Saturday, February 20, 2010

Vintage NYDN - Luke Perry

This was from way back in March 2007 before we started this blog. But being a fan of the original 90210 and Luke Perry, I thought of it and had to bring it back. I was just as obsessed with blind items back then, and found out that Luke Perry was revealed by NYDN Gatecrasher as a subject of a blind item... it was a celeb pot dealer! Here is an article I found which sums it up - from celebstoner.com.

Luke Perry 80s (Beverly Hills 90210, Door) TV Poster Print - 22" X 71"Luke Perry is a pot dealer

Thursday, 29 March 2007 00:34
Sources in Hollywood tell CelebStoner that Luke Perry is the Beverly Hills 90210 star who now makes a living as a pot dealer.
New York Daily News "Gatecrasher" columnist Ben Widdicombe posed the following question:
"Which Beverly Hills 90210 alum is supplementing a moribund acting career with a thriving business as a pot dealer?"
It's true that the 40-year-old actor hasn't been particularly busy since 90210 ended in 2000 after 10 years on Fox. He appeared on the TV series Jeremiah from 2002-2004 and had roles in B-movies like Attention Shoppers, Fogbound and Dish Dogz.
Perry is best known for his rebellious, surfing and motorcycle-riding character Dylan McKay on 90210 that also starred Shannon Doherty, Jason Priestly, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling.
FriendsofCannabis.com has reported that in Feb. 2001 Perry "enjoyed the delights of a marijuana cafe in Amsterdam so much he had to be helped back to his hotel. The hunky American star had one cannabis joint too many...at famous coffee house The Greenhouse, and found himself incapable of talking - or moving. An observer says, 'Luke just sat on his chair in the corner of the room and could hardly say another word.' The management of The Greenhouse had to call the staff of the hotel where he was staying to come over and pick him up."
Perry's also noted as a celebrity pot smoker in Craig X. Rubin's Hollyweed tell-all, 9021Grow.
Widdicombe has verified to CelebStoner that it is indeed Perry he was referring to.
I just have to add that I met Luke and regardless if this is true or not, he was very nice! ;)

4 comments:

mo-mo said...

Good vintage one, blurry!

Barton Fink said...

I hate to sound like a lightweight, but when I visited a marijuana cafe with four friends on a halfday layover in Amsterdam, we could barely make it through 8 joints in twelve hours. Seriously, one was more than enough. By the end, we were all trying to stop, but "Dude, there are three left and our plane leaves in two hours" was the argument that persuaded us all to smoke madly until we crawled back to the airport. Aargh, my mind hurts just remembering . . . I'm not sure.

Raven Maddley said...

Confused... I was just in Cally recently. Since they've all the dispensaries, why would anyone need a pot dealer? A prescription is as easy to get as saying, "I need a prescription". I'm not saying the guess is wrong, but out there pot is NOT an issue and you can get in Everywhere. Literally.

Makes little sense to me...

Caz1310 said...

Thanks for this one. As a 90210-crazy teenager (in it's day, not now!) it's kinda weird reading these stories about the cast. Nice to hear Luke's nice, and I mean that in a nice way. Love your work gals!

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