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Jaden Smith: Dad Will Is 'Really Just Cool' | Jaden Smith, Will Smith

Will Smith & Son Jaden Costar in After Earth

Originally posted 05/28/2013 11:30AM

In their new film After Earth, real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith play a father and son – and Will says his 14-year-old son's decision to act was all his own.

"It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane," the star tells New York magazine in advance of the movie's May 31 release.

"I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that's going to be everywhere in the world. He is making a choice from the informed," says Will, 44.

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What's Jada Pinkett Smith's Favorite Diet Cheat? | Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Her 'Craziest' Diet Ever

Originally posted 02/13/2013 07:00PM

Jada Pinkett Smith knows a thing or two about diet and exercise.

The 41-year-old mom to Jaden, 14, and Willow, 12, who recently showed off an extremely toned beach body, says the craziest diet she's ever done actually involved a whole lot of eating.

"My craziest diet was for The Matrix," Smith told PEOPLE at the Vera Wang Fall 2013 Collection fashion show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week on Tuesday. Seated front row next to model Chrissy Teigen, Pinkett Smith enjoyed some girl time away from husband Will Smith, who recently vacationed with pals – and parents-to-beKim Kardashian and Kanye West in Brazil.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Daughter Willow's Hairstyles | Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Daughter Willow's Hairstyles

Originally posted 11/28/2012 06:20PM

The actress and mom of two takes to her Facebook page to answer her critics

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Jada Pinkett Smith Wants Her Kids to Ignore Haters & Be Individuals

Jada Pinkett Smith Wants Her Kids to Be Individuals

Originally posted 10/31/2012 01:00PM

When it comes to raising her kids, Jada Pinkett Smith isn't authoritarian in her rule-making.

"I think that old school style of 'I'm your parent and I'm greater than you' doesn't work," she told PEOPLE at a Yes to Prop 35 event hosted by The Moms on Monday afternoon. "What I establish with my children is a partnership."

Adds the actress: "I'm not necessarily dictating what is happening in their lives."

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Stars Fete Michelle Obama at Fundraising Lunch | Anna Wintour, Jada Pinkett Smith, Salma Hayek

Michelle Obama Is Guest of Honor at Jada Pinkett Smith, Salma Hayek Lunch

Originally posted 10/26/2012 02:00PM

The ladies love Michelle and are opening their Hollywood handbags to prove it.

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Jada Pinkett Smith on the Divorce Rumors: Enough Already!

Jada Pinkett Smith on the Divorce Rumors: Enough Already!

Originally posted 08/10/2012 10:05AM

Jada Pinkett Smith is an experienced hand at dealing with rumors she's headed for divorce.

"It seems like that happens at least once a year, or at least once every two years," Pinkett Smith, 40, tells September's Essence.

"It's rumored that we're getting a divorce. But no. We're not getting a divorce. Where am I gonna go? Where am I going to go?" she says of her 15-year marriage to husband Will Smith.

"That's my boo. It's like he's another part of me."

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PHOTO: Jada Pinkett Smith Shows Off Her Bikini Bod | Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith Tweets Sexy Bikini Photo

Originally posted 07/29/2012 02:45PM

Whoa, mama!

Jada Pinkett Smith gave her Twitter followers a treat on Saturday: the actress posted a sexy photo of herself emerging from the ocean, showing off her impressively toned, Bond Girl-esque physique.

But Pinkett Smith, 40, wasn't just displaying her own hard work – she had an inspirational message for other women her age to accompany the picture.

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Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith Visit Ethiopia for Charity | Will Smith

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith Visit Ethiopia for Charity

Originally posted 07/10/2012 06:00AM

Talk about giving back for your birthday! Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who in 2010 used their birthdays to raise $109,000 for charity: water, a non-profit organization which brings clean water to developing nations, have taken it one step further.

The couple just visited Ethiopia with charity: water and inaugurated a clean well for a village of 400.

Spotted smiling at each other while receiving gifts from grateful villagers, the two witnessed the construction of a brand-new well in the Maego village, Tigray, and even manned the organizations new drilling rig, Yellow Thunder. The celebration for the new water supply was made complete when the Smiths danced and sang along with the community.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Has Advice for Newly Engaged Miley Cyrus | Jada Pinkett Smith, Miley Cyrus

Jada Pinkett Smith's Advice for Miley Cyrus: Be Liam's Friend

Originally posted 06/12/2012 02:30PM

Jada Pinkett Smith remembers a thing or two about young love – and is willing to share some words of wisdom for a lasting marriage with the recently engaged Miley Cyrus.

"Learn how to be friends, especially when you are starting that young," the Madagascar 3 star says is some of the advice she would give 19-year old Cyrus, who on May 31 became engaged to Liam Hemsworth, 22.

Pinkett Smith, in New York for the premiere of her movie, was also on hand Friday to share "mommy-talk" and advice with mom bloggers at The MOMS, a multiplatform lifestyle brand, and Capri Sun Super V Mamarazzi's event in Times Square. 

"Forever is a long time," Pinkett Smith, 40, says of being in a lasting relationship. "When you are starting forever at 19 years old, and it is not to say that there is anything wrong with that, but it is just to know that what it is now and what it will be, it is just going to continue to transform and change."

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Will & Jada Will Celebrate 15th Anniversary with a High-Five | Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith to Celebrate Anniversary with a High-Five

Originally posted 06/10/2012 05:00PM

They said their "I dos" in a secret New Year's Eve ceremony in 1997. Come December, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith will celebrate 15 years as husband and wife.

"Fifteen years! It's amazing, isn't it?" Pinkett Smith told PEOPLE at the New York City premiere of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted recently.

"I was just doing the Today show, and there was a couple there who was celebrating 59 years of marriage, and I thought to myself, '15 years ain't nothing, you know?' It's just the beginning. That's the way I look at it."

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