03:06 PM EDT 09/18/2014
Originally posted 02/16/2005 06:00AM
Will Smith is an excellent kisser. Don't believe us? Just ask him. At the premiere for his new romantic comedy Hitch, held on New York's Ellis Island, Smith asked leading lady Eva Mendes what it was like to smooch him. "It was the most amazing onscreen kiss I ever had," she told the crowd deliberately and automatically. Smith then turned to costar Kevin James and asked the same question, to which the King of Queens star replied, "It was the most amazing onscreen kiss I ever had." "Cuz I got the fire in the lips!" Smith shouted. "That's how I break them down. Watch!" He then smooched a guest sitting in the front row to prove his point. Also at the party: Jada Pinkett Smith, Russell Simmons, Missy Elliott, Amber Valletta, Nick Cannon, Tatyana Ali, America's Next Top Model winner Eva Pigford and director Andy Tennant. Smith treated the group to a reunion with his former partner DJ Jazzy Jeff, who spun while Smith performed hits including "Getting Jiggy Wit It."
Originally posted 05/18/1999 12:00AM
Actresses Fran Drescher ("The Nanny") and Kate Mulgrew ("Star Trek: Voyager") both made news this weekend by delivering unexpected announcements that they are leaving their respective TV shows. For further details:
Originally posted 05/12/1999 12:00AM
"The Nanny" star Fran Drescher was dismissed from a lawsuit brought by a stunt woman who claimed she was injured during filming of "Beautician and the Beast." Drescher, who was executive producer as well as star of the movie, was dismissed Friday along with two producers and a writer, said her attorney, Donald Etra. A director and a producer are still named as defendants. Maria Doest, 46, claimed she was sprayed with a harmful fire retardant in July 1996 while preparing for a scene. She is seeking unspecified damages for asthma, exhaustion and other problems, according to her Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit.
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