Will Smith’s Family Was Not Reacting To Miley Cyrus’ Raunchy VMA Performance
I dislike the lame jabs being exchanged through the media by Nets and Knicks players. At the same time, I recognize that we’re in a dull portion of the NBA calendar, a percentage of basketball fans have some passing interest in the back-and-forth nonsense; and because of that, I feel obligated to post this stuff. Nets forward Reggie Evans ( via Twitter ): “lol” I guess you’ll probably want some context with that. Evans was responding to a tweet from the @NBARUMORS handle, which had posted a link and a brief headline: “Knicks will NBA championship this year (sic), according to J.R. Smith.” The prediction was made by Smith at his charity golf clinic on the Chelsea Piers. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post , children were allowed to ask questions and one of them wondered if Smith believed the Knicks would end their 40-year championship drought this season, to which the Freehold, NJ native replied, “I’m 100 percent sure.” However, I’m not 100 percent sure Smith should be tied to this prediction for the entire to season. After all, he was speaking to a child and adults are expected to lie to children (Santa, dead pets, Vegas odds, etc.). Smith, who is coming off knee surgery, doesn’t even know when he’ll be playing again, so it seems odd that he would be positive the Knicks are on the verge of their third title. Then Smith was reportedly asked why he chose the Knicks over the Nets when he returned from playing in China in 2012. “The Nets weren’t good,” he said, as quoted by Berman. “Now they’re still not good.” To me, the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year is trying to get a few laughs out of some kids and this isn’t something that should be taken too seriously. Yes, he said some things about Paul Pierce and the Nets to ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian Begley earlier that day, but the contents of this Q & A don’t need to be revisited for the rest of the year. The Nets are good and so are the Knicks.
AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) US-ENTERTAINMENT-AWARDS-MTV Justin Timberlake with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards August 25, 2013 at the Barclays Center in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) US-ENTERTAINMENT-AWARDS-MTV Taylor Swift, winner of Best Female Video, walks from stage at the MTV Video Music Awards August 25, 2013 at the Barclays Center in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) 2013 MTV Video Music Awards – Show NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 25: Taylor Swift speaks onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for MTV) 2013 MTV Video Music Awards – Audience NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 25: (L-R) Jayden Smith, Willow Smith and Will Smith attend the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV) US-ENTERTAINMENT-AWARDS-MTV 30 Seconds to Mars at the MTV Video Music Awards August 25, 2013 at the Barclays Center in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) US-ENTERTAINMENT-AWARDS-MTV A reunited ‘N Sync including Justin Timberlake (C), JC Chasez (L), Lance Bass (2nd L), Joey Fatone (2nd R), and Chris Kirkpatrick (R) at the MTV Video Music Awards August 25, 2013 at the Barclays Center in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) US-ENTERTAINMENT-AWARDS-MTV Justin Timberlake with his four awards at the MTV Video Music Awards August 25, 2013 at the Barclays Center in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Lady Gaga Lady Gaga performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Ciara Ciara arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Lady Gaga Lady Gaga performs “Applause” at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
Finance. How much further can Smith & Wesson earnings grow? Analysts have continued to get more excited in recent months about Smith & Wesson earnings, raising their July quarter estimates by a nickel per share and their full-year fiscal 2014 projections by more than four times that amount. The stock has done quite well as well, climbing nearly 20% since late May, but having dropped from even bigger gains last month. Smith & Wesson got off to a great start to the quarter , with its April-quarter report stoking new enthusiasm about the company’s prospects. The company lived up to its preliminary results when it made its full earnings announcement in late June, more than tripling its net income for the full fiscal year on a 43% jump in sales. The concern for investors, though, is that industry insiders increasingly expect the rampant activity in gun and ammunition sales to slow down at some point. Olin (NYSE: OLN ) CEO Joseph Rupp, which makes Winchester ammunition, argues that both it and industry peers Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger (NYSE: RGR ) expect a decline similar to what happened the last time demand was this strong. Sturm, Ruger actually bought a third manufacturing plant in July to increase its production capacity. Still, even though Smith & Wesson is looking to expand its capacity , it’s taking more cautious steps to be smart about its expansion plans, giving it the ability to weather a possible future slowdown. The most recent drop in Smith & Wesson stock reflected those concerns. An analyst in mid-August said that he expects slower sales during the next six months, cutting his rating on Smith & Wesson and arguing that the failure of Congress to enact tighter gun laws has taken some of the urgency away from potential gun buyers.
Will Smith, wife Jada Pinkett Smith not putting their $42 million home on the market, says rep
Luckily, the gossip site’s sources just pulled that one out of you-know-where. Pinket Smith’s rep told the New York Daily News that they’re definitely not divorcing. “This is false. Their home is not on the market,” publicist Karynne Tencer said. Phew! Rumors of a separation have dogged the pair over their 16-year union, especially after Pinkett Smith alluded to an open marriage during an interview earlier this year. Jada Pinkett Smith defends celeb pals from bullies >> “I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK,'” she told The Huffington Post. “Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be, and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.” She later cleared up the rumors on Facebook. “Here is how I will change my statement Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so,” she wrote. “This does NOT mean we have an open relationship this means we have a GROWN one.” Jada Pinkett Smith defends her parenting style >> And having a “grown” relationship means that divorce isn’t an option.
Have Smith & Wesson Earnings Hit Their Peak?
The A-list action hero and his actress wife issued the denial after Realestalker.com reported last week that they floated their epic estate in a hush-hush listing for a whopping $42 million. “This is false. Their home is not on the market,” publicist Karynne Tencer told the Daily News Monday. The humongous, hand-hewn abode took more than four years to complete and includes a screening room, professional recording studio, retractable skylight in the double-height living room and views of the couple’s private, man-made lake. Splash News/Splash News The Smith’s massive compound was featured in a 2011 issue of Architectural Digest. Will told Architectural Digest, which featured the property in 2011, that the house’s circular floor plan was designed to “create an infinite cycle that represented what Jada and I hoped for our love.” The report of the “whisper listing” came after Will and Jada recently sold their posh, three-bedroom vacation home in Hawaii to Russian billionaire Dmitry Ryboloviev for $20 million. Will and Jada also recently pulled the plug on their privately funded New Village Leadership Academy in Calabasas. They founded the academy in 2008 after home-schooling kids Jaden, 15, and Willow, 12, and poured millions into its coffers while deflecting criticism it used Scientology in its curriculum. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage (From left) Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Trey Smith at the ‘After Earth’ premiere at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater on May 29. The portfolio shakeup has renewed speculation about the couple’s personal life. Jada, 41, grabbed headlines back in April when she told HuffPost Live that the secret to her 16-year union was letting her hunky hubby “do whatever” he wants. She later clarified the statement on Facebook.
Report: Rusty Smith will join practice squad
— More notable than the guys from Titans training camp who are on the initial list of practice squaders is the one who isnt: Rusty Smith . But Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean tweeted that Smith is expected to accept the Titans’ offer and join up. Smith cleared waivers unclaimed, and while his feelings might have been hurt, an offer to join anyone elses practice squad probably wouldnt have wound up better for him. The Titans do really like him, they just decided they didnt need three quarterbacks on the roster. And they don’t. Functionally, he will still hold the No. 3 role and if Jake Locker or Ryan Fitzpatrick is hurt and can’t suit up, the Titans will sign Smith to their roster and dress him for a game. If there was another practice squad chance, he might have had weaker quarterbacks in front of him at No. 1, No. 2 or both. But hed have had to move and hed have had to learn a new offense and won over a new coaching staff. There could have been more reward, but there certainly would have been more risk.