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Janet Hubert To Will Smith: 'I'm Tired. Let's Come Together And End This 21-Year Saga'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 6:00 PM
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We've covered the Janet Hubert/Will Smith/Fresh Prince of Bel Air controversy before, so I won't even bother rehashing. I think we are all somewhat familiar with the public battle between Janet Hubert, Will Smith and NBC, that led to the recasting of the role of Aunt Vivian, in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's fourth season, in the mid-1990s, and all the drama that's since followed.

Will Smith's 'Independence Day' Step-Son Will Take Over In Sequels...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2013 5:04 PM
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”The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back [...] And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that’s 20 or 25 years [...] It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane [...] It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it’s a little bit like the sons take over [...] The first one ends on a little success, but only enough to give the humans hope. And then in the second one they free themselves again [from the aliens].”
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The Truth Comes Out! Will Smith Reveals The Real Reason Why He Rejected 'Django'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 25, 2013 10:58 AM
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First, as I said when I reviewed the script for Django Unchained in the spring of 2011, after it was first announced that Will Smith was Quentin Tarantino's first choice to play Django...:
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Will Smith's 'Colossus: The Forbin Project' Adaptation Hires 'Men In Black' Scribe To Rework Script

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2013 1:43 PM
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This is one of about 30 different projects on Will Smith's slate of films to come. The man just continues to stack them up!
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Will Smith Is Searching For Talented, Undiscovered TV Writers (Entry Deadline Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2013 12:30 PM
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I had absolutely no idea this was happening. I just happened to stumble across it on my Facebook feed. I'm surprised there wasn't an official public announcement made; unless there was, and we just didn't get the memo, although we rarely miss stuff like this.
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'Danger Is Real. Fear Is A Choice' - New 'After Earth' Poster Surfaces

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2013 10:12 AM
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Here's a poster for After Earth - the Will Smith, Jaden Smith sci-fi adventure directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Will Smith Explains Why Willow Smith Dropped Out Of 'Annie' Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 7:04 PM
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In case you missed the announcement last week, Willow Smith, who was to star in the upcoming Annie remake that Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and James Lassiter are producing, with Jay-Z (also one of the film's producers) scoring, is no longer going to star in the film.

Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment Developing New Crime Dramas For Cinemax, Fox

  • By Courtney
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  • November 29, 2012 7:31 PM
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Continuing to expand his Overbrook Entertainment empire, Will Smith has reportedly teamed up with Black List writer Chad St. John to develop 2 new drama series for Cinemax and Fox.

New On DVD/Blu-ray: 'Sparkle' Revisited + Will Smith's 'MIB3'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2012 1:04 PM
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Tarantino Reveals All 6 Actors Who Were In The Running To Star In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2012 11:11 PM
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