Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's daughter Willow has had a tough lesson on drugs after learning her cousin was slipped a date rape pill at a party.
The unnamed relative was out with pals when someone laced her drink with a drug that knocked her out for three hours. Friends had to sit with the 20 year old in a room to make sure no harm came to her while she was out for the count.
Pinkett Smith tells WENN, "Thank God nothing happened because she was with some responsible guys that took care of her and with three of her friends. She was saved because she was with her friends."
"She started losing consciousness, and immediately the people that she was with put her into a room, closed the door and got the other girl there - and kept her there. She didn't come to for three and a half hours. "She's doing fantastic. Thank goodness nothing happened and it was a big lesson for her."
Rather than try to sweep the scary incident under the carpet and forget about it, Pinkett Smith decided to use it as a life lesson for her teenage daughter, Willow. She adds, "I had my niece sit down with my daughter and a couple of her friends and tell her about that experience. I don't just sit with Willow and go, 'Hey, this is what mummy thinks', I just bring in for her a little reality to validate what mummy's been talking about."
"When you have your 20-year-old cousin come in and she's like, 'This is what happens...', and she's someone that you look up to as well; she's like, 'Oh man, this is really real. Let me pay attention'. Then she can kind of mesh the information that I've been giving her and the information her father's been giving her, her brothers have been giving her, with the truth of this reality - of how this event actually touched our lives..."
"She welcomes that kind of information and she welcomes when she can have more truth too. If you allow a person to be an individual and have power within and have confidence on who they are, she'll never have to look into the eyes of a man and question whether it's a 'yes' or a 'no'. She's gonna be very clear and she's gonna be in a position to determine how to protect herself and know when she's in danger. Should you be a girl that goes into a room with four men drinking? Should you? Even if you think you know them. Is this about wanting to be the cool girl? Or is this about wanting to set a standard for yourself?"
"To be honest, something inside me was just, like, 'Don't'. I'm very connected with my intuition." Child star Willow Smith admits her sixth sense prompted her to drop out of the upcoming movie remake of Annie last year (13). The role went to Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhane Wallis instead.
Pop star Pink is baring all as she appears naked on the cover of Who magazine's upcoming body issue. The So What hitmaker has stripped down and is showing off her toned and tattooed body for the publication, which features 13 other celebrities who have also posed nude to talk about confidence.
In the black and white shot, Pink is showing off the side of her body as she sits down with knees to her chest and a large smile on her face. She insists she is in the "best shape of my life", and admits that even though she could "lose a couple pounds here and there", she would "rather be strong than bony".
The Grammy winner also hopes to pass her attitude on to her three-year-old daughter Willow, who is already showing signs of confidence like her mum. Pink says, "She said to me the other day, 'Mama, on Tuesday I think we should get naked and have a naked booby butt dance party.' I was like, I'm in!'"
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Fitz/Simmons recent brush with death in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale got me thinking of some of Joss Whedon's tear-inducing deaths (there are so many!). And after some careful consideration, here are the top 10:
Disclaimer: This whole post is basically one big spoiler.
Talk about character development: this guy made a full 180 from villain to self-sacrificing hero. And while he and Buffy had their ups and downs, he had the audience in his complete thrall from the moment he crooned, "If my heart could beat, it would break my chest!" in the infamous musical episode, "Once More With Feeling." Watching him run mad in the rocky seventh season made him even more sympathetic, and by the time he killed himself in order to close the Hellmouth? So done.
When Whedon thought Buffy was done for good, he decided to kill off his main girl. And how else would Buffy die? By tragically sacrificing herself in order to save her sister, Dawn (and all of Sunnydale), of course. The tragedy is upped significantly in light of the fact that no one really liked Dawn in the first place.
Even after her resurrection, there’s a bittersweetness: Willow ripped Buffy out of a heaven dimension, making her transition back into the real world... well, hell.
8. The Entire Human Race
In The Cabin in the Woods, the victory of Marty and Dana's against-all-odds survival is somewhat tamped down by the fact that their continued existence means angry gods are going to obliterate humankind.
7. Agent Coulson
Coulson died like he lived: standing up to baddies with Captain America memorabilia in his suit pocket. His death rather famously served to unite the quarrelling Avengers against a common enemy: his murderer, Loki.
Though, like Spike and Buffy before him, the blow his death dealt was considerably softened by his resurrection, and ensuing TV series.
Okay, now this was just plain cruel: apparently the Serenity's resident jokester/Hawaiian shirt wearer was killed (impaled, no less) because actor Alan Tudyk was unable to commit to a second Firefly movie that is still yet to come. Talk about adding insult to injury!
5. Shepherd Book
Angel rather tragically regaining his soul mere seconds before Buffy is forced to stab him in the chest (to save the world, of course) was a twist of the knife that was pure Whedon. Luckily, Angel's among the veritable army of resurrected Whedonverse characters!
3. Topher Brink
Like Spike, Topher did some serious character-developing: he went from possibly-sociopathic and morally ambiguous to (yet another) self-sacrificing martyr. Yes, he went mad from guilt over being the mind behind the technology that all but brought on Armageddon, but he was able to scrape together enough lucidity to save the day. Let’s hope he was reunited beyond the grave with his true love, Bennett Halverson!
2. Joyce Summers
After five seasons of brutal vampire slayings and other violent deaths, Whedon found a way to kill off Buffy’s mother Joyce in the most shocking way possible: natural causes. Sarah Michelle Gellar played the scene where she finds her mother’s corpse to heartbreaking perfection, and ‘The Body’ will forever be known as one of Buffy’s most chilling episodes.
Penny's shocking demise at the end of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog is all the more awful for the fact that it was Dr. Horrible's death ray that ultimately killed her. Sure, it wasn't him wielding it at the time (no, that honor goes to Captain Hammer), but there's no denying his role in her death. There's also some major poetic injustice in the fact that her death becomes the murder that clinches Dr. Horrible's acceptance into the Evil League of Villains.
Will Smith's teenage son Jaden is courting controversy like his sister Willow after posting a snap of himself posing half-naked reality TV star Kylie Jenner.
Last week (05May14), former Hannah Montana actor Moises Arias posted a black-and-white image on his Instagram.com page of himself without a shirt on while 13-year-old Willow lounges on a bed next to him. The picture caused a storm of criticism, prompting Arias to delete the image from his social networking accounts.
Now Willow's 15-year-old brother is taking the heat after Kim Kardashian's half-sister posted a similar black-and-white snap on her Tumblr blog. The photo shows Jenner, 16, straddling Jaden from behind, as he wears only Calvin Klein boxers and a backwards baseball cap. Alongside the post, Jenner writes, "*Ksss* (sic) Ahhh... 2014."
The pair is reportedly dating. After critics questioned the appropriateness of Willow's picture, her mother, actress, Jada Pinkett Smith, defended the controversial image, telling TMZ.com, "Here's the deal - there was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it."
Pink's husband Carey Hart has laughed off speculation the pop star is pregnant with their second child.
U.S. tabloid reports suggested the So What hitmaker was expecting another tot after motocross ace Hart was spotted "rubbing" the singer's stomach. Pink didn't respond to the rumours, but Hart took to Twitter.com on Thursday (08May14) to make a crude joke about the gossip.
He wrote, "Oh man, i was rubbing my penis yesterday, does that mean my d**k is pregnant?" The pair is already parents to daughter Willow, who was born in 2011.
Will Smith's teenage daughter Willow is at the centre of a controversial photo storm after a picture of her lying on a bed with a topless 20-year-old actor appeared online.
Former Hannah Montana actor Moises Arias posted the black-and-white image on his Instagram.com page earlier this week (begs05May14). It featured a fully-clothed Smith, who turned 13 in October (13), lounging on a bed, while Arias sits under the covers without a top on.
The picture quickly attracted criticisms from dozens of fans on Twitter.com, who questioned why the young teen was in the situation. The backlash prompted Arias to delete the image from his social networking accounts. Arias is known to be close friends with Smith's older brother, Jaden.
Pop punk Pink, actress Rachael Leigh Cook and pregnant former wrestler Stacy Keibler have stripped for a new magazine photoshoot to celebrate beauty at the age of 34. The trio has joined TV stars Dania Ramirez and Laura Prepon to pose for People magazine's Naked at 34 feature, which was inspired by a recent study, which suggested that women feel best about their bodies at that age.
Pink admits she learned to love her body as a child, training as a gymnast, and now she is teaching her daughter, two-year-old Willow, the importance of self-acceptance.
The singer says, "She said to me the other day, 'Mama, on Tuesday I think we should get naked and have a naked booby butt dance party'. I was like, 'I'm in'."
Meanwhile, newlywed Keibler, who is expecting her first child with husband Jared Pobre, is learning to embrace her new curves as she adjusts to motherhood.
She tells the publication, "Being pregnant really gives me a confidence I didn't even know I had. Just yesterday, I asked my husband, 'What do you love most about my body?' and he said, 'Your growing belly'."
And new mum Cook, who gave birth to daughter Charlotte in September (13), reveals she agreed to strip off as a keepsake for her future self: "I'm here for 90-year-old me. I'm here so that future me can look back and be like, 'Hey, you were all right'."
There are few things more powerful than the loss of somebody close to you. There are few concepts that can compete in the realms of emotional or psychological oomph, save perhaps for the long-awaited reunion with a loved one. TV knows this. It seems that television writers are keenly aware that killing off a beloved character or bringing someone back from the dead (either literally, or figuratively with a "they weren't really dead" move) is a surefire way to bring the audience to its knees. Is this fair play? Or is this all too easy — a cheap trick (kind of like the "uh-oh, someone's pregnant" trope) used on too many shows over the years to get viewers to commit to a series for at least a few more episodes?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans will remember that Sarah Michelle Gellar's character died twice throughout the series. In the Season 1 finale, the Master drowned her and she lay dead until Xander and Angel arrived, and Xander was able to resurrect her through CPR. But a more permanent death took place in the Season 5 finale. After her battle royale with Glory, Buffy made the ultimate sacrifice to save her sister and the world. This time she was really, really dead. In the Season 6 opener Willow, Tara, Xander and Anya brought her back to life with a spell; this was and was not the best idea ever.
So killing off characters, and bringing characters back is obviously not new to television — in fact, it's starting to feel a bit repetitious. Even on Buffy, it was all a little too convenient at times, but it made for a great plot! Especially when you consider the fact that Buffy came back "wrong" in Season Six and suffered throughout, unable to tell her friends that they had, in a way, ruined her by bringing her back to life. The nature of BtVS also called for this supernatural storyline, but if something like this takes place in a show that isn't partly based on fantasy, it can feel soap-y or trope-y.
The Good Wife fans and Scandal Gladiators were each dealt a blow recently via the loss of beloved characters Will Gardner and James Novak. Will's death on The Good Wife was an unbelievable shock and truly hit fans hard, but it was later explained when news broke that actor Josh Charles had asked to be written off the show. Of all the ways the writers could have written his exit (and they had about a year to do it), a courtroom shooting had to be the most dramatic. The death of a character like Will also opens up room for so much more to happen with the other characters. Does Diane become the new Will? Does Alicia totally lose her mind? There are so many possibilities! And, therefore, so many more reasons for viewers to keep watching, to vow to never miss an episode. It should be said though, that The Good Wife does an especially good job of doling out the drama in very realistic ways.
The loss of James Novak (played by Dan Bucatinsky) on Scandal was indeed a shock, and writers did some very fascinating stuff with the dialogue surrounding his death. But it could also be argued that this was another "too easy" move to get audiences all hyped up. Scandal may indeed be getting too dramatic for its own good: people keep getting killed off and we are constantly being introduced to characters who we thought were long gone or dead — namely Olivia Pope's parents Eli/Rowan and Maya Pope. Sometimes this works out smoothly (like when we found out Huck had a missing family in the "Seven Fifty-Two" episode), but it frequently crosses the line. Writers should tread carefully. Killing the beloved and raising the dead can bring in more viewers, but it can also alienate those of us who don't want new plot development to be too unrealistic. Shows like ABC's Revenge caught some backlash and lost the interest of many viewers during Season 2, partly in repsonse to so-called plot twists that were getting to be a bit too predictable.
And then we have ABC's new series, Resurrection. The entire premise is based on the idea of raising the dead and killing the beloved! Loved ones return to their familes after years and years of being presumed dead. Things, by definition, get all crazy. One has to wonder if these shows are playing on the most basic human emotions — most anyone will react strongly to seeing a parent embrace a child they thought drowned 32 years ago. It's akin to the idea that it's easier to make someone cry than it is to make them laugh. If writers can keep core audiences in tears (or on the brink of 'em), they have a better chance of keeping their audiences. But that doesn't make it good storytelling.
So in the end, perhaps we, the viewers, are partly (even largely) to blame. If these shows didn't bring on the drama, would we be as aggressively committed (even as we protest to too much drama)? We have to consider our own role in the decisions that are being made concerning our favorite shows. And if we ask for more unique storylines that aren't dependent on the old tricks of the trade, maybe fresher, more interesting material will develop.
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Singer Pink's action-man husband Carey Hart has undergone his seventh back surgery. The former motocross racer has had to endure several surgeries stemming from injuries he sustained during his career, and on Tuesday (18Feb14), the 38 year old took to Instagram.com to show off a photo of himself preparing to go under the knife again.
He wrote, "Here we go, surgery bound. My daughter Willow made sure I had her baby blanket w/ (with) me. My wife is by my side and all (is) good. Let's do this!!! And no I haven't had any drugs yet."
Following the procedure, he updated fans about his condition, writing, "I'm hurting, but I'll be better soon. Can only get better from here. Hope you are good."