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Fresh Prince Is Getting a Reboot—a Darker One

Hourlong drama will include callbacks to the original sitcom, though

(Newser) - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is getting rebooted, but it'll be a bit darker than the original version. It all started when filmmaker Morgan Cooper reimagined the 1990s sitcom as a drama, posting a trailer for the pretend show last year that quickly went viral. It even got the... More »

Pinkett Smith Admits 'Entanglement' With Singer

On her online show, actress says relationship with August Alsina happened while she, Smith were split

(Newser) - "Absolutely not true" was how Jada Pinkett Smith's camp reacted last month to allegations by 27-year-old singer August Alsina that the two of them had had a yearslong affair, all with her husband Will Smith's "blessing." On Friday, however, Pinkett Smith took to her Facebook... More »

Passengers Call for a Lyft, Get Will Smith as Driver

Actor was promoting 'Bad Boys for Life'

(Newser) - Four Florida passengers were in for a shock when actor Will Smith answered their Lyft call and gave them a ride around town, the AP reports. The actor was in Miami promoting his new movie, Bad Boys for Life, over the weekend. He picked up four riders in a 2020... More »

Here Are the Top-Grossing Actors of 2016

Scarlett Johansson beats out her 'Captain America' costars

(Newser) - The three top-grossing actors of 2016 have one thing in common: They all starred in the top-grossing movie of the year, Captain America: Civil War. In fact, all but one of the 10 top-grossing actors of 2016 starred in a comic flick this year, reports Forbes . The exception is Felicity... More »

This Is the Most Overpaid Actor—Again

Johnny Depp's last 3 films did not do well at the box office

(Newser) - For the second year running, Johnny Depp is Hollywood's most overpaid actor, per Forbes ' annual list. Depp's last three movies (including Alice Through the Looking Glass, which totally bombed) returned just $2.80 at the box office for every $1 he was paid. The rest of the... More »

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 :
  • Jerry
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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 »

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