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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 10, 2019. 23 comments

White Woman Discovers Racism

White Woman Discovers Racism

In the latest episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith, alongside her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, hosted former Sex and the City star Kristin Davis for a probing, earnest talk about the complications of transracial adoption.

Titled “Should White People Adopt Black Kids,” the discussion featured Davis talking at length about her experiences as the mother of two black children: a...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai May 22, 2019. 8 comments

‘Helpful’ or an ‘Unhealthy Relationship’? Jada Admits Past Preoccupation with Porn on a Revealing Red Table Talk

‘Helpful’ or an ‘Unhealthy Relationship’? Jada Admits Past Preoccupation with Porn on a Revealing Red Table Talk

What’s your relationship with porn—and how might it be affecting your real-life relationships?

That was the issue on the table for Monday’s episode of Red Table Talk, titled, “Does Porn Ruin Relationships?” which featured Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and “Gammy” Adrienne Banfield-Norris broaching perhaps their most awkward topic yet with each other.

Watch: 'It's Been Beneficial to Me,...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum May 17, 2019. 3 comments

Watch: 'It's Been Beneficial to Me, Too'—Adrienne Banfield Norris Opens Up About Porn to Jada and Willow

Watch: 'It's Been Beneficial to Me, Too'—Adrienne Banfield Norris Opens Up About Porn to Jada and Willow

Take a seat at the red table! And make yourself comfortable. Hell, I did.

On Thursday, I attended an intimate fireside chat to celebrate the return of the popular streamed series, where Jada, Gammy, and Willow reflected over the past season, talked about the importance of showing up, and dropped inspirational gems for the attendees.

One thing Jada spoke on was how important it was for the...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Mar 22, 2019.

2019 Daytime Emmys: Red Table Talk Scores a Seat at the Nominations Table 

2019 Daytime Emmys: Red Table Talk Scores a Seat at the Nominations Table 

The nominations for the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards are in! Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the awards ceremony will be celebrating its 46th iteration this year.

“The incredible level of talent and craft reflected in our nominees continues to show the growing impact of Daytime television and the incredible diversity of programming the viewing audience has to...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 26, 2018.

Celebrating, Celebrity-Style: What Did the Famous Do This Christmas?

Celebrating, Celebrity-Style: What Did the Famous Do This Christmas?

So...assuming you celebrate, what did you do for Christmas? Was it filled with family and food, celebrated with your chosen “framily,” or spent binge-watching and bingeing on Chinese food *raises hand*? Whatever your holiday looked like this year, we hope it was everything you wished it to be, because ‘tis the season to do whatever brings you the most joy.

Of course, in our downtime over the...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 04, 2018. 5 comments

Wooowwwww...The Women of Red Table Talk Are on the 1st Digital Cover of Harper's Bazaar!

Wooowwwww...The Women of Red Table Talk Are on the 1st Digital Cover of Harper's Bazaar!

There’s a famous holiday song called “We Three Kings,” but three queens are featured on Harper’s Bazaar’s first digital cover, namely, Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, the three generations represented on the hit Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk.

In fact, to say their series is a hit is a bit of an understatement. Now in its second season since...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 31, 2018. 16 comments

'We're Not Swingers': Will and Jada Admit the 3rd Partner in Their Marriage Has Been His Ego

'We're Not Swingers': Will and Jada Admit the 3rd Partner in Their Marriage Has Been His Ego

In its first 10-episode season, Jada Pinkett Smith’s highly successful web series, Red Table Talk, was a lot of things. It was a place of reckoning, remembrance, reconciliation and revelations by Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow Smith, mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and any number of well-known friends and guests.

Kicking off their second season this month, the Smith family decided to address...

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Ronda Racha Penrice Ronda Racha Penrice Oct 23, 2018. 15 comments

Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith and Her Mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, on the Return of Red Table Talk ... Now With Will Smith

Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith and Her Mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, on the Return of Red Table Talk ... Now With Will Smith

If your Facebook timeline is like mine, you didn’t have to find Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith’s “life lesson” talk show with her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and daughter, Willow Smith; it found you.

Since its premiere on May 7, the show has struck a deep chord with so many of us. Whether it’s Jada squashing her longtime beef with fellow actress Gabrielle Union, Adrienne detailing her...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 12, 2018. 3 comments

Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith and Guests Come Clean About Overcoming Addiction

Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith and Guests Come Clean About Overcoming Addiction

“This was not an easy decision,” Adrienne Banfield-Norris tearfully says at the open of the latest episode of daughter Jada Pinkett Smith’s series, Red Table Talk. “It’s difficult to talk about something that is gonna go out to the world.”

The 64-year-old Banfield-Norris is referring to her over 20-year addiction to heroin, which she managed to overcome 27 years ago.

“I couldn’t hide the...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jun 27, 2018. 3 comments

Real Table Talk: Tiffany Haddish Turned Jada’s Red Table Into an Inspiration Station

Real Table Talk: Tiffany Haddish Turned Jada’s Red Table Into an Inspiration Station

We can only imagine how incredible it would be to give Tiffany Haddish a seat at our table—or what it’d be like to receive a Valentino bag just for sitting at Jada Pinkett Smith’s table—but we got a taste on the most recent Red Table Talk, when Pinkett Smith hosted her Girls Trip bestie for a candid chat about the troubled childhood and triumphant rise that helped make the black girl black...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jun 25, 2018. 5 comments

The Love Below: Jada Pinkett Smith and Mom Talk Vaginal Rejuvenation in Red Table Talk

The Love Below: Jada Pinkett Smith and Mom Talk Vaginal Rejuvenation in <i>Red Table Talk</i>

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk—her hit Facebook series featuring herself, daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones—has provided us with no end of topics to cover. In the month since its debut, the series has explored a number of intimate matters, including blended families, body issues, “mean girls,” hair loss and the challenges of being a “bonus mom.”

But on last Friday’s...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jun 06, 2018. 20 comments

Jada Pinkett Smith Was ‘Devastated’ When Son Jaden Asked to Be Emancipated at 15

Jada Pinkett Smith Was ‘Devastated’ When Son Jaden Asked to Be Emancipated at 15

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have talked frequently about their parenting and marriage philosophy, which emphasizes freedom and creativity. But Pinkett Smith reveals in a new, candid conversation that trusting your kids’ autonomy doesn’t come without heartbreak.

On her show, Red Table Talk (h/t People), which features candid discussions between Pinkett Smith and members of her family, the...

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Yesha Callahan Yesha Callahan May 18, 2018. 11 comments

Willow Smith Shocks Mom With Self-Harm Admission

Willow Smith Shocks Mom With Self-Harm Admission

Willow Smith, daughter of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, opened up about a painful secret she hid from her family for years.

Willow, who is now 17 years old, appeared on the second episode of Jada’s Red Table Talk series and spoke of losing her sanity and about cutting herself after she skyrocketed to fame with her song “Whip My Hair.”

“I would have to say—honestly, I feel like I lost my...

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