May 11th, 2011
12:58 PM ET
Will Smith ticks off NYC residents with super-sized trailer
We hope Will Smith doesn't run out of sugar anytime soon - the actor's NYC SoHo neighbors are none too pleased with his movie trailer parked in the middle of the neighborhood.
According to the New York Post, Smith’s 1,150 square feet double-decker trailer is being rented for $9,000 a week and is located less than a mile away from the luxury apartment home Smith is renting. The actor is shelling out $25,000 a month for that five-bedroom, 6.5 bath abode on Bond Street.
The paper reports that when the film set up shop on Monday, 25 trucks settled in the area, including Smith's 55-foot trailer for his full-size gym.
Residents in the area fumed to the Post, calling it “ridiculous” and smelly – “It’s like living in a gas station,” complained one neighbor.
"This thing is like a duplex," said 62-year-old Myrna Reisman, who lives next to the intersection where the trailer was parked. "How would Will Smith feel if I parked that thing out in front of his house? People forget this is a residential neighborhood, not a film lot - that thing is taking up half our gasoline reserve."
The residence-on-wheels includes all the comforts of a (superstar’s) home: a full-service kitchen; a lounge with a bar; a movie room with a 100-inch screen; a large bedroom and all-granite bathroom; and office space for up to 30 people to hold meetings.
Although Smith’s camp declined to comment on the situation, Julianne Cho with the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting says they've asked the star to move his super-sized trailer away from the irritated residents.
“New York City is currently experiencing record levels of film and television production,” Cho told CNN. “To balance the interests of the production and the neighborhood, we have instructed Men in Black 3 to relocate the trailer to a private lot."
A rep for Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio producing “Men in Black III,” told the Post in a statement, “We know we are guests in the neighborhoods where we film, and are always respectful of the area residents and businesses.”
Update 4:14 p.m.: The "Men In Black III" production team tells CNN in a statement, “We appreciate the opportunity to film in New York, which has been the home of all three Men In Black productions. This trailer has been used many times in this city by different studios on various movies over the years, and while its use has never been an issue before, we regret any inconvenience it may have caused."
The statement continues that "The trailer will be relocated to private property. Film production like ours creates thousands of jobs and funnels millions of dollars into local businesses and we appreciate the continued support we have received from the community."
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They parked their trailers on the STREET? Are you kidding me? There should be a LOT where they are parked. They then travel to the place they are shooting.I always liked Will Smith. That was until I heard he is actively trying to convert all his fellow actors and crews, on on the different movies he's in, to SCIENTOLOGY. http://bit.ly/jLlFrG
big willie style.
I agree that it was probably annoying to the residents to have the trailer parked there. And that it might offend people if Will Smith just laughed it off. But, keep in mind blaming him for staying in a trailer provided by the studio between takes that others on the set might also use is a bit over the top. The studio has used the same trailers before and did not have problems prior to this incident that were noteworthy. They apologized and agreed to handle it. So let it go. Also, since New Yorkers (not all, but some posting on this blog) are claiming that they will boycott his film, will they also boycott Tommy Lee Jones' films and all films by the studio? Or just Will Smith's?
All this over a big trailer? Really? Get a life folks. Sure, it may have been a little inconsiderate, but aren't most of us grownups here? Get over it already.
PEOPLE PEOPLE PLEASE...its not about race , its about an actor who the public have made him think he is a big shot..the guy is just bragging..love will smith but the whole family is in the spotlight now..so when is enough enough. I live in canada but if a trailer like that parked beside my apartment it would be the talk of the town just like wills is. bottom line..its moved..LOOKING FORWARD TO MEN IN BLACK 3
I work three stories about the gym trailer and I had to leave work early because of all the fumes that were coming in through the building's ventilation system as well as the windows. After 6 hours of toxins being pumped into my airspace, I got very nauseous and dizy as did two other co-workers and we left early.
To hear that Will Smith giggled at the controversy to reporters puts me into a blind rage. How dare this obnoxious sack of filth mock the health, the wellbeing and the economy of a neighborhood that is NOT required to be so gracious to film crews.
I myself will be banning all things will smith from now on. I have grown exhausted of self indulged over pampered self important celebrities treating their ticket paying audiences like faceless commoners unworthy of repsect.
This is all sounds like a clever ploy concocted by the dictator of the Galactic Confederacy, destroyer of Worlds, Lord Xenu! All to smear Will's good name. Run Will! Get to the church and have a spirit audit!!!
WOW, THATS SOME BUS, HOTEL, TRAILER , MANION ON WHEELS .. NEVER KNOW UNTIL U TRY IT, AND LEAVE IT UP TO WILL SMITH AND FAMILY TO TRY IT.. THAT'S UNTIL U TRY TO TELL HIM.. HE CAN'T.. U GO WILL LOVE U AND YOUR FAMILY.. LOL LOVE IT .. BUT MOVE THE DANG ,, WHEREVER U CALL IT.. 🙂
Smith needs a supersized trailer for his supersized ego and supersized lack of acting ability.
Hatred is the last thing we need in this day and age Its sad that a conversation about parking a TRAILER in a neighborhood turn to race please ppl stop being ignorant and shallow! yes he was wrong for not getting permission first from the locals but his kids nor talent has anything to do with this topic! Wil is paid whether yall haters like or not!
Hey, @NY Whiners and the rest of you that seem to hate NY so much: if you're visiting – go the f*^k home. If you're thinking about visiting – don't. And if you've never been and just feel like trashing NY – go for it – as long as you don't visit. We're really just fine without the rest of you mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, obese, t-shirt and khaki short-wearing, fanny bag-totin, redneck half-witted tourists coming here.
Why do you thing we're so friggin cranky? Because we have to put up with you morons an a daily basis. Please stay the hell away.
Now you'all have a nice day.
Ok, seriously people, the man and the film company have money, they can buy anything! As far as the environment, yes, Will, u are not being an ativist, you are acting like a republican (oops did I say that). Either way this American female, raised by bigots, has the right mind to know talent and good looks when she sees it. And Will Smith is at the top of the list! You go boy, keep doing your thing, and don't care about the haters (jealousy rears its head in many different forms), mwoah, props to u and yr family for your success.
Yall should really look into the field of film production because film crews and producers bring that stuff in. it has a meeting room for thirty people cause meetings take place during filming. We the actors and actresses have access to it because of how long a day could b. Wen shooting sceens it could take three hours to get a good shot that,only last thirty minutes and if were gonna b shooting for 15 hours I can go in and take a power nap between sceens and sets. So just cause will is the main star doesnt mean its his trailer...think about it before u talk cause the media is just tryin to make money and get ratings but they know the truth,but in showbiz the truth dont sell!!
You obviously do not work in film production as a real professional knows that anyone allowed inside a main star's HOLDING (a very obvious industry term you did not use, because again, you are lying) is per the main star's permission. Other crew members and actors are not allowed wherever they wish. this trailer was rented for Will Smith and his staff. Other actors are not allowed on it. Ever hear of deal terms? Nope you have not, because you are not a film professional, so get off the board and stop wasting people's time defending yet another rude film star who got nailed for being a jerk. Just because he has donated a lot of money to charity does not mean he can treat residents like dirt. Stop defending him.
People – IS IT THAT SERIOUS?
If you people couln't relax for a bit and enjoy the Men in Black movies then your lives are beyond repair. Either that or you like Britcoms on public television and find normal peasant humor beneath you.
I would understand if he was actually traveling far from home, but the location is less than a mile from an apartment he currently rents. This might be a little excessive.
Will your great, keep doing your thing everyone has a opinion on everything. Stop trying to knock the man's hustle, they complained so they are going to move it problem solved.
I find it funny how many people complain about the trailer & will smith..you can tell who reads & who just likes to complain...he didn't put the trailer there nor does he own it & it is being moved...also..those who put him & his family down for working..that is sad...how many of you earn what he does?..or his kids? But yet you talk smack about them..it is the production company you should be complaining about & yes, I live in ny & know that it can be thought to deal with..
I am sure the trailer was part of his compensation that he negotiated. It's a mile from his apartment for Gos Sake. Even people you respect do stupid things. In a time that folks are loosing jobs or having their pay frozen, crap like this will be magnified even more because of the excessive nature. If he does not like the bad press he can certainly use his education and go out in the real world and work like the rest of us. Ya feel me bro?
So what's the problem? They put the trailer there, residents complained, and then they moved the trailer to a private lot. Isn't that how it's supposed to work? Or are we (not me, but you) so hateful & jealous of anyone that has done better financially than them that you have to make it the crutch "race issue?"
We all need 2 get along wit each other. read 2kings 5 of da bible u would c how & y it happened. it started with a curse. so leave da blk man alone & let him do what he want wit his money!!!!!
Just nuke NYC – do it now. Not just the boroughs – the whole enchilada. Then we won't have to listen to them whine about piddly crap any more.
I live on one of the blocks they are filming on. What's the big deal? They moved the trailer. Thank you. Move along folks.
I think that productions like men in black 3 has generated money into this economy . These older people in these communities are just selfish and tired ..they want everyyhing to be quite, without noticing the good that comes out of filming in new York city...this is the land of the free....stop hating.....
Nobody has mentioned that MIB III is just a bad idea. Next up...Independence Day II – AKA 5th of July.
You'd think for $25K per month for that Bond Street rental, that it would have a DRIVEWAY, especially big enough to park a trailer.
Wow. Did anyone read the updated part of the article. The production company said that the trailer would be moved. I'm not sure how this became an race issue? But now I can understand why this country has such an issue with bullying. Racism is still an issue but this didn't have anything to do with race or bad manners it was just a mistake that is going to be corrected. I'm a black woman that understands that a black man will always feel like he has something to prove. Which is kinda sad. The world has changed so much you would think that we are beyond bullying small children and pretending that racism is not real or relevant. It is very real and very relevant, but it had no place on this blog.
6.5 baths... what a waste. he only has one a** hole. and only 4 if he brought his wife and 2 kids along. unless his family have double a**es it still leaves 3 toilets unused. what a waste...
He irritated those lovable New Yorkers? Congratulations on a job well done. Payback's a mother.
Look people get over it will smith is a good guy. Hey will park it in front of my house. I love all your movies.
People never cease to amaze me. with all the natural disasters at home and abroad, people worry about a trailer use for making a movie in their neighborhood? why doesnt anyone bring that to my town in AZ. we will be happy for the jobs and excitement since this is not the 1st time this trailer has been used in ny is it will smith. for those who dont like his movies, let me know when yours is released. This hatred needs to stop.
ever since 9/11 people from New York have become a bunch of whiners, guess what people America got attacked not just NY, it's people like you that make everyone in the world hate us, in some countries people go weeks without eating a proper diet or drink dirty water, and these jag offs are complaining about a trailer in front of their home, but what can you expect from people who complain about the Yankees not winning the world series every year... I've been to NY twice and it stinks the people are rude guess what people scientist discovered the "center of the universe" and it's not you!!! I'm from Chicago they called it the Second City cause they're second to none!!!
All the hate and anger that is manifested on just about any and every story is horrific. i AM black and poor and its scary that white folks have so much anger at the crumbs blacks steal as oppose to what wall street stole. and for blacks to defend will smith on this issue is foolish when we have mothers going to jail over lying about where they live to send their kids to a better school. to the whites and blacks throwing racial slurs lets talk about seperate but equal or reservations for blacks something constructive. I would love that and it seems it would suit many who made comments. Who would pay for it? the people who have died trying to fight a hate that some just seem to love.
Will smith is one of Hollywood's most popular and beloved celebs. He can get away with a lot., it's the reality of the situation. I personally don't think he's doing anything wrong and I can't wait to see MIB 3!
Open your eyes people...the media is playing you. It was a slow news day and they ran into a grumpy old lady and blew the whole story up to be a big deal!! The media ruins lifes for money! Hope they are proud of themselves!
First of all to the people who are racist pigs on here get a life or meet me in Windsor Ontario we can settle the racial comments there. This man is making a movie in your neighborhood witch means he is bringing money to your stores and restaurants spending the money he make while doing these films and bringing some money to your low economy, It also will bring some value to the neighborhood when wind gets out that Will Smith shot a movie there.
I seem to notice that there is no one on earth that at least someone doesn't think that the word "talentless" applies. Just because you don't personally care someone does not make them "talentless". Either that or I guess no one in any form of entertainment on earth has any talent.
If he has not done nothing to you , himself? Why is he getting cut down. The trailer was the issue? But, nothing been done so you have to start putting it on someone when no one knows any facts about any thing. we all supposeed to be Human beings!
I'm just waiting for Mr. Smith to be done with the movie so I can have my trailer back. I swear, loan something out once and suddenly everyone thinks it's up for grabs...
No use for the Scientologist ego maniacs who join a religion because they can donate enough to be told they are wonderful Level 7 Thetans (watch out for Aliens?) Sick of them on DWTS, The Talk, American Idol, etc. Don't go to movies they are in *(Travolta and Smith and Cruise) and check out the list of members before I go to a movie just to be sure. Sick of them all and their nonsense. Sometime look for the cheesy picture online of Travolta going through the levels of the auditingm, holding some chintzy metal tubes connected to some plastic thing with some switches on it. They are all nuts.
$$$$$ talks; s*** walks
Only a racist would say that something is not about race because the color of my skin is all that they see. I wish that whites experienced the oppression and hate that we (blacks and latinos) get from them.
You people are so ignorant. It started from the presidency and now this. This black man who brings money into the community, rents property in an empty building to help someone else's economy andcommunity and he is an ignorant goon. He dare he. People please get over yourselve. Grow up take a chill pill. You people are so racist and ignorant. Non minorities always say its not about race but they are racist. Racism sucks!
Yall are just outragious! who really cares? some of you on here talking some black people crap should shut up cause some where down the line theres black in everyones family!!! and do your homework there pretty much arent any pure white people out there anymore.were all mixed with something! i say go ahead and do your thing will!!!! and to everybody else leave peoples kids out the conversation cause that could cause you to catch a beatdown!!!!!!
It's statistical data. Actually copy and paste the link into your browser AND go to the site next time
When he's done there he'll just flash that pen thingy at the people, and all will be forgotten. So ease up, it's not your business anyway.
Reading this response thread is seriously disturbing. There is such a simmering sense of hatred and anger and hostility. It's not just racial, or class, or celebrities, but an overall societal slime. Reminds m of the primordial soup that flowed in the sewers of Ghostbusters 2. We are more than this. We are better than this. Enough! Enough ad hominen attacks, enough race baiting, enough social class bashing. Look within and stop looking for a reason to see your fellow Americans as the other. OUT OF MANY...ONE!
With all the hate against black people is shameful. These comments let us know for once and for all how some of u whites truly feel. That's why we're in the shape we're in because of you're hate. But check this out even if you start a race war black people will
always be in america. And u can't stop it no matter how many of us u put in jail haters.
Can you clows stay on topic. The article is about a trailer not race
So will brings 200 million dollars worth Jobs and rent out and uninhabited house and three old people complain and that's news. People new jobs in this weird economy and you talk iss. Wow
Just out of curiosity did anyone stop to think that 1 the trailer is provided by the studio and 2 the studio is the one that put it there. You are all jumping on will like he was the one that put it there please you all know he wouldn't park the trailer himself
nyc sucks who cares
CAN'T A BROTHER HAVE A 53' TRAILER WITHOUT ANY LIP FROM THE WHITE MAN? WHY DON'T ANYBODY COMPLAIN WHEN WOODY ALLENS DOES IT?
As I sit here and read the comments from the 1st to the last all I can do is SMH @ the hatred that has been displayed from one of ppl to another. Its sad really really to know that ppl will still dig so deep within themselves to find the most vile use of words to attack each other. Its no wonder this GREAT country (and I use the term GREAT loosely)of ours is in the shape its in now. Ppl who dislike and are unhappy with themselves tend to unleash their feelings towards others. It seems to me that trailer is not the issue being discussed here it seems to be Will Smith and his family. As one comment said "I'm sure Mr. Smith did not park the trailer there himself" so why is he being attacked in such a disrespectful nature. Seems the more things change the more they stay the same. God forgive them for they know not what they are doing or saying.
Yes, you read false facts that make what you read an opinion.
I hear gunshots out my apartment every night, so excuse me if I don't feel bad for u clowns in Soho.
Ok,ok can't we all just get along! So red necks, necks are red. So what who cares"........ok, ok so black people are loud and annnoyying ,so what who cares"........can we just get along ?? Respect the fact that my neck is red and ill respect that yo so black...ok? Cool
Get in where you fit in...I'd be asking Will and his peoples if they had any openings. I need a job! I'm sure they'd pay good.
Sorry, did I read this wrong?
This is funny. He parked legally to shoot a film that will generate large amounts of revenue in an area that DOES need it. Look up Soho on a real estate website and start counting the foreclosures. The guy makes a ton of money and should not have to give any to the hungry/homeless/needy. It's his money that he worked for. The guy puts out blockbuster films – hence the reason he makes huge bank. He is setting his kids up to succeed. Most parents work a crappy job, then come home and ignore their children completely. Well done Will.
please people get your mind and hearts out of the gutter its about a trailer not race
@chocktaaw indian i fined it funny when indians disrespect black people the nerve of all 10 of yall maybe if you guys blend in with the mexicans u could consider yourselves a race again and another thing what was your choice of words for the whiteman who wiped his a$$ with yall atleast black people still matter but i guess u love the whitman even if he did demolish u guys
How can he park that thing on a NYC block in SoHo! !?I mean the streets aren't THAT wide to begin with and there really isn't a whole lotta room in Soho. People live crammed in their apartments literally right next to each other, a lot of those old buildings share common walls. Talk about being rude and REALLY? I mean REALLY does he really need THAT much real estate with him? Wow, it's amazing how he's forgotten where he started his career from? Talk about going from being a nobody to being a total tool.
You are a small sob to put children in the mix of things children are innocent and you're 1 sick okie red nick hillbilly.
sheik u have been located, seal team 6 has been called & has a clip full of "BLACK TIP BULLETS" just for u. Wow HOW SMELLY YOU'LL BE AFTER THAT,LOL.
Fat and ugly. no they dont stupid ass. that is a common misconception based on a test from the 80s that had three ethnicities as test subjects. of those 3, which were whites, hispanics, and blacks, blacks made up 38 percent of the whole. no other races nor mixed races were tested because a sociological test of that magnitude would cost too much and in the end not be without-a-doubt conclusive. so before you read that newspaper think about the influences of the writers and the thousands of apologies publicly stated yearly due to the inaccuracies of so- called credible printed and spoken news. thanks
I distinctly remember Will Smith on the set of I am Legend when it was filming a few scenen in Tribeca – he was a totally nice guy and was greeting the crowd and taking pics with people in between takes.
I bet Will Smith had no say where the trailer was located.
As some said the production is bringing many $ in to the city...so
I guess it's ok...just not in their
Why are you so called adults bashing his kids
Will, would you please return to your apartment each night, stop wasting $50,000 for two months rent, and pay off my debt to save my life instead? Thank you!
Almost everyone that post is haters they r all jealous
@ Will Smith, babbit and blk beauty: I guess you're right, it is ok to be racist because it's the internet.
@ anti-you: african-americans do make up the majority of inmates in this country idiot, read a newspaper. It's not racist, it's factual.
@ Fonz01: E.C.F.U.
I like Will Smith. How is it his fault someone else parked the company trailer there? Also why are people teasing his kids. I dont think any child should be made fun of. If you dont like his or their movies...dont watch them.
white people regrets bringing all those black slaves to america. LOL!!! see HOW GROSS THEY ARE? smelly creatures!!!
Who brought you to this country (pendeja)
This guy needs to be banned, How about it CNN? Look at his IP and ban him for using twelve names and making racist comments every time. I think he's a kid.
It's so sad how NYC people disrespect. Your next Movie Will come to Phx, we need the $$$$ just make sure you bring your I.D.
And btw THE president is a biracial, questionably american man, fathered by a radical muslim from western africa and mothered by the daughter of a kansas farmer. stepfathered by an indian national when his daddy didnt want him and eventually died in a car accident. why do black people hold on to him and hold him up like he is nelson mandela?
Hey Donald, he already showed us his birth certificate, so just stop. Being blatantly racist is one thing. Trying to be sneaky racist through your "facts" is simply sad, and it makes me a touch more unhappy being white, like I needed another reason...
The very same people that complain is the people
To get premier tix. And will not miss the movie just to see a peek @ there houses in the big screen. calm down. Its temporary.
I like will smith's movies and think that its amazing that some idiot thinks that most people in prison are black. in oklahoma there are 25000 inmates in prison and realistically with all the different mixes in race hardly any of them are probably pure anything. however to the guy who writes like he went to the school of hard knocks and has a BA in ignorance through ebonics 201, you sound irrepairably stupid. the fact you are allowed to make your opinion known on a public forum speaks.to.the rapid degredation in this country. i am pained for you when americans are forced to speak chinese because i am not sure they have ebonics in that language.
haters in the neigborhood !! 🙂
If I lived there, I'd be more upset about there being a Men in Black 3 than his trailer.
Hey guys remember the golden rule treat others the way you want to be treated no matter who you are and thats gods special creation.
hey em u didnt say that in the mens room when i heard u shout "I like it big & black" when u were getting your pale behind pounded u lil racist closet queen u!
THIs actually made the news..wow..I guess if it was Tom Cruise it would not be such a deal..Too bad nothing n.e 1 says on here matters..fuel your racist ego online because face2face theres no debate..Will Smith and his family are set for life you slaves of this land..They get paid rather you like them or not..And he probably had nothing to do with the location of the tlr..if he did..he done to simple let u show ur hate..The world is laughing @ your lame crap..and I'm from the real side of Ny that you can't roam...stay in the mountains you cave people....
above all move da trailer Mr. Smith word up man!!!!!!!! come on dude. hey!!!!!!!!! Mr. Smith can I move my trailer in front of ur door right now????????? hollaa at me if I can I'm ready to relocate anyway out da hood time to move from West Philly lol
first off will smith i grew up with him in his rapper days and know him all my life it is disrespectful to have it were other residents live and have to deal with it the studio people said they will move it so all of you grow up there ywo sides to every story
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Some ppl can be so rude... It's not a race issue, it's an issue of manners.. If your visiting someone elses home/neighborhood your not suppose to inconvience the locals. Will would not want some to park there motor home in front of his multi million dollar home now would he????
well its all good I like will Smith um he is a good person um we both r from philly North philly at dat. so uh I really can't say anything bad about da brother really not because I grew up with will and we went to da same school west philly high and we had da same crazy teacher I. like Mr. Smith lol .
This guy hasn't put out a good movie in years and forces his snotty kids on us. Your time was up a long time ago Prince.
Another arrogant celeb who thinks he can walk on water and park his stupid, gas-guzzling trailer wherever he feels. Will Smith can be added to the list that includes LIndsay Lohan, Donald Trump and Mel Gibson, people who act like they own the world. I, for one, am sick, sick, sick of this.
For those who think this is good for the local economy keep in mind. The trailers are rented from one company. Cuz their is only a couple of companies that can make a ttrailer like that. As well all chefs/cooks and aids are flown out from cali.as is the food. They arent putting anything into local except for security. And maybe the occasional shopping spree
I dont think you clowns understand, the reason you should be mad is they are filming MIB 3! The first two were unwatchable. Lets make a third!
New York isnt that clean anyway an it already have a smell people need to just deal with it if that trailor pulled up an he was giving out money then it wouldnt be a prob.
No one seems to be upset with the studio. How many people saw Will drive up and park it there? Maybe he'll ask to forgo the trailer so he can walk home and get delivery from across town. Or just use the trailer where the STUDIO placed it and patronize the local businesses.
You guys are insane. However he shouldn park his trailor there. Rediculous
Yeah baby sugar. You tell them. YOU WHIP YOUR HAIR!
Why are you talking smack about my daddy. WHIP YOUR HAIR. He ROCKS and is famous, rich and he also enjoys Tunafish Sandwiches. WHIP YOUR HAIR. Tunafish is yummy, in my tummy, i eat it all the time, i'd eat it with a mime. WHIP YOUR HAIR. Oh, also, my daddy has a big trailer because he likes to have a place to go between takes. It is hard work shooting a movie, acting and stuff. In fact, I think the $20,000,000 he's getting paid for it is too little. WHIP YOUR HAIR. So, when you don't like the trailer, please consider that he's basically being way underpaid and the trailer is the least that the studios can do to try to make it up to him. geez. WHIP YOUR HAIR.
hey Bloomberg, listen to the residents. Order Will "gigantic ego" Smith to beat it and go somewhere else.
I'm glad people are giving it to him, there is very little room in NYC to get around, and if your taking up space you should move, if I were the one with the bus I'd get tickets, towed, just cuz of his celebrity status no one tells him what's up. Best part of this his camp declined a comment because it's all true. Move it!!!
Will Smith is a talentless loser along with his troll looking wife and stupid off spring. Men In Black was a terrible movie along with anything else Smith does. He sucks as an actor but people pay to see his stupid turd ass anyway.
Nobody cares about you.
but MIB 1 was pretty good cmon. His kids are a joke.
Wow, way to angry with someone who doesn't even know you, care about you, think about you etc. Hate to say it, but that kind of "anger" is deeper than you just not liking someone's movie??!?? What's the real issue? Go ahead say it, speak your mind!
The only thing I despise more than hollywood actors are east-coasters (new yorkers in particular). I hope he leaves the trailer there forever and all you east coast jerks can just go run and jump in the middle of traffic for all I care. Go to hell.
And together all the Saints said, "Amen.."
How many Hollywood actors do you personally know?...That's what I thought.
Ahhhhh..... gettin jiggy with it
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I live in an area of Los Angeles where there is a lot of filming, and I can tell you that once production companies have their permit to film from the city they could not care less about residents in the area. They shoot at these locations because it saves them money on building studio sets. The person who is letting them film in his or her home gets highly paid, but the rest of the neighborhood gets nothing but increased traffic, noise, litter and no parking spaces.
i disagree. I live in Albuquerque and they do a lot of filming there as well. These films bring in all kinds of revenue to these areas where they film.
Wwwaaaaahhhhh. Poor you. If they are not filming at your house you shouldn't get paid. You are an idiot, you are mad that you aren't getting paid for a production being shot at YOUR NEIGHBORS HOUSE. Unreal, there is a McDonalds down the street from my house, should I be mad that I don't get paid for every Big Mac that gets sold?
I hope he doesn't move it.
The residence-on-wheels... Wow! Excesses of the rich and famous. And, to think that ordinary people pay for them to get that rich.
Seriously? Making this a black /white issue? give me a break. Anytime a black person doesnt get his/her way they cry race -get over it already!
Its always ablk issue !!!!!ahhhh ha ha ha
I'm not completely familiar with New York's parking laws(I live in Texas), but it's to my common sense that if he parked it legally and did not cause problems originally, he can park there as he wishes.
It is parked legally. That is not the issue. In New York, it is an issue of neighborly courtesy, in a city of tight quarters, to not over occupy public space, even legally. More importantly, how would you feel if you had a two story trailer with the monster engine on for 18 hours a day underneath your bedroom window, pumping diesel exhausts into the air. It reeks. People in the neighboring buildings up the block are smelling it like it is in their living rooms. It is blocking access to businesses that need the sidewalk traffic for their economic survival.
What is truly ticking everyone off, is his arrogance about it. He was seen laughing and giggling about the controversy and per the new york post, he was quoted as saying he thinks its funny- I do not think he would think it was funny if he was struggling to pay his rent and some jerk was pumping gas fumes into his house, would he?
You are more than welcome to be rich and powerful in NYC, but when you mess with the people, you are absolute toast. Its the way it is. Dude is done in this town and he will have to something very special to get back into good graces.
Yeah... He "needs" this trailer (a mile from his apartment!) like he needs more money. He could be giving MANY people shelter from the southern tornado damage & flooding!
How do you know he's not doing that also? Because you didn't read it somewhere?
So is that duplex his new mobile Scientology center for people claiming not to be Scientologists?
If he was white no one would of complain..in fact they would of brought him welcome cookies and all.....why can't they ever live a brotha alone!....ps new york stincks anyways
There aren't any ppl on earth who MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS AS MUCH AS NYERS DO. You could walk down 5th ave. wearing something that puts lady gaga to shame and noone would even bother for a 1st look let alone a 2nd look or double take.
I am so proud of Will Smith!
Hey Will, you can park your trailer in front of my house anytime!!!
people cant just mind their own business? thats one problem that people really need to fix......
What annoys me more is him and his wife pushing their kids out on the Hollywood scene. The kids have not even had time to build up any talent, but because they are Will Smith's kids, they get the spotlight. I already seen and heard enough of Jaden and his dorky daughter. No thanks.
u kno after i read this whole article i thought to myself damn will smith............men in black 3 helll yeeeaaaaa
This what people care about, let me respond for you morons, "don't read the article if you don't care" "you must care about it if it was important enough to read" "you're dumb"... Hmmm. You're all fools for making something like this important in your trapped miserable boring lives. Oh well.
So are you for the article, or against it? I'm a little confused here. You really should attend your writing classes more often.
I hate writing class. And it's sarcasm. Does that answer your questions? Im confused.
Wow... I've never seen somebody put down the "this shouldn't be news" people, while simultaneously being a "this shouldn't be news" person. Impressive double standard there, Mr. Furious. Grr...
Marijuana withdrawals, really? That's funny! The one lady complained that it smelled bad, has she ever smelled her city of N.Y.? I was there awhile back & OMG, that place has an odor all its own! Smells like something crept out of the water & died! Don't get me wrong, had a great time there, it was just "stinky".
Missed me. Ha-ha.
I think you are thinking of New Jersey...
since he is already renting an apartment for 25 a month why does he need to have the people pay 9 thousand a week for his trailer.he;s not paying for it the studio is so we pay for it in ticket prices for the movie.the people who live there are paying for it to be there.what a waste of money.apparentley nobody told will if you have it flaunt it that when you flaunt it people are going to get mad.i don;t mind him being comfortable but i would think 25 grand a month would provide plenty of comfort. waste of money is really what it is.
sorry guys, my bad.
Blah, blah, blah. Some of you kids coming in here with your marijuana withdrawals, attacking the public at random, hating on anything you can get your hands on. Get a hobby. 🙂
And I'm sure you'll hijack my screen name and post vulgar stuff with it in retaliation, and CNN will give you the boot, and you'll find another computer to post with, it's all part of your lame existence.
Wow...sounds like somebody is having "marijuana withdrawals", whatever the hell that means. I think marijuana withdrawals goes by another name, and it is "less sleepy and/or hungry". And your screen name is SO cool, I think I'm going to steal it and post vulgar stuff. Gotta go!
The funny thing is that he's had these large trailers for years and have never had a neighborhood complain before. In fact most people are excited by the trailer because he invites people in. On a related note, the last time I had a car in Soho, I got scolded at by at least 3 people when I accidentally honked my car horn while parking. Even after I told them it was an accident, they started complaining about how the neighborhood has gone to hell because of people like me.
Sums up this entire story. 100% agree with you man–all of a sudden people want to complain: SoHos, shut up. Everything he did was legal. Cannot believe people are actually complaining about this..
Actually it is not legal, in NYC there is an idle law and they leave that trailor running for more than 3 minutes.
That monster runs on diesel and diesel stinks. He could walk the five blocks.
Aren't there worse problems everyone should be worrying about? Look at the bigger picture..
Hey, give the guy a break. After all he did save the earth from invading Aliens...
THREE Times if i'am not mistaken.
MIB 1, MIB 2 and Independence Day.
U go Will Damn yo Haters. If u were doing anything wrong the law would b involved.
Black people?? How in the world does one person stand for the entire race? Can you first ask if this was his responsibility or someone elses? How did a mobile home in Soho turn in to a race topic? This lead to rap, gangs, and prison...a mobile home! WOW the ignorance of some people. Educate yourself properly if you want to talk about race! Educate yourself properly about the topic at hand!!
You're right, it shouldn't be about race. It should be about manners, and Will Smith is showing rather bad manners in this case. By all accounts, the motor on this gigantic trailer is constantly running and spewing exhaust fumes into the air. If he's only there for a month or two, and has a five bedroom apartment nearby, why does he need this trailer? For the gym? There are plenty of those in NYC.
Yes blks have bad manners......what you needdd ..you ever heard that at your local walmart...( What you need) that's bad mannners
Will Smith will do whatever WIll Smith wants to do so get over it. The reason I need a trailer is because your neighborhood smells.
Go see my movies fools. Will Smith rocks!
I think he should move the trailer but if you do not live there why are you mad
They could film this arrogant POS takin a dump and it would be more entertaining than any of his or his little rats movies.
Haha too funny. Will and his kids are too rich to care about YOUR opinion
I bet you came from a POS family. Dumb hater
LOL! Jealous much? What are you doing with YOUR life? Hater!
Wow-what a tough guy you are-putting children down. Your parents must be so proud. Regardless if you like Will Smith as an actor or not, putting his children, or ANYONES children down is inexcusable. I bet you, along with those who have made similar comments would NOT have the backbone to say any of this to his or his wifes face. GROW UP! Since no one ever told you, I will, IT IS WRONG TO BULLY-especially children.
There ya go Will, that's how you do it, my friend. 9 g's a month. See if you can get 10.
New Yorkers are whiners, it's parked legally so STFU. If they don't like it maybe they should get more involved in local politics and have the law changed. But they don't, they're to busy watching Dancing With The Stars. His motorbike is parked legally so STFU.
* that was supposed to say "motorhome" not "motorbike."
Hahaha......that wasn't even a typo, really, just the wrong word......but glad you caught yourself before some moron pointed it out. I agree with your comment as well 🙂
Actually it was a typo, when you type "motorhome" into an iPhone, it switches it to "motorbike."
Yeah, but it didn't count, because you didn't say STFU again.
I think it is not very nice to you to insult the people of New York. Most of them are good.
First-do NOT lump all New Yorkers into one category-that only shows your complete ignorance. Secondly, how many times have you been to NY? Probably never-there are many beautiful places outside of NYC if one is not into the city scene. As for the "trailer," Will Smith does not OWN that-it belongs to the studio-he had nothing to do with where it was parked. He is an EMPLOYEE of the studio. As for everyone bad mouthing NY-throughout our beautiful country every state has an area or two, maybe more, that is less than appealing. Every state has residents who are nothing more than ignorant, such as yourself. For those of you badmouthing a man whom you never have met-good job in showing all that have read your comments, how utterly ignorant you all are. Enough already, people, there are much MORE IMPORTANT things going on here in NY and throughout our country-this sheer stupidity needs to stop. Instead of wasting your time letting the world know how stupid you are, find out what you can do to help those down south, for example, whose homes have been desimated by tornadoes and/or floods. We are supposed to be "One country," not 50 separate ones. Use your computer as a tool to help, not hinder or badmouth others. YOU CAN DO IT!!!
I SMELL SOME HATERS. GET OVER YOURSELF
There was a Men In Black 2? Realllly? Why?
Sure the place can facilitate a meeting for 30 people, but can it contain Will Smith's ego?
Holy crap men in black 3??????
Really........I saw ten minutes of #1 and that was more than enough!
To the people of America. Please stop! Ignorance is hell.
Will, smart move. Anger the people you hope will buy a ticket for MIB3, (or any of your movies for that matter). I thought you had better manners, were more thoughtful and considerate. I guess fame has really spoiled you. But hey, you could've been a Charlie Sheen.
I doubt that 62 year old Myrna from the article is the target audience for MIB3...
and I'm pretty sure Will didn't park the trailer there himself.......this really isn't a big deal people. I live in TO where complete streets get closed b/c film crews are parking their vehicles there.......just deal with it.....gosh.
At least we don't have to hear about it talentless kids.
annoyingly talentless kids
He is an embarissment to us minority peoples.
As opposed to the bloods and crips, as opposed to ganster rappers, as opposed to your spelling of embarrassment, as opposed to the % of US inmate population that is your race vs. other races.
Actually your spelling is an embarrassment to minorities.
I dittooo the spelling part : )
You do not speak for anyone dude. Now you are talking like an uninformed Republcan when they tout "The American People' want. How in the hell do you profess to speak for a group of people.
Actually, you are an embarrassment to the whole human race. Speak for yourself dude.
Tim, what is your problem with indians and mormons? You are going to get our internet turned off. Do I have to come home early again, young man?
This clown ticked me off the minute he was born.
You're right. I was probably OK with him as an infant.
they should be happy that he is stimulating the economy in their neighboorhood. He is going to be there what, a month? get over it.
obviously you don't live in new york city. i don't think you would be down with constant noise and fumes (not to mention eyesore) in front of your home. a month of that is unbearable.
You obviously don't know anything about NYC. The economy of Soho doesn't need Will Smith to stimulate it. It's doing just fine. Also keep in mind NYC isn't just Times Square, which is the only part of NY tourists tend to see. A couple of million people live in Manhattan. They are generally pretty tolerant of film shoots, but all the crap that Will has put up in Soho is ridiculous. If he has a 5 bedroom house on Bond Streeet, why the hell does he need trailers containing a movie theatre and a gym? Your "get over it" comment is very insensitive to the residents of that neighborhood.
@clueless and @Brooklyn guy:
Is the motorhome parked legally? Yes! So quit your whining.
People like you really are what's wring with this country, always looking for something to complain about. And now you've resorted to complaining about someone obeying the laws. You guys are pathetic.
Duuuussss it have big ass shiney rimmmsss?
ummm, isn't there ALWAYS noise and fumes in NY? You have what, millions of people living and working on 12 miles of land. I am from the good state of GA, where we can breath the air and stretch without hitting 2 walls of our house.
Treva, stay in Georgia bubby, along with your ignorant opinions about New York and we who live here. Nobody here gives a crap what you think, 'kay? You have no idea how that kind of noise permeates buildings, even in a high rise you can hear street noise. So those folks have a righteous beef with that ridiculous egotistical piece of equipment parked on their street.
@dumbnewyorker, whoops typo, @debnewyorker, it parked legally so the people have no right to complain. The idiots shouldn't have moved into a building in a disgusting overcrowded city if they don't want to hear cars or motorhomes
For all of you defending this ridiculously oversized trailer clearly have never experienced having your space violated around your home. You're on the outside looking in so your opinion is irrelevant. I live uptown and have experienced this more than enough.
As someone who works in a retail location on a street that is heavily used for film and tv shoots in Soho. I can tell you that these shoots do NOTHING to stimulate our economy. While i give you that Shooting in NYC helps to keep film crews and actors based out of NYC in jobs. It again does NOTHING for the locations they shoot in.
In fact they HINDER our retail economy often blocking street AND sidewalk access to our shop for extended periods of time as they are setting up or shooting on our block.
Every time we see signs up for the next day about a shoot on our block we dread it.
Check out pics of him in soho here: http://omgwire.com/2011/05/10/exclusive-men-in-black-3-on-set-photos-will-smith-and-josh-brolin-film-sequel-in-soho-nyc/
jesh... he looks old in those photos! he's in his early 40s but he looks like he's pushing 50! you need to slow down with the ganja, mon. lol
What a D-bag.
5 dollars says all you hypocrites calling him names will be watching his movie.
What a bunch of spoiled CRY BABIES. BOO HOO SOHO infants.
Such. A raceist you are justin !!!! Lol
After reading some of the racist comments here I retract my former statement. Apparently racism is still alive and kicking in some dark corners of this country. But still, not everything deserves playing the race card. It is used too often.
efffyoooooooooo will smith. and ur whole famdamily.
Exactly what I was gonig to say...but I guess he needs a big trailer to keep hiding in that closet!!
Justin bieber..............People like you talking about a "race card" whatever that is, is played out.
For some reason I believe you live like the GIECO commercials. UNDER A ROCK. Tell us all what day RACISM died in the U.S.A.
I actually live in SOHO recently and saw this behemoth of a "trailer." I was walking home and started to complain to my friend that I was with, and thats when out of this trailera couple of guys who were up to no good , started making trouble in my neighborhood. i got in one little fight and my mom got scared she said i was going to move with my aunt and uncle in bel air. I whistled for a cab and when it came near, a linsence said fresh and there was a dice in the mirror. if anything i could say that this cab was rare, but i thought, nah homes, on to bel air.
D bag? Did you read the article? It's not even his trailer. It's the studio's trailer that they've used all over NY many times before for whatever star happens to be filming in the area.
"5 dollars says all you hypocrites calling him names will be watching his movie."
you owe me 5 bucks because never go to his movies and not this one too.
P. Steele, I salute you!
You can park the trailer in front of my house anytime... Just have to film in nebraska...