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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Tyson Beckford and Robert Richard

The Internet is buzzing about former rapper Romeo Miller losing his leading role in the 'Chocolate City' movie to suspect actor Robert Ri’chard, pictured at right with actor Tyson Beckford. As the title suggests, Chocolate City is about male strippers who make a living taking it all off -- usually for other men. The movie also stars Vivica A. Fox, Carmen Electra, Gloria Govan and Ginuwine.

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Tommy Ford

Thomas Mikal Ford, aka Tommy Ford, has been served with a restraining order by the mother of his child, who currently resides in Atlanta.

Ford, 52, his known for his comedic work in TV sitcoms Martin and The Parkers.

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