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CHANGE UP: Actor Jesse L. Martin REPLACES Lenny Kravitz In “Sexual Healing” Biopic

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Actor Jesse L. Martin is replacing Lenny Kravtiz in the lead role for the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic "Sexual Healing."  Find out more inside….

Previously, we told you about the controversial Marvin Gaye biopic "Sexual Healing" and how Marvin’s son, Marvin Gaye III was a little upset that his childhood friend Lenny Kravitz had agreed to the role.  Mainly because the film focuses on the turbulent times of Marvin’s life and III wasn’t feeling it.  Now, Deadline.com is reporting that there’s been a shakeup in casting and now Marvin III will have to direct his frustration towards actor Jesse L. Martin.  If he still has any.

Jesse, who formerly starred on "Law & Order", will replace Lenny in the Julien Temple-directed flick which will start filming in later this month in Europe.

The film, produced by Vassal Benton and Fred Bestall, will focus on the music legend’s time in Europe in the 1980s when he attempted a drug-free comeback with the help of British music promoter Freddy Cousaert (played by Brendan Gleason).

Outside of the film, Jesse recently starred in the NBC pilot "The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives" (so far….the show hasn’t been picked up).

 

THE OSCAR NOMS ARE IN: “Django Unchained” Cops 4 Nominations, Denzel Washington Up For BEST ACTOR

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The Oscar race for the 2013 Academy Awards is officially ON!  We’ve got which YBF actors landed nominations and are gearing up for the biggest night in Hollywood….

This morning straight from Los Angeles, the nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards were announced.  And Django Unchained racked up.  No individual nods for Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington or Sam Jackson (who we do feel should have gotten a supporting nod).  But the movie itself landed four total.

Django is up for Best Original Screenplay, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Achievement in cinematography, and Achievement in sound editing.  Christoph Waltz, who played Dr. Schultz, landed a nomination for Best Performance by an actor in a supporting role.

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And a big congrats for Denzel Washington.  He landed a nomination in one of the biggest categories for his role in Flight: Performance by an actor in a leading role.

 

And it’s huge news for a new YBF chick on the scene.  She’s the youngest nominee in Oscar history at just 9 years old.  She’s Houma, Louisiana native Quvenzhané Wallis

For her movie Beats of the Southern Wild, she landed a nomination in the biggest category.  She’s up for Performance by an actress in a leading role.

The movie itself has 3 nods: Achievement in directing, Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Congrats all around!  The 2013 Academy Awards air February 24, 2013 on ABC with Seth McFarlane as the host.

Check out the full Oscars 2013 Nominations list HERE, with Lincoln in the lead with 12 nods. 

IT’S OFFICIAL: Actor Donald Faison MARRIES CaCee Cobb, Bestie Jessica Simpson Serves As BRIDESMAID

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Actor Donald Faison wed his long-term girlfriend CaCee Cobb at a private home in LA this weekend, with Jessica Simpson in attendance. See wedding pics inside….

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Over the weekend, "The Exes" star Donald Faison got hitched to his long time girlfriend CaCee Cobb at Zach Braff’s home in front of 75 guests. The couple had been engaged for 16-months.  Cacee straightened her hair from her usual curls and her wedding gown looked gorgeous.

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The is the second marriage for Donald, who’s most famous for his roles on "Scrubs" and Clueless.

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He welcomes CaCee into a ready-made family that already includes four children from previous relationships.

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Jessica Simpson, who is rumored to be preggers again, was escorted down the aisle by Donald’s former co-star Zach.  Ans she served as a bridesmaid and wore a slimming black gown to conceal her possible latest pregnancy. CaCee is also the godmother to Jessica’s first child Maxwell.  Cute.

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The festivities were also attended by Jessica’s father Joe and sister Ashley.  If you remember Jessica and Nick Lachey’s "Newlyweds" reality show (the good ol days of actual "reality" tv), you’ll remember Cacee is Jess’ best friend from childhood and served as her assistant for years.

 

Photos via INF/FAME

IT’S OFFICIAL: Actor Donald Faison MARRIES CaCee Cobb, Bestie Jessica Simpson Serves As BRIDESMAID

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Actor Donald Faison wed his long-term girlfriend CaCee Cobb at a private home in LA this weekend, with Jessica Simpson in attendance. See wedding pics inside….

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Over the weekend, "The Exes" star Donald Faison got hitched to his long time girlfriend CaCee Cobb at Zach Braff’s home in front of 75 guests. The couple had been engaged for 16-months.  Cacee straightened her hair from her usual curls and her wedding gown looked gorgeous.

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The is the second marriage for Donald, who’s most famous for his roles on "Scrubs" and Clueless.

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He welcomes CaCee into a ready-made family that already includes four children from previous relationships.

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Jessica Simpson, who is rumored to be preggers again, was escorted down the aisle by Donald’s former co-star Zach.  Ans she served as a bridesmaid and wore a slimming black gown to conceal her possible latest pregnancy. CaCee is also the godmother to Jessica’s first child Maxwell.  Cute.

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The festivities were also attended by Jessica’s father Joe and sister Ashley.  If you remember Jessica and Nick Lachey’s "Newlyweds" reality show (the good ol days of actual "reality" tv), you’ll remember Cacee is Jess’ best friend from childhood and served as her assistant for years.

 

Photos via INF/FAME

SPLITSVILLE: Actor Dule Hill SPLITS From Wife Of 8 Years, Nicole Lyn

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Actor Dulé Hill is prepping for the single life.  He just filed for separation from his wife of eight years, Nicole Lyn.  Deets inside…

Former "West Wing" actor (Nicole also had a recurring role as an intern on there) and Psych star Karim Dulé Hill is splitting from his wife.  He filed the papers under his full government name in L.A. Superior Court earlier this month.

His soon-to-be-ex wife is a DJ & actress.  She also nabbed a role on Psych a few years ago…likely because her hubby was the star. 

Dulé cited irreconcilable differences.  He recently starred in Alicia Keys‘ Broadway play StickFly.  He may be losing a wife, but his show, Psych, gets a seventh season February 2013.

 

JUST MARRIED: Former “Private Practice” Star Audra McDonald WEDS Broadway Actor Will Swenson!

Audra McDonald, star of the Broadway stage ("Porgy & Bess") and screen, wed Will Swenson yesterday after a 5-year engagement. Deets inside…..

Emmy-nominated and 5-time Tony Award winning actress and singer Audra McDonald wed her longterm beau Will Swenson at their home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York yesterday.

This is the second marriage for both Audra and Will as they begin a life together as a blended family. Audra has one daughter, Zoe Madeline, 11, and Will has two sons, Bridger, 11, and Sawyer, 8.  Audrey tweeted:

Well that was just the best day ever. #SadieSadiemarriedlady

The Juilliard trained-singer wore an Esosa wedding gown as she wed her fellow thespian.

When asked about their new life together, the couple told PEOPLE they are looking forward to marriage and being "wee posse of three."

Congrats to the couple! 

Actor Jesse Williams WEDS Aryn Drake + ABC Releases The “Scandal” Season 2 TRAILER!

Actor Jesse Williams, who stars on "Grey’s Anatomy" wed long-time girlfriend Aryn Drake-Lee in LA recently. Get the deets inside and watch the season 2 trailer for "Scandal."

 

Jesse Williams, who stars on the hit Shonda Rhimes’ series "Grey’s Anatomy" wed Aryn Drake-Lee in LA yesterday.  One wedding guest commented on the couple to PEOPLE saying, "Jesse was beaming with joy throughout the entire ceremony. It was the perfect night with lots of smiling, laughing and emotion. You could feel the love they have for each other. They’re madly in love."

Jesse and Aryn started dating before he broke into Hollywood and he says she’s always been there for him.  Congrats to the couple!

 

And in other tv news……..

 

Shonda Rhimes OTHER hit show, "Scandal" returns on September 27 and we have a sneak peek at season 2.  This season, Elise Neal will join Kerry Washington and the cast as a lawyer with secrets.  Watch it above!

R.I.P. “Green Mile” Actor Michael Clark Duncan PASSES Away At 54

Michael Clark Duncan, the actor who garnered critical acclaim in the film Green Mile, died this morning at the age of 54. Deets inside…..

 

Academy Award nominee Michael Clark Duncan died in Los Angeles this morning at the age of 54.  The actor, who suffered a heart attack in July, never fully recovered from the setback, according to his rep.

He died in an LA hospital room where he was attended by his fiance Omarosa Manigault and her mother.  Sources say Omarosa’s mother was with him when he passed.

Michael’s rep spoke on behalf of reality tv star Omarosa saying. "[Omarosa] Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date."

 

Our prayers are with the family.

R.I.P.: Actor Sherman Hemsley Has Died

Veteran actor Sherman Hemsley has reportedly died today at age 74.  Details inside…

Sad news about an actor we grew up loving.  Best known for his role as ‘George Jefferson’ on the sitcom "The Jeffersons", "Amen" & "All In The Family" actor Sherman Hemsley has died, this according to the police department in El Paso.

Reportedly, Mr. Hemsley died in his El Paso, Texas home of unknown reasons.  He had no wife and no kids. 

The talented Mr. Hemsley has left us with a legendary sitcom and comedic memories.  R.I.P.

“Clueless” Actor Donald Faison And Jessica Simpson’s BFF Cacee Cobb Are ENGAGED!

 

Actor Donald Faison may be famous for being Clueless on the big screen, but in real life he isn’t clueless about love as he recently popped the question to long-time girlfriend Cacee Cobb.  Get the deets inside….

 

Thanks to a three-way twitter conversation amongst friends, it was revealed that "Scrubs" actor Donald Faison recently got engaged his girlfriend Cacee Cobb.

Cacee, who just happens to be the best friend of mega-mogul Jessica Simpson, has been popping up on Donald’s arm at red carpet events for some time now, and now the happy couple are going to make it official.

Fans of Donald found out about the news once his former "Scrubs" co-star Zach Braff tweeted:

"Congrats to @donald_faison and @caceecobb on their engagement. Just wish I was there to run around you both with sparklers."

Donald promptly responded to the announcement tweeting,

"If you like it then you better put a Ring on it. –Beyonce." 

Then Cacee joined in the conversation saying:

"If she likes it then she better say YES!!"

Cute. I love it when social networking is used to spread "the good news."