ROLL CALL: Will Smith’s Son To Remake ‘Karate Kid’
First Published: November 11, 2008 12:35 PM EST Credit: Getty Premium
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Jaden Smith To Wax On/Wax Off: Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith, is set to star in a remake of the beloved 80’s classic, “The Karate Kid,” Variety reports. The film will be set in a slew of international locations, including Beijing, but will borrow themes and elements from the original film, which starred Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. No word if the evil leg-sweeping guys from the Cobra Kai dojo will return. And, we’re not sold on this remake until we see Jaden’s one-legged crane kick!
John Mayer Says He’s Still All Sunshine: If you’ve been getting a bad vibe from John Mayer lately, the singer would like you to know that you’re wrong. “I am not darker, angrier or moodier these days. In fact, it’s just the opposite,” the singer and Jennifer Aniston pal wrote on his Web site Monday. “All that’s happened is that I’ve given up on trying to find a way to use unwanted media as a form of entertainment. (It still was worth a try.) A walk to the car isn’t the best time to try and analyze my mood or disposition, so you’ll probably always get a bad read from it,” he continued. Phew! We here at AccessHollywood.com can now cancel that basket of muffin tops we ordered as a pick-me-up for John.
Vanessa Dishes On LiLo ‘Betty’ Problems: Vanessa Williams told OK! Magazine that reports of a feud between Lindsay Lohan and America Ferrera were “blown out of proportion,” but Vanessa does shed some possible light on what happened. “America is the consummate professional,” Vanessa told the mag at Monday night’s Mayor’s Awards ceremony at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. “She works very hard, and she’s also she’s very invested in her character. So if you don’t come with the same drive and panache… I think that’s were the unbalance was.” Vanessa Williams — professional actress feud resolver!
Kim Kardashian Throws Bash For Mom: “Dancing With the Stars” castoff Kim Kardashian threw a lavish bash for her mom, Kris Jenner, for her 53rd birthday this weekend, People reported. Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and other friends (with or without names beginning with the letter “K”) celebrated with an 11-course dinner at Michael Mina’s XIV restaurant in West Hollywood. Fellow diner Lionel Richie even stopped by the table to wish Kris a happy birthday.
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