#Shade! Pooch Hall (@iam_POOCHHALL) Reveals How BET (@BET) Dogged Him Post- “The Game!”

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We love Pooch Hall! Every since we first laid eyes on him on The Game he became one of our favorite actors. As “Derwin Davis” we watched his ups and downs, trials and triumphs, and ultimate departure from the aforementioned series we held so dear. Although fans of The Game were sad to see Pooch go, we all knew he was more than likely moving on to bigger and better. BET, however, did not seem to take his departure too well.

Pooch reveals in a recent interview with The Jasmine Brand just how messy things got between him and BET!

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Throwin’ Major Shade: During a recent interview with The Jasmine Brand, he shared details about his disheartening departure from The Game. The famed actor even revealed how the network shaded him for his decision. He admitted he already knew what he’d be up against and that his decision wouldn’t be accepted well. “So when we were in negotiating, I kind of was like, ‘Uh oh’, because I knew how BET got down and I knew how the Producers got down. It’s almost like you have this opportunity that we gave you, we want you to be loyal. It wasn’t like fly eagle fly. Although they tried to come to an agreement, things just didn’t work out. Since he was at the top of his game when he decided to leave, he admitted he battled with the decision. “When we tried to make it work. It was like, ‘Well we can’t do that.’ Part of me was like, ‘I don’t want to leave’ because when you start making that type of money and getting that type of love, I was literally like the mayor of Atlanta.”

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Things Only Got Worse: When Pooch landed the role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, the network stopped all communication. But not only did they stop communicating with him, he was also not invited to attend the BET Awards. “When that sh*t hit Deadline, the emails and phone calls just ceased. It was like crickets. Then my lawyer called and asked has anyone from BET or Business Affairs called you? I was just like, ‘We might as well focus on Showtime because I know what that means.” He continued, “It was like the doors closed and all of a sudden no more BET Awards, it was like nothing. My peoples were like, “are you still acting?” Pooch even admitted the side was kind of depressing. After the success he’d had on the show, he didn’t expect the blowback he received. “It was just like tough to deal with because all of a sudden it was almost like – the urban side of it was just like “Where’s our guy?” and it was just like Damn, man, BET let another one go in a sense. And yo, you go through sh*t. I don’t care how tough I am. A guy or whatever man. We have feelings and certain things hurt us and bother us and you know we’re not indestructible. So it messed with me. And I’m not afraid to say it. I kinda got depressed. Although Pooch had a great run on The Game, he made the decision to move on to Ray Donovan to advance his career.

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We are not surprised to hear that BET was so shady. The network does have a history of personally going after or being petty with celebrities it was once quite fond of. Although celebs like Shad “Bow Wow” Moss and Stacey Dash deserved what they got, Pooch definitely does not. We are glad to see his career is still growing strong and thriving! Who knows, perhaps we will see him on a reboot of The Game in the not too distant future (pretty please universe!)!


[VIDEO] Laura Govan (@LauraMGovan) Opens Up In A Recent Interview About Her Life & More!

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Laura Govan Opens Up In A Recent Interview with TheJasmineBrand On ‘Fix My Life’, Molestation & Gilbert Arenas!

Laura Govan has made it clear that she is more than a reality star and ex-fiancee. Recently, the mother of four did an episode with Iyanla: Fix My Life and during the episode, Govan touched on a number of things. From her controversial relationship with ex-fiancee, Gilbert Arenas, to the status of the relationship with her sister Gloria Govan and getting back to herself. Immediately following the show, Laura spoke exclusively with Jasmine Brand from theJasmineBRAND.com. She reflected on the show, moving past issues with her parents and what’s next for Govan.  When it came down to speaking on why she did decided to go on Iyanla: Fix My Life, she states:

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“I felt like it was time. You know, for the most part, I’m over it [persistent drama with ex-fiancée] and tired. I wanted it to be an end of a new beginning. There is a lot that wasn’t put in it. For the most part, it’s hard. I had to take myself out of it and become a fan. Which is what made me cry. I could see the hurt, the pain. It was hard to watch. It was a hard pill to swallow.

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Akon (@Akon) wins Lawsuit Against him by Egyptian Singer,Tamer Hosny (@tamerhosny)!


Akon was sued in 2015 by Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny for not delivering Pitbull for his music video which he reportedly paid for.

Akon was accused by Hosny who claimed he paid Akon $300K for both him and Pitbull to sing on his song “Arabian Knight.”

Wait is that the song from Aladdin?…Okay never mind, that’s about Arabian nights. So anyways, according to the lawsuit filed against the singer, he delivered the track but failed to deliver Pitbull as promised for the music video. Tamer claims its Akon’s fault and filed a lawsuit against him. He added that it was double the disaster because he had to pay $100K for cameras and crew the day of the shoot, all for nothing.

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Akon has finally won his case after a lawsuit was brought up against him.

However, TheJasmineBrand.com reports that Akon has won the suit against him after a jury in Georgia heard the testimony for both sides (Akon and singer Tamer Hosny) and reached a verdict. The jury came back with a decision in favor of Akon by dismissing all claims against him. The jury added that he was found not to be liable for the $300k in alleged damages by the singer and hereby closed the case.

Back in 2015, Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny sued him accusing him of screwing him out of $300k. He said Akon promised he would deliver Pitbull to be on his new song and appear in his music video.

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Prepare To Laugh! Obama-Era White House Comedy Movie On The Way!

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The subject matter they can turn into movies defies human logic. Then again when you have movies like Soul Plane, Snakes On A Plane, or Howard The Duck, then you know just about anything can have its moment in cinematic history.

Well now it looks like there is a new comedy on the horizon, a film based on the Obama-Era White House!

Yep, you read right, a comedy about President Barack Obama’s eight year stint in the White House is on its way!

via The Shade Room

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A former White House stenographer and Universal Pictures have joined forces to bring the people an Obama-era White House Comedy film! 

So, according to The Hollywood Reporter, From The Corner of the Oval is a two part deal! We hear Beck Dorey-Stein, the former stenographer, has pitched the idea of a book–also titled “The Corner of the Oval” which got picked up by Universal to turn into a film. 

Long story short, the storyline follows a waitress who ended up working in the White House. Short story long, the waitress, a woman, lives in Washington, D.C. and is at an “all-time career low;” but life couldn’t keep her down. Life takes a turn for her which landed her in the White House “navigating a series of misadventures in life and love.” There is not concrete air date for the movie–however we hear that the book will be published in 2018. 

I know you’re wondering: “how much will the film focus on the Obamas?!” I had the same thought! 

The Jasmine Brand reports that the movie will focus less on the fort family, and more on the White House and it’s staffer

We are not sure how to feel about this film, but right now we can all use some laughter and I’m sure there were some pretty crazy things that went down in The Oval Office during Obama’s time. Will you be watching? Comment below?

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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This Is Gonna Be Good! Usher (@Usher) Casts On “Dancing With The Stars! (@DancingABC)”

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We think we will be watching the next season of Dancing With The Stars! Why? Because allegedly R&B sensation, Usher, will be a part of Season 24’s cast! Yep, Mr. Raymond might be showing off his already amazing dance skills to millions! Interestingly, the producers of the show are trying to keep his involvement under wraps.

via The Jasmine Brand

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The producers and network are keeping it top secret, but this is major! They wanted an A-lister and he’s one of the biggest names in the industry. Not to mention, Usher is an amazing dancer.

Dancing with the Stars is an dance competition TV series that premiered on June 1, 2005, on ABC. The show is the American version of the British television series Strictly Come Dancing. The format of the show consists of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges’ points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges’ points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.

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Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) Faces Lawsuit Over Racist Jokes!

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Steve Harvey has a former employee who is making some serious accusations about the comedian. Harvey has been hit with a lawsuit, by an employee named Joseph Cooper, who claims he doesn’t like white people. Cooper alleges that he has recordings of the ‘Family Feud’  host saying,

“I don’t give a s–t about America!”

And on another alleged recording, Harvey allegedly urged fans to “spit on white people!” and “go assault old white women!”

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 Meanwhile, Harvey has also filed a lawsuit against Cooper, accusing the ex employee of using the recordings to “extort” him for $5 million. theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reported, Cooper tried to sell old recordings of Harvey’s comedy routines, made more than 20 years ago, because of the sensitive material they contained. Harvey claims in documents that Mr. Cooper has initiated a campaign to essentially extort me, coerce me and embarrass me as I started to build my entertainment career.”

 Harvey’s lawyers claimed that:

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“virtually every time Harvey was hired for a television show [Cooper] would contact the owners or principals to inform them of potentially embarrassing material and or tapes and attempt to have them influence Harvey to pay for the tapes.”

Cooper claims that he created the tapes after he was hired the comedian in 1993. At the time, he says that he was to videotape his comedy act at the Steve Harvey Comedy Club in Dallas.

In court documents, Harvey admits that the tapes contain material that is “a lot edgier” than the family oriented jokes he now uses. Back then, he said,

“I didn’t have to concern myself with branding or imaging or anything. You could just say, I thought I was funnier.’

The case is headed to court so let’s see how it plays out. 

Do you feel that a comedian such as Steve Harvey who is known for making jokes should be sued for making the jokes? Do you even think the jokes were racist?

Sound Off in the Comments Below.

 (Source: theJasmineBRAND.com)


[PHOTOS] It’s Official! Ginuwine’s (@Ginuwine) Rumored Eggplant Pix Are Legit!


2016 should be labeled on someone’s Chinese calendar as “The Year of The Celebrity Eggplant!” The number of male private parts we have seen around these parts is getting to be a bit ridiculous. Is nothing private anymore? We guess not, especially if you are OG R&B superstar, Ginuwine! Earlier this week it was rumored that photos of the singer’s genitals floating around the internet were not of him.


Well thanks to The Jasmine Brand and a graphic picture, courtesy of one of our site’s minions, we have confirmed the eggplant picture in questions is indeed his and we have it in our possession!

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Ginuwine’s tweet is very true. In a recent interview with About Him’s Rico Pruitt we mentioned that the only difference between an unwitting amateur porn star and the average person is an angry boyfriend or girlfriend. We all know that sexting is the new dating thanks to The Digital Age. We just wish he had been a bit more discrete. Whoever leaked these pictures, however, only did the ladies–and a few gents–a favor. From the looks of it he has NOTHING to be ashamed of. You can see the picture on the next page. We warn you they are uncensored and graphic! Peek at your own discretion and enjoy!

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