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Girlfriends Cancellation Confirmed+John Legend Hits The Studio+Nelly Gets An Ass For His Applebottom Anniversary

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Creator and Executive Producer of "Girlfriends" Mara Brock Akil has just released a statement regarding "Girlfriends" concluding its 8-year run:
"Although it's always difficult to say goodbye, I choose to focus my energy on the history that Girlfriends has made, the human stories that we told, the beautifully complex images that we projected and the blessings 172 episodes bestowed on us, both personally and professionally. I am immensely thankful to the amazingly talented cast, writers, directors, staff and crew for their endless dedication and hard work for eight seasons, to the network that always wanted us and the studio that always supported us, but mostly to the audience, especially African-American women, who took the time to tune into us every Monday night at nine to have a dialogue with us and who have been our partner in this journey. I am currently in talks with the studio and network on putting together a retrospective show which will honor and celebrate this landmark series, so please stay tuned."
-- Mara Brock Akil, Creator/ Executive Producer of Girlfriends TheYBF.com was the first to break the sad news of the show ending this past Monday. You can also contact the network with your complaints. Sources involved with the crew of the show say that they are still trying to garner support for a season finale, but as of right now, Monday night's back to back shows are the last episodes that will ever air. Nelly celebrated the 5th anniversary of Apple Bottom jeans at TAO in vegas last night: It just wouldn't have been right with a regular sheet cake.
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Fun times.
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Tichina Arnold made an appearance at the BeBe lingerie launch party. And John Legend hit up the studio to record some new tracks:
Photog: RDiamond 
New album maybe? The Randomness:
  1. Today's the day to show love...and fall in love.  And it's also American Heart month.  The American Heart Association has a goal to encourage women to “fall in love” with their heart. It’s the day to get pumped up about a checkup. This is the day to take a stand against the number one killer of women and teach them about the risks of heart disease. The YBF and the AHA are encouraging women to take the Go Red Heart CheckUp by visiting heart.org or call 1-888-AHA-2222.
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My spelling is wrong in so

My spelling is wrong in so many ways... Still no word on where to find.... :)
ajoi2bme's picture

so still no owrd on wear to

so still no owrd on wear to find John's T-shirt cause I am searchin high and low on the net and STILL can't find it....
ajoi2bme's picture

[quote comment="37337"]No

[quote comment="37337"]No more girlfriendss?! how will i ever go on? (i'm so serious right now)! anyway, Nelly looks good! I want girlfriends! Tasha can you start an online protest or something? Thx! Happy Valentines![/quote] What do you mean you can't go on? bottom line that show hasn't been the same since toni left, now all you hear is joan talking about her army man, mya... well homegirl is just a mess, she's the kind of chick that will always be on the D list, and len is boring, i don't even know why she was on there in the first place! goodbye girlfriends, it's about time you're off the air.
skoobie's picture

[quote comment="37491"]No

[quote comment="37491"]No need to protest in recent years the show has had subpar writing, bad acting and poor plots. This was NOT a positive show for black women. Joan was always the underdog looking for a man. Mya was a hood rat, who became a writer who cheated on her husband and then got him back, Lynne was the lazy book smart one who wouldn't work, while mooching off her friends and Toni was a wanna be princess who never respected her friends or herself for that matter and then was a poor wife and mother. Where was the positive women or men?[/quote] you tell it girl....
HELLO?'s picture

Wow. With so much defending

Wow. With so much defending of that ridiculous and classless cake on the part of our own black women-- I almost feel like the mysogynistic assholes have won. If you cant even SEE what the problem is with that cake-- I guess the rest us forward thinking and intelligent black women with taste and class will have to leave you behind.
msnola01's picture

[quote comment="37436"]It's

[quote comment="37436"]It's just a "cake" that is celebrating Apple Bottoms that have always been about the apple.Y'all so pathetic.[/quote] I agree with your comment I think its a cute cake I dont see how having a cake made to look like a pair of apple bottom jeans is degrading to women, and further more about that tip drill video if there weren't woment willing to participate in a tip drill video we would'nt have one now would we.
Khaliah's picture

[quote comment="37384"]Sorry

[quote comment="37384"]Sorry Black folk, there's nothing FUNNY at all about Nelly's cake. If that isn't objectifying Black women I don't know what is. We need to wake up and stop this misogyny. It's so deep so that most of yall don't even get it.[/quote] whatever!
Khaliah's picture

I am shocked that girlfriends

I am shocked that girlfriends stayed on this long without toni. I still don't like monica and if they thought bringing her into the cast would replace toni, ha, they were so wrong. The show just was not worth watching n/e more. Sorry, but it least it stayed on along time, but they still could have recieved a seris finale.
kiwi84's picture

The "just a cake" Cake is

The "just a cake" Cake is gross and weird. Maybe we should care more about this-- "ya'll" who think its "pathetic" to recognize images that do nothing to help all the negative stereotypes of black women that we cant run away from fast enough. Did it really need to be a black womans ass and torso with candles sticking out the back? Cheesh! I was never a huge fan of "Girlfriends" primarily because it wasnt funny--- However it was a relief to turn on a show that dealt with fully dressed black women NOT turning thier rumps in the air waiting for a fuck.
msnola01's picture

No need to protest in recent

No need to protest in recent years the show has had subpar writing, bad acting and poor plots. This was NOT a positive show for black women. Joan was always the underdog looking for a man. Mya was a hood rat, who became a writer who cheated on her husband and then got him back, Lynne was the lazy book smart one who wouldn't work, while mooching off her friends and Toni was a wanna be princess who never respected her friends or herself for that matter and then was a poor wife and mother. Where was the positive women or men?
lerenbe's picture

This sucks! Girlfriends is

This sucks! Girlfriends is such a good show, and just when, I think, the show was climaxing, the network cuts them off at the pass. Damn. If I can find an address to contact someone to have them keep the show on, I will write them hundreds of times and encourage others to as well. This is so disheartening to other black shows. OMG! What are they going to do to The Game? Keep your head up cast and crew and I pray that it gets picked back up for at least a 9th season and given a proper season finale.
Sickened's picture

I'm a super duper John Legend

I'm a super duper John Legend fan and the word is to expect a late summer, early fall album. Can't wait. PEEP THE OBAMA SHIRT TOO! HOTNESS!
Jokes's picture

[quote comment="37336"]Damn

[quote comment="37336"]Damn shame they spent 8 years trying to get Joan's ass married, and when she finally gets to that point, they cancel the show. It's like sex with no orgasm![/quote] -----ooooomyyyyyyygooodddddnnnessssss that is too funny but sooooooooooo right!!!!
Dani's picture

[quote comment="37379"][quote

[quote comment="37379"][quote comment="37327"]-I need John's shirt too! -I am still trying to get over no more girlfriends. This season wasn't the best but I expected them to work on it not cancel the show! -I think LL is secretly Nelly's daddy![/quote] I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING RE: LL & NELLY![/quote] -----lol.....omg....lol
Dani's picture

It's just a "cake" that is

It's just a "cake" that is celebrating Apple Bottoms that have always been about the apple.Y'all so pathetic.
Anon101's picture

IT IS OBVIOUS YOU DON'T

IT IS OBVIOUS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE POINT, WE DON'T HAVE TV SHOWS WITH A ALL BLACK CAST AS IT IS, SO WHEN WE LUCK UP ON A SHOW THAT HAS STRONG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN, WITH SUCCESFUL CAREERS, AND SHOWING US IN A POSITIVE LIGHT WHERE COUPLES ARE MARRIED, RAISING THEIR CHILDREN TOGETHER! TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT MOST OF US CAN RELATE TO, THERE IS A GREAT APPRECIATION FOR THAT SHOW, WE ARE AWARE THAT THE CHARACTERS ARE NOT REAL, WE LIKE THE POSITIVE IMAGES THE SHOW PORTRAYS......... BUT YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND YOU THINK NELLYS CAKE IS A POSITIVE IMAGE FOR US...... I BET YOU LIKED IGNORANT NAS AND HIS WIFE KELIS IDIOTIC OUTFIT THEY WORE TO THE GRAMMYS TOO. WHAT A SHAME.
PISSED THE F OFF's picture

As I said in previous post on

As I said in previous post on the 'Girlfriends' issue. How can the executes have not set up a series finale for such a stable from the UPN Network, if this would be future outcome of the show. This really shows those true colors (Low ratings , huh?). Like the abrupt stop to 'Veronica Mars' and 'Half & Half.' Now there really be some problems and reprecautons if anymore well-developed all African American or well-diverse casted shows be cancelled not from just the UPN line up, but from any network. Hint: I said well-developed not half-assed shows that should been come to a brief halt a while ago(and yall know what shows I am talking about). And future new (reality) shows for CW already look dismal at best. *sigh (disappointment) Another void to fill.
diakonos's picture

I don't know who is taking

I don't know who is taking pictures but he is at a studio near my job in midtown Atlanta. I am so tempted to go there. I love me some John Legend. He has the most beautiful lips.
Grace's picture

Nelly's just can't have fun

Nelly's just can't have fun unless he's degrading women can he? I have to have John Legend's Shirt!!! Someone please Find it!!!!!
Shannon's picture

lol i wana noe da saaaame

lol i wana noe da saaaame thing! im feelin it..
nikasosmo0th's picture

I can understand that people

I can understand that people really love Girlfriends because I have favorite shows too but damn, people are posting about this cancellation like it's a national tragedy. It's just a TV show. the characters aren't real. and I would SMH at Nelly's cake but i don't expect any better from him really so whatever. Somebody wake me up when my sistas get tired of being just ass to black men.
huhwhat's picture

Who is takin pictures of John

Who is takin pictures of John Legend all up in the studio?
shae's picture

[quote comment="37305"]that

[quote comment="37305"]that is so disrespectful not to give them a finale. I mean damn 8 years is a long time we need something. They did the same thing to wayans bros. not cool[/quote] What a slap in the face, to this brilliant cast. They deserved a proper send off. Bravo,Bravo...
Kiki68's picture

WE SHOULD REALLY PROTEST THE

WE SHOULD REALLY PROTEST THE DECISION ABOUT ENDING GIRLFRIEND WITHOUT A PROPER ENDING, WE MADE THE CW A LEGITIMATE CHANNEL AS WELL AS UPN AND THE FOX NET WORK. WHENEVER THESE WHITE PEOPLE NEED RATINGS THEY USE US BY DROWNING THE NETWORKS WITH BLACK SHOWS, AS SOON AS THEY GET VIEWERS THEY TAKE OUR SHOWS OFF WITHOUT ANY WARNING!!!!!! 7TH HEAVEN GOT 2 SEASON EDNDING SHOWS, WHY DON’T THEY TAKE OFF THOSE BI CHES ON GOSSIP GIRL OR THAT BORING ASS SHOW ALIENS IN AMERICA, OR IN THE WILD, I ONLY WATCHED THAT CHANNEL FOR GIRLFRIENDS ANY WAY. IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS ON WHAT WE SHOULD DO LET US KNOW. ------------------------------------------------------ actually Natasha posted that on an earlier blog about contact information. I haven't caught the show in a good while but I liked what I did see. It shouldn't get this type of treatment. and why isn't Kelsey Grammar doing something about this?!?! he's an executive producer of this show PLUS his company produces it and has rights to it. he's got ties and clout to AT LEAST get the show to run till the end. can we get his information?? I know he said he's proud of this show before so maybe he'll do something.
dana J's picture

thats what I was wondering

thats what I was wondering Lol These celebs get the best Obama shirts Lmao :D
LovelyB's picture

Nelly is FINE but the caps on

Nelly is FINE but the caps on his teeth need to go.
JustSaying's picture

Sorry Black folk, there's

Sorry Black folk, there's nothing FUNNY at all about Nelly's cake. If that isn't objectifying Black women I don't know what is. We need to wake up and stop this misogyny. It's so deep so that most of yall don't even get it.
Jahee's picture

All I can say is DAMN PAM!

All I can say is DAMN PAM! Bump the hayur! Look at the shoes!
Windi Citygurl's picture

ALL I CAN SAY IS DAMN PAM!

ALL I CAN SAY IS DAMN PAM! BUMP THE HAIR, LOOK AT THE SHOES!?
Windi Citygurl's picture

[quote comment="37327"]-I

[quote comment="37327"]-I need John's shirt too! -I am still trying to get over no more girlfriends. This season wasn't the best but I expected them to work on it not cancel the show! -I think LL is secretly Nelly's daddy![/quote] I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING RE: LL & NELLY!
Windi Citygurl's picture

[quote comment="37327"]-I

[quote comment="37327"]-I need John's shirt too! -I am still trying to get over no more girlfriends. This season wasn't the best but I expected them to work on it not cancel the show! -I think LL is secretly Nelly's daddy![/quote] LL being Nelly's (undercover) daddy. lol. Sheena Easton's song (u got the look) is in my head right now. They got the look. Nelly is just more up to date with the grill and all. But they do have the muscles.
Tina's picture

[quote comment="37357"][quote

[quote comment="37357"][quote comment="37323"]So, no one's going to post about the shooting that happened at Northern Illinois University?[/quote] I just heard about, terrible[/quote] I meant just heard about "it"
Candace's picture

[quote comment="37323"]So, no

[quote comment="37323"]So, no one's going to post about the shooting that happened at Northern Illinois University?[/quote] I just heard about, terrible
Candace's picture

I LOVE THE CAKE IT IS SO CUTE

I LOVE THE CAKE IT IS SO CUTE LOL...IT LOOK LIKE MY APPLE BUTTOM LOL...SO REAL WHOEVER DID THAT CAKE GOOD JOB,AND NELLY BABY YOU ARE GETTING SEXIER AND SEXIER EVERYTIME DAMN BABY HOLLA AT YOUR GIRL LOL....YA'LL BE GOOD HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE.
DANYELLE's picture

WE SHOULD REALLY PROTEST THE

WE SHOULD REALLY PROTEST THE DECISION ABOUT ENDING GIRLFRIEND WITHOUT A PROPER ENDING, WE MADE THE CW A LEGITIMATE CHANNEL AS WELL AS UPN AND THE FOX NET WORK. WHENEVER THESE WHITE PEOPLE NEED RATINGS THEY USE US BY DROWNING THE NETWORKS WITH BLACK SHOWS, AS SOON AS THEY GET VIEWERS THEY TAKE OUR SHOWS OFF WITHOUT ANY WARNING!!!!!! 7TH HEAVEN GOT 2 SEASON EDNDING SHOWS, WHY DON'T THEY TAKE OFF THOSE BI CHES ON GOSSIP GIRL OR THAT BORING ASS SHOW ALIENS IN AMERICA, OR IN THE WILD, I ONLY WATCHED THAT CHANNEL FOR GIRLFRIENDS ANY WAY. IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS ON WHAT WE SHOULD DO LET US KNOW.
PISSED THE F OFF's picture

Is there a red carpet event

Is there a red carpet event that escapes Tichina Arnold? She's starting to smell of Gabby's scent "Attention Whore de Toilette".
cha cha's picture

No more girlfriendss?! how

No more girlfriendss?! how will i ever go on? (i'm so serious right now)! anyway, Nelly looks good! I want girlfriends! Tasha can you start an online protest or something? Thx! Happy Valentines!
yes me's picture

Damn shame they spent 8 years

Damn shame they spent 8 years trying to get Joan's ass married, and when she finally gets to that point, they cancel the show. It's like sex with no orgasm!
Gloria's picture

GO nelly! Keep up the good

GO nelly! Keep up the good work with apple bottom jeans.
Mike's picture

The Girlfriends situation is

The Girlfriends situation is just so wrong! That show needs a proper send off, at the least an hour long series finale, bad season or not it gave us what 7 great seasons? That has to count for something!
Terri's picture

[quote comment="37323"]So, no

[quote comment="37323"]So, no one's going to post about the shooting that happened at Northern Illinois University?[/quote] Probably not seeing that the shooting is REAL NEWS and this is just gossippy type stuff. But I'm sure if Natasha posted something then people will be all over it. I'd like to make this comment about it though....It is so sad to always read about innocent lives taken. There are some truly ill people out there. May God bless all the lost souls and heal the wounded, physically and mentally....
HELLO?'s picture

-I need John's shirt too! -I

-I need John's shirt too! -I am still trying to get over no more girlfriends. This season wasn't the best but I expected them to work on it not cancel the show! -I think LL is secretly Nelly's daddy!
ApearlC's picture

I didn't feel in any way

I didn't feel in any way attached to Girlfriends! It was too "stereotypical"....not enough real life situations outside of the yearly AIDS show. Who would actually want to hang around chicks so superficial and sometimes back-biting, lying, sleeping with each other's man? Those chicks didnt and will never represent me b/c they lacked wisdom, honesty, class, and most of all GOD. I hate when shows have such a grand audience and don't take advantage of it. Glad to see its off the air, I may even write a letter to thank the station for pulling it...lol!
Ziggy's picture

John Legend's shirt is HOT! I

John Legend's shirt is HOT! I want one! BARACK THE VOTE!
Angelina's picture

So, no one's going to post

So, no one's going to post about the shooting that happened at Northern Illinois University?
Tia Mia's picture

Cassie’s in March Issue of GQ

Cassie’s in March Issue of GQ Magazinge
Kevin's picture

[quote comment="37317"]Nelly

[quote comment="37317"]Nelly shoulda had a knife that looked like an American Express card, then he coulda cut the cake doing "the credit card swipe" from the Tip Drill video. :)[/quote] LOL, hell yeah!
HELLO?'s picture

Nelly teeth is real

Nelly teeth is real yellow--where is Ashanti?? What's up with that?
Ms. Tasha's picture

Nelly shoulda had a knife

Nelly shoulda had a knife that looked like an American Express card, then he coulda cut the cake doing "the credit card swipe" from the Tip Drill video. :)
moonluv's picture

[quote comment="37292"][quote

[quote comment="37292"][quote comment="37288"]where did legend get that obama shirt??[/quote] I kno I want one too![/quote] YEA, where'd he get that??? Joh Legend looks good despite everyone saying that he's gay and things...looking for ward to his new cd!!!
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