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Pedro Almodóvar, Will Smith, Jessica Chastain and Fan Bingbing at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival Jury photocall - Cannes, France - Wednesday 17th May 2017

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Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will Smith, Willow Smith, Jaden , Trey - Celebrities attend VH1's 'Dear Mama' Held at St. Bartholomew's Church - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Will Smith - Warner Bros. Presents "The Big Picture", An Exclusive Presentation Highlighting The Summer Of 2016 And Beyond held at The Colosseum Inside Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Will Smith , Cara Delevingne - 2016 CinemaCon Warner Bros Pictures Red Carpet Arrivals at Caesar's Palace Resort and Casino at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Will Smith - Will Smith on the film set of 'Collateral Beauty' - Manhattan, New York, United States - Thursday 31st March 2016

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Will Smith - Will Smith and Naomie Harris filming scenes for the movie 'Collateral Beauty' on location in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Heights - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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Will Smith , Henry Cavill - New York premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' at Radio City Music Hall - Arrivals at Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Will Smith - New York premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' at Radio City Music Hall - Arrivals at Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Will Smith , Henry Cavill - New York premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' at Radio City Music Hall - Arrivals at Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Will Smith , Henry Cavill - NY Premiere of Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice at Radio City Music Hall - New York, New York, United States - Monday 21st March 2016

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Will Smith - Will Smith on the set of Collateral Beauty - Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 1st March 2016

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Will Smith - Will Smith at BBC Radio 2 studios in London at BBC Radio 2 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 29th January 2016

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First 'Suicide Squad' Trailer Debuts At Comic Con And Leaves Fans Wanting More


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Suicide Squad may have another month of filming left, but that didn't stop the movie’s stars as well as director David Ayer from taking a road trip to Comic Con this weekend, to wet fan’s appetites for the highly anticipated super-villain flick.

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Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Common, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholz, Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje and Karen Fukuhara were all in attendance for the film’s panel on Saturday, with Joker Jared Leto the only noticeable absentee.

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David Ayer Promises 'Suicide Squad' Fans That Plot "Surprises" Are Intact


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There’s been quite a number of photos and teasers over the last month or so from the set of Suicide Squad that have been endlessly pored over, but director David Ayer has assured fans that they haven’t given anything away and that there’s still surprises to come.

The Warner Bros.-backed movie wrapped up shooting on the streets of Toronto last week, and the 47 year old director took to Twitter to say that the surprises that the film has in store for fans remain intact, and have not been compromised in any way by the large amount of material already in the public arena.

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Has Jaden Smith Landed The Lead Role In 'Static Shock'?


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His father has recently been cast as ‘Deadshot’ in the upcoming Warner Bros project Suicide Squad, and now it looks as if Jaden Smith is set to follow in his footsteps by landing a DC comic books adapation of his own. The 16 year old is rumoured to have been cast as the lead in the forthcoming flick Static Shock, though this has not yet been confirmed.

Actor Tyler James Williams let the rumour slip in a video interview with the blog ‘Flicks and the City’ on YouTube. “There aren’t many young black comic book superheroes,” Williams said when talking about the demographic make-up of blockbuster movies, and added, “it’s great to seeStatic Shock is happening with Jaden.”

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First Pics Of 'Suicide Squad' Cast Revealed


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DC Comics fans, stop what you’re doing and pay attention! Suicide Squad director David Ayers has shared the first official photographs of the main cast in full costume on Twitter, including Will Smith as Deadshot.

The movie, whose release is still fifteen months away, concerns a motley crew of supervillains who conduct covert operations on behalf of the US government in exchange for receiving cuts to the lengths of their prison sentences. Ayer's photos are the first opportunity for fans of the comic books to get a flavour of the visual aesthetics that the director will be bringing to the picture.

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David Ayer Releases First Photo Of The 'Suicide Squad' Team In Costume


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While the Avengers are busy taking over cinemas across the globe, there's something else happening in the world of superheroes (and villains) - David Ayer has just revealed the first image of the cast of Suicide Squad in costume, reports Variety. And here it is:

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'Independence Day 2' Lands Vivica A. Fox


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He may not have been able to secure the services of Will Smith, but director Roland Emmerich has at least manage to secure the services of Smith’s on-screen wife Vivica A. Fox to reprise her role for the Independence Day sequel.

The director made the announcement via Twitter that Fox would be reappearing as her character Jasmine from the 1996 blockbuster. Fox has enjoyed a revival in her fortunes in the last couple of years, coming off a high-profile performance in the so-bad-that-it’s-good Sharknado 2: The Second One.

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Vivica A Fox will reprise her original role in 'Independence Day 2'

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Jada Pinkett Smith To Leave 'Gotham' After End Of First Season


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Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed that she won’t be returning for the second series of ‘Gotham’. During a Friday morning appearance on ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’, the actress was asked whether she would be continuing her role on the hit Fox show.

“I don’t think so, no. I signed for a year, and the year is up. But, there are some great things coming ahead on ‘Gotham’: believe you me, there’s a lot of good stuff coming.” In response to Smith’s revelation, the show’s producers released a statement about her character Fish Mooney’s storyline.

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Jada Pinkett Smith will apparently leave 'Gotham' after one season

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Will Smith Is NOT A Scientologist, Claims Former Senior Exec


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Contrary to popular belief, Will Smith is not a Scientologist. That’s according to a former Scientology senior executive in a new interview ahead of the anticipated documentary movie about the controversial religion.

In a conversation with The Daily Beast, former executive director of Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs Mike Rinder and journalist Tony Ortega, who has reported on the religion for almost twenty years, both flatly denied that the blockbuster star was a card-carrying member of the church. “Will Smith is not a Scientologist,” they both plainly stated.

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Will Smith, pictured above at the premiere of 'Focus', is not a Scientologist as widely believed

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'Focus' Falls Short Of Expectations At Box-Office, But Still Snags No.1


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Focus topped the weekend box-office despite falling a little short of expectations. The Will Smith action-comedy flick took $19.1 million to snatch the No.1 spot away from Fifty Shades of Grey though analysts had predicted the move would earn between $21 million to $23 million.

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It led to some debate that Smith's star power was beginning to wane, though Focus received mainly positive reviews and represents a far greater success story than After Earth - the actor's last movie considered one of the worst movie of all time. Focus cost just $50.1 million to produce and should recoup that figure once it expands abroad.

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Can Will Smith Reboot His Career With A Slow Starter Like "Focus?"


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The votes are pretty much unanimous - the thing to see this weekend is Focus, an action drama starring Will Smith (of all people). It has singlehandedly ended the reign of Fifty Shades of Grey and topped the box office with a $19.1 million. 

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Will Smith in Focus.

Even so, this still counts as one of the worst opening weekends of Will Smith's career and a pretty slow start for the March box office overall. The Warner Bros. movie, co-starring up-and-coming actress Margot Robbie, did topple Fifty Shades of Grey, which had placed No. 1 for two consecutive weekends. On the subject of toppling Fifty Shades, Kingsman: The Secret Service also pulled ahead of the R-rated romance this weekend.

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Will Smith's 'Focus' Replaces 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' On Top Of US Box Office After $6.4 Million Friday


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If you’d been wondering what it would take to knock Fifty Shades Of Grey off the top of the US box office, it turns out the answer was Will Smith. Smith returned to the big screen this weekend in con-man comedy Focus, which managed to steal the No. 1 spot from Fifty Shades which had been dominating theatres since its Valentine’s release’

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The comedy, which co-stars Margot Robbie now looks set to take around $20 by the end of the weekend, according to the Hollywood Reporter, after pulling in $6.4 million on its opening Friday. The film is something of a return to form for Smith who suffered a career blow when After Earth bombed in 2012.

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'Focus' Starring Will Smith Teaches The Art Of The Con


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To follow up their hit comedy Crazy Stupid Love, writer-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have merged the con-artist heist thriller with the romantic-comedy genre; a move that was Will Smith's first encouragement with getting involved with the movie.

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Will Smith and Margot Robbie star in 'Focus'

Will Smith was drawn to the material both because of the filmmakers and the subject matter. "When I read Focus it was so interesting because it's so many different kinds of movie," he said. "Glenn and John completely ignore genre, so it's a heist film but then it will be a bizarre comedy for awhile and then it's really serious and there is great action. And then there's a wonderful love story in the centre of the film. We would be in scenes sometimes and we would be like, 'This is serious right?' and they'd be like, 'Yeah, but have fun with it.'"

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Focus Review


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A very odd blend of caper action, dark drama and romantic comedy, this slickly made con-artist romp never quite finds its stride. There's a merciful vein of sharp wit in the script, thanks to writer-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love) and a spiky performance from Margot Robbie. But Will Smith's presence leaves everything feeling rather tame, compromising his character by making him a nice-guy crook rather than the unpredictable black-comedy protagonist he really should have been.

It opens as the wide-eyed Jess (Robbie) approaches veteran grifter Nicky (Smith) about learning the art of the con. She follows him to New Orleans for some major pickpocketing and double-crossing in the run-up to a big football championship, but Nicky unceremoniously dumps her afterwards. Three years later, they meet again in Buenos Aires, where both appear to be running scams centred around the Formula One team owned by Garriga (Rodrigo Santoro), who's never far from his right-hand goon (Gerald McRaney). With help from his old pal Farhad (Adrian Martinez), Nicky sets out to run his sting. But Jess is a distraction, and the stakes are too high for him to take his eye off the game.

While it's one of the running gags, Nicky's soft centre is a serious problem here, making the movie feel like a vanity project for Smith, who seems far too determined to be sympathetic. (Ficarra and Requa know how to make an anti-hero likeable: see Bad Santa.) Instead, Smith is a jarring combination of beefy physicality, fast-talking thievery and squidgy emotions. Robbie is able to more effectively merge Jess' gung-ho personality with her gleeful criminality, but when they're both together on-screen it's impossible not to feel like everything about the characters' relationship is a big con. So we wait for the script to reveal its clever twists and turns. But they're surprisingly few and oddly inconsequential.

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Will Smith Returns To Form With Exciting, Sensual 'Focus'


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Last week we reported on an interview that Will Smith had given to Esquire in which he reflected on the commercial and critical disaster of After Earth - the 2013 science-fiction film that starred Smith and his son Jaden as humans settled on a new world, Nova Prime.

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"'Wild Wild West' was less painful than 'After Earth' because my son was involved in 'After Earth,' and I led him into it. That was excruciating," mused Smith.

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Why Will Smith "Feels Weird" When People Call Him Attractive


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Although Will Smith has many adoring female fans, the 46-year-old actor doesn't look at himself as an attractive man, especially when he is compared to the likes of his fellow Hollywood stars, including Denzel Washington.

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Will Smith recently discussed being considered a sex symbol

While appearing on Tuesday's episode (Feb 24th) of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote his new film 'Focus,' Will spoke about why it "feels weird" to be considered a sex symbol and working on his fitness for his latest flick.

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For The Record: Will Smith Hated 'After Earth' Too


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After Earth briefly threatened to derail Will Smith's status as one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. Sure, he's had failures before but this one was one of the poorly executed projects in a long, long time.

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"Calling After Earth the worst film ever made may be overstating things, but it's a disaster zone of Chernobyl-esque proportions," said one critic at the time.

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Will Smith Hints At The Release Of New Music With Kanye West


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Will Smith has made his fans go into a frenzy after recently hinting that he may end his ten-year-long hiatus from the music scene and release some new material in the not too distant future. The 46-year-old actor's last studio album was 2005's 'Lost and Found.'

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Smith teases fans about possibly releasing new music

While taking part in a press conference in London for a special screening of his new film, 'Focus,' the 46-year-old actor revealed that he has been in the recording studio with none other than Kanye West and has even been taking advise from his 16-year-old son Jaden.

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Will Smith Opens Up About First Major Box Office Flop 'After Earth': "A Thing Got Broken In My Mind"


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It could be argued that any movie starring Will Smith was guaranteed the No.1 spot at the box office, especially since his films have grossed over $6.6 billion worldwide, but this all changed after his 2013 sci-fi flick 'After Earth' was a critical and financial flop in North America.

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Smith was mentally effected by the poor performance of 'After Earth'

During a press conference on Sunday (Feb 8th) at The Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, California, for his upcoming film 'Focus,' Smith spoke candidly about being mentally unnerved after his first box office failure, which co-starred his son Jaden.

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Focus Trailer


While sitting at the bar of a hotel lobby one night, a man catches a glimpse of an attractive young woman and goes over to introduce himself. That man is Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) and that woman is Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie). When the two go back to Barrett's room for the night, a gunman attacks Spurgeon, demanding all of his money. The problem is, Spurgeon is a seasoned conman, and is able to quickly sniff out a scam when it arises. After imparting both Barrett and her assailant with some lessons in the art of conning, Spurgeon leaves. Three years later, Spurgeon and Barrett will be reunited in a dangerous game of deception and theft.  

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Annie Review


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A solid cast bodes well for this unnecessary remake of the 1982 movie (based on the 1970s musical), but the filmmakers' decision to turn the catchy songs into bland pop numbers is the real mistake. It leaves the entire film feeling empty, highlighting director Will Gluck's clunky direction, which includes coaxing Cameron Diaz to a squirm-inducingly over-the-top performance. Young children probably won't mind, but as the movie lurches awkwardly from one messy set piece to the next, the lack of a decently arranged musical number makes everything look dull and witless.

In Harlem, 10-year-old Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) is an orphan living in a foster home with four other girls, run by the greedy Miss Hannigan (Diaz). Smart and quick-witted, Annie longs for a day when she can be reunited with her parents. Then she has a run-in with Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), a workaholic mobile phone executive who's running for New York mayor. Will's advisor Guy (Bobby Cannavale) suggests that he take Annie in temporarily to boost his poll numbers, and once settled in his spacious penthouse apartment she immediately charms Will's assistant Grace (Rose Byrne) and driver Nash (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). And she begins to work her way into Will's heart as well.

From here, Gluck completely misses the point of the play, trying desperately to crank up a ridiculous scam subplot into some big final-act action mayhem. But this never gains any traction at all because it's clear what has to happen in the story. Indeed, the best thing on screen is the strong chemistry between Foxx and Wallis, who find moments of genuine humour and connection even in the silliest slapstick. And they seem almost reluctant every time they have to dive into yet another insipidly revamped song. Pop star Sia worked on them, but loses all the charm in the attempt to turn each one into a chart-topping clone. Fans of the original music will enjoy the brief riffs of the originals audible here and there, and they'll leave the cinema wanting to revisit the old numbers instead of these Frankenstein versions.

Continue reading: Annie Review

Casting For 2016's 'Suicide Squad' Announced


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In possibly controversial news, the casting for DC Comics’ supervillain team-up movie Suicide Squad has been announced, and the biggest news of all is that Jared Leto has been selected to portray the Joker, and starring roles have also been given to Will Smith and Tom Hardy.

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Jared Leto will play the Joker in 2016's 'Suicide Squad'. Can he be as awesome as Heath Ledger?

Late on Tuesday, Warner Bros. confirmed the highly anticipated casting. Smith will play Deadshot, and Hardy will play the group’s leader Rick Flagg. The rest of the Suicide Squad will be Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

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Roland Emmerich Returning To Direct 'Independence Day 2'


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Nearly 20 years after the original sci-fi epic, Roland Emmerich has signed on to direct Independence Day 2 for 20th Century Fox. Dean Devlin, producer of the original movie starring Will Smith, is also returning and confirmed the news on his Twitter account this week.

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The movie has a release date of June 26, 2016, meaning Emmerich and Devlin are going to have to get moving - sharpish. The sequel will take place in an alternate reality where humans have enjoyed 20 years of peace since the alien invasion featured in the first movie.

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Jaden And Willow Smith Explain Why School Makes Kids "Depressed," And Only Listen To Their Own Music


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Jaden and Willow Smith, the children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, have a big task in following their parent's footsteps, but the two siblings, who seem very self-assured, are proving to be quite the entertaining duo.

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Jaden and Willow covered a range of bizarre topics in a recent interview

Jaden and Willow, who both sing and act, recently took part in a joint interview with New York Times, covering an array of bizarre topics, including only liking their own music, ordinary school and practising meditation.

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We Defy You To Keep A Straight Face With Sia's Rendition Of 'Annie' Song 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile' [Video]


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If anything's going to cheer you up today, let it be the heartwarming video for Sia's rendition of 'Annie' song 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile'. Released ahead of the movie re-boot, it's got us all a little bit choked up.

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Sia never fails to make us smile

As part of the soundtrack for the new film, Sia has recorded an exceptionally uplifting update on the original song which first featured in the 1977 Broadway run. In the run-up to the new movie's release, an adorable promotional video premiered on 'Good Morning America' alongside the track, featuring the colourful cast doing their best to get commuters and shoppers to smile while out and about in New York City. With signs reading 'Smile' and other encouraging messages, the young actors hand out drawings of smiley faces to strangers as well as free lemonade in return for smiles, high fives, flowers and, for the dedicated joggers of the city, bananas and water. 

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New Teaser For "Focus" Shows Will Smith And Margot Robbie As The Coolest Con Artists Ever [Trailer]


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Will Smith and Margot Robbie co-star in Focus, an intense crime tail about a con-artist, who takes a promising young “intern” under his wing ahead of the biggest hit of his career. Plot twist during the, we’ll call it training, Nicky Spurgeon (Smith) falls for Jess Barrett (Robbie) and things reach a whole new level of complicated.

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Apparently Will Smith was a second choice for the male lead, but we will most definitely take it.

You might remember Robbie from her star-making turn in The Wolf of Wall Street and this film looks like a kind of Wolf meets Hitch in both plot and execution. The story comes courtesy of writing/directing duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (of Crazy, Stupid, Love fame). According to Entertainment Weekly, a number of actors have been linked to the project, including Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart and Ryan Gosling/Emma Stone. Judging solely from the trailer, the final cast works beautifully. Check out the whole thing below.

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Nicky Spurgeon is a genius when it comes to his work as a con man in the criminal underworld but decides to take on an intern in the form of the beautiful, blonde, aspiring criminal Jess Barrett. However, things soon get a little complicated when a spark ignites between them and Nicky is forced to let her go rather than jeopardise their professional circumstances. They are reunited some years later, however, in Buenos Aires with Jess having gone on to perfect the art of elusive scamming as a grade A femme fatale for another con man and Nicky's interest soon re-awakens when he sees her in action. Unfortunately, this time they are working against each other in their most dangerous operation yet and Nicky is torn between wanting to protect her and wanting to do the right thing.

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Jeff Goldblum Says ‘Independence Day’ Sequel “Is Brewing”.


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In 1996 Independence Day, starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, took over $817 million at the worldwide box office and amassed a legion of die-heard fans. So the question for the past 18 years has been, where’s our sequel!? Well actually, the long awaited follow up could be soon coming our way after Jeff Goldblum revealed it was “brewing.”

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Speaking to Time Magazine the 61 year old said, “I had a meeting and have been talking over the last several months or year with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the producer, and they’ve been cooking up and say they have a part for me in what they hope will be a plan to make another one pretty soon.”

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Amber Heard In, Matthew McConaughey Out Of 'Magic Mike XXL'


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Matthew McConaughey will not be reprising his role as strip club owner Dallas in the upcoming sequel to Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL. The 2015 film may have lost one of its biggest stars but it's certainly making up for it by casting actresses such as Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell and Jada Pinkett Smith

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Matthew Mcconaughey at 4th Annual Critics' Awards in June 2014.

Read More: Joe Manganiello Reveals Magic Mike 2 Will Begin Filming This Autumn.

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Martin Lawrence Confirms 'Bad Boys 3'


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It’s official: Bad Boys 3 is happening. Martin Lawrence all but confirmed the movie when he sat down with Conan O’ Brien to promote his new television show, Partners.

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When asked by O’Brien about the film’s existence and whether it would actually happen, Lawrence replied: “I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said its real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good,” according to Slash Film

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Robin Thicke's New Album Titled 'Paula': Ten More Cringe-Worthy Album Titles


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In perhaps the most audacious and downright ridiculous move the music business has witnessed in the last few years, singer Robin Thicke has announced his new album will carry the title of Paula, which by some strange coincidence just happens to be the name of his estranged wife- actress Paula Patton.

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To say such a public declaration of love is cringe-worthy would be an understatement, it is such a trite attempt at reconciling with his wife that is seems like something straight out of Spinal Tap. You can imagine the album title sitting quite comfortably alongside the likes of Smell The Glove and Shark Sandwich. As if that wasn’t irksome enough, Thicke’s debut single from the album is entitled "Get Her Back” and it sees the ageing crooner positively straining to exude as much heartfelt sincerity as he can before he gives himself a heart attack.

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Will Smith Lands Lead Role In NFL Concussion Drama Based On 'Game Brain' Article


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Will Smith is set to star in another sports-based movie.

But this time the 45 year-old actor won't be playing the athlete, he will be portraying an expert dealing with concussions in the NFL, Variety reports.

The untitled flick is based on GQ Magazine's 2009 article 'Game Brain' by Jeanne Marie Laskas.

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Will Smith To Star In NFL Drama Based On 'Game Brain' Concussion Article


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Will Smith is close to signing up for Peter Landesman's untitled drama about the NFL's concussion problem, based on the GQ article Game Brain. Ridley Scott will produce for his Scott Free production company.

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Scott is said to have become hugely passionate about the issue and was aggressive in landing a star for the picture.

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Will And Jada Pinkett-Smith Step Up To Defend Willow's Questionable Instagram Shot With 20-Year-Old Actor


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After a picture of 13-year-old Willow Smith, lounging on a bed next to 20-year-old actor Moises Arias hit the web, gossip blogs practically exploded. Speculation is rampant on what the relationship between the two is and whether or not it’s appropriate for the Whip My Hair performer to pose in such a suggestive manner at her age. As far as Willow’s parents – Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith – are concerned, she hasn’t done anything out of line. According to the ever trustworthy anonymous “sources” for TMZ, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith believe their daughter is "very mature" - enough so to make her own decisions, as long as they don't clearly cross the line.

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Willow might be very mature for her age... but she's still only 13.

Apparently Willow’s folks view the photo as “harmless fun” and “an expression of art.”

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Pacino As Han Solo?! Actors Who Turned Down Brilliant Roles And Probably Regretted It


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Keanu Reeves as Neo, Tom Hanks as Forest Gump - sometimes in Hollywood an actor plays a role so perfectly you would have thought it was written specially for them. Well more often than not, it wasn’t. Actually some of our favorite movies could have ended up looking very different if another actor hadn’t of passed up a leading role first.

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1. Will Smith: Neo, 'The Matrix'

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Keith Richards, Billy Crystal, The Fonz: The Celebrity Children's Book Author Club


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OK, so Keith Richards has released a children’s book called ‘Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar’, which was inspired by his own childhood and first experiences with music. There are lots of things that we think of Keith Richards as being, a children’s author is certainly not one. That said, we’re sure that the book will be magical and the sneak peek at illustrations indicate they will be beautiful, but it’s got us thinking about which other celebrities have written children’s books. And wow. You would not believe some of the celebs that have!

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Bill Cosby wrote a book for children. Yep, the Bill Cosby, from The Cosby Show fame. The one who is always been accused of being inappropriate in a manner of ways. Cosby’s book is called ‘The Day I Was Rich’ and purports to teach children the value of friendship over money. When Little Bill (nothing Freudian to see here) discovers what he thinks is a huge diamond, which turns out to be a glass paperweight, he and friends are momentarily deflated before returning to the fun they had before they discovered the ‘treasure’. Heartwarming stuff.

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The 'Annie' Remake: EVERYTHING You Need To Know


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The first trailer for the ‘Annie’ remake has finally been released and sees the classic tale given a throughly modern update. Since the film won’t be out until December that means there’s plenty of time to get up to speed on the remake of this classic tale.

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Will And Jaden Smith Win Razzie Award For Worst Acting Combo


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The annual Razzie Awards celebrated their 34th year of the most terrible movies during the year on Saturday in Los Angeles. There were quite a few movies that were nominated for awards which featured well-known actors. However, the worst movie of the year went to "Movie 43." Not to be outdone, the sci-fi movie "After Earth" was also a big winner. Both movies earned three Golden Raspberry Award Foundation prizes. 

Jaden Smith, Will Smith and EARTH at Ziegfeld TheatreWill and Jaden Smith win Razzie awards for worst actors in "After Earth."

"Movie 43" also won an award for the worst director, which went to 13 people. It also won for the worst screenplay, awarded to the 19 people that took part in writing the film. The movie beat out "Grown-Ups 2," "The Lone Ranger," "A Madea Christmas" and "After Earth." 

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Winter's Tale Review


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The fact that this magical romance has been retitled A New York Winter's Tale in the UK tells you what the filmmakers think of the audience: we can't be trusted to get anything on our own. Writer-director Akiva Goldsman lays everything on so thickly that there's nothing left for us to discover here. And he botches the tone by constantly shifting between whimsical fantasy and brutal violence. Sure, the manipulative filmmaking does create some emotional moments, but inadvertent giggles are more likely.

It's mainly set in 1916, where young orphan Peter (Farrell) is running from his relentlessly nasty former boss Pearly (Crowe), a gangster angry that Peter isn't as vicious as he is. Then Peter finds a mystical white horse that miraculously rescues him and leads him to the dying socialite Beverly (Brown Findlay). As they fall deeply in love, Peter believes he can create a miracle to save Beverly from the end stages of consumption. And Pearly is determined to stop him. But nearly a century later, Peter is still wandering around Manhattan in a daze, trying to figure out who he is and why he's still there. He gets assistance from a journalist (Connelly), who helps him make sense of his true destiny.

Yes, this is essentially a modern-day fairy tale packed with supernatural touches. But Goldsman never quite figures out what the centre of the story is, losing the strands of both the epic romance and the intensely violent vengeance thriller. Meanwhile, he condescends to the audience at every turn, deploying overwrought camera whooshing, frilly costumes, dense sets and swirly effects while a violin-intensive musical score tells us whether each a scene should be wondrous or scary. At the centre of this, Farrell somehow manages to hold his character together engagingly, even convincing us that Peter is around 25 years old (Farrell's actually 38).

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It's Not Unusual To Still Love 'The Carlton Dance', As Jimmy Fallon And Will Smith Show [Video]


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Jimmy Fallon has exploded into his new hosting role on The Tonight Show, replacing the former host of two decades, Jay Leno. If Fallon was feeling nervous, he wasn't showing any signs as he leapt headfirst into his new job, performing a skit alongside Will Smith called "The Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing."

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Jimmy Fallon Has Thrown Himself Into 'The Tonight Show' With Gusto.

Fallon appeared onstage wearing a decidedly nineties shirt, denim dungarees and swinging silver chain and heavy timberland-style boots. A funky beat began playing and Will Smith strutted out in practically identical garb. The pair high-fived and kicked off with their first move, the cabbage patch, to excited hollering from the crowd.

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Jimmy Fallon Makes Unforgettable Tonight Show Debut


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Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon. Fallon’s first ever Tonight broadcast, live from New York, finally happened, capping off months of promotion. Now it’s time for a rundown.

Fallon’s opening monologue was full of nostalgic reminiscence, peppered with the occasional self-deprecating joke here and there. "This is the first Tonight Show broadcast from New York in over 40 years. I'm Jimmy Fallon and I'll be your host...for now," he quipped. Fallon even took a moment to introduce himself “for those watching for the first time.” "I'm 39 years old, I live in New York City with my beautiful wife Nancy and my six-month old daughter Winnie. I love her so much. She's the best thing that ever happened to me," he gushed.

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Fallon worked it as the new host.

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Jaden Smith and Will Smith - Jaden Smith and Will Smith London, England - UK film premiere of Karate Kid held at the Odeon cinema Thursday 15th July 2010

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Will Smith Wednesday 26th May 2010 Chicago premiere of 'The Karate Kid' at AMC River East 21 movie theatre Chicago, Illinois

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Will Smith Tuesday 27th October 2009 Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Premiere at the Nokia Theatre - Arrivals Los Angeles, Cailfornia

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Will Smith, Vanity Fair and Academy Awards Sunday 22nd February 2009 The 81st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) - Vanity Fair Party Hollywood, California

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Will Smith Tuesday 6th January 2009 German premiere of Seven Pounds (Sieben Leben) at CineStar Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz Berlin, Germany

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Date of birth

25th September, 1968

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