More: I Am Legend
‘Legend’ premiere has that Smith family vibe
By Donna Freydkin, USA TODAY
â€¢On screen: Will Smith’s I Am Legend, opening Dec. 14, got a supersized premiere Tuesday night at a packed Madison Square Garden theater. In Legend, Smith is a scientist who survives a virus that wipes out New York City and is seeking a cure to reverse the plague. The film was shot on location. Son Jaden, 9, played Smith’s kid in last year’s The Pursuit of Happyness, and daughter Willow, 7, makes her film debut in Legend as his child.
â€¢On the carpet: Smith talked about the film not yet being approved in China. “It’s too big a part of the world to not have a Will Smith movie.”
He and wife Jada Pinkett Smith celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary Dec. 31. To mark the occasion, “we said we’d give each other a high-five, say ‘Happy 10th’ and keep moving,” she said.
Close pal Tom Cruise showed up at the Garden. Said Smith: “That’s my man right there. I love the support.” He noted earlier that Cruise looked at the Legend script and gave him pages of notes. But Cruise clarified: “We work together on things. He doesn’t need any help.”
â€¢From the mouths of babes: If she had New York all to herself, “I’d do everything I could,” Willow said. “I’d eat ice cream whenever I want and eat frosting with carrots.” (Source: USA Today)
Dec. 11, 2007 09:15 AM
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have taken daughter Suri to see the Spice Girls again.
The couple took the 19-month-old tot to watch the reunited girl group at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Hotel on Sunday night, just three days after seeing their Los Angeles show.
The Spice Girls – Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Mel C – said, “They can’t seem to get enough of us!”
Tom, Katie and Suri were joined in a private box by good friend David Beckham, husband of Posh Spice Victoria.
As well as seeing two of the concerts on their long-awaited world tour, two weeks ago the Cruise family watched the band rehearse.
Victoria said afterwards, “David and I are great friends with Tom and Katie. It was lovely of them to come down to rehearsals, a really nice surprise.”
Katie has told me before that she used to be a big Spice fan so it was great for her to meet the other girls.”
Although Tom, Katie and Suri were in the audience on Sunday night, many fans who had bought a ticket failed to show.
Many seats in the arena were left empty as they kicked-off the show.
An onlooker said, “It was quite embarrassing. Promoters had boasted of a sell-out tour and it doesn’t look good that they’re playing to half-empty arenas.”
(Source: Arizona Local News)
Will was in Hollywood on Monday, forever cementing his handprints outside of the famed Graumanâ€™s Chinese Theater.
Along with his handprints, which will now grace the sidewalk alongside some of Hollywoodâ€™s greatest legends, Will also carved the message â€œChange The World.â€
â€œThat kind of caught me off guard a little bit, so Iâ€™m honored,â€ Will told Access after the handprint ceremony. â€œIt popped bigger in my mind when I got here than I had played it over the last couple of days, so Iâ€™m excited.â€
And just as Will is lending his celebrity status to Obama, some of Willâ€™s friends were on hand Monday to support their good friend.
Joining Will at the ceremony was pal Tom Cruise, along with Willâ€™s youngest kids Willow and Jaden, as well as his â€œI Am Legendâ€ co-star â€“ Abbey the German Shepherd. His wife, Jada, was not present. (Source: Access Hollywood)