Evaluation: ‘Bel-Air’ provides us a brand new Will Smith, because of Will Smith


And I would wish to take a minute simply to write down proper right here, and let you know about how we ended up with a reboot known as “Bel-Air.”

No, the lyrics do not precisely match, however I by no means claimed to be a rapper like Will Smith, who penned the unique lyrics (alongside along with his musical associate and BFF DJ Jazzy Jeff) for the theme music of his hit Nineteen Nineties NBC sitcom, “The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air.”

Because of Smith, we now have a dramatic reboot of that present, which leads off the e-newsletter this week.

‘Bel-Air’

(From left) Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks and Jabari Banks as Will Smith are shown in a scene from "Bel-Air."

A 2019 viral video by filmmaker Morgan Cooper reimagining “The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air” as a modern-day drama caught the eye of the Contemporary Prince himself, and with the backing of Will Smith it is now a streaming sequence on Peacock.

It had been eagerly awaited since Smith introduced it in 2020, and the entire thing sounds as a lot of a fairy story because the premise of the comedy about an inner-city teen from Philadelphia transplanted to reside the great life within the rich Los Angeles neighborhood.
“Bel-Air” is undoubtedly darker, and having a brand new “Will” (performed by Jabari Banks) takes some getting used to for individuals who beloved the unique.
To lighten issues up, take a look at Smith passing the torch to Banks within the coolest manner doable right here.

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4

Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam "Midge" Maisel is shown in a scene from season four of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

Midge is again!

Our favourite comic (Rachel Brosnahan) from the Fifties was recent off a profession excessive when drama struck on the finish of final season.

Season 4 is ready in 1960, which begs the query: What’s going to a brand new decade carry for the character whose life utterly modified when she got down to chase her goals?

And let’s not overlook about her quick-tongued supervisor, Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein).

There is a purpose why each Brosnahan and Borstein have gained awards for his or her performances on this present.

The brand new season begins streaming on Amazon Prime Friday.

‘Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’

Kanye "Ye" West is shown in a scene from "Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy."

Previous Kanye or new Kanye?

That has all the time been the battle for longtime Kanye West followers.

Now, a trilogy docuseries will provide a few of each.

“Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” paperwork his profession from the start.

West, who now goes by “Ye,” began out as a producer earlier than changing into a celebrated rapper, style mogul and in the end a lightning rod for controversy.

Nowadays, his private life is drawing as a lot consideration as his profession, however for individuals who are fascinated about his journey, there may be loads of materials right here.

The primary episode of “Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” drops Wednesday on Netflix, with the next two launched over the following two Wednesdays.

Two issues to take heed to

Joe Nichols, ‘Good Day for Dwelling’

Joe Nichols performs at the  Country Thunder Music Festival in Florence, Arizona, on April 8, 2017.

New album, new tour.

Nation artist Joe Nichols has launched his tenth studio album and first full-length venture in 4 years.

“Good Day for Dwelling” accommodates 13 tracks of Nichols’ traditional nation tunes, together with “I Obtained Buddies That Do,” that includes fellow nation artist and “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton.

The brand new album is out now, and the tour kicked off final week in Jackson, Mississippi.

Del McCoury, ‘Nearly Proud’

Del McCoury of The Del McCoury Band performs at the Big Barrel Country Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, on June 28, 2015.

After greater than six a long time within the music business, Del McCoury, 82, nonetheless looks like he has loads to say.

“Nearly Proud” is the consequence.

He and his band have produced one other nation album that celebrates the everyman and everywoman who make up his fan base.

And McCoury nonetheless loves what he does.

“I am as enthusiastic about listening to new music at the moment because the day I began — discovering a brand new tune or a narrative that tickles me,” he informed Glide journal. “This album is the very best of what I heard whereas the world was on pause.”

The brand new album drops Friday.

One factor to speak about

Jamie-Lynn Sigler is shown in the Chevrolet Silverado commercial that debuted during Super Bowl LVI on February 13.

Pricey David Chase, may we please get a “Sopranos” reboot with Meadow working the household enterprise?

I am unable to be the one one who thought this after watching the Tremendous Bowl business starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
Sigler re-created the opening credit sequence from her former present to advertise the primary all-electric Chevy Silverado.

Seeing her drive the route that James Gandolfini did as her TV dad, Tony Soprano, after which meet up with Robert Iler, who performed her on-screen brother, A.J. Soprano, hit me within the feels.

Reboots have been constructed on much less is all I am saying.

One thing to sip on

Matt Damon (center) and his wife, 
Luciana Barroso (left), attend Super Bowl LVI between the LA Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13.

Talking of Tremendous Bowl Sunday, it was not with out some controversy.

That is as a result of a number of celebrities had been noticed not carrying masks regardless of the masks mandate for “mega occasions” held in Los Angeles County, the placement of SoFi Stadium and Tremendous Bowl LVI.

Granted, of the greater than 70,000 attendees on the sport, not many had been seen carrying masks on the outside venue.

However for celebs, a few of whom have publicly admonished individuals to put on masks, a heightened profile means the next stage of accountability.

And a reminder that the web is all the time watching — and able to remark.

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