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Cast Of “Martin” Reunites At Tommy Ford’s Memorial

October 20th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Tommy Ford, one of the cast members from our beloved show “Martin” Last week. This week, the gang from the show reunited to honor him with a special tribute at his funeral this Wednesday.

“Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years,” Arnold’s caption reads. “Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten. And PLEASE don’t ask “Where’s Martin?..” he was there too…just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll#MartinShow

As for Martin, he released this statement to Entertainment Weekly

“Tommy was not only a great costar but he was a great man and friend. He always brought with him his spirituality a positive attitude and so much joy. I am sad the world lost a great talent and that I lost a wonderful friend. God bless him and his family.”

Ford was taken off life support after he suffered from an aneurysm in his abdomen.

We’re glad to see these three together. We just wish it could have been a more festive occasion. RIP Tommy.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.”You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

Where Are They Now? The Cast Of “Bad Boys” 20 Years Later

April 7th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Columbia Pictures

Can you believe it’s actually been 20 years since Bad Boys came out?! Where did the time go?

While we wait on a possible third installment to come to fruition (it was announced), I think it would be fun to see what the cast is looking like now, and what they’re up to.

So here it is!

Welcome Back To Chocolate City: Martin Lawrence Announces The Sequel To “A Thin Line Between Love And Hate”

February 19th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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New Line Cinema

Having a bad day? Well, I’ve got some news that might perk you up big time. If you were a fan of the 1996 film, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, you’ll be happy to know that a sequel could very well be on the way to a theater near you.

Martin Lawrence announced on his Instagram page that he had completed the script for the sequel to the film, which he worked on alongside former “Martin” showrunner, Bentley Kyle Evans. Evans was also co-screenwriter for the original film. Lawrence was understandably excited about it all:



And Evans took to Twitter to say, “What ya’ll think? Get ready for it!!!!”

I’m not sure where the story will go this time around, as a lot of time has passed. But then again, at the end of the original film, crazy Brandi Web (played by Lynn Whitfield) didn’t die. Instead, her character was thrown in jail for trying to kill Darnell (played by Martin Lawrence), and the film finished with this quote:

“I hope po’ baby lands on her feet, but they better make damn sure they fix that dent in her heart before they let her out.”

Could Brandi be getting out?! If the film is actually picked up by a studio, then we will find out. Considering that the original grossed more than $30 million on a budget of only $8 million, if the story is good, it could definitely be worth bringing back to the big screen.

I’m still waiting on this Bad Boys sequel, so I won’t go completely crazy over this news, but since I own and love A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, I’ll admit that I’m maaaaad excited about the possibilities! How about you?

And Don’t Come Back: 15 Stars Banned From Talk Shows

January 14th, 2015 - By Rich
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This list of stars banned from talk shows is almost surreal and the reasons behind why they’ve been banned run from the comical to the petty to the ‘what the what??” Our top contenders include Kathy Griffin who’s pretty much been banned from all the top shows and Piers Morgan who has a LIST of celebrities that aren’t allowed on our show. And oh that guy who got banned from setting Jay Leno’s couch on fire.

Source Binged Watch, Your Daily Scoop, WBLI. All images courtesy of WENN


And Don’t Come Back: 15 Stars Banned From Talk Shows

“They’re Working On The Script”: Martin Lawrence Says “Bad Boys 3” Is Happening

August 14th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The last time a Bad Boys movie came out, folks were still out here doing the chickenhead, Beyoncé released “Crazy in Love,” and Britney Spears and Madonna kissed at the MTV VMAs.

Fast forward to this current year and no one is doing the chickenhead (we’re just moving past the nae nae), Beyoncé pretty much runs the world, Britney Spears and Madonna are still trying their best to stay relevant, and according to Martin Lawrence, the third installment in the Bad Boys franchise is on its way.

In an interview with Conan O’Brien last night, Lawrence, who was there to promote his new show Partners, said that the script is being worked on, and Jerry Bruckheimer is hoping that both he and Will Smith will be down for another big ride. Lawrence definitely seemed like would be on board.

O’Brien: I heard a rumor that, cause people love those Bad Boys movies, 1 and 2, that there’s going to be a Bad Boys 3. Is that possible?

Lawrence: I believe so, yes. I just talked to [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said it’s real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close, and it all looks good.

O’Brien: Have you done all the casting on that?

Lawrence: No, we won’t cast you.

O’Brien: I would love to be in a Bad Boys movie!

Lawrence: You know what you could play? A crooked cop on crack…

O’Brien: …Yes! Yes! I think I was born to play that!

And since word got out, people have been going crazy on Twitter and already seem excited about the idea of a third movie coming to theaters. But are you?

Ready To See Them Again? Former TV Stars Returning To Television

July 16th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Halle Berry in Extant, photo credit CBS

Extant,CBS (2014)

Television shows have certainly changed over the last several years. Once known as a platform for up-and-coming actors, there appears to be a growing trend of “A-list” stars looking to get in on the action. Gone are the days when celebrities were “too good for television.” You now have Academy Award winners like Matthew McConaughey starring in HBO’s True Detective, Kevin Spacey in the Netflix hit House of Cards, and Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle on House of Lies.

Well we are here to inform you of another trend — the rise of former TV stars coming to a small screen near you. Are you surprised by any?

Read 10 Television Comeback Stories

Famous Men Who Waited Forever To Marry Their Wives

June 9th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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They may have eventually put a ring on it but these celebrity men were in no rush to make it official. Here are some men who waited seemingly forever to marry their women.

"T.I. pf"



Although they haven’t been married for that long, T.I. and Tiny have been one of hip-hop’s favorite couples since 2001. The former Xscape member has stuck by T.I.’s side even when he served time for gun possession and again a year later when he was locked up for a parole violation. A few months after he finished his first term in March 2010, the couple, who had been engaged for three years, tied the knot in an over the top ceremony that took place over the course of two days. But the honeymoon phase would be interrupted a few months later when the rapper returned to jail.

Over It: Stars Who Walked Away From Hit TV Shows

April 16th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Sometimes you have to know when to hold them and when to fold them. These actors didn’t know how to hold them and jumped the gun by walking away from a hit show.

Stars Who Walked Away From Hit TV Shows


Tisha Campbell

Martin Lawrence cut his teeth as a stand up comedian and made a name for himself as the host of Def Comedy Jam club before he was given his own show. Tisha Campbell was cast to play his girlfriend on his sitcom “Martin” and the two had a working relationship that went all the way back to 1990’s House Party. But by the fifth season, Campbell was suddenly gone from the show. Soon after her departure, she slapped Lawrence and the show’s producers with a sexual harassment lawsuit alleging verbal and physical assaults. The suit was settled out of court so Campbell could appear in the season finale with the condition that she not appear in any scenes with Lawrence.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”

February 10th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: New Line Cinema

Source: New Line Cinema

An urban answer to Fatal Attraction, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate served as a cautionary tale for men who were out here wyling when it comes to the ladies. It’s not smart to be reckless out here. You know the plot, you gasped and held your breath as you thought Martin–Darnell– was going to lose his life and you rooted for he and Regina King to work it out. But we bet you didn’t know these behind the scenes secrets. Check them out on the following pages.

What Recession? Actors Who Starred In Two TV Shows At One Time

December 19th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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Sometimes it’s hard to come by a check in Hollywood but these celebs, they had no problem finding not one but two gigs at the same time.

Actors Who Starred In Two TV Shows At One Time


Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash had us in tears as Deputy Raineesha Williams on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911!” Since then Nash has padded her resume with numerous guest appearances, along with her own reality show. Finding a regular check with TV Land, Nash plays a preacher’s wife opposite Cedric the Entertainer on “The Soul Man.” Nash is once again flexing her comedic acting chops with another show. The married mother of three plays a nurse at a geriatric ward inside of a hospital on HBO’s “Getting On,” based on a British show of the same name.