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Jada Pinkett Smith On #JusticeForJada, Rape Culture, And Her Niece Being Roofied

“My niece was given a date rape drug that weekend. She’s 20-years-old – thank God nothing happened because she was with some responsible guys that took care of her. She was safe because she was with a group of friends that realized – she said, ‘Oh, my god, I can’t feel my … ” and she started losing consciousness. Thank god the people she was with put her in a room, closed the door, and she didn’t come to for three and a half hours. … There is an epidemic going on out here in regards to the treatment of women. We have to figure out how we can empower people in different ways. … I’m not a conventional parent, which I take a lot of pride in. The first thing I had my niece do was 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 Mommy thinks.’ Let me just bring in a little reality to validate what Mommy’s been talking to you about.”

This is Jada Pinkett Smith discussing about #JusticeForJada, the hashtag in support of a 16-year-old girl named Jada, whose sexual assault went viral on the Internet. While speaking at an event on Sunday night and then following up with US Weekly, Pinkett Smith revealed that her niece was roofied the same weekend as Jada’s assault. So the actress asked her niece to sit down with her 13-year-old daughter Willow and talk about the experience — not to scare her, I think, but to open her eyes to rape culture in a very concrete way.

After the jump, Pinkett Smith explained more how she is raising Willow to be confident and assertive:  Keep reading »

Jada Pinkett-Smith Lashes Out At “Pedophile” Paparazzi

Photo Of Willow Smith, 13, And Moises Arias, 20, Raises Eyebrows

  • Will and Jada Smith are reportedly none too pleased that an Instagram photo of 13-year-old Willow Smith laying on a bed next to shirtless 20-year-old “Hannah Montana” actor Moises Arias is circling the Internet. Moises is reportedly friends with Willow’s older brother Jaden Smith, but the photo is still raising some eyebrows. [EntertainmentWise]
  • Kim Kardashian tweeted today that contrary to reports she and Kanye aren’t married yet and their wedding won’t be appearing on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” [Eonline]
  • Clay Aiken may have actually won the Democratic primary in North Carolina. [AP]
  • This couple turned their wedding vows into a song — and now they’ve got a recording contract. [Yahoo Shine] Keep reading »

Will & Jada Smith “Respect” Their Kids, Don’t Treat Them Like “Property”

Jada On Willow's Body
Jada defends Willows right to ownership over her own body. Read More »
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“My style of parenting is very similar to that of my parents, minus the concept of ownership. I think that, specifically in African American households, the idea coming out of slavery, there’s a concept of your children being property and that was a major part that Jada and I released with our kids. We respect our children the way we would respect any other person. Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don’t tell our kids to clean their rooms. We tell our kids ‘you don’t have a room, that’s our room and we are letting you borrow it.’ So the same way you would say to an adult if you let them use your car, you say, ‘Yo man, clean my car! Don’t drive around all filthy like that!’ And it’s perfectly reasonable for you to want an adult to clean your car, so we feel it’s perfectly reasonable to ask our kids to clean the rooms that we are letting them use.”

– I never would have thought the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and I would agree on much, but it turns out that Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith actually have some cool ideas about parenting. I’ve always loved their POV on Willow’s hair that it belongs to Willow and they  wants their daughter to understand she controls her own body. Will echoed sentiments like these, too, saying that they don’t believe in treating their kids like “property” they own. I happen to agree! [US Weekly] [Photo: Getty]

Well Played: Jada Pinkett Smith’s Deconstructed Tux

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I absolutely love it when women wear tuxedo pants, especially in unexpected color combinations, so when I saw this picture of Jada Pinkett Smith heading to the “Good Morning America” studios in a pair of beige and black tuxedo pants, I was instantly smitten. There’s definitely a lot going on in this outfit — striped pants and platforms, lace top, leather jacket, spiked nails — but I think she looks amazing. Don’t even get me started on how this woman has maintained the flawless, glowing skin of a 20-year-old at age 41. Maybe her chill attitude about her kinda, sorta open marriage has helped fend off wrinkles? Gorgeous. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Open Marriage Rumors

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  • Jada Pinkett Smith has finally addressed rumors that she and Will Smith have an open marriage. The answer is no, but … [Celebuzz]
  • This dude got his friend’s face tattooed on his entire butt cheek. Now, that’s friendship. [Hyper Vocal]
  • Why do French men make the best lovers? Our friend Amanda — who Amelia stayed with in Paris — has some possible theories. [The Gloss]
  • Rick Ross is not-really-apologizing again for his lyrics about drugging and raping a woman. Also, Reebok is being pressured to drop Ross as a spokesperson over the incident. [Idolator, Fashionista]
  • Jeremy Irons is concerned that marriage equality will allow men to marry their sons. [Evil Beet Gossip]
  • Georgia May Jagger wants to be a Victoria’s Secret model. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »
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