Jordyn Woods Celebrates ‘Best Friend’ Jaden Smith’s 21st Birthday Alongside His Dad Will

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Jordyn Woods is celebrating Jaden Smith‘s birthday!

The 21-year-old shared a sweet photograph of herself, Jaden and his father Will Smith celebrating the rapper’s 21st birthday with several cakes.

“Forever,” Woods captioned the photograph.

Woods, who has known Jaden and his family since childhood, also shared several photos of him on her Instagram Story including a touching speech made by Will, 50, at a private family birthday party held for Jaden.

“Here’s to being a grown man, and here’s to being off my insurance,” Will joked as Jaden and others could be heard laughing.

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The Aladdin star continued, “Here’s to paying your own bills. I’m about to have my accountant transfer all your stuff tomorrow morning!”

“But keep doing you man, we love you and we’re very proud of you,” Will added as he and his son took a celebratory shot.

On Monday, Woods shared several throwback photos of herself and Jaden during their childhood.

“Honestly @c.syresmith is probably one of the realest people in life,” she wrote in the caption. “We must’ve traveled in a past life to get here today but from 0 to 21 years old were still here. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most loving and caring boy I know. I love you bestfriend!! Here’s to the tequila shots we’ll be taking later 🤪😂♥️.”

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The sweet video featured home videos of Jaden sitting atop his father’s shoulders at an early birthday party, clips of him appearing on Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres’ talk shows as a child and his rise to fame, including his role-playing Smith’s son in Pursuit of Happyness (2006).

“I knew when I was carrying him [he’d be a star],” mom Jada Pinkett Smithsays in a vintage clip. “I mean, it’s Will and I! It just felt like two artists would create a little artist. When he was born, he used to love dancing to Michael Jackson … And then as he got older he just, he had some real skills.”

Pinkett Smith, 47, shared a similar video to mark her oldest child’s birthday on Instagram, which included throwback and recent pictures of the two and footage of him performing on stage.

“After my first trimester… being pregnant with you were some of the happiest moments of my life,” the Red Table Talk host wrote. “You were tangible joy. When you were born you became my first experience of tangible love. You have taught me so much about love and kindness. You have been a powerful teacher in my life. I feel so blessed you chose me to be your mom. Happy 21st to one of my dearest treasures. I love you Jaden✨”

Meanwhile, Jaden revealed that he celebrated his birthday by opening a vegan pop-up truck in Los Angeles to serve up free food to homeless people.

The truck — called the I Love You restaurant food truck — made its debut on Skid Row.

“The @ILoveYouRestaurant Is A Movement That Is All About Giving People What They Deserve, Healthy, Vegan Food For Free,” he captioned the post. “Today We Launched Our First One Day Food Truck Pop-Up in Downtown LA. Keep A Look Out Because This Is The First Of Many.”

 

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Twinning! Beyoncé Rocks Matching Sparkly Looks with Daughter Blue Ivy at The Lion King Premiere

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Like (fabulous) mother, like (fabulous) daughter!

On Tuesday, Beyoncé was joined by her daughter Blue Ivy as the pair stole the show in their matching black and silver ensembles at The Lion King premiere in Hollywood.

The singer, who lends her voice to the role of Nala in the live-action remake of the Disney classic, made her rare red carpet appearance at the Dolby Theater, wearing a custom Alexander McQueen tuxedo dress.

To accessorize her blinged-out look, Beyoncé, 37, added a pair of matching strappy heels, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, a diamond-encrusted clutch, and kept her hair in a sleek ponytail of cornrows braids with tiny curls slicked to the side of her head.

As for her mini-me, Blue matched her superstar mom in a tuxedo dress of her own which was also McQueen. The 7-year-old’s black jacket was embellished with silver sequins while the bottom of her dress looked identical to Beyoncé’s with sparkly black tulle.

Like her mom, Blue also wore her hair in braids but added two buns at the top of her head, which were both wrapped with silver diamond hair accessories.
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Aside from her daughter, Beyoncé also had some very familiar faces show up to support her at the movie premiere.

Joining the mother-daughter duo at Tuesday’s night star-studded event was her former Destiny’s Child bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

Williams, 38, turned heads in a form-fitting, silver metallic dress with a pair of thin strappy heels. The star chose to keep the ankle-length gown’s high neckline as the focus of the look and did not include any jewelry or accessories.

Rowland, meanwhile, got into the spirit of the film and wore a zebra-patterned long-sleeved dress with bell sleeves.

She matched the look with a pair of Alexander Wang heels and hoop earrings, and also added a few rings.

Projections show the new adaption of The Lion King, which features a number of A-list actors voicing the iconic characters in the film, will have a huge opening after Aladdin‘s success over Memorial Day weekend with $113 million.

Last week, Disney released a lineup of photos that see the epic cast coming face to face with their counterparts in the live-action movie.

The photo of the Lemonade singer has her in an epic stare-down with her character in the film, Nala. Donald Glover also participates in a face to face standoff with his character, Simba, the protagonist of the film.

Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Oliver all come together for their own photo across from their characters Pumbaa, Timon, and Zazu, respectively.

A second trio, including Keegan Michael-Key, Florence Kasumba, and Eric Andre, also take deep stares into Kamari, Shenzi, and Azizi, their Disney counterparts.

In addition to voicing Nala in the film, Beyoncé released a brand-new song called “Spirit” on The Lion King soundtrack on Tuesday.

She is also expected to sing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” with Glover, 35, on the album.

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Taylor Swift ‘Has No Regrets’ About Speaking Out Against Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta

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Taylor Swift received plenty of support — and backlash — when she publicly called out Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta after news of their $300 million deal went public.

But despite any negativity she may have received over the last week-and-a-half, Swift isn’t backing down from her claims.

 

“She has no regrets expressing her thoughts about Scooter acquiring her music catalog,” says the source. “She wanted to share her truth with her fans.”

After Swift claimed she learned of the sale of Big Machine to Braun, 38, with the rest of the world and accused the manager of “manipulative bullying” over the years via a Tumblr post, it’s been a game of he-said, she-saidbetween the singer, Braun and Big Machine Label head Scott Borchetta, who first signed the superstar when she was a teen.

Last week, the singer doubled down on accusations she made via her post that she “wasn’t given an opportunity to buy” her “life’s work.”

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“Scott Borchetta never gave Taylor Swift an opportunity to purchase her masters, or the label, outright with a check in the way he is now apparently doing for others,” her lawyer Donald Passman told PEOPLE in a statement.

A source previously told Variety that Swift had to sign a deal that would bind her to Big Machine or its new owner for another 10 years in order to buy her masters or the label.

Hours after Swift said she was “grossed out” by Braun’s acquisition of Big Machine Label Group and her catalog, Borchetta responded with his own lengthy statement on the label’s website, essentially accusing Swift of bending the truth.

In his letter, Borchetta, 57, claimed the deal he offered Swift gave her “100% of all Taylor Swift assets … to be transferred to her immediately upon signing the new agreement.”

He also denied having any knowledge of bullying by Braun. “As to her comments about ‘being in tears or close to it’ anytime my new partner Scooter Braun’s name was brought up, I certainly never experienced that,” he wrote. “Scooter was never anything but positive about Taylor.”

Big Machine Label declined to comment, and neither Swift nor Borchetta have commented further about their failed contract negotiations — including the specifics of any offers that were made from either side — last year.

For all the details on why Taylor Swift spoke out and what’s next for the singer, Braun and Borchetta, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

“We were working together on a new type of deal for our new streaming world that was not necessarily tied to ‘albums’ but more of a length of time,” he added.

In her Tumblr post, the Grammy winner, 29, said the deal she was offered involved earning one album back for each “new one I turned in.”

“I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future,” she added. “I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past.”

Swift, whose new album Lover hits shelves Aug. 23, said learning that it was Braun who had ultimately purchased her masters from Borchetta was her “worst nightmare.”

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