Will Smith a surprise guest at Charlie Mack weekend events

Will Smith surprised the crowd at the Charlie Mack Talented Teens Finals Competition Saturday night at the Yesha Fellowship Hall (2308 Snyder) when he came on stage to address the audience and encourage kids to follow their dreams.

The event was part of the annual Charlie Mack Celebrity Party 4 Peace Weekend. Mack, who was also surprised by Smith's appearance, is a longtime friend and bodyguard of the Overbrook native superstar.

Smith also turned up for the Sunday premiere of "Streets," a film Mack produced and which features local actress Nafessa Williams, now seen on "One Life to Live." Tyrese, and Philadelphia International Records mogul Kenny Gamble were also among guests.