Will Smith Teases 2016 World Tour With DJ Jazzy Jeff

Last week, after months of speculation that he would be getting back in the music business, Will Smith surprise-dropped his first single in more than a decade. It’s not great, but it at least got people talking about what the megastar actor/rapper would be doing next. Today we have an answer. In an interview with Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe, the Philly-born star opened up about his music plans and even hinted that he may go on tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff.

During the interview, which you can see above, Smith says he’s been dropping tracks in the studio every day. So far he’s got 30 new songs recorded—“six or seven that I really, really like, that I’m trying to get the ideas to come out right,” he says. “I have so many things that I want to say and I’m struggling with saying them in a way that fit the flavor of music that I tend to like.”

Then the big news: “I’m pretty certain I’m going on tour. … Jeff and I actually never have done a full tour. I was always on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I was always either making a movie, so we’ve never actually done a full tour. So I’m looking this summer to be the first time that we go out on a full world tour.”

You know they’re gonna kick off that sucker in Philadelphia. Or at least they better. Check out the full interview above.


Will Smith Gets Flak for Reported $150,000 Donation to Nation of Islam

Will Smith in an apparently manufactured image of him wearing a kaffiyeh that has been circulating online and Louis Farrakhan via Wikimedia Commons.

Will Smith in an apparently manufactured image of him wearing a kaffiyeh that has been circulating online and Louis Farrakhan via Wikimedia Commons.

Somehow, I missed my invitation to hear Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speak last week at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, which I guess doesn’t have enough of a problem with Farrakhan’s anti-semitic, anti-white and anti-LGBT stances to prevent him from mounting the pulpit. At the event, Farrakhan announced that Philadelphia hero Will Smith had donated $150,000 to an upcoming Nation of Islam event. Read more »

How Seven Philly-Born Celebrities Stay Fit



For celebs who are in the spotlight constantly, keeping in shape is practically part of their job. So it’s no surprise that many of the stars we adore are as fit as it comes. These seven Philadelphia born-and-bred celebrities — from Kevin Hart to P!nk to Will Smith and more — are definitely fit and, call us nosy, but I’m sure we’re not alone in wanting to know how they do it. So we shamelessly dug up their wellness routines to inspire, inform, and entertain you. Check them out below.  Read more »

REPORT: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Divorce Rumors

UPDATE [8/3/2015, 9:42 pm]: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith take to their social media pages to say they are not getting a divorce. Read their responses here.

UPDATE [8/3/2015, 1:53 pm]: Don’t pull out your Kleenex just yet. GossipCop.com has a conflicting report, saying the superstar couple are not heading to divorce court. The site claims to have “checked in with an impeccable Smith family source, who tells us [Radar] is once again off-base and that talk of an end-of-the-summer divorce announcement is 100 percent ‘not true.’”

ORIGINAL: After 17 years of what seemed like blissful, great-sex-filled marriage, Philly’s Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are reportedly calling it quits.

According to Radar, who broke the news, the couple have been working carefully on “a confidential settlement to protect their $240 million fortune, and prepare their kids for the fallout.”

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FIRST LOOK: A Bald Will Smith as Deadshot on the Set of Suicide Squad

We’ve seen the photos of Jared Leto’s Joker in David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad, and this week shots are emerging of Philly’s Will Smith on the set as Floyd Lawton (aka Deadshot). Ign.com shared the photos first, saying that they capture Deadshot in his street clothes and possibly his Deadshot costume.

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