‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reboot gets 2-season order before even airing

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Peacock announced that the full cast of the dramatic reboot of the beloved ’90s sitcom has officially been set. “Bel-Air” will feature Jabari Banks as Will Smith; Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks; Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks; Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks; Coco Jones as Hilary Banks; Akira Akbar as Ashley […]

Will Smith nearly missed out on ‘Independence Day’ role because he’s Black

One of the biggest box office stars in modern Hollywood history, Will Smith, was nearly passed over for his role in the classic film epic Independence Day because he is Black. ID4 director Roland Emmerich and writer Dean Devlin were adamant about hiring Smith for the leading role of Captain Steven Hillard. But studio heads […]

Will Smith releasing memoir (photo)

Will Smith is indisputably one of the greatest box-office attractions in the modern history of motion pictures. The star of blockbuster films like Men in Black, Independence Day and I am Legend told his 54 million Instagram followers that he is coming out with his debut memoir, WILL, after more than three decades in the […]

Will Smith set to host comedy special on Netflix

Will Smith set to host and star in a variety-packed comedy special on Netflix, according to a post from the streaming giant. This will be the first-ever comedy special in the entertainer’s career. Will Smith will not only host the comedy special, but he will also have a hand in executive producing as well. The […]

Will Smith teases ‘Fresh Prince’ reunion pics that include original Aunt Viv

Will Smith recently shared some candids that undoubtedly have true Fresh Prince fans heads spinning their collective heads in disbelief. Yesterday, Sept. 10, marked the 30th anniversary of “The Fresh Prince” and to celebrate, Smith posted a couple of pics to his Instagram account that had to bring about all sorts of nostalgia. The first […]

Will Smith shows bare butt on Instagram ‘for the clout’ (video)

In today’s edition of TMI – too much information – Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith is baring his backside for what he says is “clout.” No, he is not channeling his inner Kim Kardashian and flashing skin to retain relevance. The Men and Black and Independence Day star shared an Instagram post for his 40 million […]

Will Smith launches Fresh Prince clothing collection

Will Smith has unveiled a new “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” inspired clothing line. The 51-year-old actor – who starred in the titular role in the 90s sitcom – gave fans a glimpse of his new clothing collection, which focuses on T-shirts, sweatshirts and athletic clothing as well as accessories including duffel bags and phone cases. […]

Alfonso Ribeiro: ‘Fresh Prince’ reunion won’t happen

Alfonso Ribeiro has insisted there is no chance of a “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunion ever happening, but he doesn’t think that is “bad news.” The 45-year-old actor, who played Carlton Banks on the hit NBC show, admitted there haven’t been any talks about the programme’s potential revival, despite recent comments from DJ Jazzy Jeff, […]

Actor James Avery, ‘Fresh Prince’ dad, dead at 68

James Avery, 68, lovingly known as “Uncle Phil” (Phillip Banks) to Will Smith’s character on the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” has passed away. Having recently undergone open heart surgery, the beloved actor passed away from complications on New Year’s Eve. A native of Atlantic City, NJ, Avery is a former military man. His first […]

Will Smith Turns 44; Top 10 Will Smith Music Videos Of All Time

Will Smith is one of the few black international stars that has had a successful music and film career.  Among  his many accomplishments, Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.  Throughout all of his work, Will Smith has maintained a fairly positive and empowering platform that many of […]

Remembering Sherman Hemsley

Let’s take a moment to remember Sherman Hemsley.  He died today at his El Paso home. He initially became famous for playing his role Jefferson on “All in the Family,” which sparked the spin off  hit series “The Jeffersons.” He played in “Sister Sister” and in “Fresh Prince” as well as a host of other […]