And I’d like to take a minute just to write here, and tell you how we ended up with a reboot called “Bel-Air.”
No, the lyrics don’t exactly match, but I’ve never claimed to be a rapper like Will Smith, who wrote the original lyrics (along with his musical partner and BFF DJ Jazzy Jeff) for the theme song for his NBC sitcom ’90s. 1990, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”
Thanks to Smith, we now have a spectacular reboot of this show, which debuts on the newsletter this week.
A viral 2019 video of filmmaker Morgan Cooper reimagining “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” as a modern drama caught the eye of the Fresh Prince himself, and with the backing of Will Smith, it’s now an ongoing series. streaming on Peacock.
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4
Midge is back!
Our favorite comedian (Rachel Brosnahan) of the 1950s was fresh off a career high when drama struck at the end of last season.
Season four is set in 1960, which begs the question: what will a new decade bring to the character whose life changed completely when she set out to pursue her dreams?
And let’s not forget his quick-talking manager, Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein).
There’s a reason Brosnahan and Borstein have won awards for their performances on this show.
The new season begins streaming on Amazon Prime on Friday.
“Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy”
Old Kanye or new Kanye?
This has always been the struggle of longtime Kanye West fans.
Now, a docuseries trilogy will offer some of both.
West, who now goes by the name “Ye,” started out as a producer before becoming a celebrity rapper, fashion mogul and ultimately a lightning rod for controversy.
The first episode of “Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” premieres Wednesday on Netflix, with the next two releasing over the next two Wednesdays.
Two things to listen to
Joe Nichols, “Good Day to Live”
New album, new tour.
Country artist Joe Nichols has released his 10th studio album and first full-length project in four years.
“Good Day for Living” features 13 tracks of classic Nichols country songs, including “I Got Friends That Do,” featuring fellow country artist and “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton.
The new album is now out and the tour kicked off last week in Jackson, Mississippi.
Del McCoury, “almost proud”
After more than six decades in the music industry, Del McCoury, 82, still feels like she has a lot to say.
“Almost proud” is the result.
He and his band have produced another country album that celebrates all the men and women who make up his fanbase.
And McCoury still loves what he does.
The new album comes out on Friday.
Something to talk about
Dear David Chase, could we please get a “Sopranos” reboot with Meadow running the family business?
Seeing her drive down the road that James Gandolfini took as his TV dad, Tony Soprano, and then meeting Robert Iler, who played his on-screen brother, AJ Soprano, hit me in the feels.
Reboots were built on less, that’s all I’m saying.
something to sip
Speaking of the Super Bowl on Sunday, it wasn’t without controversy.
Certainly, of the more than 70,000 attendees at the match, few were seen wearing masks at the outdoor venue.
But for celebrities, some of whom have publicly urged people to wear masks, a heightened profile means a higher level of responsibility.
And a reminder that the internet is always listening – and ready to comment.