Scoop: Lil Wayne cut short concert at Cannabis Cup event

High Times says it is "awaiting an explanation" from Lil Wayne's representatives after the rapper's performance at its Cannabis Cup event in Southern California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

High Times says it is “awaiting an explanation” from Lil Wayne’s representatives after the rapper’s performance at its Cannabis Cup event in Southern California.

The magazine says in a statement released Sunday that Wayne was “contractually committed to performing for an hour” at the Medical Cannabis Concentrates Cup on Saturday night, but left the stage after just four songs. The statement says the move was “in total disregard for his fans.”

Wayne was billed as the headliner of the three-day event in San Bernardino, California. The rapper promoted the event on his social media accounts last week.

A publicist for the entertainer didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press on Sunday.

Brie Larson is ‘Captain Marvel’

Oscar winner Brie Larson has a new title to add to her resume: Superhero.

Disney and Marvel announced Saturday at Comic-Con that Larson will star in “Captain Marvel” as the butt-kicking air force pilot Carol Danvers who gets special powers after an alien encounter.

“Captain Marvel” will be the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to center on a female character. The film is scheduled for release in March of 2019.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” writer Nicole Perlman and “Inside Out’s” Meg LeFauve are co-writing the screenplay. No director has been announced.

Larson won the Best Actress Academy Award this year for her performance in “Room.” She was on stage earlier in the day promoting the upcoming King Kong film “Kong: Skull Island.”

Weaver hopes to reprise Ripley

Sigourney Weaver apparently isn’t finished fighting aliens.

The original star of the “Alien” film franchise says she’s hopeful about reprising her role as tough-as-nails survivor Ellen Ripley in another sequel.

Weaver told the Comic-Con crowd during a Saturday panel celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi sequel “Aliens” that “District 9” filmmaker Neill Blomkamp pitched her an idea for another installment when they were working together on his 2015 film “Chappie.”

“Four months later, I got a script that was so amazing and gives the fans everything they are looking for — plus innovates in a lot of ways,” said Weaver.

The actress, who will soon begin production on filmmaker James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels, isn’t sure when they would work on the project. “Alien” director Ridley Scott is currently crafting a “Prometheus” sequel titled “Alien: Covenant.”

Happy birthday!

Actor James Lafferty (“One Tree Hill”) is 31. … Actress Shantel VanSanten (“One Tree Hill”) is 31. … Actor Matt LeBlanc is 49. … Actress Illeana Douglas is 51. … Guitarist Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is 58. … Cartoonist Ray Billingsley (“Curtis”) is 59. …Supermodel Iman is 61. … Bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 65. … Actress Barbara Harris is 81.

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