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Jamie Foxx bulked up to the delight of his female (and some male) fans. The comedic actor has wowed fans with his pumped-up physique as he transforms himself into the Black hulk to portray boxer Mike Tyson in a new movie.

Jamie perfected Tyson's famous lisp as part of his stand-up routine years ago and now he's bulking up to look like Mike for the upcoming biopic Finding Mike.

Posting a shirtless photo of himself on Instagram on Friday, the 52-year-old Oscar winner added the caption: "The transformation begins... FINDING MIKE."

"It is no secret that I have been pursuing the @miketyson biopic for some time... people always ask me when is it going to happen...? things have finally lined up... A few months ago we started the journey... The first but biggest task is to transform the body... with a regiment [sic] of pull-ups dips and push-ups we are off to a pretty good start... we have a ways to go but God willing."

Jamie's fans complained about the poor quality of the images on his Instagram. One user asked if his phone was a throwback from the early 2000s.

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It's going to be difficult for Jamie to bulk up at his age. Muscles naturally begin to go limp after age 45 when male hormone levels start to decline.

Sure, he can take steroids or supplements to boost his male androgens (hormones), but his huge muscles will still be soft rather than the hard, chiseled look that the ladies (and men) like.
 

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The Wire actor Andre Royo's wife has filed for divorce after 22 years of marriage.

According to TMZ, Jane Choi filed the divorce petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. Choi, lists the date of separation as 5 December, 2019

The 51-year-old character actor is best known for his role as Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins on the HBO crime drama The Wire.

The couple has one daughter, Stella Royo, who is a teenager, and Choi also asked the court not to award either of them spousal support.

The couple was married on 21 November, 1997.

In addition to his appearance on five seasons of the hit HBO series, Andre has also appeared on Fringe, Party Down, How to Make It in America, and Empire.

Andre attended Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx around the same time as future rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs.

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Actor Vaughn Hebron is one of the lead stars in Tyler Perry's drama TV series The Oval on BET.

He is originally from Baltimore, and the eldest of 9 children. His father is former Eagles and Broncos running back Vaughn H. Hebron (pictured below).

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Vaughn, 28, attended Lafayette College in Pennsylvania on a partial scholarship for Division I football. He graduated with a Bachelor in Arts Degree in economics and business and a minor in Africana Studies in 2013.

After being laid off as a pharmaceutical sales rep, Vaughn moved to Atlanta to "give acting a real shot" in January 2017. On his first day in Atlanta, Vaughn landed the lead role in his first short film. He hasn't looked back since.

Many say the handsome actor is the reason they tune into the show, which returned from Winter break on Wednesday night.

Some ladies have voiced their complaints that Vaughn's shoe size is only 8. Maybe he makes up for his shortcomings in other areas?
 


 


 


 


 

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A loyal reader recommended brawny actor, comedian and rapper Page Kennedy for today's Morning Wood.

I'm sure you ladies agree that Mr. Kennedy is one fine chocolate bar! No need to close the comments in this post!

Page, 43, is best known for portraying Radon Randell in the Spike sports comedy series, Blue Mountain State, and U-Turn in the Showtime series, Weeds.

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Born in Detroit, Page moved to Los Angeles where he lived an upper middle class lifestyle with his single mom at age 6.

Page moved back to Detroit to reunite with his dad, a doctor who passed away 10 years later.

He moved back to Los Angeles and signed up with a talent agent who got him numerous bit parts on primetime TV series.

His star turn came when he played a fugitive held captive in his mother's basement on Desperate Housewives. But in 2005 he was fired for an undisclosed reason.

Page is a single dad to 4 children and 1 grandchild. He's a YouTube comedian who coined the phrase "That's So Drake", in reference to flamboyant male entertainers like the Canadian rapper.

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Height: 6-2
Weight: 170 lbs
Shoe size: 12
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Acting legend Kirk Douglas died from natural causes at his Hollywood home on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Son Michael Douglas announced the passing of the 'Spartacus' star in a statement, which reads: "It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103.

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"To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard of us all to aspire to... but to me and my brothers, Joel and Peter, he was simply dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband."

According to WENN.com, New York-born Kirk, real name Issur Danielovitch, started his acting career onstage in New York in 1940 before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Following service in World War II, the son of Russian emigrants returned to the theater and then found fame on the big screen.

He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in 1959 for his role in Champion and went on to become one of the most revered Hollywood icons of the 1960s and 1970s.

Douglas survived a helicopter crash in 1991 and a stroke in 1996. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 and was also honored with France's top award, the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

Considered one of the greatest movie stars of all time, Kirk was nominated for three Oscar awards but he never won.

He was finally presented with an honorary Oscar in 1995, a year before suffering a stroke.

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O'Shea Jackson Jr. broke hearts everywhere when he stepped out with his longtime girlfriend over the weekend. The couple held hands while shopping for organic groceries at the local farmers market on Sunday.

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The hunky 28-year-old Pisces is the son of rap mogul and movie director O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson of NWA fame. O'Shea Jr made his acting debut playing his father Ice Cube in the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, which his dad also produced.

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O'Shea Jr released a mixtape Jackin' for Beats in 2012 under the stage name OMG. He also rapped on his dad's studio album I Am the West.

O'Shea was the first of four children born to Ice Cube and his wife Kimberly Woodruff, 49.

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Actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86. Aiello died on Thursday night, Dec. 11, following a brief illness, his family told TMZ.

Aiello was being treated for a sudden illness at a medical facility in New Jersey when he contracted an infection that did not respond to treatment.

According to TMZ, his family had come to visit him earlier in the day, and he passed away unexpectedly after they'd left that evening.

Aiello is best known for his supporting roles in the films Do The Right Thing, Bang the Drum Slowly and The Godfather Part II.

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He was memorable as Madonna's disapproving father in her music video for "Papa Don't Preach".

Aiello, the fifth of six children, was born on West 68th Street in Manhattan, NY. Aiello got his start in the 1973 baseball drama Bang the Drum Slowly, with Robert De Niro. He also had a walk-on role as a small-time hitman in The Godfather Part II (1974).

Following his breakthrough role, the screen star capitalized on his success in the '80s, landing roles in movies such as Fort Apache the Bronx with Paul Newman, Once Upon a Time in America, The Purple Rose of Cairo and Moonstruck, with Cher.

Most notably, he scored a Best Supporting Oscar nomination for his role as pizza store owner Sal in Spike Lee's, Do the Right Thing.

His son, stuntman and actor Danny Aiello III, died from pancreatic cancer in 2010. Sandy Cohen, Aiello's wife of 64 years, died in 2019.

Aiello is survived by three children, Rick, Jaime, and Stacey Aiello.

Friends and fans paid tribute to Aiello on Twitter.com on Friday.

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Idris Elba has signed on to star in Jay-Z's all-Black Western flick The Harder They Fall. Elba's fans can't wait to see the hunky British actor wearing leather chaps and riding horseback.

The Harder They Fall is no Brokeback Mountain. The all-black Western for Netflix is produced by rapper Jay-Z, James Lassiter and Lawrence Bender.

The Harder They Fall stars actor Jonathan Majors as an outlaw who finds out that the murderer who killed his parents (Elba) is being released from prison.

According to Deadline.com, Elba is also starring in another Western drama, Concrete Cowboys, which began filming this year.

The 47-year-old Virgo is best known as the sexy drug kingpin Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire.

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Actor and beloved comedian John Witherspoon passed away suddenly at his Sherman Oaks, California home on Tuesday, Oct. 29. He was 77.

Witherspoon's family broke the sad news in a press statement to Deadline.com:

"It is with deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family. We are all in shock, please give us a minute for a moment in privacy and we will celebrate his life and his work together. John used to say 'I'm no big deal', but he was huge deal to us."

The family did not reveal Witherspoon's cause of death.

The star of the hit comedy movie franchise Friday launched his standup comedy routines in the 1970s. He began his acting career in The Jazz Singer in 1980. His movie roles included memorable parts in Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn, The Ladies Man and Fakin' Da Funk.

Witherspoon's son, John David Witherspoon, shared an emotional tribute to his dad on Twitter:

"So… my Dad died today & honestly I'm not sure how to feel. I'm sad, but I'm also happy 4 all the great times we had together. We'd roast each other like homes more than Father & Son, and I really liked that. He was my best friend & idol. Love U Dad… I'll miss u."

The comedian's colleagues and fans also paid tribute to him on social media.

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Actor Liam Neeson ignited a firestorm of controversy on social media after he described seeking revenge on "some Black bastard" when he found out a friend had been brutally raped.

"I asked, did she know who it was? No," Neeson recalled. "What color were they? She said it was a Black person."

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Geoffrey Owens

There is a lesson to be learned after former 'Cosby Show' star Geoffrey Owens was shamed on social media and on Fox News for bagging groceries at a Trader Joe's in New Jersey last week.

A lesbian couple took photos of the 57-year-old actor bagging groceries, and they uploaded the photos to social media.

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