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Updates: The Game, Nariah & Michelle Williams

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The Game has gotten the tentative green light from the CW network for a third season. The season wrap party went down last week and an insider on set gave YBF the exclusive info:

Next season starts taping in 2 months. But in order to save the show, they had to cut corners drastically. As in no studio audience, no food on set, no heavy rider requests, etc. Just actors, set, crew and action!

The source says the execs working on the show did what they had to do to keep the show going. And I'm happy they did. More ish when you read the rest...

Nick and Mariah apparently honeymooned in the Bahamas this weekend after having their nuptial bliss at her home. Now the minister is dishing details too. What's really hood with this "wedding"? Anyways, here's a couple more of Mariah's pics from her upcoming VIBE issue:

Interesting.

And Michelle Williams has a new release date for her upcoming Unexpected album. It's now August 12th and her video for "We Break The Dawn" will premiere May 12th.

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I too love two and a half men

I too love two and a half men episodes just coz charlie sheen is a great character.
Anonymous's picture

Last pic of Mariah looks cute

Last pic of Mariah looks cute and I love The Game glad we're getting a third season... This season is so freaking good it's not serious...LMAO @ Derwin and Malik going to Cali to get their girls back... Question: DO PPL REALLY FIND ROBIN GIVENS AND HER ALIEN HEAD ATTRACTIVE???? BECAUSE I NEVER DID NOT EVEN IN HER BOOMERANG DAYS
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Nick and mariah know they

Nick and mariah know they need to stop! Can't wait for michelle's video.
MB's picture

i'm thinking now that mariah

i'm thinking now that mariah is married she'll get fu.cked and stop obsessing over herself. You can always tell that she pleases herself and watches it in the mirror..
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Official Game News Hot off

Official Game News Hot off the Press Question: Has The Game been renewed for a third season? — Rebecca Ausiello: Not officially, but producers apparently feel confident enough about a renewal that they're ending the season with a whopper of a cliff-hanger. "There's a huge shocker at the end of the episode that's basically going to affect whether Melanie and Derwin get back together," teases Game's leading lady, Tia Mowry. "It's a huge cliff-hanger. Even I was shocked when I read the script." Mowry also confirms that someone will be getting married in the hour-long episode on May 18, "but I'm not going to say who."
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I am very happy for the Game

I am very happy for the Game coming back. Yes it is sad that they had to make cuts but do you know there may have not been a season 3. The cast and crew did what they had to do for this show to come back. I totally commend them for this. They put the viewers(fans) first and not. They are very smart for doing this because so many people in Hollywood today forget how they even made it there the first place the fans.
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[quote comment="86567"]Black

[quote comment="86567"]Black people watching garbage just because black people are in it sends a message to the entertainment industry (and artists) that it's acceptable to us. That's when we get mess like that new Flavor Flav show. No thank you.[/quote] No thank you for me too. I have never watched that stupid stuff with Flava flav. Like someone said earlier in this comments, STEP IT UP PEOPLE. Get some real quality black shows. THE GAME is whack. At least bring back a show like girlfriends!
What happened's picture

Black people watching garbage

Black people watching garbage just because black people are in it sends a message to the entertainment industry (and artists) that it's acceptable to us. That's when we get mess like that new Flavor Flav show. No thank you.
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[quote comment="86546"][quote

[quote comment="86546"][quote comment="86509"] The Game is a very entertaining show... Let me guess you only watch Grey's Anatomy. Support black entertainer's hater.[/quote] If I had to choose between the two, "Grey's Anatomy" has my vote. I don't support entertainment because it's "black", I support GOOD entertainment because it's ENTERTAINING TO ME. There's a novel idea... sheesh.[/quote] Thanks Heaven's girl. Sheesh is right. Scary how slanted people's minds are. And yes Grey's Anatomy is a wonderful show.
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[quote comment="86509"] The

[quote comment="86509"] The Game is a very entertaining show... Let me guess you only watch Grey's Anatomy. Support black entertainer's hater.[/quote] If I had to choose between the two, "Grey's Anatomy" has my vote. I don't support entertainment because it's "black", I support GOOD entertainment because it's ENTERTAINING TO ME. There's a novel idea... sheesh.
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[quote comment="86509"][quote

[quote comment="86509"][quote comment="86173"]Real-ish.... i agree.... the Game is really NOT that good. people raise your standards please! Isn't that show about the chic that Kanye just dumped?[/quote] The Game is a very entertaining show... Let me guess you only watch Grey's Anatomy. Support black entertainer's hater.[/quote] Hater? Are you kidding? why would I be a hater? Please. The show is so un-stimulating - so unentertaining. MOST of the comments on this board say they dont like the show. SO WHAT DOES THAT SAY??? What? do you work for the show? well if so, get a real job on a real tv show on a real tv network- dumba**
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[quote

[quote comment="86173"]Real-ish.... i agree.... the Game is really NOT that good. people raise your standards please! Isn't that show about the chic that Kanye just dumped?[/quote] The Game is a very entertaining show... Let me guess you only watch Grey's Anatomy. Support black entertainer's hater.
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i love that book

i love that book Interceptions. But to me, it's not like the TV show, it's way better. I dont know why people think they are the same. It seems like one is written by someone who knows about the world of dating athlete guys and the other one is written by silly sitcom writers. there is much sillyness in the tv show.-not like the real world of the nfl. the book was authentic to me. i have never dated an athlete but it just seems like this is the case.
hi's picture

i love that book

i love that book Interceptions. I love it better than the tv show because it was emotional. the tv show is just plain silly.
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[quote comment="86244"][quote

[quote comment="86244"][quote comment="85714"][quote comment="85629"]I love, love, love THE GAME and I'm glad there will be a season 3! Check out the book that's the subject of the lawsuit... it's called INTERCEPTIONS by Staci Robinson... great read!!! I love Mara Brock Akil but I can't believe how brazen she was in stealing this girl's work, didn't even bother changing the names of some of the characters...crazy.. Melanie & Derwin forever!![/quote] Mara Brock Akil is fabulous- I don't care what anybody says that is THE HBIC and theres NOT alot of black women with that kind of powere in hollyhood![/quote] fabulous and at the top of her "game" indeed... but did she have to step on another sister to get there?? no, she could've hired Staci as part of her writing team instead of stealing her work... have some damn integrity... I'm just saying[/quote] well said. very well said.
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[quote comment="85609"]I LOVE

[quote comment="85609"]I LOVE The Game and like one poster said, its a shame that we have to cut corners but you have stupid shows like The Office, Two and A Half Men, etc...on for years without any corner cutting! I'm glad the cast said we'll do whatever it takes. We need more black money (producers, writers, directors) in Hollyweird; its the only way our people are gonna stay employed!!![/quote] "The Office" is hilarious... and "Two & and Half Men" is the most popular sitcom on TV right now. Advertisers buy time during shows people actually watch... this makes the network money... People of every race watch these shows... therefore, they make money for the networks. As much as I love "The Game"... unless it crosses over to where more non-blacks watch it, it's going to be in trouble. That's show business.
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[quote comment="85588"]Why is

[quote comment="85588"]Why is it that black shows always have to work so hard to stay on the air. You think that wask-ass show "How I Met Your Mother", which I'm sure no one watches goes through this? So sad![/quote] Actually, "How I Met Your Mother" is a great show. One of the funniest sitcoms on right now. I also love "The Game", but in defense of "Mother", it deserves to be on the air.
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Okay, so in order for a black

Okay, so in order for a black show to stay on tv, negroes gotta give up theier food, and live audience! WTF??? When they kept Alias on WAYYYY past it's ratings slump, I'm sure Jennifer Garner didn't give up jack didley squat! This shit is ridiculous they way they treat black actors and it's audience! First no proper end for girlfriends, now this shit! But I bet they rolled out the red carpet for that baffoon Flavor Flav. But if that show tanks, he'll be back doing Flavor of Love 99 so damn fast your fucking head will spin! We need our own fukkin network! Oh wait that's right we had one, BET, and what did we do sell it off to Mr. Whitey! Oh we do have TV One, we'll see how long it takes for Cathy Hughes and company to sell it! We will never get anywhere if we dont stay invested in our own shit1 Thank goodness for Tyler Perry! One damn black man willing to invest and stay building his black owned and operated empire!
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So essentially "The Game" got

So essentially "The Game" got the "Girlfriends" treatment? Less money, crappier stories, no finale.
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[quote comment="85714"][quote

[quote comment="85714"][quote comment="85629"]I love, love, love THE GAME and I'm glad there will be a season 3! Check out the book that's the subject of the lawsuit... it's called INTERCEPTIONS by Staci Robinson... great read!!! I love Mara Brock Akil but I can't believe how brazen she was in stealing this girl's work, didn't even bother changing the names of some of the characters...crazy.. Melanie & Derwin forever!![/quote] Mara Brock Akil is fabulous- I don't care what anybody says that is THE HBIC and theres NOT alot of black women with that kind of powere in hollyhood![/quote] fabulous and at the top of her "game" indeed... but did she have to step on another sister to get there?? no, she could've hired Staci as part of her writing team instead of stealing her work... have some damn integrity... I'm just saying
Jelly Bean's picture

Real-ish.... i agree.... the

Real-ish.... i agree.... the Game is really NOT that good. people raise your standards please! Isn't that show about the chic that Kanye just dumped?
What happened's picture

I'm surprised the game is

I'm surprised the game is still on: what ever happened to that problem they were having? New shows and yes, even a new lawsuit come with the territory of launching a new network. Author Staci Robinson is suing The CW, its owners and some producers for $40 million for allegedly stealing the concept of her novel "Interceptions" to create the sitcom "The Game," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The writer claims that in 2001, she had interviewed for a job as a writers assistant at Kelsey Grammer's Gramnet Prods. when she gave a manuscript of her novel to "Game" executive producer Mara Brock Akil. The suit, filed Sept. 14, alleges that the series copies her premise and the characters in the book. She names the CW and its owners, CBS and Warner Bros., Akil and Gramnet as defendants. Besides the hefty monetary damages, Robinson is seeking a temporary restraining order to keep the network from premiering the show on Sunday, Oct. 1. Both the written and filmed versions center on a woman who is devoted to an NFL player, but wants to pursue her professional schooling. The show stars Tia Mowry as Melanie Barnett, who gives up Johns Hopkins Medical School in favor of a local school when her boyfriend Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall) is chosen as the new third-string wide receiver for the San Diego Sabers.
What happened's picture

They don't do those crappy

They don't do those crappy white shows like that. They don't have to "cut corners" in order to resume production. That bullsh*t. Racist White America!!! I am tired of it.
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[quote comment="85612"]And

[quote comment="85612"]And Tia and Regina look fabulous!!! - - - - - How much longer will Nariah subject us to their ignant publicity stunt!!! Good lord - go away already!!! - - - - - - Michelle - I'm not that big of a fan; I, for the life of me, don't know why anybody thinks you can sing but hey, that's just me. However, I do wish you well![/quote] I think Michelle can sing. I saw DC on tour and she killed it on her solo part of the concert. Had people about to cry with the gospel music. You should go watch her live singing. Kelly on the other hand was and is mediocre in my opinion.
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Hmm, thanks DH, I do LOVE

Hmm, thanks DH, I do LOVE Frasier & I enjoyed Girlfriends when I watched it (but Joans wardrobe hurt my feelings too much so I couldn't be a regular)...maybe I'll give The Game a try...
kaykay's picture

where did that pic of THE

where did that pic of THE GAME come from? I think the show is wack, but Wendy gets my rec. button anytime!
E$'s picture

No food on set for the crew

No food on set for the crew and actors...how much could that cost? But I would love to see them walking in with paper bag lunches...lol
CLm242's picture

They switched "The Game"'s

They switched "The Game"'s time slot with Girlfriends a few weeks ago. "The Game" is now on at 9 pm est on Sundays.
DH's picture

@ kaykay: "The Game" is

@ kaykay: "The Game" is interesting and intriguing. This comes from someone who loves "Fraiser" (Kelsey Grammar is also part of the Girlfriends team). With "The Game", every three or four episodes they throw you for a loop & you end up changing your opinion on the characters. For example, I loved Derwin during season 1 & hated Malik. Now I feel the complete opposite :)
DH's picture

The source says the execs

The source says the execs working on the show did what they had to do to keep the show going.- This sounds kind of cryptic. LOL I am so glad it is looking good for renewal. If by some chance CW doesn't renew the fourth season, Mara needs to take the show & the final season of Girlfriends to TVOne for new episodes. The ratings will be through the roof :)
DH's picture

What happened to Michelle's

What happened to Michelle's gospel career? I guess R & B sells more CDs..
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[quote comment="85609"]I LOVE

[quote comment="85609"]I LOVE The Game and like one poster said, its a shame that we have to cut corners but you have stupid shows like The Office, Two and A Half Men, etc...on for years without any corner cutting! I'm glad the cast said we'll do whatever it takes. We need more black money (producers, writers, directors) in Hollyweird; its the only way our people are gonna stay employed!!![/quote] The Office is actually a GREAT SHOW!!! But to agree with your point, black shows do have to work harder to stay on air. EXAMPLE: "GOSSIP GIRL" 1.) Despite disappointing ratings since its debut, ADVERTISERS continue to support show due to its "potential" (It was supposed to be the 2008 version of 90210) 2.) The excuse for poor ratings is that Gossip Girl can be viewed online. Well, Desperate Housewives hasnt lost their audience despite the streaming option. (Different demo but you get the point) 3.) CW overall still remains in 4th place for ratings behind ABC, CBS & FOX 4.) My advice to the CW would be to continue going after the niche markets (African American, Female 18-34) but if you take a look at their lineup, its obvious they are becoming more mainstream. BOTTOMLINE: 1.) Its hard for black sitcoms to stay on air because the black dollars are not first in mind for advertisers (more like and afterthought and bonus) Not right but true. 2.) I must reinerate, The Office and Desperate Housewives are great shows but black shows have to be more than outstanding to remain on air.
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i've never watched the

i've never watched the game-ever. is it THAT good? there was nothing bout the cast or premise that interested me...what does everyone like about it so much??
kaykay's picture

[quote comment="85609"]I LOVE

[quote comment="85609"]I LOVE The Game and like one poster said, its a shame that we have to cut corners but you have stupid shows like The Office, Two and A Half Men, etc...on for years without any corner cutting! I'm glad the cast said we'll do whatever it takes. We need more black money (producers, writers, directors) in Hollyweird; its the only way our people are gonna stay employed!!![/quote] You have to remember that those "white" shows on CBS and NBC are major networks with a "hellava" lot more $ than a smaller network than the CW. It's easier for them to keep lackluster shows on the air whereas if the CW isn't getting the ratings to pay the bills then the show gets axed. But I agree, it always happens to the "ethnic" shows.
Kekomo's picture

I'm glad "The Game" will be

I'm glad "The Game" will be back for season 3. Mariah looks much better since loosing weight. Oh Michelle...I wonder if she knows Tiffany Evans only sold 4,000 copies...it ain't sweet. I wish her luck cuz she is gonna need it!!
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Str8 up...y shouldn't Mariah

Str8 up...y shouldn't Mariah look good..I'm not understanding? She is a single chick with loot at damn near 40..is there no reason her body shouldn't be nice? No...so...whateva!
Chica's picture

First of all thats not mimi's

First of all thats not mimi's body, she is not that cut, she's more square at her mid section, she's still fine as hell but thats not her body, and im glad the game is being kept alive...
TT's picture

It's a shame what Hollywood

It's a shame what Hollywood is doing to Black actors and actresses. It sounds like they were one vote away from cutting The Game. Girlfriends got tossed out the window at the drop of a hat. And notice how there really aren't too many quality Black films coming out. Something needs to change.
Lili's picture

I love The Game too..that

I love The Game too..that damn Pooch Hall!!! MMMMM!!! I was hooked after the last season finale when it went down with Derwin and Mel...had tears!!! *to the left, to the left* Mariah and Nick *jumps off the Empire State building*
Chica's picture

That's a damn shame what the

That's a damn shame what the people on THE GAME's set had to go thru to get a third season...I bet them other shows don't have to go thru that...No Food, No Live Audience...WTF?!?!...I am glad that they are comin back...But those conditions suck azz!!!
Anitri's picture

I like the Game(Melanie and

I like the Game(Melanie and Derwin, the others characters I can do without). It's a union rule that the network must provide lunch for the cast? I know when I did a internship with a production company using union actors the company had to provide lunch and breaks for the cast and crew.
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well personally i love The

well personally i love The Game and I'm glad that it's gonna have another season, its just sad the sacrifices that have to be made for a good show like that to come on!! I really do miss girlfriends and i hope their fate doesn't end like theirs. Nariah....ummmm....wat really is there to say?? You guys got married, uh great, now back to reality!! Yeah, who cares?????
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YAY for The Game.....Pooch

YAY for The Game.....Pooch Hall is so swexy!!!
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Team Melanie

Team Melanie
my2cent$'s picture

[quote comment="85629"]I

[quote comment="85629"]I love, love, love THE GAME and I'm glad there will be a season 3! Check out the book that's the subject of the lawsuit... it's called INTERCEPTIONS by Staci Robinson... great read!!! I love Mara Brock Akil but I can't believe how brazen she was in stealing this girl's work, didn't even bother changing the names of some of the characters...crazy.. Melanie & Derwin forever!![/quote] Mara Brock Akil is fabulous- I don't care what anybody says that is THE HBIC and theres NOT alot of black women with that kind of powere in hollyhood!
Christina_keys's picture

[quote comment="85609"]I LOVE

[quote comment="85609"]I LOVE The Game and like one poster said, its a shame that we have to cut corners but you have stupid shows like The Office, Two and A Half Men, etc...on for years without any corner cutting! I'm glad the cast said we'll do whatever it takes. We need more black money (producers, writers, directors) in Hollyweird; its the only way our people are gonna stay employed!!![/quote] Hey man, I love The Office, don't take this out on them! It's one of the only THREE tv shows I actually sit down and waste my time with, man! And I think the Game is lame..i miss girlfreinds with toni childs, man
Christina_keys's picture

can't wait 4 the game to come

can't wait 4 the game to come back on cuz thats my fav show on the cw. why did they have to cancel girlfriends?
black_ice's picture

I am glad we are getting

I am glad we are getting another season of The Game, I love that show. Does anybody know if Girlfriend got cancel or something?
monica's picture

dang michelle why she keeps

dang michelle why she keeps getting pushed back? the game is an alright show. i mainly only watch it to support black actors..i love tia on the show mariah looks great
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MIMI LOOKS GOOD AS ALWAYS AND

MIMI LOOKS GOOD AS ALWAYS AND ILOVE THE GAME THAT IS MY SHOW!!!!!!
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