Over the holidays, Seven Pounds, the take my body parts for free, epic, passed the $60 million mark. Not Will Smith’s biggest hit, but enough to clear the $55 million it took to get it on screens. It was all extra anyway. This week Will Smith was tabbed by Quigley as the top box office star of 2008. Quigley polls are regarded as one the most reliable indicators of an actor’s star power. Hancock’s $228 million put Will Smith ahead of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), in second, and The Dark Knight (Christian Bale), in third.more..
You know the places, certainly know the faces. Last night Will Smith and Rosario Dawson were all smiles at the Mann Theater in Los Angeles. The red carpet was rolled out for the premiere of their new film Seven Pounds. Remember that? I wonder what seven pounds refers to. Does it tie into the surprise twist in the movie? If you have any interest in seeing this, you better be in a theater this weekend; once that quirk gets out you’ll find yourself, let’s say week two, watching the credits roll and thinking that was it? Kind of like knowing that Bruce Willis is Casper the Ghost in Sixth Sense or The Village is just off a six lane highway.more..
We all know the name, but guaranteed, if Kenneth Cole passed you on the street you wouldn’t give him a passing glance. Ok, some women.. and men (hah!) might. → By the way, Kenneth Cole is on the left. The smiling, hat wearing guy is Joey Pants.
Last night at his Fifth Avenue store in New York, Kenneth Cole launched his new book “Awearness: Inspiring Stories About How to Make A Difference.” The book is a collection of eighty-six stories and conversations by some well-known people and others not so much, who have been inspired to do their part to make meaningful social change.
Each chapter highlights a different issue, from political activism to the environment, homelessness to education. By the final page, dozens of small change/big impact ideas have been presented. Take a look at the cover.. and click it for some excerpts.more..
That’s Rosario Dawson at MTV’s Election Effect panel discussion. Rosario was their to represent Voto Latino, much in the way that Rosie Perez is on the beat, she talked about the importance of voting this November. You know that story.
A smiling Rosie D gives me the opportunity to post the trailer for Seven Pounds. She’ll co-star with Will Smith, who plays Ben an IRS agent, depressed and guilt-ridden about mistakes he’s made in his past. He decides to make good by helping seven strangers and meets Rosario’s character Emily. He falls in love with her which complicates his plans.more..