17 May 2012
- Written by Myron Mays
Here is some not-so-great news for all of the Derwin and Melanie fans out there. Tia Mowry has posted on her Twitter account that she will not be returning to "The Game" next season.
Mowry Hardrict's tweet: "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."
You know what this means, right?
If there's no Melanie, then Pooch Hall's character, Derwin, will probably not return either. Hall, however, has already been cast as a series regular on Showtime's "Ray Donovan" and was only to have a recurring role next season anyway.
Could it be time to retool the show? Could it actually be time to go ahead and cancel it while it still has at least a little popularity?
I say cancel it. If not, the next season of the show will only be a shell of what it used to be.
Mike Epps Loves Memphis
Mike Epps loves Memphis does. I got a chance to check out Epps' show on Mothers Day. The guy is very funny. I haven't been to many comedy shows where I couldn't enjoy the show because my jaws were hurting from laughing – from beginning to end.
One thing I noticed is that this guy loves and appreciates Memphis. All during the show he made references to Memphis and its surroundings. And you can tell he wasn't just briefed on it when he got here. He already knew and he knew it well. I really believed that he has spent some time in the city, especially Orange Mound.
Basketball Wives movie?
Shaunie O'Neal, the creator of "Basketball Wives" is looking forward to the big screen version of her brainchild. She says the movie will be much like her original idea of the show, which did not include the bickering and catfights that you are used to tuning into to very show.
O'Neal said would be in control of the concept and will be able to do it her way.
I'm looking forward to seeing what this product will look like. Ill be honest, I have never sat through a full episode of the show. Maybe the movie might be different.
Rodney Perry visits Bartlett Comedy Spot
If you've seen any episode of the "Monique Show" on BET, then you know Rodney Perry. If not, let me school you on this brother!
Perry was the sidekick, kind of like what Andy Richter is to Conan O'Brien. Yeah, that guy, lol. Well, Perry is coming to the Bartlett Comedy Spot this weekend, May 18-19 for four big shows.
Admission is $10 or 4 for $20! What a deal! The Bartlett Comedy Spot is located at 5709 Raleigh Lagrange at Sycamore View. For more information call 901-590-3620 or just hit Funnyman Prescott up on Facebook!
Block Party for Peace
The Block Party for Peace Powered by Black Market Strategies is a three-day job, college and health Fair surrounded by concerts, events for kids and other free family entertainment. This year's event will be held at Kmart at 3201 Austin Peay from May 25 at 9 a.m. until midnight on May 28.
The mission of the Black Party for Peace is to educate and empower Memphis communities through an annual signature event that is specifically geared towards peace, community empowerment, education and living a healthy lifestyle. There will be a free concert featuring Chico Debarge on May 26 at 6 p.m.
Karaoke Night at Opinions
Do you like to sing? Do you think you can? Well, every third Friday of each month is Karaoke night at Opinions.
Whether you're good or bad, it doesn't matter. everyone is invited. Come out this Friday, May 18, doors open at 7. Admission is $5 until 10 p.m. and $7 thereafter. You can also reserve a table for your birthday. Call Cynthia Bowen for more details at 901- 268-0380.