Jada Pinkett Smith out and about in New York City, New York on April 3, 2013.
*Jada Pinkett-Smith will produce and star in the upcoming feature film “Salsa,” reports Deadline.
The actress stars as a woman at a turning point in her life who meets a salsa teacher, played by Latino soap star William Levy. Through the dance of salsa she begins to get her life back on track.
“Clueless” helmer Amy Heckerling is writing and directing, while Pinkett-Smith and Miguel Melendez will produce for husband Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment. Filming is set to begin first quarter of 2014.
Pinkett-Smith most recently produced “The Secret Life Of Bees” and “Free Angela And All Political Prisoners,” and she is executive producer of Queen Latifah’s CBS daytime talk show, which premieres September 16, 2013.
*Another NFL star has danced his way into the “Dancing With the Stars” endzone.
In the quickstep footsteps of Emmit Smith and Hines Ward, last night saw Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver hoist the show’s Mirrorball Trophy, defeating Telenovela star William Levy who placed third, and runner-up, classical music singer Katherine Jenkins, a season-long standout. [Scroll down to watch.]
Driver, who danced with professional partner Peta Murgatroyd, was cited by the judges for his intensity and determination, and willingness to listen and learn from them during the course of the TV ballroom dance competitions season.
Watch a recap of the season finale and Driver’s road to victory below.