Will Smith, R. Kelly Headline BET Tonight With Ed Gordon

By | December 11, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Four of the biggest names in the entertainment industry reveal intimate insights when they join BET Tonight With Ed Gordon for a week of “all-star” celebrity interviews. One of America’s top television interviewers, Gordon sits down this week with Jamie Foxx, R. Kelly, Halle Berry and Will Smith for exclusive insights into their lives and their work.

Gordon wraps the week by addressing America’s infatuation with celebrities on his regular Friday night roundtable. Each Friday on the show, Gordon gathers a diverse panel of personalities from various backgrounds for spirited debates on the latest news headlines and topics.

The celebrity week of interviews begins Monday, December 17 and runs through Thursday, December 20. All shows premiere exclusively on BET at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, following BET NIGHTLY NEWS.


  • Jamie Foxx – Monday, December 17 – Comedian/actor Jamie Foxx speaks with
  • Ed Gordon about his role in the upcoming blockbuster film Ali. Foxx
  • portrays Drew “Bundini” Brown, Ali’s corner man in the film. The
  • entertainer reveals plans to further his singing career and tells how he
  • maintains his edge as a standup comic.
  • R. Kelly – Tuesday, December 18 – Music superstar R. Kelly reveals why
  • his late mother is the greatest influence in his music and life. Kelly
  • and Gordon discuss the singer’s collaboration with the legendary Isley
  • Brothers and talks about how he deals with the many rumors that surround
  • his personal life. For the first time, he talks about how tragic events
  • of the past year have changed his life and musical direction.
  • Halle Berry – Wednesday, December 19 – The phenomenal Halle Berry talks
  • about her new film project, Monster Ball. Berry openly discusses the
  • controversy surrounding her decision to appear nude in the new film and
  • her hopes of one day winning an Oscar. She also discusses the hardship of
  • trying to keep her personal life private.
  • Will Smith – Thursday, December 20 – An in-depth interview with box
  • office mega-star Will Smith, the lead actor of the upcoming blockbuster
  • film, Ali. After two years of intense preparation for the role, Smith
  • explains why he was born to bring the life of Ali to the big screen. The
  • superstar talks about his wife and co-star, Jada Pinkett Smith, and
  • reveals how she has shaped him as a man and husband. He also reveals how
  • his travels to Africa have changed his life.

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