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Monday, May 02, 2005

Mandela to join Bono and Will Smith at AIDS concert 

Mandela to join Bono and Will Smith at AIDS concert: SouthFlorida.com: "Nelson Mandela will lead an all-star line-up alongside Bono and Will Smith at an AIDS charity concert in Norway this summer.

South Africa's first black president is set to travel to Tromsoe, Norway, for the event - dubbed '46664 Arctic' after Mandela's prison number - on June 11.

Mandela will highlight the need for more action to fight the AIDS pandemic affecting 25 million Africans. "

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Will Smith To Produce Stage Play Medal Of Honor Rag 

Will Smith: Will Smith To Produce Stage Play Medal Of Honor Rag: "Rapper-turned-actor WILL SMITH is executive producing a revival of TOM COLE's 1976 play MEDAL OF HONOR RAG, starring hip-hop veteran HEAVY D.

The play, to be directed by actor DELROY LINDO, tells the story of a clinically depressed Vietnam veteran and his relationship with a New York psychiatrist.
Heavy D, real name DWIGHT MYERS, tells ALLHIPHOP.COM, 'It's the most challenging work I've done to date. So many brothers who came home back (from the war) had to deal with so much depression and the fact that there was nothing waiting for them at home."

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Will Smith producing play 

WILL SMITH - WILL SMITH PRODUCING PLAY: "Rapper-turned-actor WILL SMITH is executive producing a revival of TOM COLE's 1976 play MEDAL OF HONOR RAG, starring hip-hop veteran HEAVY D.

The play, to be directed by actor DELROY LINDO, tells the story of a clinically depressed Vietnam veteran and his relationship with a New York psychiatrist.

Heavy D, real name DWIGHT MYERS, tells ALLHIPHOP.COM, 'It's the most challenging work I've done to date. So many brothers who came home back (from the war) had to deal with so much depression and the fact that there was nothing waiting for them at home.

'I'm honoured to be directed by Delroy Lindo. Will Smith, who has been a friend of mine for since we both started, has been very supportive and encouraging.'

Rehearsals for the play start next week (ends22APR05) and the show runs from 1 June (05) until 11 July (05) in Los Angeles."

Monday, April 18, 2005

Luda, Will Smith Help Launch MTV base 

Net Music Countdown: Luda, Will Smith Help Launch MTV base: "MTV Network is getting ready to launch its 100th channel, and Ludacris and Will Smith will be on hand to help celebrate the event.

Allhiphop.com reports that this Wednesday, April 20, Ludacris and Smith are set to headline an open-air concert in Johannesburg, South Africa to mark the launch of MTV's newest channel, called 'MTV base.' MTV base is the network's first local African music channel. Over 10,000 fans are expected to attend the Ludacris-Will Smith show, which also features talent from across Africa.

MTV plans to air highlights from the Johannesburg concert on its other channels sometime next month."

Monday, April 11, 2005

Will Smith going down The River Kwai? 

Moviehole.net - Will Smith going down The River Kwai?: "Presumably still a little peeved that he didn't get the Best Actor gong for 'Ali' a couple of years back - he was rather superb, but it wouldn't be the first time those at the Kodak theatre have overlooked a performance - Will Smith's been down to the Blockbuster to check out a few films that are undoubtedly Academy shoe-in's.

The 'Hitch' star has picked up 'The Bridge on the River Kwai', and according to a report in this month's Empire Magazine, has expressed interest in doing a remake.

A stunning film, far ahead of it's time, 'Kwai' focuses on British soldiers who are forced to build a railway bridge for their WWII Japanese captors, unaware of an allied mission to blow it up. It's a gem you wouldn't suspect anyone would have the beans to tackle.

So who would Smitty play? Shears (played by William Holden in the original)?, Colonel Nicholson (played by Sir Alec Guinness)?, Col. Saito? (played by Sessue Hayakawa)?....or is he merely interested in directing the retool?

Guess if he finds a studio that supports his idea - we'll find out in due course.
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Friday, April 08, 2005

Will Smith Hopes To Boost Africa's Image 

Will Smith Hopes To Boost Africa's Image: "Actor Will Smith is hoping to help reshape Africa's image to encourage more people to visit and help the troubled continent.

The 'Hitch' star made his first trip to Africa when he was filming scenes for his 2001 movie Ali.

Smith immediately fell in love with the vast and diverse landscape and has since made numerous trips to the continent - and he'd like many others to start doing the same.

He says, 'It is just so beautiful, and I feel like I have a perspective. (AIDS in Africa) is the greatest epidemic in the history of man, but I think that the public relations approach is wrong.

'I think if you show sick children and flies and all of that, I think that kinda turns people off. There's so many beautiful things.'"

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Will Smith and Ludacris team up for Africa concert 

IOL: Will Smith and Ludacris team up for Africa concert: "Will Smith and Ludacris have signed up to headline an exclusive concert to celebrate the launch of cable network MTV Base - MTV's first pan-African music channel.

MTV Base 100th Live! Will also feature performances from African artists Lebo Mathosa, Mandoza and Seun Kuti.

The open-air concert, which will also mark the unveiling of MTV's 100th channel worldwide, will take place on April 20 in Johannesburg, South Africa, playing to an audience of up to 10,000 fans. Highlights of the show will air across the MTV network in May."

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