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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.

Liam Neeson

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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Alee Chery

Today's Morning Wood is actor and model Alee Chery, 28. Alee was born in Miami, Florida, but raised in New York for most of his life. The middle child of three children, Alee grew up watching foreign movies and classics films with his stepfather.

His biological father is a well-known actor in Miami's Haitian community. He even appeared in an episode of Miami Vice.

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Mark Salling has died

Actor Mark Salling killed himself months after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Salling, who played Noah "Puck" Puckett on the TV series Glee, was found dead near his home on Tuesday. He was 35.

In a previous suicide attempt, Salling slit both wrists less than two months before pleading guilty to downloading 50,000 child abuse images on his computer in October.

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Kanye West, Sttering K Brown

Musician Kanye West, left, and award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown, 41, were spotted out and about on the west coast on Monday. Kanye, 40, was all smiles outside his Calabasas office several days after the arrival of his newborn daughter, Chicago West, via a surrogate. The father-of-3 was in a jovial mood as he strolled past the paparazzi, wearing a blue plaid jacket with attached blue hoodie, dark grey pants and a pair of his Yeezy Season 2 crepe sole canvas combat boots (retail $550).

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Robert Guillaume

Actor Robert Guillaume passed away Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89. A rep told the Associated Press that Guillaume had been battling prostate cancer.

Guillaume, whose real name is Robert Peter Williams, gained fame as the sharp-witted butler on ABC's Soap and the spin-off Benson.

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<p>Elba, 43, was <a href=knighted an Officer of the British Empire by Prince William in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Elba received the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his excellence in acting drama.

Elba is pictured above with his elegant mom.

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The soft spoken Baltimore drug dealer who portrayed the Deacon in HBO's hit TV series "The Wire" has died.

"Little" Melvin Williams passed away on Thursday after losing his battle with cancer.

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