The Pinkett-Smiths are two of the biggest stars in the world. And yet, unlike a show such as “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the point of “Red Table Talk” isn’t to draw the audience into the soap opera of their lives. At the Red Table, the Pinkett-Smiths take on timely topics and boil themselves down to their most essential parts in an effort to be just like you. Pinkett Smith invites guests to discuss everything from gun control to relationship woes in a safe space. She interviews her husband about his approach to parenting, and her Gen Z children about their own views and passions. The Pinkett-Smith family business has many arms, but runs on a commitment to “transparency” that’s nevertheless carefully curated. Somewhat paradoxically, they’ve built a collective #brand on authenticity. … [Read more...] about Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Emotional ‘Red Table Talk’ Demonstrates Their Business Savvy (Column)
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Under a different metric, the one-day record holder for views among Facebook Watch originals is a “Red Table Talk” episode from March 2019 in which Pinkett Smith talked to Jordyn Woods about rumors she had sex with NBA star Tristan Thompson, the father of Khloe Kardashian’s daughter. The Woods segment registered 7.5 million users who had watched for at least one minute, according to Facebook. A Facebook rep told Variety that the 60-second view counts for the July 10 episode of “Red Table Talk” aren’t officially tabulated yet. … [Read more...] about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s Raw ‘Red Table Talk’ Episode Tops 15 Million Facebook Views in First 24 Hours
Prominent Trump supporters joined the platform and urged their fans to follow, and the social media network surged on Apple’s App Store. Trash-talking Trump personality Dan Bongino took an ownership stake in Parler, and promoted it to his followers. … [Read more...] about Parler, the Trumpy Alternative to Twitter, Is Already Falling Apart
Maxwell was on high alert as a result, and when his doorbell rang unexpectedly, he grabbed his gun out of its safe, he said. “I never raised my weapon but I did frighten the woman at my door because I had a weapon — I would have been frightened as well,” he said. “As soon as I recognized it was a woman, I apologized and walked back to my living room and put my gun back in my safe. I walked back to the door, apologized again, and she handed me the food one of my friends had ordered and she went on her way. … [Read more...] about Ex-A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell: ‘Where was this support’ when he protested racism?
And the truth is that this year, area scouts’ expertise is even more important, because there is so much less data available. Most draft-eligible players had drastically shortened seasons, and some high schools didn’t play at all. All teams will rely on the scouts who have a long history with those amateurs to help make decisions for the pandemic-shortened draft. One pick Wednesday, four Thursday, down from the usual 40, and no traditional draft room — just Zoom calls. … [Read more...] about As A’s draft preparations wrap up, furloughs of area scouts ‘really hurt’