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As Days Go By: How The 'Family Matters' Cast Maintains Their Wealth Today

If you were a child of the 1980s and the 1990s, “Family Matters” was your go-to show in the two-hour TGIF lineup on ABC. For two hours, families all over the country were entertained by shows like this one, “Step by Step,” “Dinosaurs,” “Boy Meets World,” and of course, “ Full House. ” Originally launched as a spin-off of the largely-forgotten “Perfect Strangers,” “Family Matters” launched the careers of rising young Black talents. One of those talents was none other than Jaleel White, whose rise to fame as “Steve Urkel” (and, later, his counterpart “Stefan Urquelle”) follows him around almost to this day. But believe it or not, the show may never have become the cultural touchstone it is today if the producers had stuck to the original plan. White’s character was originally meant to be a one-off character, but when he stole the show in the first season, the producers shifted the focus. “They kind of had to accept that I was there,” White said of the cast, to E! News. “ That was a...

He Did That: 'Steve Urkel' Actor Jaleel White Launches Cannabis Line ItsPurpl With 710 Labs

Steve Urkel is about to be pushing that Purple Urkle! Actor Jaleel White who played the famous role of Steve Urkel in the hit sitcom “Family Matters,” has officially ventured off into the cannabis industry. In a partnership with 710 Labs, Forbes reports White’s new cannabis line, ItsPurpl features variants of the popular cannabis strain Purple Urkle set to launch on international stoner’s day, April 20. While the brand will get started on dispensary shelves in California, it hopes to someday grow to more marketplaces in the near future. “The thing that always stood out to me was there no clear brand leader for fire purple weed,” said White in an interview with Forbes. “It made no sense to me, that no company of significance had claimed this lane, so why not me?” Ironically, the collaboration between 710 Labs founder Brad Melshenker and White began through friendship after the two connected on a flight and bonded over their passion for cannabis. “710 has never been a brand that...

Shanique Yates

Apr 13, 2021