a different world

How Epic Was Oprah’s “Where Are They Now” Last Night?!

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I think any ’80s and ’90s babies (male and female alike) squealed in excitement last night when the cast of “A Different World” sat down with Oprah for a chat on the past, present and future of TV, social issues and where African-Americans fit into...

Jada Pinkett-Smith: “I would love to see ‘A Different World’ back on TV”

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“A Different World” has been off-air for nearly two decades, but the NBC sitcom is still influential. The “The Cosby Show” spinoff centered on Denise Huxtable’s adventures at the fictitious Hillman College, a HBCU that produced several Huxtable men and Claire as well. Actress Jada...

Lou Myers from ‘A Different World’ Passes at 77

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Remember that show you used to watch that got you all giddy about historically black colleges? Yes, “A Different World”. Today we remember Lou Meyers, the man who played Mr. Vernon Gaines’  in the hit sitcom. He passed at the age of 77. According to TMZ,...

“I Ain’t Go to Hill, Man” But I Did Chase the Hillman Dream

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Twenty-five years—that’s how long it’s been since the first episode of A Different World aired on NBC. The Internet’s been standardized, the skyscraper bang has been beaten into obscurity and stars have blazed across the fickle stage of celebrity and fizzled, remembered only through the randomness of...

Beauty Muse: Cree Summer

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Cree Summer tugged at viewers’ heart strings as the quirky Freddie Brooks on A Different World. We immediately fell in love with her wild curls and bohemian style. Though she’s most remembered for that role, kids might recognize her from the over 100 animated characters...