Talented ten-year-old Willow Smith watched by proud parents as she shoots new music video

Talented ten-year-old Willow Smith

There’s just no stopping pint-sized music phenomenon Willow Smith.

The ten-year-old daughter of Hollywood royalty Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has been in front of the cameras again – this time causing a stir on the set of her new music video for her latest single 21st Century Girl.

The super-confident youngster was strutting her stuff on the brightly coloured set under the watchful gaze of her famous parents as well as film-star brother, Jaden.

Whip it up: The ten-year-old daughter of Hollywood royalty Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has been in front of the cameras again – this time causing a stir on the set of her new music video in Down Town Los Angeles

Her new single, will follow hot on the heels of her smash hit Whip My Hair. And if these pictures are anything to go by, the video will be every bit as energetic as her debut. Read the rest of this entry »


Will Smith And Sons At Teen Choice Awards

Actor Will Smith and sons Trey Smith,15,Jaden Smith,10, attended the 2008 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on August 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Will’s older son Trey is from a previous relationship with actress Sheree Smith, while Will’s younger son is with actress Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Will Smith: A Dads Pride

My children Trey, Jaden and Willow are the biggest sources of inspiration. I love them like nothing else. They inspire me to act and that makes me Will Smith. They are my critic and they are my fans. They are my life and of course my wife, who is the proud mother to my lovely little cute children.~Will Smith on how his kids inspire him

Will Smith’s Superpowers Still Work

Will Smith did Hancock a solid.

Smith has star-powered the poorly reviewed superhero hybrid to a $66 million opening weekend, and a No. 1 finish, according to Exhibitor Relations estimates today.

WALL-E, last weekend’s champ, stayed strong, grossing another $33.4 million, but finished a distant second.

Hancock goes down as Smith’s seventh straight movie to open No. 1. If you count Shark Tale, the 2004 animated comedy, as a Smith movie, his streak stands at eight straight.

Overall, Hancock has grossed $107.3 million since “previewing” on Tuesday night and “opening” on Wednesday.

Looking strictly at the movie’s first five days, Wednesday-Sunday, Hancock took in $100.4 million, per Box Office Mojo stats, far behind the pace of this summer’s two leading movies, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($152 million) and Iron Man ($112.1 million).

Among Smith movies, Hancock becomes his top Fourth of July opener, a testament to the star’s drawing power, yes, but also inflation.

Run the movie math (divide the opening weekend gross by the average ticket price), and the numbers show Independence Day, Smith’s signature Fourth of July hit, sold nearly two million more tickets in its opening weekend in 1996 than Hancock did this weekend.

It’s actually better not to run the movie math. Not if you want to enjoy the holiday weekend to the fullest.

Other box office notes:

* Where WALL-E remained hot and pushed its two-weekend total to $128.1 million, Angelina Jolie’s Wanted (third place, $20.6 million; $90.8 million overall) cooled off considerably, with business down 60 percent.
* In its third weekend, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, the critically praised Abigail Breslin family film, opened wide and died—a doll-sized $3.6 million (eighth place) off nearly 1,850 screens.
* Speaking of the dearly departed, Mike Myers’ The Love Guru ($1.7 million) dropped out of the Top 10 after just two weekends.
* Looking on the bright side of a big giant bomb, The Love Guru, at $29.3 million overall, is the highest-grossing Justin Timberlake movie of all time. As long as you don’t count Shrek the Third as a Justin Timberlake movie. Which you really shouldn’t.
* The 1990s-nostalgia trip The Wackness, starring Drake & Josh’s Josh Peck, was the star in limited release, grossing $145,064 at six theaters. Its per-screen average of $24,177 was the tops for any movie of the weekend.
* Despite three movies taking in more than $20 million, the Hancock-led Fourth of July was 4 percent smaller than last year’s Transformers-led Fourth of July. The setback set 2008’s overall business once again behind 2007’s.

Here’s a recap of the top-grossing weekend films based on Friday-Sunday estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:

1. Hancock, $66 million
2. WALL-E, $33.4 million
3. Wanted, $20.6 million
4. Get Smart, $11.1 million
5. Kung Fu Panda, $7.5 million
6. The Incredible Hulk, $5 million
7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $3.9 million
8. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, $3.6 million
9. Sex and the City, $2.3 million
10. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, $2 million

Will Smith And Family Attend Hancock Premiere

Actor Will Smith and his family sons Trey Smith, actor Jaden Smith, and daughter actress Willow Smith and wife actress Jada Pinkett Smith attended the Premiere of Sony Pictures’ movie ‘Hancock’ on June 30, 2008.

Famous Friends (and Naomi Campbell) Fete Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday bash isn’t until Friday, but celebs are already flocking to London to fete the former South African president.

Will Smith (who’s emceeing Friday’s event) and Jada Pinkett Smith were just two boldfaced names in attendance at a prebirthday dinner party held in Hyde Park. Also on the list: Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Forest Whitaker, Kim Cattrall and Denzel Washington.

And yes, Naomi Campbell will be in the house on Friday.

Despite reports that the birthday boy had banned the supermodel from introducing some of the performers after her airport arrest, her rep says that was never the plan.

“To my knowledge, she has always just been a guest,” he told E! News.

One trainwreck who is allowed on stage at the soiree? Amy Winehouse. The troubled singer is slated to sing, as well as Leona Lewis, Queen and Annie Lennox.

It will be Amy’s first performance since her hospitalization last week.

Will Smith Newsweek “Most Powerful Man In Hollywood”

Will Smith was named Most Powerful Man in Hollywood by Newsweek Magazine. Smith made more than $20 million per film, with his movies earning box-office sales of more than $5 billion across the Globe.
photo by Rex