Samuel L. Jackson to Host BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Somebody better bring the bleep button into the shop for a tune-up: Samuel L. Jackson is hosting this year’s BET Awards. The “Snakes on a Plane” star’s hosting gig was revealed Tuesday by the network, along with nominees for this year’s event. Past hosts for the ceremony, which was launched in […]

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BET Awards Gets Ratings Boost Amid On-Stage Snafu

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The BET Awards drew 7.7 million viewers on Sunday night, up from 7.4 million last year, as Chris Brown took the most honors and the wrong name was announced for the viewers’ choice prize. The ceremony — which aired live from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium — is traditionally one of […]

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Patti LaBelle, Steve Harvey Honored At BET Awards

By Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES – Patti LaBelle will be recognized for her five decades in music and Steve Harvey will be honored for his philanthropic contributions at this year’s BET Awards. BET says LaBelle will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Harvey will accept the Humanitarian Award at the annual ceremony, […]

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Kanye West Leads BET Awards – Will He Show?

Kanye West leads the pack in BET Awards nominations, with nods for Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, CD of the Year, MVP of the year and People’s Champ. But will the rapper even show up for the October 10th awards ceremony, after his embarrassing appearance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards? “Most […]

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Tuned In: What’s Hot In The World Of TV

The BET Awards, which morphed into a make-shift Michael Jackson tribute to honor the deceased King of Pop, pulled in the biggest cable audience of the year on Sunday with 10.7 million viewers. The previous champ was last week’s special ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8‘ episode that featured the big announcement about the couple’s pending […]

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