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Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Don Cornelius, ‘Soul Train’ host, remembered; Scarlett Johansson has a new beau

Don Cornelius. (AP)
Don Cornelius, the legendary host of “Soul Train,” died Wednesday in what appears to be a suicide. “Before BET or MTV, before cable television or the Internet, TV’s ‘Soul Train’ taught a generation how to dance and let black America see itself having fun,” Post reporters Lonnae O’Neal Parker and Chris Richards write. “At the center stood Cornelius in all his preternatural cool.”

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray, Chuck Brown and more remember him in The Post’s obituary. Read fan reactions here, tweets from celebs at Click Track.and see photos of Cornelius in this gallery. Please leave your remembrances in the comments. (Washington Post)

Scarlett Johansson has been linked to art director Nate Naylor. Want to know every single thing about him, like what his co-workers think of his looks? Click the link. (People)

An autopsy performed on Leslie Carter , the 25-year-old sister of singers Nick and Aaron Carter who died Tuesday, did not show any “visible signs of trauma.” A toxicology report is pending. (E!)

J-Woww and Snooki have responded to Hoboken, N.J.’s “Shore” spinoff snub. Quoth Snooki, “Not everyone is going to like us. At the end of the day it’s her loss. I love Hoboken. No hate. Maybe [Mayor Dawn Zimmer] just doesn’t like our tans, I don’t know.” (

Showtime orders more “Shameless,” after the jump.

Showtime has ordered new seasons of “Californication,” “House of Lies” and “Shameless.” (Lifeline Live)

ABC has picked up two new comedy pilots, one starring Reba McEntire. I kid you not, “Reba” is one of my favorite shows of all time. (Vulture)

Sarah Jessica Parker has replaced Demi Moore as Gloria Steinem in “Lovelace” and is being rewarded with a terrible wig. (TMZ)

Kristen Stewart is in France, posing with fans and telling the French paparazzi to “freeze to death.” (E!)

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