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<p>British actor <strong>Idris Elba</strong> may not be the next James Bond, but he is the next best thing.</p>
<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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Malik Yoba

Actor Malik Yoba is sorry he ever opened his mouth about Jussie Smollet's down low gay status.

In a new interview Yoba said he was as surprised as you were when he found out Daniels was killing off his character on Fox TV's hip hop soap opera, Empire.

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Lee Daniels

Last night, the ambitious drama/musical 'Empire' debuted on FOX. In one of the flashback scenes, Lucious Lyon (played by Terrence Howard) beats his 6-year-old son for wearing his mother's feminine things. The flashback was based on 'Empire' writer and director Lee Daniels' emotionally troubled childhood.

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Columbus short

Former Scandal actor Columbus Short was back in the news yesterday. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest after Short missed a court hearing on felony battery charges stemming from a fight in March. But Short had a good excuse for not attending the hearing: he missed his flight from Atlanta.

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