May 21, 2012 |
Will Smith, as seen in a video at the Moscow premiere of "Men in Black III," dealt a shove, an annoyed expression and a backhand slap to a Ukrainian reporter who seemed intent on enveloping the actor in his arms. Three steps farther along the red carpet, as the TMZ video shows, Smith's sunny smile was back on his face. He seemed to be making an effort to shake off the heebie jeebies from the extremely affectionate reporter. The reporter, Vitalii Sediuk, may have a weakness for celebrities.
February 27, 2013 |
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.
July 14, 2009 |
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.
May 25, 2012 |
Will Smith, star of "Men in Black 3," which opens wide today, can rap even better than he can slap. His recent backhanded smack of a reporter -- a TV personality who tries to out-Borat Borat -- was a sight to behold, but Smith's PR folks would rather put that all behind him. Ix-nay on the ap-slay, a publicist told reporters at the New York premiere of the film Wednesday, according to EW.com. Smith has been focusing on the rapping, not the slapping. He's now rapped at at least two premieres of his new movie.
March 20, 2011
SUNDAY While you're sitting there in your pajamas, sipping your morning coffee and reading this, hundreds of your fellow citizens are running from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica in the "L.A. Marathon. " The least you can do is tune in and cheer them on. (KTLA, 7 a.m.) "40 Funniest Fails" succeeds in the alliterative-title department, but the "win" stops there. Clips of unwise and tomfool-ish behavior, culled from TV and the Internet, are featured in this special hosted by comedian Julian McCullough and his puppet pal Ralphy.
October 3, 2010 |
The Karate Kid (2010) Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $34.95/$38.96 Who could've predicted back in 1984 that a corny family movie about the noble art of self-defense would become so popular that its dialogue and story-arc would enter our shared pop-culture mythology? This year's "Karate Kid" remake updates the characters and the setting, casting Jaden Smith as a 12-year-old Detroiter who moves with his single mom to Beijing and gets kung fu lessons from their apartment's handyman (played by Jackie Chan)