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Halt and Catch Fire EPs Talk '90s Pop Culture, Lee Pace's 'Stupid' Haircut

19 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In the second episode of Halt and Catch Fire‘s final season, “Signal to Noise,” Joe attempts to catch Cameron up on everything she missed while in Tokyo — and everything the show missed when it quickly made the leap to 1994.

RelatedHalt and Catch Fire Premiere: EPs Talk Final Season Time Jump, Joe/Cameron Endgame, Surprise Glow Cameo

“Did you know Bill Clinton is the president?” Joe asks, before blazing through what is essentially a half-decade’s worth of headlines. “The Cowboys won the Super Bowl. Audrey Hepburn died and so did River Phoenix. Some crazies tried to blow up the World Trade Center. »

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‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Star Denies Comeback: ‘Let It Go’

17 August 2017 3:53 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

DJ Jazzy Jeff says a remix is in production! Related: Will Smith On Lesson He Learned From Willow’s Head-Shaving Meltdown “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Jazzy Jeff has reportedly revealed interest in bringing back the ultra popular ’90s sitcom. “There have been talks with people about doing something,”Jeff said in a report published by The […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Alfonso Ribeiro Shoots Down 'Fresh Prince' Revival Rumors

17 August 2017 12:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_pdp8s69x"]] Nowww this is a story all about how ... Alfonso Ribeiro just crushed the hopes and dreams of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" fans. Carlton was at Lax when our guy asked him about DJ Jazzy Jeff hinting at a 'Fresh Prince' reunion of some kind 21 years after the show went off the air -- and he shot it down Hard. The current "America's Funniest Home Videos" host seems like he's totally moved on from the »

- TMZ Staff

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Netflix's Bright: Will Smith And Joel Edgerton Discuss Playing A Racist Cop & An Orc Cop

9 August 2017 5:05 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The upcoming movie Bright initially slipped past my nerd radar, I knew it was a Netflix film, but I didn’t know much more than that. I must say I am now quite excited for this film. To me, the film gives off an essence of the classic cop movie, Colors, starring Robert Duvall and Sean Penn, only in a much different setting. How race, bigotry and the supernatural world of orcs, fairies and elves meld together with us humans is something I am very interested in seeing.

Joel Edgerton plays Nick Jakoby, a cop, who is also an orc. Will Smith’s Daryl Ward is another officer that is forced to team up with Edgerton’s Jakoby on the hunt for a powerful weapon. The thing is Will Smith’s character doesn’t take too kindly to orcs, and certainly doesn’t want one for a partner. Both Smith »

- Seth McDonald

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Will Smith Gets Jiggy With a Full Marching Band During Carpool Karaoke

9 August 2017 6:58 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Carpool Karaoke: The Series kicked off on a really high note on Tuesday night when Will Smith took a ride in the passenger seat with The Late Late Show host James Corden. During the premiere episode for the Apple Music series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor took things way back by performing his classic hit "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" with a full marching band. Aside from busting the rhymes to some of his most beloved songs, Will also chatted with James about the possibility of playing former Potus Barack Obama in a movie. "I talked to Barack about it," he admitted. "He told me he felt confident that I had 'the ears' to play the role." See the rest of the fun above, and be sure to check out the full episode on Apple Music. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Where Are They Now? The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

29 July 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Have you ever wondered what your favorite cast members from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air are up to now? It's time to find out »

- Chris Vander Kaay

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Hulu Recreates ABC’s ‘Tgif’ Comedy Lineup With ‘Full House,’ ‘Family Matters’ and More

27 July 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu aims to tap into retro-tv nostalgia by recreating the “Tgif” block of Warner Bros. TV-produced family-friendly sitcoms that ran on ABC in the late 1980s and ‘90s.

Hulu has licensed all episodes of the original “Full House,” which was revived by Netflix last year as “Fuller House,” as well as “Family Matters,” “Step By Step,” “Perfect Strangers” and “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper.” The shows will become available on Hulu on Sept. 29.

The streaming giant plans to promote the shows as a block to promote multigenerational viewing, as well as to introduce the shows to younger audiences. The block that ABC branded “Tgif” had a successful run with a blend of G-rated family- and youth-focused comedies that have become pop culture touchstones.

The deal for more than 800 episodes of “Tgif” sitcoms — dubbed internally as “Tgih” (H for Hulu) — comes on the heels of Hulu stepping up its pursuit of rerun rights to hot recent shows such as »

- Cynthia Littleton

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TVLine Items: Night Shift Finale Staffs Up, MythBusters Return Date and More

26 July 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Two familiar faces will soon be checking into The Night Shift.

Under the Dome heroine Rachelle Lefevre and Rookie Blue alum Missy Peregrym have been cast in the Season 4 finale in potentially substantial roles, THR.com reports.

Lefevre will play military doctor Major Natasha Anthony, while Peregrym will portray Reagan, a paramedic who clashes with Drew. Both roles have the potential to recur if the medical drama is renewed for Season 5.

RelatedThe Night Shift Season 4 Premiere Recap: Let’s Make a Deal

Peregrym recently booked a series regular role in Season 2 of Syfy’s Van Helsing, while ABC in »

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Will Smith Reacts to Viral Uncle Phil Comparison Photo

21 July 2017 8:38 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Is Will Smith turning into Uncle Phil? If he is, he seems to be cool with it.  In March, Smith shared a GoPro video of himself bungee jumping. The video and screenshots of it went viral due to the fact that with his gray facial hair and shaved head, he is the spitting image of the late James Avery, who played his uncle on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the '90s. A Huffington Post reporter asked Smith about the comparisons at the Bright press conference at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Thursday. "I don't know if you saw, but a lot of fans isolated one moment where they said you reminded them of..." the reporter began. "Uncle »

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Carolina Panthers Sub-Tweeted ‘Fresh Prince’ Lyrics & The Internet Can’t Handle It

7 July 2017 1:41 PM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

The Carolina Panthers cleverly snuck 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' theme song lyrics into their tweets and the fans pretty much lost it! You'll totally crack up when you see how they pulled it off! »

- Allison Sadlier

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Unheard & Unseen: Crowdfunding Picks

30 June 2017 7:03 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

“Leia’s Army”

Thousands of women’s stories are ignored or simply go untold — a huge problem that is addressed in this round of crowdfunding picks. These stories are diverse, yet they’re united by their commitment to sharing women-centric narratives that have previously gone unheard or unseen.

“Doors of Mercy” is a window into the life of Egyptian women whose children have been born out of wedlock — and are denied every form of legitimacy. Writer Alice Kriegel tells the story of one mother who takes to the streets to fight for her daughter’s rights, even though it’s possible no one will listen.

A rare female-led superhero show, “Empowered” seeks to balance the scales by focusing on a group of young women who are finding themselves and discovering their powers at the same time. The series aims to give young girls superheroine role models that are given a chance to exist as complicated people.

Our next pick, The Second Annual Women Sports Film Festival, cheers on real-life superheroes. The documentary fest organized by Susan Sullivan and Jennifer Matt centers on women in the sports world, and promises to cover female athletes’ stories, which are rarely included in mainstream sports analysis.

A narrative short with widespread resonance, “Leia’s Army” follows a young girl whose family is fractured after she takes part in the Women’s March on Washington. The film is set to premiere on the one year anniversary of the March, and explores the way political lines can divide families.

Our final pick, “The Bessie Coleman Story,” is an animated short about the first African American female pilot. Designed with kids in mind, the project will introduce children to a real-life role model who just happens to be a woman of color.

Here are our latest women-created and women-centric crowdfunding picks.

“Doors of Mercy” (Short) — Written by Anna Kriegel


There are thousands of Egyptians born out of wedlock each year, yet the state treats these children as illegitimate. They aren’t allowed to vote, and are denied access to health care and basic education. “Doors of Mercy” follows the mother of an illegitimate child who fights for her daughter’s right to exist. Writer Anna Kriegel uses one mother’s story to shine a light on the stigmas young Egyptian mothers face every day. “Doors of Mercy” is about what a mother will risk for her child, and obliterates the notion of illegitimacy in the process.

You can fund “Doors of Mercy” through its Seed & Spark campaign.

“Empowered” (Series)


As “Wonder Woman” breaks down barriers for women at the box office, “Empowered” seeks to do the same on the small screen. Focusing on a group of female superheroes, the series follows each of its young characters as they come of age and discover their capabilities. These girls happen to have superpowers, but “Empowered” shows its audience that every girl should be willing to fully embrace her own identity, whether it involves super strength or not.

You can support the production of “Empowered’s” pilot by donating via Seed & Spark.

The Second Annual Women Sports Film Festival — Founded by Susan Sullivan and Jennifer Matt

A screening at the Women Sports Film Festival

The Second Annual Women Sports Film Festival screens short and feature-length documentaries focusing on the impact women have had across the sporting world. The festival will take place in Oakland, California from September 28–30. After a successful festival in 2016, founders Susan Sullivan and Jennifer Matt are looking for funding to get them across the finish line for this year’s edition. The 2017 festival will come with more documentaries as well as other events and a variety of speakers — and will increase women’s representation on both sides of the camera along the way.

You can support The Second Annual Women Sports Film Festival by donating to the project on Kickstarter.

“Leia’s Army” (Short) — Directed by Oriana Oppice; Written by Jane Barbara


The Women’s March brought millions of women together, giving them a chance to voice their opposition to the incoming administration. It also encouraged women to express themselves freely, a privilege some women don’t have at home. “Leia’s Army” tells the story of one girl in this situation. The film follows Val, a girl under 18 who traveled to the March without telling her Trump-supporting parents, and did so for her sister, who was abandoned by the family after coming out. Director Oriana Oppice and writer Jane Barbara recognize the Women’s March as a turning point for our country, and wish to translate that on film.

You can support “Leia’s Army” by visiting Seed & Spark.

“The Bessie Coleman Story” (Short)

“The Bessie Coleman Story”

Presented by Sweet Blackberry, an organization devoted to bringing little known stories of African American achievement to kids, “The Bessie Coleman Story” is an animated short about the first black female pilot. The short will be narrated by Laurence Fishburne (“Black-ish”), and will inform kids about Coleman’s refusal to let societal conventions keep her from accomplishing her goals. Founded by Karyn Parsons (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”), Sweet Blackberry has sponsored a number of films about African Americans whose stories haven’t been told, all of which are currently available on Netflix.

Help sponsor Sweet Blackberry’s latest effort by donating to the project on Kickstarter.

To be considered for Women and Hollywood’s biweekly crowdfunding feature, please write to womenandhollywoodinterns@gmail.com. All formats (features, shorts, web series, etc.) welcome. Projects must be by and/or about women.

Unheard & Unseen: Crowdfunding Picks was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Joseph Allen

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Jada Pinkett Smith Was "Too Short" to Play Will's Girlfriend - so She Married Him Instead

28 June 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are coming up on 20 years of marriage, but it's the story of how they met that should be celebrated for how ironic it is. The couple was first introduced in 1994 on the set of Will's hit show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Jada, who was just getting her start with small roles on shows like True Colors, A Different World, and 21 Jump Street, auditioned for the role of his character's girlfriend, Lisa Wilkes. At 5'0", Jada was considered "too short" for the part (Will is 6'2"), and the role ended up going to actress Nia Long. Despite the height difference, Will and Jada became friends anyway and started dating in 1995. RelatedWill and Jada's Romantic Evolution Will Have You Doing Double Takes Of the funny start to their relationship, Jada has said, "I think if I had done it, we would not be married today. Because »

- Brittney Stephens

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Game of Thrones Author's Nightflyers Space-Travel Pilot Greenlit at Syfy

23 June 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The space flight is dark and full of terrors: Syfy on Friday officially issued a pilot order to Nightflyers, a sci-fi drama based on a novella by Game of Thrones scribe George R. R. Martin.

The story takes place aboard The Nightflyer, “a ship with a small, tightknit crew and a reclusive captain,” per the series’ official logline.

RelatedGame of Thrones Author: HBO Is Entertaining a Fifth (?!) Spinoff

The craft — staffed by “eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath” — travels to the outer reaches of the solar system to find new alien life. Cool! Because that usually goes so swimmingly, »

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Stars Who Lost Jobs When Their Roles Were Recast

22 June 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

One day you're working on a movie or TV project and the next day, you've been Aunt Viv'ed. Hollywood is not immune to the old manta that every person is replaceable. Actors and directors are replaced all the time for a number of reasons—travel conflicts, financial disagreements and yes, personal reasons. Sometimes people just don't get along. Such was the case with Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Vivian on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She played the character for three seasons and left the show in 1993 amid a contract dispute and was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid, which came as a surprise to viewers. Hubert also feuded with main star Will »

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Kenya Moore Is Married! Details from The Real Housewives of Atlanta Star's Romantic St. Lucia Getaway

15 June 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kenya Moore is a married woman!

The 46-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star twirled down the aisle last weekend, in an intimate beach getaway in St. Lucia surrounded by family and friends, People can exclusively confirm.

Her husband — a businessman she first met a year ago and began dating a few months later — is choosing to stay out of the spotlight for now, his identity being kept private from the press.

“I’m just ecstatic,” the star tells People. “This man is the love of my life and I’m so happy to begin our lives together as husband and wife. »

- Dave Quinn

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TV Rewind: The 9 Shows That Defined 1990, From ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘Wings’

14 June 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The year 1990 was the beginning of a new decade that just had survived the neon excesses of the ’80s. This fresh start was seen in the world at large with the reunification of Germany, the unification of Yemen, the release of Nelson Mandela and the resignation of Margaret Thatcher as the U.K.’s prime minister.

It was also the fledgling days of the internet, when the first web server was created, providing a foundation for the World Wide Web as we know it.

Read More: ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Being Developed by Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV and Warner Bros. — Exclusive

Over on television, “Saturday Night Live” welcomed the new talents of Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Julia Sweeney.

The year also marked the end of an era for shows like “Alf,” “227,” “Newhart,” primetime soap “Falcon Crest,” Nickelodeon’s slime purveyor “You Can’t Do That on Television, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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TV Rewind: The 9 Shows That Defined 1990, From ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘Wings’

14 June 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The year 1990 was the beginning of a new decade that just had survived the neon excesses of the ’80s. This fresh start was seen in the world at large with the reunification of Germany, the unification of Yemen, the release of Nelson Mandela and the resignation of Margaret Thatcher as the U.K.’s prime minister.

It was also the fledgling days of the internet, when the first web server was created, providing a foundation for the World Wide Web as we know it.

Read More: ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Being Developed by Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV and Warner Bros. — Exclusive

Over on television, “Saturday Night Live” welcomed the new talents of Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Julia Sweeney.

The year also marked the end of an era for shows like “Alf,” “227,” “Newhart,” primetime soap “Falcon Crest,” Nickelodeon’s slime purveyor “You Can’t Do That on Television, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Rock’ and Roll! Inside Alfonso Ribeiro’s Son Anders’ Dump Truck-Fueled 2nd Birthday Party

24 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For Alfonso Ribeiro‘s son Anders Reyn, his 2nd birthday was a rockin’ good time!

Ribeiro’s younger son with wife Angela turned 2 on April 30, celebrating his milestone that day with Mom and Dad plus 3½-year-old brother Alfonso “Aj” Lincoln. Held in a home near L.A., the stony soirée also included about 15 other kids and their parents.

“Anders is currently obsessed with rocks, so we figured it would be fun to incorporate that into the theme,” Angela tells People of the inspiration behind the party. “We had rock painting and lots of Hape dump trucks (the most adorable toy trucks ever! »

- Jen Juneau

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Netflix viewers like comedy for breakfast and drama at lunch

22 May 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Streaming service users enjoy watching lighthearted shows early in the day, saving documentaries for late at night, data shows

Netflix viewers prefer a diet of comedy at breakfast, a portion of drama on their lunch break and a midnight snack of documentaries.

Netflix, which has more than 100 million subscribers worldwide, said analysis of viewing data found that users of its service were keen to start the day with a laugh by watching comedies such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Fuller House and How I Met Your Mother.

Related: War Machine: let battle commence in Netflix assault on cinema

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- Mark Sweney

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Happy Mother's Day to These First-Time Celebrity Moms!

12 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Janet Jackson, Peta Murgatroyd and Irina Shayk are just a handful of celebrity moms that will be celebrating their first Mother's Day with their bundles of joy on May 14. These first-time mommies will no doubt be smothered with gifts and well wishes from their friends and families.

Here are 25 famous ladies who will be having an extra-special Sunday!

17 Celebrity Moms Who Gave Birth in Their 40s

1. Janet Jackson

The pop icon gave birth to her first child, son Eissa Al Mana, with now-ex Wissam Al Mana on January 3. Jackson shared the first picture of her precious babe last month and he couldn't be any cuter.

2. Amanda Seyfried

The Mean Girls actress and husband Thomas Sadoski welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in March. Since her birth, the couple has kept their little one hidden from the limelight.

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3. Hoda Kotb

This year, the Today show co-host adopted a daughter, Haley [link=tt »

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