Jasmine Guy, an actress best known for her role as Whitley on the TV sitcom A Different World, which was a spinoff of The Cosby Show, was spotted around downtown Asheville recently. (She stopped in at the Satellite Gallery, according to Bill.) Guy, who studied dance at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center before embarking on her acting career, won six consecutive NAACP Image Awards for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series from 1990-05, more than any other actress
Guy now lives in Atlanta and continues to pursue her acting. She’s a regular on Vampire Diaries (that show’s star, Ian Somerhalder, was in Asheville last year filming the Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Asheville resident Anna Jane Joyner).
Speaking of The Cosby Show, another of that show’s stars is an Asheville resident. Sabrina Le Beauf played Sondra Huxtable on the long-running comedy.
If we can continue importing comedic actors (Harry Anderson, Steve Martin, Sheila L., etc) to settle down here I’m cool with that. Maybe Bill Cosby or Bill Murray too? Just dreaming.
Maybe we as a city will stop drooling every time we spot someone famous doing something like I dunno, eating or drinking a beer or doing stuff us normal folks do too?
“Maybe we as a city will stop drooling every time we spot someone famous doing something like I dunno, eating or drinking a beer or doing stuff us normal folks do too?”
Yes, but if *everyone* were so fashionably jaded and nihilistic, the bitter hipster quotient would reach dangerous levels. People might get rashes.
“Yes, but if *everyone* were so fashionably jaded and nihilistic, the bitter hipster quotient would reach dangerous levels. People might get rashes.”
Best. Response. Ever. HauntedHeadNC wins the internet today 🙂
Yeah, because the only reason we all communicate on the Internet is to see who ‘wins’.
That is definitely the best response on the Internet-ever. Gawk much? If so, I could email you some celebrity selfies.
Be a jerk much? Sheesh, smh. Get over yourself.
Oh, and btw, the use of hyperbole on my part was used to convey the fact that I really thought the comment was funny, and using “wins the internet” is just common speak on internet forums to express approval of a comment.
As for gawking on my part … I’m not that smitten by celebrities and celebrity culture. However, I do believe that there is a certain amount of notoriety that comes with celebrity sightings as it helps to raise the city’s profile.
Really? Not caring that a famous person is eating a sandwich or sipping a beer somewhere downtown =jaded and nihilistic? Actors eat and drink too- get over it. I think some of them even use the bathroom too but it’s hard to tell with all that post production CGI.
Does anyone ever consider how damn annoying it would be if everywhere, I mean everywhere you went people wanted to invade your personal space, pose for a picture, tell you their life’s story, have you autograph their shirt, etc whether you’re in the mood to schmooze with people or not? What’s up with America’s fascination with celebrity ‘culture’?
But hey, drool on, I won’t stop you.
America’s celebrity infatuation has always been with us. The only difference is that in the 1800’s, people went wild over locks of certain opera singers’ hair. Nowadays they read People magazine, which is arguably worse.
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was.
Hmmmm, an opera singer, who has invested mucho time and training into an actual form of art, or Kim K. who is famous for taking the high hard one in front of a camera. Stuff is still the same, yes, but the bar has been lowered, and anyone who denies that is addicted to pop culture.
If only it were just People magazine- I can choose not to read that in a dentist office but my local ‘what’s happening’ website worships fame for its own sake. And I’m apparently some sort of creep for not caring what famous people do.
Here’s a hint- famous people buy homes with gates, hire bodyguards and only mix at local joints when they are away from home filming on location. Other than that, we have nothing in common and are the plebes.
No, you’re not a creep; just a garden-variety killjoy. Not all the news on Ashvegas needs to be of the “HARD-HITTING EYEWITNESS ACTION NEWS-YOU-CAN— — USE NOW!! *dramatic music*” variety. So a famous person is in town learning what we already know. Cool. Hope they have a good time.
HHNC – Haven’t you figured out his game yet? He’s a reply-o-holic. He floods this website by replying to every single post with knee-jerk reactions in order to have the very last word on every topic. In fact, if boatrocker DOESN’T reply to this message, I will give HHNC one dollar.