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Table talk to spiritual awakenings

Gail Choice | 5/2/2012, 5 p.m.

Here's a special Mother's Day treat for all you Jada Pinkett-Smith and Willow Smith fans, Jada is introducing a new on-line series called "Red Table Talks."

In the first installment, viewers will get to see three generations of Jada Pinkett-Smith's family which include her daughter and mother in a deep and emotion-driven conversation while sitting at a red round table.

There seems to be a lot of talk about how fast Willow is growing up since she's been thrust into the spotlight.

According to the press release the three will be engaged in a candid discussion about motherhood, quality time and the consequences of life in the spotlight, the three generations--Jada, her daughter Willow and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones--sat down for the first of what Smith intends to be an ongoing conversation called "Red Table Talks.

A minute and a half long YouTube trailer for the video discussion, which is set to debut on Mother's Day 2012, May 13, reveals Banfield-Jones' feeling that she was "not a good mother" to Pinkett-Smith and Willow's concern that the family does not spend enough quality time with one another.

"For people to be able to sit down together and have a conversation, that's the power of love. Love is what sometimes holds us and binds us when we're not so happy," Pinkett-Smith says. The conversation she's starting around "The Red Table" will eventually represent all conversation, she adds. "My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships."

You can view the current "Red Table Talk" clip by visiting www.youtube.com and typing in Red Table Talk.

And on Mother's Day, visit YouTube for the full show.

Get ready for a new twist on a holiday classic, when Deitrick Haddon stars in a remake of the Frank Capra classic, "It's a Wonderful Life."

Called "It's A Beautiful Soul," the story follows R&B superstar Andre Stephens (Haddon) who is on top of the world. He has success, fame and fortune but spiritually he has lost his way. However, his perfect life is shattered when his entourage is brutally attacked, leaving Andre and his best friend Chris Johnson clinging to life. On a spiritual journey that exists in a place that is neither on Earth nor in Heaven, Andre is given the opportunity to re-evaluate his life and faith.

The film also features an original soundtrack of music from Haddon, Kierra Sheard and Faith Evans, among others.

The cast includes Haddon, Robert Ri'chard, Lesley Ann Brandt, Barry Floyd, Trevor Jackson, John Salley, Bishop Noel Jones, Golden Brooks, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Harry Lennix.

This film is set to be released May 4 in a limited number of cities as well as theaters. For more information, visit www.abeautifulsoulmovie.com. Sorry, they removed the trailer. But the movie opens May 4 at the AMC Burbank Town Center 6 and Ontario theater on Mills Circle.