Tags: Jada Pinkett Smith, New Village Academy, private school, scientology, will smith
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.
Tags: 2008, Chris Brown, Coldplay, I am Legend, lindsey lohan, Mike Myers, MTV, MTV Movie Awards, Paris Hilton, Rihanna, Tila, Transformers, Will Ferrel, will smith
Who watched the MTV Movie Awards?? I did! If you missed it, trust me, you didn’t missed much. But if you still want to watch, MTV will play reruns of the show probably till the end of the month. It’s the policy to make show EVERYONE sees the show and knows it front and back, line for line.
So here’s the highlights you’ve missed or want to see again.
Here’s Chris Brown looking so FINE. I love his Mohawk; seems to be the style for young black men.
Chris and host Mike duel it out at the beginning of the awards.
Tags: bow wow, will smith
Although music has been the main focus of his career thus far, Bow Wow is determined to get his acting chops up to rival Will Smith.
According to Reuters, the 21-year-old rapper made the decision recently, and has joined the upcoming fifth season of HBO’s “Entourage” in a recurring role as a stand-up comic named Charlie.
Like Bow Wow, Will Smith became as a rapper, but parlayed his popularity into acting, which has certainly paid off.
“After 16 years in the music industry and six successful albums, I’ve decided to shift my energy to something else I’m passionate about, acting,” said Bow Wow. “I’m going to try to be the next Will Smith.”
Bow Wow is currently shooting in New Orleans for a film called “Patriots,” a sports drama about a high school basketball team in post-Katrina Louisiana. The film also stars Forest Whitaker and Isaiah Washington.
The young rapper has already begun to build an impressive acting resume, boasting roles in past films such as “Roll Bounce,” “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “Johnson Family Vacation” and “All About the Benjamins.” And has recently wrapped the indie “Driving Lessons.”