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Jesse L. Martin To Replace Lenny Kravitz In Marvin Gaye Biopic

March 5th, 2013 8:23am EST
Jessie L. Martin
Jesse L. Martin has stepped up to replace Lenny Kravitz in a Marvin Gaye biopic five years after initially signing up for the role himself.
 
The former Law & Order star became attached to the project, titled Sexual Healing, in 2008, but production stalled and rocker Kravitz was subsequently drafted in to fill the lead role.

However, the project has now undergone another cast change and Martin has stepped in to take over. The movie, directed by Julien Temple, also stars Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and is due to begin filming later this month.

Martin previously voiced doubts the movie w...
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'Lost's' Terry O'Quinn Plots Return To ABC For 'Hallelujah'

March 10th, 2011 11:25am EST
Terry O'Quinn | Photo Credits: James Devaney/WireImage.com
Lost's Terry O'Quinn is coming back to ABC for the hourlong drama pilot Hallelujah, a network rep confirms.

From Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, the project centers on a small Tennessee town that is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil. However, things change when a...

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Alias, Desperate Housewives, Lost, Frances O'Connor, Terry O'Quinn, Jesse L. Martin, Marc Cherry, Arielle Kebbel, Michael Emerson
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Jesse L. Martin Has No Regrets About Quitting 'Law & Order'

November 6th, 2010 5:30pm EDT
Jesse L Martin
Jesse L. Martin has no regrets about hanging up his shield and leaving "Law & Order," insisting he would have been "dimming" himself as an actor if he had stayed on the show.

Martin quit the crime drama in 2008 after a nine-year run playing Detective Ed Green. He has gone on to shoot independent TV and film projects, as well as returning to the stage in a New York production of "The Merchant of Venice."

And he is adamant he doesn't miss the stability of a well-paid TV job, because his craft would have suffered if he continued as the same character.

Martin tells the Associated Press, "As ...
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30 Days Of Christmas: Week One

November 30th, 2009 1:55pm EST
Home Alone
One holiday. One month. One woman. Thirty individual movies. Readers, ready? Go!

Day One: Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009 - Home Alone

When I was a kid, the magic of "Home Alone" was in what Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) was able to accomplish on his own. I was younger than his character when the film was first released, and watching him rig his house full of booby traps to catch the bad guys was almost inspirational. I found myself digging through my Playskool toy bins after returning home from the theater to see if I, too, could pull something like that off if situation cal...
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'X-Files' 10 Best Episodes

July 25th, 2008 11:34am EDT
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
After six long years, we may finally discover the ultimate truth. Today, the second "X-Files" movie hits theaters a decade after the first movie and six years after the series went off the air. All that time apart from Mulder and Scully has inevitably left fans feeling disconnected from the characters and casual viewers forgetting the show altogether.

This will probably result in the film being a massive financial failure (the first movie barely cracked $80 million at a time when 20 million people tuned in every week), but for the true X-Philes out there "The X-Files: I Want to Believ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 18

January 18th, 2007 3:00am EST
Winnie the Pooh
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Samantha Mumba (1983), guitarist Quinn Allman and vocalist Bert McCracken of The Used (1982), KoRn singer Jonathan Davis (1971), rapper DJ Quik (1970), "Law & Order" actor Jesse L. Martin (1969), WWE wrestler Batista (1966), late night comedian Dave Attell (1965), legendary Canadian hockey star Mark Messier (1961), "Open Range" star Kevin Costner (1955), Temptations singer David Ruffin (1941; d. 1991), actor Danny Kaye (1913; d. 1987), silver screen star Cary Grant (1904; d. 1986), comedic actor Oliver Hardy (1892; d. 1957), and "Winnie the Pooh" author A.A....
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Michael Imperioli's Character Hits Hard Times in 'Law & Order'

May 8th, 2006 1:45pm EDT
Michael Imperioli
The Sopranos star Michael Imperioli reprises his role as Detective Nick Falco on NBC's Law & Order on Wed., May 10. This time the detective, who has an immense passion for making the world safe, is the one feeling the heat when he finds himself under investigation for murder.

"He's in a bit of trouble," said Imperioli. "The last time we saw this character he was going to night school, which he's still doing, but he was married and had kids. In the interim his wife left him and took the kids. He's kind of hit hard times."

In "Hindsight," the tables are turned on Detective Falc...
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This Wednesday NBC's 'Heist' Debuts, 'Law & Order' Changes Time Slot

March 21st, 2006 10:58am EST
Steve Harris stars in Heist
The premiere of NBC's new drama Heist kicks off on Wed., Mar. 22, at 10-11 p.m., following an all-new episode of Law & Order debuting in its new time slot at 9-10 p.m. "Heist" is a fast-paced, serialized drama that follows a team of expert career criminals as they attempt to pull off one of the biggest heists in history.

Dougray Scott, Steve Harris, Seymour Cassel, Marika Dominczyk and David Walton star as the burglars hell-bent on pulling off the impossible to simultaneously rob three of the most renowned jewelry stores on Beverly Hills' famed Rodeo Drive during Academy Awards week. ...
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Kathleen Turner To Play an Attorney on 'Law & Order' Episode

February 6th, 2006 1:36pm EST
Kathleen Turner
Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner guest stars on NBC's Law & Order Wed., Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The veteran actress will reunite with her Serial Mom co-star Sam Waterston when she plays high-powered defense attorney Rebecca Shane, representing a privileged student accused of murder.

In the "Law and Order" episode titled "Magnet," Shane faces off against A.D.A. Jack McCoy pitting a showy designer defense against old-fashioned legal maneuvering, generating sparks in and potentially out of the courtroom.

When Detectives Fontana (Dennis Farina) and Gree...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 18

January 18th, 2006 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Samantha Mumba (1983), guitarist Quinn Allman and vocalist Bert McCracken of The Used (1982), KoRn singer Jonathan Davis (1971), rapper DJ Quik (1970), "Law & Order" actor Jesse L. Martin (1969), WWE wrestler Batista (1966), late night comedian Dave Attell (1965), legendary Canadian hockey star Mark Messier (1961), "Open Range" star Kevin Costner (1955), Temptations singer David Ruffin (1941; d. 1991), actor Danny Kaye (1913; d. 1987), silver screen star Cary Grant (1904; d. 1986), comedic actor Oliver Hardy (1892; d. 1957), and "Winnie the Pooh" author A.A....
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New Films Hit the Big Screen, Nov. 23

November 23rd, 2005 7:00am EST
Just Friends
Just Friends tells the tale of a likeable guy (Ryan Reynolds) who is rejected by his first true love (Amy Smart), who says she'd rather be "just friends." He winds up moving across the country and transforms into a selfish womanizer. However, he unexpectedly returns to his past persona when he reconnects with the girl who broke his heart. Anna Faris and Chris Klein also star.

Other releases this week:

In The Ice Harvest, Charlie (John Cusack), an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate Vic Cavanaugh (Billy Bob Thornton) have just successfully embe...
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