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Will Smith to Play Serena & Venus William's Father in Upcoming Film

Will Smith is reportedly taking on the role of Serena and Venus Williams‘ father in a new movie.

The 50-year-old actor will play Richard Williams in a upcoming flick titled King Richard, according to Deadline.

The spec script, written by Zach Baylin, follows the Williams family as Serena and Venus grew to be two of the greatest tennis players in the world.

The story depicts how Richard, with no tennis background, overcame tremendous hardship and drew up at a 78-page plan for the girls’ professional tennis careers when they were just children.

Tim White and Trevor White are set to produce under their Star Thrower Entertainment banner alongside Will‘s Overbrook Entertainment banner.

Venus Williams, Jamie Chung & Diane Guerrero Attend Create & Cultivate Vision Summit in Miami!

Venus Williams, Jamie Chung and Diane Guerrero are looking chic at the Create & Cultivate Vision Summit inside The Home Depot-designed Orange Lounge on Saturday (December 8) in Miami, Fla.

The 38-year-old tennis star, 35-year-old The Gifted actress and 32-year-old Orange Is The New Black star, along with hundreds of women, attended the summit known for star-studded conferences geared towards women in business. The event included conversations on topics about media, marketing, career and entrepreneurship.

Iskra Lawrence and Monique Coleman were among the attendees at the summit.

“You might find me at a club in South Beach. I’m supposed to say the Olympics,” Venus said of where she sees herself in 2020 at the event.

She also supplied some advice: “Focus on what you want to achieve. Everyone wants to look good, but it’s more important to feel good.”

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Kanye West & Emma Roberts Hit the Town During Art Basel in Miami!

Kanye West stops by the Prada Mode Dinner on Thursday night (December 6) at the Freehand Hotel in Miami, Florida.

The 41-year-old rapper and fashion designer attended the event hosted by fashion writer Derek Blasberg that was held during the 2018 Art Basel.

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Other stars at the party included Emma Roberts, Venus Williams, photographer Tyler Mitchell, and Chloe Sevigny.

Earlier this week, Emma supported American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony!

FYI: Emma is wearing an outfit by Prada. Guests sipped on custom cocktails by Pernod Ricard.

10+ pictures inside of the stars at the dinner…More Here! »

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Venus Williams Lights Empire State Building for Small Business Saturday in NYC

Venus Williams is lighting up the night!

The 48-year-old tennis star participated in the Empire State Building Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday (November 21) in New York City.

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Venus lit the building in support of Small Business Saturday, the annual shopping holiday for small businesses following Thanksgiving (November 22) and Black Friday (November 23).

Venus wore an off-the-shoulder top and a black and white patterned blouse with black skinny jeans as she celebrated small business in the Big Apple, posing with the lever that turns on the lights and taking photos atop the skyscraper in a coat on the very chilly day.

She was also given a smell replica of the Empire State Building with a special plaque.

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Venus Williams Reaches Settlement in 2017 Fatal Car Crash

Venus Williams has finally reached a settlement in the lawsuit filed against her after she was involved in a fatal car crash back in June 2017.

Back in 2017, the 38-year-old tennis star was involved in a car accident in Florida when a car crashed into her. The driver’s husband, a 78-year-old man, suffered a traumatic head injury and died in the hospital two weeks later. The driver suffered several broken bones.

After an investigation, police found that Venus had “lawfully entered the intersection” and that “no final determination” of who was at fault. Venus was not charged in the accident.

Shortly after the crash, the victim’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Venus.

Just last week, Venus and the family reached an agreement, according to court documents obtained by TMZ – which do not disclose the amount settled, but reports that it will cover a number of expenses following the crash.

Serena Williams Battles Rafael Nadal in Badminton Tournament!

Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal share a laugh on the court as they battle it out on the badminton court on Thursday afternoon (August 23) in New York City.

The two tennis stars were also joined at the event by Serena‘s older sister Venus as they attended the 2018 Lotte New York Palace Invitational outside of the Lotte Hotel.

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Later that night, the tennis stars stopped by the Citi Taste of Tennis Gala where Serena showed off her culinary skills while cooking on stage with Chef Cedric Tovar.

20+ pictures inside of the tennis stars attending the events in NYC…More Here! »

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