: 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
YOU FUCC'N 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, niggga please, I'd rather look at a blank screen first. You ol' recording studio on the front grass having azz niggga. Hold these nutts down.
'venting, 'cause sometimes shyt gets REAL old, quick'!
But then again, he may be the next Soldier Boy (but I won't find out).
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 sex with a 14 year old female student, its a crime.
When a 26 year old female teacher has sex with a 14 year old male student, its a crime that it wasn't caught on tape!
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.
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....
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 - SHUT YOUR BIG ASS UP!! IF IT WAS A SHOW STARING A TWINKIE YOUR FAT ASS WOULD LIKE IT!
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 ass!!
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
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 Bitch done lost her job fake azz!
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
Damn 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.
@ 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.
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 crap 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!
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.
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 ass 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 piss off. I hope they sure the shyt 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$$hole CW!!
SUE SUE SUE WIN WIN WIN
MTO: APPROVE MY STUPID LITTLE PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS THE ISSUE??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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It's called Karma. What goes around comes around! What the rest of the cast of Girlfriends did to Jill Marie Jones was messed to leave her hanging like that when she thought they had her back. And when they tried to get Monica to replace Tony, it wasn't the same. I still watched because there aren't alot of African-American t.v. shows on the air right now.
As long as the keep The Game on, I'm fine with that. Tasha Mack is the truth. LOL!!!
WOOOOOOOOW.....Im glad to see they takin action...but for those that don't know Jill Marie wanted more money and the network didnt wanna pay her so she OPTED 2 LEAVE......But that doesnt mean Tracy,Golden,and Persia didnt have her back they OPTED 2 stay. None of that makes what the network did right. We all need to look at the bigger picture....The networks combined UPN and WB 2 get CW becuz they wanted to get rid of the obvious rift that WB held only shows with prodomintely White ppl, and UPN held shows with Black ppl. So in the beginning they wanted 2 mesh which is Good but now they are gettin rid of the shows with Black ppl....ANd yes that includes THE GAME which is on thin ice....But anyways Bottom line I believe the show Girlfriends helped the network get where it is...I didnt say carry the network I said HELPED. And for those reason yes the SexTacular Trio should in the words of MADEA "GET THE MON'T"
Jill-Marie Jones seems to have been the only smart one by bouncing early when the contract and the money wasn't right. I know she is laughing her a$$ of right now! "I told yall bitches 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.