Will Smith’s school insists it’s not Scientologist

June 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm | Posted in Jada Pinkett Smith, will smith | 1 Comment
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Will Smith ‘s soon-to-open private school is not a Scientology facility, as some reports have suggested, the academy’s director said.

Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, have founded the New Village Academy, scheduled to open in September.

The school will use instructional methods developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard called study technology. And a few teachers belong to the church.

But the couple say they are not Scientologists, and the academy’s director insists the facility has no religious affiliation.

“We are a secular school, and just like all nonreligious independent schools, faculty and staff do not promote their own religions at school or pass on the beliefs of their particular faith to children,” New Village Academy director Jacqueline Olivier told the Los Angeles Times.

Oliver said some of the school’s staffers are Scientologists, Muslim, Christian or Jewish.

In addition to reading and math, the school offers classes on yoga, robotics and etiquette.

Ashanti is BACK!!

June 30, 2008 at 10:42 pm | Posted in Ashanti | 1 Comment
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Here are some behind the scene pictures of Ashanti preforming ‘The way I love you’ at Pepsi Smash.

Kimora Lee’s Sexy Specs

June 30, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Posted in Kimora Lee Simmons | Leave a comment
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Kimora Lee Simmons shops for designer sunglasses at Optometrix, an eyewear boutique located in Beverly Hills.

American Idol’ winner Ruben Studdard weds in Ala

June 30, 2008 at 10:18 pm | Posted in Ruben Studdard | Leave a comment
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Former “American Idol” Ruben Studdard has married Surata Zuri McCants at a church in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. But there was no singing during the 30-minute ceremony — just an exchange of vows, prayers and music provided by a string ensemble. A reporter from The Birmingham News attended the ceremony.

The groom, nicknamed the “Velvet Teddy Bear” on “Idol” for his big frame and sonorous voice, wore a black tuxedo with white bow tie for Saturday’s ceremony. His bride wore a white and ivory wedding gown.

Alabama will be their home as the 29-year-old-singer gets set to release a new album later this year.

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