*Veteran actor and funnyman Donald Faison, not to be confused with Fasion Love, settled a $73,000 commission dispute with United Talented Agency.
The former “Scrubs” star claims he wasn’t aware that he owed his former agency the funds until UTA filed suit against him in LA Superior Court on May 9, sources say. The money was from part of Faison’s run on the NBC and later ABC comedy, as well as the $60,000 payment he received from The Law pilot back in 2010.
After being informed about the case, Faison contacted UTA and paid the full amount immediately. The actor also fired his business manager over the matter. UTA will withdraw its complaint against Faison next week.
“UTA represented Faison as an actor for nearly a decade during which time UTA negotiated a lucrative deal for Faison to perform on the hit series Scrubs, which he has appeared on since 2001. Faison paid commissions due to UTA through part of Scrubs season 9, and then, for no reason whatsoever, suddenly stopped making payments. Faison has not only turned his back on the people that helped slingshot his career, but on his contractual obligations to those people,” said the 10-page suit.
Hmm, it looks like when it comes to his finances, Mr. Faison is simply, “Clueless.”
*Donald Faison and his wife CaCee Cobb became the parents of a baby boy on Thursday, Aug. 15, the actor announced on Twitter.
“Yesterday @caceecobb and I welcomed the most amazing little boy into our lives! Oh Happy Day!!” Faison tweeted.
While sharing his Tweet, the new mom added, “The happiest day of my life.”
Faison, 39, is also dad to Kobe, 11, Dade and Kaya, 13, and Sean, 16, from previous relationships.
After Cobb announced she and “The Exes” star were expecting, her best friend Jessica Simpson – herself a first-time mom to newborn Ace – became her pregnancy pal, offering the mom-to-be advice, before throwing her a baby shower in June.
“Imagine if you and your best friend were pregnant at the same time – CaCee’s loving it,” Faison told People. “They hang out all the time anyway, but now they hang out and talk baby stuff, look at baby stuff online, and go shopping for baby stuff together.”
Added Faison, “My character at work is a ladies’ man. When I go home, I’m a b—h. I’m her b—h.”
Donald Faison and Aaron Johnson in “Kick Ass 2″
*Donald Faison falls in lockstep with Morris Chestnut and other stars of “Kick Ass 2,” who use the same response to queries regarding co-star Jim Carrey’s refusal to promote the violent film.
“This is a fiction, fantasy, comic-book movie. It’s a movie,” Faison told us, echoing Chestnut’s sentiments when we spoke to him about the issue. “I think that’s, at the end of the day, what everybody needs to understand. Jim is allowed to have his personal point of view.
“We warn everybody in the title. The name of the movie is ‘Kick Ass 2’ and it has an ‘R’ rating. So if you’re not a fan of violence, don’t go see it.”
As previously reported, Carrey announced in June that he would not promote the film in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Ct.
“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” Carrey tweeted. “My apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
Jim Carrey in a scene from “Kick Ass 2″
Faison, a fan of Carrey, says he took full advantage of the actor’s proximity during filming. However, his love for the former “In Living Color” star left him red in the face after he sent a text gushing about him to the wrong person.
He explains below.
“Kick Ass 2″ is in theaters today.
Actor Donald Faison leaving an office building in Beverly Hills, California on May 10, 2013
*“Scandal” star Scott Foley and his brother-in-law Patrick Wilson are teaming up to produce “Ward’s Wife” starring former “Scrubs” star Donald Faison.
The film was also written by Foley and marks his feature directorial debut.
The dark comedy focuses on Ward (Faison) a man who has just had enough of being emotionally and verbally beaten down by his spouse and decides to kill her to free himself.
Ward’s wife will be played by Foley’s real life spouse Marika Dominczyk. Nicollette Sheridan will also star. It’s her first film role since her wrongful termination suit against ABC and “Desperate Housewives” ended in a mistrial on March 2012.
“Ward’s Wife” is scheduled to begin production in LA later this month. Faison will next be seen in Kick-Ass 2, due Aug. 16.
*Stacey Dash will reunite with former “Clueless” co-star Donald Faison on his TV Land comedy, “The Exes.”
Dash will play Dana, a recommitted virgin who is currently dating Phil (Faison). The duo played dysfunctional couple Dionne and Murray in “Clueless” and reprised their roles for the subsequent TV series.
Since her days on “Clueless,” Dash has guest-starred on “The Game,” “Single Ladies” and “CSI.”
“The Exes” returns Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30/9:30c. Dash’s episode is tentatively slated for July, reports TVGuide.com.
*“Parks & Recreation” co-star Rashida Jones and her writing partner, fellow actor-writer Will McCormack, have signed their first TV pod deal — a two-year pact with Warner Bros. Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Under the agreement, the two will develop, write and produce comedy and drama projects for broadcast and cable.
McCormack and Jones, the daughter of music producer Quincy Jones, previously wrote the Jones-starring indie romantic comedy “Celeste And Jesse Forever, “which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and recently nabbed a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay.
The duo is currently writing the feature “Frenemy Of The State” for Universal and Imagine.
On the TV side, they previously wrote “We Are Puppets,” which was in development at Showtime.