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New Music: Will Smith Feat. DJ Khaled “Friend Like Me”

Starring Will Smith, Aladdin the film is set to hit theatres this Friday (May 24). The movie’s accompanying soundtrack is out today, and features an updated version of the song “Friend Like Me,” originally performed by the late Robin Williams. Smith appears on the new remake and also drops a bonus rap version featuring DJ Khaled. Stream both versions below and check out Will Smith’s recent appearances on The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! where she speaks on his role in Aladdin. Continue a...
Tags: New Music, Friend Like Me, Dj Khaled, Will Smith


Aladdin Made Me Feel Like a Kid Again

When I think of the animated Aladdin, I think back to being about 14-years-old, jumping up and down on my bed, and singing along to its soundtrack. At that exact moment, my friends see me doing this through the window and laugh hysterically at me. You see, I love Aladdin. I always have. And I feel this distinct…Read more...
Tags: Aladdin, Guy Ritchie, Disney, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Nostalgia, Marwan Kenzari


Film Review: Will Smith in ‘Aladdin’

Of all the characters in Walt Disney Studios’ canon, is there any more animated than the Genie from “Aladdin”? In 1992, old-school cartooning seemed the only way to keep up with comedian Robin Williams’ rapid-fire sense of humor and free-associative gift for improvisation. Much of the appeal of the original “Aladdin” came thanks to the […]
Tags: Reviews, Aladdin, Guy Ritchie, Will Smith


The Cast and Creative Team Behind Aladdin Celebrate A New Take On A Disney Classic

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The cast and creative team behind Aladdin celebrate a new take on a Disney Classic Aladdin, directed by Guy Richie (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and Sherlock Holmes) starring Mena Massoud as the diamond in the rough, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine and Will Smith as The Genie. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googlet...
Tags: Movies, Aladdin, Alan Menken, Disney, Disney Music, Disney Studios, Guy Ritchie, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Nasim Pedrad, Will Smith


Aladdin: How Disney found its leading characters

Will Smith might be playing the genie, but Disney opted for two relative unknowns for the leads.
Tags: News, Disney, Will Smith


‘Aladdin’: Watch Composer Alan Menken Perform a Medley of Disney Songs, and Learn How Will Smith Crafted His Version of Genie

Despite going into Guy Ritchie‘s Aladdin with almost no hope whatsoever, I ended up being won over by the movie. Fans of the original Aladdin won’t be disappointed, and while I’ve grown to be somewhat cynical about Disney remaking its animated classics, this one justifies its existence by making some interesting updates while staying true to its characters. This past weekend, I attended the Aladdin press conference in Beverly Hills, and amid all of the expected answers about singing and dancing...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Adaptation, Beverly Hills, Little Mermaid, Will-Smith, Smith, Walt Disney, Remakes, Q&a, Guy Ritchie, Guy, Alan Menken, Jasmine


How YouTube Is Trying to Get Will Smith His First-Ever Emmy Nomination (EXCLUSIVE)

YouTube could be the key to Will Smith finally earning a Primetime Emmy nomination — or win. The superstar Formerly Known as the Fresh Prince has been nominated for two Academy Awards, five Golden Globes and one Screen Actors Guild Award, and has won four Grammys (out of eight nominations). Yet a Primetime Emmy nomination […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Awards, Will Smith, Emmys


Will Smith Explains How His ‘Fresh Prince’ Persona Found Its Way Into ‘Aladdin’

To play the Genie, the actor says he referenced Robin Williams' artistic process, but his interpretation was different.
Tags: News, Robin Williams, Will Smith


Recreating ‘Aladdin’s’ magic with Will Smith and fresh faces

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references. With the music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Will Smith, Tim, Agrabah, Alan Menken Howard Ashman


After Hosting ‘Aladdin’ ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Dune’ Jordan Ups Production Rebates (EXCLUSIVE)

Jordan is raising its cash back rebate for film and TV productions from 20% to 25% after recently hosting Disney’s ‘Aladdin,’ “Star Wars IX, The Rise of Skywalker,” and the Denis Villeneuve-directed “Dune” reboot. Concurrently, the kingdom, which provides one of the few stable environments for filmmaking in the Middle East, has reinstated the Jordan Film […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Disney, Global, Markets & Festivals, Middle East, Festivals, Jordan, Will Smith, Cannes film festival, Aladdin, Denis Villeneuve, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Jada Pinkett Smith Admits To ‘Unhealthy Relationship’ With Porn

The actress, who's married to Will Smith, devoted an entire Red Table Talk to the effects of porn.
Tags: News, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith


‘Aladdin’ Special Look Takes You To ‘The World of Aladdin’

The reaction to Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin has been a bit…muted. The footage revealed is a bit lacking, and fans of the original don’t quite know what to make of Will Smith‘s take on the Genie. We won’t know how the film actually is until it’s release, but let’s just say the enthusiasm for this live-action Disney remake is a lot lower than previous releases. But maybe this Aladdin special look will do the trick. The video below goes behind-the-scenes of the Guy Ritchie-directed adapt...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Jordan, John August, Will-Smith, Remakes, Guy-Ritchie, Video Clips, Jasmine, Aladdin, Ritchie, Jafar, Agrabah, Anders, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad


Step into the World of Aladdin in New Special Look Featurette

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Step into the world of Aladdin in new special look featurette Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the special look featurette for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, highlighting how the production designers created the world of the fictional city of Agrabah. Including an interview from Emmy-winning production designer Gemma Jackson (Game of Thrones), talking about the film’s incredible set locations, set designs and costumes, you can check out the video in the player below!...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Disney, Oscar, Jordan, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Jafar


Make Way for Prince Ali in New Aladdin Clip 

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Make way for Prince Ali in new Aladdin clip Walt Disney Pictures has revealed a new clip (via IGN) from their upcoming live-action Aladdin, featuring the Genie’s extravagant musical number that highlights the arrival of Aladdin as Prince Ali. Check out the video in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Disney, Oscar, Jordan, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Ali, Tony, Golden Globe, Prince Ali, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express


Daily Podcast: The Future of Star Wars, Netflix’s Disney Loss, That Horrible Aladdin Clip and The Food We Wanna Eat At Galaxy’s Edge

On the May 14, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Star Wars, Netflix, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, The Twilight Zone, Aladdin , and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge . Opening banter: Water Cooler will return tomorrow, we just have too much news to discuss. In The News: Chris: ‘Star Wars’ Film From ‘Game of...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Will Smith, Ali, Chris, Jacob, Skywalker, Josh Gad, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Star Wars Netflix Honey, White Soon Jacob


The Genie Gives Aladdin a Fabulous Makeover in New TV Spot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Genie gives Aladdin a fabulous makeover in the new TV spot Walt Disney Pictures has revealed a brand new TV spot for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, highlighting our titular street rat’s fabulous makeover sequence as the Genie turns him into the rich and noble Prince Ali. Featuring a lot of new footage, you can check out the video in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Jordan, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Ali, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express


‘Aladdin’ Clip: Will Smith Puts on a Show-Stopping Performance of ‘Prince Ali’

Brush up your Sunday salaam, because Will Smith is performing his show-stopping version of one of Aladdin‘s most beloved songs: “Prince Ali.” But we’ll leave it up to your interpretation as to whether that’s a good or bad version of show-stopping. Watch the new Aladdin clip below. Aladdin Clip Watch Will Smith perform "Prince Ali" in this new clip from #Aladdin! pic.twitter.com/T24OzFl3bf — IGN (@IGN) May 14, 2019 One of the biggest advantages of casting Will Smith as the Genie — a rol...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robin Williams, Fantasy, Disney, John August, Will-Smith, Smith, Ali, Remakes, Guy Ritchie, Video Clips, Jasmine, Aladdin, Ritchie, Jafar


Will Smith calls ‘Aladdin’ remake highlight of his career

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hollywood star Will Smith says that Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” was “one of, if not the best experience” of his accomplished 30-year career. Speaking to reporters in Amman, Jordan on Monday at the regional premiere, Smith, who plays Genie, said the musical movie “called upon every talent I cultivated” throughout […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Disney, Nation, Will Smith, Smith, Amman Jordan, Aladdin, Génie


Michael Rooker Denies Suicide Squad Casting Report

Michael Rooker denies Suicide Squad casting report Michael Rooker is not going to appear as King Shark (or any other character) in the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel, according to Michael Rooker. The Guardians of the Galaxy actor took to Instagram to post a screencap of last week’s report suggesting he would be in the film, which he replied in the caption “DA………..NOT!!!” He later added in the comments “This is not true news… I am not cast in this movie…….,” seemingly settling all doubt about h...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Instagram, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Will Smith, James Gunn, Deadshot, Margot Robbie, Boomerang, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Gunn, Rooker, Amanda Waller


Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union on Leading ‘L.A.’s Finest’: ‘We Get to Be the Action Heroes’

Few shows on television feature woman leads that are also people of color — and even fewer in the action drama genre. Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union, and the showrunners behind Charter’s Spectrum Originals maiden program “L.A.’s Finest” wanted that to change. The new series is a spinoff of the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence franchise […]
Tags: Gabrielle Union, News, Will Smith, Jessica Alba, Martin Lawrence, Bad Boys, L.A.'s Finest, Jessica Alba Gabrielle Union, Charter 's Spectrum Originals


Meet Your New Best Friend in New Aladdin TV Spot, Featurette

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Meet your new best friend in new Aladdin TV spot, featurette Walt Disney Pictures has revealed a brand new TV spot for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, spotlighting Will Smith’s Genie as he explains to our titular street rat what he is. Featuring new footage, you can check out the video below along with the newly released featurette, highlighting the film’s characters. Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) stars as the Genie in the new film alongside Me...
Tags: Videos, UK, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu


Album Review: Logic’s ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’

Self-defined and refined to have the soul and swagger of Ol’ Blue Eyes (even going so far as to name his early mix-tape series “Young Sinatra”), Logic started his hip-hop story as a rakish rapper with a deeply sad personal story to tell, a rapid fire manner in which to tell it and a novelist’s […]
Tags: Reviews, News, Logic, Eminem, Will Smith, Album Reviews, Gucci Mane, G-Eazy


4 Hollywood stars who have made millions acting in Netflix movies, including a massive $250 million deal

Hollywood stars can now strike huge deals with Netflix that rival those from traditional movie studios. Ryan Reynolds is getting paid $27 million for his upcoming Michael Bay movie, "Six Underground." Adam Sandler struck gold with a four-film, $250 million deal in 2014. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Actors don't get paid like they used to, and the days of them making $100 million for a single role — like Will Smith did on "Men in Black 3" — are over.  But as traditional ...
Tags: Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Ben Affleck, Michael Bay, Trends, Netflix, Sandra Bullock, Hobbs, South America, Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Smith, Adam Sandler, Brie Larson, Triple Frontier


4 actors who have made millions from Netflix movies, including a massive $250 million deal

Hollywood stars can now strike huge deals with Netflix that rival those from traditional movie studios. Ryan Reynolds is getting paid $27 million for his upcoming Michael Bay movie, "Six Underground." Adam Sandler struck gold with a four-film, $250 million deal in 2014. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Actors don't get paid like they used to, and the days of them making $100 million for a single role — like Will Smith did on "Men in Black 3" — are over.  But as traditional ...
Tags: Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Ben Affleck, Michael Bay, Trends, Netflix, Sandra Bullock, Hobbs, South America, Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Smith, Adam Sandler, Brie Larson, Triple Frontier


Album Stream: Logic ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’

Two months after making the announcement with a blood soaked trailer, Logic returns with his new album Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Following last year’s YSIV project, the Maryland MC drops a 16-track LP lead by the single “Homicide” featuring Eminem. Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy and YBN Cordae make guest appearances on the album, plus an unexpected collaboration with Will Smith on “Don’t Be Afraid to Be Different.” Continue after the jump…. Previously: Logic Feat. Eminem ...
Tags: Maryland, Logic, Albums, Jazz, Will Smith, Don, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, Eminem Gucci Mane Wiz Khalifa G Eazy