Jada Pinkett Smith in Cushnie et Ochs at Comic-Con 2014: “Gotham” Press Line

Posted on July 28, 2014

This seems inevitable somehow, doesn’t it?


Jada-Pinkett-Smith-Cushnie-Ochs-Gotham-TV-Show-Comic-Con-2014-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jada Pinkett Smith attends the “Gotham” press line during Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego, California in a Cushnie et Ochs skirt paired with a black top and Manolo Blahnik sandals.

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If any lady was going to bring an aluminum bat to the red carpet and threaten people with it, it was going to be Jada. Well, we refuse to be cowed by your threats, Jada. Your skirt’s hideous, the shoes are way too on point, and the sports bra is an offense unto God.


*runs away*


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  • RussellH88

    Jada, you’re trying too hard.

    • Thomas

      I think she was trying too hard 1000 miles back.

      • Skippymom1

        I know Will Smith loves her, but I always want to ask “Why?”

        • KateShouldBeWorking

          She’s said some pretty great stuff about the roll of attractiveness in determining a woman’s worth – that is, absolutely none – so I’ll give her credit for being a decent person until I hear otherwise. However, I won’t give her credit for her taste in dresses (or whatever we call that thing).

          • Skippymom1

            Having watched her “career” from “A Different World” and her jawing on every topic under the sun, anywhere she could be heard, under the guise of her husband’s fame, I just never saw the attraction of her at all. I do appreciate the quote you provided – I must have been asleep that day – but it’s an easy “sound bite” to make when you look like she does. She is a beautiful woman, but to me? It’s a false glamour, on the outside. I am sure she is charitable and giving, but it’s not what I have seen. Sorry, just my opinion. [and I got the point of the quote “Beauty from the inside and worth is from the inside.”

          • KateShouldBeWorking

            Your opinion is just as valid – and arguably more informed – than mine.

          • fursa_saida

            I also really liked her response when asked about Willow being “allowed” to shave her head, which was that she wasn’t going to teach her that her body wasn’t her own by controlling her hair.

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            I agree with you. Plus I like how she shows a 42 year woman who looks UH-MAZ-ing. I’m in my 40’s and no matter how many days a week I work out, I’ll never look that good. Just wish, as mentioned, she didn’t seem to be trying too hard.

    • Alloy Jane

      Just out of curiosity, what makes this so “try hard”? Granted, this isn’t fashionable by any means, but it’s fantastic cosplay.

  • MsKitty

    And if the bat doesn’t work she can claw your eyes out. Win-win for Jada.

  • angi

    we get it…you work out.

    • gabbilevy

      … in this exact outfit, no less.

  • Alyssa_T_Robot

    those abs DESERVE a crop top but not that one and definitely not with that skirt. sheesh.

    • teensmom99

      So you mean a crop top on top of the sports bra?

      • Alyssa_T_Robot

        yeah that’s not really a crop top at all, is it?

        • BayTampaBay

          I don’t know what the top is but her body looks terrible in those clothes and we all know her body IS NOT terrible.

    • ohhoneyhank

      The skirt is hiddy, but good god her bod is not. ABS, GUNS, OH MY

  • charlotte

    Too late, they found someone to play Wonder Woman.

    • Kent Roby

      And Bat girl.

  • gitchygitchymama

    hard. as. nails.

  • EEKstl

    The stench of desperation overpowers any admiration I have for her abs.

  • Glam Dixie

    Venue appropriate but hella unflattering and try hard and is this a Tonya Harding impersonation? heh

  • Janet B

    Umm…that’s one way to intimidate the nerds.

    • whaddami

      or get them all hot and bothered…….

      • sweetestsith

        Probably the later… For whatever reason, nerds really like be told what to do. I’m not being a judgy bitch, I just hang out with a ton of nerd boys (and have my whole life).

  • Mrs. Julien

    Jungle red…

    • HeisenbergHattie


  • HeisenbergHattie

    Methinks Miss Jada is auditioning for future film work.
    “See this body? These arms? These calfs?”

    • Supernumerary

      She’s been cast as a mob leader on a TV series which is pre-Batman Gotham, so presumably she’s dressing for that character.

  • The Versatile Chef

    Projecting Delmon Young realness.

  • Belvane

    I’m in the minority here, because I kind of love it. It’s Comic-Con. It’s Gotham. It’s Jada, whose picture is under “fierce” in the dictionary. My only quibble is that a fabulous necklace would have upgraded the sports top.

    • CommentsByKatie

      I agree. Everyone is saying, ‘trying to hard’ but would anyone who is really ‘trying’ show up with a bat on a red carpet? She’s having fun and doesn’t give two fucks, imo.

    • maretha2

      I agree, too. Plus she’s smiling and looks like she’s having a blast.It looks like she has a sense of humor, and most of her ensembles seem completely devoid of humor or self-awareness. I hate the sports bra top on principle, but I gotta say her workout regimen is on point — lady looks good.

    • lundibleu

      I looked at the pics, rolled my eyes and then thought “hey, she’s having fun, she looks ridiculous in a good way, lets leave her to it.”

    • Alloy Jane

      Oh good. Glad to see that there are people here who don’t think this is “try hard.” She’s cosplaying her character in a pre-Batman show at Comicon. She coulda used a tire iron or a crowbar, but the bat is just a hat tip. I’m trying to understand the “try-hard” impression and not understanding…

  • didgerdoni

    I just heaved what may be the most enormous sigh ever in the history of sighs. Honey. No.

  • TM

    Oh, okay.

  • Please tell me the bat has hinges and she’s got a phone and some lipstick stored in it.

    • Violentcello

      The bat clutch will be the next microtrend to annoy the bitter kittens.

    • Skippymom1

      thank you for the tea out my nose. 🙂

  • NBG

    What idiot told her she needed that much spray tanner?

  • Anathema_Device

    If she’s campaigning to be Batwoman, I think she’s going about it all wrong.

  • Anna

    “Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years…”

  • appliquer

    LOL *runs away*

  • bassfemme

    From closer inspection, she Heidi-ized the top and cropped the shit out of it. So instead of proving to me that she has a righteous body, I’m angry that she butchered a cute sweater.

  • Wink

    Face, arms, abs, legs… gorgeous. But, if she wanted to show off her great legs, why not just wear a short skirt instead of one that’s been shredded? And the sports bra? Honey, no.

  • mlurve

    I feel like Angelina and Elle Fanning did a really good job of paying homage to their Maleficent characters without taking it too much into costume-y tacky territory. I feel like Jada tried to do that but just lost all sense of subtlety.

    • demidaemon

      I think, most times, subtlety is just lost with Jada.

  • MarissaLG

    Sorry, non-nerd here. Does the bat have something to do with her character? (Also, get this woman a bottle of water. She’s clearly VERY thirsty.)

    • Skippymom1

      For blood, evidently.

    • julnyes

      I am stretching here, but she is playing a character in pre-Batman Gotham, so I don’t know … a bat for Batman? Or since she is playing a mob boss, she is carrying something to “Bust Your Kneecaps” in an old fashioned Al Capone / Untouchables way?

  • cocohall

    Is there an S&M remake of A League of Their Own in the works?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      There is pain in baseball-and you WILL enjoy it!

  • mjude

    am I missing something? her face looks pretty though

    • Grumpy Girl

      I thought so too. Her face actually looks “softer” than usual. I mean, the rest of her is scary as hell (which I think is what she’s going for, so that’s a good thing), but her face looks much less angular than usual.

      • FibonacciSequins

        She’s injecting filler. You can see the telltale light reflection off her skin on either side of her nostrils, where lines would be. Angela Bassett and Cate Blanchett are doing it too, as the TLo posted this morning show. It’s skillfully done on all three of them, but I still think it looks strange.

        • Grumpy Girl

          Thank you! Now I have learned what to look for. A new acquaintance recently confided in me that she had gotten fillers, and I didn’t have the heart to say I couldn’t tell. Now I know what to look for, even though I assume the answer remains the same of telling her she looks mahvelous.

    • kimmeister

      No, she’s just missing the rest of her clothes

  • Kitten Mittons

    A bat. Really.


  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I hope you two are fast runners because, even in those heels, I bet Jada is fast enough to qualify for State.

    • FrigidDiva

      And even if she couldn’t catch up to you running, I’m guessing based on those guns she could let that bat fly and nail you in the back of the head.

  • kipper

    Judith Leiber is getting weird.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Is she playing a dominatrix in this movie?

  • throwaneyeonthis

    The best part of being in your forties is to know how to style yourself with confidence and class. Once you are in that age bracket and stash the class piece of the equation away, the look smacks of desperation (see Halle Berry).

  • Eva_baby

    Eh. Appropriate for the venue so it works for me. Much more than Benedict Cumberbatch and his dad slippers.

  • LadyVimes

    That sports bra ain’t for working out.

  • Freynika

    So, does she have a movie out where she’s a supervillain’s enforcer? Why with the bat and the talons and the sports bra?

  • marlie

    She looks utterly ridiculous. The sports bra is absurd, and the skirt looks like someone was getting back at her by cutting strips into it.

    There, I said it. *hides*

  • CB


  • evave2

    Yeah, run away, boys. I looked at her and rather than see what she was wearing, I thought How many hours does she work out a day? Because that body is slammin’. There are many many stars with great figures but this woman has the best BODY I have seen in forever.

    • Dagney

      Exactly…that is a no fuckin around, honest to goodness, body of a woman who is doing dead-lifts, back squats, pulls ups, and slapping a lot of plates on those bars.

  • KT

    My first thoughts were, “oh jesus god.” This is sad and desperate beyond belief.

  • Dagney

    whatevs….MUSCLES FOR THE WIN!! she looks amazing.

  • KendraMR

    Wow, it looks like she has her old face back.

  • Cheryl

    Wow that some great body she has, the lady has spent some serious gym time. I’m more weirded out by her accessory. I see TLo referred to it as an aluminum bat, what would it’s function be?

  • formerlyAnon

    Girl, no. You’re wasting all the work you put into that body.

  • Imasewsure

    I always hate her style and I don’t like this but because of the venue, I can live with it. She’s having fun at least…. but it may be time for Ms Jada to check a calendar and count her birthdays… just ’cause it fits, doesn’t mean it works… just sayin’

  • FrigidDiva

    There are so much better looking high waisted skirt/crop top combos that she could have worn. Heck, she could have even worn one of those ab window dresses that are out there and I’d be a lot happier with it than this look. Maybe it would have been too on the nose, but if she was going to carry around the bat I wish she would have gone with a pin-striped lady suit. I mean, you’re carrying a bat, why not go all the way?

  • MzzPants

    Now, now. Did you really expect a woman wielding a bat to be dressed tastefully?

  • Sofia

    This is so tacky and cheap.

  • nannypoo

    I don’t get it.

  • ashtangajunkie

    She has really nice eyebrows. I refuse to look down.

  • Qitkat

    I’m going to move to another treadmill if she shows up at my gym!

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    The whole Smith family has been drinking their own Kool-Aid for far too long.

    • Miranda

      They’re drunk from it.

  • enchanted216


  • what not

    I know people who would love to see this in person… at a different sort of event. Perhaps not here, though.

  • SistaT

    I absolutely love it. I don’t care in the slightest that it’s absolutely tacky. Sometimes tacky is called for. This is the time and place. I think she looks righteous.

  • MilaXX

    It fits for comic con but honestly if she had swapped the skirt for so etching like a midi length or circle leather skirt this could work.

  • fromanotherplanet

    If you were 40+ and you had those abs, you’ll do the same *two snaps and a twirl* GIRL YOU BETTER WEEEERRRKKKK

  • NinjaCate

    Hate the outfit but doesn’t matter because she clearly only wore it show off that fantastic BAWDY.

  • sk8tfan

    Take my wallet, just don’t hurt me!

  • frannyprof

    Everything she does seems so forced.

  • nancymae

    I like this look given the context. She’s at Comic-Con promoting a show in which she plays a hard core gangster named Fish. If your name was Fish and you were only 5’2 (if that), had abs and arms of steel, and wanted to have a good time, why not come out in black cutouts and a baseballball bat? I’m jus’ sayin’.

  • Gatto Nero

    The skirt might work with a more covered-up top.
    She just looks scary most of the time, but maybe she’s cultivating that vibe.

  • P M

    Oh dear. She was running late from the gym, and this was the result.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    OK, Jada’s ripped, buff and is wearing designer gym clothes to show off her buffness. The skirt is still hiddy-and now I’m running as fast as I can to hide behind my uncles.

  • Maggie Smith

    SEE!!! Jada’s got beautiful arm definition! This is why I’m disappointed in Gal Gadot!

  • Mr. J.


  • HAHA
    I have missed you, TLo.

  • I personally love it because she’s having fun. Doesn’t show her fun side too often.

  • suzq

    I liked the skirt better with the cut-out top. I realize she has the abs of the gods, but really, do we need to see them all the time?

  • spirit52

    hahahahaaa @ ‘offense unto God’!!!! it is rather hideous, isn’t it?!

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    I don’t like her.

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

    Sorry, no. Tacky as FUCK.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    PS: She doesn’t need the bat. She has red nails of death!

  • fursa_saida

    I can’t help it. I recognize this outfit is ridiculous. But I just love that she always shows up in incredibly aggro clothes. I love it always.

    Also, she is playing a Batman villain, so there’s that.

  • Columbinia

    I just want to up vote T + Lo’s comment.

  • demidaemon

    This is giving me serious PTSD to the time I was mugged.

    I’m scared. But that’s some awful clothing up there.

  • Alloy Jane

    Hell yeah lady! Gotta love it when the stars show up to this thing like they actually know where they’re at. She always comes off like a tough broad so I’m looking forward to her playing one on Gotham. As much of a fashion “don’t” as that skirt is, I love this costume.

  • d4divine

    Cushnie et Ochs=spandex+cutouts #HerveLegerlite

  • annmartina

    For all the muscle definition she’s showing off, it’s not a flattering outfit. She always looks like she’s trying too hard. I predict the next 10 years will not be kind to her. Ugh.

  • MightyMarshal

    I hate her more every time I see her.

  • BLauDGaspode

    Oh, good gravy. I mean, seriously.

  • I would like to see a photo of her and Taylor Smith exiting the gym together.

  • PinkyK

    WTF!?! Bat as an accessory? Seriously, WTF!?!

  • unbornfawn

    She was eventually going to start bringing weapons with her on the red carpet. It was only a matter of time.

  • Far be it from me to order about a woman with a baseball bat, but omfg NO.

  • MandyM

    That’s an odd clutch.

  • Jellybeanz

    I can feel the try hard from here. I’m embarrassed for her.