Meet the next big fashion star: Snoop Dogg’s son

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In 2016, 6-foot-3 Cordell Broadus left his position as a wide receiver on the UCLA Bruins team to pursue other interests.

Of the decision, head coach Jim Mora said: “He’s going to pursue other passions in his life and we encourage that. I appreciate the fact the [sic] came back out in the spring and gave it another shot. But this is an incredibly talented young man in so many areas and it’ll be fun to watch what he’ll do with his life. This won’t be the last we’ve heard from him, it’s probably just the start.”

What you probably wouldn’t expect is to see the son of rapper Snoop Dogg hitting the fashion stage.

Well, Mora was right. Broadus is incredibly talented, and he definitely burned up the runway during a successful New York Fashion Week.

“I’m just using fashion as a vehicle to open up more doors and opportunities for my entrepreneurialism further down the line,” said Broadus. “I’m going to use modeling as a branding platform so people can see my face and see my brain. I want to make movies like Marvel, and I want to tell stories.”

Even on the stage, Broadus keeps family close. His grandfather, Poppa Snoop (Vernell Varnado), joined him on the runway in an all-black Plein outfit with sneakers and sunglasses.

Of the experience, Poppa said: “I came up here just to be his guardian angel, and all of a sudden I get 2,000 followers in two days.”

Broadus has made big strides to follow his dream, and it hasn’t been an easy task.

“The hard part was telling my family,” he said, admitting how difficult it was to quit football.

“At the end of the day, you want to make your family happy, but more importantly I came to find out you should put yourself first and your happiness is the No. 1 priority. Ever since I made my decision, I’ve been tremendously happy and my family has supported me the whole way. It was pretty hard for my dad, but he adjusted to it and he accepted me for who I am.”

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Meet the man who invented New York's first singles bar

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Malachy McCourt reflected on certain events in his life with the New York Post recently, and the 85-year-old shared a few great accomplishments — including the creation of New York’s first singles bar.

“Before I was married,” says McCourt, “I started the first singles bar in New York. It was called Malachy’s and it was on Third Avenue, where all the bars were Irish — neon lights and shamrocks and all that rubbish.

“There was a tradition where they wouldn’t let women sit at the bar; women who did were suspect. I thought that was stupid. The Barbizon Hotel for women was right around the corner, so when the young women there started to come in, I said, ‘Sit wherever you like!’ So that’s how it happened. Beautiful people like Grace Kelly, who stayed at the Barbizon, would pop in, and then actors … Peter O’Toole, when he was in town, Alan Bates, Richard Burton, Gig Young and Jonathan Winters.’”

The bar on Third Avenue became a legend of its time, and led to McCourt’s rise in fame in New York. Does he still go to bars? No.

“I used to go to the Lion’s Head in the Village,” McCourt explains. “Pete Hamill hung out there, and Jimmy Breslin came in once in a while. All the guys who came there had the covers of their books on the wall. My brother Frank said he wanted his there, too — and “Angela’s Ashes” was the last cover that went up there. And then the Lion’s Head closed.

“I don’t go to bars now. There’s a very nice Turkish restaurant on 100th Street my wife and I go to, Turkuaz. The food’s eclectic and the decibel level is quite civilized — you can chat without bellowing.”

Malachy McCourt has acted in a number of films, stage, and TV productions, including his annual Christmas-time appearance on “All My Children” as Father Clarence. In 2006, he was the Green Party candidate for governor in New York State.

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