‘The Game’ gets a 3rd reincarnation

The television series “The Game” is getting a reboot and will return with Hosea Chanchez and Wendy Raquel Robinson. Robinson and Chanchez will reprise their roles as sports agent Tasha Mack and football player Malik Wright, along with several other former cast members who will make special appearances in the relaunch. The half-hour series will […]

Mara Brock Akil reacts to canceled OWN show amid husband’s sex scandal

The foundation of the marriage of one of Hollywood’s most influential power couples was rocked to its core by a salacious sex scandal that will probably have permanent repercussions for the participants. It has already led to the abrupt cancellation of a critically acclaimed television series by billionaire businesswoman Oprah Winfrey. Mara Brock Akil has finally […]

‘Black Lightning’ director Salim Akim responds to sexual violence claims

Nearly a week after an actress accused “Black Lightning” and “Love Is…” director Salim Akil of gross sexual violence and breach of contract, the attorneys for the executive producer has responded to the lawsuit. Actress Amber Dixon Brenner filed a multi-pronged lawsuit last week claiming that Akil, who also created, produced or directed the hit […]

‘Black Lightning’ director Salim Akil sued for sexual violence, domestic abuse

One of the greatest and most prolific power couples in Black Hollywood has just been rocked by a sexual abuse and domestic violence lawsuit highlighted by extremely sordid and salacious accusations. Famed producer, director and screenwriter Salim Akil is being sued by actress Amber Dixon Brenner for domestic violence, sexual abuse and breach of contract […]

Cast of OWN series ‘Love Is’ on new drama and childhood memories

“Love Is___” is a new scripted relationship drama on OWN, based on the true love story of Hollywood power couple Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. Set in Black Hollywood, Los Angeles, circa the ’90s, “Love Is___” follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), a young couple chasing their dreams and following their hearts. […]

Mara Brock Akil creates ‘Love Is’ as an honest love narrative for the culture

Mara Brock Akil is an inspiring woman who, alongside her husband Salim Akil, created Akil Production Company. Their production company is all about creating original programming that adds new, refreshing and complex images to the media landscape. Through their production company, they have created some of our favorite content, including “Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” and […]

‘Ebony’ Power 100 gala brings out stars, celebrates magazine’s 70th anniversary

[jwplatform Y0XAeMux] Ebony Magazine held its annual Power 100 Gala presented by Nationwide at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, Dec. , 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Ebony has been celebrating the accomplishments of a handpicked list of 100 of the most influential and intriguing men and women in Black America for the past 70 years. From “Blackish” co-stars Tracee Ellis […]

BET’S ‘The Game’ ends series run on ratings high note

BET’s hit dramedy “The Game”, which has the distinction of airing original episodes on three networks, aired its series finale this past Wednesday to record ratings. According to Variety: Nielsen estimates that the hour-long finale of the comedy created by Mara Brock Akil averaged a 0.74 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.769 million viewers overall […]

Tami Reviews New T.D. Jakes Film, ‘Jumping the Broom’

Recently, I had the complete pleasure of getting a sneak peek of the most anticipated movie of the summer, Jumping the Broom. Directed by “The Game” director Salim Akil, I’ve seen this movie promoted everywhere and couldn’t wait to check it out. The star-studded cast includes Angela Bassett, Laz Alonso, Paula Patton, Loretta Devine, Tasha Smith, […]

Pooch Hall, Meagan Good in Atlanta to Promote ‘Jumping the Broom’

Yesterday evening, rolling out was invited to a media dinner with Meagan Good and Pooch Hall. They were in Atlanta to promote the hot new film, Jumping the Broom, which hits theaters Mother’s Day weekend. I have had the pleasure of interviewing Meagan Good previously, but it was my first time meeting heartthrob Pooch Hall. […]