Jill Marie Jones New Movie Role

Former Girlfriend, Jill Marie Jones, is in talks to star in a new movie with singer and wanna-be actress Jessica Simpson. The movie, tentatively titled, Major Movie Star, revolves around Jessica of course, a pampered movie star who joins the army to impress a movie producer. Jill will play Jessica’s sidekick and blah, blah, blah, we all know the rest. I love Jill but anything with Jessica Simpson as the star is doomed to fail at the box office.

Jill Marie Jones Talks

We poked; we probed; still nothing. Jill Marie Jones was tight-lipped about her departure from “Girlfriends” and refused to answer any questions about the hit show.

Maybe she’s contractually obligated to keep her mouth shut, or maybe she prefers to avoid a cat fight with Miss Tracee Ellis Ross. Clearly, we all miss Toni, but Tracee’s right. “The show is bigger than one person,” she said. “The show is called ‘Girlfriends,’ not ‘Jill and Friends.’” Jill left “Girlfriends,” presumably over a contract dispute.I detect a bit of tension between the two, but we’ll never know Jill’s side of the story.
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Did Girlfriends Cast Betray Jill Marie Jones?

MediaTakeOut.com has learned that actress Jill Marie Jones, who plays Toni on the hit show Girlfriends, has decided to leave the show. And it appears that her co-stars may have pushed her into leaving.

Earlier this year, the cast was reportedly told that show’s budget needed to be cut in order for it to be picked up by the newly formed CW Network. Outraged by the prospect of salary cuts, the four actresses, Tracee Ellis Ross (Joan), Golden Brooks (Maya), Persia White (Lynn) and Jill Marie Jones all agreed to work together and negotiate their contracts as a group.
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Yaya DaCosta Deserves Better than “Chicago Med”

Another Network Show Promotes Black Female Lead But Doesn’t Follow Through

YAYA DACOSTA DESERVES BETTER THAN CHICAGO MEDWhile I haven’t had a lot of time to watch television lately, I have made it a point to try and keep up with a few new fall shows. High on my list was Chicago Med, which co-stars former America’s Next Top Model contestant Yaya DaCosta.

Hospital and procedural type shows usually aren’t my thing, but because DaCosta was being promoted as the show’s female lead, I decided to tune in to show my support. I did the same thing a few years ago with Sleepy Hollow, and was pleasantly surprised at how much I actually like the show.
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What Happened to all the Black Female Leads?

Black Actresses May Not Be Making Strides in Hollywood After All

JILL MARIE JONES - WHERE DID ALL THE LEADS GORemember earlier this year when we were inundated on an almost daily basis with news of black actress after black actress being picked to lead or co-lead new shows this fall season? Well, now that promo for many of those shows have kicked off, I am starting to see a disturbing trend.

Back in May networks held their Upfront events where they attempt to convince advertisers to support their shows. It was then we got our first look at Quantico, a new police drama from ABC. The Hollywood Reporter, and many other sites, reported Aunjanue Ellis as having landed the Female Lead. However, one look at Quantico’s trailer shows that to be absolutely false.
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Jaime Lee Kirchner Nabs Lead Role in CW Pilot

Jaime Lee Kirchner - Dead People

Actress Jaime Lee Kirchner is the latest Brown Sista to secure a lead role during this very busy pilot season. According to published reports, Jaime will join Andrew J. West in the upcoming CW drama “Dead People,” which is the brainchild of writer/producer J.J. Abrams.

The show centers on West, a man whose brush with death yields unusual side effects, including the ability to now communicate with dead people, including his deceased wife.
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Anika Noni Rose Lands Lead Role in New CBS Pilot

ANIKA NONI ROSE FOR JUSTICE ON CBS

“Dreamgirls” actress, Anika Noni Rose, is the latest Brown Sista to secure an acting gig during this busy pilot season.

According to online reports, Anika will helm the new CBS civil rights drama “For Justice,” which is based on James Patterson’s debut crime novel “The Thomas Berryman Number.” The pilot is being written by “Law & Order” alum Rene Belcher and lensed by Selma director Ava DuVernay.
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