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She lends her voice to Sean's demo tribute to his late friend.
Sean Lennon has unveiled the demo for an enchanting new song entitled 'Bird Song', that he claims was co-written by his good friend Carrie Fisher before she died. While they never got to record the song together, he has now teamed up with Willow Smith to unveil it in Carrie's memory.
Carrie Fisher wrote a song with Sean Lennon
The son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was hit hard by the death of the 'Star Wars' actress in December, but his fond memories of her have led him to share a sensational new tune that they worked on together a few years ago. It's a beautiful piano led duet that is as mournful as it is uplifting, and was recorded in a matter of hours.
The 15-year-old wants to 'continue excavating my inner worlds'
Willow Smith has surprised fans by ‘pulling a Beyonce’ and dropping her debut album unexpectedly. Ardipithecus hit on Friday morning and is now available on iTunes and Spotify. The album features 15 new tracks and comes five years after Smith released her first single, ‘Whip My Hair’.
Willow Smith has released her debut album Ardipithecus.
In a statement about the record to Fader Smith said: "Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth. I wanted to name my musical compilation after it because, while I was making these songs I was in such a transitional state.”
Continue reading: Willow Smith Drops Surprise Debut Album 'Ardipithecus'
Jada Smith spoke to photographers on Wednesday (7th May) about the controversial photograph of her daughter Willow and Moises Arias.
Jada Smith has reacted to a photograph her daughter Willow, aged 13, took whilst on a bed with a 20-year-old actor. The image was posted on actor Moises Arias’ Instagram account and showed Willow lying fully clothed on a bed whilst a shirtless Moises held a pillow behind his head whilst leaning on a wall. The picture has since been deleted due to the comments the image provoked on Twitter.
Willow Smith caused a minor scandal last week when Moises Arias posted a picture of the two on a bed.
Jada spoke to photographers awaiting her arrival at LAX. As TMZ reports, Jada said she was furious with the response from the press which has implied there was a sexual element to the picture. She said “There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it, and you’re acting like covert paedophiles, and that’s not cool.”
Willow Smith's bed picture with Moises Arias has sparked an internet debate that doesn't seem to be dying down any time soon.
A picture of Will Smith’s 13 year old daughter Willow on a bed with 20 year old ‘Hannah Montana’ actor Moises Arias has sparked controversy throughout the internet for a variety of reasons. Some are branding the picture thoroughly inappropriate and calling Will and his wife Jada’s parenting into question. Others think we all need to relax, after all there’s nothing actually ‘going on’ in the picture. Inappropriate or innocent, how has one picture managed to create so many thousands of words?
The picture in question, which was posted to Instagram by Moises Arias and subsequently deleted, is a black and white shot which shows the pair laying on a bed. Arias is shirtless, sitting up with his back against the wall, whist Willow is laying further down on the bed, fully clothed with her head resting on her arms. It looks like the kind of ‘arty’ picture that might feature in any magazine editorial or fashion advert. What makes it problematic is that Willow is just 13 whilst Arias is 20.
Continue reading: The Willow Smith Picture Debate: Inappropriate Or Innocent?
The Smiths have stepped up to defend Willow and her choices.
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.
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.”
The snapshot, that was posted on Arias' social media accounts, shows the 13 year-old star lying on a bed with the shirtless 20 year-old actor.
Willow Smith, the 13 year-old daughter of Will Smith, is at the centre of a controversial debate.
The young star was recently photographed lying in bed with 20 year-old actor Moises Arias, who was shirtless.
Will Smith's marriage is not suffering amidst rumours of his infidelity. His 16-year marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith is still "great," according to sources speaking to an US entertainment website.
Will Smith's marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith is still intact and the rumours of infidelity are entirely unfounded, according to sources speaking to a US entertainment website. Smith was photographed in poses many believe show he is more than friends with 23-year-old Australian actress Margot Robbie.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are doing "great" despite rumours.
The two were photographed in a photo booth set up for the wrap party of their upcoming film Focus. The photographs show the two joking around, lifting their tops and posing at the camera. The whole situation has been taken out of context and a number of media outlets have used the photographs as evidence of Smith's alleged infidelity. However, sources speaking to Us Weekly, have said Smith and Robbie are "not hooking up." Another source has stated the photographs were taken in "a photo booth on set that the producers got for everyone. It was the last day of filming and everyone was taking pictures. They were just goofing around. Will is just like that. There's nothing more to it."
Continue reading: Will Smith's Marriage Is "Great" Despite Rumours Of Infidelity
Poor Willow and Jaden Smith didn't know where to look when Miley ripped her clothes off during her VMAs twerk-fest.
Miley Cyrus didn't win any awards at Sunday night's MTV music video awards ceremony in Brooklyn and she was just one of loads of performers helping raise the roof at the annual celebration of musical artistry. However, her performance - of her No.1 hit 'We Can't Stop' and 'Blurred Lines' with Robin Thicke - helped secure Miley as the most talked about live act of the night.
Miley's VMAs Performance Provoked Plenty Of Horror.
It wasn't her music per say; by now we're used to her post-Hannah Montana drawl and themes of entitled hedonism. Rather it was her outfits, dancing and facial expression that provoked a roomful of eye-popping and jaw-dropping. She emerged from the chest of a giant bear and without a moment's pause, began to grind and twerk before entering into a rendition of 'We Can't Stop' whilst the 'bear-people' - as seen in the track's eyebrow-raising video - bobbed about whilst being twerked on by Miley.
Kylie Jenner celebrated her 16th birthday at the weekend, entertaining the children of some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Drake and Big Sean were invited and also performed - something Jenner continues to be amazed by.
Kylie Jenner celebrated her 16th birthday in style this weekend. She threw a star-studded bash at the AT&T Center in Los Angeles on Saturday (17th August). The guest list featured the likes of Jaden and Willow Smith, Naya Rivera, Hailee Steinfield and Tyga; in addition to her elder sisters Kendall Jenner, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. The 200 strong guest list was almost as large as the monstrous vehicle Jenner's been photographed driving, posting the images on Twitter and Instagram.
Kylie Jenner at the New York premiere of After Earth.
Drake and Big Sean performed at the event. Jenner even got a birthday kiss (on the cheek -let's not get carried away) from Drake, which she's now covered her Instagram page with pictures of. That wasn't the only treat in store for Jenner. A video, uploaded by a party-goer, shows Jenner receiving a heavy gold chain from Drake while he performed.
In an up-and-down week for celebrity news, Randy Travis's situation became increasingly bleak, while Justin Bieber got on the wrong side of one of America's favourite Presidents.
Prayers for Travis: We were saddened to hear of the ill health of country singer Randy Travis this week - the singer-songwriting suffering a stroke while undergoing heart surgery in Texas. His friends and family have asked fans to prey for the country veteran. Read the full story about Randy here.
Bieber's Bucket: Ah, Justin Bieber is really testing the 'loveable rogue' tag isn't he? He pushed it a little too far this week by doing two of the big no-no's in the U.S. That's peeing in a bucket and cursing the President. Read the full Bieber / Clinton story here.
Willow Smith took a knock with '21st Century Girl,' though 'Summer Fling' is a solid return.
We still can't figure out whether Willow Smith's new track 'Summer Fling' is any good or not, but it's better than Whip My Hair anyhow. The 12-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith has returned to the pop-music arena with as Melodic Chaotic, a collaboration with DJ MVSIC Fabrega.
Following on from their debut 'The Intro,' the stylish pair premiered the new track over the weekend and released a music video to accompany it. Easily the coolest looking 12-year-old on the planet, Willow offers up her very best Cara Delevingne-esque British accent in the video, asking for a guy's number while making it clear the romance will only last a couple of months.
"Bright sun and the blue waters/ We fight less and love harder/ You tell me that I'm the one, I tell you it's just for fun/ We walk the beach at midnight, and watch the stars and the clear skies/ We both say I love you, but it's alright," sings Willow.
Continue reading: Willow Smith Pulls Out British Accent For 'Summer Fling' [Video]
Willow Smith put out a summer party song, but its racy lyrics have been raising some eyebrows.
Willow Smith might be the most successful 12-year-old in the world. The singer already has a lucrative deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and a platinum record with 2010’s Whip My Hair. As much as Willow’s career is taking off however, she is still only twelve, so it’s no surprise that her latest single and video Summer Fling, raised a couple of eyebrows. Willow singing “'Don't really care what we do tonight/ Good night kisses if the mood is right laying by the beach with you wishing this will never end' has prompted lots of people to question whether the subject matter is all that appropriate for the singer’s precocious age.
Check out the Summer Fling video below.
Continue reading: Controversy Builds Over Willow Smith's Age Inappropriate "Summer Fling"
'Madagascar' actress Jada Pinkett-Smith and her daughter Willow Smith arrive at LAX airport after flying from London where she attended the Chime for Change: The Sound Of Change Live benefit concert for female empowerment. One over-zealous fan attempts to get a photo with the star while walking but bumps into her. Jada calmly puts a cautionary hand on her shoulder as she dodges out of the way.
Celebrities arrive for the New York premiere of 'After Earth' starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith.
The New York premiere of Will Smith's new action movie 'After Earth' was almost like a reunion for the actor as several old friends showed up to offer their support.
The event was truly a field day for photographers with celebrities from Wyclef Jean to Bruce Willis making their appearances on the red carpet. Will Smith was the star attraction alongside his son and co-star Jaden Smith, and he also brought along his other two children Willow Smith and Trey Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith. Joining them were 'After Earth' director M. Night Shyamalan (the man behind 'The Sixth Sense' and 'The Village'), Smith's co-star Kristofer Hivju, Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee and rapper 50 Cent. There was even an appearance from Smith's former 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' co-star Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Will's rich and very spoilt cousin Carlton Banks. Another notable attendee was genuine NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin, best known for being the second man to walk on the moon in 1969.
Quvenzhane Wallis will take on the starring role in the upcoming remake of the musical Annie.
Quvenzhane Wallis will follow-up her Oscar nominated role in Beasts of the Southern Wild by taking on the lead role in the remake of the classic musical Annie, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced yesterday morning (Feb 24).
The young actress wowed audiences with her award-worthy performance as Hushpuppy in the Benh Zeitlin fantasy drama, and now the actress is reaping the benefits of her mature performance by signing up to her second post-BotSW role. Wallis will also star alongside Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender in the upcoming Twelve Years a Slave, which follows the story of a New York man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South in the early 1800's.
Will Gluck, who directed Friends With Benefits, is already attached to directed the remake, which is being financed by Will Smith, Jay Z, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Lassiter and Tyran Smith. Will and Jada's daughter Willow Smith was initially rumoured to be taking on the lead role, but it seems the appeal of having an Oscar nominee star in the film was too much for Will, who will be appearing alongside his son Jaden in the upcoming After Earth.
Continue reading: Quvenzhane Wallis To Take On Title Role In The Upcoming Annie Remake
It's finally happening. Quvenzhane Wallis has been labelled anything from 'future star' to 'miniature force of nature' and it's been months since her performance in Beasts of The Southern Wild was lauded by the critics, and even earned her an Academy nomination for Best Actress (the youngest ever female to be nominated). But since the initial hype, things have died down somewhat with attention turning to some of film's big guns - Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, for instance. Now, though, young Wallis is being talked about in the big time again, and a role in Annie would surely suit her skillset, which is just about anything, really. We say it's about time the young-but-talented actress was being talked about for big films.
Will Smith and Jay-Z are set to take a pivotal role in Annie, with the latter providing the score for the film. Smith's daughter, Willow, was also suppoed to feature in the remake, but it turns out 12 is too old. Her father said: "Willow was supposed to be doing 'Annie', we got Jay-Z to do the movie, got the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with 'Whip My Hair' and she said, 'You know, daddy, I don't think so. I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.' "
Continue reading: Quvenzhane Wallis Set For Lead Role In Annie? About Time!
Jada Pinkett Smith may not be the first person you think of in the activists for freedom of speech, nationwide liberation or active feminism, but if you take a look at her Facebook fan page it seems that these are concerns close to her heart and ones that she spends plenty of time thinking and doing something about.
For instance, in October she began preaching choice: "We all have the freedom to CHOOSE to live how we want. The freedom of choice is the crux of happiness. We are not here to live up to another's approval. Take responsibility for YOUR life, YOUR values, YOUR beliefs and expect NO ONE to hold that banner for you or to prove it RIGHT."
Most recently, she spoke in defence of her daugher, Willow's decision to shave off her hair.
Continue reading: Jada Pinkett Smith's Positive Parenting, Defends Willow's Hair Choice
Willow Smith Thursday 15th July 2010 UK film premiere of Karate Kid held at the Odeon cinema London, England
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Willard Smith III and Willow Smith - Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Willard Smith III and Willow Smith Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles premiere of 'Kit Kittredge: An American Girl' at the Grove Saturday 14th June 2008
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