THE JUICE WITH JEM (FRI, June 22)June 22, 2012
LAURYN LONDON TO REPLACE TIA MOWRY ON ‘THE GAME’
Actress Lauren London has reportedly landed a lead role on BET’s “The Game,” filling the void left by Tia Mowry. With the departures of Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall leaving a huge void, BET started looking for fresh faces to play two new characters who will become the lead roles.
The former ATL actress will play Kiera, who is a former child star who has a job on a popular sitcom. So far, the network has not announced an actor to play “Bryce,” the Ivy League educated all-star running back. And for season 6, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez, Barry Floyd and Brandy will all be back
After being discovered by Heavy D in the 90s, singer Monifah says she went on a roller coaster ride in the industry that left her emotionally scarred. Though her first album was a success she says her professional relationship with Heavy D became strained during her second project. The pair’s friendship soon fell apart and she said she regrets that she didn’t speak to him before he died.
After losing her record deal, 41-year-old Monifah said she was forced to deal with her abandonment and rejection issues. While still struggling with the deaths of several family members (including her father), she turned to cocaine for seven years to numb the pain. But now she says she’s been sober for over a year and is ready for the next chapter.
This next chapter will actually be a new TVOne reality show called “R&B Divas.” She’ll star alongside Faith Evans, Syleena Johnson, Keke Wyatt and Nicci Gilbert. Monifah promised that the show will have its drama, but the real intent is to focus on positive resolutions.
Actress – Meryl Streep, 63
Actor (Scrubs) Donald Faison, 38
TV Host -Carson Daly, 39
Kurt Warner (quarterback), 41
Singer -Cyndi Lauper, 59