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Game Over for Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall

The Game's Tia Mowry & Pooch Hall

"I guess that's what's up."

The web is buzzing worldwide that actors Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall have been sidelined indefinitely permanently from BET’s hit show The Game.

BET: Yo, we gon do you right, aiight.

Tia & Pooch: When?  We took huge pay cuts moving the show to BET!  What happened to the salary increases you promised if the show made a comeblack?

BET: What salary increases?  Renegotiate what contract, Tia?  Does anybody else hear a baby crying . . . and take Pooch with you!

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T.J. Holmes: From the Black of a CNN Week to a Deep Black Hole

On being mistaken for CNN's other weekend anchor Don Lemon: "At first, we had fun with it. But after awhile, it got kind of annoying," said T.J. "If someone calls me Don, I ignore them. They probably think Don is a jerk!"

T.J. Holmes is leaving CNN.  Exciting news, right?  Obviously, he’s been promoted.  A year and a half ago when the 34-year-old Arkansas native married, jilted and forsaken admirers all over the world breathed an agonizing, “Why, Lawd, why?”  But this time, when we learned that he was being offered his own television news show, broken but loyal hearts went all aflutter.  We said, “T.J. is finally going to get his moment to shine like Anderson Cooper, right?  Isn’t that right?”  Then we learned that it meant he would be ringing in the New Year at BET.  To which, we potential third and fourth wives all rolled our eyes and sighed “Oh” in bittersweet disappointment.

Shh, come closer.  Let me whisper something to you.  “T.J. Holmes should be as suspicious of BET as Dorothy was of the wizard of Oz.  You see, for the longest time, no one has known for sure who’s pulling the strings or flashing the lights behind the curtain.  Come closer—not even us—the black people.”

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The Mo’Nique Show Bites the Dust?

If you’re like me, you were a bit taken ablack when you heard this rumor.  I thought, what the heck is going on ever there at BET. The rumor is that either The Mo’Nique Show  has low ratings or that there is in-fighting over money.  I would tend to think that the latter is the biting issue. Consider this, if it wasn’t for  106 & Park and The Game, I doubt if anyone would be watching any of BET’s programming, considering that it serves up daily, nothing but repeats and reruns–which, of course, is redundant–which, of course, is exactly my point.

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