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Coffee Talk: Nia Long to Star in New TV Drama 'The Divide'

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Nia Long attends The Best Man Holiday screening at Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas in New York City.
Photo Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

See what we're chatting about over hot cofffee:

• Nia Long is the latest star to be cast in WEtv's newest original series, The Divide. The Best Man actress will play Billie Page, the wife of District Attorney Adam Page, who is investigating an old murder case. According to reports, shooting is already underway in Toronto. Long previously appeared in Showtime's House of Lies alongside Don Cheadle. She's set to appear in The Single Mom's Club this coming spring. [Deadline]

• The weekend box office numbers are in! Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas earned $16 million dollars, coming in at number three. The Hobbit and Frozen came in at number one and two respectively. [Box Office Mojo]

• Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom on Friday. The reality TV star cited "irreconcilable differences." According to TMZ, the breaking point came when a video of Odom rapping about cheating hit the internet. However, the athlete allegedly says his cheating is his friends' fault for supporting him "the wrong way by bringing girls around." [TMZ]

• On Saturday, Fast and Furious star Paul Walker was laid to rest in a small ceremony in Los Angeles. The next day, Walker's co-stars Tyrese and Ludacris posted tributes to the late star on Instagram. "Today in a room full of your loved ones I wish today was your wedding instead… God has a better plan even beyond ALL our own understandings… For selfish reasons we all wanted you to stay," wrote Tyrese. [Instagram]

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