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Lou Myers Dies, Restaurant Owner In 'A Different World' Passes Away, Aged 76


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Lou Myers has died, aged 76, according to Associated Press. Myers famously played the role of Mr Gaines on A Different World. Myers’ death was confirmed by Tonia McDonald, who works fro his non-profit organization Global Business Incubation Inc. He died Tuesday night (February 20, 2013) at Charleston Area Medical Centre in West Virginia, Associated Press have reported. An autopsy has been planned to determine the cause of death. The veteran actor had apparently been suffering with illness since before Christmas and had recently collapsed.

As well as appearing in A Different World, Myers also counted legendary shows such as The Cosby Show, NYPD Blue and ER amongst his acting credits. He also had a number of films under his belt, including How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Wedding Planner and Tin Cup. A Different World ran from 1987 – 93 and starred Lisa Bonet (who also starred in The Cosby Show) and Myers thanked the comedian Bill Cosby for helping him to break into Hollywood.

Myers was recognized by his home state in 2005 when he was included in a coffee table book ‘Art & Soul’ when the Appalachian Education Initiative listed him as one of 50 Outstanding Creative Artists’ from the state of West Virginia. As well as being the chairman of the Global Business Incubation, helping small urban businesses, he was also chairman of the Lou Myers Scenario Motion Picture Institute / Theatre.

The Wedding Planner Review


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Ah, welcome to San Francisco, the place I call home. It's a city of exorbitant housing costs where we're facing two years of electricity blackouts, and it's home to some of the most ridiculously magical romances ever conceived. (See also: The Bachelor.)

In what is either a sassy updating of the fable of marriage or a vicious lambasting of its sanctity, depending on your point of view, The Wedding Planner presents us with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey as an unlikely pair who somehow manage to get together -- against all odds, of course.

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The Wedding Planner Review


Unbearable

Jennifer Lopez must have an iron stomach to have been able to read even the first five pages "The Wedding Planner" script without losing her lunch.

After a Vaseline-lensed prologue flashback showing a little girl playing wedding with Ken and Barbie, the first scene of this saccharinely half-witted, cutesy-poo, allegedly romantic alleged comedy finds a Miss Lonelyhearts wedding coordinator (Lopez) calmly delivering a client's nuptials from the jaws of chaos.

With a counterfeit Tinkerbell twinkle in her eye and a fairy dust spring in her step, she reassures a nervous bride with an insincere go-get-'em speech, produces a clothespin to save a bridesmaid from a cleavage crisis and sobers up the father of the bride, all the while dictating this and that detail to subordinates through an ear-piece walkie-talkie.

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Friday After Next Review


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After writing and starring in the funny homeboys-and-hemp comedies "Friday" and "Next Friday," rapper-actor Ice Cube isn't quite out of ripe screwball ideas, but "Friday After Next" spreads them pretty thin. In fact, the "Pink Panther"-styled cartoon opening credits are the biggest laugh in the movie.

Story proper begins with slapstick cousins Craig (Cube) and Day-Day (Mike Epps) back in Compton after spending the last film in the suburbs. Desperate for rent money after a "ghetto Santa" breaks into their apartment at Christmas time, swiping presents and cash, the guys take seasonal security jobs at a dilapidated strip mall where their grumpy, squabbling dads (John Witherspoon and Don "D.C." Curry) have a barbecue joint.

Armed with nothing but a second-hand uniform and a whistle, thickwit Day-Day thinks he's suddenly a supercop, rousting church-lady carolers for loitering, but running away from gangbangers when he rubs them the wrong way. Meanwhile Craig has his eye on a drop-dead gorgeous salesgirl (K.D. Aubert) at the strip's new clothing outlet, Pimps & Hos. (Other stores include Holy Moly Donuts, check cashing, liquor and 94-cent stores, and Toyz in the Hood.)

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The Wedding Planner Movie Review

Ah, welcome to San Francisco, the place I call home. It's a city of...

The Wedding Planner Movie Review

The Wedding Planner Movie Review

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Friday After Next Movie Review

Friday After Next Movie Review

After writing and starring in the funny homeboys-and-hemp comedies "Friday" and "Next Friday," rapper-actor Ice...

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