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‘I Couldn’t Tell a Joke to Save My Life’: Will Smith Lost His Comedy Touch Going Into Season 4 of ‘………

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Will Smith spilled all the tea in his recently released memoir, “Will,” including tales about his time on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” The actor starred on the hit sitcom from 1990 until 1996.

Smith noted that after he’d starred in the drama “Six Degrees of Separation” during the sitcom’s hiatus, he’d lost his sense of humor and comedic timing. The funnyman wrote in his memoir that he’d forgotten how to play his character and could no longer tell a joke.

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Will Smith discusses his memoir “Will” with Oprah Winfrey on Nov. 4, 2021. (Photo: @willsmith/ Instagram)
“I couldn’t tell a joke to save my life,” he wrote. “The scary part was that I couldn’t see what everybody else saw. But if enough people tell you that you’re drunk, then you should probably sit down.” He also wrote that his ability to improvise and ad-lib had also disappeared when he returned to the show.

Smith said his mojo returned midseason after he’d hired writers from his hometown of Philadelphia to help him get back into character. The former rapper described a scene he was filming where his character tries to get Hilary, played by Karyn Parsons, to go on a date with his teacher. Hilary was being petty because the teacher had a mole on the side of his nose, and Smith’s comedic skills re-appeared during the scene.

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“In a moment of career-saving comedic inspiration,” said Smith, “I ad-libbed, ‘Come on, you’re making a mountain out of a mole, Hil.’”

He also revealed that he struggled so much returning to comedy that the show’s writers had to focus the scenes on supporting characters. Smith said his co-star Alfonso Ribeiro picked up the slack and became the comedic relief, in more ways than one. He said that Ribeiro rose to the occasion and shined in his moment. Ribeiro was the comedic relief for 10 episodes, according to Smith.

“For the first few episodes the writers had to write away from my character and toward Carlton,” wrote Smith. “Alfonso stepped up and took the comedic weight. No one knew what was happening, no one was relating my behavior on the set of ‘Fresh Prince’ to my ill-conceived foray into the dangerous psychological world of method acting in ‘Six Degrees.’”

HBO Max aired a reunion of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in November 2020. The unscripted special also included a sit-down between Smith and Janet Hubert, who played the original Aunt Viv. The two had a 27-year-long feud after Hubert blamed Smith for her troubles on the set and with the network.

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What are judicial review proceedings Harry wants to bring against Home Office?

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The Duke of Sussex has filed a claim for a judicial review against a Home Office decision not to allow him to personally pay for police protection for himself and his family while in the UK.

 

 

Harry wants to bring his children to visit from the US, but he and his family are “unable to return to his home” because it is too dangerous, according to a legal representative for the duke.

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“He sought a judicial review in September 2021 to challenge the decision-making behind the security procedures, in the hopes that this could be re-evaluated for the obvious and necessary protection required,” the legal representative said in a statement to the PA news agency.

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Jennifer Aniston mourns loss of Peter Bogdanovich with touching tribute

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Jennifer Aniston was one of many stars who came out to pay their respects to acclaimed director, Peter Bogdanovich, who died at the age of 82 on 6 January.

 

 

The Morning Show actress took to her Instagram stories to pay her respects to the star of The Sopranos.

Sharing a selection of photos with the BAFTA winner, Jennifer wrote: “Remembering Peter,” along with a praying hands emoji. She also added: “Grateful for his presence and for his laughter.”

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One of the images she posted was of her hugging Owen Wilson and chatting animatedly to Peter on set.

According to The Associated Press, Peter died on Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles.

His daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich, said he died of natural causes.

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Prince Harry is behaving like a shameless, entitled hypocrite: Piers Morgan

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Prince Harry’s move to pursue legal action against the Home Office for refusing him to pay for his own police protection has witnessed severe backlash from Piers Morgan.

 

 

The television personality, while writing an opinion piece for The Sun, said that the Duke of Sussex is “behaving like a shameless, deluded, woefully entitled hypocrite” for wanting to pursue legal action.

He added that the timing of Prince Harry’s actions was unwelcomed and would be a “massive headache” for the Queen.

“If he goes through with his threat, it will be the first time any royal has ever sued Her Majesty’s Government, and, of course, causes the Queen yet another massive headache at the worst possible time,” he wrote.

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The comment comes after Harry’s legal team issued a statement saying: “The UK will always be Prince Harry’s home and a country he wants his wife and children to be safe in. With the lack of police protection, comes too great a personal risk.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the UK.

“In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home.”

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