What people are talking about: Fresh Prince, Scripps Spelling Bee, Arrested Development

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It's the end of May, and this week: Will and Carlton reunited for the most awesome "Fresh Prince" throwback ever, some incredibly smart kids got their very well-deserved 15 minutes of fame, and we're still dissecting every second of "Arrested Development."

Fresh Prince of Bel Air, revived

Will Smith and his son, Jaden, have been making their rounds as of late to promote their newest film (out today) called "After Earth." They stopped by several talk shows, but undoubtedly the one that's most exciting is their appearance on the UK's "The Graham Norton Show." Though the interviews included some interesting chatter — including the fact that Kanye West has been urging Will Smith to get back in the studio and rap again — what had everyone talking was Will and Jaden rapping the "Fresh Prince" theme song, while DJ Jazzy Jeff played the music AND Alfonso Ribeiro (AKA Carlton from "Fresh Prince of Bel Air") did "The Carlton Dance"! It was an awesome moment for any former "Fresh Prince" fans (like me) who know all the words to the opening rap... because come on.

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E

The Scripps National Spelling Bee competition aired on ESPN this week and the 281 kids who participated proved they're all way, way smarter than the rest of us. The spellers ranged in age from 8 to 14 years old, though almost 90 percent were between the ages of 12 and 14 years old. Last night, 11 finalists took the stage, with 13-year-old Arvind Mahankali from New York, New York, walking away as the winner. The eighth-grader got $30,000 in cash and prizes, a huge trophy, and the bragging rights to say he totally knows how to spell "knaidel." His win was extra special because he'd placed third in the competition in 2011 and 2012. Not to brag or anything, but I won my fifth grade spelling bee. Just sayin'.

Arrested Development

Over the weekend, the entire 15-episode fourth season of "Arrested Development" was released on Netflix. Are you all caught up yet? If not, don't worry, no spoilers here. But people are talking about the show and rumor has it Netflix will likely try to produce a fifth season. It's a different tune than the one Netflix head honchos had sung a few months back, when they said this "Arrested Development" season was a one-time thing. Now the company wants to try to create even more original content in a time when network television is floundering and something new and interesting needs to take its place. As far as AD goes, critics don't seem to be loving the latest season... but does that really matter if the fans are into it and if Netflix is getting the numbers they desired?


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