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Will Smith

Will Smith has had a mostly steady career in music and movies since breaking onto the scene in the 1980s as the Fresh Prince. As a student growing up in West Philadelphia, Smith teamed up with friend Jeff Townes and formed DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The group's biggest hit was "Parents Just Don't Understand," which earned them the first Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Smith went on to star in NBC's "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," which was loosely based on his life. He also met his wife Jada Pinkett through the show. Smith continued in music as a solo artist with the albums "Big Willie Style," "Willennium," "Born to Reign" and "Lost and Found." But Smith's biggest success has been i... Show more »
Will Smith has had a mostly steady career in music and movies since breaking onto the scene in the 1980s as the Fresh Prince. As a student growing up in West Philadelphia, Smith teamed up with friend Jeff Townes and formed DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The group's biggest hit was "Parents Just Don't Understand," which earned them the first Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Smith went on to star in NBC's "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," which was loosely based on his life. He also met his wife Jada Pinkett through the show. Smith continued in music as a solo artist with the albums "Big Willie Style," "Willennium," "Born to Reign" and "Lost and Found." But Smith's biggest success has been in films. With so many summer blockbusters under his belt, including "Independence Day" and "Men in Black," Fourth of July weekend has been nicknamed Big Willie Weekend. Smith shows his range in more dramatic films such as "Six Degrees of Separation," "Ali" and "The Pursuit of Happyness." He has received Oscar nominations for "Ali" and "Happyness." « Show less

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  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Finale freestyling

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Finale freestyling
    Finale week of Season 19 has come upon us, ballroom fans! Stars we had never heard of have now become like close friends, and the coveted Mirrorball trophy has sparkled its way into the glitterverse orbit. The four remaining couples danced two dances in the first part of this two-night event: A judges’ choice “do-over” and the highly anticipated, make-it-or-break it freestyle dance, in which all rules go out the window, anything goes, and the stars and pros can really let loose.
  • Jaden's 'Cool Tape': Decoded

    Jaden's 'Cool Tape': Decoded
    After an um ... unorthodox ... interview with the New York Times Magazine earlier this week, teen philosopher/Fresh Prince of Calabasas Jaden Smith released his newest mixtape “Cool Tape Vol. 2” on Wednesday via a free app called “The...

    Jaden Smith, Willow Smith are way more evolved than you will ever be

    Jaden Smith, Willow Smith are way more evolved than you will ever be
    Jaden Smith and Willow Smith have spoken -- and we are not worthy. The pearls of wisdom the celebrity siblings, age 16 and 14, respectively, laid down in an interview for the New York Times' T Magazine are of the type rarely witnessed on this mortal...

    Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw turns herself into a rock star who breaks away from the mold

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw was lured in by the toxic momager-daughter relationship in "Beyond the Lights" but stayed for the "without sounding too cheesy the self-love story, learning to love who you are," she says. "For me, that's sort of the biggest journey...

    Q&A: Baltimore native Jada Pinkett Smith revels in villainy on 'Gotham'

    Riddle me this, riddle me that: Who's afraid of Fish Mooney's big bad bat? Baseball bat, that is. Answer: All of the classic Batman thugs. In Fox's new show "Gotham" (8 p.m. Mondays), Jada Pinkett Smith plays the bat-wielding, newcomer mob boss who'...