“It’s just a couple months, But we do it anyway/ It’s only for the summer, But we do it anyway,” the young Smith sings in the hook of her song. The singer appeared on the debut of the “The Queen Latifah Show” where she addressed the meaning behind the record. “Just for clarity, the word fling means something that’s short lived,” Smith said while on the talk show recently. “And this song is dedicated to all the kids around the world whose summer is never long enough.” A number of people took to YouTube to offer mixed reactions to the young singer’s performance. “She sounds amazing,” one person wrote. Like us on Facebook However, another person thought Smith was too young to sing the song, despite her explanation of the lyrics. “She is 12 years old these lyrics are not appropriate for a girl her age,” another person exclaimed. Smith’s father, 44-year-old actor Will Smith, previously spoke to New York magazine about the perception that some people may have about he and actress wife Jada forcing their children to follow in their parents’ footsteps. “It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane,” Will told New York magazine earlier this year. “I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that’s going to be everywhere in the world.” Earlier this year, Smith opened up about his daughter wanting to back away from entertainment while speaking at Temple University with author Sister Souljah for “Real Talk with Sister Souljah and Will Smith.” “Willow was supposed to be doing ‘Annie,’ we got Jay-Z to do the movie, got the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with ‘Whip my Hair’ and she said, ‘You know Daddy, I don’t think so,'” Smith revealed to the Temple University crowd. “And I said, ‘Baby, hold up! I said no, no, no, listen, you’ll be in New York with all of your friends and Beyonce will be there. You will be singing and dancing,’ and she looked at me and said, ‘Daddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.'” Related Articles
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In his book Dianetics: The Original Thesis, Hubbard writes, A Clear is relaxed in a fully conscious state, untroubled by aberrated fears. An iconic image in Dianetics is an erupting volcano, which also plays a prominent part in the conclusion of After Earth. Said Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers : ‘After Earth’ merits comparison with 2000’s Battlefield Earth, John Travolta’s godawful film tribute to the sci-fi novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club How much is Will Smith in the movie? The movies trailer suggests that Will Smith and his 14-year-old son, Jaden, share equal screen time. Thats not actually the case . The films action is precipitated by the crash of a spaceship on Earth, a millennium after the planet became uninhabitable. Cypher Raige (Will Smith) and Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) are the only survivors of the accident, but Cypher has two broken legs. So Kitai must travel 100 kilometers to recover a homing device that will ensure their rescue. The elder Smiths character is in constant contact with his son, but the movie is very much about Kitais journey; Cypher doesnt even leave the spaceship while they are on Earth. Even though Will Smith is in the movie frequently, Jaden Smith is its star. Will audiences recognize it as an M. Night Shyamalan film? There are no major plot twists, as there was in Shyamalans The Sixth Sense, and because the film stars a 14-year-old, the acting isnt likely to attract comparisons to the filmmakers best-known works. Although the directors films sometimes feature sci-fi twists (The Last Airbender, Signs), After Earth is more of a genre film than anything hes made before. The critics, who have been excoriating the film, say the directors touch is nowhere to be seen in After Earth. Reviewing the film in Variety, Scott Foundas said, Though he shares screenplay credit with Gary Whitta, Shyamalan is clearly a director-for-hire here, his disinterest palpable from first frame to last. Nowhere in evidence is the gifted Sixth Sense director who once brought intricately crafted set pieces and cinematic sleight-of-hand to even the least of his own movies. Will it lose to the second weekend of Fast & Furious 6 at the box office?
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You can see it on talk shows. He’s got that energy and positive attitude, but it doesn’t have the same contagious quality.” Another Smith associate believes such behavior takes a creative toll. “The control-freak stuff hits you,” says this person. “You’ve got to listen to people. Movies don’t do well when there’s a hermetically sealed environment.” STORY:Could ‘After Earth’ End Will Smith’s Box Office Domination? Family Issues: The Smith family’s efforts to make stars of daughter Willow and Jaden might be too much, too soon. “The Barrymores got really close to what I see in my head for my family,” Smith told the Associated Press. But execs and talent reps say making Jaden the lead in After Earth — conceived as the first in a trilogy — was a mistake. “What are you doing, putting your kid out there like that?” says a source. “Just because it’s your DNA?” Scientology Taint: Smith has kept his links to the religion much quieter than has buddy Tom Cruise. But with After Earth, media reports and reviews, including The New York Times’ pan of the film, described perceived Scientology themes. Smith told New York that he and his son are “students of world religion,” but a prominent producer says After Earth “opened the door to this generally well-hidden [connection with] Scientology.” He’s an Expensive Taste: No one is writing off Smith, though some say he may have to accept lower fees. “His deal is an absolute impediment to making money for the studios,” says a knowledgeable source, adding that for MiB3, he collected about $100 million of its $624 million gross. Warner Bros.