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Coffee Talk: Omar Epps to Star in New ABC Drama 'The Returned'

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• Omar Epps will star in the new ABC drama The Returned. The actor who played Dr. Eric Foreman on House will play an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, Martin Bellamy, who investigates the sudden return of those thought to be dead and buried. The show will co-star Hugh Laurie, Kurtwood Smith and Landon Gimenez. There's no word on when the series will begin airing. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Michael Jordan and his longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto applied for a marriage license yesterday in the state of Florida. The couple reportedly plan to jump the broom on April 27. This will be Jordan's second marriage. [TMZ]

• Will Smith received a guided tour of the "real London" yesterday. The movie star was escorted around town by Chuka Umunna, a member of parliament's Labour Party. Umunna tweeted that he took Smith to a school, a music venue, a coffee shop in addition to other stops. Smith is in town with his son Jaden, who happens to be opening up for Justin Bieber during his UK tour. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Loretta Devine says she's relieved not to be on Grey's Anatomy anymore. She told AARP The Magazine that her role as Dr. Richard Webber's wife, who was battling Alzheimer's, was hard to handle. "It [was] so serious on the Grey's set, dealing with the topics we [dealt] with," said Devine. "But, the role helps relieve the burden of families dealing with the disease." Despite its difficulty, Devine won an Emmy in 2011 for outstanding guest actress in a drama series. [AARP]

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