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Will Smith has done pretty much every kind of movie genre there is. The living legend recruited his son Jaden Smith for his new sci-fi thriller After Earth which hits theaters on May 31.
The 42-year-old actor had a pretty big hand in the creative process behind the film, but some of his ideas didn't necessarily make it to the big screen.
Will recently sat down with us to talk about some of the work behind the movie, as well as how he ties the artistic process into the life of his family.
He dabbles a little bit into what it's like to be around Kanye West and how they share artistic ideas.
On what it's like going on vacation with Yeezy and Kim Kardashian:
"Just hangin' out, man. Exploring the world. Just taking a little relaxation time. I love Kanye, man. I love his artistic mind. That dude will say anything and do anything. He has a comfort in the studio that, as a artist, is refreshing for me, because in my mind I've put myself into a little bit of a box that I'm starting to open up from."
Will even tries his best to make a vine video, but has a little bit of trouble. The ending result is a must-see!
Check out the interview in the video above and check out After Earth in theaters May 31.
by Lindsey Paul for Global Grind Staff
You might call the woman above crazy. You might say what she did was foolish. But you can never say that she's not a hero.
48-year-old Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Cub Scout leader and mother of two, was just trying to help the wounded soldier on the street after witnessing a gruesome machete attack in Woolwich, South East London.
What she didn't realize is that she would encounter two Islamic fanatics hell-bent on starting a London street war. And the photo of Loyau-Kennett calmly talking to one of the suspects, knife and ax in hand, is unsettling, scary and all around unbelievable.
Speaking with the Daily Telegraph, Loyau-Kennett described jumping off a bus in order to attend to the soldier's wounds.
"And then when I went up there was this black guy with a revolver and a kitchen knife, he had what looked like butcher’s tools and he had a little axe, to cut the bones, and two large knives and he said 'move off the body," she said. "So I thought 'OK, I don’t know what is going on here’ and he was covered with blood. I thought I had better start talking to him before he starts attacking somebody else. I thought these people usually have a message so I said 'what do you want?'"
Loyau-Kennett says the man confessed to the soldier's slaying, and then declared, "I killed him because he killed Muslims."
She continued to chat with the guy, keeping him occupied so that he wouldn't notice police closing in around him. She recalls trying to persuade him to put down his weapons, but he refused.
"We want to start a war in London tonight," Loyau-Kennett recalled one of the men saying.
Eventually, police shot the two suspects and took them into custody.
And Loyau-Kennett, a mom who was just concerned, is now being heralded as a London hero.
Take it from her son Basil, who took to Twitter to deem his mom a "motherfucking badass John McClane mother."
We couldn't agree more.
by Christina Coleman for Global Grind Staff
Let's just start this off with a hair flip, because another woman has joined the billionaire's club. And she is not only just another woman joining the billionaire's club, she is a black woman. She is Janet Jackson; Ms. Jackson if you're nasty.
The little girl from Gary Indiana has officially joined the ranks of Madonna, Oprah and Spanx creator Sara Blakely, just to name a few, as some of the richest women in the world. But instead of congratulating her accomplishments, the media is getting a little nit picky about the exact status of her residency in the billionaires club.
The breakdown goes a little something like this: Janet made a reported $81 million in music and book publishing, $260 million in album sales, $458 million in worldwide tour grosses, $60 million in tour sponsorships, $21.5 million in licensing and $304 million at the box office, which adds up to well over a billion dollars...over her career span, but not exactly in her net worth, as in assets and cash value.
Monetary billionaire or not, the bottom line is that Janet has brought in over a billion dollars during the span of her career and that is both something to marvel at as well as a monumental moment for women of color. Now that Janet and Oprah are at the top, nothing can stop us all from getting our Michelle Obama on.
We're sure Oprah is holding out her arms exclaiming: "I've been waiting so long for company, Janet!"
"Where do we even start?"
Before she begins explaining that things are done a little different at the top...
So listen up, Justice.
Once you're in the Billionaire Club, there will be haters. But do we care?
You know how to handle them.
And if they ever try to bring up your Superbowl past, call up fellow billionaire Madonna to handle it.
That'll teach 'em! If not all you have to do is ask...
Because you're trumping the odds and blazing the way for black women everywhere!
Congrats to Janet Jackson on her all around accomplishments as she joins Oprah and Madonna.
Being a woman billionaire is hard work, but she makes doing it look good!
by Rachel Hislop for Global Grind Staff