Amidst the plethora of ’90s-era sitcom dads, “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”’s Uncle Phil was my favorite. This no nonsense uncle was educated, wise, and delivered punishments with a sense of humor. With a household of children varying in age and personality type, he never played favorites and was fiercely protective of each and every kid. To Will, Phil may have been “Uncle,” but to Uncle Phil, Will was a son. Keep reading »
“There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an asshole like Will Smith. He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn’t know the word.”
– Janet Hubert, who played Aunt Viv on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” shot down rumors of a reunion with some harsh words for her former on-screen nephew. Apparently, these two have been beefing since the early-’90s, when she left the show.Back then, Smith implied that Hubert was resentful of his success when she had been working in Hollywood for a long time.
“She has basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing,” he said in 1993. “She’s mad now but she’s been mad all along. She said once, ‘I’ve been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.’ No matter what, to her I’m just the AntiChrist.” Keep reading »