Sean Penn tried to turn the conversation at the Cannes Film Festival to Haiti, hosting a fundraiser for the earthquake-ravaged and poverty-stricken country. It was the first time the festival has used its glitzy, global spotlight to attract attention for a cause not connected with a movie. Penn, director Paul Haggis and model Petra Nemcova brought their individual charities together for a black-tie dinner on Friday evening to benefit their organizations and renew attention to the Caribbean country. Designer Giorgio Armani co-hosted the gala.
‘A film festival is not simply about films, ever,’ Penn said. ‘This isn’t a film, what we’re doing now. It’s not a film when we stand outside and we take pictures for magazines. What it all has to do with is an expression and a shared experience.’ – source
On Valentines Day, Jada Pinkett Smith released a song she wrote titled, ‘Burn’ dedicated to her husband Will SMith with a promise that the video would be coming soon. Today, she released the music video for the powerful balled that features her on set with her Wicked Wisdom band. Before she begins the song, she explains why she wrote the song while speaking in Spanish:
“This song that I’m about to sing is very important to me because it’s the beginning of a new love for my husband. After 17 years, I never though I could love him even more. Here’s Burn”
My favorite hollywood couple was in Haiti this past week to attend a symposium for education with actor Sean Penn. According to defend.ht:
Actor Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett took part in a symposium on education held on Friday 17 and Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Ile a Vache, located off the south coast, 10 km from the city of Les Cayes. Several celebrities including the famous Hollywood actor Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and actor Sean Penn attended the symposium on education organized by the Education section of the Presidency, reported Haiti Press Network.
I absolutely love The Smith. Check out the pictures below of the Smiths’ adobe-style house, designed by Stephen Samuelson with architect Harry Perez-Daple; the interiors are by Judith Lance.
The house’s massive front door was salvaged from a fort in northern India; Lance trimmed the Holly Hunt cowhide rug with a border of Edelmanleather. Will calls the lake gazebo his favorite spot on the property: “Answers come to me out there,” he says. The 150-acre property’s is in secluded mountain setting. See More Pictures Here