Back To 'BEL-AIR': Will Smith Is A Fan Of The Viral 'Fresh Prince' Remake

Putting your own spin on a cult classic TV show out there is risky business, but getting the star of the show in question to bless the project is the reward of a lifetime. Filmmaker Morgan Cooper has learned this first hand. Cooper, the filmmaker behind the BEL-AIR trailer that made its way across the web at the top of March, shocked and impressed the masses with his reimagined version of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, especially Will Smith.

The original Fresh Prince met up with Cooper in Miami to personally commend him on the work he did on the dramatic reinterpretation of the storied '90s show. "I saw this trailer that Morgan Cooper hooked up," he said during the filmed meet-up. "This is the first time that I've heard something and that I was like, 'Yo, that's an idea that is brilliant.'"

As an added treat, he introduced Cooper to Mike Soccio, a former writer for Fresh Prince. Although Smith has said he's not down for a Fresh Prince reboot in the past, he admits his intrigue with the somber redirection of Cooper's BEL-AIR. "The dramatic version of these ideas means that you can use existing storylines, but it's not going to seem like you're redoing an episode because the storyline is going to be brand new from the dramatic perspective," Smith said.

While the trailer can be considered "fan-made" for now, it'll be interesting to see where the CAA-represented director will take this idea. Either way, Smith seems like he will be in his corner. Watch the entire session up top.

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Lil Nas X Gifts Billy Ray Cyrus A Maserati Because He's An Amazing Person

Prior to the success of "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X was a broke college student with $5.62 in his bank account. Now that the remix of the song, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the seventh week in a row, the hot new rapper has money to spend, and spend he does.

It was reported by TMZ that the 20-year-old crooner gifted his collaborator the red Maserati GranTurismo that appears in the music video of their song. With the help of food delivery service Postmates, Nas X had the car delivered to Cyrus' Los Angeles home. He rolled up to Cyrus' offering up the sports car to show his appreciation for the country singer hopping on his song.

"It's yours! 'Old Town Road' number 1 — seven weeks straight," Nas X announced to Cyrus, while decked out in tan cowboy boots and a matte black cowboy hat. In the video obtained by TMZ, Cyrus is visibly shocked by his new gift. "Wait a minute there's no way! 7 weeks! Wow man! That's.... Are you kidding me?! Are you serious man?"

 

After he got over his initial shock, Cyrus and Nas X took a spin in his new whip. Whether the two took a trip down the 'old town road,' or rode "down Rodeo," at least one thing is certain, they're one of the hottest co-collaborators out right now, and can't nobody tell 'em nothing...not even those protesting Wrangler for teaming up with the rapper.

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In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!, Romeo Santos performs onstage at One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief at Marlins Park on October 14, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
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Romeo Santos Makes History As The First Latino Performer To Headline MetLife Concert

Romeo Santos is making history and his fans have the most to gain from it.

On September 21, Santos will perform at MetLife Stadium making him the first Latin artist to do so. The venue holds up to 80,00 seats, which is more than enough for Santos' fans who will go see the singer perform his recent number one album, Utopia.

The one-day event will be called, UTOPIA the Concert, and Santos, the King of Bachata has already taken to his social media to express his appreciation on being chosen to make history at the stadium.

"I've never performed in such a prestigious venue, not even when I was a part of Aventura or in my solo career," the 37-year-old said in a video posted to his Instagram account about his upcoming concert. The "Odio" singer shouldn't face too much of a challenge in filling up the MetLife stadium seats.

In 2014 he sold out two Yankee Stadium shows, the stadium holds over 50,000 people; during his Golden Tour he sold out New York's Madison Square Garden three times. His draw power is undeniably huge, so tickets may be hard to come by once they go on sale.

 

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21 De Septiembre #UT🌍PIATheConcert #MetLife. ¡Pendiente a mis redes para la fecha de la preventa!

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Fans can expect Santos to perform hits from his Utopia album, which includes records with fellow Dominican singers Frank Reyes, Anthony Santos, Monchy & Alexandria, and his former group Aventura.

Ticket information is not yet available but is to be expected soon.

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Social Media Mistakes Congresswoman For Madea At Commencement Ceremony

If Tyler Perry wanted to revamp his Madea franchise, social media users might have given him some inspiration.

Ohio Congresswoman Joyce Beatty was one of the honoraries at Capital University Law School's Commencement ceremony on Sunday (May 19). As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Ohio native serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, including Housing and Insurance, and Oversight and Investigations. In addition to helping rebuild her city, she's also helped expand STEM education to Ohio public schools.

Yet, despite all of her accolades, she was jokingly confused for Tyler Perry's Madea character on social media.

Receiving an honorary @CapitalLaw degree. Another lawyer is in the Beatty family! pic.twitter.com/R5M54dzbQc

— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) May 19, 2019

Excited to deliver the commencement for @CapitalLaw’s Class of 2019! pic.twitter.com/mc8XjiR4sN

— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) May 19, 2019

Is this another Tyler Perry movie lol

— Petty Pablo (@electricsoul123) May 20, 2019

It also didn't stop fans from creating ideas for Perry's next film. The moment was so hilarious, it became a trending topic on Monday (May 20).

*Sees Madea trending*

Didn’t Tyler Perry retire Madea?*clicks*

*sees the reason why Madea is trending*

NGL but that woman does look like Madea, that’s actually spot-on tho’ 😭😂😂💀 pic.twitter.com/pbuK2B3n2G

— 👩🏾‍🚀🚀Astro•Alex☄️💫 (@OnyxScholar21) May 20, 2019

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Law School: https://t.co/6rCHLcN0Y1

— Saraah ♤ (@BrownSugaSaraah) May 21, 2019

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to PVAMU https://t.co/wyL8M73ffy

— Tyren 🐐 (@Tyren4President) May 20, 2019

For the hottest second I was so mad at Tyler Perry https://t.co/KtqRXBXWCA

— i watch GOT now (@SimSim_124) May 20, 2019

I seen Madea trending and instantly thought Tyler Perry signed a deal with Netflix or something to create more Madea movies, whole time it’s somebody granny graduating that look like Madea. pic.twitter.com/mNPuF05UVY

— hood baby (@ronthacreator) May 20, 2019

Thought Tyler Perry had changed his mind and decided to keep Madea alive then see why it trending pic.twitter.com/ujZlqFfB6r

— DKT (@darleneturner53) May 20, 2019

“Madea Graduates Again”

— Simply Jay (@j_burgundy) May 21, 2019

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— Potentperson (@alexcabrera56) May 20, 2019

Ironically enough, Perry is casting for a new project in Atlanta. The details are pretty scarce but his studio has requested "fresh faces" only. They also noted that they're working on a television series and a film.

Either way, it looks like Congresswoman Beatty isn't bothered by the jokes.

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