Actor Lou Myers , known to many television fans as Mr. Vernon Gaines on the hit 80s show “A Different World,” has passed away at the age of 77.
According to TMZ, Myers was hospitalized several times recently after a bout with pneumonia and collapsing in his home a few weeks after New Years. Myers heard stopped yesterday but doctors were able to revive him before he fell into a coma and finally passed. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the official cause of death. Born on September 26, 1935 in Chesapeake, West Virginia, Lou Myers and got his star in acting on Broadway. He as appeared in many films including “The Wedding Planner,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” and “The Fighting Temptations.” But he was best known as the ornery Mr. Vernon Gaines on the popular sitcom “A Different World.”
Former NBA All-Star Latrell Sprewell, famously known for turning down a $30 million contract because he had a family to feed (and that wasn’t enough) is back in the news. But this time, the 42-year-old retired baller isn’t in the spotlight for negotiation his way out of the NBA but for getting arrested at his Milwaukee home on New Year‘s Eve for excessive noise pollution. Seems like Spree was trying to ring in the New Year by blasting his music too loud, and his neighbors weren’t too pleased about it. According to TMZ, Sprewell was arrested for disorderly conduct after his neighbors complained multiple times about his music. This hasn’t been the first time that neighbors have had issues with Sprewell’s tunes, as the police received complaints about him prior to the New Year’s Eve incident. Sprewell was booked at 9:16pm, and then released sometime after midnight. Just in time to miss the ball drop. Despite a well regarded NBA career, Sprewell is most famous for while he was a player for the Golden State Warriors. choking out head coach P.J. Carlesimo in 1997. Carlesimo is currently the interim coach of the Brooklyn Nets. The team is partially owned by Jay-Z, who rapped, “On the two jewels, I blew more money than Latrell,” on his 1998 song with Memphis Bleek, “It’s Alright.”
Lil Wayne has been steadily covering his body with tattoos over the years, most recently ringing in the New Year by getting some ink on his face. In a photo posted on Lil Wayne HQ (via MissInfo), Weezy shows off his latest design: the word “Baked” tattooed across his forehead. The tat pays homage to skateboarding company Baker Skateboards, which uses the design as its logo. Wayne has been an avid skateboarding fan over the past few years, most recently stating that he would put Rap on the backburner for the sport. “I picked up the skateboard and I thought it would be a hobby, but it’s a lifestyle. You have to be fully committed. In order to be fully committed, you have to live that lifestyle. What these young kids say right now, you have to be about that life. I guess I’m about that life,” he said. “It’s kinda putting rap on the backburner, that’s all. Rap is a taking backseat to skating. That’s alright. But I kind of feel I deserve that. … I think fans deserve some peace from me.” Check a picture of the tattoo below, and head over to LWHQ to see more pictures of Lil Wayne’s face tattoos.
DENVER (AP) — Recreational marijuana clubs opened Monday in Colorado, less than a month after the state governor signed into law a constitutional amendment allowing recreational pot use. With a reggae soundtrack and flashing disco-style lights, Club 64 in an industrial area just north of downtown Denver opened Monday afternoon, with some 200 people signed up. The opening came less than 24 hours after club organizers announced they would charge a $29.99 admission price for the bring-your-own pot club. Two Colorado clubs were believed to be the first legal pot dens in the nation. New Club 64 members were firing up bongs and exchanging hugs before the sun set Monday, and they also planned to ring in the new year together.
“Look at this!” an excited Chloe Villano exclaimed as the club she created over the weekend opened. “We were so scared because we didn’t want it to be crazy. But this is crazy! People want this.” Colorado’s marijuana amendment prohibits public consumption, and smoke-free laws also appear to ban indoor smokeouts. But Club 64 attorney Robert Corry, who cut a ribbon at 4:20 p.m. for the new club, said private pot dens are permissible because marijuana isn’t sold, nor is it food or drink. Villano, the club owner, said the pot club would meet monthly at different locations, with the $29.99 membership fee good for only one event.
On Monday, the pot club was meeting in a hemp-based clothing store near downtown. Hooded sweatshirts and backpacks were shoved to a corner. In the main area, a few small tables sat next to a screen showing “The Big Lebowski.” A bar decorated with blue Christmas lights handed out sodas and Club 64′s official snacks – Goldfish and Cheetos. The snacks were inspired by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who warned marijuana users the night of the marijuana vote, “don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.” Club 64 gets its name from the number of the amendment. The Denver Post reported that a similar pot club opened earlier Monday in the small southern Colorado town of Del Norte (del-NORT’).
Corry said the pot clubs are intended for people who can’t use marijuana at home because of local ordinance or because their landlords threaten eviction. “It’s just a place for adults to exercise their constitutional rights together,” Corry said. “We’re not selling pot here.” Among the new Club 64 members planning to ring in the New Year was Joe Valenciano of Denver. He heard about Club 64 yesterday and signed up immediately. “We need more clubs like this,” Valenciano said.
An hour after opening, no police were seen outside Club 64. Villano said the club wanted to open symbolically at 4:20 p.m., but that the party wouldn’t get going until about 9 p.m., when DJs were scheduled to start as members prepared for pot-filled countdown to burn in the New Year. via: Newsone