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Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

February 2nd, 2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
 
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...
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Tia Mowry Not Returning To 'The Game'

May 17th, 2012 9:26am EDT
Tia Mowry
Actress Tia Mowry is leaving the hit TV series The Game.

Mowry has played the lead role since the series premiered in 2006, but fans began to speculate about her future involvement in the show after her character, Dr. Melanie Barnett Davis, was left out of Tuesday's episode.

On Wednesday, Mowry took to her Twitter.com page to confirm she will not appear in the upcoming sixth season.

She writes, "Just wanted to let all my fans know that I will not be returning to The Game for season 6. It was an incredible run and I had lots of fun along the way."

"I am looking forward to my upcoming...
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'The Game' Recap: 'Drink, Pray, Love' (5.06)

February 7th, 2012 11:41pm EST
The Game
This week's The Game continues to pile on the drama for everyone involved, to the point where these once-beloved characters are becoming caricatures.

Malik is selling his huge mansion. Not because he's matured and realized he doesn't need it, but because it's another opportunity for him to be whinging and insisting there's nothing wrong with him. Now, this plot development would have made sense if it stood for something. But as we have to listen to "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday," it's hard to feel sympathetic for a guy who brought the situation on himself. We're suppose...
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'The Game' Recap: 'Grand Opening, Grand Closing' (5.05)

January 31st, 2012 11:45pm EST
The Game
This week's episode of The Game sees Jason get it together - but the rest of the show's still working on that, if what else happens is any indication of the rest of season five.

Jason and Chardonnay are attempting some form of a relationship, which involves Jason being cheap as usual and Chardonnay being one of those people who talks during an entire movie. He suggests they start dating after their annulment, but she's not interested. The next day, Jason drags both Derwin and Malik to the set of his new TV show, just so he can break the news of his drunken marriage and ask for rela...
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'The Game' Recap: 'The Black People Episode' (5.04)

January 24th, 2012 11:37pm EST
The Game
If you hadn't guessed from the title, this episode of The Game plays the race card. Unfortunately, that's not a good move.

There's still plenty of bad blood between Mel and Tasha, which spills out during planning for the Saber Sunbeam fashion show. Tasha has recruited NeNe Leakes and Mel is not impressed. One of the other Sunbeams (who happens to be white) tries to get Tasha replaced as head of the fashion show. This is all another setup for another fight between Mel and

Likewise, Derwin and Malik are still tetchy with one another, so Derwin starts chatting with new QB Quan Kirkland (Ch...
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'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

January 19th, 2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...
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'The Game' Recap: 'No Money, Mo' Problems' (5.03)

January 17th, 2012 11:41pm EST
The Game
After The Game came back strong with last week's premiere, it hits the skids with this week's episode, which feels all too familiar and not necessarily in a good way.

Tasha talks to Malik about making easy money by going to J.J. Abrams' son's bar mitzvah (first name check of the new season!), while Derwin tells Melanie that he's landed a lucrative Verizon endorsement, thanks to his new manager Irv. Mel isn't thrilled that he didn't tell her before re-hiring Irv, leading Derwin to give her a spiel that involves him comparing himself to Charlie Sheen (really?). Someone was dropped on hi...
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'The Game' Recap: 'Skeletons/The Truth Pact' (5.01/5.02)

January 10th, 2012 11:18pm EST
The Game
The Game is back for its fifth season, after season four was both record-setting and sometimes uneven. Which one would season five be? Maybe even both?

As with the opener last season, our teaser is full of important information: Melanie and Derwin still have to talk about her abortion, there's a body in someone's garage, and Jason and I would both like to know when the hell he got married. Drinking too much will do that to you, my friend.

Twelve hours before all that nonsense, Mel and Derwin are leaving the doctor's office that we left them in at the end of last season. They run i...
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TV on DVD: 'Doctor Who' & 'The Game' Reviewed

December 8th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Doctor Who
This week in TV on DVD, we look at new seasons for two cult favorites: the BBC's Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series and CBS DVD's The Game: The Fourth Season.

Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series (BBC Home Entertainment)

The Show: Matt Smith's edition of Doctor Who has endeared itself to fans and critics alike. Smith's second full series in the TARDIS is full of energy - and incredibly complicated, as we learn the truth of River Song's (Alex Kingston) true identity and wonder about The Doctor's final fate.

When Who is good, it's really good. The opening two-parter ("The Impossi...
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Wendy Raquel Robinson Tweets 'The Game' Renewed For Season Five

April 6th, 2011 10:13am EDT
The Game
The Game star Wendy Raquel Robinson has just tweeted that the series has been renewed for a fifth season.

The news was reasonably expected as the series pulled in an average of 4.4 million viewers all season and ranked as either the #1 or #2 cable program on Tuesday nights. It's worth noting, however, that number's significantly down from the 7.7 million who watched when the show returned in January.

No official word has yet been given from BET.

UPDATE: I just spoke with co-star Coby Bell, who tells me he's been informed that the show has been picked up for season five. Even in the ...
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'The Game' 4.12 'The Right To Choose' Recap and Review

March 30th, 2011 1:40am EDT
The Game
We've come to the end of the season that fans built: the season four finale of The Game. For a variety of reasons, I feel like the fans deserved better.

Let's get to the action:

Melanie & Derwin

If you missed last week's episode, Melanie really, really wants a baby. She's frustrated that she's not pregnant by now, which leads her to such interesting thoughts as wondering if the microwave irradiated her ovaries. (I can't answer that, but I can say that if you put Christmas lights in the microwave, fun things happen.) The two visit a doctor for help, and that's where we learn that Mel...
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'The Game' 4.11 'Death Becomes Her' Recap and Review

March 23rd, 2011 1:44am EDT
The Game
Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse on The Game, they somehow find a way to get even messier. It's time to raise the stakes now that the season finale is just a week away! Unfortunately, the stakes don't raise quite as much as you'd expect.

Tasha

Tasha is at The Vault intending on getting drunk, since between last week's drama with her son and the return of ex-boyfriend Dante, she has plenty of stress that needs to be drowned in booze. I immediately think that this can't go well, and I'm right: she gets picked up by a new beau, who tells her that he's dying - as the...
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'The Game' 4.10 'Never Surrender' Recap and Review

March 16th, 2011 1:41am EDT
The Game
The Game was in fine form last week, as Jason finally busted his delinquent daughter down a few notches, while Melanie's mom got the wrong idea and believed she was about to be a grandmother. I was certainly curious to see what was going to happen after those surprises! Especially since we only have two episodes left after this one (cable series only get thirteen episodes, and the one-hour premiere counted as two of them)...

Tee Tee, having made up with Malik, is surprised at his friend's willingness to change, starting with his shutting down of the strip club. "We've been living ...
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'The Game' 4.09 'Whip It, Whip It Good' Recap and Review

March 9th, 2011 1:41am EST
The Game
I am generally wary of anything that involves a Devo reference, but this episode of The Game more than makes up for being named after the one hit single from a band with flower pots on their heads.

Jason and Malik are having lunch at the same place where Kelly once taped her reality show. I am surprised to hear Malik ask about Brittany, and this reveals how awkward having a daughter is for Jason. On cue, they realize Brittany is not at home struggling with her period (TMI!), but across the room with her friends. When Jason isn't bothered by this (saying Brittany needs a friend more th...
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