Jamie Foxx opens up exclusively to "Extra" about the death of music legend Michael Jackson.
"You cannot say enough about what he has given to us musically and culturally," Foxx says of Michael. "We take for granted people like him...all he wanted to do was give us great music and that's what he did. Every single day was dedicated to us."
Jamie adds, "I'll tell you this. Seeing him in concert in 1983 -- the victory concert with his brothers to watch people faint in the audience. Grown men fainting. Women fainting just because he was that dynamic and all you can say is that you hope we put our arms around his family. So much turmoil toward the end of his career...and I think that's the only thing that you can really hope for is that there is finally peace to this whole situation."
Continuing, Foxx said, "What a great time. What a great entertainer. There will never be anybody [like him]...So our condolences go out to his family and let's take time...to do the right thing and honor the beauty of what Michael Jackson was and not the craziness and all of the circus things that the media can grab a hold to sometimes and just go nuts. Let's just honor that guy for all he's done and that's all you can say."
Oscar winner and chart-topping artist Jamie Foxx has been tapped to host the 2009 BET Awards!
The show will feature phenomenal performances by Beyoncé, Kanye West, Maxwell, Ne-Yo, Mary Mary, Fabolous, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy. The "Sasha Fierce" singer and hip-hop star T.I. nabbed the most nominations this year with five nods, followed closely by Lil' Wayne, T-Pain and Keri Hilson, who each earned four nominations.
BET will also celebrate the musical success of soul singers the O'Jays, and honor Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean with Humanitarian Awards.
The BET Awards will be held Sunday, June 28 at 8 PM PDT.
Actress Kirstie Alley has a thing for a leading Hollywood man -- and the cat is out of the bag!
"I want a booty call with Jamie Foxx -- for real," Alley dished to People magazine. "I've always had a bit of thing for him."
In the new issue of the magazine, Alley reveals that she gained 83 pounds since stopping the Jenny Craig diet in 2007 -- and after becoming a vegetarian! "I can't tell you how much weight I gained being a vegetarian! A vegetarian would probably be eating vegetables," Kirstie confessed. "But to me being a vegetarian meant I'm going to eat enchiladas with no meat, and I'm going to eat lots of bread, lots of carbs."
For Kirstie's entire interview, pick up the new issue of People, on newsstands Friday.
Actor Will Smith is dishing to "Extra" about who he thinks should play the first black James Bond on the big screen.
"Extra" caught up with the megastar last night, as he was presented with the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award. When an "Extra" friend asked Will who would make a better black James Bond -- himself, P. Diddy, or Jamie Foxx -- Smith responded, "Puff probably lives the most like James Bond... Jamie Foxx got the swag for James Bond. He can sing too, so he can add a new element to Bond. Wooing the ladies... and I think I can guarantee the box office!"
Jamie Foxx wants fans to know that he is definitely in the running! He told our Mario Lopez that he wouldn't mind donning the 007 tux. "Might be kind of cool. What would my drink be? Not vodka. I'd have to drink Hennessy or something like that. Little yak attack for James Biz-ond!"
Smith is no stranger to playing secret agents on the big screen. He played Agent J in two "Men in Black" blockbusters -- and hopes to return for a third! "We've had a couple of meetings. We're looking at it," Smith says of a potential third round of the hit franchise. "The team has committed, so we have to do it service with the creative part of it. Everyone is on board, so we will see what happens."
"Extra" also caught up with Jada Pinkett-Smith at the ceremony, who brushed off rumors that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are planning on sending little Suri to Will and Jada's new Los Angeles area school. Pinkett-Smith tells "Extra," "No, Suri is not going to the school. That's just rumors."
Billy Ray Cyrus is standing up for his daughter! The singer/actor says Jamie Foxx's rant about Miley went too far.
On Thursday's "Bonnie Hunt Show," Cyrus says, "It was hurtful. There wasn't nothing (sic) funny about it. And, quite frankly, I think if I said those things about his daughter, he might not find it so comedic."
During an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Foxx publicly apologized for the derisive comments he made about Miley on his Sirius Satellite Radio show. "The Soloist" star explained to Leno, "Sometimes as comedians, as we do, we go a little bit too far." He continued, "Miley, I apologize, so I'll call you."
Does Jamie Foxx regret slamming Miley Cyrus during his Sirius Satellite Radio talk show?
Don't think we've been outfoxed, it's true! Foxx tells Jay Leno he officially regrets blasting the 16-year-old on "The Foxxhole" show. The 41-year-old says, "Sometimes as comedians, as we do, we go a little bit too far."
The Oscar winner also reached out to the "Hannah Montana" megastar, saying, "Miley, I apologize, so I'll call you."
Did Jamie Foxx go off on Miley Cyrus on his radio show?
Foxx didn't jump over this one, it's true! The "Soloist" star and a few guests on his show let the "Hannah Montana" star have it! During Jamie's Sirius Satellite Radio show "The Foxxhole," he said, "Who is Miley Cyrus? The one with all the gums?" He continued, "Let me get an order of mouth, light on teeth!"
Jamie and his crew didn't stop there. They said to the 16-year-old sensation, "Make a sex tape and grow up! Get like Britney Spears and do some heroin!"