Being Mary Jane Season 3 Trailer

First Look: Being Mary Jane Season 3 Trailer

Being Mary Jane Season 3 TrailerBET has just unveiled their first official Being Mary Jane season 3 trailer. With the show less than a month away, fans are being gifted with an early look at what they can expect when heroine Mary Jane Paul returns to tackle another season of love, loss and betrayal.

As previously reported, singer Jill Scott and actress Loretta Devine will be joining the cast in recurring roles. Devine plays a bookstore owner, while Scott will play the mother of Raven Goodwin’s character Niecy.
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Jill Scott Joins Being Mary Jane Cast

Jill Scott Joins Being Mary Jane for Season 3 Recurring Role

jill scott joins being mary janeBeing Mary Jane, the hit BET drama series starring actress Gabrielle Union, is getting an infusion of female talent when it returns for its third season on October 20.

According to published reports, singer Jill Scott and veteran actress Loretta Devine will both be joining the cast in recurring roles. Loretta will play a bookstore owner, while Jill will play the mother of Raven Goodwin’s character Niecy.
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Kyla Pratt and Brandy Join BET

Singer and “Moesha” actress Brandy Norwood will be joining the cast of “The Game” when it returns to TV on January 10th. The fifth season will also see the return of PJ Byrne (Irv), Gabrielle Dennis (Janay), as well as guest appearances from Estelle, Nene Leakes, Loretta Devine and Selita Ebanks.

And in another bit of BET news, the channel also announced the addition of Kyla Pratt to their sophomore series “Let’s Stay Together.”

Kyla’s last major TV role was as Brianna Barnes on the hit show “One on One,” which ran from 2001-2006.

The 25 year old actress recently made headlines again when she revealed news that she gave birth last year. Several websites took Kyla to task for having a baby out of wedlock, while several reported that the baby’s father was a former stripper- a claim Kyla vehemently denied on her blog.

Angela Bassett Covers Essence

The ever youthful Angela Bassett is covering the March edition of Essence magazine. The 52 year old actress will be honored at this month’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala alongside Viola Davis, Jennifer Hudson and Loretta Devine. You’ll also be able to catch Angela in three movies set to be released this year- “This Means War,” “Green Lantern” and “Jumping the Broom.”

I guess when you’re as talented as Angela, age ain’t nothin’ but a number and the work will just keep rolling in.

Did you Go See For Colored Girls?

According to Box Office Mojo, Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” is on track to rake in just over 20 million dollars during its opening weekend. That means quite a lot of people went to this movie and I can proudly say that I was one of them. I took my daughter and we both supported Tyler and my favorite singer/actress Janet Jackson.

I usually wait until the second week to see most films, as I like to read other people’s reviews and then decide whether or not to waste my money. Last night however I was bored and on Twitter- a very bad combination. After reading dozens of rave reviews I decided to get up and check out a late night screening.

I went into this film with majorly high expectations. The cast, the material from which the script was taken from- all had me hoping for something amazing. Sadly, my hopes may have been a bit too high because I left this movie feeling only relief that it was finally over.

I enjoyed the overall performances of most of the cast- especially Anika Noni Rose, Thandie Newton and Loretta Devine. Despite these great performances however, I still left the theater feeling a bit blah. I thought character development was lacking and most scenes seemed to drag on and on and made little to no sense at all. The poetry was mostly unintelligible and in my opinion often slowed down the film and seem to come out of nowhere. At one point the film became so unbearable for me that I contemplated walking out. It truly went on forever and the many sob stories that made up the plot just left me cold and unmoved.

This could have been a really great movie had the script been better written and not so gosh darn predictable.

So, did any of you guys go see the film and if so, what did you think?

“For Colored Girls” Official Movie Poster

So here it is! Your first look at what I am told will be the official poster for Tyler Perry’s upcoming film “For Colored Girls.” Starring Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise and Kerry Washington, the film deals with the lives of 8 black women, each representing a color, dealing with a range of issues- including abuse, abandonment and betrayal. Set for a November 5th release date, the movie is already one of the most highly anticipated films of the season. Word is early dailies from the film had Lionsgate executives so excited, they decided to move the release date up by six months so the movie would be eligible for Oscar contention. Janet Jackson and Thandie Newton in particular are already being mentioned as standouts in the film.

If you haven’t yet seen the movie trailer, click here to view it.

Paula Patton Set To Jump The Broom

Paula Patton and Laz Alonzo are set to star in T.D. Jakes’ next big screen production “Jumping the Broom.” The wedding themed film will tell the story of two Black families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum who meet for the first time during a weekend wedding in Martha’s Vineyard.

Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Romeo Miller have also joined the cast. Angela will play a heiress and socialite, who is also Paula’s mother.

Salim Akil (The Game, Girlfriends, Soul Food) will direct and the script was written by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter.

Shooting begins next month in Nova Scotia.