Word On The Curb: July 11 Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith Launch Media Company, Westbrook Inc., Kenya Moore Is Returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta Next Season, Well Damn: Lamar Odom Kicked Out of BIG3 League for Not Being Prepared, Lil’ Kim Slams Andy Cohen cancels Appearance On WWHL

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith Launch Media Company, Westbrook Inc.

Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have reportedly launched their own new media venture – Westbrook Inc.

The company is a large umbrella of other companies like Overbrook Entertainment, Red Table Talk Enterprises and the recently formed Westbrook Studios, which currently houses Facebook’s “Red Table Talk” series, Westbrook Media, and their recent merchandising business, Good Goods. These ventures will develop films, TV series, and documentaries showcasing diverse voices.

The Smith’s said that they wanted to fully immerse themselves in all areas of the media and entertainment space. Westbrook Inc.’s mission is to spread positive ideas, art, and products that entertain and empower the greatest number of lives, inspiring the next generation of artists to do good in the world.”

Other industry veterans that joined their team such as Kosaku Yada as CEO, Tera Hanks as President, and COO Gila Jones, CFO Kevin McDonald and Business Development VP Jesse Uram.

Kenya Moore Is Returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta Next Season

Kenya Moore is coming back to the Real Housewives of Atlanta!

Word on the curb is that, the former Miss USA has signed a contract to once again appear as a Housewife on the hit Bravo reality franchise’s upcoming twelfth season.

Reps for the network did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment on casting, but longtime stars like NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey have publicly stated they’re returning, too. Last season’s cast also included Porsha Williams, Eva Marcille, and Shamari DeVoe.

Moore, 48, had left the show after season 10, when contract negotiations for a full-time return reportedly fell apart. She later appeared as a guest during the show’s finale, causing a major rift between Leakes and Bailey.

But Moore came under criticism in season 10 because she hid much of her life from the cameras, including her marriage to husband Marc Daly.

Well Damn: Lamar Odom Kicked Out of BIG3 League for Not Being Prepared

The former NBA player Lamar Odom has been kicked out of the BIG3 league because he just wasn’t prepared.

Ice Cube‘s organization announced the move on Wednesday, saying Lamar, as well as Baron Davis, Jermaine O’Neal and Bonzi Wells would be deactivated for the remainder of the 2019 season.

TMZ Sports has learned … Odom was nervous about being embarrassed on the court because he wasn’t prepared to compete with his fellow ex-NBA players

As the league stated in the news release … the org wanted to “maximize competition,”

It’s been a tough road back to the hardwood for Odom following his 2015 drug overdose that left him in a coma … and those around him said he was laser-focused on getting back in shape and competitive again.

LIL’ KIM SLAMS ANDY COHEN, CANCELS APPEARANCE ON WWHL

Lil’ Kim hit up Instagram on Tuesday to explain why she cancelled all planned interviews with the media after two outlets decided to shade her

Kim was set to appear on the show to promote her upcoming reality series but cancelled because the Bravo talk show “wanted to be messy,” she said.

Kim said her team cut a series of press appearances with “major outlets”, including one with WWHL.

Lil Kim said, “I had a cool relationship with Andy, I thought. My publicist and my manager made the executive decision to shut it down.”

“At this point, it’s about me. I’m that b*tch, nothing else,” she added. “I refuse to f—ing keep doing all these interviews, publications, and all of that s— if motherf—ers are not going to respect who I am, what I’ve done, where I’m at now.”

Kim’s team also cancelled her appearances on “Access Hollywood” and “TODAY.”

She issues a stern warning to all media types: “put some respect on my name.”

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BIRTHDAYS

Alessia Cara is 23

Lil’ Kim is 45

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