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Will Smith And Jada Pinkett's Saucy Cakes

5 December 2001 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith have a bizarre birthday tradition - they order saucy cakes for each other. For his 33rd birthday this year, Jada gave Will a cake decorated with pictures of her husband's favourite female babes. Jada says, "I had pictures done in frosting of Jennifer Lopez, Scary Spice and Salma Hayek. Those are Will's special celebrity crushes, which is only normal. Even when you're married, you're allowed to have celeb crushes." And Jada's not exactly concerned about the saucy cakes - she adds, "Shoot, if I was a guy I'd have a crush on Jennifer Lopez. She's cute." Not to be outdone, for Jada's recent 30th birthday, Will came up with an equally delectable offering. "He put The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson ) and boxer Oscar De La Hoya on my cake because those are my crush guys," she says. "Hey, I'm only human and those guys are fine!" »

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The Rock's Movie Career Keeps Rolling

23 August 2001 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

After being a draw for The Mummy Returns and getting a $5.5 million payday for starring in its spin off, The Scorpion King, Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock) has been signed on for another film and is in consideration for more. According to Variety, The Rock's next film will be Hunting Bronze, an action comedy which will feature him as a bounty hunter. Following that, he's being considered for an untitled pitch being written by Brian Helgeland. Both projects are being shepherded along by Universal Studios, which released The Mummy Returns. (This story was compiled by IMDb staff) »

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The Rock's Race Problems With His In-laws

12 June 2001 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Wrestling ace The Rock had problems when he began dating his wife Dany Garcia - because her parents objected to their mixed-race relationship. The star of The Mummy Returns, whose mother is Samoan and whose father is black, says when the couple embarked on their relationship 10 years ago, Dany's parents refused to accept it and didn't even take time out to meet him. He explains, "Her parents were Cuban immigrants who were adamant about being American. English was always the first language in their home. "They wanted their children to assimilate, adapt and succeed. What they did not want was their daughter dating me, a person of colour. I was half-black and that made me an unsuitable suitor." The muscleman dated 32-year-old financial consultant Dany for a full six years before they married, but didn't meet her parents formally until he informed her father that the two planned to wed. The Rock, real name Dwayne Johnson, is expecting his first daughter with his wife in August. »

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The Rock Vows To Remain A Wrestler

3 May 2001 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

WWF muscleman The Rock is reassuring fans he has no intentions of ditching the wrestling ring for a career in the movies - despite enjoying film success. The Rock, real name Dwayne Johnson, stars in the new flick The Mummy Returns alongside Brendan Fraser, but is adamant he'll remain with the sport that made him famous. He says, "It's a question of growth. The WWF and The Rock fans are very passionate and loyal. They're behind me, and I appreciate that. "The bottom line is, whether they see The Rock in the ring or on the screen, as always, my sole purpose is entertainment, and that's what they'll get." The Rock is currently in the middle of shooting The Scorpion King with Michael Clarke Duncan and Kelly Hu. »

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