Actor Will Smith recently admitted he had contemplated suicide during the taping of a YouTube series about physical fitness and weight loss.
“This began as a journey to get into the best shape of my life,” said the actor in the trailer for “Best Shape of My Life,” in which he sets out to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks.
The Aladdin actor, 53, is seen in the trailer for the series writing his memoirs, exercising and sitting around a table with his children Trey, 28, Willow, 20, and Jaden, 23, according to the US Sun.
“When I started this show, I thought I was getting into the best shape of my life physically, but mentally I was somewhere else,” he said in a voiceover for the series which premieres Nov. 8. “I ended up discovering a whole lot of hidden things about myself. That was the only time in my life that I ever considered suicide.”
It’s not clear when the actor had the suicidal thoughts.
Bachelor Nation should form a prayer circle if they want Madison Prewett to rejoin the franchise.
The “Bachelor” alum, 25, exclusively told Page Six that she would jump back into ABC’s reality TV dating pool only if a substantial amount of churchgoing men were cast.
“Listen, it would take a whole lot of Godly men for me to turn my head and be like, ‘Oh, OK!’” Prewett said while discussing her faith-focused memoir, “Made for This Moment: Standing Firm with Grace, Strength and Courage.”
The Alabama native — who turned down a spot on this summer’s Season 7 of “Bachelor in Paradise” — continued, “I didn’t feel like ‘Paradise’ was really my scene. Some of my friends went on there and had a great time, so good for them! But it just wasn’t my thing.”
Prewett went on to say that “you never know what the future holds,” but reiterated that coming back isn’t a priority — even if she were asked to be the “Bachelorette,” a role she has previously been considered for.
“It’s not something that’s really on my radar. There’s been talks in the past with the franchise but if that’s something that were to continue, there would have to be a lot of conversations,” she said.
“I would have to feel pretty confident of what I would be stepping into and also feel like it was where God was leading me.”
Prewett told us that she believes it was “God’s calling” for her to star on “The Bachelor” in 2020 — even if her romance with Season 24 lead Peter Weber didn’t work out.
“I didn’t know how I would be portrayed and how my faith would come across and if I would be judged or criticized,” she reflected. “But I just had so much peace knowing [that] whatever this looks like, I’m going to go for it and I’m going to trust that God’s got me.”
Despite her optimism, the seminary school graduate admitted that she was “really scared and nervous to step into” pursuing love on national TV, a far departure from the vision she once had for herself as a pastor’s wife.
As viewers will recall from Prewett’s journey, she made herself vulnerable and told Weber, 30, that she was saving herself for marriage, a decision he said he respected.
But when the proud Christian learned that her then-potential husband had been intimate with his other finalists during the pivotal Fantasy Suites week, she famously walked away from the relationship — a difficult experience she recounts in “Made for This Moment.”
“Coming off the show, I had thousands of people reaching out and sharing, ‘I was so afraid to stay true to myself, so afraid to share my faith, so afraid to save myself for marriage because of what other people thought. But you gave me that kind of courage and that push that I needed,’” she said, explaining why the “pain” of her split from Weber — and subsequent public criticism — was ultimately worth it.
“It’s really cool looking back now, how I feel like I just learned so much and now have this opportunity to impact other people,” said Prewett, who has since amassed an Instagram following of 1.7 million and flourished into a leader among young believers who she hopes are inspired by her debut book.
“I’ve had a couple different girls share that they decided to start following God, which is really cool,” she said of the initial fan feedback, adding that more serious responses have made her “emotional” at times.
“I also had someone share that they were having suicidal thoughts and the book really got them through that depression that they were struggling with and pulled them out of that darkness, so that was just good to hear,” the new author told us.
“That was my whole heart in writing this book, for other people to know that they were made for this moment and that they have purpose.”
Kyle Richards sent a message of love and support to her pal Dorit Kemsley following the a terrifying robbery that occurred earlier this week.
“Love you guys so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️ So grateful you’re ok 🙏,” Richards captioned a picture of Dorit, her husband, Paul “PK” Kemsley, and their two young children on Instagram Friday.
Richards, 52, knows firsthand what it’s like to deal with a break-in, as her home was burglarized in 2017 while she and her family were away on vacation. The “Halloween” actress and her husband, Mauricio Umansky, lost over $1 million in jewelry during the incident.
While Dorit, 45, has not yet replied to the post, several former and current “Housewives” expressed their sentiments in the comments section.
Kathy Hilton, Crystal Kung Minkoff and Adrienne Maloof all added a series of red heart emojis, while Kim Zolciak-Biermann posted a single heart-eye emoji.
PK — who released a statement on the incident earlier in the day — commented on Richards’ post, “Thanks love you ❤️.”
A spokesman for the LAPD told Page Six Thursday that three male suspects broke a glass window and entered the Kemsleys’ home in Encino, Calif., at 10:50 p.m. PT on Oct. 27.
Dorit was home with her two children, 7-year-old Jagger and 5-year-old Phoenix, at the time of the break-in, but PK, 54, was in London on a business trip.
Two of the suspects allegedly walked into the “RHOBH” star’s bedroom while she was sleeping, and she woke up to them standing at the foot of her bed.
“Don’t hurt my babies. Don’t kill me,” she allegedly begged the intruders. “I’m a mother.”
To which one of the men allegedly responded, “Kill her.”
The following morning, several of Dorit’s “RHOBH” castmates, including Richards, Erika Jayne, Lisa Rinna and Teddi Mellencamp, arrived at the home to show their support.
Bravo is currently filming Season 12 of “RHOBH,” but it is unknown if the ladies’ interaction was caught by cameras.
Kanye “Ye” West gets the finest cuts at the steakhouse, it seems. Shame the same can’t be said of the barbershop.
Spies at Miami hotspot Prime 112 say that the rapper showed up recently sporting his bizarre new buzzcut — which looks a little like it might have been done by a set of possessed (and possibly impaired) clippers — to have dinner with rap legend N.O.R.E.
The rapper was also wearing heavy rubber rain boots despite the dry day.
But apparently sideways glances at his randomly shorn ‘do weren’t getting to him.
“He was in a great mood,” said a spy.
We’re told Ye dined with the “Nothin’” rapper and about 10 other people in a private dining room, where they ate ultra-premium A5 wagyu beef and hung out for about three hours.
Apparently, their table had a big night for hip-hop royalty. We’re told that Rick Ross showed up with his large entourage a couple of hours later and used the same private dining room.
Even Ye’s puzzling new haircut seems less odd than the creepy Caucasian mask that he’s been wearing around town lately.
West recently legally changed his name to “Ye” for “personal reasons.” It’s unclear what those reasons are, but he did say in a 2018 interview — the same year he released his album “Ye” — that “ye” is the most commonly used word in the Bible.
Stand-up Roy Wood Jr. has returned to the stage for his third Comedy Central special, “Imperfect Messenger,” where he takes on the hilarity of humanity’s current interpretation of “the pursuit of happiness.”
“The more I was looking at what I wanted to talk about, the more I felt like I wanted to connect to the collective idea of happiness and what does happiness look like now,” the 42-year-old comic told PageSix. “That’s what I wanted to explore.
“Some people are putting filters on their face to feel good,” he continued. “Some people are bingeing documentaries, some people do public service, some people do mass shootings, plastic surgery, it’s a lot.”
Wood’s observations were crafted during a time when happiness took a back seat to survival for many, as COVID-19 changed the zeitgeist in such a way, that material written pre-pandemic felt “old, dated and of a different ideology” to the stage veteran.
“There’s maybe 10-15 minutes of material on police reform that was already there, but that’s pretty much it,” Wood explains. “Covid was like, everybody went to war, and now we’re all back. It’s hard to tonally match that with older material.”
One issue with crafting a special mid-pandemic was finding rooms to work in while workshopping his bits. With his regular New York spots — The Comedy Cellar and Gotham Comedy Club — shut down along with the rest of the city, Woods rented out his own space and did a series of shows he deemed “The Test Kitchen.”
“It was understood that these would be new jokes, and we bagged everybody’s phone,” Woods shared. “It actually helped me to refine my process faster than I would have in a traditional comedy club.
“The cool thing about being off-site is that it was almost strictly my fans who already understand how I think, so I can get to the center of the joke faster.”
The crowd is irreplaceable within comedy, something many a television host learned once they had no choice but to spew their best bits to exhausted staffers during the pandemic.
While some shows have re-introduced the in-studio audience, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” where Wood is a senior correspondent, is back in-studio without the roar of the crowd — not good for a man who is used to instant feedback on his material.
“The Daily Show: At Home” was one thing, because we’re all at home,” he explains. “You’re not expecting the laughter. On-set now, Trevor wanted to do something a little more intimate than what we were doing previously, pre-COVID. Now, when the crew laughs, it’s like, ‘oh, OK, someone is listening,’ but it’s just difficult to do comedy in a vacuum.”
“The numbers show that people support the new format, which is great, but as a performer, you always want the laugh now,” he stressed. “I don’t want the laugh in the internet comment section.”
He certainly got the feedback he needed while filming his latest special, killing the Denver crowd with a well-balanced mix of poignant observations on everything from Brazilian butt lifts to performative white “allies” who just don’t know when to STFU already.
There is one ally, however, the comic believes deserves more recognition, though he’s unsure of how the Oscar-winner will take the name drop.
“I just hope Leo DiCaprio ain’t mad at me.”
“Imperfect Messenger” premieres tonight, Oct. 29, at 10:30p.m. on Comedy Central.
“Heart of Dixie” star Jaime King is single again.
The insider close to the actress told Page Six they broke up at the “beginning of fall” and the relationship had “run its course.”
“They met [while in lockdown during] COVID and were together through that, and then she had to work,” the King source said.
“She filmed a movie and he was there for that, but then, in the summer, she filmed two movies away and he didn’t go.
“She was away from him for three months, and then it just kind of wasn’t there anymore,” the source added.
King and Devermont — an entrepreneur and activist known for creating Mr. Checkpoint, an app that encourages users to upload information about traffic checkpoints — first sparked dating rumors in December 2020 after reportedly being spotted out together in West Hollywood.
King, who ended her 13-year marriage to filmmaker Kyle Newman last year, took their romance public on social media in early August when she posted the photo and captioned it: “I love you.” They were last photographed together on Oct. 3 on a gala red carpet.
King has since removed the photo from her feed, Then on Oct. 28, she was in New York City to attend the DKMS 30th anniversary gala at Cipriani Downtown where she told Us Weekly she’s “not dating anyone.”
Meanwhile, Devermont would not comment on their relationship when we reached out on Friday. Instead, he directed us to the work he does with “Benjamin Crump and other attorneys to expose injustice” via his Mr. Checkpoint app.
“I have a service that provides advocacy and information regarding rights and laws to silenced voices, people wrongfully incarcerated and homeless veterans… It’s a movement turned into a foundation launching in 2022 with tremendous support. [Always For The People] Foundation,” he said.
“I’m incredibly focused and passionate about the work I do… That’s my focus. I’m married to the people,” he added.
A rep for King did not comment.