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Will Smith on James Avery's Death: Every Young Man Needs an Uncle Phil

Will Smith on James Avery's Death: Every Young Man Needs an Uncle Phil

Originally posted 01/06/2014 02:30PM

The nephew has spoken.

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Lisa Niemi and Robin Roberts's Love Stories Touch Readers' Hearts

Lisa Niemi and Robin Roberts's Love Stories Touch Readers' Hearts

Originally posted 01/04/2014 08:30AM

Several heartwarming – and surprising – stories of love kept the chill of winter at bay for PEOPLE.com readers this week.

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Watch James Avery Talk About Voicing Shredder in the Ninja Turtles Cartoon

Originally posted 01/02/2014 10:00AM

As pop-culture obsessives and children of the 1990s mourn the passing of James Avery, aka Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, it's important to remember that Avery was the soul of another iconic '90s character.

He was the voice of Shredder on the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and we can never, ever forget that.

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Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's James Avery Has Died

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's James Avery Has Died

Originally posted 01/01/2014 02:05PM

James Avery, best known for playing Will Smith's Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, died on Tuesday night. He was 68.

"I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away," Alfonso Ribeiro, who played his son, Carlton, on the hit sitcom, Tweeted Wednesday. "He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly."

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Watch David Hasselhoff Sort-Of Sing The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme

David Hasselhoff Sort-Of Sings The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme

Originally posted 11/09/2013 02:30PM

If you ever had a burning need to watch David Hasselhoff sing the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" theme song via the art of split-second video editing, today is your lucky day.

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Did Courteney Cox Inspire the Carlton on Fresh Prince? | Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro Reveals the Inspiration for the Carlton on Fresh Prince

Originally posted 07/22/2013 10:05AM

What do Courteney Cox and Eddie Murphy have in common?

According to former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribiero, they both inspired his iconic Carlton dance.

The actor, who played Carlton Banks on the show, told Buzzfeed his crazed dance moves weren't just something he made up the moment he heard Tom Jones singing "It's Not Unusual."

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Will Smith Raps Fresh Prince Theme Song with Son Jaden – and Dances with Alfonso Ribeiro!

Originally posted 05/25/2013 06:00PM



It wasn't Bel-Air, or even West Philadelphia, but Will Smith grabbed a microphone in London and proved he hasn't forgotten his Fresh Prince roots.

The megastar and son Jaden pleasantly shocked The Graham Norton Show audience Friday when they stood up during their appearance to promote After Earth and rapped the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – with the help of Smith's old pal, DJ Jazzy Jeff. (Smith racked up eight million YouTube hits when he rapped the theme song last time he was on the show.)

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Fresh Prince's Alfonso Ribeiro Weds

UpdatePosted 10/14/2012 01:00PM

Alfonso Ribeiro Is Married

Originally posted 10/13/2012 09:00PM

Carlton is married!

Actor Alfonso Ribeiro – best known as Will Smith's uptight cousin on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – has tied the knot.

On Saturday, the actor wed fiancée Angela Unkrich in California, PEOPLE confirms.

This is the second marriage for Ribeiro, who has a 9-year-old daughter, Sienna, with ex-wife Robin Stapler. He and Unkrich, 31, were engaged in July.

"Last night I got married to the most incredible woman in the world," Ribeiro, 41, Tweeted Sunday.

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FIRST LOOK: Niecy Nash's Family Trying to Keep Up with the Kardashians

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Niecy Nash's Family Trying to Keep Up with the Kardashians

Originally posted 03/21/2012 12:10PM

Niecy Nash is doing a family show.

After tying the knot with Jay Tucker – on TV – the actress and former Dancing with the Stars contestant is settling into marriage with their family – on TV.

Leave It to Niecy, which premieres March 25 (10 p.m. ET) on TLC, will chronicle Nash's attempt to get their three children – Niecy's son Dominic, Jay's son Romallis and Niecy's daughters Donielle and Dia – to bond as a family.

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Will Smith Slammed by Former Fresh Prince Costar

Will Smith Slammed by Former Fresh Prince Costar

Originally posted 12/28/2011 11:45AM

Don't expect Will Smith and his former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar Janet Hubert to exchange Christmas presents any time soon. She wouldn't even come to the recent reunion!

Hubert, who played the series' Aunt Vivian Banks from 1990 through 1993, was noticeably absent from the cast photo released last week because of her longtime ill will toward Smith.

"There will never be a reunion," she told TMZ, "as I will never do anything with an a--hole like Will Smith."

Apparently, Hubert holds Smith responsible for her being replaced in her role by actress Daphne Reid for the final three years of the run.

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