The cast of Girls Trip are working the press circuit, since their movie is going to battle with Dunkirk this weekend. Jada Pinkett Smith was busy appearing on Watch What Happens Live last night, sipping a cocktail and fake asking, “A key party? What’s that?!”. On the West Coast, Jada’s co-star Tiffany Haddish took to Jimmy Kimmel Live to share how she got high and went on a Groupon date with America’s most famous certainly-not-swinging couple: Continue reading
While promoting Girls Trip during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night, Jada Pinkett Smith was asked about the “craziest rumor” she’s heard about her family. Now, you might think the craziest rumor about the Pinkett Smiths is that they’re secret Scientologists. But that’s not really that unbelievable when you remember some of the stuff that has been said in the past by Jaden Smith.
So, will Aladdin have to rub a closet door in order to summon him?
Live-action remakes of beloved animated films make bank, so pretty much all of Disney’s properties are being redone with humans. A Guy Ritchie-directed, live-action adaption of Aladdin is coming at you across the desert sands. The magic carpet (and Jasmine’s harem pants) will probably be CGI, but everyone else will have a pulse! Two relative unknowns (who will get paid dick because they’re newbies) have been cast as star-crossed lovers Aladdin and Jasmine. They obviously cast two nobodies who they don’t have to pay that much, so they can cover The Fresh Prince’s assuredly exorbitant salary. Will Smith has definitively signed on to play the Genie. Someone in Movie Star Heaven give Robin Williams a hug. I’m looking at you, Princess Leia. Continue reading
Jessica Chastain is no stranger to keeping it real (example: her rolling her eyes in response to Johnny Depp’s lazy earpiece acting). Jessica served as a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival, and when it comes to female characters, she wasn’t exactly thrilled with the movies she saw.
The annual Cannes amfAR Gala for AIDS research was held last night, and it’s an event that truly brings out the best attempts in fashion. This is what Nicki Minaj looked like, and I love it all. The Morticia Addams hair paired with the un-dead boudoir eleganza from Roberto Cavalli and the ten pounds of diamonds makes her look like Vampira’s money-hungry hustler sister Scampira. Watch out, rich dudes – she’ll suck the life out of you and your bank account!
We learned last year that Disney’s live-action Aladdin movie would be “nontraditional” and directed by Guy Ritchie. Well, it’s not going to stray that far away from tradition; there will still be a genie in a lamp, and Deadline says that genie might be played by Will Smith. An all-knowing cosmic human-like magical creature? Are we sure they want Will and not Jaden?
Deadline has been told that Will Smith is currently in talks to play the genie, whose name is simply Genie, like Cher or Madonna. Will had also been in talks to appear in the live-action Dumbo movie, but he never ended up signing on. He may not sign on to Aladdin either. It’s scheduled to shoot for a long six months, and Deadline thinks that could possibly be a deal breaker for Will. Oh, I’m sure it will be fine. Just as long as he has a strong internet connection so he can convince the crew he’s having twice-daily FaceTime sex on his iPad with Jada Pinkett Smith.
The original Genie was voiced to perfection by Robin Williams, and anyone who takes that role should be prepared to hear “Okay, but he’s no Robin” at least six hundred times. But I think Will is a great choice. When I was a kid, I thought Genie always looked like a cross between a Smurf and Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince. Since the real Uncle Phil is up in Heaven with Robin, they might as well get the next closest thing.
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