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!”
We’ve come so far from “Whip My Hair.”
Jaden and Willow Smith– the kids of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith — gave a joint interview to the New York Times’ T Magazine, and the results? Well, they’re exactly what anyone who follows Jaden on Twitter would expect. (Sample tweet: “I Don’t Want You Guys To Think Because I Was Born In America That I Speak And Abide By English Grammar. I Speak Jaden, Indefinitely.”)
Watch Willow Smith Play ‘Whip My Hair,’ Bring Out Jaden Smith in Brooklyn
Operating on their own reality per usual, the siblings explain their interpretations of concepts such as time, high school, energy and babies. Every single sentence from the accompanying Q&A is pretty out-there in its own way, but the buzziest exchange — channeling that one kid in your colllege Intro to Philosophy class who has life all figured out, man — may be their exploration of growing up:
“You mentioned breathing earlier, and it’s also an idea that recurs in your songs.
Willow: Breathing is meditation; life is a meditation. You have to breathe in order to live, so breathing is how you get in touch with the sacred space of your heart.
Jaden: When babies are born, their soft spots bump: It has, like, a heartbeat in it. That’s because energy is coming through their body, up and down.
Willow: Prana energy.
Jaden: It’s prana energy because they still breathe through their stomach. They remember. Babies remember.
Willow: When they’re in the stomach, they’re so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they’re shocked by this harsh world.
Jaden: By the chemicals and things, and then slowly…
Willow: As they grow up, they start losing.
Jaden: You know, they become just like us.”
Elsewhere in the chat, 16-year-old Jaden explains his thoughts on driver’s ed (“Driver’s ed? What’s up? I still haven’t been to driver’s ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can’t see how driver’s ed is really helping them out”), and 14-year-old Willow says she doesn’t care for novels (“There’re no novels that I like to read, so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it’s the best thing”).
Need just one more Smith Inspirational Quote (TM) to get you through the day? Take it away, Jaden: “I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet.”
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married for 17 years now and still going strong. Jada sat down with ExtraTV at FOX’s TCA panel and gave the secret to their successful marriage.
“Your partner has to be your best, best, friend. And he’s my best friend.”
She was asked what keeps a marriage strong and stable:
“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.”
Jada also talks about their upcoming anniversary:
“We’re going to be celebrating 20 years in two years, so we’re starting to plan now for a big 20th year.”
“Gotham” airs September 22nd on USA.
One moment Brad Pitt was signing autographs, and the next taking an apparent blow to the face.
Pitt was at the Hollywood premiere of “Maleficent,” starring his partner Angelina Jolie on Wednesday night, when a man hopped a barrier and apparently attacked the actor, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Leonard Calderon said.
The suspected attacker is 25-year-old Vitalii Sediuk, a serial troublemaker at celebrity events.
Police did not say whether Pitt was punched or slapped, just that the attacker struck him in the face.
Sediuk was arrested on suspicion of battery, police said.
Sediuk has a history of confronting celebrities at red carpet events. In 2012, he was slapped by actor Will Smith after he attempted to kiss Smith.
At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Sediuk charged the stage before singer Adele could accept her award.
Sediuk also hugged actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper around the knees at separate events earlier this year.
Most recently, he put his head up America Ferrara’s dress at the Cannes premiere of “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ last week.
After the attack Wednesday evening, Pitt and Jolie continued walking the blue carpet. Neither appeared fazed by the incident.
Today Show reports.
A Reddit user named yogaposer said, “My friend’s baby announcement is pretty fresh” as she shared a photo Monday night of a woman posing with the actor in what appears to be a coffee shop or bakery.
The woman, apparently named Emily and evidently delighted with her big news, gives the thumbs-up as she stands next to the “Men in Black” star. The Reddit post had more than 1,100 comments on Tuesday and the photo had been viewed 748,000 times.
Will Smith was living up life with his sons 21-year-old Trey and 15-year-old Jaden and former co-host and friend Alfonso Ribeiro on a trip to Dubai where they went sky diving. He had this to say on his Facebook:
I jumped with Trey and Jaden today. I kept thinking to myself, “This potentially may be the individual worst display of parenting in African-American history.
Will Smith was in the UK epromoting his latest film “After Earth” with his son Jaden on The Graham Norton Show.
Last year when he stopped by the show he performed The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme, so this year her topped that performance and surprised the audience with co-stars DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribiero, then broke out in the famous Carlton dance.
Quvenzhane Wallis is taking the lead role of new version of “Annie” scheduled for a 2014 release. Willow Smith was originally selected to star as Annie….the film will be produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z.
Lenny Kravitz has reportedly been tapped to portray Marvin Gaye in filmmaker Julien Temple’s forthcoming biopic.
The controversial British director stepped in to revive the project last year after both Cameron Crowe and F. Gary Gray abandoned plans to bring the soul legend’s life story to the big screen, and now Kravitz has been cast as the music icon, according to London newspaper The Evening Standard.
Kravitz has already proved his acting chops with small roles in “Precious” and “The Hunger Games,” but if the rumors are true, this will mark his debut as a leading man.Will Smith and Terrence Howard had previously been linked to the role.
The film, tentatively titled “Midnight Love,” will focus on Gaye’s final studio album of the same name, which was recorded in Belgium, where the singer was living in tax exile.
The biopic will be shot in Ostend – the town Gaye called home in the early 1980s.
Gaye was shot dead after an altercation with his father in 1984.