Will Smith’s precocious daughter, Willow, 12, once famously said school was not a top priority for her. But just days later, the “Whip My Hair” singer revealed her struggle with illiteracy when she couldn’t pronounce the word ‘congratulates’ during an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park.
In an interview with Vulture, Will Smith now says Willow sees the importance of going to school and hanging out with her friends.
Willow was spotted hanging out with friends in NYC on Thursday, May 30, after spending the morning helping her father and brother, Jaden Smith, promote their new flick “After Earth”.
Will Smith, right, and his son Jaden, 14, attended game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals NBA playoff game between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls on Wednesday at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Heat defeated the Bulls 94-91 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals game against either the Knicks or the Pacers. Indiana has a 3-1 lead over the hapless Knicks in their best-of-seven series. The elimination game is tonight at 8 p.m. EST on TNT.
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Yesterday the Internet was abuzz with the news that Will Smith said his 14-year-old son Jaden asked for permission to be an emancipated minor.
Will made the statements in a recent interview in Tokyo. He said he approved Jaden’s request to be emancipated from his parents so he could move into his own house on 15th birthday in July.
But today, Jaden is laughing off the comments made by his father (who people sometimes forget is a comedian).
Actor Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith continue their world tour to promote their latest film ‘After Earth’ in Japan at Tokyo Skytree on Wednesday, May 1.
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Singer Kelly Rowland stretched her legs as she lounged on Miami beach in Florida over the weekend. Rowland, who is rarely seen alone, relaxed on the beach by herself until a friend came along and gave her a peck on the lips. I don’t think Rowland’s longtime boyfriend/manager Tim Weatherspoon has anything to worry about though.
Will Smith loves the kids. The father of 3 made a surprise appearance at an assembly for A+ students at a school in London on Monday. When Smith launched into an acapella version of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song, the audience of school girls went nuts. Smith was in Europe with his son Jaden Smith, the opening act for pop singer Justin Bieber during his 4 night stand at London’s 02 Arena.
Watch the video after the break.
Not to be outdone by troubled music producer Kanye West and his odd collection of face masks, pop idol Justin Bieber wore a trendy gas mask during a stop at the appropriate named Acne Studios in London today. Celebrity fashion blog Upscale Hype suggests that Kanye is starting a new fashion trend with his face masks. West was seen wearing a Maison Martin Margiela crystal mask in Atlantic City, NJ, and a red ski mask in Paris, France last week. And rapper A$AP Rocky donned a black ski mask at the Y-3 Fall/Winter 2013 show during New York Fashion Week. It remains to be seen if the face mask fad catches on with Kanye’s fans.