Somehow an entire decade has slipped past since we covered the death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in Honduras at age 30 following an April 25, 2002 car crash and her subsequent funeral inside a packed house at Bishop Eddie Long‘s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Her TLC band mates, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas haven’t forgotten their fallen friend. This week, reps for Watkins and Thomas announced via TMZ.com (naturally) they are planning a 2012 reunion tour co-starring Left Eye.
Alas, the Left Eye on tour will not be a cool 2-D effect used to great effect at Coachella this month to resurrect Tupac Shakur when he took the stage to perform with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Digital Domain, the company that produced the Tupac computer-generated effect charges in the neighborhood of $400,000 to bring dead rappers back to life. A Left Eye hologram may not be in the budget. After all, TMZ.com was also the same news gathering organization that thoughtfully reported T-Boz’s bankruptcy filing last November.
Left Eye will be spotlighted on the reunion tour via her vocals and video images projected over the stage. The tour will kick off in five cities later this year and expand from there if ticket sales for 1990s nostalgia prove noteworthy. It’s likely this will be the most carefree tour Watkins and Thomas have ever embarked on with Left Eye. Chances are remote that an audio or video projection of Lopes will be able to impishly sneak off after sound check and accidentally burn down Andre Rison‘s house, for example. . .
“Teen Wolf” actor Colton Haynes getting his ears lowered in stylist Alan White‘s chair at Carter Barnes Thursday. Season Two of the popular MTV scripted series chronicling an angst-riddled teen werewolf saddled with body hair issues is currently shooting around the metro area.
WINE AUCTION RAISES $2 MILLION FOR HIGH
And this is why you combine rivers of wine with fundraising — The High Museum has announced it raised a total of $2 million last month during its 20th annual High Museum Wine Auction at Atlantic Station to support the Midtown mainstay’s exhibition and educational programming. A whopping $1.257 million of it was raised during the 70-lot live auction alone (there’s a reason you can book a car service to transport you home from this benefit, you see. . .). We’re told the High’s very popular “Picasso to Warhol” exhibit, meanwhile, is on track to be one of the most-attended exhibits in the High’s history too. But hurry, this weekend is the exhibit’s final three days for viewing before it closes Sunday.