Will Smith proved he’s still got it! The ability to rap The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s theme song, that is.
The actor reprised the ’90s sitcom’s famous rhymes with a little help from a very enthusiastic audience on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday. The feat never fails to impress his fans, even after more than 18 years since the show’s final episode. (Remember when he grabbed the mic on The Graham Norton Show in London?)
The actor, 46, paid Ellen DeGeneres a visit to promote his new movie Focus (out Friday), in which he plays a veteran con artist opposite Margot Robbie.
True story: When Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith got a glimpse of his costar, she advised her hubby to hit the gym – hard.
“Jada Googled Margot,” he told DeGeneres during the interview. “[She] looked at Margot and said, ‘Boy, you need to get to the gym right now.'”
But he’s not the only Smith joining some hotties on screen. Pinkett Smith, 43, is getting up close and personal with a shirtless Channing Tatum in the new Magic Mike XXL.
“How does it feel that Jada is in this movie with a whole bunch of naked men?” DeGeneres asked.
“Everywhere I go, there’s someone who’s been in their underwear with my wife,” he told the talk show host. “It’s just awkward!”
Remember the 2004 MTV series Pimp My Ride starring Xzibit? Apparently the entire show wasn’t as reality-driven as you think.
Sure, the car experts were legit and the company West Coast Customs really exists, but most of the other occurrences on the show were made up for the cameras, the Huffington Post reports.
The premise of the show was simple: Xzibit would help people turn their hoopties into a souped up modern ride filled with cool gadgets and electronics.
According to the car owners, all of the extras the shop put inside were removed right after filming was wrapped. In addition, the people who worked on the cars didn’t really fix the engines and whatever they did do made the car drive even worse.
“There wasn’t much done under the hood in regards to the actual mechanics of the vehicle,” said Seth Martino, a participant on Season 6 of Pimp My Ride. “For the most part, it needed a lot of work done to make it a functioning regular driver, which they did not do. They added a lot of extra weight but didn’t adjust the suspension to compensate, so I felt like I was in a boat, and every time I hit a bump the car would bottom out and the tires would scrape inside the wheel well.”
Other people on the show said they were strong-armed by a guy named Big Dane to show enthusiasm when their cars were completed. “I remember this very clearly, Big Dane, very big dude, he like puts his arm around my shoulder, kind of walks me around the shop for like 10 minutes and he’s like, ‘Listen, we put a lot of work into this, we expect you to be a little more f—ing enthusiastic,’” recalled Season 4 participant Jake Glazier. “I guess I didn’t show enough enthusiasm.”
West Coast Customs was also accused of keeping the owners’ vehicles for up to seven months, despite the show making it look like the turnaround time was quick.
Larry Hochberg, co-executive producer of Pimp My Ride, admitted that many of the items used to “pimp” the rides were removed. “Sometimes we did things for safety reasons that the kids on the show interpreted as us taking away some items,” he said.
Overall, the contestants enjoyed the experience, even if they didn’t get to speak directly to Xzibit. Martino said the rapper would say things like “time to smoke” (and he wasn’t talking about cigarettes). “He did smell of [weed]. A lot of it,” Season 6 participant Justin Dearinger revealed. “Someone did at least, I don’t know who did, but I’m pretty sure it was … you know.”
Less than a month after Kanye West’s statements on Beck’s win of Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards (Feb. 8), the Chi-town native has now issued a public apology to the “Waking Light” singer.
I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 26, 2015
I also want to publicly apologize to Bruno Mars, I used to hate on him but I really respect what he does as an artist. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 26, 2015
Taking to Twitter Thursday evening (Feb. 26), Yeezy expressed his apology in 140 characters, but also added Bruno Mars to his list of penitence.
“I also want to publicly apologize to Bruno Mars, I used to hate on him but I really respect what he does as an artist,” Ye said. The “All Day” rapper also mentioned that he would love for the “Uptown Funk” artist to sing a hook on a new song he co-produced with Diddy titled “88 Keys,” reigning in Tyler, the Creator to direct the future visual.
I also would love for Bruno to sing this hook on this song 88 Keys / Puff and I produced… I even asked Tyler to shoot the vid.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 26, 2015
It was a bit of good news/bad news earlier this week for troubled star Amanda Bynes.
On Tuesday, a Ventura County, Calif., judge dismissed her DUI case stemming from September and extended her conservatorship until a June 23 hearing, People reports.
The 28-year-old’s parents currently have control over her finances and medical needs. She would have faced probation violation charges for the DUI.
Amanda is doing well,” Bynes’ lawyer, David Esquibias, tells People. Another source tells the magazine that she and her parents are getting along and that she has her own apartment.
The news follows the actress’ release from a psychiatric facility in October. She is currently on probation for a 2012 DUI arrest.
Beyonce stepped out for lunch with Jay Z at Gracias Madre — a vegan Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif. — on Tuesday, where her denim-on-denim outfit definitely turned plenty of heads. The 33-year-old “Single Ladies” singer knotted her button-up to show off her toned stomach, but most strikingly, left the sexy shirt completely unbuttoned.
Check out her bra-less look below.
Mirjana Puhar a contestant from the hit show “America’s Next Top Model” was killed Tuesday in a triple homicide at her boyfriend’s home in Charlotte, NC according to TMZ.
Sources say Mirjana confirmed to TMZ that she was one of the 3 victims found dead in a home that belonged to Mirjana’s boyfriend. Friend went into the house, saw 2 bodies — Mirjana and the bf — and then called police to report the killings. The friend didn’t see the 3rd victim, but did see money scattered around the house.
19-year-old Mirjana was on the 21st cycle of ‘ANTM’ … which aired last year. She was eliminated from the show in the 10th episode.
Police have arrested 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel and charged him with 3 counts of 1st degree murder.
The boyfriend, Jonathan Alvarado was 23 … and the third victim was 21-year-old Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia. Our sources say Jusmar was Jonathan’s roommate and best friend. We’re told Mirjana had just moved in with the guys.
Our Mirjana source says the young model had only been with the boyfriend for a few months.
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Bulls guard Derrick Rose has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery.
Rose reported earlier in the day with right knee pain. An exam and subsequent MRI confirmed the tear.
A timetable for Rose’s return will be determined once he has surgery, the team said. The Bulls and Rose decided to fix the meniscus tear instead of cutting the damaged part out in order to elongate Rose’s career.
The 26-year-old was averaging 18.4 points and 5.0 assists in 46 games this season.
The general feeling within the organization from several team personnel Tuesday night was one of disbelief and sadness after all the rehab work Rose put in over the past two and a half seasons.
The torn meniscus is the same injury he sustained Nov. 22, 2013, against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Madonna was horse collared and yanked off a riser onto a stage feet below … all at the hands of a backup dancer.
The singer was performing Wednesday night at the Brit Awards in London, wearing an Armani cape with her back to the audience. The plan was for the backup dancer to dramatically pull the cape off of her as she revealed a sparkly outfit.
But before the pull Madonna was supposed to untie the cape strap around her neck. It was tied too tight and before it could be undone the backup dancer did his thing, pulling Madonna backwards neck first onto the stage.
She took a minute to collect herself and then went on performing.