: You'll recall that last year MediaTakeOut.com was the first news source in the world to tell you that Judge Mablean Ephraim was fired from Divorce Court. Now we can officially report that Judge Glenda Hatchett from the hit court show Judge Hatchett is getting fired also.
Why are they letting her go, you ask. Well, according to on of the show's producers, Judge Hatchett was asking for too much money. The insider told MediaTakeOut.com, "[Judge Hatchett] was asking for $2 million a season - which is in line with what the other TV judges are getting ... [The network execs] didn't even give her a counter-offer - they just told her they weren't interested in her any longer."
The show is expected to run re-runs of old episodes for another season before being cancelled.
And industry insiders aren't shocked by the network's move. Bill Carroll, VP and director of programming at consulting firm Katz Television Group, was quoted as telling The Hollywood Reporter, "I don't think any viewer will initially know the difference between a program that was produced two weeks ago and one that was produced two years ago."
I love Judge Hatchett...they need to give that woman her money! She takes no shit off of the people who come before her. She's a great role model. Judge Judy, I can take her or leave her...I don't like the way she discusses the cases with her bailiff in a joking and condescending manner right in the courtroom with everyone there. I think she's a nasty bitch with a chip on her shoulder.
Whether people liked her show or not, I still dont understand why in the hell our black TV judges cant get paid as much as the white ones..
Nope, 2 mill is nothing compared to the over 30 mill Judge Judy made in 2007 alone.
If the ratings were strong (hardly think so because I never watched the show for more than 10 minutes) the Judge should be given her $2 million dollars. Perhaps it's time for the swing shift. Change is good.
There are too many damned court shows on daytime TV anyway. I rarely am home to watch them but during this Christmas break I was and it was non stop, Judge Alex, Christina, Hatchett, Divorce Court, People's Court, Joe Brown, Mathis..DAYUUMM! Yeah maybe it's time for a little bit less of a good thing?
And yeah I guess TV makeup and magic make a world of difference. And Genesis, that is indeed Judge Hatchett.
Judge Hatched hair is so pretty. Anyway, both Hatchett, and Mablean were very popular and deserved there raises. I think Holloywood just doesn' want "Americas Favorite Judge" to be a black women. Yeah I know Judge Judy is a very popular person, but honestly I don't know ONE person that ever watches her show.
I know, I know...I'm just sayin!!!I like Judge Judy too, but I loved the way Judge Hatchett helped the kids, and gave them continuous help after the show..
Judy Judy's like "Fukk u, pay the gotdayum sum and get tha hell on" and thats it..but maybe thats what America is into.
Thats what happens when you get greedy. A million dollars should have been more than enough its more than any regular judge is making. She tried to keep up with the Joneses and found out she was the weakest link...Goodbye. Count your blessings and invest your money thats how you get rich dont try to be someone you're not!
WHEN A WHITE PERSON ASK FOR MORE MONEY THEY GET..WHEN A BLACK PERSON ASK..THEY'RE FIRED...THAT SHOW IS VERY HIGH IN RATINGS AND THEY COULD OF GIVEN HER THE 2 MILLION...JUDGE JUDY MAKED 100 TIMES THAT MUCH AND HOW IS SHE DIFFERENT..THE JEWS RUN THE MEDIA..JUDGE JUDY IS JEWISH...ANY OF YOU WHO SAYS JUDGE HATCHETT DOESN'T DESERVE THE RAISE..ARE JUST IGNORANT AND PATHETIC AND WILL NEVER GET WHAT YOU'RE WORTH IN LIFE....RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AZZHOLES
WELL SHE REALLY DID DESERVE THAT MONEY THOUGH! SHE WAS DOING WONDERFUL THINGS FOR BLACK PEOPLE, TRYING TO GIVE THEM HOPE; I HONESTLY AND TRULY LOVE THAT JUDGE SHOW MORE THAN ANY OF 'EM (WELL, ALONGSIDE MATHIS). THIS IS SOME REALLY BAD NEWS PEOPLE. AND UM....I CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RERUNS AND NEW SHOWS...BY HER HAIRDOS...THEY JUST LOST A WATCHER!
I am so sick of these white devils using our black talents to make themselves rich. Sh!t, when the show becomes a hit like Divorce Court and Judge Hatchett they need to pay the folks AT LEAST what the market is going for TV judges. If this was Judge Judy or that chick who like to curse people out in spanish on the Peoples Court this wouldn't happen to them.
Hey Rev. Al Sharpton. Get your lazy azz out of Chicago, head to LA and get Mablean and Glenda their jobs back.
this race card is getting tired! all we as black folks do is look for a way to say oh its bc im black... well get over it you were born black and ur gonna die black. Race has always been an issue and it always will. Dont get me wrong im black and i am saddened by what happen to our people but lets be real. we are the only ones who degrade ourselves then get mad when some one else does it. do u hear whites calling each other cracker? or spanish saying"hi spic" to each other no yet when we hear it from some on else we wanna call Jesse jackson. When ever we decide to treat our selves with respect then others will too. how easy is it to disrespect someone who disrespects themselves?? it is less likely to disrespect someonwho holdstheir heads high and carry themselves a certain way. I say treat yourself the way you want others to treat you and treat others the way you want to be treated it is as simple as that. No one is ever going ot respect us until we start
Laughing out of my chair at poetical!!!!! MAN! but I do like judge hatchett,that's too bad!* she'll be fine, hey she'll make good JUDGE-ment from hereon.
I Totally agree with blkbetty! ... now JUDGE JUDY is da BOSS, I luv me some JUDY! ... she DO NOT PLAY!!!, now they betta NOT mess with HER MONEY!, they know betta!
Sorry, but Judge Hatchett always had the same ol same ol on her show. I'm with ole boy who said take the mil, invest it and fuk em. I'm not a major Judge Judy fan, but give the lady credit where it's due. She's been on TV forever now and the bytch is funny to me.
I'm sorry Hatchett lost her job, but I don't think her show was that interesting to keep. Role model, yes. Entertaining, no. And that's my final ruling on the matter! Court is adjourned!
I love her show. She tells people the truth and sees to really care about the situtation and just not doing for the cameras. I hope it is a rumor also.
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THESE PUSSSY HOE CRACKERS, DONE ROBBED STOLE AND KILLED BLACK PEOPLE. DONE RAPED BLACK WOMEN AND NOW LOOK. CRACKERS AINT SHIIIT AND I THOROUGHLY HATE U MUTHERFUCKKKKERS AND ANYONE RESEMBLING YALL EVIL AZZEZ
If this is true - I will be disappointed. I agree with others, she was really caring. She attempted to mentor and give alternatives to children. Judge Judy is an old hag that can careless what happens to folks - just as long as she is talking shit she is happy. I loved Maybealen but Judge Toler is doing a wonderful job on Divorce court. She gives a younger perspective on things. I hope Judge Hatchett is not leaving. I loved to hear her say - you have lied to this court - this is not this childs father.
@lonnydan: sorry to inform u but they hate us too! so now what does this solve other than potential lives being lost bc of ignorance you contribute to the problem now when they start calling you and ur the N word dont get mad bc u are a racist and u will get it back racism is wrong no matter who it is coming from, try lovin ur self to the point that ignorance doesnt consume you!!
Did anyone else read that one of the conditions of Maybealen's new contract would have been for her to stop adding color to her hair? Was that true? And I liked Judge Hatchett's show, she seemed like she did genuinely care when she was trying to help out teens.
I think this is so wrong of them, because they did Maybealen the same way and plus they wanted her to keep her hair a certain way. Why is it that when the black judges ask for more money they want to fire them. They pay judge Judy the most out of all of them the black judges don't get half of what judge Judy is getting and I don't think that's fair at all.
im sorry, but she deserved that money. she had consistant ratings and was due to return the following season. they renewed her contract for the 07-08 season, so they'll probably run a few new episodes, then run on repeats. fox, cbs, and abc and sony has a long ongoing history of short changing black folks, and this is not breaking news. 2 mill a year is petty cash for fox, and sony, wtf. just pay up. money = power, so of course they not gonna come out their pocket.
man this just goes to show you, that with us black folks, no matter what postion we are in, we're damned if we do, and damned if we dont.
MTO, Yall know better than this pic!!! I have met Judge Hatchett in person and she IS beautiful!! You play too much. Your photoshop editor is a GENIUS, however...I won't let your lies stand in the way of me giving my props!!!
But as far as the story...I'm going to have to google it and get back to you with the TRUTH! PEACE & BLESSINGS!
Lonnydan, I've been trying to sift through your anger to figure out what's really going on, but what the hell are you talking about. I can't read your S*@t anymore. Your mind is spinning and you just keep regurgitating nonsense.
These court shows are on the air to make as much money they can making people look like fools anyway. I'm sure the white producers of these court shows know if they fire a "black female" judge there'll be a line around the block of black female "judges" to take her place for even less money. That's what happened to "Judge" Mabellene on Divorce Court. Even though she impled something racial was going on to her firing, there was another black female standing right there to take her place.
Judge Judy is a real gumpy old bitch. She really over does it. Now Judge Hatchett was a bitch at times behind the bench, but at least she gave further assistance to help those who really needed it. I still can't believe she looks like that in person???????
Yep Mabeleine was my favorite judge but HATCHETT is by far the best on the Network.
I will say this about Judge Hatchett....her HAIR is straight BANGIN'!!!! And she got that grill fixed too! That's okay Glenda.....someone other network will pick U up in the future.
Like STAYPOPPIN01 said Judy gets her money...in the amount she wants it...They told Judy that her diamond earrings were too large....She told them in so many words to F off....
They told Mabeline not to wear flashy nail or hair color....then caned her...
Judy wears her earrings and gets all the money she asks for.....no aint that some ish, but why are "WE" suprised....this is America!
I love Judge Judy, she checks that stupiid shyt, but Judge Hatchett should be given her ends. Aniyway, she can do more now with helping our wayward youth. She and Susan L. Taylor can be involved in the mentoring program.
I like the show. I hate to see them take it off the air. Judge Hatchett is the only judge I've seen who reaches out to young children and help them turn their lives around. I hope she continues her work even though it won't be televised.
When we do start respecting ourselves and I know some of us already do,we still won't be respected as a African American Race,it's sad to say but so very true.We will never be respected but we as a African American spend so much time trying to respect other races.Don't fool yourselves people.
THEY SHOULD HAVE GIVEN HER THE EXTRA MONEY, MAYBE IT WENT TO ALL THE INTERVENTION, SHE DISHED OUT TO HELP PEOPLE. HOLLYWOOD'S ALWAYS TRYING TO CANCEL SOMEONE THAT REALLY TRIES TO HELP OUT. I WILL MISS THIS SHOW.
Ratings. It's all about the ratings because ratings mean money to the network. Judge Hatchett didn't get high ratings so what is the raise going to be based on?
People should stop finding racism in every nook and cranny.
Judge Mathis is still on, Joe Brown. But if they fall off they'll be gone too.
Judge Hatchett's show was just plain boring. She didn't know whether she wanted to be a TV judge or Dr. Phil.
Too bad, because I liked her show. I loved the way she would snap on the women, that swore up and down they knew who the father of their child was. I also liked how she tried to help "out of control" teenagers.
Some of you are some non-readin jackasses, and have failed to understand the politics behind the decisions that have been made. The black judges get paid considerably less than the white judges; and hollywood execs do not have an accurate enough representation of blacks in order to make pay grades fair. So they are indiscriminantly making decisions on blacks in hollywood (IN GENERAL) their pay. (As with my job too, it has a lot to do with what you are worth to your company of your firm.) Some of you are illiterate and need to take some reading comprehension classes. Wheeeew.
Its just business. If she had Judge Judy ratings she would get Judge Judy money.
They can keep showing those reruns for the next 10 years and keep making money without having to pay the star.
She didnt have the power or respect she thought she had and they let her know that she is replacable. Thats how it works in any job.
She needed them more than they needed her.
Yes that is Judge Hatchett, they caked the makeup on her. But then again she is 56 years old, cant look young forever. IMHO, Judge Hatchett was one of the better court shows out there. I thought they took it to another level this season when they started doing DNA shows. LOL @ her becoming the female Maury.
Think about this for a second though. Judge Hatchett's show is syndicated which means no network controls it, the studio does and they get paid from every local station that airs Judge Hatchett. Two million dollars is a drop in the bucket for a syndicated show. Think Oprah people, she makes hundreds of millions of dollars a year off her show, Why? Because its syndicated and she controls it.
WHERE DID YOU GET THIS PICTURE OF HER FROM.....WELL I AM NOT SORRY TO HEAR THAT....,AT LEAST WAIT UNTIL YOU GET ABOUT 4 TO 5 YEARS AS A BLACK PERSON ON T.V. IF YOU LAST THAT LONG BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH LOOK WHAT HAPPEN TO EVERY OTHER ONE.....WE COME A DIME A DOZEN.....BACK TO COURT FOR REAL... NOTHING LIKE OWNERSHIP...
Her show was boring--she herself was great--her whole show (9 of 10) revolved around helping minorities--while that is admirable, it gets boring on TV. Every show was the same. It wasn't your average small claims case--it was about a poor, underprivileged family who she helped some kid get self confidence. NOT court drama. She needed more variety. She was great--she was given a bum deal on these repetitive shows--prob would have been cancelled anyway due to the monotony of the same show every single day. SHOW WAS A SNOOZER
The other shows, apart from her being a social worker, were the ones about the homely uneducated fat lady and her ugly cheating husband and the 8 illegitimate children on welfare--I'm sure there were other themes other than the helping the poor families delinquent children and the fat ladies with cheating greasy husbands that could've made it a more interesting show---NOT HER FAULT--she was wonderful--crappy stupid producers--JEEEZ
Gosh, I just posted 2 very important viewpoints on this--already deleted? You guys dont publish comments on the way things are? cant deal with comments on minorities, or fat ladies, or anything gross that exists out there, and were the only topics of concern on her show? Sad--for you.
JUDGE HATCHETT IS THE ONLY JUDGE THAT NOT ONLY GAVE HER VERDICT BUT ALSO LENDED A HELPING HAND. THIS IS WHY THEY FIRED HER....BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT HER HELPING PEOPLE. IN THEIR EYES SHE IS SUPPOSE TO ENTERTAIN THE MEDIA WITH HARSH AND INCONSIDERATE JUDGEMENTS. I HOPE JUDGE HATCHETT CHANGE CARREERS AND BECOME A SENATOR OR EVEN AS THE NEXT PRESIDENT FOR THE UNITED STATES!!!!!!BECAUSE SHE HAS A HEART FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT JUST ENTERTAINMENT!!!! SHE HAS THE RIGHT LAST NAME...HATCHETT!!! SHE HAS NO TOLERANCE FOR FOOLISHNESS AND STUPIDITY SHE JUST CUT IT RIGHT OFF!!!!
I have enjoy Judge HATCHETT's court show and I love her as a person, I ardently see her as a wonderful human being and an inspiration to many people. Always find her court proceedings to be very helpful to our youths. If the show got canceled that only means there is something more and better in the near future for her, sometimes things that happen that seems wrong usually has a great outcome in near time. "When one door is closed another will opened!!"......I’ll have faith that she will get what she is seeking and more and new content job. “Something wonderful will spring up in place for her!”
Took my daughter Hatchetts court (Walker vs Walker, '02). Didn't set specific payback parameters so my daughter turned it into a $1K Dad thing. The Judge however (on her book you find Means what she says and says what she means) ordered that my daughter and I get $1K worth of counseling to be provided locally. No phone or email queries were ever answered, no counseling ever occurred. We're still estranged. She spent an extra night in New York City. Whooped it up w/1 of the producers. I had to take my make-up off on the plane. Fired? BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Here we go AGAIN! RACISM in America at its BEST! The crazy white witch judge judy makes F*******G $30M whilst a Black Intelligent Judge is paid pennies. I have NEVER watched so-called crazy white witch judge judy for the past 4-yrs. Why watch a crazy white witch judge when there are more Intelligent Black Judges on other shows? The crazy white witch judge judy gets paid $30M for acting crazy and stupid on TV. I bet if a Black Judge behaves like that; she will be fired. Shame on these RACIST producers!
^^^ Here we go AGAIN! the RACE card gets pulled ...how easy and convenient for you! Nah, it's nothing to do with the fact that Judy has some of the highest ratings on TV while the other Judges don't even come close. It's definitely because she's white. Shhh...don't mention Oprah, Tyler Perry, or any of the other black billionaires. It's more convenient if we just forget about them so we can yell RACISM!! RACISM!!! RAAAAACCCCCCIIIIIISSSSSSMMMMMMMM!!!!!!