This week brought with it the reunion of the ‘Girlfriends’ cast on ABC’s ‘black-ish’ and, in turn, ushered in a fresh wave of excitement about a possible reunion.

During a new interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Tracee Ellis-Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, and Jill Marie Jones, opened up about the abrupt end of the show’s initial run on The CW. 

Revealing that it’s the first time they’ve collectively sat with each other and dialogued about the axing of the show, the ladies detailed how specific changes at the network was a key contributor to its dismantlement.

Jill Marie Jones also waxed honest about the circumstances surrounding the early departure of her character Joan, revealing the things she’d do differently if she could.

Watch below…

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This week’s episode of ‘Black-ish’ (October 8) brings with it the highly teased and just as anticipated reunion of Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, and Jill Marie Jones – the stars of UPN’s iconic 2000’s series, ‘Girlfriends.’

Announced a month ago (as we reported here), the ladies have been on the promo trail since the news was first unveiled in support of the forthcoming feature.  Expectedly, no interview to date has missed the opportunity to inquire about the status of a reunion movie or full on reboot of the television show (as it was cancelled abruptly in 2008 with no official finale).

The most recent chat on the subject came courtesy of ‘Black-ish’ resident star, Ross, as she dished with our friends at ‘Entertainment Weekly’ about what fans of the show can expect from the ‘Girlfriends’ and just what it would take to get a reunion movie in the works.

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Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry may be no stranger to history-making as the plays and films he’s penned, directed, and/or starred in have made him one of Hollywood’s biggest names in front of and behind the scenes, over the weekend the 50-year-old saw his name penciled in history books for the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios – a feat that made him the first African American to own a major film studio outright.

A massive complex in Atlanta, Georgia, the lot spans over 330 acres and is larger than the Burbank, California lots owned by Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Walt Disney Studios combined.  Taking to “CBS This Morning” recently, Perry joined resident anchor Gayle King to reflect on his journey from homelessness to history-making achievements and all the doors slammed in his face (literally and figuratively) along the way.

Airing in full this morning (October 8), look inside for the insightful sit down:

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‘The Voice’ continues its game of musical chairs for its 18th season.

For, it’s been announced that Pop pin-up Nick Jonas will be joining the NBC series as a coach.

Details below…

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Just 5 months after ABC unveiled news they were set to revive their classic live sketch comedy series, ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ (as we reported here), the show – toplined by Tiffany Haddish – made its premiere to rave reviews from industry critics and viewers alike on October 6.

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‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ will glide into action on ABC on November 5th!

Leading the way for the live-action retelling of the story (which is to star Halle Bailey), this version of the story will see Queen Latifah play the voice-stealing sea witch Ursula , Moana‘s Auli’i Cravalho portray the love-struck Ariel and Shaggy play her good pal Sebastian.

Now hit the play button below to catch a teaser created to generate hype for the fantastical release.

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As far as Black Twitter is concerned, Evelyn Lozada is a persona non grata.

Find out how the Reality TV’s star PR crisis has reached new lows, below…

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Shaunie O’Neal is urging fans of her series ‘Basketball Wives’ not to invest too much time or energy in the series….as portions of it are edited to deceive them.

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Evelyn Lozada‘s public relations crisis gained a fresh pair of horrid legs this week when YouTubers joined efforts to hold her accountable for what many deem to be anti-black behaviour.

The Reality TV star, who now identifies as Afro-Latina, has seen her brand take a hit following her feud with her ‘Basketball Wives’ costar OG Chijindu. A feud, which has seen Evelyn call the African athlete a monkey and use several racist tropes to mock, degrade and humiliate her.

Unfortunately for her, it has backfired….and an effort to slam claims that she is racist by pointing to her own African heritage was stifled by the resurfacing of the tweet below.

How YouTube’s stars are responding to the drama….and claims that OG has been fired from the series?

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Meagan Good is being the change she wants to see.

That Grape Juice was on-hand at the inaugural ABFF Global Film Series event in London and caught up with the actress, who unveiled her directorial debut ‘If Not Now, When?’

In our exclusive sit-down, she explained the rationale for veering behind the camera. A rationale rooted in Hollywood’s disproportionate representation of Black stars and stories.

Speaking with Jacqueline Shepherd, the 38-year-old delved into the peaks and troughs of her 25 year career, including the worrying words some casting directors levelled her way. She also expanded on how Black talent are excelling by taking the helm and championing their own narratives.

Watch the insightful interview above and be sure to keep it locked for release details on ‘If Not Now, When?’

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Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature erected to celebrate TV and Film’s epic history.

Today, we take a spooky trip to the past to revisit ‘Dr Black Mr Hyde‘, an African-American led retelling of the Jekyll and Hyde story powered Dimension Pictures and its star Bernie Casey.

In it, the former football player (who stood tall at 6 feet 4) portrays a wealthy doctor who is working on an experiment which turns him into a Frankenstein-like monster who begins a reign of terror by murdering prostitutes and pimps.

What happens next?

Join us as we honour the Blaxploitation era below…

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Wendy Williams has been ordered to hand $250,000 over to her soon-to-be ex-husband Kevin Hunter.

Find out why after the jump…

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