Friday, June 14, 2024

Was It Worth It? Jada Pinkett Smith Sold Just 21,611 Copies of Book That Lays Waste to Her Marriage


Whatever Jada Pinkett Smith was paid couldn;t have been worth it.

The total number of copies sold of “Worthy,” Jada’s tell all diatribe, sold just 21,611 copies last week. It finished at number 6, according to Circana BookScan.

Pinkett Smith laid waste to her marriage and family, created genuine hostility among readers and fans of Will Smith. She revealed everything, did every piece of media available, and sold a tiny number of books compared to other big names.

This week, Jada will be outsold by possibly 10 times by Britney Spears, who also threw everyone under the bus. The difference is– and believe me, I don’t know why — more people cared about Britney than Jada, who’s had it made for decades. One reason might be that Jada had already aired her dirty laundry on her talk show, so this was just a re-confirmation that she could humiliate everyone around her.

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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