Gabrielle Union - Gabrielle Union Knew Of Dwyane Wade's Lovechild When She Accepted His Proposal

Actress Gabrielle Union's new fiance fathered a child with another woman during a relationship break in 2013.

Union, 41, and Dwyane Wade have been dating on and off since 2007 and he asked her to marry him just before Christmas (13).

But now comes the news that the basketball superstar became a father again after a romantic encounter with an old friend during a split from Union.

Sources tell U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight that the actress was aware of the child before she accepted the Miami Heat star's proposal, and the engaged couple has worked through the issue privately.

Wade, 31, also has two children from his marriage to childhood sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches, which ended in 2007.


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"I love Red Lobster, so people always give me gift cards... That's where I celebrated my engagement, with some wood-fire grilled shrimp." Actress Gabrielle Union shunned posh restaurants and headed to the U.S. seafood restaurant chain to toast her impending nuptials to basketball star Dwyane Wade.

"I love Red Lobster, so people always give me gift cards... That's where I celebrated my engagement, with some wood-fire grilled shrimp." Actress Gabrielle Union shunned posh restaurants and headed to the U.S. seafood restaurant chain to toast her impending nuptials to basketball star Dwyane Wade.

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Gabrielle Union Reveals 'Porn Diet' Helps Achieve Perfect Butt 4035344 News

It is obvious actress Gabrielle Union is a fitness fanatic as her slim toned physique proves.

But the 41 year-old credits her own self-proclaimed 'porn-diet' for achieving her desirable body image.

Instead of watching her own diet she attempts to copy the diets of stars in the adult industry!

While appearing on 'Conan' this Monday (Jan 20th), the 'Bad Boys 2' actress revealed, "I'm on the porn diet."

Immediately catching the attention of hosts Conan O'Brien and Andy Ritcher, they began to quiz her on this new eating regime.

"I am blessed to work out at a gym that has a lot of adult-entertainment actresses, a lot of porn gals-salt of the earth! Really sweet girls," she added.

Union also told Conan that she watches their workouts intently and attempts to copy what they do.

'I've seen your work, I love it, let me get some tips', not on that, but 'cause your butt looks great,'" she continued. "But I also compete with them and they don't realize it. We're basically having the ultimate Olympics. They're just not aware that we're in competition with each other."

The bizarre conversation also turned to women's butts, as Gabrielle admitted it is her favourite body feature.

"I love a good butt. Jessica Biel has an amazing butt," she said. "But my daily butt inspirations are women at the gym."

Now it is clear why NBA superstar Dwyane Wade proposed to her, any man would love Union's enthusiasm to get a great backside.

The pair became engaged this past December (21st) after dating since 2009, and revealed the news via her Instagram account by posting a photo of a sparking diamond ring.

"Sooooo this happened... #Yessss," was the caption alongside the pic which also showed Wade caressing her hand.

The same photo was posted on the Miami Heat player's Instagram page, he wrote "She said YES!!!"

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It is obvious actress Gabrielle Union is a fitness fanatic as her slim toned physique proves.

But the 41 year-old credits her own self-proclaimed 'porn-diet' for achieving her desirable body image.

Instead of watching her own diet she attempts to copy the diets of stars in the adult industry!

While appearing on 'Conan' this Monday (Jan 20th), the 'Bad Boys 2' actress revealed, "I'm on the porn diet."

Immediately catching the attention of hosts Conan O'Brien and Andy Ritcher, they began to quiz her on this new eating regime.

"I am blessed to work out at a gym that has a lot of adult-entertainment actresses, a lot of porn gals-salt of the earth! Really sweet girls," she added.

Union also told Conan that she watches their workouts intently and attempts to copy what they do.

'I've seen your work, I love it, let me get some tips', not on that, but 'cause your butt looks great,'" she continued. "But I also compete with them and they don't realize it. We're basically having the ultimate Olympics. They're just not aware that we're in competition with each other."

The bizarre conversation also turned to women's butts, as Gabrielle admitted it is her favourite body feature.

"I love a good butt. Jessica Biel has an amazing butt," she said. "But my daily butt inspirations are women at the gym."

Now it is clear why NBA superstar Dwyane Wade proposed to her, any man would love Union's enthusiasm to get a great backside.

The pair became engaged this past December (21st) after dating since 2009, and revealed the news via her Instagram account by posting a photo of a sparking diamond ring.

"Sooooo this happened... #Yessss," was the caption alongside the pic which also showed Wade caressing her hand.

The same photo was posted on the Miami Heat player's Instagram page, he wrote "She said YES!!!"

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Dwyane Wade Welcomes A Baby Boy, But it Ain't Gabrielle Union's! 4008573 News

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union may have gotten engaged just before Christmas this year, but despite whatever positivity this eventual union may convey, under the surface not everything is as rosy for the pair as it seems. The pair have been dating on and off since 2007 and during one of their off periods earlier this year, Wade hooked up with an unknown woman, with their night of passion resulting in a child for the Miami Heat guard.

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Wade and Union are staying together despite Dwyane fathering a child during a break

There had been rumours and reports floating around for some time that implied Wade had fathered a child out of wedlock with a woman that was not Union and on Monday, 30 December, Wade finally addressed these rumours and confirmed them as true to ABC News prior to the Heat's game against the Denver Nuggets. Wade said that the child, a son, is about a month old, with his conception coming whilst he and Union were on a break from each other. Vowing to be as devoted to his new son as he is to his two other children, Zion and Zaire - both of whom are from his previous marriage to Siohvaughn Funches - the birth of his lovechild doesn't seem to have harmed his relationship with Union as much as it would be expected.

“In our time apart, in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son who was born healthy,” said Wade. "I got a chance to see him. I'm involved in my kids' lives, you know. When my kids lived at home with me, when they weren't living at home with me, I tried to do everything I could to see them."

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With slippers like that, can you blame Union for sticking with Wade?

Wade authored his own memoirs, titled A Father First, in 2012 and throughout the book his main focus seemed to be on fatherly responsibilities and responsible parenting. When asked whether the birth of his latest child compromises the message of the book, he said, "It would compromise it if I wasn't a father first. This is something obviously private for my family that we will continue to deal with as a family. But we have a blessing, too, to the bloodline, the Wade bloodline. From that standpoint, to me, it doesn't state anything differently than what I've always shown."

After getting engaged on 21 December, Union and Wade are expected to tie the knot in 2014, providing they stay together.

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union may have gotten engaged just before Christmas this year, but despite whatever positivity this eventual union may convey, under the surface not everything is as rosy for the pair as it seems. The pair have been dating on and off since 2007 and during one of their off periods earlier this year, Wade hooked up with an unknown woman, with their night of passion resulting in a child for the Miami Heat guard.

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Wade and Union are staying together despite Dwyane fathering a child during a break

There had been rumours and reports floating around for some time that implied Wade had fathered a child out of wedlock with a woman that was not Union and on Monday, 30 December, Wade finally addressed these rumours and confirmed them as true to ABC News prior to the Heat's game against the Denver Nuggets. Wade said that the child, a son, is about a month old, with his conception coming whilst he and Union were on a break from each other. Vowing to be as devoted to his new son as he is to his two other children, Zion and Zaire - both of whom are from his previous marriage to Siohvaughn Funches - the birth of his lovechild doesn't seem to have harmed his relationship with Union as much as it would be expected.

“In our time apart, in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son who was born healthy,” said Wade. "I got a chance to see him. I'm involved in my kids' lives, you know. When my kids lived at home with me, when they weren't living at home with me, I tried to do everything I could to see them."

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With slippers like that, can you blame Union for sticking with Wade?

Wade authored his own memoirs, titled A Father First, in 2012 and throughout the book his main focus seemed to be on fatherly responsibilities and responsible parenting. When asked whether the birth of his latest child compromises the message of the book, he said, "It would compromise it if I wasn't a father first. This is something obviously private for my family that we will continue to deal with as a family. But we have a blessing, too, to the bloodline, the Wade bloodline. From that standpoint, to me, it doesn't state anything differently than what I've always shown."

After getting engaged on 21 December, Union and Wade are expected to tie the knot in 2014, providing they stay together.

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Do you think they'll last? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below

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Dwyane Wade's Two Son And Nephew Assisted In Proposal To Gabrielle Union 4006039 News

NBA all-star Dwyane Wade proposed to Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union this past Saturday (Dec 21st).

But the 31 year-old didn't do it alone, he enlisted the help of his two sons and nephew.

Wade has spoken out about his planned proposal and told the Associated Press how he shocked the unsuspecting Gabrielle.

His oldest son Zion held up a sign with 'Gabrielle Union' written on it, his nephew's sign read 'will you' and the final sign, held by his youngest son Zaire, said 'marry us?'

As the 'Bad Boyd 2' actress saw this, she turned to see her beau on one knee holding an impressive looking diamond ring.

"I planned it," Wade told AP. "No concrete for my knee. I planned it very well."

Wade also revealed that although a date has not yet been set, he expects the ceremony to take place around September 2014 and he had been searching for the perfect ring since October.

"I kind of know my lady," Wade said. "I know she's simple, but at the same time, I just wanted the rock to kind of speak for itself and not do too much with the diamonds. I think it's a simple ring, but it's nice. It was nicely done ... it's timeless."

The proposal occurred hours before the pair attended a Miami Heat Christmas party which enabled them to show the ring off to his teammates. 4-time MVP and good friend of Wade's, Lebron James, only had praises for his on-court brother.

"It took a lot for him to do it," said James. "But I think Gab is perfect for him. I think D-Wade is perfect for Gab. For them to be at one now and for their whole family to come together, man, I think it's amazing. It's another step for him. I thought it was pretty cool. I'm all for it. I'm happy for them."

The couple announced their news to the world by posting a photo on their Instagram accounts of Wade caressing her hand, Union's caption read, "Sooooo this happened... #Yessss."

Congratulations to the happy couple.

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NBA all-star Dwyane Wade proposed to Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union this past Saturday (Dec 21st).

But the 31 year-old didn't do it alone, he enlisted the help of his two sons and nephew.

Wade has spoken out about his planned proposal and told the Associated Press how he shocked the unsuspecting Gabrielle.

His oldest son Zion held up a sign with 'Gabrielle Union' written on it, his nephew's sign read 'will you' and the final sign, held by his youngest son Zaire, said 'marry us?'

As the 'Bad Boyd 2' actress saw this, she turned to see her beau on one knee holding an impressive looking diamond ring.

"I planned it," Wade told AP. "No concrete for my knee. I planned it very well."

Wade also revealed that although a date has not yet been set, he expects the ceremony to take place around September 2014 and he had been searching for the perfect ring since October.

"I kind of know my lady," Wade said. "I know she's simple, but at the same time, I just wanted the rock to kind of speak for itself and not do too much with the diamonds. I think it's a simple ring, but it's nice. It was nicely done ... it's timeless."

The proposal occurred hours before the pair attended a Miami Heat Christmas party which enabled them to show the ring off to his teammates. 4-time MVP and good friend of Wade's, Lebron James, only had praises for his on-court brother.

"It took a lot for him to do it," said James. "But I think Gab is perfect for him. I think D-Wade is perfect for Gab. For them to be at one now and for their whole family to come together, man, I think it's amazing. It's another step for him. I thought it was pretty cool. I'm all for it. I'm happy for them."

The couple announced their news to the world by posting a photo on their Instagram accounts of Wade caressing her hand, Union's caption read, "Sooooo this happened... #Yessss."

Congratulations to the happy couple.

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Gabriella Union And Dwayne Wade Finally Get Engaged 4005317 News

Actress Gabrielle Union and NBA star Dwayne Wade are finally going to become husband and wife.

The 41 year-old 'Bad Boys 2' actress revealed the news on Saturday via her Instagram account by posting a photo of a sparking diamond ring.

"Sooooo this happened... #Yessss," was the caption alongside the pic which also showed Wade caressing her hand.

The same photo was posted on the Miami Heat player's Instagram page, he wrote "She said YES!!!"

The pair began dating back in 2009 and have been very public with their affection for one another.

"She makes my eyes sparkle," Wade told Oprah Winfrey on 'Oprah's Next Chapter' last summer.

"The biggest time she makes my eyes sparkle is when Zaire (his 11-year-old son from a previous marriage) comes home and homework is a little hard that day, so he's stressing, and she goes to the table with him and she sits down until he gets it."

Adding, "And at that time my heart is smiling a little bigger that day because I know her love is deeper than just me."

Union was previously married to NFL player Chris Howard but ended in divorce in 2006, but that didn't put her off walking down the aisle again, as she told Access Hollywood last year that she will "absolutely" get married again.

Adding, "But I'm taking a lot more time leading up to it."

"It's seriously awesome," Union said of her relationship to Wade. "When you've been a couple for so long, people are like 'when's the baby!'...we both kind of rushed into marriage and neither one of us was successful at that, so we're both kind of like, let's take our time. If the goal is forever, what are we rushing for."

Wade was previously married to his childhood sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches for five years until their divorce in 2007.

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Union and Wade are set to tie the knot!

Actress Gabrielle Union and NBA star Dwayne Wade are finally going to become husband and wife.

The 41 year-old 'Bad Boys 2' actress revealed the news on Saturday via her Instagram account by posting a photo of a sparking diamond ring.

"Sooooo this happened... #Yessss," was the caption alongside the pic which also showed Wade caressing her hand.

The same photo was posted on the Miami Heat player's Instagram page, he wrote "She said YES!!!"

The pair began dating back in 2009 and have been very public with their affection for one another.

"She makes my eyes sparkle," Wade told Oprah Winfrey on 'Oprah's Next Chapter' last summer.

"The biggest time she makes my eyes sparkle is when Zaire (his 11-year-old son from a previous marriage) comes home and homework is a little hard that day, so he's stressing, and she goes to the table with him and she sits down until he gets it."

Adding, "And at that time my heart is smiling a little bigger that day because I know her love is deeper than just me."

Union was previously married to NFL player Chris Howard but ended in divorce in 2006, but that didn't put her off walking down the aisle again, as she told Access Hollywood last year that she will "absolutely" get married again.

Adding, "But I'm taking a lot more time leading up to it."

"It's seriously awesome," Union said of her relationship to Wade. "When you've been a couple for so long, people are like 'when's the baby!'...we both kind of rushed into marriage and neither one of us was successful at that, so we're both kind of like, let's take our time. If the goal is forever, what are we rushing for."

Wade was previously married to his childhood sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches for five years until their divorce in 2007.

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Union and Wade are set to tie the knot!

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TV Star Lee Thompson Young Found Dead Following Apparent Suicide 3824039 News

Lee Thompson Young, the child star of Disney's hit show The Famous Jett Jackson among other shows, tragically passed away in the early hours of Monday (19 August) morning after apparently taking his own life. His death was confirmed later that day by The Wrap upon receiving a statement from Los Angeles police, with the site later confirming via a statement from his manager that the actor had taken his own life.

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Lee Thompson Young has since been remembered fondly on sites like Twitter and FaceBook.

"It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," Jonathan Baruch, Young's long-standing manager and friend said in a statement. "Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this difficult time."

Young first found fame as the star of the Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson, in which he played a teenage secret agent, before going on to appear in the film Friday Night Lights and earning roles in Smallville, FlashForward and Scrubs. Most recently he has appeared as part of the cast on the TNT crime series Rizzoli & Isles, whose executive producer, Janet Tamaro, released their own statement in the wake of Young's death detailing their own sadness. Her statement also revealed that filming on the current season of the show has been halted in the wake of Young's passing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align="center"><p>This breaks my heart. RIP Lee Thompson Young.</p>&mdash; Donald Faison (@donald_faison) <a href="https://twitter.com/donald_faison/statuses/369525655295115264 rel=nofollow">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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"Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man," her statement for the show reads. "He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother."

Since his passing, the actor has been remembered by his friends and co stars, with Solange Knowles remembering him as a "very kind" human, whilst his Scrubs co-star Donald Faison described his passing as heart breaking.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center"><p>I had the pleasure of working w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LeeThompsonYoung&amp;src=hash rel=nofollow">#LeeThompsonYoung</a> on Flash Forward &amp; he was an extremely talented ... <a href="http://t.co/ZIszod3eR7 rel=nofollow">http://t.co/ZIszod3eR7</a></p>&mdash; Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) <a href="https://twitter.com/itsgabrielleu/statuses/369521550719844352 rel=nofollow">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center"><p>Very very sad to hear about Lee Thompson Young.&#10;He was always very kind, and such a light.</p>&mdash; solange knowles (@solangeknowles) <a href="https://twitter.com/solangeknowles/statuses/369557769193406466 rel=nofollow">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Lee Thompson Young, the child star of Disney's hit show The Famous Jett Jackson among other shows, tragically passed away in the early hours of Monday (19 August) morning after apparently taking his own life. His death was confirmed later that day by The Wrap upon receiving a statement from Los Angeles police, with the site later confirming via a statement from his manager that the actor had taken his own life.

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Lee Thompson Young has since been remembered fondly on sites like Twitter and FaceBook.

"It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," Jonathan Baruch, Young's long-standing manager and friend said in a statement. "Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this difficult time."

Young first found fame as the star of the Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson, in which he played a teenage secret agent, before going on to appear in the film Friday Night Lights and earning roles in Smallville, FlashForward and Scrubs. Most recently he has appeared as part of the cast on the TNT crime series Rizzoli & Isles, whose executive producer, Janet Tamaro, released their own statement in the wake of Young's death detailing their own sadness. Her statement also revealed that filming on the current season of the show has been halted in the wake of Young's passing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align="center"><p>This breaks my heart. RIP Lee Thompson Young.</p>&mdash; Donald Faison (@donald_faison) <a href="https://twitter.com/donald_faison/statuses/369525655295115264 rel=nofollow">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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"Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man," her statement for the show reads. "He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother."

Since his passing, the actor has been remembered by his friends and co stars, with Solange Knowles remembering him as a "very kind" human, whilst his Scrubs co-star Donald Faison described his passing as heart breaking.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center"><p>I had the pleasure of working w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LeeThompsonYoung&amp;src=hash rel=nofollow">#LeeThompsonYoung</a> on Flash Forward &amp; he was an extremely talented ... <a href="http://t.co/ZIszod3eR7 rel=nofollow">http://t.co/ZIszod3eR7</a></p>&mdash; Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) <a href="https://twitter.com/itsgabrielleu/statuses/369521550719844352 rel=nofollow">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center"><p>Very very sad to hear about Lee Thompson Young.&#10;He was always very kind, and such a light.</p>&mdash; solange knowles (@solangeknowles) <a href="https://twitter.com/solangeknowles/statuses/369557769193406466 rel=nofollow">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>
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20th August 2013
Co-Stars Mourn As Lee Thompson Young's Suicide Confirmed By Publicist 3823563 News

Lee Thompson Young, the actor best known for starring in Disney's The Famous Jett Jackson, was found dead in his L.A. home yesterday morning (18th August). When the 29-year-old failed to show up to work, on the show Rizzoli & Isles, the staff grew concerned and contacted Young's landlord who found his body. 

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Lee Thompson Young photographed at a birthday party in L.A., 2008.

His representative has confirmed the gunshot wound on Young's body was self-inflicted. In a statement, this representative said: "it is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning. Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed."

Rizzoli & Isles staff has said, via Executive Producer Janet Tamaro, that "everyone is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young." Tamaro and the "heartbroken" cast and crew described Young as "sweet, gentle, good-hearted" and "intelligent."

The Rizzoli & Isles producer went on to say, as reported by TMZ, Young "was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on-and-off screen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother."

Celebrity friends and former colleagues have paid tribute to the late actor. These include Gabrielle Union, who worked with Young on FlashForward, she tweeted "I had the pleasure of working with Lee Thompson Young on FlashForward & he was extremely talented." Donald Faison, best known as playing Turk in Scrubs, tweeted "this breaks my heart. RIP Lee Thompson Young.

<center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I had the pleasure of working w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LeeThompsonYoung&amp;src=hash" rel="nofollow" >#LeeThompsonYoung</a> on Flash Forward &amp; he was an extremely talented ... <a href="http://t.co/ZIszod3eR7" rel="nofollow" >http://t.co/ZIszod3eR7</a></p>&mdash; Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) <a href="https://twitter.com/itsgabrielleu/statuses/369521550719844352" rel="nofollow" >August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Young was born in South Carolina but after completing university moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. He was not only a talented actor but also wrote screenplays, including one entitled Mano. Although Young had appeared in a number of films including The Hills Have Eyes 2 and Akeelah and the Bee, the majority of his roles have been in television productions. These include The Famous Jett Jackson, FlashForward, Smallville and Scrubs

Contactmusic send their condolences to Lee Thompson Young's family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. 

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Young's  former co-star Gabrielle Union at the 2013 ESPYs, held in L.A.

Lee Thompson Young, the actor best known for starring in Disney's The Famous Jett Jackson, was found dead in his L.A. home yesterday morning (18th August). When the 29-year-old failed to show up to work, on the show Rizzoli & Isles, the staff grew concerned and contacted Young's landlord who found his body. 

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Lee Thompson Young photographed at a birthday party in L.A., 2008.

His representative has confirmed the gunshot wound on Young's body was self-inflicted. In a statement, this representative said: "it is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning. Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed."

Rizzoli & Isles staff has said, via Executive Producer Janet Tamaro, that "everyone is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young." Tamaro and the "heartbroken" cast and crew described Young as "sweet, gentle, good-hearted" and "intelligent."

The Rizzoli & Isles producer went on to say, as reported by TMZ, Young "was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on-and-off screen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother."

Celebrity friends and former colleagues have paid tribute to the late actor. These include Gabrielle Union, who worked with Young on FlashForward, she tweeted "I had the pleasure of working with Lee Thompson Young on FlashForward & he was extremely talented." Donald Faison, best known as playing Turk in Scrubs, tweeted "this breaks my heart. RIP Lee Thompson Young.

<center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I had the pleasure of working w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LeeThompsonYoung&amp;src=hash" rel="nofollow" >#LeeThompsonYoung</a> on Flash Forward &amp; he was an extremely talented ... <a href="http://t.co/ZIszod3eR7" rel="nofollow" >http://t.co/ZIszod3eR7</a></p>&mdash; Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) <a href="https://twitter.com/itsgabrielleu/statuses/369521550719844352" rel="nofollow" >August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Young was born in South Carolina but after completing university moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. He was not only a talented actor but also wrote screenplays, including one entitled Mano. Although Young had appeared in a number of films including The Hills Have Eyes 2 and Akeelah and the Bee, the majority of his roles have been in television productions. These include The Famous Jett Jackson, FlashForward, Smallville and Scrubs

Contactmusic send their condolences to Lee Thompson Young's family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. 

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Young's  former co-star Gabrielle Union at the 2013 ESPYs, held in L.A.

20th August 2013 1506513
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian Fell In Love On Set of "Northern Lights," But At 40, What's Happened To His Career? 3744324 News

When LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian fell in love on the set of Northern Lights, things were already looking a little bleak for the American actor. Here was a guy with the looks of a genuine Hollywood leading star - a guy who had served his time on U.S. television (Sunset Beach), like many A-listers before him, George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, etc. So why has Cibrian - who turned 40 last week - lost his way in the tangled world of Hollywood?

Eddie Cibrian LeAnn RimesEddie Cibrian [L] and LeAnn Rimes [R] At The ACM Music Awards

In 2006, Cibrian joined the cast of Fox show Vanished midway through the series. The show focused on the disappearance of the wife of a Georgia senator, which is revealed as being part of a wider conspiracy. The family of the missing woman, a pair of FBI agents and a journalist are drawn into the ever-evolving mystery - sounds alright doesn't it? Well, it wasn't. And it was cancelled after nine of the thirteen episodes. Yep, that means Fox deemed it wasn't even worth revealing where the wife of the Georgian senator ended up. 

Next for Cibrian came a rather uninspiring casting as Jason Austin in the ABC remake of ITV's British drama Footballers Wives. Called Football Wives, the show actually boasted a pretty decent cast including Gabrielle Union, Lucy Lawless, Ving Rhames and James Van Der Beek, though, surprise surprise, the network chose not to pick up the show. 

Eddie CibrianEddie Cibrian Filming Ugly Betty In New York City

Following the Football Wives disappointment, married man Cibrian had a much-publicized affair with LeAnn Rimes, the popular American country star. The couple went public with their romance in August of that year, with Cibrian filing for divorce from his wife Brandi Glanville. "I can't change the past and I'm truly sorry that people got hurt along the way but not everything reported in the media is reality and continuing to rehash things publicly only makes it more difficult for everyone to heal," the actor said in a statement to E! Online.

Guest spots on Samantha Who? Dirty Sexy Money and Ugly Betty followed for Cibrian and he later joined the cast of CSI: Miami as an officer from the Hollywood division. It's probably exactly the sort of thing that he needed to be doing, though Cibrian's contract was not picked up for the 2010-2011 season.

Watch Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes Leaving The Malibu Fair:
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That year, the actor guest starred as a bounty hunter on multiple episodes of NBC's drama series Chase though a huge opportunity came in March 2011,when Cibrian was cast as the lead in the NBC pilot for The Playboy Club, a big-bidget TV series focusing on the first Playboy Club in Chicago in 1962 and starring Hollywood actress Amber Heard.

Out of nowhere, the show became the first cancellation of 2011-12 television season, though it appeared to be no fault of Cibrian, with critics tearing the writing apart. Despite his website dubbing the show one of the most anticipated of the year, Tim Goodman of the Hollywood Reporter said of The Playboy Club, "It was [a] bad show, period. The writing was weak, the acting spotty and the sexism too ridiculous and obvious to comment on more than once."

LeAnn Rimes has sold over 37 million records worldwide and retains a large following across the world. She has won several awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards and one American Music award, however, the majority of press attention in recent years has focused on her very public spats with Cibrian's ex-wife Brandi Glanville and her weight loss.

Eddie CibrianEddie Cibrian [L] and LeAnn Rimes [R] At The Friend Movement Campaign Benefit

Cibrian is clearly a talented actor, who may yet find an interesting role on television despite the fickle nature of the American small-screen business. He needs network backing, good scripts and decent co-stars: not too much to ask for is it?

Until that role comes calling, he'll star in Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club set for release in 2014. After that, it's The Best Man Holiday - a comedy with Terrence Howard. Sigh. 

When LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian fell in love on the set of Northern Lights, things were already looking a little bleak for the American actor. Here was a guy with the looks of a genuine Hollywood leading star - a guy who had served his time on U.S. television (Sunset Beach), like many A-listers before him, George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, etc. So why has Cibrian - who turned 40 last week - lost his way in the tangled world of Hollywood?

Eddie Cibrian LeAnn RimesEddie Cibrian [L] and LeAnn Rimes [R] At The ACM Music Awards

In 2006, Cibrian joined the cast of Fox show Vanished midway through the series. The show focused on the disappearance of the wife of a Georgia senator, which is revealed as being part of a wider conspiracy. The family of the missing woman, a pair of FBI agents and a journalist are drawn into the ever-evolving mystery - sounds alright doesn't it? Well, it wasn't. And it was cancelled after nine of the thirteen episodes. Yep, that means Fox deemed it wasn't even worth revealing where the wife of the Georgian senator ended up. 

Next for Cibrian came a rather uninspiring casting as Jason Austin in the ABC remake of ITV's British drama Footballers Wives. Called Football Wives, the show actually boasted a pretty decent cast including Gabrielle Union, Lucy Lawless, Ving Rhames and James Van Der Beek, though, surprise surprise, the network chose not to pick up the show. 

Eddie CibrianEddie Cibrian Filming Ugly Betty In New York City

Following the Football Wives disappointment, married man Cibrian had a much-publicized affair with LeAnn Rimes, the popular American country star. The couple went public with their romance in August of that year, with Cibrian filing for divorce from his wife Brandi Glanville. "I can't change the past and I'm truly sorry that people got hurt along the way but not everything reported in the media is reality and continuing to rehash things publicly only makes it more difficult for everyone to heal," the actor said in a statement to E! Online.

Guest spots on Samantha Who? Dirty Sexy Money and Ugly Betty followed for Cibrian and he later joined the cast of CSI: Miami as an officer from the Hollywood division. It's probably exactly the sort of thing that he needed to be doing, though Cibrian's contract was not picked up for the 2010-2011 season.

Watch Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes Leaving The Malibu Fair:
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That year, the actor guest starred as a bounty hunter on multiple episodes of NBC's drama series Chase though a huge opportunity came in March 2011,when Cibrian was cast as the lead in the NBC pilot for The Playboy Club, a big-bidget TV series focusing on the first Playboy Club in Chicago in 1962 and starring Hollywood actress Amber Heard.

Out of nowhere, the show became the first cancellation of 2011-12 television season, though it appeared to be no fault of Cibrian, with critics tearing the writing apart. Despite his website dubbing the show one of the most anticipated of the year, Tim Goodman of the Hollywood Reporter said of The Playboy Club, "It was [a] bad show, period. The writing was weak, the acting spotty and the sexism too ridiculous and obvious to comment on more than once."

LeAnn Rimes has sold over 37 million records worldwide and retains a large following across the world. She has won several awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards and one American Music award, however, the majority of press attention in recent years has focused on her very public spats with Cibrian's ex-wife Brandi Glanville and her weight loss.

Eddie CibrianEddie Cibrian [L] and LeAnn Rimes [R] At The Friend Movement Campaign Benefit

Cibrian is clearly a talented actor, who may yet find an interesting role on television despite the fickle nature of the American small-screen business. He needs network backing, good scripts and decent co-stars: not too much to ask for is it?

Until that role comes calling, he'll star in Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club set for release in 2014. After that, it's The Best Man Holiday - a comedy with Terrence Howard. Sigh. 

3rd July 2013 3743238
Gabrielle Union Stars In BET's Flagship Drama Series 'Being Mary Jane' [Trailer] 3743189 News

Gabrielle Union is set to become BET's first star in an original, serious drama when she takes on the main role in the upcoming series, Being Mary Jane. The series marks the first time the network has tried their hand at making an original drama series and will kick Being Mary Jane off with a 2-hour special before it becomes a weekly-running one-hour series.

Gabrielle Union Obama Rally
Union is returning to TV

The drama series has been overseen by the same group that saw BET's hit series The Game become big news in the ratings chart and the network are hoping that Union's portrayal of a hard working, single, successful black female new anchor who is devoted to her family will give women across the country someone to relate to, even if they don't share the same kind of career path or ambition. Although fans will be given a hefty taster of what to expect from the series when it goes to air on Tuesday (July 2) night, fans of the TV-movie will have to wait until next year before they can see the full eight-episode-long first season.

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Being Mary Jane the series, which will follow on directly from where the 2-hour long special airing tonight, wont hit screens until January 2014. The series has already been filmed, Union has said, but for now we need to wait until editing is finished and a strong enough buzz is built around the show before they bring it out next year.

The 2 hour special of Being Mary Jane premieres Tuesday (July 2) at 10:30 p.m. on BET.

Gabrielle Union Premiere
Will the series be a hit?

Gabrielle Union is set to become BET's first star in an original, serious drama when she takes on the main role in the upcoming series, Being Mary Jane. The series marks the first time the network has tried their hand at making an original drama series and will kick Being Mary Jane off with a 2-hour special before it becomes a weekly-running one-hour series.

Gabrielle Union Obama Rally
Union is returning to TV

The drama series has been overseen by the same group that saw BET's hit series The Game become big news in the ratings chart and the network are hoping that Union's portrayal of a hard working, single, successful black female new anchor who is devoted to her family will give women across the country someone to relate to, even if they don't share the same kind of career path or ambition. Although fans will be given a hefty taster of what to expect from the series when it goes to air on Tuesday (July 2) night, fans of the TV-movie will have to wait until next year before they can see the full eight-episode-long first season.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QG7ltEbgrF0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Being Mary Jane the series, which will follow on directly from where the 2-hour long special airing tonight, wont hit screens until January 2014. The series has already been filmed, Union has said, but for now we need to wait until editing is finished and a strong enough buzz is built around the show before they bring it out next year.

The 2 hour special of Being Mary Jane premieres Tuesday (July 2) at 10:30 p.m. on BET.

Gabrielle Union Premiere
Will the series be a hit?

2nd July 2013 3742185
Cedric The Entertainer Steals The Show On BET Red Carpet (Video) 3453096 News

You can always rely on Cedric The Entertainer to get the red-carpet rocking ahead of an industry bash. Real name Cedric Antonio Kyles, the American actor and comedian showed up at the 2013 BET Honors last week to really liven things up! The Steve Harvey Show alum looked in his element posing for photographers and chatting with fellow guests.

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It was a typical grand entrance from the funny-man, though the waiting press pack were perhaps more keen to snap Avatar star Laz Alonso, who also attended the event, and Anthony Anderson from All About The Andersons. Other high profile arrivals included R&B and soul producers Jimmy Jam and Terry lewis, BET chairman Debra Lee and Ava Coleman, Whose Line Is It Anyway? comedian Wayne Brady and WNBA player Lisa Leslie and husband Michael Lockwood.

It was the sixth year of the annual BET Honors, which highlights the achievements of African Americans and is known for its blend of glamor, inspiration and humor. This year's ceremony was hosted by Gabrielle Union and honored the likes of Halle Berry, Chaka Khan, T.D. Jakes and music executive Clarence Avant. Performances were provided by Alicia Keys, Brandy and Erykah Badu.

You can always rely on Cedric The Entertainer to get the red-carpet rocking ahead of an industry bash. Real name Cedric Antonio Kyles, the American actor and comedian showed up at the 2013 BET Honors last week to really liven things up! The Steve Harvey Show alum looked in his element posing for photographers and chatting with fellow guests.

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It was a typical grand entrance from the funny-man, though the waiting press pack were perhaps more keen to snap Avatar star Laz Alonso, who also attended the event, and Anthony Anderson from All About The Andersons. Other high profile arrivals included R&B and soul producers Jimmy Jam and Terry lewis, BET chairman Debra Lee and Ava Coleman, Whose Line Is It Anyway? comedian Wayne Brady and WNBA player Lisa Leslie and husband Michael Lockwood.

It was the sixth year of the annual BET Honors, which highlights the achievements of African Americans and is known for its blend of glamor, inspiration and humor. This year's ceremony was hosted by Gabrielle Union and honored the likes of Halle Berry, Chaka Khan, T.D. Jakes and music executive Clarence Avant. Performances were provided by Alicia Keys, Brandy and Erykah Badu.

15th January 2013 3448696
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