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Jada Pinkett Smith Honored by Essence

Jada Pinkett Smith Honored by Essence

Cute couples Jada Pinkett & Will Smith and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes get together at the First Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday.

Jada was one of three honorees at the luncheon. In the category of film, Jada, 36, was celebrated for being one of Hollywood’s most versatile and gifted actress / director / producer / screenwriters.

Both Will and Jada started to cry on stage during Jada‘s acceptance speech. Will also had a few words to share about his lovely wife.

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Photos: Charley Gallay/Getty
Posted to: Jada Pinkett Smith, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Will Smith

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  • Carmen

    Jada,Will,Katie and Tom = best couple in Hollywood.

    They all make me smile.

  • anon

    I also hope Tom and Will make a movie together it will be an EPIC fail.
    One which they both thoroughly deserve for there continuing deceit about the corruption of $cientology.

  • anon

    Why has $$$cientology been given tax exemption in our country?!

    This “organisation” is under serious investigation in Germany and Belgium – it has a case to answer.

    Anonymous is calling on public support to help expose the bizarre and highly questionable actions of $cientology.

    “I’d like to start a religion. That’s where the money is.” – A message from their founder.

    youfoundthecard.com

  • anon

    This may have been a great event but what a pity they invited CULT members.

    It’s very shameful that Tom and Will promote scientology.
    I hope eventually their thoughtless and reckless actions catch up with them.

    With such public admiration comes great responsibility, unfortunately Tom and Will and co abuse their fortunate positions and seek to entrap those who admire them.

    Members and ex members of scientology have been intimidated, threatened, abused in every way, forced to have abductions, stalked to the point of suicide and have died under mysterious circumstances.

    Is this something Tom, Katie, Will and Jada are proud of ????
    Are these the type of people you can admire ?

    youfoundthecard.com (find out more)

  • anon

    Pity = $cientologist

    COMMITT CRIMES = $cientology

    CULT = $cientology

  • rossy40

    I have my favorite actors like everyone else, and others leave me cold. I also try to live by the code: If you can’t say something nice… move on. As for Tom Cruise as a “great” actor — Top Gun was the last movie I liked him in. After that… well, I moved on to watch others excel and surpass him. Jamie Fox as Ray Charles, Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Capote, etc.

    I am curious about WHEN Tom Cruise BECAME a Scientologist… An interview Cher did had her admit that she dated Tom BEFORE he got into what he believes now — Hell, I never knew her ex, Sonny Bono was one too. She never understood Scientology, and therefore never followed it.

    The reason I ask when TC became enamored with Scientology is because it’s supposed to get you EVERYTHING you want, right? Yet, when he starred in Interview With the Vampire he was NOT the one fans, critics, and people in HW were fawning over (except Anne Rice, who was the ONLY person who thought TC was “fantastic!” as Lestat). NO! Brad Pitt was “IT!” for almost everybody.

    I’m not sure if it was the tabs or the trades (ie: Variety, the industry mag/paper) that said that TC kept trying to recruit Brad Pitt to become a Scientogist for his “betterment as an advanced human being” and something else. Didn’t Tom try for several years to “change” Brad’s mind? But was unsuccessful because of Brad’s loyalty to his family?

    People can embrace more than one religion — apparently Brad is still a Baptist, as well as a Buddhist… But Scientology reminds me too much of Jim Jones and the People’s Temple — OY!

  • lemibu

    Love them. Good folks.
    How come I keep seeing all this shit about scietologist, in these crappy celebrity forum, but never hear anything in real journalism. I’m not religious, but as far as I know I havent’ heard anything about them repressing women and gays, like may of our more “respectable” western religions. My friend who is a doctor asked me to go to her church and I heard the preacher tell his congregation that if a women questions what is said in the sermon, she should stay quiet and wait till she gets home to ask her husband to explain the sermon to her. I much rather my kids believe in space aliens that that SHIT!!!!

  • citygirl

    I agree with you lemibiu.
    I spent many years in a Christian religion that repressed women. . Why do we act like other religions are so out of touch and repressive,. but we dont question our own. Jesus didn’t preach most of what is in the bible!!!!!

  • bejeebus

    jada and will have signed on for the sciento-bot express. will handed out coupons for free scientology testing at the wrap party for “hancock”.
    say “good-bye” to them. they are on their way to outer space. i hope they don’t take their children with them.

  • anon

    lemibu and citygirl
    or should i say $cientology troll?

    How transparent your comments are = FAIL

    Firstly $cientology is not a religion.
    Your founder actually said that.
    Look it up

    Secondly, this is not a ‘comparative religion’ issue.
    Try and stay focused now
    Instead of pretending to deflect to Christianity,
    How about addressing the growing mountain of horrendous reports of current and former $cientology members who have been abused, harassed, sent broke, driven to suicide, disconnected from their families …. the lists just keep getting longer and longer …

    And if you’re trying to gain the respect of any Christians who may frequent here.. maybe you should let them know that your founder also said Jesus Christ was a paedophile

    Get informed
    Ensure you and your families don’t become victims of $cientology
    youfoundthecard.com

  • anon

    Real Journalists have spoken out – they have been sued, stalked threatened and more.

    Read about Paulette Cooper – an American author who is best known for activism against the Church of Scientology and the repercussions she suffered as a result.

    “Through the years as she continued to expose the Church, Paulette Cooper was the target not only of litigation but of several harassment campaigns including a Scientology campaign known as Operation Freakout, the goal of which was to deter Cooper from criticism of Scientology by having her “incarcerated in a mental institution or jail or at least to hit her so hard that she drops her attacks.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulette_Cooper

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  • NETTIESMITH

    I think Katie married Tom “just to shop.” Folks admit it, she was never a great dresser & her hair did not have the best style until she married Tom. All you ever see pictures of is her “SHOPPING” with baby Suri(who appears doesn’t have any baby friends to play with).

  • Patty

    Im so happy for the Smiths and extra happy Katie and Tom are there.
    They all look so good.

  • ignore trolls

    FYI 64 even before Tom, Katie was the muse and fave of Caroline Herrera and Vera Wang. MTV Diary and VH-1 had segments on Katie modeling their dresses for her movie premieres.
    Back then Katie is so into coffee,cupcakes,shoes and clothes.
    Sounds the same Katie to me.

  • Loren

    KEEP IT
    COMING JJ.TY.

  • jenn

    So why are we supposed to celebrate these four cult freaks? Did they find the cure to cancer? HAve they donated time and money to the homeless?
    Have they stopped all the illegals from crossing the boarders?

  • jdéxy

    BOYCOTT ALL SCIENTOLOGISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Miapocca
  • Miapocca

    Miscaviage calculated Will salary adn decided to go after the upcoming diggest bank account in hollywood….its so obvious..I will never in my life watch anything associated with the cult…no more moeny for smith..never bothered with him anyway so why now…just wait till he gets teh message at the box office , laredy his wife sucks and his two best friends are major poopers at the box office..maybe they should recruit Jessica, I hear she made 7,800 in texas with blonde ambition..ahhah

  • Miapocca

    OMG..i thin kyoudont know what essence is huh ahahha…ahhaha….what the heck did Jada do anyway, did the pap whore cruise buyher an award so he could have his picture taken..I am suprise they didnt take suri..ahhaha at least RoBoHo looks better than the other day slouching in her wrinkled frock.

  • Miapocca

    The scientology video archives..enjoy

    http://www.xenu.net/archive/media/Vault/

  • Miapocca
  • Miapocca

    Scientoloy messing with European politic!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKVnvxfWr5U&feature=related

  • Miapocca
  • Miapocca

    aahahhaha

    ________
    Great event surrounded by amazingly wonderful and talented people. All geniuses. I hope Will and Tom make a movie together.
    _______

    ToM CANT READ..and katie barely finished high school ahahhahaha

  • Miapocca

    ahahha
    she like their clothes, she was hardly evne on teh d list to warrant being thier muse..I don tsee how any deisgner will find a slouching woman worth sewing for..unless of course she is buying it herself…then youhave no choice but to dress her..poor armani..ahhah
    /
    think she would have gotten the message that armani wanted out with all the crap he puts on her terrible frame
    ____________
    FYI 64 even before Tom, Katie was the muse and fave of Caroline Herrera and Vera Wang. MTV Diary and VH-1 had segments on Katie modeling their dresses for her movie premieres.
    Back then Katie is so into coffee,cupcakes,shoes and clothes.
    Sounds the same Katie to me.

  • Miapocca

    come get me..ahahhaha

    seee ya all o nteh next cult freak blog..ahahah

  • tgif

    The true Hollywood royalty and the nicest of all too. Im so happy for them. Katie,Tom,Will and Jada look hot.

  • pr person

    I used to be a huge fan of Will Smith. However, you can usually tell the character of someone by the company that they keep.
    I wonder what Will’s grandmother would think about him being involved in this ‘religon’? About her great grandchildren being home schooled with Scientology principles?
    What a bummer! I have to say that I will no longer see any movie that Smith is involved in from now on.

  • McLovin

    You can’t hate Smith just because he’s friends with a Scientologist that hasn’t even harmed anyone

  • surfer

    More people in Hollywood should be more like the Smiths and Cruises.It will make the world a better place.

  • anon

    Surfer,

    Why should people be more like smiths & cruise couples?
    Why will it make the world a better place?

    What EXACTLY about $cientology abuse, harassment, family disconnection, suicides and threatening behaviour do you attribute to your statement?

    These high profile $cientologists like to represent their ‘cult’ when they feel like it. What about confronting all the criminal and abusive behaviour as well? Or is it all too much for them?

    These ‘actors’ are just people. They don’t DESERVE admiration of any kind if they represent a CULT to the general public to specifically recruit the vulnerable, naive, star struck or mentally ill.

    These are the people that get used and abused in this CULT.
    There are hundreds of examples from current and former members.
    Try and enlighten yourself about what they REALLY represent

    youfoundthecard.com
    xenu.net

  • anon

    McLovin,

    No one hates people they don’t know personally

    What these actors are representing through active positive reinforcement and promotion of $cientology is negligent and reckless and they should take accountability for these actions.

    $cientology has harmed countless members and many non members for wanting to leave the organisation or reveal the truth of their actions.

    Get informed
    Make these ‘actors accountable
    Protect yourself and your family
    Get involved
    You will be stunned at the actions of this so called “church”

    youfoundthecard.com
    xenutv.com
    xenu.net

  • Miapocca

    AMEN..i am glad the anti scientologist are dfinally realising how important it is to be on the blogs that are constanstly being polluted by scientologist who are sent out to harras people opnline….use thier methods to bash them in

    The sheer foolishness of ther statements makes me wan tto puke

    Royalty, Not doing drugs, Adore, Wonderful

    Do you all realise how alike you all sound..its sooooo freaking foolish of you to do miscaviage teh asthmatic midgets work for him while he dabbles in 1000 dollar silk shirts and you scrub piss to jump to clear…masochist I am not..wake fools

  • dean

    This cult does not outwardly do drugs but I’d bet that they are drugging KatIE to keep her submissive.

  • Miapocca

    However for people who claim to know the secret of life..they sure are insecure inall thier consumption of plastic surgery..I guess they dont teach self acceptance and if you cant accept yourself , how the heck can you accpet other people without wanting to alter them…ahhahaha…people think..they people ar a bunch of low self esteemed loonie who want the littl epeopl ecalling them royalty to join thier cult..Has anyone seen cruise in an african village trying to help anyone…I guess the cult goes for the rich only like the beckhams and the smiths..ahaha

    I guess the beckhams ar seeing the light since they moved to america..the frienship was all fas and furious when they lived in britain and werent exposed to the american media and the loonies on cruise..ahahha

    Tom cruise is a narcissistic pyscopath and katie holme sis his RoBoHo…too ashamed to take her out as regular old katie , he took her to the carwash to get a lick ofpaint and changeof parts to boast of his new toy…

    Katie holmes and her family need to wake up..her family indeed disgusts me because it seems they are comfortablke being monied rather than seeing waht is so obvious …waht the heck does her dad and brother converse with cruise about…these folks are pathetic

  • dean

    Do we really know if her dad and bro “converse” with tommy or are we only told by the PR people that they do?
    Kind of like we are only told about all of the many heroic rescues that continue to take place without a single police report or photo.

  • Miapocca

    aww dean hahaha

    So LIB had a really good summery of the rescues..its just so friggin wierd the paps or media hear about ir especially when these folks can go to ground and not a thing is hear about them………………I gues she choses what to let the media hear which of course include all his GOOD deed, probably set up by miscaviage

  • McLovin

    “Do we really know if her dad and bro “converse” with tommy or are we only told by the PR people that they do?”

    Of course we really don’t know. We’re the public but we sually don;t question these things with other celbs. Just the poor Cruises.

  • puck happy

    No, we only question the LIES! Strange how we only see pictures of what THEY want us to see and then TELL us about the miracles.

    How can tommy really save the lives of 10 different people in the past 6 months and there not be SINGLE police or fire report filed?

    Think about it. There are ambulance chasers at ever corner ready to video ALL police officers. PAPS follow the tommy every minute of the day. But yet NO ONE EVER sees the tommy do what no police or fireman is able to do?

    LAIR LAIR PANTS ON FIRE!

  • anon

    Tom Cruise is a very short man and has the ‘short man complex’
    He and David Miscarriage (of justice)
    I cannot believe that he has been called the biggest movie star ever.
    I could not be paid to watch any of his movies.

    Look at what he did to Nicole Kidman.
    Look at how his children only come into public view for PR stunts
    Look at how completely removed from reality he is

  • anon

    Tom Cruise is mainly the poster boy of $cientology
    He has fallen for the mumbo jumbo, hook line and sinker

    The people who run $cientology really don’t believe the crap they are spouting, Cruise does. $cientology is a money making venture that requires payments to be enlightened, the founders never believed in it.

    And unfortunately cults are not religion. Most cults exist for the sole purpose of separating cultists from their money or property.

    “$cientology -uniting culture and bringing peace” – only if you have a nice FAT bank account.

  • anon

    Check out the interview with Katie Holmes.
    She and Tom speak like pre-programmed robots…with no personality coming through. and nothing makes any sense!
    No point to anything they say.
    Just a mask of a human face rambling off vague non-answers. SCARY!
    Think of all the GOOD their money could do and how many people they could HELP if they gave it to charity rather than the “church” of narcissistic stupidity. Actors really are the best target for this cult.

  • anon

    Here’s an excerpt from somewhere… google and read for yourself.

    “At sea the cruelty extended to children. On one occasion, [L. Ron] Hubbard was infuriated by a small boy who had unwittingly chewed a telex.

    HANA ELTRINGHAM: “He put this 4½ year old little boy – Derek Greene – into the chain locker for two days and two nights. It’s a closed metal container, it’s wet, it’s full of water and seaweed, it smells bad. But Derek was sitting up, on the chain, in this place, on his own, in the dark, for two days and two nights. He was not allowed to go to the potty. I mean he had to go in the chain locker on his own, soil himself. He was given food. And I never went near it, the chain locker while he was in there, but people heard him crying. That is sheer, total brutality. That is child abuse.”

    What an utterly delightful “religion” Tom and Will

  • anon

    There are some great docs on Scientology out there.
    One, BBC production called Panorama, was great… exposed the ‘church’ leaders for the crap they get up to in order to suppress by fear.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7922220836261464038&q=panorama%2C+scientology&total=174&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=2

    Wikipedia has a great explanation of the origins of this nutty sci-fi book gone live.

    It is funny, but not surprising the number of ‘celebridiots’ who are attached to this weird CULT, including the not-as-larger-than-life Kirsty Alley… all seem to be quite surprised by the information that their ‘religion’ is founded on a science fiction novel about an alien invasion about 75,000 years ago…

    Although they’d like to deny and suppress this info, the book, Dianetics, has a graphic (poor quality to be sure) of a volcano, where, according to L. R. was where all these aliens were sacrificed… this is after the sky god Xenu, found a location with 10 or more usable volcanos…. and then flew the poor outcasts there on DC-8 like craft….

  • anon

    Scientology and other childish forms of mysticism are attractive to people who are stinking rich, have lots of time on their hands but who don’t have the intelligence or the imagination to partake in any rational pursuit.

    It’s what happens when you give intellectually dull people a ton of money and free time. People like Cruise get into Scientology to compensate for their shallow personalities. They’re rich and famous but they’re still incredibly dull people. There is another reason, that is that shallow celebs labor under the delusion that they are important and significant and when real life doesn’t really reflect this, they react by attempting to MAKE themselves interesting and important.

    It’s all part of their delusions of grandeur.

  • anon

    Will & Jada = CHA – CHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • anon

    Remember when Tom was popular?

    His self-arrogance and superiority is apparent and people are very turned off, thus, they now pass on his films, and that hits the bottom line.

    That’s how quickly things might turn for Will if he’s not careful

    $cientology = FAIL

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