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Morris Chestnut helps solve Miami crimes in ‘Rosewood’

Morris Chestnut starts in ‘Rosewood,’ filmed in Miami, airing on Fox Wednesday nights. The premiere is at 8 p.m. Sept 23
Morris Chestnut starts in ‘Rosewood,’ filmed in Miami, airing on Fox Wednesday nights. The premiere is at 8 p.m. Sept 23 FOX TV

A gaggle of VIPs attended Fox TV’s premiere of Rosewood last week at CineBistro in Dolphin Mall. Guests got to see the first episode of the show, starring Morris Chestnut and filmed in Miami.

The Perfect Guy star plays the title character, Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, a criminal pathologist who helps cops solve cases while driving around in his yellow convertible Pontiac GTO. See the trailer, with one scene filmed right on North Bayshore Drive, in front of Paramount Bay, the condo Lenny Kravitz helped design.

https://youtu.be/FhhYJXV508A

The twist: Rosewood, though seemingly buff and in shape, has a serious heart condition — and a nasty scar down his chiseled chest to prove it.

In real life, the 46-year-old is doing just fine and really just wants to get better at his craft.

“I’ll still sign up for an acting class,” Chestnut recently told The New York Daily News. “You can’t stop learning. I don’t want to be the guy who had the potential but never fully realized it.”

We’ve got faith in you, Morris.

Rosewood, from executive producer Todd Harthan (Psych, Dominion), premieres at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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LunchMoney Lewis definitely has fewer Bills than he had before his debut single went big earlier this year. But that doesn’t mean the North Miami native is going to stop now. He’s back at it with a new song, Whip It, not to be confused with Devo’s 1980 hit of the same name. The Miami Beach High grad’s song is an unmistakable dance track that you’ll likely start hearing in the clubs shortly.

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Talent is in Lunch’s DNA: Dad Ian and uncle Roger Lewis are of famed reggae group Inner Circle, who wrote such classics as Bad Boys, the theme for Sweat (A La La Long).

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