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It’s not a secret Carmelo Anthony wants to stay in New York, but it’s not only to continue playing for the Knicks. According to reports, the NBA star is pitching a reality show about his work as a political activist, and needs to be in a major market like L.A. or New York for the concept to make sense.

The weekly half-hour show would follow Melo discussing issues with other civic-minded celebrities and going to meetings and rallies. So far he has pitched the show to HBO and a few other cable networks, and is very serious about getting it sold.

Outside of playing basketball, Anthony has been an outspoken supporter of Black Lives Matter issues, and hosted a town hall meeting on police brutality in South Los Angeles last July.

The new show would be a far cry from his earlier foray into reality TV, his wife’s La La’s Full Court Life, which ran for five seasons on VH1. Melo and La La separated in April after it was reported that the NBA star got another woman pregnant. But neither party has filed for divorce.

“You know marriages are tough, and you know that,” she said while on the Wendy Williams Show Tuesday morning. “It’s filled with ups and downs. We are just going through a time right now.”

Melo has been very honest about wanting to reconcile with his estranged wife and get their family back together. This show could definitely help reshape his image and switch the conversation surrounding his personal life.

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Gina Torres Confirms Split From Laurence Fishburne After Photos Surface Of Her Kissing Another Man

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Well they kept that under the radar. Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne have split, but no one knew until now.

Photos of Torres kissing a mystery man hit the net Tuesday prompting folks to speculate that she was cheating on her husband of 14 years. But, according to Torres the couple have been separated since early fall of last year. The actress confirmed the news to PEOPLE in a statement saying:

“With heavy hearts, Laurence and I quietly separated and began the dissolution of our marriage in the early fall of last year. There are no bad guys here. Only a love story with a different ending than either one of us had expected.”

“Happily, however, our family remains intact and we will continue to raise our daughter together with love and joy and awe. As well as raise each other up with respect and love and the continued understanding that we’re in this together, if not side by side.”

Torres and Fishburne, 56, married in 2002 and share one daughter, Delilah Fishburne. The Black-ish star also has two children from a previous marriage: Montana and Langston Fishburne.

On Tuesday, Page Six posted photos of Torres kissing a new man, who has now been identified as Kevin Wright, an entrepreneur and solar energy investor from Utah who now lives in Southern California. According to the site, Wright was married for 20 years and recently split with his wife.

No word on how long the two have been dating.

In January 2016 Torres still referred to herself as Fishburne’s wife in an interview with Hello Magazine. But in September 2016, Torres told the New York Times that she had quit the USA drama “Suits” after six years partly because “my personal life needed to be tended to.”

It’s now being reported that she will be starring in a “Suits” spinoff slated to debut in 2018. She will also executive produce.

 

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