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Lucas gives $10M

to USC program

NEW YORK (AP) — George Lucas has given another $10 million to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts to fund the student diversity program he helped establish.

The donation was announced Monday by USC, Lucas’ alma mater. Last fall, USC established a foundation in Lucas’ name to support students from underrepresented communities who qualify for financial support.

Baldwin ‘stunned’

at popularity

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin says he’s “stunned” at the popularity of his impression of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”

Baldwin tells Vanity Fair that he took up “SNL” producer Lorne Michaels’ offer to play the Republican billionaire after a planned movie role fell through. He says it’s turned out to be an “incredible opportunity.”

‘Fresh Prince’ cast

has brief reunion

By The Associated Press

Will Smith has reunited with his “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” cast mates.

Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Smith’s Tom Jones-loving cousin Carlton on the 1990s sitcom, posted a picture on Instagram on Monday of the cast getting together. Joined by Smith and Ribeiro were Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Daphne Reid and Joseph Marcell. James Avery, who had the role of Smith’s Uncle Phil, died in 2013.

Ribeiro writes in the caption that it’s “always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family.”

He says he wishes that Avery were there “to make this complete.”

Fans of the show may not want to get their hopes up for a series revival. Smith told E! News last year that a reboot of the series that aired for six seasons on NBC will happen “pretty close to when hell freezes over.”

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

By Patricia Older

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