Valarie Pettiford (The Blacklist), Chiké Okonkwo (The Birth of a Nation) and Ashton Holmes (Revenge) have scored recurring roles opposite Gabrielle Union in Season 4 of BET’s Being Mary Jane. The series from creator Mara Brock Akil follows the personal and professional ups and downs of news anchor Mary Jane Paul (Union). Pettiford will play Ronda Sales, a […]

Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, claims BET is running out of money, which explains why the cable network is trying to take advantage of actress Gabrielle Union, star of its hit drama series “Being Mary Jane.” As previously reported, Union is suing BET and Breakdown Productions for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation, according to […]

UPDATE: BET has responded to Gabrielle Union’s lawsuit, as detailed below. reports: “While we hold Gabrielle Union in the highest esteem, we feel strongly that we are contractually well within our rights and are committed to reaching a swift and positive resolution in this matter,” a BET Network said in a statement this morning. […]

It may be the golden age for Blacks on TV. The diversity of TV shows that feature African-Americans both in front of and behind the scenes is dizzying. Everyone from Donald ”Childish Gambino” Glover to Issa Rae is starring in and writing their own show, without having to cast a token white person to sell […]

A changing of the guard has taken place at BET’s Being Mary Jane. In the wake of creators and executive producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil leaving for a production deal at Warner Bros. TV, the show has tapped Will Packer and Erica Shelton Kodish to steer its upcoming fourth season, according to The […]

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Actress Gabrielle Union is taking aim at Stacey Dash after the Fox News contributor last week questioned the BET channel’s existence. When asked about Dash’s comments at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of “The Birth of a Nation” on Monday, Union first replied, “Who’s that? Who’s Stacey Dash? Is she […]

Mara Brock Akil is one of Hollywood’s most powerful TV showrunners, and while her name may not be mentioned in the same sentence with Lee Daniels or Shonda Rhimes, the L.A. native says that just remaining gainfully employed is far more important than receiving industry accolades. “There was a time in my career when I […]

Gabrielle Union’s famous television character, Mary Jane Paul, may still be a hot mess that’s struggling to get her life together but Ms. Union herself is sitting pretty without a care in the world. Yesterday, Union sat down with TODAY’s Hoda Kotb to talk about the new season of “Being Mary Jane,” women’s struggles with infertility and in vitro […]

Actress Gabrielle Union sat down with TODAY’s Hoda Kotb to talk about the new season of Being Mary Jane and discussed the first year of marriage to NBA player Dwayne Wade. She also opens up about her desire to have biological children, her struggles with fertility and IVF. Watch below: Being Mary Jane returns to BET Tuesday, Oct. 20 with […]

Well, there’s one thing we know for sure on Being Mary Jane‘s third season. It’s that although Mary Jane (Gabrielle Union) opens the season injured in a car accident, she’s going to be getting some sexual healing from her cutty buddy. We’re not even totally sure that Cutty Buddy has a name on the show, […]

You won’t have to wait another year for the third season of Being Mary Jane. It’s returning to BET on October 20th with a new 9 p.m. start time. This year’s guest stars include Jill Scott and Loretta Devine. Scott will play Niecy’s mother, and Devine will play a woman who sues Mary Jane (Gabrielle […]

Being Mary Jane star Raven Goodwin lost her cool at an Atlanta Waffle House after she allegedly got into a verbal altercation with another woman in the eatery. According to TMZ, Raven requested to move to a near-by table where customers were about to leave. Apparently, the people at the table lingered around, infuriating Raven […]