Quvenzhané Wallis, the Beasts of the Southern Wild star and the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Oscar, landed the star role in the feature film adaption of the classical musical, Annie. Though originally casted by Willow Smith, the superstar teen said she needed some time off just to be a tween. The film will be highly anticipated due to its A-List producers, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jay-Z, and will be directed by Will Gluck of Easy A and Friends With Benefits, and written by Emma Thompson of Sense and Sensbility and Aline Brosh Mckenna of The Devil Wears Prada. With a worldwide star as its lead and produced by some of the best musical talent in the business, the new and improved Annie definitely won’t be a miss.
Willow goes for a short new blond hairstyle, setting trends even at the young age of 11! According to her Twitter account she is in the process of thinking up new lyrics and album ideas – maybe this new “do” is helping inspire her? Rumor has it she says this new album will be a whole new Willow, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with!
Will Smith has just been announced as the next host of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards! Smith himself has won 10 blimps in the past and is a fantastic choice as host since he boasts two of his own kids, Willow and Jaden who represent the acting and music industry. The awards will take place on March 31st at 8pm and promise to be one of the biggest shows yet! The only outstanding question we have is, when, where and who may slime Will Smith? Famous hosts in the past have not escaped the slime, and no doubt his own kids will want in on the action. We are looking forward to all the Orange Carpet action and the celebrities it brings out for one of the most fun nights in Hollywood.
This week on the Thursday night X Factor elimination show, there will be some big acts to watch! Willow Smith is set to perform her latest single, “Fireball” featuring Nikki Minaj. the single was released only about a week and half ago, and fans are eager to get a first look at the performance.
Everyone is doing it, and Willow Smith was one of the first to start the trend along with other performers like Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj. Look who else has followed, Lauren Conrad, Katy Perry, and Ke$ha!
The BET Awards were riddled with stars, but no one stole the show like the Smith family, arguably the first family of Hollywood. Siblings Willow and Jaden were competing against eachother, being nominated for the same category and were jointly given the YoungStars Award!
This is a beautiful picture of actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith standing with their daughter Willow on the red carpet at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in California. This year’s event took place on February 13th.
“It’s pretty much a regular family,” she said. “At dinner we talk about ‘what did you do today?’ and ‘what did you wear today?’ Not anything about work.”
She also explained that her parents are relaxed about chores, although they expect her to be mature. “They aren’t strict,” she explained. “They won’t be like ‘Willow, clean up your room!,’ they’ll be like ‘Willow will you please clean up your room?’ and I’ll be like ‘OK’ and do it.”
Overbrook Entertainment, Will Smith’s company, announced that their opening project will be a “re-imagination of the classic Broadway musical Annie, as a vehicle for Willow Smith.” The successful young star Willow, who released the hit single Whip My Hair not too long ago, will be join her parents and Jay-Z in the making of the film as Annie herself. Her brother Jaden Smith also recently starred in the new version of The Karate Kid.
It is certainly not surprising that Will Smith’s kids were both nominated. Jaden, who is twelve, will compete for outstanding actor for his role in The Karate Kid, and Willow, 10, is up for new artist as well as outstanding music video, for the famous Whip My Hair.
Here is a beautiful picture of the children with their mother, Jada Pinket-Smith.