Idris Elba returns in ‘Luther’

 
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Idris Elba is back for a second season as a police detective in the BBC America series, “Luther.”
 
Elba, 39, plays Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, a brilliant police detective entering middle age, with erratic behavior, a broken marriage, and a nervous breakdown in his past, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
 
In the psychological police thriller, Luther is an anguished soul who is too keenly aware of the evil that people can do because he recognizes the criminal impulse in himself.
 
The second season of Luther debuted on BBC America last Wednesday.
 
Episode two airs Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

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“Basketball Wives LA” premieres this summer

 
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This summer, get ready for a new cast of basketball wives. This time from Los Angeles as the successful VH1 series launches another installment.
 
“Basketball Wives LA” premieres Aug. 29 and includes a member of the original Miami cast, Gloria Govan, who is the fiancée of Los Angeles Laker Matt Barnes. Govan will be joined by her sister, Laura Govan as well as Kimsha Artest, wife of Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest; Jackie Christie, wife of Doug Christie, former player for the Los Angeles Clippers; and Imani Showalter, ex-fiancée of Charlotte Bobcats’ Stephen Jackson.
 
Shaunie O’Neal, former wife of Shaquille O’Neal, is an executive producer of the popular show.

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Divorce finalized for Nas and Kelis / Damian Marley and Nas perform

 
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It’s official.  After five years of marriage, Nas and Kelis are now divorced.  According to TMZ, the marriage ended last Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Currently, Nas was ordered to pay $10,000 monthly in child and spousal support.  The two are expected back in court for child and spousal support claims.
 
Check out Nas and Damian Marley performing their new single “As We Enter” Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live after the jump. The two are touring to promote their joint album, “Distant Relatives.”
 
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‘The Game’ star joins cast of ‘Burn Notice’

 

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The USA spy series, “Burn Notice” will get a little color during its fourth season, which begins June 3rd.  Coby Bell, star of the series,”The Game,” will join the cast as burned CIA spy Jesse Garcia.

 

“[Jesse] has a sort of similar quest to [the main character] Michael as he’s trying to find out who burned him,” creator Matt Nix told TV Guide Magazine.  “Michael faces the issue of having this new best friend who he’s also lying to, it really shakes him up and changes a lot of the relationships on the show.”

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Vanessa Williams to join ‘Desperate Housewives’

 
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Vanessa Williams is back on TV.  After the end of the series “Ugly Betty” last month, the actress has signed on to join “Desperate Housewives” this fall.
 
The 47-year-old mother of four is currently starring in the Broadway play “Sondheim on Sondheim” through June.
 
“I’m a big fan of Vanessa’s work and I’m so excited that she’ll be moving into the neighborhood next season to cause trouble in all the ladies’ lives,” said “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry.
 
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Iman replaces Kelly Rowland as ‘Fashion Show’ host

 
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As “The Fashion Show” gears up for its second season, Bravo has made some personnel changes.  Model Iman will replace Kelly Rowland as co-host alongside fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.
 
“I am so excited to be joining the Bravo team and to be working again with Isaac Mizrahi, my close friend of many, many years,” Iman said.  “I am also looking forward to all of the behind-the-scenes excitement and drama that is generated through the creative process of these undiscovered fashion designers. This will certainly be a show any follower of fashion will want to see.”

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