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'The Best Man: Final Chapters' Limited Series Set At Peacock, Core Cast To Return
Kevin Hart's Personal Shopper Allegedly Used Actor's Credit Cards To Buy Himself $1M in Luxury Goods
      Shadow and Act has learned that Peacock has ordered 10 episodes of the limited dramedy series The Best Man: Final Chapters from Universal Televi- sion, written and executive pro- duced by Malcolm D. Lee and Dayna Lynne North.
NBCUniversal's Peacock is a natural fit for the film series, which is from Universal Pic- tures.
The cast will return for the se- ries, including Morris Chest- nut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Ter- rence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau.
The series will catch up with
Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as rela- tionships evolve and past griev- ances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.
“We're excited to reunite this beloved cast for a limited series run of ‘The Best Man’ for Pea- cock,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Con- tent, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “With a power- house duo like Malcolm and Dayna at the helm, fans will fall in love with our favorite group of friends all over again.”
Kevin Hart's personal shopper allegedly stole more than $1 million from the actor by making unauthorized pur- chases with Hart's credit cards.
Dylan Jason Syer was ar- raigned in Queens Supreme Court on Wednesday facing grand larceny and other charges, the Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz an- nounced.
Syer, 29, was charged on a 10-count indictment with grand larceny in the first and second degree, criminal pos- session of stolen property in the first and second degree, identity theft in the first degree and scheme to defraud in the first degree by acting Queens Supreme Court Justice John
In addition, the DA filed an asset for forfeiture action against Syer in civil court, "seeking to seize, restrain, and
ultimately forfeit Syer's assets up to the amount that he al- legedly stole. Any recovered assets will first be used to make any victims of this crime whole."
According to the DA, Syer first started working with Hart in 2015 when he was hired to obtain several items for the actor through his per- sonal shopping business, Sire Consulting, LLC.
After that, Syer kept Hart's credit card numbers "with the understanding that he would only make authorized pur- chases," the DA said. But ac- cording to prosecutors, Syer went on to make more than $1 million worth of "unauthorized charges on those credit cards over the course of 19 months."
   Bruno Mars Catfish Allegedly Swindles TX
Woman Out Of $100k
A Houston man appeared in court this week, accused of im- personating Bruno Mars on Instagram to romance a woman and scam her out of $100,000. According to ABC30, Chin- wendu Azuonwu was charged with third-degree felony money laundering last month, though he was recently taken into cus- tody. The catfish incident hap- pened between September and October 2018, after a person pretending to be the "24K Magic" singer reached out to a 63-year-old north Texas woman via Instagram.
The woman told police that the fraudulent Mars made her believe he was interested in pur- suing a relationship with her, and she subsequently fell in love with whom she thought was the real singer. She also told investi-
gators that the account con- vinced her of its authenticity by sending her a number of texts and photos from tour, telling her that he wanted to quit the tour to be with her.

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