This is really sad to hear.
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On Thursday Melvin Williams, former drug kingpin and inspiration for The Wire, passed away at 73 years old.
Prior to inspiring the hit HBO show, Little Melvin was a powerful criminal in the drug trade during the '70s and '80s in Baltimore, Maryland. Eventually, the future actor was sent to a federal prison and turned away from his life of crime.
In fact, the show's creator David Simon penned a 5-part profile for the Baltimore Sun back in 1987. Whoa!
It's said that the character Avon Barksdale, played by Wood Harris, was inspired by Melvin's incredible life story. After being released from prison in 1996, the reformed convict went on to guest star on the TV hit show
The industry vet even took to Twitter to pay tribute to his deceased muse. He posted:
You get a memoir, and you get a memoir!
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be Oprah Winfrey? Well if you have, you're in luck as the former talk show host has just signed a deal to write an autobiography!
Earlier this week, Deadline reported that the 61-year-old was close to signing an eight-figure deal with Flatiron Books – a division of Macmillan — to write about her life.
Well now it's official as Flatiron announced that Winfrey has signed with them to release her book titled The Life You Want, which is set for publication in January of 2017!
The Emmy winner released a statement about the exciting news saying:
MØ burst onto the global scene this year with Lean On, her hit song with Major Lazer.
Now, the super cool and quirky Danish singer is following that up with her own Kamikaze.
Picking up where Lean On left off, this song is also produced by Diplo and is another smash!
Very pop yet very cool! And super global!
We're not sure what those sounds are, but they sound like they're from India, where the Lean On video was filmed.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
This is a major bop!
Check it out above!
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In addition to several other charges, the porn star also claims that Martin Sheen's son didn't inform her of his HIV-positive status and she didn't find out about it until she found his medicine. Yikes!
However, the A-lister is not taking this attack a laying down. Recently, the Red Dawn heartthrob's lawyer stated:
She's so adorable!
Jimmy Fallon loves playing games probably about as much as we love watching his little challenges!
So when Daisy Ridley, the star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, stopped by The Tonight Show, the late night host couldn't help but play a game of flip cup against her — with Han Solo cups of course!
Each competitor donned a Star Wars themed hat as they did their best to chug some beer and delicately flip their cups.
Ch-ch-check out Ridley get her drink on and try to best Jimmy with her force powers (below)!
The Wiz Live took the internet by storm on Thursday!
NBC's musical performance featured Shanice Williams in the iconic role of Dorothy and she totally SLAYED it. However, there was one major component missing from the whole production that left fans on Twitter wondering, "Where's Toto?" LOLz!
In fact, many viewers made sure to take to the social media site to express their concern (below) over the pooch's MIA status.