Super Bowl XLVII MVP Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks participates in his parade at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort on February 3, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
*Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks is only the third linebacker in NFL history to be crowned Super Bowl MVP. But that’s not the only historic feat he earned at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
He’s now the league’s first-ever defensive player to shout two of the most famous lines in ad history: “I’m Going to Disney World!” and “I’m Going to Disneyland!”
*A publicist for “Rizzoli & Isles” actor Lee Thompson Young has confirmed that the actor has committed suicide.
“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” the publicist said in a statement. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.”
Young, who also played the title role on Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” was 29. According to TMZ, sources say his body was discovered with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.
Angie Harmon and Lee Thompson Young on set of “Rizolli and Isles” in Los Angeles, California on June 13th, 2012
When Young failed to show up on the set of “Rizzoli & Isles” this morning, called the landlord of his Los Angeles home to do a door knock. According to TMZ, the landlord opened the door and discovered Young’s body.
*A Sanford, Florida pastor and Disney employee has been accused of downloading and watching child porn while working at Disney’s Port Orleans resort.
Cedric Eugene Cuthbert (pictured) was arrested last week on multiple child pornography charges.
The 49-year-old has worked at the Disney resort for over seven years and is a pastor at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sanford.
In arrest papers, a Disney relations manager accuses Cuthbert, who is no longer an employee, of downloading porn while working as a nighttime custodial manager at Disney’s Port Orleans, reports WESH Orlando.
“He’s no longer with the company,” Walt Disney World spokesperson Andrea Finger said. “There are controls in place that make us aware of activity, and we notified law enforcement.”
Disney has a monitoring system that takes screen captures every three seconds of employee computers. Cuthbert was downloading child porn from the internet, while writing a sermon for Easter Sunday.
Cuthbert bonded out of the Orange County jail earlier this morning and was ordered to have no contact with children under the age of 18, except for his two sons, ages eight and 11.
Click here to watch a WESH Orlando exclusive report.
*Newly out NBA center Jason Collins and his twin brother Jarron will be guests on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on May 15.
Collins became the first openly gay NBA player when he came out in a Sports Illustrated article last week – and ABC has been on him ever since, with “Good Morning America” scoring the first TV interview with the free agent last Tuesday.
Kimmel will be his first late-night stop, and of course, ABC News and the network’s sibling station ESPN (under Disney) have all had exclusive access. Folks are betting that an invite for next season’s “Dancing With the Stars” will come soon.
Comedian Cedric the Entertainer attends the 65th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on February 2, 2013 in Los Angeles
*Disney has announced Cedric the Entertainer among the vocal cast of its next big animated film “Planes,” described as an airborne version of “Cars.”
Dane Cook leads the vocal cast as an afraid-of-heights airplane that aspires to be a racer.
Ced will play “a puttering old biplane,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Rochelle, “a tough and confident racer,” while Val Kilmer and fellow “Top Gun” actor Anthony Edwards will play jet airplanes.
Stacy Keach, John Cleese, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Roger Craig Smith, Gabriel Iglesias, Oliver Kalkofe and comedian Sinbad were also announced as part of the cast.
The film also added the vocal talents of ESPN’s Colin Cowherd, who will play Colin Cowling, “an affable blimp and an eye-in-the-sky reporter,” and Brent Musburger as a Ford mustang broadcaster.
“Planes,” directed by Klay Hall (“King of the Hill”), is scheduled for release on August 9.