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Fans of “The Game” can now breathe easy because they will be receiving a proper farewell from the series after a 10-year run. This evening at the BET Awards, cast members of the series, including Pooch Hall, took the stage and confirmed that Melanie and Derwin will be making cameos for the series finale.
“It’s official, ya boy is back,” Hall said. “But yo, it’s not just me. Melanie is also back on ‘The Game’ for the finale.
Unfortunately, Tia Mowry was not present, but according to Hall, she planned to attend but had to stay home because she is feeling under the weather.
“Tia wanted to be here, but Tia fell ill, so Tia feel better. We love you, and that’s what’s up,” he continued.
News of the reunion is pretty shocking considering that Mowry told fans early on that she would not be partaking the final season.
“The [love] I am receiving from fans of Melanie on ‘The Game’ is so amazing and touching! I couldn’t just ignore,” Mowry wrote on Facebook. “I had amazing 5 yrs on the show and feel so blessed to be have been a part of it:) Many are asking if I am making a return for the last year, and the answer is no. But again, I felt so blessed, so blessed, to have played Melanie Barnett!#melanieandderwinforever.”
We’re thrilled to see that she has experienced a change of heart.
So, will you be tuning in to BET on August 5 to catch Melanie and Derwin together one last time?
Is the ending of “The Game” after two networks and nine seasons really bittersweet? Lauren London and Hosea Chanchez tell us how they really feel.
Jay Ellis would be a fine man just walking down the street, but we know staring on “The Game” has seriously upped the actor’s sexy status. That’s why when we sat down to talk with him and Wendy Raquel Robinson about the final season of the BET series we just had to know: What them mentions looking like? Check out the video above as Jay literally blushes over some of the things women say to him on social media and tune in to see more of Blue and Tasha Mack on the ninth season premiere of “The Game” at 10 pm ET/PT on BET.
The ninth and final season of “The Game” begins on BET tonight and if we’re being honest, Coby Bell might just be what we’ll miss most about this show we’ve been following ever since its throwback days on the CW. We recently had a chance to chat with the hilarious actor and Brittany Daniel to ask how they feel about the series coming to an end and then we tried to get a little extra somethin’ somethin’ out of Coby but he wasn’t having it. See what happened when we asked him to bust out a tune for us in the video above and be sure to tune in to “The Game” tonight on BET at 10 pm ET/PT.
Exclusive: Wendy Raquel Robinson Says Constant Criticism Of “The Game” Hurt: “I Was Very Sensitive To The Fans”
In June, BET’s hit show The Game will premiere its ninth and final season. After a whole host of cast shake-ups and storyline mixups, one constant presence throughout the show’s run has been actress Wendy Raquel Robinson. She plays Tasha Mack on the show, the mother of football star Malik Wright (Hosea Chanchez) and the sassy businesswoman trying to build her management company from the ground up. After all these years and all those episodes, Robinson will miss the series, and most importantly, she will miss her cast members, many of which she says she’s built a lifelong bond with. What she won’t miss though, is the criticism the show has received over the years. After starting strong on The CW only to be canceled and revived by BET, many fans of the show felt that once it came to the network, the quality of the program decreased. Premiering on BET with an unusual leap forward in time, from there, the storyline included too many changes and wild plot twists for some original viewers. Many had been complaining about the series since it returned in 2011, and things only got worse when it decided to move forward without original lead cast members Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall. Robinson admits that such criticism was often tough to deal with and at the end of the day, she just wanted to do the job she was hired to do.
So we chatted with the lovely actress about that and discussed her nonprofit organization, Amazing Grace Conservatory, which helps young people cultivate their skills in the performing arts. We also talked about what’s next for her, including a major role as Cruella de Vil, and her leading role in the new film, Mysterious Ways. In it, Robinson plays a grieving mother named Marilyn, whose life changes when she encounters a homeless man named Mozart, played by Gary Dourdan. In an effort to help Mozart get his life back on track, she is actually able to get her own life back on track and let go of her pain so that she can flourish. That film is currently available on the Urban Movie Channel. Check out the trailer for it, and our chat with Robinson.
Since Tiffney can’t seem to marry The Game, perhaps his celebrity friends can set him up with women for another reality show on VH1. Sound too messy to be true? Well, it’s happening.
Just today, the network sent out a press release confirming the new one-hour weekly series starring The Game as he embarks on his national summer tour.
Despite the fact that he was professing his love to Tiffney in February, saying he wanted her back, the rapper is now looking for a new woman. And he hopes to find her being turning the reigns over to some other people.
We all know The Game from his hit VH1 series “Marrying The Game” as an amazing father as well as family man, that goes without saying. But what we don’t know is if there is a woman out there that would satisfy him enough to slow him down. In the past we’ve seen him give being a family man his all, but sometimes in life and love other cards come into play. Now, in the new series “She’s Got Game,” The Game sets out in pursuit of his perfect love match while he embarks on a national tour. The 10-episode series is slated to premiere summer 2015.
Tired of picking the wrong women, in “She’s Got Game,” Taylor turns to his celebrity friends to see who can help him most when it comes to matters of the heart. Each celebrity will select a young woman to accompany Game on his national tour. But which women will succumb to the not-so-innocent rock star lifestyle, and which will have his back and ultimately win his heart?
The Game aka Jayceon Taylor also serves as one of the show’s executive producers.
We already know this is gearing up to be the hottest of messes, but will you watch?
Things between Tiffney Cambridge and rapper The Game have been in shambles for quite some time. Ever since they exposed their relationship on the Vh1 reality show, “Marrying The Game,” she’s accused him of being too juvenile and stuck in the stereotypical disrespectful ways of a rapper. He felt that she was too controlling and uptight. Eventually, those issues, along with more serious ones, pulled them apart while they were trying to plan their wedding, and from there, things got ugly. At one point, there were allegations that the rapper broke Cambridge’s nose during an argument, and he claimed that she was keeping him from their kids.
But a lot of time has passed, and things have improved between the two, even though they aren’t romantically involved again. However, that doesn’t mean that the rapper doesn’t want to make something happen again with the woman he was so close to marrying.
Cambridge posted a picture yesterday of Beyoncé and Jay Z on the set of their short film for the “On The Run” tour. The Game decided that was the perfect time to remind Cambridge of how he feels about her, and when a fan told him to go get his “woman” back, he said that he has tried:
I do think that Cambridge brought a sort of calm and stability to The Game’s very hectic lifestyle, but at the same time, they seemed to be going in two different directions. Do you think the two should get back together? Cambridge’s followers sure do…
“It’s undeniable the Love you too[sic] share, she is Queen and she definitely brings out the King in you! If you don’t go and sweep her off her feet, we are rooting for you @losangelesconfidential”
“I think it’s safe to say you guys have a lot of supporters that want to see yall together. Of course we never know what goes on behind closed doors, but we all fell in love with you guys from the show. Hope it works out for you guys!”
“You guys have a beautiful family. And even tho, we all make mistakes we can always forgive and forget and try to make things work.”
When “The Game” first made its official appearance in 2006, viewers were drawn in with the amazing writing, and great acting from the ensemble cast. After a premature cancellation, and a revival through BET, “The Game” has reached a large audience and brought the dramedy four more seasons.
As the final season is about to begin, I wanted to honor this amazing show with a list of some of the best episodes.
A small caveat, this list is only comprised of the CW episodes. I went through a period without cable, and never caught back up with the BET episodes.
It was hard to cut it down (my original list had 27 episodes, and I was trying really hard to not include everything), but I think I have a pretty decent list.
If I missed your favorite, let’s talk about it in the comment section!
We told you last week that after an outpouring of love from fans wishing, hoping and waiting for Melanie and Derwin to make a return to “The Game” for the final season, Tia Mowry confirmed that it won’t happen:
“The [love] I am receiving from fans of Melanie on ‘The Game’ is so amazing and touching! I couldn’t just ignore. I had amazing 5 yrs on the show and feel so blessed to be[sic] have been a part of it:) Many are asking if I am making a return for the last year, and the answer is no. But again, I felt so blessed, so blessed, to have played Melanie Barnett!#melanieandderwinforever.”
As it turns out, soon after, Pooch Hall also decided to say that he too is “def done” with the show and that he has another show to think about in Showtime’s Ray Donovan, so people need to move on already.
That still wasn’t necessarily enough for Hall’s followers, who felt that because Tia and Pooch made the show as Melanie and Derwin, they should come back. In response, he said that BET had a chance to bring him back, but they backed out of the deal, so he’s not interested in making a return:
“i mean i cant speak for her but im def done… they didnt ask me to come back well they did like a year n half a go i said yes then it fell apart… so i just concentrated on my new show #RayDonovan on #showtime”
“its over boo…they had the chance to have me…”
“they done its a wrap ive moved onto #RayDonovan @showtime is my new network n home…get at me over there…”
This isn’t the first time that Hall has talked about how he was supposed to return to “The Game” in the past, only for those plans to fall through. He said in 2013 that the way BET did him was “hurtful”
My contract had ended and BET said, ‘We’re gonna get you on for season 6.’ I literally booked “Ray Donovan” a week out. And when we were making my deal with Showtime, they knew how strong my fan base was so…..Showtime said you still can work over at “The Game.” And when I went back to BET with news and was like let’s make this work, they didn’t return my phone calls or emails. Everyone was like why’d you’d leave “The Game” and I was like “I didn’t leave.” It was hurtful. I felt that we all made “The Game” what is it today.
While it’s nice that people would love to see Tia and Pooch make a return to “The Game,” with or without them, it’s time for that show to go and for folks to let Melanie and Derwin go too…
Emotions ran high this weekend after news of two NYPD officers being gunned down in Brooklyn began to circulate. In response to the slayings, rapper Jayceon “The Game” Taylor took to Instagram with a screenshot snatched from one headline with a caption that reads:
“I guess y’all ‘can’t breathe’ either #RIPEricGarner #AllLivesMatter #ShitHasToChange #Now”
Of course, considering that two people who had absolutely nothing to do with the deaths of Eric Garner or Mike Brown were killed in cold bold, his post came off as insensitive to some. So he followed up with another post explaining his previous one. According to Taylor, the post was in “direct response” to the disgusting photo of three men mocking protesters by wearing shirts that read: “I can breathe,” which had been circulating on social media.
His reaction continues:
“The comment in my last post was a DIRECT RESPONSE to the picture above: I didn’t say it was cool that 2 cops were murdered senselessly while sitting in their car. These weren’t the cop(s) that killed ERIC GARNER so it wasn’t necessary they die in that manner the same as it wasn’t AT ALL necessary ERIC GARNER die in the way he did.
My comment also suggested that #AllLivesMatter &#ShitNeedsToChangeNow but you simple minded f-cks skipped right over the real message to pull whatever negativity you could from my post… As expected.
One thing about me is, I’m ME. I’m not running from my views or opinions & I’m standing firm on anything I say… So while all of you trying to find the HATE in my post, there is NONE. What their is…. is an opinion of a man that believes the deaths of innocent people are never OKAY. Never has been !!! It just so happens, that I’m BLACK. It just so happens I grew up as a minority & have been a victim of racial profiling & police harassment in my youth the same as many so I can relate to the continuous STRUGGLE to change the way the GOVERNMENT deals with it’s own employees when they’re supposed to be highly trained professionals who loosely abuse the right to them wearing the badge given to them. ‘PROTECT & SERVE’ does not mean ‘CHOKE & KILL’ an innocent unarmed man….
Retaliating for Eric Garner’s murder the way the MEDIA portrays it happened wasn’t the answer either but it happened…. SO WHAT NOW… Do police KILL more civilians ??? Or do civilians KILL more police ??? Y’all can’t see what’s happening to our country ? Or all YALL still too focused on an iPhone app to get off of it to take a REAL LOOK AROUND ??? & you ask me, do I like police: NO !!! Do I hate police: NO !!! Have I experienced more police abusing their authority than not: YES !!! So that’s why “I” say F-CK THE POLICE !!! That’s “MY OPINION”…. Does that mean I think it’s dope that 2 innocent cops were murdered: NOPE. But does it change my view on crooked police: NOPE !!! So… You can hate me, not like me, say F-CK GAME or UNFOLLOW or never support my MUSIC again because I have an opinion… SO WHAT, I DO NOT GIVE A F-CK !!!”
Of course, many tried to twist his words and suggest that he was somehow encouraging the behavior of Ismaaiyl Brinsley, which honestly didn’t seem to be the case.
What are your thoughts on The Game’s response and reaction to critics?
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