A video of Will Smith bungee jumping has taken the internet by storm. But it is not seeing Will Smith achieve a 20 year dream to bungee jump that is causing the internet to go bonkers, it is a still picture of Mr. Smith hanging upside down that has people talking.
In the photo, Will Smith bears a striking resemblance to Uncle Phill, Smith’s former co-star in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Will smith bungee jumping looks just like uncle Phil pic.twitter.com/p0iuaR8NuY
— lucky (@_1lucky) March 14, 2017
I mean, is there nothing else to do but to take all of Will Smith’s greatest hits and mix them all into one? Although I must admit, it’s a pretty good but confusing mix!
Saw the movie “Last Earth” this past Father’s Day and it was a blast! The flick had everything I like in a matinée sci-fi blockbuster: mind-blowing SFX, a mind expanding storyline, fast-paced action, great acting and a hunky leading man, in this case Will Smith.
On the surface the story appears to be about a young man desperately trying to live up to what he feels are the expectation of a heroic father and falling miserably short in his own eyes.
The big picture centers on the complexities of human nature and family bonding. A father tries to instill in his son everything’s he’s learned about surviving and thriving in an often times dangerous, hostile environment. It was no mistake that the message was particularly aimed towards black boys. The tagline of the movie ” Danger is real, fear is a choice” couldn’t be more poignant. “Last Earth” exemplifies the time when a boy ingests everything taught to him by his father and the breakaway moment when he decides to come out from under his protective wing, to fly on his own. To be his own man.
It is the timeless coming of age story that never gets old, and the real life father/son duo of Will and Jaden Smith only added to the narrative of a rite of passage that all boys of any nationality or race should go through, but often times miss out on.
Imagine my confusion then, when finally reading reviews on ” Last Earth” that called it a flop almost before the movie hit the theatres. Critics have the power to make or break a film because people will totally bypass seeing one based on negative reviews;
NY Daily News: “Summer 2013 has its first bomb, and sadly, it’s landed right on Will Smith.”
The Mirror: “The speaking clock has more emotional range than Will’s son Jaden Smith, with the trite scenes of him bonding with his father simply throw-your-hands-in-the-air bad.”
The Village Voice: “I fear Jaden might face online wrath for his performance here, especially thanks to the numb-tongued Kiwi accent he’s forced to adopt. He’s not bad, especially, but he is a kid asked to do the extraordinary: compel us as he pretends to do ridiculous bullsh–.”
DailyMirror on Twitter: “As Will Smith coldly instructs him to feel, to root in this moment now, to master his own creation, I felt the purest horror I ever have at a Shyamalan film: What if this is what Jaden Smith’s life is actually like?”
These comments left me wondering “What movie did they see?!” There were even cries of nepotism and that senior Smith used his tremendous star power in creating the role of his son in the movie Kitai Raige, for Jaden. Ummm…duh! There’s a long list of movie star parents who starred opposite their children in movies to help push their carreer’s along. That’s what parent’s do when trying to create a legacy. It’s obvious that Will Smith wanted the role to be a gift to his son and that it was meant to help propel the boy into the stardom that he now enjoys. And why the heck shouldn’t he? There’s room at the top of the multi-billion dollar movie industry for more than one black male and female superstar, isn’t there?
I would say to those critics that Jaden Smith was the best part of the movie and that his performance held my attention until the very end. And I was clapping at the end (which I rarely do lol!) along with others in my Manhattan theatre audience!
So, I want everyone within the site of this blog to go check out “Last Earth” and if you loved it like I did, spread the word and make this movie the summer blockbuster that its supposed to be!
Even though he hasn’t wanted to do it in the past, Alfonso was on set and whipped out the famous “Carlton” dance in front of the crowd.
A few days ago, an article was written asking the question why are we so fascinated with celebrities. The author made the point that celebrities were just like us, but on a much larger scale, and he wanted to know why the public continuously place these people on pedestals, especially when they don’t belong on there.
And after that question was asked, we read today that Jada Smith has basically given her hubby a pass if he ever felt the need to cheat on her. According to Mrs Smith, Will is his own man and can do whatever he wants.
Hey, whatever works. Jada Pinkett-Smith addressed a longstanding rumor about her 16-year marriage to Will Smith** in a new interview with HuffPost Live: That she and Will, 44, have an open relationship.
“No, I think that people get that idea because Will and I are very relaxed with one another,” replied the actress and mother of actor-singers Willow**, 12, and Jaden, 14. The 41-year-old star then continued of the “persistent” rumor: “But I’ve always told Will: You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay,” she said, without going into further specifics.
“Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man,” she said of the Men in Black star. “I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him,” she said, adding: “Or vice versa.”
The couple have battled more than one false report of an imminent divorce, most memorably in summer 2011, when the couple, who wed in 1997, slammed split rumors — and talk that Pinkett Smith had an affair with HawthoRN costar Marc Anthony** during his marriage to Jennifer Lopez.
The Weather Channel has pissed off practically the entire meteorologist community by their decisions to begin to start naming ordinary here-today-gone-tomorrow winter storms like the one that’s presently surging over the northeast side of the country day rather than reserving to tag more severe weather anomalies like the tropical storm Sandy that hit last year. And what’s worse is that the execs at the station made this decision without any confirmation from the rest of the more, shall we say professional, forecasting community. “The idea,” according to Bryan Norcross, senior executive director of weather content for the company, “was to draw more attention to storms and get people to prepare.” But irate meteorologists across the land, who are lamenting publicly on what they think is just a publicity stunt for the station, say that the potential danger of making a big whoopdedoo about every seasonable winter storm could eventually numb the public to responding appropriately to more dangerous weather. Aaah! The old Boy-Who-Cried-Wolf syndrome…
A spokeswoman for the National Weather Service, which names tropical storms like hurricanes, said the agency has no position on the Weather Channel’s decision to name winter storms. Also no word on which Nemo the brain trust at TWC had in mind when naming this present storm. Was it the cute little clown fish from the Disney Pixar movie or the ancient mariner, Captain Nemo from the literary works of science fiction writer Jules Verne?…I’m guessing the clown fish.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Nemo also means “The Man” in the African Oromo language, which would also be another silly name for a storm.
The Golden Age of Hip-Hop: Radio Station 107.5 WBLS spins “Golden Era Radio” every Friday night from 8pm to 10pm, featuring the best of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s hip-hop music with the legendary MarleyMarl and RoxanneShante. Damn, there are times when living in the past could be a good thing. I would love for these so called present day rap artists to assimilate just one iota of what the old crew used to throw down in the day. You would think that rapping about Bitches, Money & Hoes would have played itself out by now, wouldn’t it?
Actor Will Smith‘s daughter, Willow, turned turned down the role to play the little orphan girl Annie in her father’s remake of “Annie”. Will’s production company Overbrook Entertainment recently hired “Easy A” director Will Gluck to guide the production to the big screen, as well as Willow in the lead role. Speaking at Temple University in Philadelphia this week, Smith said that Willow herself ask to not be put in the film:
“Willow was supposed to be doing ‘Annie,’ we got Jay-Z to do the movie, got the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with ‘Whip my Hair’ and she said, ‘You know Daddy, I don’t think so, I said, ‘Baby, hold up!’ I said, ‘No, no, no, listen; you’ll be in New York with all of your friends and Beyoncé will be there. You will be singing and dancing,’ and she looked at me and said, ‘Daddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.”
How about I just be 12? Whippin’ my hair back n’ forth with mad respect for this little girl : )
And take heart–Will and his boychild Jaden Smith will be appearing together again in the scifi thriller “After Earth” directed by that weird guy, M. Night Shyamalan and produced, once again by Overbrook. The plot? After crash landing on a planet abandoned for thousands of years, father and son astronauts are left to explore and survive on the planet. Scheduled film release is June. I’ll be there.
Halle Berry, Lisa Leslie, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Clarence Avant and my Girl Chaka Khan will be honored at the BET Awards televised this coming Monday the 11th. Hosted once again by the beautiful Gabrielle Union the show will celebrate Chaka and her fellow nominees for their outstanding achievements in their respective careers. I’ve been rockin’ with the legendary Ms. Khan from day one of her Rufus days all the way up to the multi-Grammy Award winning solo career she enjoys today. And I’ve prided myself on introducing other fans to some of her least known songs. Ill taking you out with my personal favorite, “Roll Me Through The Rushes”… N’joy!
THANK GOD WE MADE IT THROUGH “NEMO” IN ONE PIECE! (or whatever you wanna call it.)