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A Rap On Fresh Prince Is No Alien Notion To Smith

By Compiled Staff Writer Dan Web

The Fresh Prince is no more. Actor Will Smith, whose latest film “Men in Black” will open Friday, is going back to his first career: music.

As the rapper Fresh Prince, Smith teamed with DJ Jazzy Jeff to win a Grammy in 1988 for the song “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” Then for the next six years, he starred in the NBC sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

Now that he’s a film actor with such movies as “Bad Boys” and “Independence Day,” Smith has opted back to music. He’s signed a “lucrative, multiyear recording pact” with Columbia Records, Daily Variety reported.

This time, however, he’ll rap under his given name. After all, that’s the name that has made him a national celebrity hero. As he says, “It’s my job to save the world every summer.”

Loose talk

Sandra Bullock on the mean side of fame (in People magazine): “It’s like I meet some guy and say, ‘I’ve only known you for two days, but do you want to go to a premiere so the tabloids can hound you for a month? Yes, let me shatter your life with one walk down that carpet.”’

She has her own built-in Mae West

Pamela Lee turns 30 today.

Turns out the Big Apple may be alien to its core

Film director Barry Sonnenfeld has good reason to believe New York was the most appropriate site for his upcoming film “Men in Black.” “I’ve always thought that if there were aliens, New York is where they’d feel most comfortable,” he told the New York Post. “I see people there all the time who I’m convinced must be aliens.”

Fantasy tends to benefit from a healthy dose of reality

“Batman” director Joel Schumacher still hasn’t forgiven Val Kilmer. At least it seemed that way when he complained to Newsweek magazine about movie stars and their obligatory entourages. “I don’t know who started the trend of treating the highest-paid people in the entertainment business as if they’re demented, retarded children,” Schumacher said. “But from my own experience, the only thing that ever keeps you sane is a very, very, very deep symbiosis with reality.”

Well, now we know what the amphetamines were for

In the bitter divorce struggle between Dudley Moore and fourth wife Nicole Rothschild, the news is now officially lurid. In a $10 million suit, Rothschild is charging that Moore pushed, kicked, hit, choked, shoved, cursed and spit on her, forced her to take amphetamines and made her dance in a scantily clad outfit for almost 20 hours a day.

What a difference a generous settlement makes

Halle Berry and David Justice have finalized their divorce. For more than a year, since she filed for divorce, the two bad-mouthed each other. Now their mood seems to have changed. A jointly released statement said that they “have the highest respect for the other personally and professionally (and) hope that they will remain good friends.”

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