We've always liked Will Smith, mostly because he always seemed like such a genial, down-to-earth kind of guy.
But forget all that, because folks in Manhattan have been complaining about his ginormous, double-decker personal trailer, which is parked smack in the middle of SoHo while he's shooting Men in Black III.
How big is this beast? The New York Daily News says "the Heat," as the $2 million model from Anderson Mobile Estates is called, has 1,150 square feet of living space, featuring a lounge with a bar, a movie room with a 100-inch pulldown screen, a 50-inch plasma TV, a couple of 37-inch TVs, a satellite uplink, room for makeup and wardrobe, a bedroom, office space for 30 people, a granite bathroom, marble floors throughout, a full kitchen and cherrywood cabinets, all in a giant, inconvenient package that is 53 feet long on 22 wheels and weighs about 30 tons, all for the low, low rent of $9,000 a week.
Locals are understandably upset about the behemoth parked in a residential neighborhood, but the city says the trailer has a permit.
But besides having a second, 55-foot trailer for just his personal gym, Smith has gotten Sony Pictures to rent him a five-bedroom, 6.5-bath apartment in the city for $25,000 a month. You know, for when the trailer just isn't doing it for him.
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Emmy glory as parting gifts?
Regis Philbin and ABC's exiting soap operas have multiple opportunities to go out as winners at the Daytime Emmy Awards. All My Children earned 13 Emmy nods and One Life to Live had 12 in nominations announced Wednesday for the June 19 awards show. ABC has canceled the durable soap operas, each on the air for more than 40 years, and their final episodes will be in the coming months. Philbin has said that later this year he is leaving the talk show built around him. His show has never won a Daytime Emmy for best talk show. General Hospital led the way with 21 Daytime Emmy nominations, followed by The Young and the Restless with 20 and Sesame Street with 16. The awards will be distributed at the Las Vegas Hilton, televised by CBS.
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Lady Gaga drops in at Cannes fest
Red carpets, A-list parties, celebrities - oh, and some really great flicks, too - are the star attractions as the world's most glamorous film festival opened Wednesday in France. That, of course, commands that Lady Gaga appear, which she dutifully did before cameras before preparing for a show later that night. "It's in Cannes' DNA to attract stars. It's important that our red carpet be 'scarlet,'" said festival managing director Thierry Fremaux. Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris opened the festival, attracting cast members Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Adrien Brody and Michael Sheen. The film is the first Allen has shot in France. "Paris is one of my favorite places in the world," Allen said as he headed into his premiere.
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No additional jail time for LiLo's necklace theft
Still think Lindsay Lohan will do any hard time for stealing that $2,500 necklace, especially with repeated probation violations and obvious contempt for any court proceeding against her? Well, then, we have a deed to the Howard Frankland Bridge to sell you. After a no-contest plea from attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled Wednesday that Lohan, who was not in court, won't have to serve additional time in jail for the theft, but will get 120 days for probation violation, TMZ reports. That sentence, which will likely amount to 14 whole days in real time, may be carried out under house arrest with an electronic monitoring bracelet if the Sheriff's Office allows it.
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Bristol Palin says new chin is from corrective surgery
We've been ignoring the rumors that Bristol Palin had plastic surgery, mostly because it simply looks like the 20-year-old has lost a couple of pounds more than anything, but, hey, guess what? She now admits she had herself cut - but no silicone or Botox was involved. "It's not plastic surgery," Palin told Us Weekly. "I had corrective jaw surgery." Apparently her bite didn't align properly, even after childhood braces, so the procedure resulted in the new, TV-friendly jaw line. Hmmmm ... how convenient. "Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons ... so my jaw and teeth could properly realign."