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Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow raised awareness for the anti-slavery movement last night.  Learn more about their cause inside and see Alicia Keys perform on "American Idol." 

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Last night, Jada Pinkett hosted the 15th Annual From Slavery to Freedom Event. The evening honored business leaders, volunteers, donors and students who are invested in social and systemic changes that aim to end modern-day slavery. You’ll recall that Jada has done several PSAs about human trafficking and other forms of modern-day slavery as the issue is close to her heart.

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Jada’s fashionably eccentric daughter, Willow, supported her at the event, held at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles.  The younger Smith turned heads on the red carpet in a stripped pantsuit with a cropped leather jacket and bowler hat. 

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Jada, who wore a salmon-colored trouser suit, was also supported by singer Nicole Scherzinger, who attended in a sexy white slash-neck midi dress, which she belted at the waist.

After the event, Jada continued her efforts to raise awareness, tweeting her followers, "The #antislavery stats matter b/c they represent real people. We need to share stories that show stats AND dignify survivors. #DSBChat.’"

In other news about Jada, she’s set to produce a romantic drama called Salsa, starring the William Levy, who’s known as "the Cuban Brad Pitt."

And in television performances….

Alicia Keys appeared on "American Idol" last night where she sang "Tears Always Win".  Apparently, the singer was a nervous before she hit the stage to performed the Bruno Mars-penned tune tweeting, “Looking at the audience is giving me butterflyz!!!. Feels like I’m trying out for the show too!!!”  But Ms. Keys had no need to worry, her vocals were amazing and we’re sure she got America’s vote! 




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