Celebrity Cyber Report – Will Smith, Alicia Keys

Published On May 7, 2021 | By Tom Huskerson | Celebrity Cyber News, News and Analysis

In case you missed it Will Smith has been displaying his dad bod all over the internet. Long gone are the days of rippling six pack from the “Bad Boys” movies and the thick muscular arms and shoulders of “Ali.” Smith proudly showed off his healthy mid section with his trademark smile. But now he is on YouTube, for the second time, this time with a fitness show.

YouTube announced a new lineup up original shows with well known stars. Smith will star in a six-part reality series about fitness and “returning his body into the best shape of his life.”  So I am guessing he dedicated to shedding the dad bod. Also in the lineup is songstress Alicia Keys with a four-part series going behind the scenes as she records a new album.

Another special will be entitled “Barbershop Medicine” and explores the intersection of race and socioeconomic status that came out of the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund that was announced last year.

YouTube changed up its approach to original content about five years ago to compete with Netflix and Amazon both of which are featuring more and more original content. The streaming service has branched out form just user provided content to subscriber-only shows centered around creators then pivoted to ad-supported shows featuring mainstream stars like Kevin Hart and Will Smith. Now YouTube is offering more of a mix of the two, with most shows being largely available to anyone who visits YouTube.

Will Smith’s new series is expected to debut next year; Alicia Keys’ will launch this summer.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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