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UPI Almanac for Sept. 18, 2011.
By United Press International
First black sorority turns 100

First black sorority turns 100

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Thousands of members of the nation's first black sorority gathered in Washington Monday for a weeklong convention marking the group's 100th anniversary.

Celebrities joining Winfrey's new series

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Celebrities from the world of cinema and sports alike are set to take part in the upcoming new U.S. reality TV series from Oprah Winfrey.

Jaden Smith lands on 'Earth'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Jaden Smith, the 9-year-old son of Hollywood stars Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, has signed on for a role in the sci-fi remake, "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

Essence to honor Jada Pinkett Smith

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is set to be honored at the upcoming first annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

Smith to make her directorial debut

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jada Pinkett Smith is making her directorial debut with the romantic comedy "The Human Contract," which begins production this week.

A-list actresses want to play 'The Women'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Veteran Hollywood actresses Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, Carrie Fisher and Joanna Gleason have joined the cast of the upcoming remake of "The Women."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007.
By United Press International

A-list turns out for Beckham's first game

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- English soccer star David Beckham enjoyed a star-studded U.S. debut with his new team, the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Creating 'Women' a challenge

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- It's taken more than a decade to pull it together, but U.S. director Diane English finally is set to recreate "The Women."

Actress donates $1 million to Md. school

BALTIMORE, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has made a $1 million donation through her foundation to her former high school, Maryland's Baltimore School of the Arts.

Britney's baby story needs a rewrite

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Britney Spears and Kevin Federline apparently pulled a fast one on the Hollywood tabloids by giving their baby a name different than the one reported.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2006 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

'Fresh Prince' Ribeiro divorcing Stapler

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro and actress Robin Stapler have filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.

Ex-girlfriend Cruz saw Cruise's child

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Actress Penélope Cruz said at a London premiere that she has met Suri Cruise, the new child of her ex-boyfriend Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes.
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Jada Pinkett Smith
American actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the premiere of "Madagascar - Escape 2 Africa" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on November 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress, producer, director, author, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. She starred in A Different World, produced by Bill Cosby, and she featured opposite Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996). She starred in dramatic films such as Menace II Society (1993) and Set It Off (1996). She has appeared in more than 20 films in a variety of genres, including Scream 2, Ali, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

Pinkett Smith launched her music career in 2005, when she helped create the Heavy metal/rock band Wicked Wisdom, for which she is a singer and songwriter. Smith also created a production company and a makeover line, as well as authoring a book, published in 2000.

In 1997, she married rapper and actor Will Smith; they have two children, Jaden and Willow. Pinkett Smith is the stepmother to Smith's son from a previous marriage, Willard "Trey" Smith III. Together, the couple have founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, a charity organization which focuses on urban inner city youth and family support. The foundation has worked with non-profit organizations, such as YouthBuild and the Lupus Foundation of America.

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