"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Russell Armstrong, who took his life last week, has been portrayed as a sleazy businessman with a penchant for sadistic sex. But he was deeply committed to the recovery community, saving the life of his meth-addicted sister and dreaming of building a rehab empire, and he was even intent on owning a piece of TheFix.com, an addiction and recovery website. Read their account of the meetings they had with Armstrong weeks before his death.
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Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith are featured on the cover September's Architectural Digest, giving readers an inside look at their glamorous 25,000-square-foot mansion nestled in the Calabasas hills of Southern California.
Will says the idea behind designing this sophisticated home with its open floor plan was to "create an infinite cycle that represented what Jada and I had hoped for our love."
Oprah's final two guests will be Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. As the queen of daytime talk ends her 25-year run of "The Oprah Show" on May 25, speculation about who will appear as the final guest included boyfriend Stedman Graham, Tom Cruise, Dr. Phil McGraw, Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Giffords.
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Jennifer Lopez is celebrating the release of her new "Love?" album, and made an anticipated return to "Extra" at The Grove on Friday. Her latest compilation of songs features collaborations with rappers Lil Wayne and Pit Bull. Lady Gaga also co-produced a few of the tracks.
J.Lo gushed about the album and said it's all about the fans. "It's the best to see people enjoying your music and having a good time. When it really works and really touches people, it's just the best."
Will Smith and his prodigal son Jaden are set to star in M. Night Shyamalan's next thriller, set 1,000 years into the future. The eerie sci-fi adventure is about a boy who navigates an abandoned Earth to save himself and his alienated father after their ship crashes on the planet.
M. Night Shyamalan will direct, and will produce the as yet untitled film alongside Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and others. Shyamalan said, "The chance to make a scary, science-fiction film starring Jaden and Will is my dream project."
Leapin' lizards! It's been confirmed that actor/producer Will Smith is rebooting another movie franchise, this time for his daughter Willow Smith to star as comic strip tyke, Little Orphan Annie.
Smith found success producing a new version of "The Karate Kid" last year -- with his son, Jaden, in the lead -- and is now remaking the 1982 musical "Annie," Overbrook Entertainment, the Smith's company, said in a statement.
And the family talent grows... Willow Smith, 9, following in the footsteps of her famous parents, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, and "Karate Kid" brother Jaden Smith, belts out her song "Whip My Hair" in this rocking video.
Willow will perform her single in front of a live audience on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, Nov. 2!
Power couple Will and Jada Smith are joining forces with Charity Water -- and have announced they'll be celebrating their September birthdays by asking fans to make donations to help build water projects in developing nations.
Charity Water was started four years ago, and since then, thousands of people from around the world are celebrating their birthdays using the online platform MyCharityWater.org to make an impact on the water crisis.
In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Will and Jada are hosting a contest where the top three fundraisers to start their own birthday campaigns will join the Smith family on a trip to visit the completed water projects in Africa.
Visit CharityWater.org/WillandJada for more info -- and check out their video below.