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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”

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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]

Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Daughter Willow’s Right To Do Her Hair However She’d Like

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“This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”

– Jada Pinkett Smith took to her Facebook page to address the played-out “controversy” over the way her 12-year-old daughter Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair. Some, apparently, feel that Jada and husband Will Smith should exert more control over what their daughter does with her appearance, which, I suspect, stems from their discomfort that the burgeoning pop star’s look is not traditionally feminine. I absolutely love Jada’s response to this (which echoes the one her husband gave a few months ago), and especially admire the fact that she doesn’t just call out our culture’s expectations of what a little girl should be, but is also upfront that parents should not use their children to channel their own insecurities. Bravo! [Facebook via Clutch Magazine]

This Week In Style: Valentino Demystifies Anne Hathaway’s Wedding Headband!

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  • Anne Hathaway’s interesting bridal bandana, explained! [NYMag.com]
  • TV host and girl-about-town Alexa Chung is set to release her first book, “a glimpse into Chung’s secrets to successful dressing, style tips, sketches, and personal photos,” next September. [Vogue UK]
  • Despite all the drama and criticism that’s surrounded Hedi Slimane’s first collection for Yves Saint Laurent, bigwig buyers from giants like Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman are loving the wares, which is kind of the whole point. [Refinery29]
  • Elizabeth Olsen talks shopping, style, and borrowing/stealing clothes from her sisters in an exclusive interview. Girlfriend’s got it rough! [Grazia Daily]
  • Chanel is trying to make French manicures happen again. For what reason, we may never know. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Willow Smith, 11, Too Young For A Tongue Piercing?

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Willow Smith, the 11-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, posted the above photo to her Instagram this weekend, and it appears as if the young pop star has a new tongue piercing. There’s certainly a possibility that she’s got one of those fake magnet piercings in her mouth and hasn’t actually been stabbed by a needle, but let’s assume, for the sake of debate, that it’s real. A person under 18 can’t get pierced in California without parental permission, and Will and Jada do seem like parents who try real hard to be “cool,” so I wouldn’t put it past them to allow this. (Especially if they subscribe to the Scientology belief that kids can basically do whatever they want.) However, this does seem like it would be a more extreme version of what Will talked about in regards to letting Willow shave her hair, no? What do you think — is 11 too young for a piercing? (Personally, I think yes. I also think tongue piercings are so ’90s raver. Sorry, Jessica.) [Dlisted]

Why Will And Jada Pinkett Smith Let Daughter Willow Cut Her Hair

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“We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that it is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.”

– I’m usually sort of ‘meh’ on Will Smith and the whole Smith family, but I am really impressed by this particular quote from him on letting daughter Willow cut her hair. There’s really something to be said for instilling a sense of body sovereignty and ownership when we’re young. I think it’s wonderful that Smith and his wife Jada have seen the importance in teaching this to their children, particularly their daughter, in ways that are appropriate and understandable for her age. I imagine this will only have a very positive effect on her as she becomes a woman and is up against the various ways in which people and society try to claim her body as their own. [Necole Bitchie.com]

Morning Quickies: Willow Smith Shaves Her Head

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  • Britney Spears is launching her own version of Twister. We know how much she loves some good, wholesome fun. [StarPulse]
  • Roseanne Barr has filed papers to run for president under the Green Party. I suspect this will go as well as her singing “The National Anthem”? [Newser]
  • Pippa Middleton is reportedly dating a college pal named George Percy, an heir to the Duke of Northumberland and owner of Alwick Castle, which was used as the setting of the Hogwarts School in the “Harry Potter” movies. [People]
  • Lana Del Rey might have blown “Saturday Night Live,” but last night on “Late Night” was a slam dunk. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Willow Smith’s Wicked New Neon Hair

True story: I went to grad school in Brighton, England, the place where raves never died. Everywhere you go in Brighton, there are middle-aged people wearing neon yarn hair, a holdover from their days in the rave caves of the ’90s. Often, these rave casualties would tote around their children, and many times I felt pangs of second-hand embarrassment for the tweens whose moms and dads sported fake neon dreadlocks down to their knees. It gave me the douchechills. Willow Smith’s new neon braids remind me of those Brighton folks, but unlike them, her new hairdo is age- and life-appropriate. Whip it, girl. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Willow Smith Is A 21st Century Girl


Willow Smith isn’t waiting for the sun to come out tomorrow. She has dropped her new video for “21st Century Girl,” which takes her to the desert, where she turns sand into a butterfly and runs with wolves. Well, until she pulls some buildings into place and peels away the desert to reveal a city street. I was admiring how amazing her yellow puff sleeve top looks with that red Galliano-esque skirt when I remembered that she is actually a 21st Century Girl—born on October 31, 2000. And then I just felt kinda old. [PopEater] Keep reading »

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