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“I’m The Reason Why The Show Is Successful”: Cast Members Of Your Favorite TV Shows Who Couldn’t Seem To Get Along
Just yesterday “The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story” aired and it showed a side of the cast members behind the scenes that was quite salacious and drama-filled. Yes, the chemistry you see between cast members on TV shows isn’t always real or what it seems, and that goes for bad relationships between co-stars. It’s true that sometimes the people paid to play friends and lovers really can’t stand one another. Here are 11 examples of cast members who couldn’t get along from some of our favorite shows.
Though Brandy and Countess Vaughn had to play best friends on “Moesha,” they had a very contentious relationship, which Brandy recounted in detail as the cover darling of the April ’98 issue of Vibe.
“I think she’s very funny, very talented,” Brandy says. “I just feel like she wants to be in the position I’m in. People tell her, ‘You’re the reason why the show’s successful.’ And she’s told me that before. And she’s called me a b***h-to my face. She said, ‘I’m the reason why the show is successful, bitch.’ In front of a lot of people. And I looked at her like, Wow. I couldn’t say nothing about her because I wasn’t about to…”
“She knows,” says Brandy of Vaughn. “She wakes up and looks at herself in the mirror and she gets disgusted. I don’t.”
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.
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.
At the height of their careers, these celebrities left their breakout gigs to explore other opportunities, finish school or move on professionally. With many of these celebrities starring in their breakout roles, they decided to part ways and to not continue riding the wave of a solo-role stardom.
In the case Dave Chappelle, we’re seeing a comeback, with the comedian back on the stand-up tour and doing media interviews like this one in The New York Times. Here are nine celebrities who left the fame of their major roles at the height of their success and may not make the same move.
Yesterday, during my daily Tumblr search, I found a video of Issa Rae and Andrea Lewis, formerly of “Degrassi” and currently of Those Girls Are Wild. In the video they were talking about how the portrayal of black women on television has changed, for the worst over the years. They specially referenced the golden era, the 90’s. When they discussed the positive role models we had on television at the time the first woman that came to both of their minds was “Laura Winslow” (Kellie Wiliams-Jackson). They talked about how Laura was the type of girl they could see themselves being friends with. She was normal. A regular high school girl we watched evolve into a sophisticated woman when she cut her long hair into that sleek, short Nia Long look. Honestly, the conversation left me with a bittersweet feeling. Sweet because those were good times in television and bitter because things just aren’t like that anymore. Well, in an effort to remember the good ole days, here are the black women, and in some cases teenagers or young girls, we loved to watch on television.
These ladies kept the laughs coming on their respective television shows and in their classic movies, but after catching our eye, they seemed to show up less and less on our televisions and on the movie screen. They’re mad talented and while some have been preoccupied with more important things (including motherhood), others have just had a hard time getting a good role in a bias Hollywood. Here are nine women who need a job on TV or in a big career changing film ASAP, because their talents are too great to go to waste. Check it out (and be prepared to click…).
*Smiles Profusely* I don’t know about you but just the mention of House Party is guaranteed to put a huge grin on my face. At a time when movies like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off were making a killing at the movie theaters, the black community was waiting for that same type of good-natured flick. You know, the type of movie where we could see young black kids having fun, where the only real threat to their lives was catching a butt whooping instead of a bullet. That’s what House Party did for us. It showed us the fun side and honestly made us feel lucky to be young and black. We needed this movie and we needed it to be well done. Luckily, with the combination of a talented cast, hilarious one liners, great music and a little bit of romance, we got just that.
The music gets you hype, you still do the dance with your homegirl and the DVD is on the shelf right now, but you probably don’t know these the behind the scene secrets. Check them out.
Before School Daze what movies were talking about the good, the bad and the ugly of black college life? Though this was only Spike Lee’s third film, he took on heavy topics including colorism in the black community, Greek life and apartheid. It only took Lee $152,000 to complete School Daze‘s predecessor, She’s Gotta Have It, and Columbia studios entrusted him with $6 million for this one. Though the musical drama was received with mixed reviews, (which we’ll get to later), the film went on to earn $14.5 million at the box office. Check out the interesting little facts and tidbits behind this game-changing flick.
I do not envy celebrities when it comes to developing and maintaining a relationship in the public eye. The rumors some members of the media are willing to create to get a dollar are really at the expense of a real life relationship. It’s really kind of sad when you think about it. But such is the price of being in the public eye.
Tisha Campbell-Martin, wife to actor Duane Martin, recently took to Twitter to address to some of the drama that’s been swirling around about the “impending” Smith divorce.
“Usually I ignore negativity, but I’m tired of the media attacking TheSmiths. They’re an amazing couple n I wish ppl wld stop perpetuatin LIES.”
See what Tisha had to say about she and the Smith’s relationship at Eurweb.com
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