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“It has sort of an homage quality, in some ways, to the pilot,” Mr. Helberg said. “It is its own thing; it’s a simple story that’s not quite what it seems with some twists and turns in it. It’s like how little we’ve traveled in five years and how slow the growth is for these guys but still how interesting they are to watch.”

So it’s a “brain-teaser,” “quirky” and “an homage to the pilot” with “twists and turns” — but is it a dream?

Asked just that, Miss Cuoco would only smile and say, “Possibly, we’ll see.”

‘Fresh Prince’ actress holding grudge against Smith

The actress who was originally cast as Will Smith’s aunt on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” has a major ax to grind with the actor, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Janet Hubert — who was sacked halfway through the NBC sitcom’s six-year run — told TMZ she did not attend a recent cast reunion because she loathes Mr. Smith and blames him for her departure.

“There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an [expletive] like Will Smith,” said Ms. Hubert, who portrayed Vivian Banks from the 1990 debut season through 1993.

Daphne Reid replaced Ms. Hubert on the show, which also starred Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons and James Avery. The cast, sans Ms. Hubert, reunited for a get-together last week, and Mr. Smith posted a group photo on his Facebook page.

“He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up,” Ms. Hubert sniped of Mr. Smith.

Ms. Hubert’s feud with Mr. Smith goes way back: The two butted heads on the set of the series, and in a 1993 radio interview, Mr. Smith remarked: “She has basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing. She’s mad now but she’s been mad all along. She 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.”

A representative for Mr. Smith did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Former ‘SNL’ writer commits suicide in hotel

Former “Saturday Night Live” writer Joseph Bodolai has committed suicide in a Hollywood hotel room, the Los Angeles coroner’s office said Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, coroner’s office spokesman Craig Harvey said room service staff found the body of the 63-year-old Mr. Bodolai at 1:30 p.m. Monday in a room at Hollywood’s Re-Tan Hotel. He checked into the hotel Dec. 19.

Mr. Harvey said Mr. Bodolai drank a mixture of Gatorade and antifreeze. The death, first reported by celebrity website TMZ, has been ruled a suicide.

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