Original cast members from season one of BET's 'Real Husbands of Hollywood.' From left: J.B. Smoove, Nick Cannon, Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin and Robin Thicke (Photo : BET)
It looks like Kevin Hart's faux reality show just got real! A recent shakeup on the BET hit show, 'The Real Husbands of Hollywood' caused quite a stir as cast mate Robin Thicke abruptly quit.
Not even a month ago, reports surfaced that there was trouble on the set of 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' while filming their second season. Though no one had specifics to tell, what was apparent was Robin Thicke's distaste for the show. According to sources, the R&B star began having issues with the direction of the show and did not think participation would strengthen his brand. He allegedly even went so far to say that he did not believe his fan base would tune into the BET network. As a result, he made the choice to bid adieu to the program by not showing up for work leaving cast and crew to wait without knowledge of his actions.
Needless to say, BET had some opinions of their own about Thicke's choice behavior and are reportedly handing him a lawsuit for his antics that caused the show time and money. Geez - talk about "reality" drama.
With Thicke out and production still rolling, the show will go on with a brand new cast member who typically does not make many appearances on television. Actor and comedian Chris Rock has officially joined the cast of 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' and had already begun filming with his new buds. With the exception of 'Saturday Night Live,' 'In Living Color,' and his own show, 'Everybody Hates Chris,' Rock has never made consistent appearances on a television show - so there is definitely something to be said about his new venture with 'Real Husbands of Hollywood.'
"I watch the show and it just seems like they were having so much fun," Rock tells Hip Hollywood. "I was like - I wanna have fun. I'm a fan of Kevin, Anthony [Anderson] and J.B." It would appear the feeling is definitely mutual as co-star and show creator Kevin Hart had nothing but praise for Chris Rock. "He's a mentor and a friend to me," notes Kevin. "He's a guy that advises me and basically helped me make steps in the right direction."
The 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' is expected to return sometime this year.