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'Fresh Prince' Star RIPS WILL SMITH I'll Never Reunite w/ that 'A**hole'

'Fresh Prince' Star RIPS WILL SMITH I'll Never Reunite w/ that 'A**hole'

Aunt Viv on Fresh Prince of Bel Air
The woman who played the original Aunt Viv on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" says there's a damn good reason she wasn't at a recent reunion dinner with the rest of the Banks family -- she HATES Will Smith.

15 years after the show went off the air ... Janet Hubert tells TMZ she's still upset with the way she was fired from the show ... and blames the whole thing on Smith himself.

"There will never be a reunion ... as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith," Hubert said.

She adds, "He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn't know the word."

Hubert has said in the past she believes Smith is to blame for her departure in the middle of the show's run -- claiming he turned on her because she wouldn't kiss his butt.

But Smith refuted the claims after Hubert left the show in 1993 -- telling an Atlanta radio station Hubert simply had a bad attitude which played a major role in her demise.

Smith told the radio station, "[Hubert] said once, 'I've been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.' No matter what, to her I'm just the AntiChrist."

We called Smith for comment -- so far, no response.

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Reply #1 posted 12/27/11 7:46am

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Might be better suited for GD.... mods you decide.

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Reply #2 posted 12/27/11 7:49am

Timmy84

Well damn...

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Reply #3 posted 12/27/11 7:54am

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I heard she had a bad attitude about it..and seems like she still does.
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Reply #4 posted 12/27/11 7:56am

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paisleypark4 said:

I heard she had a bad attitude about it..and seems like she still does.

Yeah she's got a real chip on her shoulder and has refused to let anyone knock it off. Sad shit.

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Reply #5 posted 12/27/11 7:58am

SoulAlive

looks like she is still holding a grudge.She has said some horrible things about Will Smith.

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Reply #6 posted 12/27/11 8:02am

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Smith can be egotistical and childish, we all know that, but c'mon he was THE star of the show, that lady sounds bitter and jealous

too much proud can turn you into a grumpy bitch

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Reply #7 posted 12/27/11 8:04am

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Things must have been really bad if she's still hovering over it.

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Reply #8 posted 12/27/11 8:17am

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JoeTyler said:

Smith can be egotistical and childish, we all know that, but c'mon he was THE star of the show, that lady sounds bitter and jealous

too much proud can turn you into a grumpy bitch

[Edited 12/27/11 8:02am]

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Reply #9 posted 12/27/11 8:20am

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Let me guess who it is without even reading the OP, it's the chick who played Vivian #1.

She's still pressed after all these years, it's sad in a pathetic way.
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Reply #10 posted 12/27/11 9:24am

Harlepolis

I love that woman, ergo, she could raise verbal madhouse hell if she wants to mushy

That being said, I WISH she reconsiders.

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Reply #11 posted 12/27/11 9:40am

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Oh. Alright then.

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Reply #12 posted 12/27/11 9:50am

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This Reunion pic got her ass in a tizzy


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Reply #13 posted 12/27/11 10:33am

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The fact that the other cast members seem to get along all right with Will and don't seem to have anything bad to say about him tells mw a lot.

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Reply #14 posted 12/27/11 10:42am

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I could tell when TVOne did a "Life After" show on her that she was still very bitter towards Will and how her whole "firing" situation went down. She admitted herself on that very show that at one point she stopped talking to the WHOLE cast and only interacted with them when she was saying her lines...I mean to me she sort of admitted how she had a bad attitude for other reasons but somehow she makes it seem like Will Smith went to the powers who be and got her fired...which I'm not sure is what really happened. But on the otherhand I can see how she was angered when Will and Jazzy Jeff were on a radio show or something right after she was fired and was laughing about it. At the same time, c'mon now, it's been over 20 years now. Time to let that shit go. Can't nobody go back and change what happened, so why still steam over it? shrug

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Reply #15 posted 12/27/11 11:05am

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She has been saying this for years... they can't burry the hatchet?

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Reply #16 posted 12/27/11 11:44am

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She's still bitter?

Ah well... bored2

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AsherFierce said:

She's still bitter?

Ah well... bored2

Yeah I kind of feel this way too. I'm sure the cast enjoyed each other at the reunion without her "bad attitude". I'm sure she wasn't missed.

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Reply #18 posted 12/27/11 11:47am

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missfee said:

AsherFierce said:

She's still bitter?

Ah well... bored2

Yeah I kind of feel this way too. I'm sure the cast enjoyed each other at the reunion without her "bad attitude". I'm sure she wasn't missed.

Agreed. I used to prefer her over Vivian #2 but I wouldn't hang out with her ass either...

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Reply #19 posted 12/27/11 12:36pm

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I don't remember the show being called "The Fresh Aunt of Bel-Air".

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Reply #20 posted 12/27/11 12:41pm

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I still love you, Aunt Viv! The show wasn't the same without you. sigh
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Reply #21 posted 12/27/11 1:01pm

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AlexdeParis said:

I still love you, Aunt Viv! The show wasn't the same without you. sigh

I liked the First Aunt Viv too. But they straight played her. they didn't even find a actress with dark skin like her they went and gave us a lightskin Aunt Viv... That was Gangsta!!

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Reply #22 posted 12/27/11 1:03pm

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Think about it from where she's sitting,,,,

A black actress(the MOST undesirable employee that Hollywood ever had to "deal" with, and still gets looked at with obvious contempt) in a primetime TV show, hired by somebody who was courageous enough to ignore the "brown paper bag" unspoken rule(OH YES! I'm taking it there), as a CO-LEAD, in one of the most famous TV shows at that time, probably THEE ONLY time she was ever exposed to mainstream status which could've opened doors for her.

And what happens? She got fired for speaking out when a bunch of young shit balls didn't show professionism, while the rest of the cast had to suck it up because they didn't wanna mess with their paper, understandably.

Bitter? Imagine being fired from one of the most prosperous jobs you've scrapped a lifetime to earn, ONLY to get the pink slips because a bunch of nitwits - who, lets face it, compared to her are outsiders to the profession - didn't give a damn enough to show respect to the work environment. Lets see how easy it is to tell your own ass to "get over it".

Ya'll are passing judgement for the hell of it.

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Harlepolis said:

Think about it from where she's sitting,,,,

A black actress(the MOST undesirable employee that Hollywood ever had to "deal" with, and still gets looked at with obvious contempt) in a primetime TV show, hired by somebody who was courageous enough to ignore the "brown paper bag" unspoken rule(OH YES! I'm taking it there), as a CO-LEAD, in one of the most famous TV shows at that time, probably THEE ONLY time she was ever exposed to mainstream status which could've opened doors for her.

And what happens? She got fired for speaking out when a bunch of young shit balls didn't show professionism, while the rest of the cast had to suck it up because they didn't wanna mess with their paper, understandably.

Bitter? Imagine being fired from one of the most prosperous jobs you've scrapped a lifetime to earn, ONLY to get the pink slips because a bunch of nitwits - who, lets face it, compared to her are outsiders to the profession - didn't give a damn enough to show respect to the work environment. Lets see how easy it is to tell your own ass to "get over it".

Ya'll are passing judgement for the hell of it.

It was 18 years ago...

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Reply #24 posted 12/27/11 1:09pm

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AsherFierce said:

Harlepolis said:

Think about it from where she's sitting,,,,

A black actress(the MOST undesirable employee that Hollywood ever had to "deal" with, and still gets looked at with obvious contempt) in a primetime TV show, hired by somebody who was courageous enough to ignore the "brown paper bag" unspoken rule(OH YES! I'm taking it there), as a CO-LEAD, in one of the most famous TV shows at that time, probably THEE ONLY time she was ever exposed to mainstream status which could've opened doors for her.

And what happens? She got fired for speaking out when a bunch of young shit balls didn't show professionism, while the rest of the cast had to suck it up because they didn't wanna mess with their paper, understandably.

Bitter? Imagine being fired from one of the most prosperous jobs you've scrapped a lifetime to earn, ONLY to get the pink slips because a bunch of nitwits - who, lets face it, compared to her are outsiders to the profession - didn't give a damn enough to show respect to the work environment. Lets see how easy it is to tell your own ass to "get over it".

Ya'll are passing judgement for the hell of it.

It was 18 years ago...

So. What?.

shrug

Thats not the point. We can't dictate how folks react to loss. Some brush it off, the unlucky ones endure.

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paisleypark4 said:

I heard she had a bad attitude about it..and seems like she still does.

Yeah. TV One had a "Life After" special on her and she dissed Will left to right, claiming that he was an "egotistical bastard."

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Harlepolis said:

AsherFierce said:

It was 18 years ago...

So. What?.

shrug

Thats not the point. We can't dictate how folks react to loss. Some brush it off, the unlucky ones endure.

No one else on the show seem to have a problem. And the show went on to become a great success. After the show was over cast members would unite over the year for projects. Some sort of bond was formed.

I understand that she comes form a professional dance background. But the show was a comedic outlet for young folks. It couldn't have been THAT unprofessional because time is money. And NBC would have dropped the show if they were fucking up that much. Maybe it wasn't the environment for her.

And on top of that on Aunt Viv's "Life After" on TV One she wasn't exactly clear as to what went down. I was was watching waiting for her to dish some dirt. I left that episode feeling disappointed.

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Reply #27 posted 12/27/11 1:57pm

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lyecry said:

Harlepolis said:

So. What?.

shrug

Thats not the point. We can't dictate how folks react to loss. Some brush it off, the unlucky ones endure.

No one else on the show seem to have a problem. And the show went on to become a great success. After the show was over cast members would unite over the year for projects. Some sort of bond was formed.

I understand that she comes form a professional dance background. But the show was a comedic outlet for young folks. It couldn't have been THAT unprofessional because time is money. And NBC would have dropped the show if they were fucking up that much. Maybe it wasn't the environment for her.

And on top of that on Aunt Viv's "Life After" on TV One she wasn't exactly clear as to what went down. I was was watching waiting for her to dish some dirt. I left that episode feeling disappointed.

It was the same scenario in Good Times, but unlike Viv's, the producers had the good taste of bringing back Esther Rolle.

All I know from their issue, is what everybody else knows, and like I said in my earlier post, none of the cast display any grievances regarding Will & Jazz for whatever reasons - except Viv who signed her own resignation later for speaking out.

In the DVD featurette though, they all seem to enjoy working with her, esp James Avery who had a great chemistry with her and lost it when she split.

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lyecry said:

Harlepolis said:

So. What?.

shrug

Thats not the point. We can't dictate how folks react to loss. Some brush it off, the unlucky ones endure.

No one else on the show seem to have a problem.

Yeah, cause they want to work with Will lol.

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Reply #29 posted 12/27/11 2:32pm

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AsherFierce said:

Harlepolis said:

Think about it from where she's sitting,,,,

A black actress(the MOST undesirable employee that Hollywood ever had to "deal" with, and still gets looked at with obvious contempt) in a primetime TV show, hired by somebody who was courageous enough to ignore the "brown paper bag" unspoken rule(OH YES! I'm taking it there), as a CO-LEAD, in one of the most famous TV shows at that time, probably THEE ONLY time she was ever exposed to mainstream status which could've opened doors for her.

And what happens? She got fired for speaking out when a bunch of young shit balls didn't show professionism, while the rest of the cast had to suck it up because they didn't wanna mess with their paper, understandably.

Bitter? Imagine being fired from one of the most prosperous jobs you've scrapped a lifetime to earn, ONLY to get the pink slips because a bunch of nitwits - who, lets face it, compared to her are outsiders to the profession - didn't give a damn enough to show respect to the work environment. Lets see how easy it is to tell your own ass to "get over it".

Ya'll are passing judgement for the hell of it.

It was 18 years ago...

Exactly... I could see her still being upset if it happened like 2 years ago LOL Its going on 20 years now... c'mon

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