Monday, June 17, 2024

Will Smith Flies to India from Dubai, BFF Crown Prince Points Long Range Rifle at Social Media Followers


You remember Will Smith, right? Three weeks ago he jumped on stage during the Oscars and slapped presenter Chris Rock in the face. Smith won his Oscar a few minutes later, partied it up at Vanity Fair’s tent revival, resigned from the Academy in disgrace and then was suspended from the Academy for 10 years.

I told you exclusively that a few days after the Oscars, Will was scooped up by his BFF, the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aka “Fazza.” And that’s where he’s been, in Dubai, chilling while the Slap has echoed through the canyons of Hollywood.

But even Dubai can get tiresome after a couple of weeks. So now Will has been spotted in India, where he’s gone to a five star guru for meditation instruction. It’s only a three hour flight from Dubai to Mumbai, so why not stop by and see Jaggi Vasudev aka Sadhguru? Will can curry favor with him while he plots his next move. Right now, all his movie projects have been put on hold until the Slap story calms down.

Meantime, Crown Prince Fazza has posted a new photo to his Instagram account. He’s a big social media guy and loves pictures of himself. In this one he’s looking through the lens of a high powered long range rifle. It’s not in profile, but aimed right at…us. Is this a message to his followers? Or to Will? Or just some cutting up on Instagram?

Will can meditate on this at his leisure.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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