Will Smith and his TMI-spewing wife recently fired the headmaster of their private school. Allegedly, the educational feud with Jacqueline Olivier was over the curriculum for a “Study Technology” class at the New Village Leadership Academy. Will and Jada have denied that the school is all about Scientology, but the word is that Olivier wanted to do some tinkering with the course, even though it was designed by L. Ron Hubbard, which wasn’t cool with Will and Jada. Guess they’ll have to find a new headmaster to teach their kids science fiction?
But wait a second. Let’s back up. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have a school? And they aren’t the only ones. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Holy Sibling Rivalry. For the fourth time in Wimbledon history, the Williams sisters will be facing each other in the championship tennis match. Venus easily beat out top-seed, Dinara Safina, to make it to the final, while Serena just barely snuck into the top two after a challenging match against Russian, Elena Dementieva. In 2002 and 2003, Serena won Wimbledon over Venus, but last year, Venus took home the title. On Saturday the sisters will once again face each for the final match to see if Venus can tie up the trophies or if Serena will reign again. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Call it the Anna Kournikova effect. We’ve suspected for a while that women who are gorgeous and semi-good at tennis get more face time in the sport than women who are amazing but only average looking. This week, our greatest suspicions were confirmed. The All England Club, who hosts Wimbledon, admitted that looks help determine who plays on Centre Court, which automatically means television coverage. The spokesman for the Club, Jonny Perkins, stated it plain and simply: “Good looks are a factor.”
While Serena Williams, the uber-famous number two seed, was playing on the number two court, two lower ranked 19-year-olds—8th seed Victoria Azarenka and 28th seed Sorana Cirstea—were being broadcast on Centre Court. Later in the week, number one seed Dinara Safina played on one of the outer courts while seeds nine and fifty-nine got Centre Court. To put the nail in the coffin, during the men’s tournament, five-times Wimbedon winner Roger Federer was not displaced to the number two court. Keep reading »