting sail
Trailers for the Sandra Bullock-led Oceans 8 have me itching to re-watch 1996s Set It Off (6 p.m., BET), in which another all-star team of actresses Queen Latifah, Kimberly Elise, Vivica A. Fox and Jada Pinkett Smith lead a riveting life of crime. For a female gang interested only in stealing laughs, you cant go wrong with 2011s Bridesmaids (7:30 p.m., Freeform), the irresistible comedy that made Melissa McCarthy a star.
Will Smith sends anniversary message to Jada Pinkett Smith
Hollywood actor Will Smith has hailed wife Jada Pinkett Smith, saying she's his "Queen" in an anniversary message on Instagram.
Tiffany Haddish recalls heartache, happiness in ‘The Last Black Unicorn’
Before I could even open this book and read a single word, just the cover of “The Last Black Unicorn” by red-hot comedian Tiffany Haddish made me smile.
The 38-year-old actress and writer, who portrayed Nekeisha on “The Carmichael Show,” became a breakout star last summer, co-starring in the comedy “Girls Trip” with Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall, and recently made history as the first Black female comic to host “Saturday Night Live.”
Willow Smith cannot take rapping seriously.
The 'Whip My Hair' singer - daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - wishes she could rap like her brother Jaden, but her own efforts feel like a joke.
Willow told Vulture: "I want to [rap]. I can. But I wish that I could really rap because every time I rap, I'm joking. But I feel like I could do it."
Jada Pinkett Smith was glad to wet herself in Girls Trip
Jada Pinkett Smith was convinced to star in comedy film 'Girls Trip' when she saw in the script there was a scene which required her to wet herself.
The 46-year-old actress stars as Lisa Cooper in Malcolm D. Lee's comedy movie which sees her team up with Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish as their characters go on a road trip to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival and the journey is punctuated with madcap incidents as the women rekindle their friendship.
Breakout star Tiffany Haddish makes ‘SNL’ debut
The new season of “Saturday Night Live” is underway, and on Saturday at 11:29 p.m., breakout star Tiffany Haddish will make her debut as host, with Taylor Swift as the musical guest.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith did not give Tyrese Gibson money to pay his legal fees.
The 38-year-old actor has been embroiled in a lengthy legal battle with his former spouse Norma after she sought a permanent restraining order and claimed the 'Furious 7' star was abusive to their 10-year-old daughter Shayla, and he claimed earlier this week his friends had given him $5 million to help fund his fight.
Grapevine: Will, Jada give Tyrese $5 mil for legal fees
Will and Jada give Tyrese $5M for legal battle
Jada Pinkett Smith's old motorcycle is up for sale.
The 'Girls Trip' actress was gifted the red and black Yamaha Vstar 650 by her husband Will Smith in 2011 and nicknamed the vehicle 'Lil Beast', but she put fewer than 100 miles on the clock before she sold it on just two years later.
And according to TMZ, the bike is now being sold on by Yamaha of Cucamonga for $5,000 - which is $1,000 more than its market value based on its current low 3,000 mile usage and its former famous owner.
Jaden Smith is opening his own restaurant.
The 19-year-old star is an actor and rapper and also runs his own clothing and lifestyle brand MSFTSrep but it seems he's not satisfied with all his different jobs.
Jaden - whose parents are Hollywood actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - is now going to enter the dining out market by running an eatery.
He announced his new venture on Twitter with a tweet that simply read: "I'm Opening A Restaurant (sic)"
Will Smith is thrilled his son Jaden understands the "responsibilities" he has.
The 'Suicide Squad' star is so proud of his 19-year-old son, who he says completely "understands" who he wants to be.
He said: "He's really coming into a space where he understands who he wants to be, and the big thing that I feel good about with my kids [and] the thing that my grandmother was able to instill in me was the responsibility to your family, your community and to the world.
Jada Pinkett Smith: Girls Trip is ‘important’ for black women
Jada Pinkett Smith thinks her appearance in 'Girls Trip' will be "supremely important" for black women.
The 45-year-old actress stars as Lisa in the comedy movie which sees her team up with fellow stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Tiffany Haddish, and has said the idea of having four black females in lead roles is a "beautiful thing" in terms of gender and racial equality.
Jada Pinkett Smith is confident a sequel to her new comedy 'Girls Trip' will be made.
The Hangover-esque film about four female friends who go on a weekend away together to a New Orleans music festival has reviewed well and banked over $30 million in its opening weekend at the box office.
Jada is sure that Universal Pictures will reunite the cast, which as well as herself includes Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish, for another outing of outrageous antics.
Four college pals reunite on raucous ‘Trip’ to New Orleans
In the now familiar tradition of people behaving (very) badly for comic effect, the New Orleans-set “Girls Trip” gleefully and gladly goes for broke.
In “Girls Trip,” four women who bonded decades earlier as the Flossy Posse — Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish — reunite for a weekend of nostalgia and raucous good times.
Will Smith "sneaks" into cinemas to watch crowd reactions of his films.
The 'Suicide Squad' star's wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 45, admitted the actor is often keen to see whether the audience like his movies or not on the first weekend of release, so they go to see his motion pictures on the sly with their kids, Jaden, 19, and 16-year-old Willow.
She said: "Sometimes Will will want to see crowd reactions on an opening weekend so we'll sneak in as a family and go see movies."
NEW YORK (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith says she was a drug dealer when she first met late rapper Tupac Shakur in high school.
Smith opened up about her past and her relationship with Shakur on SiriusXM radio Wednesday.
She and Shakur were high school classmates in Baltimore. She says she changed her life after "something very bad" happened, but didn't give details. She says God saved her, but for Shakur "that just never happened."
Review: ‘Girls Trip’ a wonderfully hilarious destination
Get ready to know the name Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as Comedy Oscars, she would win for "Girls Trip ."
Jada Pinkett Smith auditioned for The Fresh Prince of Bell-Air
Jada Pinkett Smith auditioned to be now-husband Will Smith's love interest in 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'.
The 45-year-old actress has revealed she was turned down by the producers of the popular US sitcom - which run from 1990 to 1996 - because she was "too short" to be the 48-year-old hunk's on-screen girlfriend on the show which he portrayed himself.
Jada Pinkett Smith refuses to wait ‘another 21 years’ to work with Queen Latifah
Jada Pinkett Smith doesn't want to wait "another 21 years" to star alongside Queen Latifah in a movie.
The 45-year-old actress first worked with the 47-year-old rapper in 1996 when they filmed the drama film 'Set It Off', and although it has taken over two decades for the duo to join forces again in their latest film 'Girls Trip', they are determined not to wait so long for their next film project together.
Jada Pinkett Smith is jealous of her mother's washboard stomach.
The 45-year-old actress - who is currently starring in the female-led comedy 'Girls Trip' - recently saw a photo of her 64-year-old mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones showing off her six-pack in a bikini go viral.
Jada admits she is envious of her parent's fabulous figure, but is hoping she has inherited those same good genes.
Ed Gordon hosts summer entertainment special
Kimberly C. Roberts Entertainment Reporter
Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon, host of a Bounce TV newsmagazine bearing his name, presents an all-new summer entertainment special premiering at 10 p.m. on Monday.
Jada Pinkett Smith: My children are my most important contribution
Jada Pinkett Smith’s children are the “most important contribution” she has made to the world.
The ‘Girls Trip’ star feels so proud to be a mother to “two wonderful human beings”, Jaden, 18, and Willow, 16.
Queen Latifah says racial equality a ‘constant fight’
Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Lil Yachty at the BET Awards
Jada Pinkett Smith’s children visit ‘every day’
Jada Pinkett Smith's children are at home "every day".
The 45-year-old actress recently revealed her brood - comprised of Jaden, 18, and Willow, 16, whom she has with her husband Will Smith, as well as Will's 24-year-old son Trey from a previous marriage - had moved out of the family home.
Now, the beauty has clarified that it is only Trey and Jaden who have left the nest, and even then the boys only live "five minutes" away from home, so are always making unscheduled visits.
Jada Pinkett Smith, others connected to Tupac slam ‘All Eyez On Me’
All eyes are on a new film about the life of Tupac Shakur, and some of his friends don’t like what they see.
“All Eyez On Me,” starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Kat Graham, opened in theaters Friday, on what would have been Shakur’s 46h birthday. The film, which debuted with $27.1 million to take third place, is not winning rave reviews from some who knew the slain rapper.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith is calling the Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me" ''deeply hurtful" for its portrayal of her relationship with the rap legend.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne and New Edition have been added as performers at this month's BET Awards.
The network announced Tuesday that Post Malone and Roman GianArthur would join previously announced performers Bruno Mars, Migos and Future on June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Other set to hit the stage include Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton and Jessie Reyez. "Saturday Night Live" comic Leslie Jones will be host.
Ashton Kutcher to present prize at 2017 CMT Music Awards
Ashton Kutcher and Jada Pinkett Smith are to present prizes at this year's CMT Music Awards.
The 39-year-old actor has joined a long list of celebrities who will give out the prestigious awards at the star-studded bash, which will take place at Nashville's Music City Centre on Wednesday (06.07.17), that celebrates folk musicians, recognizes the best music videos and television performances over the past year.
Jamie Foxx and Issa Rae to present at BET Awards
Jamie Foxx and Issa Rae will be presenting at the BET Awards.
The 'Ray' actor and the 32-year-old actress-and-writer will join talk show host Trevor Noah, 'All Eyez on Me' star Demetrius Shipp Jr , and the cast of 'Girls Trip', Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, in handing out prizes at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25.
The news comes after it was recently announced Leslie Jones will present the annual ceremony.
Hip-hop star August Alsina reveals battle with liver disease
August Alsina says he's struggling with a liver disease.
Smart Rating: 39.62Series span: 9/16/2003 - 5/14/2007Starring: Duane Martin, Tony Rock, LisaRaye McCoyBased on the domestic situation of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, this comedy examines the humor that arises in trying to create a new life in a day and age where the old one never completely falls away. Robert James raises his young son while sharing custody of the boy with his ex-wife.
Will Smith has cut off his son Jaden's dreadlocks.
The 'Suicide Squad' actor has shared a before and after snap on Facebook of him cutting Jaden's distinctive locks and revealed the haircut was needed in preparation for his son's new role in the drama 'Life in a Year'.
Will captioned the photographs: "Getting Jaden Smith ready for the first day of filming #LifeInAYear ...maybe I should've used scissors?! (sic)"
The 2017 Oscars, a giant leap forward for diversity
What a difference a year makes.
Last year, Jada Pinkett Smith along with her husband-actor Will Smith, director Spike Lee and other African Americans in Hollywood boycotted the Oscars because of its lack of diversity.
Rallies were held across the country intended to support a push for a nationwide TV tune-out of the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony.
The protesters took a necessary stand against an awards show that had come to embody a diversity problem in the entertainment industry.
LaBeouf leads with ‘will not divide us’ on Inauguration Day
NEW YORK (AP) — On Inauguration Day, actor Shia LaBeouf led a group of teenagers with the chant: "He will not divide us."
Looking into a camera placed on a wall outside the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, a diverse group of teenagers — some wearing backpacks — chanted the words on the day Donald Trump was named president in Washington, D.C.
2016: The Year in Entertainment
In 2016, with the noise of a highly contentious and bizarre presidential campaign relentlessly playing in the background, the world of entertainment ran the gamut from triumphant to tragic.