August 21, 2013 |
WHEN YOU'RE a member of a family famous for reality TV and making millions of dollars off merely being famous, what better way to celebrate a big birthday than by rubbing everybody else's nose in it. Kylie Jenner , another one of those dark-haired, blank-eyed Kardashian/Jenners, celebrated her Sweet 16 with a party so sweet it's amazing guests didn't leave in a sugar coma. E! News says the shindig was held at the AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night, with Kylie, in a black leather Thierry Mugler skirt and a black Nicholas tank top, dancing the night away with 200 of her nearest and dearest, including Hailee Steinfeld , Tyga , Willow Smith and Jaden Smith . The party, E!
June 3, 2013 |
It's the summer of the apocalypse. Tom Cruise patrols a dystopian Earth in Oblivion . Giant monsters rise from the deep to destroy the planet in Pacific Rim . Even James Franco and his celebrity goof-offs face a final accounting in This Is the End . And in After Earth , directed and cowritten by Chester County's M. Night Shyamalan , from a story by the older of its two stars, Will Smith , a father and his son -...
June 2, 2013
Condensed from Daily News movie critic Gary Thompson's reviews, unless noted otherwise. AFTER EARTH M. Night Shyamalan directs Will and Jaden Smith in a sci-fi adventure about a father and son trying to survive an inhospitable Earth. The flora and fauna are enjoyably diverse, but the charismatic elder Smith is straightjacketed in a stern-dad role. (PG-13) B- NOW YOU SEE ME Dueling magicians match wits in a so-so riff on "The Prestige," helped by a cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg.The magic acts have an energetic, Stick It To The Man theme.
May 31, 2013 |
EVERY SCHMOOZER in Hollywood says to every other schmoozer that they should work together someday, and almost nobody means it. But a long-term, respectful industry friendship between Philadelphia natives M. Night Shyamalan and Will Smith did amount to something - their new sci-fi spectacle "After Earth," also starring Smith's son Jaden. "We just kind of knew each other lightly over the years. Will's been gracious, keeping in touch. We've met over the last four or five years in LA, we'll get a meal and talk about stuff, and he's always been super receptive to those kinds of meetings," said Shyamalan.
May 28, 2013 |
Billy Joel went through a dark period after the Sept. 11 attacks, often turning to booze to help him cope with life. "I was kind of in a mental fog. . . . My mind wasn't right. I wasn't focused. I went into a deep, deep depression," Joel, 64, tells the New York Times. "[It] just knocked the wind out of me, and I don't know even now if I've recovered from it. " Joel, who says he "used booze as medication," went further into depression when his marriage to Katie Lee ended in '09. "When I really got heavy into it, it was vodka.
May 26, 2013
After Earth Real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith play a sci-fi father and son stranded on the planet in this postapocalyptic parable from M. Night Shyamalan. PG-13 Now You See Me Who better to stage an elaborate heist than a slick band of Vegas illusionists? Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, and Woody Harrelson pull off the sleight-of-hand, while Michael Caine, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, and Mark Ruffalo run around in pursuit, or in cahoots, with the prestidigitators.
May 17, 2013 |
T OMMY CHONG made a fortune as a stoner comic, but he doesn't think marijuana is a laughing matter anymore. These days, he sees pot as the antidote for what ails America. Chong, 74, thinks that legalizing and taxing weed on a federal level would offer numerous benefits. "Look at the situation we're in now," Chong said. "Sequesters. Cuts. Everything cut across the board. Now, the government is tapped into the biggest cash crop in the world. "There's little manufacturing cost.
March 5, 2013 |
T HE BIG NEWS today is what's not:Lindsay Lohan did not accept Charlie Sheen's offer to "mentor" her. It's rare that Lady Tattle gets the opportunity to say the following, so we'll say it in capital letters: SMART MOVE, LINDZ. * Bradley Cooper did not get upset at not winning an Oscar. The Rydal native, former Daily News intern and leading man in "Silver Linings Playbook," told British GQ that being by the side of his father, Charles , when he died (in 2011)
January 27, 2012 |
Attending tonight's Sixers game may be a way for busy Will Smith to chill. Fans will be given Jrue Holiday bobbleheads as the team takes on the Charlotte Bobcats at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers co-owner, who was raised in West Philly, not only is making movies again these days - he and son Jaden have been in the area working on an M. Night Shyamalan sci-fi project - his Overbrook Entertainment company is making more deals. The latest harkens back to Smith's musical roots - rising to fame as the rapping half of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.
August 11, 2011 |
WILL SMITH and son Jaden, who starred in "The Karate Kid" remake, are in the area meeting with director M. Night Shyamalan . The Smiths are slated to co-star in an untitled sci-fi film that Shyamalan will direct. The film is set 1,000 years from now. Jaden will play a young boy on an abandoned planet, with Will playing his dad, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The pair previously played father and son in "The Pursuit of Happyness. " Yesterday Shyamalan was spotted location-scouting at the old 3M Factory in Bristol, where he shot "Lady in the Water" in 2005.