News Bits: Will & Jada To Remarry Tom & Katie Style?, Diddy Releases Baby Video, Young Jeezy Offers Xmas Concert
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According to Hollywood.com, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith have been inspired by the enormity of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wedding and have decided to mark their tenth anniversary with a massive ceremony of their own.
“We had on OK wedding,” Will Smith said. “We just came back from Tom and Katie’s wedding. So, that made me realize we didn’t have a big wedding. They had a real wedding. It was just the most amazing, beautiful, wonderful, fairy tale experience ever and I was just sitting beside Jada going, ‘Phew!’ I hadn’t had too much success when we got married, so I couldn’t afford that. Ten years – we’re going to go back and do it again – renew the vows and all that.”
Right on the heels of sending an excited birth announcement heralding the arrival of twin girls D’Lila and Jessie, Diddy wasted no time in taping video footage while still in the hospital. The video, at Myspace, basically reiterates the birth announcement, but we have a feeling there’s more footage to come.
Beyonce star vehicle Dreamgirls has been named by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) as the top film for 2006. Nominated for a number of Oscar awards, the film adaption of the popular stage musical also grabbed the AAFCA awards for Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, and Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson.
Will Smith starrer The Pursuit of Happyness, currently the No. 1 movie in the country, also made the AAFCA’s top 10 list.
Although he’s got the No. 1 album in the US, Young Jeezy hasn’t forgotten his roots. The Atlanta native is preparing for a Christmas concert in his hometown, Macon, GA to be exact, as Macon is the scene where Jeezy first developed his rap skills. He performs Saturday night (December 23) at Rock-A-Billy’s. The show takes place at 9 pm and tickets can be got for $30, according to the Macon Telegraph. http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/entertainment/music/16290210.htm
While her husband, Nas, comments on the fate of hip-hop, Kelis has taken on a massive new Ford campaign that sees her penning hot hooks and appearing on billboards and in commercials alongside Funkmaster Flex.
Hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh is launching a cartoon series called Ultra Five. “It’s about the five different elements of hip hop,” Fresh said, referring to the oft-overlooked 5th element of beatboxing. The New York legend hopes the series will educate folks about true hip-hop culture, and, according to Soundslam, also revealed hopes to drop a new album and open a film studio in Harlem.