TV Roundup: ‘Being Mary Jane Renewed'; ‘Awkward Girl’s’ Issa Rae Snags TV Deal & More

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BET Greenlights Season 3 Pick Up For Being Mary Jane

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BET is all about Being Mary Jane. Just two days after the Salim and Mara Brock Akil drama starring Gabrielle Union returned for its second season, the network announced it renewed the series for a third season! BET made the announcement via Twitter saying:

UP NEXT: ?Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl? Creator Nabs TV Deal

 Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore Team Up For Comedy Series

Issa Rae CropThe Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl?s creator Issa Rae is finally heading to television. Deadlineis reporting Issa and funnyman Larry Wilmore will co-write a comedy series for HBO which Issa will star in. The upcoming project will center on the ?awkward? experiences and risque tribulations of a current day black woman. Series mirrors Issa?s hit web series but is going…

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Charlie Wilson Has A New Album, Tour, & Grammy Nomination

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This has been a big year for Charlie Wilson.  He was nominated for a grammy which will make it his 9th nomination.  Also he has a new album coming out called unforgettable featuring Shaggy and Snoop Dogg.  Lastly he has the “Forever Charlie” Tour that launches Febuary 12 in Cleveland.  I couldn’t be more proud of Charlie.  Congrats Man!  Click the link below if you want to know what else Charlie has been up to or has going on.

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Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon Rap and Beatbox to “It Takes Two” [VIDEO]

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Remember that scene in Big where Tom Hanks? character messes around on a floor piano and stumbles on to magic? What happened on The Tonight Show was kind of like that, except without Hanks, but with Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon and an iPad.

The Tonight Show continued its excellent week in Los Angeles by bringing in Smith as a guest. Smith, of course, is known to engage in some rapping, so Fallon decided it would be a good idea to recreate Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock?s classic ?It Takes Two? from scratch. How is this possible? With some beatboxing and an iPad application called Loopy, which loops and layers live recordings.

It all worked. Fallon and Smith performed the lyrics with slight twists, the studio crowd got into it and we have the next cool viral hip-hop moment courtesy of Fallon. Everybody wins.

The reason Smith was…

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