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Janet Hubert Confronts Will Smith During Fresh Prince Reunion: ‘I Lost Everything’

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Last night, subscribers to HBO Max had the opportunity to watch The Fresh Prince Reunion a day early. After 27 years, Will Smith sat down with the cast members including Janet Hubert or the “Original Aunt Viv”, to reflect on the show itself and the feud that has been long mulled over by fans.  

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  • The actress was replaced after season three of the iconic ’90s sitcom and blamed her exit on Smith being an “egomaniac”. Janet Hubert was replaced with Daphne Maxwell Reid after the third season where Will Smith claimed she was difficult to work with. In the years following her departure, Janet Hubert had made it very clear in every interview she took, that Will was to blame for her untimely exit. In the near 30-year reunion, she did not waste the opportunity to voice the impact he had on her life. 
  • “For me, it felt like I couldn’t celebrate 30 years of Fresh Prince without finding a way to celebrate Janet,” Smith explained, before cutting to footage of a one-on-one conversation he had with Hubert the previous day. 
  • Even though Hubert said she was grateful for the opportunity to reconcile, she was sure to confront Smith about how his harsh characterization of her as “difficult” spread throughout Hollywood like a contagious virus and, in her mind, effectively killed her career.
  • Will Smith admitted that at the time, he “wasn’t sensitive” to her situation. Hubert went on to explain that she was offered a “really bad deal,” where she could only work for two months and two weeks and couldn’t work anywhere else.

“That meant my salary was cut, I had a new baby and a husband who was out of work. I said no,” she said. “I did not accept their offer. I was never fired. The misconception was always put out there. I was trapped, what could I do.”

The reconciliation between the two ended with Smith thanking her for sharing with him and as they both were on the verge of tears, Hubert tenderly put her hand on Smith’s face. “You’re still my Aunt Viv,” he declared. The two ended by apologizing and embracing.

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Former NFL Champ Nate Burleson joins CBS Mornings

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Former NFL player Nate Burleson has officially made his hosting debut on the newly branded morning talk show, CBS Mornings.

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  • It was announced earlier this month that Burleson would replace Anthony Mason. Previously Mason joined Gayle King and Tony Doukoupil as host of the former CBS This Morning.  The show was rebranded in tandem to the relocation of their set to Times Square and Burleson joining the cast.
  • Since 2017, former NFL player Burleson has been the host of Good Morning Football on the NFL Network and has served as an analyst on The NFL Today on CBS. Burleson will continue his role on The NFL Today.

  • Burleson is the second former NFL player to join a network morning TV show, with Michael Strahan playing a major role as a co-host on ABC‘s Good Morning America.

Burleson credits Michael Strahan as the ‘blueprint’ for his career path, explaining, “He’s one of those individuals that I took a liking to once I retired because he rewrote the blueprint. I don’t want to say that he is the blueprint, because there has been plenty of players that have transitioned out of the game into TV. There have been African American men and women before him that have done the same thing, but he is a guy that has shown me the lay of the land, especially being a transplant from the West Coast to now New York.”

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Polo G Reportedly Arrested in Los Angeles on Concealed Weapon Charge

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Polo G was arrested on in Los Angeles on Monday, TMZ reports.

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According to the outlet, Polo G was arrested after police allegedly found a concealed firearm on the Hall of Fame rapper, which TMZ points out is a felony. The supposed discovery of the firearm occurred when a vehicle Polo G was a passenger in was stopped.

It’s currently unclear why the vehicle was pulled over in the first place but it was reported that a male juvenile was also detained during the stop.

Polo was similarly arrested while he was in Miami for his Hall of Fame album release party. The arrest, which took place back in June, resulted in the rapper getting hit with charges of of battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and criminal mischief. The rapper was also a passenger in a vehicle at the time of that arrest.

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Cardi B and Offset Welcome Their 2nd Child Together, His 5th

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Cardi B welcomed her and Offset’s second child together on Saturday, September 4.

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“9/4/21,” Cardi, 28, captioned a Monday, September 5, Instagram upload, alongside a blue heart emoji.

 

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The couple announced the Grammy winner’s pregnancy in June at the BET Awards. The “WAP” rapper showed her baby bump in a sheer jumpsuit during a joint performance.

The couple welcome Kulture, 3, July 2018. Offset, 29, previously welcomed Jordan, 11, Kody, 6, and Kalea, 6, in previous relationships.

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