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The Word: Aunt Viv (Janet Hubert) Fires Back At The Smiths, Calls Them Out On Their Hypocrisy!

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The “blacktress” Janet Hubert is not here for the lets boycott The Oscars train being driven by Jada Pinkett Smith. Aunt Viv took to her Facebook page on MLK day to call out Jada and her husband Will Smith for what she considers bull you know what. We knew we was in for a treat when she started out her rant with “Ms thing” and “does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak ?”.

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In case you missed it, in a video posted to her Facebook page, Jada Pinkett Smith made it very clear that she and we will assume her husband Will Smith will have nothing to do with The Oscars this year. She also urged other black actors and actresses to follow her lead and do the same.

Now Jada and will are facing a lot of backlash over comments Will made about encountering race in the industry during a round-table discussion with The Hollywood Reporter. Will’s comment in question is his eluding to “racism being rare” in the industry, which understandably has people frowning at Jada and her call to boycott. Peep the interview below:

Now Jada wasn’t alone, quickly after famed director Spike Lee announced via his Instagram account he would also be boycotting The Oscars this year. Now keep in mind he did already accept his honorary Oscar already this past November. He also did touch lack of diversity in Hollywood as well at the same time. Checkout what Mr.Lee had to say on his decision to boycott below:

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#OscarsSoWhite… Again. I Would Like To Thank President Cheryl Boone Isaacs And The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences For Awarding Me an Honorary Oscar This Past November. I Am Most Appreciative. However My Wife, Mrs. Tonya Lewis Lee And I Will Not Be Attending The Oscar Ceremony This Coming February. We Cannot Support It And Mean No Disrespect To My Friends, Host Chris Rock and Producer Reggie Hudlin, President Isaacs And The Academy. But, How Is It Possible For The 2nd Consecutive Year All 20 Contenders Under The Actor Category Are White? And Let's Not Even Get Into The Other Branches. 40 White Actors In 2 Years And No Flava At All. We Can't Act?! WTF!! It's No Coincidence I'm Writing This As We Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday. Dr. King Said "There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular But He Must Take It Because Conscience Tells Him It's Right". For Too Many Years When The Oscars Nominations Are Revealed, My Office Phone Rings Off The Hook With The Media Asking Me My Opinion About The Lack Of African-Americans And This Year Was No Different. For Once, (Maybe) I Would Like The Media To Ask All The White Nominees And Studio Heads How They Feel About Another All White Ballot. If Someone Has Addressed This And I Missed It Then I Stand Mistaken. As I See It, The Academy Awards Is Not Where The "Real" Battle Is. It's In The Executive Office Of The Hollywood Studios And TV And Cable Networks. This Is Where The Gate Keepers Decide What Gets Made And What Gets Jettisoned To "Turnaround" Or Scrap Heap. This Is What's Important. The Gate Keepers. Those With "The Green Light" Vote. As The Great Actor Leslie Odom Jr. Sings And Dances In The Game Changing Broadway Musical HAMILTON, "I WANNA BE IN THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS". People, The Truth Is We Ain't In Those Rooms And Until Minorities Are, The Oscar Nominees Will Remain Lilly White. (Cont'd)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – His senior photo from Morehouse College (Class of 1948) Good morning, people. With my essay " #OscarsSoWhite …Again" that I posted yesterday, it was cut off half way through. This is the remainder of it. Please read and Thank You for your love and support for the position my wife, Ms. Tonya Lewis Lee and I have taken for the upcoming 2016 Oscars. ———————— As I Said In My Honorary Oscar Acceptance Speech, It's Easier For An African-American To Be President Of The United States Than Be President Of A Hollywood Studio. Also The United States Census Bureau Released A Report Stating White Americans Will Be A Minority In America By The Year 2044. Don't You Think It's A Wise Business Decision To Have Your Product And Workforce Reflect The Diversity Of The Greatest Country On This God's Earth? I Ask, What's The Hold Up? And Please… Don't Go To The Well And Say There Are No Qualified Minority Candidates For These Green Light Gate Keeping Positions. It's Amazing How Far Sports And Music Have Moved Ahead Of Hollywood And Television, But Maybe We Can Learn From Them Too. Your Honor, I Present Exhibit A: The National Football League's Rooney Rule. It's Named After The Late Dan Rooney, Owner Of The Pittsburgh Steelers. Mr. Rooney Was Also Chairman Of The League's Diversity Committee. The Rooney Rule States NFL Teams MUST Interview Minority Candidates For The Positions Of Head Coach And Senior Football Executives Before Hires. Since Being Put In Place Before The 2006 Season, African-American Hires Have Increased. Facebook And Pinterest Have Their Own Version Of The Rooney Rule To Hire Minorities. Why Can't Hollywood Do The Same? It's Worth The Effort Or It Will Be The Same Old Hi-Jinks. I Do Hope In My Children's Lifetime Things Will Change For The Betterment Of All Americans. A Great Diverse America. Spike Lee Filmmaker Da Republic Of Brooklyn, New York MLK Day January 18th, 2016

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Which brings us to last night, Janet Hubert, whom is affectionately known to us all as Aunt Viv from the classic 90’s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air gave her opinion on the matter. Now if you can ignore the messenger and whether or not she is “salty”, made some valid points in the video. Hubert used her best comic book filter and called out the Smith’s for being pretty much hypocrites and wasting time on a matter that no one should really care about. Hubert also brought up in her rant an incident from the past where Will Smith only looked out for his best interest instead of the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She also pointed out that Jada should be more focused on the current issues such as people dying, our boys dying, bills and the Oscar gripe just “ain’t that deep”.  See Janet’s entire video below:

Now again she makes some valid points, but we will let you voice your opinion on the matter. Do you think the blacktress is speaking the truth? Or is she still bitter about what happened to her on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air?  Let us know in the comment section below.

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Now, Pose For The Camera: Kendall Jenner Signs Willow Smith To Her Modeling Agency

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The Jenner Empire continues to make it’s mark in fashion!

This week, it has been officially announced that Kendall Jenner has signed Willow Smith to her Modeling Agency, The Society Management.

The Society Mgmt is the NYC division of Elite World & represents individuals who collaborate with prestigious international brands in arts & culture. This is indeed, a perfect fit for the young Willow as she has been killing the fashion game as of lately; appearing in fashion ads from Marc Jacobs to i-D Magazine.

Willow will joins the model likes of: Adriana Lima, Liu Wen, Kendall herself and more.

Congrats to Willow and Kendall!

Source: InStyle

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New Music: Will Smith’s Son, Trey “AcE” Smith Honors Queen Bey with “Blame It On Beyonce”

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VIBE.COM PRESENTS…AcE

The oldest son of actor Will Smith, Trey “AcE” Smith releases his debut track honoring the Queen Bey on her birthday called “Blame It On Beyonce” featuring singer DeCarlo. 

Always receiving mounds of support from his parents, Both Will and Sheree Zampino (VH1’s Hollywood Exes), his Stepmom Jada Pinkett-Smith, and his younger siblings Jaden & Willow, Trey has always had a strong love for music and with that backing of love, his family cheered him on every step of the way. Now, he’s ready to show the world what he’s really capable of, sans not being directly in the forefront as much in the past on a artist/music level. But now, he’s willing and able to take things a little further musically.

Today, Trey goes by his official stage name AcE. “Who Is AcE?,” you ask. Well, the talented ‘Master Artist’ is here to give you a full rundown of what he has in-store, and to keep the family tradition going by dropping his very first official single about King Bey herself, which he produced on his very own.

AcE says:

“Blame It On Beyoncé” – Is a song that’s inspired by the impact Beyoncé has made on pop culture. From women to fashion and music, her presence is felt everywhere. The concept of the song came about a year ago at Coachella. The festival was packed with Beyonce inspired fashion, attitude and confidence within women. A song that pays homage to power of Queen B. BLAME IT ON BEYONCÉ. Music is food for the soul and I’m grateful to be able to add to those recipes.”

Take a listen below:

https://soundcloud.com/whoisace/blame-it-on-beyonce-ace-ft-decarlo

AcE is working on his official debut project all while DJ’ing around the world. You can catch AcE in Atlantic City, New York, and Las Vegas the next couple months.

ABOUT AcE

Trey “AcE” Smith is not a DJ. He is the one others depend on to get their party started with a tapestry of beats he weaves together like no one else. But don’t be confused. Trey “AcE” Smith is NOT a DJ.
What AcE is in fact, is a master artist-in-training. It doesn’t matter that he comes from a musical lineage; AcE says he will never consider himself proficient at this thing called music “because you have to keep practicing this craft.” And along those same lines, he will never consider himself simply a DJ. The title is just too limiting. Too stifling for what he has in mind. “I want to bring light to each and every person’s soul and Iwant everyone to have an amazing time.”

An amazing time is exactly what AcE is having. Whether he’s in the studio concocting the perfect musical blends of rhythms, genres, and moods, like a scientist in his lab; or if he’s working as a symphonic conductor, guiding the music with his hands and ears as he pays attention to the tastes, energy, and pace of the crowd on the dancefloor— AcE is all about letting the music take the lead and following the journey it takes him on.

And from California to Dubai, that journey has not only helped him pump up the crowd and bring electricity to his audiences across the globe; but, these experiences have helped him discover how much he truly represents the definition of, AcE, as a person who excels. “My ability to connect with people…the way I do things…I believe my style is awesome. I’m actually at a place in my life where I can say, I’m different. I’m not like everybody else,” AcE says.

While AcE will never allow himself to only be looked upon as simply a DJ, he’s the first to tell you that if you simply must refer to him by that title, do so knowing that he is determined “to be the greatest producer and DJ to ever walk this planet.” Yet and still…don’t be confused. Trey “AcE” Smith is NOT a DJ.

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The Daily Word: Jaden Smith Deletes His Facebook Fan Page & Quits Twitter

 

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Another bites social platform dust…well, for now. 

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Son of the iconic family, The Smiths, Jaden Smith looks like he’s taking a break from social media, following right in the same footsteps as Iggy Azalea (although, she’s back now).

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If you followed the young Smithian, Jaden always gave some quite interesting quotes that would make you use that extra brain cell that may have been asleep for awhile. But we’ve always said, Jaden’s presence and mentality was quite older than his official age. It’s like he went from 17 y/o to 60 y/o in just one week.

For example:

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Yup, just let those tweetisms marinate for a minute…

We’re not sure why Jaden decided to just up and log out of the social atmosphere. According to close sources of SFPL, “Jaden is just taking a little break.”

Well, we hope he comes back and so does many of his fans.

He really did though.

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See you soon Jaden! Come back to us.

Thought?

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Childish Gambino Joins The Cast of ‘Magic Mike XXL’ [Photo]

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Childish Gambino is one of the newest stars to join the cast of MAGIC MIKE XXL and he has no problem baring it all in this sequel where he plays, you guessed it, a stripper.

Peep his new poster along with other cast posters including Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum, Adam Rodriguez, Jada Pinkett-Smith and below…

 

MAGIC MIKE XXL hits theaters nationwide on July 1st!  

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JUST IN: Jada Pinkett-Smith Is In The New ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Movie, New Poster Revealed

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Just in case you needed a little something to get you through your hump day/#WCW, a new MAGIC MIKE XXL poster has been revealed with leading lady Jada Pinkett-Smith front and center. Move over Matthew McConaughey, there’s a new boss in town and her name’s “Rome.” Jada’s character is new to the upcoming sequel and is sure to bring her own magic to the big screen. 

MAGIC MIKE XXL hits theaters nationwide on July 1st!

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Nicki Minaj ft. Soulja Boy – ‘YASSS BISH’ [SFPL Tunes]

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Taking on the populated vine antic chat of Soulja Boy‘s “YASSS BISH”, Nicki Minaj takes matters into her own hands and remixes the tune coming for a few heads like; Donald Sterling and announces that she is “Queen Bee” because she is a machine. The rapper also shouts-out Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith as mentors. Check out the track below as Nicki asks…”Fix It Jesus” *in her Phaedra voice*…

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Fashion Fly-Lights: Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett-Smith & Solange Knowles

It’s a complete FASHION Attack in these streets! Last Night, three of our favorite Fly Girls were spotted out and about and the results were pretty damn FLY! Take a look for yourself!

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[New Video Exclusive] AcE featuring Jaden & Willow – ‘Find You Somewhere’

Family first! Big brother AcE is here with his new joint with his brother and sister in tow! Jaden and Willow join in on the official dance track entitled “Find You Somewhere”, which was directed by Jada Pinkett-Smith. Could AcE be the next David Guetta? Peep after the jump to find out…

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[The FLY Review] Madagascar 3, Europe’s Most Wanted …

Paramount/DreamWorks’ Madagascar 3 (http://www.madagascarmovie.com/) hits theaters this week (June 8, 2012). Team SFPL was on hand over the weekend to partake in a screening of the film which stars Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Cedric The Entertainer. Take it from us, this is a must-see for the entire family.

This time around, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

Step into the trailer below …

 

Madagascar 3 hits Theater’s June 8th!

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