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VIDEO: Payneful Resolution

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Payneful Resolution
Paid | iTunes
Length: 21:33
Aired: 1/19/2011

Miranda goes into labor just as Calvin prepares for his graduation while C.J. and Janine's marriage reaches a breaking point. Meanwhile, Curtis and Ella get an offer they can't refuse for the Payne house. watch

VIDEO: When the Payne's Away

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When the Payne's Away
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Length: 21:33
Aired: 1/12/2011

While Janine is taking an overnight trip with her boss, Monica keeps the house warm and cozy with C.J. Meanwhile, Calvin helps Miranda with her labor pains. watch

VIDEO: Payne Speaking [HD]

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Payne Speaking [HD]
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Length: 22:00
Aired: 1/12/2011

Curtis protests his retirement and the fact that C.J. will be taking over his job; Ella battles with a new pastor watch

Videos

ARE WE THERE YET? stars talk Tyler Perry influence
A Haunted House: Night No. 6
A Haunted House: Where's Your Furnitur
A Haunted House

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 A Haunted House 2 Movie, Actor - Kisha
2012 Mr. Box Office TV Show Series, Actor - Samantha
2010 Are We There Yet? TV Show Series, Actor - Suzanne Kingston-Persons
2009 Dance Flick Movie, Actor - Charity
2003 Deliver Us From Eva Movie, Actor - Kareenah Dandridge

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News

TBS Orders 90 Episodes of Are We There Yet?

TBS had made a long-term investment in Are We There Yet?

The network has ordered 90 additional episodes of Are We There Yet?, which stars Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris) and Essence Atkins (Half & Half).

A spinoff of the 2005 film starring... read more

Half and Half's Gay Laughs


If you've never watched Half and Half (Mondays at 8:30 pm/ET), the UPN comedy's title seems ripe for all sorts of, um, colorful interpretations.

"I thought it was a show about a hermaphrodite," jokes Alec Mapa, who mouths off for a living as Adam Benet, Mona's sassy, gay office receptionist. The Filipino-American funnyman — seen recently as one of Nia Vardalos' drag-queen buddies in Connie & Carla — became a series regular this year after recurring for two seasons. "The original pilot episode was set in San Francisco, but it had no gay or Asian people," he laughs. "So I was brought on to keep it real." Oh, and just for the record, Half refers to the half sisters played by Rachel True and Essence Atkins.

But back to Mapa. Like Adam, he considers himself "just a gay boy from S.F." That said, Mapa insists fashion is where he draws the line between himself and his character: " read more

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