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March 10, 1996 | Kevin Thomas
Although humorous and energetic, 'A Low Down Dirty Shame" is about as routine as a private-eye action-adventure can get, but it does have a secret weapon: Jada Pinkett, a feisty and funny comedian as witty as she is pretty. As Peaches, she is a secretary extraordinaire, at once sassy and devoted to Keenen Ivory Wayans' Andre Shame, a seedy L.A. private detective.
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September 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jada Pinkett Smith is getting philosophical with age and revealing that she previously struggled with addiction. The actress and wife of megastar Will Smith turned 42 on Sept. 18, prompting her to reflect on where she's been and where she is now. "What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life," she wrote on her Facebook page. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life's inevitable obstacles.
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August 7, 1994 | Peter Rainer
Allen and Albert Hughes, the 21-year-old twin brothers who directed this 1993 movie, along with 23-year-old screenwriter Tyger Williams, are young enough to get inside the loves of Watts gangbangers without making it seem as if we're watching something taking place on another planet. Their instincts as filmmakers override their instincts as moralizers.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Jada Pinkett and Will Smith say that, despite rumors to the contrary, they are not selling their Calabasas-adjacent home, which they took seven years to build and have lived in for two. A "whisper listing" turned up a $42-million asking price, the Real Estalker claimed . Word of a possible sale revived talk of the couple divorcing. But a representative of the Smiths told the Daily Mail there had been no whispers, and the couple was staying put . The September 2011 issue of Architectural Digest featured the 25,000-square-foot home, calling it a "deeply personal" project for the pair.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jada Pinkett Smith has responded to the rumor that she has an open relationship with hubby Will Smith, dubbing it "the most persistent" rumor that has dogged them during their 16-year marriage. Asked flat-out, "Is it true?" in a sit-down with Marc Lamont Hill on HuffPost Live , Jada replied, "I think, no, I think people get that idea because Will and I are very relaxed with one another and I think because, from how I've answered questions" about how she deals with other women when it comes to being married to a superstar.  Note that the word "no" actually appears in that quote, though it was hardly the highlight of the sentence.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jada Pinkett Smith is getting philosophical with age and revealing that she previously struggled with addiction. The actress and wife of megastar Will Smith turned 42 on Sept. 18, prompting her to reflect on where she's been and where she is now. "What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life," she wrote on her Facebook page. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life's inevitable obstacles.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Michael Kors' show at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday brought out a Hollywood A-list of a front row: Michael Douglas, Zoe Saldana, Hilary Swank and Jada Pinkett Smith with daughter Willow, along with Broadway star and onetime "30 Rock" guest star Cheyenne Jackson and actress Paz Vega. [Cut] Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore found the Kors collection a bit rough, terming the aesthetic "haute road crew. " [Los Angeles Times] Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus was spotted at Rachel Zoe's show.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Jada Pinkett and Will Smith say that, despite rumors to the contrary, they are not selling their Calabasas-adjacent home, which they took seven years to build and have lived in for two. A "whisper listing" turned up a $42-million asking price, the Real Estalker claimed . Word of a possible sale revived talk of the couple divorcing. But a representative of the Smiths told the Daily Mail there had been no whispers, and the couple was staying put . The September 2011 issue of Architectural Digest featured the 25,000-square-foot home, calling it a "deeply personal" project for the pair.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Though he's not yet even a teenager, Jaden Smith appears as dedicated to his craft as a seasoned pro, putting in the hard hours to make his characters believable. For his starring role as Dre in the loose remake of "The Karate Kid," opening June 11, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith spent three months training in the martial arts in Los Angeles and then worked at it an additional four months in Beijing, where the film was shot last year. "Now, I'm doing it again," says the poised Jaden, 11, who appeared opposite his father in 2006's "The Pursuit of Happyness" as well as 2008's " The Day the Earth Stood Still."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2009 | By Patrick Pacheco
At the start of the new musical "Fela!," protagonist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti welcomes the audience to a concert at what was known in Lagos, Nigeria in the late 1970s as the Shrine, an enclosure of corrugated tin and barbed wire. Re-created on the Eugene O'Neill Theatre stage, the Shrine throbs with scantily clad dancers and carries the scent of rebellion. The Nigerian military boot has just come down hard on the pop star and his followers in his self-declared "Republic of Kalakuta." "It's so good to see so many of you here . . . considering how dangerous this neighborhood is. And how dangerous we are," says actor Sahr Ngaujah as Fela, with an insouciant wink, toking on a doobie and prowling the stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of Will Smith, is addressing those open-marriage rumors again - less than two weeks after chatting about it on HuffPost Live. Now, the Ministry heard a "no" the first time around when Pinkett Smith was asked flat-out, "Is it true?" but we appear to have been in the minority. So much so that Jada took to Facebook over the weekend to try to explain herself, framing her comments as a discussion of trust and love. Or, as she put it, TRUST and LOVE. Can you hear her now?
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Michael Kors' show at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday brought out a Hollywood A-list of a front row: Michael Douglas, Zoe Saldana, Hilary Swank and Jada Pinkett Smith with daughter Willow, along with Broadway star and onetime "30 Rock" guest star Cheyenne Jackson and actress Paz Vega. [Cut] Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore found the Kors collection a bit rough, terming the aesthetic "haute road crew. " [Los Angeles Times] Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus was spotted at Rachel Zoe's show.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Though he's not yet even a teenager, Jaden Smith appears as dedicated to his craft as a seasoned pro, putting in the hard hours to make his characters believable. For his starring role as Dre in the loose remake of "The Karate Kid," opening June 11, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith spent three months training in the martial arts in Los Angeles and then worked at it an additional four months in Beijing, where the film was shot last year. "Now, I'm doing it again," says the poised Jaden, 11, who appeared opposite his father in 2006's "The Pursuit of Happyness" as well as 2008's " The Day the Earth Stood Still."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2009 | By Patrick Pacheco
At the start of the new musical "Fela!," protagonist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti welcomes the audience to a concert at what was known in Lagos, Nigeria in the late 1970s as the Shrine, an enclosure of corrugated tin and barbed wire. Re-created on the Eugene O'Neill Theatre stage, the Shrine throbs with scantily clad dancers and carries the scent of rebellion. The Nigerian military boot has just come down hard on the pop star and his followers in his self-declared "Republic of Kalakuta." "It's so good to see so many of you here . . . considering how dangerous this neighborhood is. And how dangerous we are," says actor Sahr Ngaujah as Fela, with an insouciant wink, toking on a doobie and prowling the stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
You would think that into a vacuum, greatness would rush. At a time when so many groundbreaking shows -- "ER," "The Shield," "Battlestar Galactica," "Boston Legal" -- have triumphantly concluded, you would imagine networks killing themselves to come up with the next innovation. Instead we get "HawthoRNe."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Jada Pinkett Smith -- actress, producer, headbanger and wife to the most popular movie star in the world -- is zeroing in on her discomfort zone. As the lead of TNT's new medical drama, "HawthoRNe," in which she plays the chief nursing officer of a Richmond, Va., hospital, the petite actress is making a rare solo turn.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
You would think that into a vacuum, greatness would rush. At a time when so many groundbreaking shows -- "ER," "The Shield," "Battlestar Galactica," "Boston Legal" -- have triumphantly concluded, you would imagine networks killing themselves to come up with the next innovation. Instead we get "HawthoRNe."
NEWS
March 10, 1996 | Kevin Thomas
Although humorous and energetic, 'A Low Down Dirty Shame" is about as routine as a private-eye action-adventure can get, but it does have a secret weapon: Jada Pinkett, a feisty and funny comedian as witty as she is pretty. As Peaches, she is a secretary extraordinaire, at once sassy and devoted to Keenen Ivory Wayans' Andre Shame, a seedy L.A. private detective.
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