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April 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Jaden Smith thinks that "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star Kylie Jenner is "pretty awesome. " Well, what else would a 14-year-old boy think? Wait. Don't answer that. The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and the daughter of Kardashian momager Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner have been linked since early last month. They were spotted having lunch at Café Nero in London and having a chaperoned sushi dinner at Nobu with Big Will. Both incidents were documented by papz and have led to dating rumors.
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March 1, 2014 | By Susan King
"Movie 43," the commercially unsuccessful and critically lambasted anthology comedy featuring such stars as Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Halle Berry, "won" worst picture of 2013 Saturday night at the 34th Razzie Awards ceremony at Ignited Spaces in Hollywood. The tongue-in-cheek awards show, which "honors" the worst achievement in motion pictures, is always held the night before the Academy Awards. The comedy also won worst director for its 13 directors and worst screenplay for the 19 screenwriters on the project.
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May 15, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
News that Jaden Smith wanted to be emancipated from his parents for his 15th birthday so he could get his own place to live swept the Internet earlier this week. The only problem was, it wasn't true. "I'm not going anywhere," Jaden told Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday, appearing on her show with dad Will Smith to promote their new film, "After Earth," which opens May 31. "The thing that people don't get is that everything at his house is free," the 14-year-old said, gesturing at his dad. "So I can get anything and everything that I want at his house, so I think I'm going to be there for 20, 30 more years.
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May 31, 2013 | By Susan King
Hong Kong martial arts superstar Jackie Chan has made more than 100 films, including his 1978 breakthrough, “Drunken Master,” and the “Rush Hour” trilogy of comedy-action blockbusters with Chris Tucker that have grossed nearly $900 million internationally. His defy-defying stunts have astonished audiences. But after enduring decades of severe injuries including broken and dislocated bones and a near suffocation from a throat wound on  "The Young Master," Chan announced last fall that "Chinese Zodiac 2012" would be his last martial-arts action film.
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May 31, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
In the new sci-fi movie "After Earth," the real-life father-son duo of Will and Jaden Smith play the fictional father-son duo of Cypher and Kitai Raige, two space-faring humans whose ship crashes on a perilous, long-abandoned Earth about 1,000 years in the future. Cypher suffers two broken legs, while Kitai comes out in one piece and embarks on a journey to save them. But when it comes to reviews of "After Earth," neither the elder Smith (who is also a producer on the film) nor Jaden -- nor director M. Night Shyamalan -- has emerged unscathed.
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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."
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May 29, 2013 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is known for surprise twists in his movies such as "The Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable" and "The Village" - show-stopping reveals that make you fundamentally rethink what you've been watching all along. Sony Pictures, the studio releasing the sci-fi thriller "After Earth," which arrives in more than 3,000 theaters Friday, may surprise moviegoers with a couple of twists of its own. Chief among them: that Shyamalan co-wrote and directed "After Earth. " After all, Shyamalan receives not so much as a mention in the movie's trailers, television commercials or billboards, which feature Will Smith and his son Jaden.
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July 14, 2009 | Associated Press
Jackie Chan will play the wise kung-fu master in a Hollywood-Chinese remake of the 1984 hit "The Karate Kid," a movie company publicist said Monday. Chan's young disciple in "Kung Fu Kid" will be played by Jaden Smith, the son of Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, China Film Group spokesman Weng Li said. Will Smith is one of the movie's producers. In "The Karate Kid," Pat Morita plays the iconic building handyman Mr. Miyagi, who trains one of his young tenants, portrayed by Ralph Macchio, into an accomplished fighter.
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March 1, 2014 | By Susan King
"Movie 43," the commercially unsuccessful and critically lambasted anthology comedy featuring such stars as Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Halle Berry, "won" worst picture of 2013 Saturday night at the 34th Razzie Awards ceremony at Ignited Spaces in Hollywood. The tongue-in-cheek awards show, which "honors" the worst achievement in motion pictures, is always held the night before the Academy Awards. The comedy also won worst director for its 13 directors and worst screenplay for the 19 screenwriters on the project.
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February 27, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Ken Stovitz is returning to the agency business after six years as a producer. Stovitz, who formerly was a longtime agent at Creative Artists Agency until leaving to become a partner at Will Smith's production company, has joined Paradigm as a senior agent. At the Beverly Hills based agency, Stovitz will serve on Paradigm's five-person management committee, which oversees day-to-day operations. Chief Executive Sam Gores also sits on the committee. During his tenure at Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, the company produced such movies as "Hancock" and "Seven Pounds," as well as "The Karate Kid," which starred Jaden Smith, the son of Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
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May 31, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
In the new sci-fi movie "After Earth," the real-life father-son duo of Will and Jaden Smith play the fictional father-son duo of Cypher and Kitai Raige, two space-faring humans whose ship crashes on a perilous, long-abandoned Earth about 1,000 years in the future. Cypher suffers two broken legs, while Kitai comes out in one piece and embarks on a journey to save them. But when it comes to reviews of "After Earth," neither the elder Smith (who is also a producer on the film) nor Jaden -- nor director M. Night Shyamalan -- has emerged unscathed.
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May 31, 2013 | By John Horn
Will Smith produced, costars and wrote the story for this weekend's new sci-fi adventure “After Earth.” Because the film was not shown to journalists until Wednesday night, specific information about its plot and its prospects have been elusive. What's clear is that despite advertising suggesting the contrary, the film's real star is the actor's teenage son, Jaden. But there are other questions.  PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 Here's a primer on six issues the movie raises.
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May 29, 2013 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is known for surprise twists in his movies such as "The Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable" and "The Village" - show-stopping reveals that make you fundamentally rethink what you've been watching all along. Sony Pictures, the studio releasing the sci-fi thriller "After Earth," which arrives in more than 3,000 theaters Friday, may surprise moviegoers with a couple of twists of its own. Chief among them: that Shyamalan co-wrote and directed "After Earth. " After all, Shyamalan receives not so much as a mention in the movie's trailers, television commercials or billboards, which feature Will Smith and his son Jaden.
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May 29, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
The science fiction movie "After Earth" marks a homecoming of sorts for star Will Smith, a Philadelphia native. A major portion of the Columbia Pictures movie, which opens Friday, was filmed at the new Sun Center Studios outside Philadelphia that is also not far from where director M. Night Shyamalan was raised. In "After Earth," Smith plays a general who returns to earth with his son -- played by Jaden Smith -- 1,000 years after humans have left. Although some key scenes of the film were shot in the redwoods of Northern California , as well as in Costa Rica and Utah, Sun Center Studios wasted no time touting its own ties to the movie -- and its Hollywood stars.
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May 22, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
When producers of the upcoming science fiction movie "After Earth" wanted to create an image of what the planet might look like 1,000 years in the future, location manager Dow Griffith knew just the place. He immediately thought of the mystical redwood forests in Northern California where his parents had taken him on a camping trip as a child. "I wanted to be able to evoke that sense of what the Earth would be like a thousand years after man has left, and I always felt that these enormous trees would say that in one shot," Griffith said in an interview from his Santa Monica home.
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May 15, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
News that Jaden Smith wanted to be emancipated from his parents for his 15th birthday so he could get his own place to live swept the Internet earlier this week. The only problem was, it wasn't true. "I'm not going anywhere," Jaden told Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday, appearing on her show with dad Will Smith to promote their new film, "After Earth," which opens May 31. "The thing that people don't get is that everything at his house is free," the 14-year-old said, gesturing at his dad. "So I can get anything and everything that I want at his house, so I think I'm going to be there for 20, 30 more years.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2013 | By John Horn
Will Smith produced, costars and wrote the story for this weekend's new sci-fi adventure “After Earth.” Because the film was not shown to journalists until Wednesday night, specific information about its plot and its prospects have been elusive. What's clear is that despite advertising suggesting the contrary, the film's real star is the actor's teenage son, Jaden. But there are other questions.  PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 Here's a primer on six issues the movie raises.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
The science fiction movie "After Earth" marks a homecoming of sorts for star Will Smith, a Philadelphia native. A major portion of the Columbia Pictures movie, which opens Friday, was filmed at the new Sun Center Studios outside Philadelphia that is also not far from where director M. Night Shyamalan was raised. In "After Earth," Smith plays a general who returns to earth with his son -- played by Jaden Smith -- 1,000 years after humans have left. Although some key scenes of the film were shot in the redwoods of Northern California , as well as in Costa Rica and Utah, Sun Center Studios wasted no time touting its own ties to the movie -- and its Hollywood stars.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Jaden Smith thinks that "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star Kylie Jenner is "pretty awesome. " Well, what else would a 14-year-old boy think? Wait. Don't answer that. The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and the daughter of Kardashian momager Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner have been linked since early last month. They were spotted having lunch at Café Nero in London and having a chaperoned sushi dinner at Nobu with Big Will. Both incidents were documented by papz and have led to dating rumors.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Ken Stovitz is returning to the agency business after six years as a producer. Stovitz, who formerly was a longtime agent at Creative Artists Agency until leaving to become a partner at Will Smith's production company, has joined Paradigm as a senior agent. At the Beverly Hills based agency, Stovitz will serve on Paradigm's five-person management committee, which oversees day-to-day operations. Chief Executive Sam Gores also sits on the committee. During his tenure at Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, the company produced such movies as "Hancock" and "Seven Pounds," as well as "The Karate Kid," which starred Jaden Smith, the son of Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
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