INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 01: Jada Pinkett Smith attends 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on December 1, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jada Pinkett-Smith has been vocal in the past about Hollywood and it’s award shows, namely the lack of recognition of actors of color. Let’s not forget #OscarsSoWhite!
Well now she’s voicing her distaste for the lack of recognition of the movie Girls Trip and it’s breakout star, actress/comedian Tiffany Haddish.
Checkout her tweets (see below) aimed at The Hollywood Foreign Press AKA Golden Globes. She says they didn’t even watch the movie even though we all know Girls Trip earned millions at the box office.
Girls Trip was one of the most successful films this summer & Tiff was hands down the funniest person on screen in 2017 and we couldn't get eyes on the film or a press conference. How could a nom happen & how much more critical acclaim must a movie have to simply get a screening?
The fact that the brilliance of @TheBigSickMovie went unnoticed and the fact that one of the most prolific films of the year, @GetOutMovie, is considered a comedy... illuminates the depths of the sunken place... for real.
Jada Pinkett Smith is denying she is a Scientologist after former member Leah Remini claimed she was one.
Remini, whose reality show, “Scientology and the Aftermath” examines the experiences of former members leaving the controversial church, made the claim about Pinkett Smith in a Saturday interview with The Daily Beast.
“I know Jada’s in. I know Jada’s in. She’s been in Scientology a long time,” Remini said. “I never saw Will (Smith) there, but I saw Jada at the Celebrity Centre. They opened up a Scientology school, and have since closed it. But Jada, I had seen her at the Scientology Celebrity Centre all the time.”
Although she acknowledged she has studied Dianetics, Scientology’s main text, and Study Technology, a teaching method developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, she also said she’s studied and participated in aspects of other religions as well.
Remini has not responded to Pinkett Smith’s rebuttal. Pinkett Smith ended her Twitter thread with what some may interpret as a direct response to Remini’s claim.
“I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not,” she tweeted, “NO ONE ELSE can hold that power.”
Rap legend Tupac Shakur would have been 46 on Friday, and childhood friend Jada Pinkett Smith took to social media to dispute the accuracy of her relationship with the late singer in the new film “All Eyez on Me.”
“Forgive me ... my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in ‘All Eyez on Me’ to stand as truth,” Pinkett Smith posted on Twitter.
Pinkett Smith tweeted eight times, disputing several scenes featuring her relationship with Shakur, who was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996.
"The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful," Pinkett Smith tweeted.
However, the actress did not find fault with the actors who portrayed her and Shakur -- Kat Graham and Demetrious Shipp Jr., the Los Angeles Times reported.
"You both did a beautiful job with what you were given. Thank you both," she wrote.
L.T. Hutton, who produced “All Eyez on Me,” told TMZ that he was disappointed in Pinkett Smith’s criticisms. He said that he and the filmmakers took some liberties because they were trying to show who Shakur was, TMZ reported.
Hutton said that he studied Pinkett Smith’s words about Shakur in interviews, and believes she was fairly represented, TMZ reported.
Pinkett Smith ended her Twitter barrage with a tweet directed at Shakur, the Times reported.
"Happy birthday Pac, you are cradled in my heart for eternity,” she tweeted. “I love you."