MediaTakeOut.com is hearing whispers that the cast of the hit show Girlfriends may be on the verge of suing the CW network. According to people close to the cast, the CW apparently owes each of the castmembers tens of thousands of dollars in back pay. Here's how AOL is reporting the story:
The CW apparently only offered to pay the actors half of their episodic salary to shoot a makeshift [series] finale, thus the stars collectively opted not to participate.
In addition, several people close to the show tell me that The CW refuses to honor the contracts of the principal cast members and does not intend to pay the actors for the nine episodes that will not be taped.
Now the show stars have hired a litigator who will file a joint lawsuit on behalf of the talent, suing the network for the money they are due.
"The network told them point blank, 'Sue us!' After using this show to help build its name, The CW has turned their back on them and disrespected them in the most horrible way," said someone associated with the show, who spoke under the condition of anonymity.
A rep for The CW was unaware of a pending lawsuit or the latest developments with the show's finale.
"To the best of our knowledge no lawsuits have been filed. Nor is there any new word on finale special," said show publicist Paul McGuire via e-mail
They should sue if the contract wasnt paid in full....anyone else they would have paid.
I didn't want the show to end.
And I love that show, although it lost some flare when toni left, but still!!!
Sue on people, sue on!
MTO, I wanna know who the f**k is using my email!!
They should sue if they haven't been paid...
Hell Yeah ! Get that money! Thats what they get for putting in that *** ass Green Frog. Oh you thought we forgot about the big lipped frog huh?
Go Ahead and sue and gets whats yours and if they do have a finale i really hope they bring Toni Child back!!
Hell yeah they should sue...
YOU ***'*** LOSER. What the hell do you do all day except keep hitting the 'refresh' key making sure that MTO don't leave you out. And you want someone to look at your video, *** please, I'd rather look at a blank screen first. You ol' recording studio on the front grass having azz ***. Hold these nutts down.
'venting, 'cause sometimes *** gets REAL old, quick'!
But then again, he may be the next Soldier Boy (but I won't find out).
Yeeah yeah...do some real acting and *** up!
Always bullsh** with the black shows...why can't they go out like Senfield and the other shows that ran for 9 years..
(yawn)...meanwhile, back at the ranch....
WHO CARES ALREADY... the show was 'expired'
Every network does it. When the ratings are low or its a new start up network, they get all these black shows (cheaper because black actors get less money) and make money and a name off of them. Then they get these white shows that appeal to young white people and when they become hits, bye bye to the black shows. Girlfriends had a nice little run, now go your separate ways and I'll be looking for you in the next straight to DVD black C movie.
When a 26 year old male teacher has *** with a 14 year old female student, its a crime.
When a 26 year old female teacher has *** with a 14 year old male student, its a crime that it wasn't caught on tape!
Good for them Luv Girlfriends I miss Reggie
just bring back the show &
GET THE MONEY THAT IS DESERVED TO YOU, THAT IS WRONG THE WAY THE ENDED IT ANYWAY.
That's the only way Hollywood understands fairness, hit them in the WALLET.
Girlfriends practically helped to keep that *** network afloat...so yea, they deserve it if they're not honoring their part of the agreement....
They need to sue! I was just telling a friend the yesterday that I wish BET would invest in new sitcoms over syndicated shows. This bullshi* will always happen as long as we are dependent on the major networks.
I BET THE CW WOULDN'T HAVE DONE SEINFELD OR FRIENDS LIKE THAT IF THEY WERE ON THEIR NETWORK.
True that handsomeJE! They should sue that tacky, ghetto network for all they're worth and start their own (GirlFriendsNetwork)!
I'm glad they're suing. Blacks get no respect in hollywood. Just like when CW moved the black shows to Sunday. If it weren't for Tivo, I'd have missed SEVERAL episodes of The Game!
THANK GOD they are taking that awful show OFF .. that show hasn't been good since TONI left that show ... she carried that show on her back .. Joan got bug eyes and mya look like the missing link between money and man .. and no one gives a dayum about lynn....
I loved watching Girlfriend and The Game!!! Oh well..
craziness...Im sure Jill Marie Jones is glad she got out when she did...
i'm sure BET or TV1 will pick up the show
AWWW THAT WAS REALLY GOOD SHOW....
I worked with CW in Detroit----they are shady.
ahhh, in america the land of pending cases and legal mumbo jumbo..
sounds like normal industry life lol
i liked that show
The Cast SHOULD PAY US FOR WATCHING THAT SORRY-*** SHOW. TOTALLY UNREALISTIC "COMEDY".
GOOD SUE THE HELL OUT OF THEM! I don't see how a lame show like Gossip Girl gets more press than a hilarious show like Girlfriends! Racism is still alive whether you believe it or not!
TASTYCAKES2 - *** YOUR BIG *** UP!! IF IT WAS A SHOW STARING A TWINKIE YOUR FAT *** WOULD LIKE IT!
I LOVED THIS SHOW. BUT IT WSNT THE SAME WHEN JILL-MARIE JONES LEFT. SOMEONE SHOULD TRY TO DEVELOP A SPIN-OFF AND BRING JILL BACK.
It was all just a matter of time after Toni left, things would eventually fall fast...However, They need to sue and get what's rightfully theirs...And for CW, it's only a matter of time for them too, cause when you do dirt it comes back to bite you in the ***!!
Y'all should've known it wouldn't last much longer without Toni Childs... Lol.
Oh well... Next.
I don't know why they had to end the show. That was a really good show, one of my favs.
HIT DEM SKIRTS FOR EREYTHANG THEY GOT!!
AHA U FUNNY, I WAS THINKIN THE SAME THANG
get ya bread ladies...b/c they'd come after u if u didn't do ur part....
***, no wonder toni left the show!!!
i like that show
Get your *** due! Always trying to *** change people of color!
I hope they get what they deserve...they sure kept my teeth exposed while I watched...Love my girlfriends!
Ha! Good for them! Didn't they f^ck my girl Toni over? Karma is a b!tch! The show wasn't $hit without Toni.
These start-up networks have been doing this for a long time now. Same thing happened with WB and UPN.
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I LIKED GIRLFRIENDS!!
i didnt like Toni Childs character in the show, she seem to represent all that is wrong with Black women. she was stuck-up, materialistic, and self-centered. but i see that most of y'all chicks can relate to all that
Them hoes are so fake...LMAO! Thats what they get for being phoney azz FRIENDS IN REAL LIFE!
Dying in Tears so.....so TRUE!
I must admit Toni Child part was stupid...All that running behind some ugly azz white man in the show was a bit much...However that is not how most black women live that was all TV...
Toni Child was dogged out on the show she suppose to have been good friends with Miss Ross azz however Miss Ross said she has to worry about her job and nobody else...Now that *** done lost her job fake azz!
They mad a HUGE mistake by canceling that show. Huge...there other shows are nothing...
LOOKS LIKE JILL MARIE JONES (TONI) GOT THE LAST LAUGH. SHE GOT OUT WITH DIGNITY. HAHA! THAT SHOW SHOULD HAVE BEEN CANCELED WHEN TONI LEFT. WHEN TONI LEFT THE SHOW BECAME A SHOW THAT I WOULD WATCH WHEN THERE WAS ABSOLUTEYL NOTHING ELSE TO WATCH ON TV
@strawcream, EXACTLY!! That's why I really don't give a f^ck. They stabbed Toni in the back. When I 1st started watching the show, I couldn't stand Toni. But I grew to like her. And when she left, I did'nt even watch the one episode of the new season . Forget big-eyed Tracey. LOL
*** shame how they treat us.The show was not the same since Jill left but I still watched I think they should have gave them one more season then spun off a few shows the series finally would have had Toni return.If this were a white show things would be different.There are no shows on TV about late 20's early 30's black adults doing something positive.
@ IMSOSERIOUS PLEASE STOP YOU ARE A CORN BALL NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR SONGS ABOUT SELLING DRUGS STACKING PAPER.
@ Daywalker - Thank you!!! This dude must just sit on here every day waiting for new stories!
@Imsoserious - dude, I know you are promoting your lil album (cuz there aren't enough people rapping these days and that market is wide open...) but dude, what you are doing is LAME. Please pick a new gimmick.
THey need to sue them the white media dont have any respect for the black actors and producers he need help
@ Outkast1914 nice picture
and good riddance! the show was horrible...anyway BIG WILLIE was my favorite!
Goodness, it's about time. This was the WORST show EVER!!! Sometimes I couldn't help watching - you know, that whole not being able to turn away from a train wreck thing.
Well they left Jill Marie out in the cold when they all reneged on the deal that they all hold out for more money. Those B's left Jill and ran to work without telling her b'cause they were scared they were going to get fired. Well you're are fired now! That show never recovered after Jill Marie left. Viewership was down.
@DayWalker & Outkast1914 - I hear you! it goes to show that this *** is not monitored b'cause he should have been booted long ago. And also that ho' who keeps toting that millionare and rich men site, she needs the boot too!
@ 357Maggie Only on Media Take Out.Everyone should not have access to the internet.They did leave Jill out in the cold.She was the main reason I watched the show.So sexy anyways it was a good run!
I used to love this show!!
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That's messed up...get that $$$$
Word to you MSFOXXY. I am sorry for the show, but not for these spine-less heffers. Where were your litigators when Jill Marie Jones stood out in the cold by herself? There's a reason "stuff" like this doesn't happen to Seinfeld and Friends. THEY STICK TOGETHER!! If you lose one you lose it all. The network wasn't prepared to lose it all...THEN, but they can now. The "Toni Childs" character may not have been a favourite of some but it added a hell of a dynamic to neurotic Joan, erotic Lynn ghetto fabulous Maya and that oversized mama's boy William. They are/were all crazy beautiful together. I wish them all well. Lesson learned.
GOOD!!! Maybe they'll learn to stop taking away the few shows we have left. Shows that depict us as financially stable,beautiful and FRIENDS!!!!
They always do this to actors on successful black shows. Black shows dont get a "finale" like on Freinds or the other white shows, they just kick your *** to the curb. CBS did the same thing to the cast of The Jeffersons. After 11yrs in the Top 10, CBS didnt even tell them the show was cancelled. didnt have a finale show or a goodbye party. Get them their checks & told them to *** off. I hope they sure the *** out of the CW.
Yep...remember "Roc" on Fox Tv when they were building the network? they had a gang of black shows...they call it capturing the demographic..once they have the numbers they kick yo azz to the curb and throw on Beverly Hills 90210 or some ish like that...classic network move...'nuff said dre of Caramelhoneys.com
Kelsey Grammar (Frasier) better help them as the producer of that show.
I agree with an earlier poster...why can't we just have dignified endings to our shows? Did they not show up and work and produce product? Then have some respect for loyal viewers, f*cking a$$hole CW!!
SUE SUE SUE WIN WIN WIN
MTO: APPROVE MY STUPID LITTLE PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS THE ISSUE??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
"Ho Friends" another dumb down American sitcom not worth the film it was recorded on.
tHEY rEALLY dO nEED tO sUE tHE nETWORK..bECAUSE tHEY sHOULD nOT hAVE cANCELLED tHE sHOW iN tHE mIDDLE lIKE tHAT aND fOR aNOTHER dUMB *** kIDDIE bOP sHOW lIKE gOSSIP gIRL...gIRLFRIENDS mADE the Upn cHANNEL hOT aND sOON aS tHEY gET uS pEOPLE wATCHING aND oUR rATINGS tHEY tAKE sOME oF oUR sHOWS oFF tHE aIR..***=(.....i lOVED tHIS sHOW...tHANK gOD wE "STILL" hAVE tHE gAME
*** and i like that show too. Now i can't fantasize about Pershia White or Golden Brooks anymore. yeah right can you say reruns. yeah!!!
It's called Karma. What goes around comes around! What the rest of the cast of Girlfriends did to Jill Marie Jones was messed to leave her hanging like that when she thought they had her back. And when they tried to get Monica to replace Tony, it wasn't the same. I still watched because there aren't alot of African-American t.v. shows on the air right now.
As long as the keep The Game on, I'm fine with that. Tasha Mack is the truth. LOL!!!
WOOOOOOOOW.....Im glad to see they takin action...but for those that don't know Jill Marie wanted more money and the network didnt wanna pay her so she OPTED 2 LEAVE......But that doesnt mean Tracy,Golden,and Persia didnt have her back they OPTED 2 stay. None of that makes what the network did right. We all need to look at the bigger picture....The networks combined UPN and WB 2 get CW becuz they wanted to get rid of the obvious rift that WB held only shows with prodomintely White ppl, and UPN held shows with Black ppl. So in the beginning they wanted 2 mesh which is Good but now they are gettin rid of the shows with Black ppl....ANd yes that includes THE GAME which is on thin ice....But anyways Bottom line I believe the show Girlfriends helped the network get where it is...I didnt say carry the network I said HELPED. And for those reason yes the SexTacular Trio should in the words of MADEA "GET THE MON'T"
LMAO. in the back of my head i can see Toni saying it
THEY NEED 2
Jill-Marie Jones seems to have been the only smart one by bouncing early when the contract and the money wasn't right. I know she is laughing her a$$ of right now! "I told yall *** we shoulda stuck together."
OH YEAH NOW THE CAST OF GIRLFRIENDS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THEIR PAY...REMEMBER WHEN THE ACTRESS WHO PORTRAYED TONI LEFT THE SHOW OVER HER PAY, HER "GIRLFRIENDS" DIDN'T STAND BY HER THEN, AND INSTEAD THEY SETTLED FOR THE LOW PAY THEY RECEIVED THEN.
I HOPE THE SHOW GOES OFF THE AIR, IT'S NOT AS GOOD AS IT USE TO BE.