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Actor Tommy Ford, Best Known for ‘Martin’ Sitcom, Dies

Actor Tommy Mykal Ford, best known for his role as ‘Tommy’ on the hit 90’s sitcom ‘Martin,’ died Wednesday after an aneurysm burst in his abdomen. He was 52.

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Joy Pervis, Ford’s representative, confirmed the actor’s death in a family statement shared with NBC.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved son, father, brother, husband, and friend,” the family said.

For the past several weeks, Ford had been documented his recovery from a knee replacement surgery on social media. TMZ reported early Wednesday that Ford had been hospitalized over the weekend when complications developed from his surgery and had been placed on life support.

Rumors of the actor’s death began circulating on social media after Ford’s friend, comedian Anthony Anderson, tweeted earlier Wednesday that the actor had died. Anderson later deleted the tweet, saying he was misinformed and instead requested prayers for Ford and his family.

“They say he may not make it through the night, but miracles happen!,” Anderson tweeted.

Ford was best known for playing Martin Lawrence’s affable and dependable best friend “Tommy” on the 90’s sitcom. He also had reoccurring roles in the comedy series “The Parker’s” and “New York Undercover.”

We offer our condolences to Mr. Ford’s family.

Thanks for all years of laughter!

 

Jesse Williams: Watch and Read The Actor’s BET Acceptance Speech In Full

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If you didn’t know who Jesse Williams was prior to this past weekend, you know him now.  The blue eyed Grey’s Anatomy star received a standing ovation for his empowering speech on racism in America at the 2016 BET Awards.

The crowd inside Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles rose to their feet, visibly emotional as the actor delivered a powerful acceptance speech Sunday night.

After Williams accepted the Humanitarian award for his civil rights activism, he addressed the audience.

Watch and read the full speech below:

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Karrueche Tran To Appear On ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’

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Karrueche must’ve seen all the social media jokes about her needing to phone Iyanla Vanzant because the model is for sure going to appear on Iyanla: Fix My Life!

In a short clip debuted tonight, the exclusive taped interview promises to spill all of Chris Brown’s tea as Karrueche will be talking about Breezy’s relentless cheating and their tumultuous relationship that saw her in a neverending break-up to makeup cycle.

And you bet the interview was recent because Kae will also be dishing on the straw that broke the camel’s back — finding out Chris had a secret nine-month-old baby.

The episode will air next Saturday at 8pm on OWN.

Meanwhile, after finally dumping and ridding herself of Chris, Karrueche is currently having fun with BFF Christina Milian in Cancun, Mexico where she’s trying to enjoy life and put these humiliating past two weeks behind her. Too bad Chris has to kill her vibe.

Kae posted a sexy thirst trap of her “itty bitty” cakes on instagram today that Chris apparently thought was out of his ex’s character. The pic prompted Chris to comment under the photo:

Thirst trap 101. continue to be a lady beautiful….U are perfect…Don’t let the Thot form from anger

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Really? Suge Knight’s Defense “I Have A Blind Spot In My Left Eye”

Suge Knight’s defense in his murder case will involve a glock … glaucoma.

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Check out what TMZ reports:

Suge’s lawyer tells TMZ, his client is legally blind in his left eye … the result of glaucoma which is a side effect of diabetes.

Attorney Matthew Fletcher says when Suge pulled back and struck Cle “Bone” Sloan the first time … he didn’t have a clear view of his left side, which may have prevented him from turning left, which would have allowed him to escape down the street.

In addition, Terry Carter was on Suge’s left side when he re-entered the parking lot, so Suge may not have clearly seen him before striking him with the truck.

Suge also claims Carter screamed something to the effect of, “Should I shoot him?” Fletcher says because of Suge’s vision problem, he couldn’t see that Carter was not brandishing a weapon.

Check out the gruesome footage from Suge’s alleged hit and run.

Police Respond To Shooting At Lil Wayne’s Miami Home

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Police have been called to Lil Wayne’s Miami home following an alleged shooting, multiple outlets report.

According to a police spokesperson, an unnamed individual called saying that he had shot four people inside the house.

TMZ reports that the rapper was not at home at the time of the alleged shooting.

Lil Wayne’s record label, Young Money, confirmed in a tweet that Lil Wayne was not present during the alleged shooting:

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