Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Pop Culture ... Keeping It 100
BET has failed again, yesterday it was reported that the network fired their two lead characters Derwin and Melanie(Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry) from 'The Game'. Originally the show aired on the CW network for four seasons, CW failed too, and cancelled the show. The fans petitioned and BET tossed the show a lifeline. The first season 'The Game' aired on BET it garnered the network's highest ratings ever for a sitcom. Shortly after the honeymoon on BET, the powers that be let the 'Kelly' (Brittany Daniels) character go, who by the way was white, talk about reverse discrimination. Two seasons later, the show remained the highest rated show for the network. In a contract negotiation dispute the Hall and Mowry were promised a raise, which the network did not comply, when the two actors stood their ground, the network fired them. (Keeping It 100) this is very typical of BET they rarely get it right, since 'The Game' started airing the network debut two other original series ('Let's Stay Together' and 'Reed Between The Lines')two average shows at best. If the network has money for these two shows, clearly they should have made good on their promise to give the original cast members raises, after all the network was paying them a 'reality' star type wage. This is a NO BUENO, and another EPIC FAIL by the network and their president Debra Lee.
Lebron James was awarded the MVP Basketball Honor for the third time, and over Kobe Bryant. (Keeping It 100) Cry baby Bryant does his thing, but Bron did his thing this season, especially with Dwayne Wade being out for eleven games, The Miami Heat won 9 out 11 games because of James, in spite of Wade's notable absence.
Hey Y'all singer Britney Spears has inked a 15 million dollar deal to be the new judge on Simon Cowell's X-Factor. Spears did a press conference in New York City with Cowell, L.A. Reid and other new judge Demi Lovato. (Keeping It 100) here's another show using a judge who has no singing talent, Jennifer Lopez, Paula Adbul and now Spears. C'mon now really? The only show that gets it right is The Voice, with Ceelo, Adam Levin, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera all TALENTED singers.
Deion Sanders was orded to pay soon to be ex-wifey Pilar 10K a month in child support. Pilar was also ordered to return six containers of Deion's property by July 1.
This is the latest chapter in their ongoing, incredibly nasty legal war. Just last week, Deion was granted a restraining order against Pilar ... ordering her to stay at least 500 yards away from his Dallas mansion. (Keeping It 100) Another case of immature children getting married for the wrong reasons, and a gold digger looking to keep the lifestyle grown accustomed to.
TV host Ryan Seacrest purchased TV show host Ellen Degeneres mansion for 49 million dollars. (Keeping It 100)That's just too much house, and a bit of a ego stunt, these two stars seem to have a LOT in common, and that's ALL I'm saying. Ironically last week Seacrest proposed to his fiance' on AI. My MY MY you just got to love Hollywood.
President Obama came out in support of Gay marriage. (Keeping It 100) I don't really believe that he does, I think it's another case of his advisors not letting him speak for himself, very much like that of his opinion on his minister a couple years back. It's okay that we all don't see eye to eye, that's what makes America GREAT! Man up Mr. President, say how you really feel, someone along the way isn't going to like you or agree with you, such is life.