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Trailer Alert: Will Smith Plays A Con-Artist Who Falls In Love With Margot Robbie In Romantic Thriller, “Focus”
Last time we saw Will Smith do his thing on the big screen, he was starring alongside his son Jaden Smith in the movie After Earth, which did…eh…so-so at the box office. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that Smith is known for delivering blockbusters and entertaining the crap out of his audience. So he’s back again with a new romantic thriller called Focus.
We told you a little something about this film last year because there were a number of people who were supposed to be in it before Smith or his love interest, Margot Robbie. After Ryan Gosling and Ben Affleck pulled out, Smith was cast alongside Kristen Stewart, but she pulled out of the movie because of their substantial age difference (she was 23 at the time, he was 44…). Robbie was cast instead, and well, the show went on.
After all that time, the first trailer is finally here! According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film’s plot goes a little something like this:
Focus is a two-hander about a con man who becomes romantically involved with a novice. He is then thrown off his game when the former flame shows up just as he’s staging an elaborate con in Buenos Aires.
The trailer was definitely entertaining to me, as I’m always up for a good caper–and who doesn’t love Will Smith?
Check it out for yourself below and let us know if you’re feeling it.
The last time a Bad Boys movie came out, folks were still out here doing the chickenhead, Beyoncé released “Crazy in Love,” and Britney Spears and Madonna kissed at the MTV VMAs.
Fast forward to this current year and no one is doing the chickenhead (we’re just moving past the nae nae), Beyoncé pretty much runs the world, Britney Spears and Madonna are still trying their best to stay relevant, and according to Martin Lawrence, the third installment in the Bad Boys franchise is on its way.
In an interview with Conan O’Brien last night, Lawrence, who was there to promote his new show Partners, said that the script is being worked on, and Jerry Bruckheimer is hoping that both he and Will Smith will be down for another big ride. Lawrence definitely seemed like would be on board.
O’Brien: I heard a rumor that, cause people love those Bad Boys movies, 1 and 2, that there’s going to be a Bad Boys 3. Is that possible?
Lawrence: I believe so, yes. I just talked to [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said it’s real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close, and it all looks good.
O’Brien: Have you done all the casting on that?
Lawrence: No, we won’t cast you.
O’Brien: I would love to be in a Bad Boys movie!
Lawrence: You know what you could play? A crooked cop on crack…
O’Brien: …Yes! Yes! I think I was born to play that!
And since word got out, people have been going crazy on Twitter and already seem excited about the idea of a third movie coming to theaters. But are you?
“Don’t Pollute Something That’s Not Dirty”: Jada On Criticism Of Her Parenting Skills After Willow’s Picture Controversy
As Jada Pinkett Smith promotes her new Fox show “Gotham,” she’s doing a lot of press, and in the process, doing a lot of talking about her family. As the cover girl for the new issue of Net-A-Porter’s The Edit, the 42-year-old chatted with the magazine about allowing her children to mold their own paths, dealing with rumors about her marriage and how she manages to stay looking so lean and lovely after all these years.
Dealing With Criticism Of Her Parenting Skills After Willow Was Snapped In Bed With A Much Older Friend:
“Just don’t pollute something that’s not dirty,” she says shaking her head.
“I want my kids to be happy and I want them to be themselves. I was saying to a friend the other day, ‘Remember, our kids are not us.’ They’re not. Sometimes we’re trying to fix things that happened to us or projecting [onto them], and that’s a terrible, terrible trap.”
Her Marriage To Will:
“We used to have all these rules, [but] as you go on in your relationship, you just get into a flow,” she says. “The thing I love is being in a place where it’s just like, 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. I really had to mature and expand that. I think I had a very stuck idea of what a husband looks like, what a wife should be. Once I broke all of that, a whole new world opened for me and man, oh, man, I got to see him in all his glory. And so that’s what it’s evolved into. And I’m just ecstatic about it.”
With Rumors About Their Marriage, Their Sexuality:
“The coping technique is knowing what the truth is – there’s no better technique. When you know that what’s going on in your house is so the opposite [of what’s being said], and you also know that when there’s mystery, people fill in the gaps, that’s OK,” she says. “And then you look back at it and look at how creative people can be, and it’s kind of entertaining. We can laugh because it’s so ridiculous. But I get it. I don’t take it personally.”
How She Stays In Such Good Shape These Days:
“You know what?” she says with a laugh, “I don’t know if I feel stronger than ever, but I do feel better than ever. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that it’s about being physical every day. You don’t have to go to the gym if that’s not your thing. You can go outside your door and walk around your block. You can take a brisk walk, a light jog, a slow stroll if you want! I feel like, as I’ve gotten older, I look better than ever and I work out less. I’m never in the gym for [more than] 45 minutes.
I do old-school roller skating,” she says, cracking up. “I love it. That’s just how I grew up.”
I especially like what Smith had to say about the rumors about her marriage. When you know the truth about what’s going on with your relationship, what other people say doesn’t really matter, right? But what do you think of her statements in The Edit?
For years, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage has been plagued with divorce rumors. Nevertheless, the couple always exudes a strong energy of romance and passion.
Recently, while being interviewed by Extra TV for her new show Gotham, Jada was asked by the reporter what’s the key to keeping her marriage intact and she noted it was friendship; “Your partner has to be your best, best friend. And he’s my best friend.”
Known for the sage advice she provides her Facebook followers, Jada followed up on that red carpet remark with an important lesson on how couples can stay in love:
“You have to have kind of a warrior mentality. You have to be a solider 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.”
With their 20th anniversary around the corner, Jada excitedly shared : “We’re going to be celebrating 20 years in two years, so we’re starting to plan now for a big 20th year.”
Although Jada is a notable actress, her words of wisdom always make us wish she had a show or book where we could get daily doses of her. Luckily, Jada agrees with us. She wrote on Facebook :
If I were to do a TV show, a speaking tour or radio show talking about the issues we address on this page…would you watch, show up, listen?
It makes no sense for me to entertain these ideas if you’re not coming;)
Yes, we are coming — with notebooks and pens.
In the meantime, be sure to check out Jada’s new show, Gotham; it premiers on Fox September 22.
Forbes has released its list of highest earning actors for 2014 and, probably not surprising, Will Smith is on the list. Coming in at number nine, the Fresh Prince brought in $32 million in part, if you can believe it, for his work on the flop Another Earth. And he’s working behind the scenes on the new adaption of Annie starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis.
Coming in second place is The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, seen above with his handsome self going to the Espys. He made $52 million with Hercules coming to theaters in the coming weeks and San Andreas, about an earthquake, coming in 2015.
He’s also sinking some of his millions into TV production, with the reality show The Hero and an upcoming HBO program called Ballers about football players. He’s a producer and star of the show.
But the man up top is none other than Robert Downey Jr. With $75 million (whew!), he’s making money hand over fist with the Iron Man character, who’s had three smash movies and was the lead character in The Avengers, which is the third-highest-grossing movie of all time. Iron Man 3 was the highest-grossing movie of 2013 with $1.2 billion at the box office. Forbes says he managed to negotiate a higher salary for himself for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Rounding out the top five, in order, are Bradley Cooper ($46 million) for The Hangover movies, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle; Leonardo Di Capro ($39 million) for Wolf of Wall Street and The Great Gatsby; and Chris Hemsworth ($37 million!) for Thor and the upcoming Cyber.
Sometimes good facial hair can bring out a man’s eyes, his cheekbones, his jawline and, well, our, as women, most primitive desires for a scruffy, gruff looking man! Here are 15 famous men with the best facial hair.
If you were previously unsure, I think it’s safe to say that Beyoncé is probably thee hardest working woman in show business. Yesterday, she kicked off the start of her highly anticipated On The Run Tour along with hubby, Jay Z. Now, it’s being reported that Blue Ivy’s mama has been cast to star in the sequel to Will Smith’s “Hancock.” If you search “Hancock 2″ in the IMDb database, the singer and actress is listed as one of the stars for the film alongside Will.
According to Vibe, Mrs. Carter will be playing John Hancock’s love interest, Carly Kicker. So far, nothing has been confirmed by Bey’s reps, but it wouldn’t be a complete surprise if the rumors turned out to be true. The Carters and the Smiths have worked together several times over the years and appear to have pretty decent business relationships with one another. We’ll continue to keep you posted as this story develops.
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You know things are really bad when the courts need to step in and take your money to pay what you owe. Just ask DMX. A judge recently found in favor of his ex-wife Tashera Simmons’ petition to collect child support. Apparently he stopped helping out once they split. Because of this, Mr. Earl Simmons will see up to $15,000 each month leaving his pockets. Take a look at 10 celebrities who also have seen their wages garnished and the ones who came very close.
Great news for the Smith family!
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s case with the Los Angeles Department of Child Protective Services has been cleared. As you may recall, the couple was under investigation after a controversial photo of their 13-year-old daughter, Willow, in bed with 20-year-old actor Moises Arias surfaced on the Internet. The photograph attracted attention from countless media outlets and social media users, who expressed that it was highly inappropriate for the Smiths to allow their young daughter to be in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old. And eventually, the photo caught the attention of the folks over at Child Protective Services.
Sources tell Radar Online that the couple was cleared after investigators looked into the case, closely examined evidence and spoke with parties involved in the photo incident.
[Investigators found] “no evidence presented that Willow has ever been in any danger around Moises, or that she has ever been physically or emotionally abused,” the source said.
The source also added that caseworkers found Willow to be “a very well-adjusted, smart, and articulate young lady.” Will and Jada have yet to publicly comment on the investigation, but Jada did lash out at critics who had negative things to say about the image.
“Here’s the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation,” Jada told TMZ. “You guys are projecting your trash onto it. And you’re acting like covert pedophiles, and that’s not cool.”
We’re sure they’re happy to put all of this behind them.
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Coming into the world of show business, stars know their lives will be dissected under the microscope by the media and the public but unfortunately these celebrity offsprings were also unfairly targeted and picked on online.
Blue Ivy Carter
Before she was even born, Blue Ivy was one of the most talked about celebrity spawns. Parents Jay Z and Beyonce have done a great job of shielding their daughter Blue Ivy from the limelight during her first year but as soon as the R&B singer started sharing candid snapshots of mother and child, people started talking. Now the talk has reached a fever pitch in the form of a petition on Change.org to get Blue Ivy’s parents to comb her hair. The petition’s alleged creator Jasmine Toliver has publicly defended herself saying it was a joke and that she is a fan of natural hair.