Melanie Barnett is a fictional character on the American sitcom The
Game, which aired on The CW and BET from 2006 to 2015. Portrayed by
actress Tia Mowry (pictured), Melanie was introduced in a backdoor pilot
on the sitcom Girlfriends as the cousin of Joan Clayton (Tracee Ellis
Ross). Melanie chooses to support the career of her boyfriend Derwin
Davis (Pooch Hall), a National Football League player, rather than
attend medical school at Johns Hopkins University. The series focuses
primarily on Melanie and Derwin's complicated relationship and her fears
of his infidelity. Mowry left the series in 2012 upon learning that Hall
had decided to leave the show and her role would be reduced. Both actors
reprised their roles in the series finale. Mowry's performance received
positive feedback from critics, who agreed that the role displayed her
maturity as an actress. She received nominations for two NAACP Image
Awards and a Teen Choice Award for the role.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanie_Barnett>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The Treaty of Lausanne was signed to settle the Anatolian part
of the partition of the Ottoman Empire, establishing the boundaries of
During a speech in Montreal, French president Charles de Gaulle
declared "Long live free Quebec!", a statement that was interpreted as
support for Quebec independence from Canada.
Following the collapse of the Greek military junta, the
Metapolitefsi period began as the country transitioned to a democratic
At the Moscow Olympics, Australia's swimming team, nicknamed
the Quietly Confident Quartet, won the men's 4 × 100 metre medley
relay, the only time that the United States, which boycotted the games,
has not won the event at the Olympics.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(formerly obsolete, rare, now humorous) A coward.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I think there is some kind of divine order in the universe. Every
leaf on every tree in the world is unique. As far as we can see, there
are other galaxies, all slowly spinning, numerous as the leaves in the
forest. In an infinite number of planets, there has to be an infinite
number with life forms on them. Maybe this planet is one of the
discarded mistakes. Maybe it's one of the victories. We'll never know.
--John D. MacDonald
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