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Degradation Doesn’t Have To Be A Part Of Adult Entertainment: Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Deeper Message Behind “Magic Mike 2″

July 2nd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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A lot of people may think that a move like Magic Mike will do nothing but objectify and perhaps even degrade men for the pleasure and entertainment of women. You know, kind of like in strip clubs patronized by men.

But according to Jada Pinkett Smith, you won’t see that with her character Rome.

She spoke with Rolling Out to discuss the way adults consume erotica and explained how he tied into her work with human trafficking.

Rolling Out: How did you prepare for this role?

The role was actually written for a guy and so when I got on a Skype call with Channing and Greg, who is the director of the film, Channing said he really wanted to infuse a sense of responsibility to this component of adult entertainment.

A lot of my human trafficking advocacy helped me understand–if I had a club what I would change about how clubs exist now. I really just used everything that I’ve learned during my human trafficking advocacy to really give me just the idea of making people who are in this industry feel empowered. And understanding that men and women can communicate in an erotic, sensual way without degradation. There’s absolutely no reason why degradation has to be a component of adult entertainment.

Rolling Out: What was the turning point or tipping point that made you say I’m going to back this cause?

It was really my daughter. Because she came to me and she said, ‘There are people in this country who are selling people my age for sex.’  And I was like ‘That is not happening.’  I went on the internet and saw that it was true. And she was like ‘I really want to lend a voice to this.’ And I said well, why don’t you let me be a buffer and that was how it all started.

While some of y’all are focused on Willow’s hair styles, this young girl is focused on important work. Kudos to her and kudos to Jada for taking such a cause so seriously.

Do you think there’s a way for men and women to appreciate adult entertainment with degradation?

You can check out the rest of Jada’s brief video interview with Rolling Out, here.


Woman Sentenced After Breaking Into Will & Jada’s Home

June 23rd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Ariel Archer has been formally charged with misdemeanor trespassing after breaking into a home belonging to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith back in March, My FOX LA reports.

The 26-year-old was discovered in the kitchen by a housekeeper at the Smith residence, who says that she refused to leave premises. Will, Jada and their two children, Willow and Jaden, were not present at the time of the incident. Archer was eventually arrested and later pled no contest to misdemeanor trespassing.

Monday, Archer was sentenced to three years of summary probation. The Van Nuys courts also issued a restraining order against the young woman, which prohibits her from coming within 150 yards of the Smiths’ Calabasas home.

In recent years, multiple celebrity home intruders have made headlines. In May, Chris Brown was stunned to find a naked woman waiting for him in his Augora Hills mansion. Just two years earlier, Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, also experienced a home intrusion encounter of sorts. A man was apprehended for breaking into a house belonging to the singer’s neighbor. He was reportedly under the impression that he was breaking into the “Diamonds” singer’s home.

People are really bugged out.

“Just Kiss Me!” What Happened When Jada And Tupac Tried Their Hand At Romance?

June 5th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: Howard Stern

No matter how many times Jada tells the world otherwise, folks are hell bent on believing that she and Tupac had a romantic relationship. Not so. In fact, at the time of Tupac’s death, their friendship was strained.

She explained the nature of their relationship, why it wouldn’t work romantically and then how they fell out.

He was a revolutionary without a revolution if that makes any kind sense,” Pinkett Smith told Stern. “And that kind of energy just transferred to a whole ‘nother thing.”

Then Howard asked her why nothing ever happened with them romantically.

“You know, it’s so funny. Now being older, I have more of an understanding of what that was between us… because when you have two young people that have very strong feelings, but there was no physical chemistry between us at all, and it wasn’t even just for me! It was him too. There was a time when I was like, ‘Just kiss me! Let’s just see how this goes.’ And when I tell you it had to be the most disgusting kiss for us both.

“The only way I can put it is just the higher power just did not want that. Because I feel as though if Pac and I had any kind of sexual chemistry, we might have killed each other. Because we were both so passionate and you know, we loved deeply. It was hard enough with us just being friends. It was volatile relationship.”

What caused them to fall out.

“Jail was a very difficult experience for him. And of course, we were on two sides of the spectrum. Pac and I have always had very intense, conversations…arguments. And if we disagree with each other, we disagree hard core. 

I just wasn’t in agreement with the direction that he was taking. And I just told him that it was a destructive direction. A very scary direction and he felt as though I had changed. I got Hollywood. I had gone soft. And I understood all that. And looking back now, I totally understand where Pac was because at that particular point in time, that mentality was a part of his survival at that moment. And it was actually a mentality he started to come out of before he was murdered.”

Since the two weren’t speaking when Tupac passed, Stern asked her if she felt guilt when he was tragically killed. Jada got a bit emotional as she responded.

“I don’t think I was guilty as much as I felt just sadness for not having just the opportunity to tell him that I loved him. But I know he knew that. Because it wasn’t the first time that we had had a bad argument and had stopped speaking. That was kind of a constant in our relationship. So I didn’t really look at it as a reason to feel guilty. But it definitely taught me a lesson, which is, life is too short. Do not let disagreements stand in between you and people that you love and care about.”

You can listen to the portion of her internet where she talks about Pac in the clip below.

We Were All Thinking It: Jada Pinkett Smith Wonders Is Hillary For Black Women?

April 20th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Jada Pinkett Smith Wonders Is Hillary For Black Women feat

The other day at work we were discussing Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she plans to run for president and whether or not we would vote for her. Immediately, one of my coworkers, a Black woman, as most of us are here are Moguldom, said she wasn’t too sure. Stating that she didn’t know whether or not Hillary was really for us and she didn’t like the way she tried to dog President Obama during the 2008 race.


In my mind, I always thought that after President Obama finished his two terms, I would be ready for Hillary. I would be excited about the first female President. But what I feel these days isn’t quite excitement. It’s more about thinking Hillary (and let’s be real, Bill too), are the lesser of two…or 8 evils.

So during the discussion, I played devil’s advocate because I’m certainly not here for another Bush in office either. Two was far too many.

Still, that doesn’t mean that I am sure Hillary was going to fight for Black people generally or Black women specifically.

And apparently, Jada Prinkett Smith has the same concerns.

This past weekend, she wrote a lengthy Facebook message pondering the question. See what she had to say.

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

Does Jada have a valid point? Do you have the same concerns? Are you planning to vote for Hillary Clinton, why or why not?

“We’re Done, I Did My Year”: Jada Pinkett Smith Is Leaving “Gotham”

March 6th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Jada Pinkett-Smith Leaving "Gotham


For “Gotham” fans who love the memorable character “Fish” Mooney, sad news to report: she will no longer appear on the series after this season. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith revealed to “Extra’s” AJ Calloway that she won’t be on the Fox show after the season finale.

On her decision, Smith said, “We’re done, I did my year and I had a good time. The show is gonna have an awesome finale.” She went on to say that she was grateful to participate on the show because of her love for Batman.

“I’ve always been a comic book fan so it was definitely a dream to be able to participate in an origin story of Batman with an original character. Who would of thought in a million years that I would have the opportunity to do that?”

Although the actress didn’t give too many details on what fans should expect in her last episodes on “Gotham,” she reminded everyone that her next project will be Magic Mike XXL, which is set to be released on July 1.

If you’re interested in tuning in to see Smith play “Fish” on “Gotham” before it’s too late, the show airs Mondays on Fox.

So, Jada Likes To Watch Will Make Out With Women: “She’s A Little Freaky Like That”

February 26th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Just last week we were talking about Will Smith’s philosophy for establishing lasting love, which was that couples have to be willing to allow their relationship to die sometimes in order for it to be rebirthed. He even confessed that his relationship with Jada has died multiple times. Now, folks are talking about the couple’s openness.

The husband-and-wife duo was recently spotted exchanging plenty of PDA at the premiere of Will’s new movie, Focus. When questioned by “Extra” about how they feel about each other’s steamy love scenes, they gave rather interesting responses. Apparently, Jada enjoys seeing Will get busy with other women on camera.

“After 20 years… I actually, you know…” Jada began.

“She a little freaky like that,” Will jumped in.

“Unfortunately, he’s right,” she continued. “It’s kind of a nice voyeuristic way to see your man, but I am kind of weird in that way. That’s a whole other conversation.”

Will also joked about seeing his wife interact with other men in her upcoming movie, Magic Mike 2.

“The difference was everybody’s naked in Jada’s movie. It’s just overkill. It’s like somebody needs to put some drawers on,” he said. “There’s so many famous people in ‘Magic Mike 2,’ everywhere I go there’s some man there who’s been in his drawers with my wife.”

The pair also discussed Will’s comments from last week about building lasting relationships.

“I think you just have to be willing to keep things fresh… we love growing together and we love doing a lot of things together,” said Jada.

“Growing together is a big, important part, like, to never get static, there’s always something new,” Will added.


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Will Smith Discusses The Death Of His Marriage

February 17th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When one thinks of couples who have stood the test of time, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith quickly come to mind. However, Will admits that he and Jada have experienced their share of marital struggles just like everyone else. The Focus actor also confessed that his relationship has “died” several times in the course of their marriage.

”Whatever you have is gonna die and you are gonna have to rebirth something new. You have to be willing to ride the waves,” he recently told The Sun.

The 46-year-old went on to say that marriage has plenty of plenty of ups and downs, but in order to succeed, you have to be willing to take that ride.

“There’s gonna be some flat days and some stormy days, and that has to be OK,” he continued.

His comments seemed to fall in perfect alignment with a statement made by his wife last summer about doing away with certain “rules” in their relationship.

“We used to have all these rules, [but] as you go on in your relationship, you just get into a flow,” the mother of two explained to Net-a-Porter. “Will, to me, encompasses everything. It’s almost as if calling him ‘my husband’ is too small of a word for what he means in my life—and especially how I feel we, as women, identify the idea of a husband.”

Good for them!

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Jada Pinkett Smith Covers Shape Magazine Talks Will Being Her Gym Motivation And Feeling Safe Enough To Be Vulnerable

December 30th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Jada Pinkett Smith Covers Shape Magazine

Baayyybee, Jada Pinkett Smith’s body is truly a sight to behold–and a little something to motivate you to get back to eating right and working out after the holiday binge.The 43-year-old “Gotham” actress appears on the cover of the January/February issue of Shape magazine in an ab revealing, orange bikini and she is serving.

In the magazine, Pinkett Smith talks about her motivation to work out, inner confidence and her toughness, despite her petite frame. See what she had to say.

What motivates her to keep working out

“When my husband of almost 20 years can’t take his eyes off me? That’s amazing. But the number one reason I go to the gym is because it keeps me sane; I can deal with whatever’s coming at me.”

We’ve always known that Jada’s personality is much larger than her physical frame. And as you might expect she says she never feels like she’s 5 feet and 108 pounds.

Jada Pinkett Smith Covers Shape Magazine

Source: Shape Magazine

Inner confidence 

“It’s an internal thing. I know that I’m petite but I never think like I am, ever,” Pinkett Smith explained. “The truth is, there are times when I feel as big and tall as Will!”

(My fellow shorties know exactly what she’s talking about.)

Where her toughness and grit came from 

“Often we feel in order to be strong we have to take on male attributes. I grew up on the streets of Baltimore and had to put out an energy that said, ‘You do not want to mess with me.’ But I’m okay. I feel safe now…I can focus on love, compassion, openness, and yes, vulnerability.”

Motivation: Jada Pinkett Shows Off Her 61-year-old Mother’s Bikini Body

November 30th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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It’s time to throw out those Thanksgiving leftovers! Jada Pinkett-Smith has provided us with the fitness motivation we need this holiday season.

The actress shared a photo of her 61-year-old mother’s bikini body and it looks amazing! Adrienne Banfield-Jones is the definition of breathtaking. Her flawless figure and gorgeous smile is enough to motivate anyone to work out.

Jada posted the picture of her gorgeous mother during their Thanksgiving family trip to Jamaica with the caption,
“Willow took this shot of her grandmother, my mother, emerging from the ocean today. She is 61! I wanna be her when I grow up:) Happy Friday…,”


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Pinkett doesn’t have to worry about looking like her because she’s already in great shape. The 43-year-old constantly reminds us of how gorgeous she is.

Good genes definitely run in there family.

Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals “The Sexiest Secret” About Will Smith [Pics]

November 4th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After being married for more than 15 years and having two children together, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith still find a sweet way to keep their union fresh, even if both parties aren’t necessarily always in on the methods.

Jada revealed on her Facebook page that she recently found out her handsome hubby has been taking pictures of her when she’s asleep for a while now.  She shared one of the images he’s snapped of her with fans. You can check it out below, as well as her caption for the picture:



“I discovered the sexiest secret the other day. My husband takes pics of me in my sleep. He has a whole stash he revealed to me and I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of myself through his eyes. I had to share one with you guys;)

Life is art. Life is beauty.


Feel free to say what you want, but I actually thought this was pretty sweet and unique, though I know at first mention (WITHOUT reading) it might sound a little creepy. Thumbs up for whatever keeps their bond strong!

The “Gotham” actress also recently revealed what keeps her all in when it comes to her marriage to Will.

“You partner has to be your best, best, friend. And he’s my best friend.

You have to have kind of a warrior mentality. You have to be a soldier for love. You have to be able to withstand tough times and just because the tough times come doesn’t mean it’s time to stop, it means it’s time to dig in.”