Image Entertainment releases Don B. Welch’s ‘THE DIVORCE’ today, February 4th!!!

Plot: Successful TV anchorwoman, Yolanda Massey (Dawnn Lewis), is celebrating her recent divorce by throwing herself a divorce party with her closest sorority girlfriends. Coming along for the ride is her hilariously funny, no nonsense BFF, Eva (Vanessa Bell Calloway), her younger sister, CeCe (Angell Conwell) and her newfound friend, Victoria (Tatyana Ali).

For good measure, throw in her self-absorbed mother, a sexy, younger beau and a handsome ex-husband and you are in for an evening of raucous laughter, heartache and the ultimate surprise. The play also stars Judy Pace, Freda Payne, Tammi Mac, Keith Burke, Jonelle Allen and Rylan William.


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 ‘A Haunted House 2’ hits theaters April 18!

Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box-office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!
Directed by Michael TiddesA Haunted House 2 stars Marlon WayansJaime PresslyEssence AtkinsGabriel IglesiasMissi PyleAshley RickardsAffion CrockettSteele StebbinsRick OvertonHayes MacArthurDave Sheridan and Cedric the Entertainer. The film is written and produced by Marlon Wayans and Rick Alvarez.

It’s finally here!

Fans will finally be able to lay claim to ‘Baggage Claim’ – the 2013 star-studded hit romantic comedy starring Paula Patton, Boris Kodjoe, Tia Mowry, Taye Diggs, Derek Luke, and more.  Available today via DVD and Blu-Ray, check below for some of the film’s special features!

Plot:  Paula Patton leads a hilarious cast in this first-class comedy that’ll keep you laughing and make your heart soar! Flight attendant Montana Moore (Patton) is smart, sexy and sick of being single. She’s determined to get engaged before her younger sister’s wedding, leaving just 30 days to make her connection. Fortunately, her co-worker crew has cooked up a high-flying scheme for Montana to “accidentally” bump into all her ex-boyfriends, leading to hilarious encounters as she attempts to land the perfect guy!

Blu-ray Special Features

  • Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
  • Behind the Scenes with the Director with Optional Commentary by David E. Talbert
  • Featurettes: Fly Girls, Wing Men, The Story, Interview with the Cast
  • Audio Commentary with David E. Talbert
  • Theatrical Trailer

DVD Special Features

  • Featurettes: Fly Girls, Wing Men, The Story
  • Audio Commentary with David E. Talbert
  • Theatrical Trailer

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BET‘s ‘Being Mary Jane’ ended Tuesday night a ratings champion, reports reveal.  The Gabrielle Union-led show offered the network some of its best ratings to date with a whopping 5 million tuning in to see the show’s premiere.


“An average of 3.3 million viewers tuned in to check out BET‘s first original scripted drama seriesBeing Mary Jane at 10 PM Tuesday, after which an immediate repeat clocked 1.8 million. BET boasted that made it the No. 1 original series debut on cable for the 2013-14 TV season.”

The premiere comes six months after the scripted drama first appeared on BET as a 90-minute film.  With 4 million reportedly tuned into that July showing, BET followed with an order for a full fledged series of the Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil-penned showing.

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Tyler Perry‘s breakaway OWN hit ‘The Haves & Have Nots’ ended its first season on an extremely high note, easily giving the network its highest ratings to date.  But, as last night’s season 2 premiere evidenced, the success of its inaugural season was merely the beginning.


“…“The Haves and the Have Nots” kicked off its second season Tuesday with series highs and one of the largest audiences for any telecast in network history.

The sophomore-season premiere of the series about the powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their Savannah, Ga., mansion, averaged 2.78 million viewers in the 9 o’clock hour Tuesday — topping the show’s previous high of 2.78 million for its first-season finale last September.

Even more impressive is the show’s performance among the network’s target demo of women 25-54. Among all cable programs Tuesday night, “Haves” ranked second among women 25-54, behind only the premiere of “Being Mary Jane” on BET.”


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Spoiler Alert: it’s going to be amazing, but we’re sure you already knew that.

That Grape Juice was privileged to be on hand for a private screening of the highly anticipated return of OWN‘s breakaway hit ‘Tyler Perry’s The Haves & The Have Nots’.  Hosted at Grand Tribeca Hotel in New York City, the cast and industry tastemakers alike piled in for an exclusive preview for what, unbeknownst at the time, would be an unforgettable, 42 minute thrill ride.

Any doubt that the series’ season 2 premiere would not do justice to its season 1 cliff-hanger of an ending were quickly erased as the show went from zero to 100 within the first few minutes of airing.  The first captivating minutes alone were just swift reminder that ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ is a show that loves being bad and is so deliciously good at it.

Season 2’s premiere fulfills its promises of being #toodarnhot and brings viewers everything they are looking for in 42 minutes – palpable tension, entangling cast relationships (almost to a frustrating level), and comedic relief.  Well delivered comedic relief we might add.  Unexpected given that the over-the-top action on the show – a decorative “shade olympics” one might say – doesn’t border on the overflow of cheesy some might expect from a “soap opera”.

We give this one a definite A+ and hope the seasonbbrings with it more of what episode 1 was drenched in – discovery, sexiness, revenge, conflict, ambition, but most importantly, growth.  For, in all of its cattiness and thrilling moments, the show tackles some serious issues through the lens of imperfect people – a mainstay in Tyler Perry productions.

Take a word of advice from us – make sure your wig is secure before watching this premiere.  You’ll thank us later.

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Not even three months after the untimely death of pop megastar Whitney Houston, a who’s who of Hollywood songstresses and actresses began eyeing the leading role of a biopic of the ‘I Will Always Love You’  – despite none being in development at that time.

Indeed, the likes of Vivica A. Fox, Brandy, Jennifer Hudson, and more all tossed their names in a hat should the role ever present itself.  However, nearly two years since Houston’s death, one actress has continuously made it known her desire to portray the singer in a movie – Meagan Good.

Recently, according to TheWrap, Good has been making good on her interest to depict the life of Houston on film.  In a movie reportedly helmed by Houston’s mentor Clive Davis, rumor has it Good has already began developing the film, but (as of time reporting), no studio has picked it up.

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