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Suicide Squad 'Gives Villainy a Bad Name'

'It's terrible,' says one critic

(Newser) - Audiences seem to like Suicide Squad, but critics most certainly do not. One of the most hyped films of the year has just a 27% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes , compared to a 74% rating from viewers. Here's what critics are saying:
  • Consider this "the latest
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Here Are Muhammad Ali's Pall Bearers

Will Smith will be among them

(Newser) - The family of Muhammad Ali has settled on his pall bearers for Friday's funeral in Louisville, with the biggest name being Will Smith, who played Ali in a movie of that name in 2001. Another big name is former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis. The others, per the BBC :
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'Aunt Viv' Really Not Impressed With Smiths' Oscars Boycott

Janet Hubert posts video rant

(Newser) - Janet Hubert, who played the "original" Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990 to 1993, has a message for former co-star Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, the Week reports. Pinkett Smith recently announced she'd boycott the Oscars over the Academy of Motion... More »

Hollywood's 6 Most Overpaid Actors

Mordecai was maybe not such a great idea

(Newser) - Hollywood's leading men command huge paychecks to star in would-be blockbusters. But some are "established male leads who charge top dollar but don’t always deliver at the ticket booth," and Forbes released its annual list of Hollywood's most overpaid actors on Tuesday. It's based... More »

11 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Pierced

From Cameron Diaz to Harrison Ford

(Newser) - While some celebs may later come to regret their tattoos , piercings have the advantage of being removable—or hidden under a costume. From Cameron Diaz's nose to Neil Patrick Harris' nipples, below are 11 A-listers who've gone under the piercing gun:
  • Cameron Diaz: The recently married actress debuted
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Will Smith Is Back in Focus

Smith, Margot Robbie charm in film that lacks sense: critics

(Newser) - Will Smith stars as Nicky, an established con man who takes on a new apprentice, Australian newcomer Margot Robbie's Jess, in Focus. They both love the con game, but who's playing who? Here's what critics are saying:
  • Richard Corliss at Time is a fan. "The mix
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7 Stars Attacked on the Red Carpet

More than half of them by prankster Vitalii Sediuk

(Newser) - Last month, Kim Kardashian was attacked on the red carpet at Paris Fashion Week—notorious prankster Vitalii Sediuk grabbed her legs as she exited her vehicle, pulling her to the ground, the Independent reports. "I hope Kim is OK and won't be mad at me," the former... More »

11 On-Set Hollywood Romances

The onscreen chemistry was real

(Newser) - Some might say it's a bad idea to date a co-worker, but these 30 famous couples rounded up by HLN apparently disagreed. All of them met on set:
  • Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper: They met in 2012 while filming The Words, and dated on and off for a year.
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9 Iconic Roles That Almost Went to Someone Else

Johnny Depp as Ferris Bueller?

(Newser) - John Travolta as Forrest Gump? Difficult to envision, but it could have happened: Travolta turned down the role before Tom Hanks ended up with it, according to HLN 's list of 18 iconic roles that almost went to different actors. More:
  • Will Smith turned down the role of Neo
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Latest Willow, Jaden Smith Claim: They Sleep With Snakes

Jaden reportedly calls reptiles his 'girlfriends'

(Newser) - The latest story about how growing up Smith is really weird : Sources tell Us that Willow and Jaden Smith like to sleep with their pet snakes. Technically, they're Willow's, according to Page Six , and some of the 10 reptiles that reportedly sleep in her room aren't kept... More »

Now Will, Jada Smith Being Investigated Over Photo

Sources say Child Protective Services has opened an investigation

(Newser) - Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith might not think it's weird that their 13-year-old daughter was photographed in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old guy , but apparently Child Protective Services does—because after the picture of Willow Smith and Moises Arias hit the Internet, CPS opened an investigation into Mr.... More »

Jada: 'Nothing Sexual' About Willow in Bed With Guy, 20

Will, Jada Smith apparently not bothered by controversial picture

(Newser) - Jada Pinkett Smith is apparently totally cool with her 13-year-old daughter lounging around in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old guy . TMZ caught an angry Mama Smith at the LA airport yesterday, where she explained her take on the controversial photo of daughter Willow with actor Moises Arias: "Here's... More »

Willow Smith, 13, Pictured in Bed With 20-Year-Old Actor

Moises Arias quickly deleted photo from Instagram

(Newser) - Willow Smith is 13—so what was she doing in bed with a scantily-clad 20-year-old? Hannah Montana actor Moises Arias (who is friends with Willow's 15-year-old brother, Jaden, ETOnline notes) posted the image, in which he's shirtless and his bottom half is under the covers and Willow is... More »

Worst Actor 'Winners:' Will, Jaden Smith

As Tyler Perry wins worst actress, 'Grown Ups 2' gets snubbed

(Newser) - Will and Jaden Smith have a couple of new awards with which to decorate their mantle: The father-son duo captured worst supporting actor and worst actor awards, respectively, at the Razzies, which blasted them as being "stranded on Planet Nepotism" for the spectacular flop, After Earth. They also took... More »

Grown Ups 2, After Earth Lead Razzie Noms

Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Ashton Kutcher get bad acting nods

(Newser) - Oscar nominations are out tomorrow, which means the much-more-amusing Golden Raspberry Award nominations are out today. Grown Ups 2 got the most Razzie nominations this year, with eight nods including Worst Picture, Us reports. It was followed by After Earth, A Madea Christmas, and Movie 43, all of which got... More »

Fresh Prince's Uncle Phil Dies

James Avery was 65

(Newser) - James Avery , who memorably starred as Will Smith's gruff Uncle Phil on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died at the age of 65, TMZ reports. Avery had reportedly recently undergone open heart surgery, and died from complications in a Los Angeles hospital last night. His wife Barbara had... More »

10 Stars Who Got Married on New Year's

Bet you forgot to send them an anniversary card

(Newser) - To ring in 2014, at least two celebrities got married: Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco wed tennis player Ryan Sweeting yesterday, and former Even Stevens star Christy Romano married producer Brendan Rooney. People rounds up eight other celebrity couples with New Year's weddings. Click through the gallery for... More »

Least Influential Person of the Year? Rodman

'GQ' rounds up the 25 people who didn't make a difference

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman certainly thinks he's influential, but GQ disagrees. The basketball star and self-styled North Korea ambassador is the No. 1 entry on the magazine's annual list of the 25 Least Influential People. Rodman "was the first prominent American celebrity invited inside the nation-sized prison that is... More »

Will Smith Cheated on Jada: Rumor Mill

Spotted in 'nude romp,' aka shirtless photo booth pics with co-star

(Newser) - Rumors of marriage trouble for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been around for quite some time, and this time it's Star with the latest: The tabloid says it has pictures of a shirtless Will Smith in a photo booth with his 23-year-old Focus co-star, Margot Robbie, as... More »

9 Stars Who Homeschool Their Children

Although, for some of them, it's a bit fancier than regular homeschooling

(Newser) - OK, so a celebrity's idea of "homeschooling" is maaaaybe a little different than your idea of homeschooling ... since chances are it involves extremely high-priced tutors when a famous person's kid is the one getting educated. The Stir rounds up nine stars who homeschool; check out a sampling... More »

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