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Michael Clarke Duncan, “Green Mile” star, dead at 54

Michael Clarke Duncan

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Michael Clarke Duncan, the Academy Award-nominated actor best known for his work in “The Green Mile” and “Daredevil,” has passed away. He was 54.

Duncan had remained hospitalized since he was found in cardiac arrest on July 13. Sources close to Duncan say he never had fully recovered from the myocardial infarction, and that “his passing came very suddenly,” TMZ reports. Fiancé Omarosa Manigault found him dead in his hospital room earlier today. Her mother was reportedly with him when he passed.

“[Omarosa] Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date,” a representative close to the former reality star tells TMZ.

Duncan began his acting career in the mid-’90s, but he didn’t get his breakout role until 1998’s “Armageddon.” (He also had a fantastic bit part as a bouncer in “A Night at the Roxbury.” But it wasn’t until 1999’s “The Green Mile” that he became a household name. His role as a convicted murder in the Tom Hanks-starrer earned him his first and only Academy Award nomination.

From there, he landed major roles in movies like “The Whole Nine Yards,” “Planet of the Apes,” “The Scorpion King” and “Daredevil.” He balanced his film career with jobs doing voicework for video games and various cartoons. Even if you never knew Duncan by name, you’ve probably seen at least one of his projects, be it “Sin City,” “Brother Bear” or “Green Lantern” (he voiced Kilowog). Our thoughts are with those closest to Duncan at this time. He will be missed.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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