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Mariah Carey named the new face of Game of War

Singer Mariah Carey will replace Kate Upton as the face of the insanely popular mobile app "Game of War: Fire Age." According to TMZ, Carey will get seven figures to star in a 30-second commercial and other promotional spots. "Game of War" is one of the top-grossing apps available.

Lark Voorhies marries Facebook boyfriend

Don't tell Screech. Lark Voorhies, who played Lisa Turtle on teen sitcom "Saved by the Bell," married her boyfriend, Jimmy Green, in Las Vegas, TMZ reports. The pair met on Facebook about a year ago. They don't live together yet, but have had a commitment ceremony in early April, a Vegas chapel ceremony in late April, and a big wedding with family and friends is planned for next year.

'Ninja Turtles' actor hospitalized for kidney failure

Actor and martial artist Ernie Reyes Jr., who might be best known for his role as Keno in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze," is in the hospital waiting for a kidney transplant. As a child actor Reyes, now 43, also was in the films "Last Dragon" and "Sidekicks." His sister, Destiny Reyes, has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for his hospital bills.

Jennifer Lawrence's bodyguard gets noticed

She's photographed almost constantly, so it's no surprise that Jennifer Lawrence's bodyguard, Greg Lenz, also is photographed frequently, usually standing a few feet behind the "Hunger Game" actress. The Internet — and therefore the tabloids — have started pointing out that her new guard is ruggedly handsome. The fact that he seems so helpful (he's been spotted holding her bags and her tiny dog) doesn't hurt, either.

Also ...

Rocker Rob Zombie was spotted in Birmingham on Friday afternoon, strolling through downtown. He plays the Loudwire Live festival Saturday in Flint.

The new Quentin Tarantino film "Hateful Eight" will be have a limited release on Dec. 25 in 70mm format, the Weinstein Co. announced Friday. The Civil War-era western will go nationwide Jan. 8.

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Saturday's birthdays

Malcolm McDowell, 72

Tim Allen, 62

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 29

Kat Dennings, 29

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