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Jada Pinkett Smith defends her parenting skills

Jada Pinkett Smith defends her parenting skills

Nov 26 2012, 5:28pm CST | by

Jada Pinkett Smith has defended her parenting skills in an open letter after being blasted by critics for letting her children make their own decisions

Jada Pinkett Smith has defended her liberal approach to parenting. The 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' actress - who is mum to actor Jaden, 14, and singer Willow, 12, - penned an open letter on...

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Jada Pinkett Smith defends her parenting skills

Nov 26 2012, 5:28pm CST | by

Jada Pinkett Smith has defended her parenting skills in an open letter after being blasted by critics for letting her children make their own decisions

Jada Pinkett Smith has defended her liberal approach to parenting.
The 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' actress - who is mum to actor Jaden, 14, and singer Willow, 12, - penned an open letter on her Facebook page on Wednesday (21.11.12) hitting back at critics who blasted her for allowing her daughter to shave her head earlier this year.
She wrote: ''The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair, first the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don't belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination.
''I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain.''
Jada also insisted she supported her daughter - who has had a number of hit singles including 'Whip My Hair' and '21st Century Girl' - and her eagerness to explore different styles and make her own choices.
She said: ''Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It's also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother's deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be. More to come. Another day.''
The 41-year-old actress - who celebrates her 15th wedding anniversary with Will Smith, 44, next month - has previously spoken about how she views her relationship with her children as a partnership.
She said: ''I think that old school style of 'I'm your parent and I'm greater than you' doesn't work. What I establish with my children is a partnership. I'm not necessarily dictating what is happening in their lives.''

 
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Jada Pinkett Smith Goes Glam in Green For Gotham Panel (PHOTOS)

Oct 22 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: WetPaint

Jada Pinkett Smith is just as much of a boss on the red carpet as she is on her new show Gotham. The 43-year-old actress stepped out for the Gotham Panel at PaleyFest NY in New York City on October 18, looking glam in a green Proenza Schouler dress. The Fox star paired the fall outfit with Alaia shoes and a Bottega bag. Our personal favorite part of the look? The fact that Jada can rock a simple side braid and still look fabulous. We told you t ...
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Gotham: Warner 'sorry' for 'blacking up' white stunt woman to pass for black actress

Oct 10 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Television bosses have admitted it was a “mistake” to “black up” a white stunt woman so she could pass for a black actress on hit American crime TV show Gotham.Producers on the Warner Bros television show retracted plans to use a white stunt woman during filming in New York next week after industry website Deadline queried the practise.On Monday dark make up was reportedly applied to the face of a white stunt woman for a hair and make-up test. Warner Bros. has since said i ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
 

 
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See Will Smith Shirtless In First 'Focus' Trailer Starring Margot Robbie

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If you have not yet watched the trailer for Focus, you should—immediately. In the 2-and-a-half minute clip, Will Smith shows off his shirtless body, and at 46-years-old, he is looking as good as  ever. Will Smith in “Focus” The highly anticipated heist flick, starring Will and Wolf of Wall Street beauty Margot Robbie, is about a veteran grafter who takes an attractive woman under his tutelage. Things g ...
Source: OKMagazine.com   Full article at: OKMagazine.com
 

 
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As The CW's new superhero series The Flash debuts tonight, it seems there are more TV shows based on comic books in prime time than ever before. And a look at two of the best new network TV dramas this fall also reveals two different ways to tell superhero stories on television, both with wonderful results. It's tough to find a more traditional superhero story than The CW's take on The ...
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Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) To Star In Stripper Movie “Magic Mike XXL”

Sep 30 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: All HipHop

(AllHipHop News) Donald Glover, aka rapper Childish Gambino, has been added to the cast of the upcoming Magic Mike XXL movie. The sequel to the 2012 film about male strippers will also feature new cast members Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan, and Elizabeth Banks. [ALSO READ: Childish Gambino Tapped To Voice Spider-Man] Here’s the description for the Magic Mike XXL plot: Picking up the story three years aft ...
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Justin Bieber, Move Over! BFF Jaden Smith Is Styling A Skinny Mustache Now Too!

Sep 24 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

Someone's growing up!!!  We've watched Jaden Smith ever since he was a wee idea in Jada Pinkett Smith's belly and now it seems like the cutie is transforming into a man. Exhibit A: A little mustache!!! Awwwwww! We're sure bestie Justin Bieber would be quite proud. We can definitely imagine them betting on who can grow the most man hair. LOLz!  Justin might be the award winning artist, but it seems like Jaden has him beat in the facial hair wars!  [Photos: Why Jaden Is Th ...
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Sep 23 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Don't let the name of the new series fool you: Gotham does not tell the story of Batman. Sure, we met Bruce Wayne on Gotham Season 1 Episode 1, which aired on Fox Monday evening. But he was 12 years old... and he won't be growing up any time soon. Instead, the intriguing drama will focus on Detective Jim Gordon and the criminal underbelly of this iconic city; specifically the young men and women who will also evolve (devolve?) into famous villains such as Catwoman, The R ...
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Gotham Season 1 Episode 1 Recap: Can There Be Light?

Sep 22 2014 8:05pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Forgive us, but we have to say it: Welcome to Gotham, bitches! Sorry. But with Ben McKenzie of The OC prominently involved in this new Fox series, it simply had to be said. McKenzie, of course, is involved as Commissioner Detective James Gordon, as the drama is taking quite the risk by airing a Batman series... without the presence of Batman. Yes, on Gotham Season 1 Episode 1, we were introduced to a 12-year old Bruce Wayne, once again witne ...
Source: The Hollywood Gossip  Full article at: The Hollywood Gossip
 

 
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Gotham starts with a dark night in a big city

Sep 22 2014 4:12pm CDT | Source: Entertainment Today

“Gotham” courtesy of Fox The much anticipated Fox TV series Gotham starts with a dark night in a big city. But there’s no sign of Batman anywhere. Although Batman in DC Comics and “The Dark Knight” movie franchise inspired this prequel story, Gotham is about the early days of Commissioner Gordon, when he was just a cop on the beat in a dangerously corrupt city. In the first episode of the epic new series, a child watches his parents gunned down in an alley, and ...
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Colin Farrell Joins True Detective, Emma Watson Defends Feminism, + More of Today’s First Dibs

Sep 22 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Scandalist

It’s only Monday and the celeb gossip is already in full swing: Colin Farrell is headed to HBO, Emma Watson makes a case for feminism, and Tom Hardy is off the market. Read on for all that and more in today’s First Dibs. It’s official: Colin Farrell is one of the new detectives in the next season of HBO’s True Detective. The actor confirmed the news in an interview with the Irish newspaper, The Sunday World. [Vulture] During a U.N. addres ...
Source: Scandalist   Full article at: Scandalist
 

 

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