Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

Songs, Movies & Moments: December 2018

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

A Look at Entertainment

by T.J. Moore –

For some fans, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have defined the term “relationship goals.” But according to the Academy Award-nominated actor, there was a time when his family completely stopped taking his leadership. Smith called this period in 2012 “the great mutiny.”

“One of the major things that happened is that I hit a ‘midlife crisis’ point, where I’ve built all of the things I’ve dreamed of,” Smith told Haute Living magazine. “And in my family, I secretly call 2012 the year of the mutiny, and it was really the year that my family rejected the direction of my leadership.”

Smith’s father, who was in the Air Force, ran his family like a military operation. The actor tried to run his family the same way and assumed that they would follow his directions. But they didn’t. According to Smith, the rebellion started with his youngest daughter Willow.

“She really tested me,” Smith recalled. “She was like ‘No, she didn’t want to.’ She was done with “Whip My Hair” and performing, and as a protest, she shaved her head bald.”

Willow, now 18, spoke about how the success of the 2012 song affected her and her relationship with her parents on a recent episode on Facebook Watch’s ‘Red Table Talk.’

“I definitely had to forgive you daddy for that whole ‘Whip My Hair’ thing. It was mostly daddy because he was so harsh at certain times.”

Michelle Williams/Chad Johnson

Former Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams recently sent cryptic messages through Instagram suggesting that she and Pastor Chad Johnson called off their engagement. After calling off the engagement on three separate occasions, Williams decided to follow through this time.

While announcing the release of a surprise album entitled Fearless, Williams announced the break-up with this message on her Instagram story.

“I still remain fearless. I guess I still remain single! Things didn’t work out. The healing that needs to take place is a must! I don’t wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry.”

Catch the remaining episodes of “Chad Loves Michelle” Saturdays on OWN.

Tisha Campbell-Martin and Duane Martin

As the divorce proceedings of Tisha Campbell-Martin and Duane Martin continue, some alleged shadiness on the part of Martin has been exposed. In 2016, the then-couple filed for bankruptcy. Since the Martins are divorcing, their filings are now under scrutiny.

When the Martins filed for Chapter 7, they were drowning in over $15 million in debt. According to TMZ, it was found that Martin had some forthcoming income and was hiding it to avoid paying off debt. The Real Husbands of Hollywood actor was receiving income from a real estate investment and a clothing store, which he did not disclose in the filing.

It was also discovered that Martin received a $1.4-million loan from friends Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith through their company. Martin allegedly used that loan to purchase a house, sell the house for $1 million and pocket the profits. He never disclosed the deal to bankruptcy officials. The Smiths had no clue that they were being used, so they will not face consequences.

Black Panther

Black Panther became the first Marvel Studios film to land a Golden Globe Nomination in the Best Motion Picture Drama category. The film was also nominated for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. According to supporters, the Best Motion Picture Drama nod could also translate into an Oscar nomination.

Catch the Golden Globes January 6 on NBC.

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