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CS Interview: Brandee Evans on Exciting & Therapeutic P-Valley

CS Interview: Brandee Evans on exciting & therapeutic P-Valley Ahead of the masterful series debut on Starz this Sunday, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with star Brandee Evans (The Bobby Brown Story) to discuss her work in the upcoming drama P-Valley and discuss her “exciting” and “therapeutic” role as OG dancer Mercedes. RELATED: CS Interview: Toya Turner Talks Netflix’s Warrior Nun PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
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‘Batwoman’ Casts Javicia Leslie to Replace Ruby Rose as the Series Lead

Gotham City has a new Caped Crusader in town. God Friended Me actress Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new Batwoman lead, replacing Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane in season 2 of the CW series. Leslie, who will be the first Black actress to ever portray Batwoman in live-action, will be playing a new character named Ryan Wilder. Warner Bros. Television, The CW, and Berlanti Productions announced Wednesday that Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new Batwoman. Leslie, who starred for two seasons ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, The Cw, Cbs, Batwoman, Gotham City, Bet, Cw, Ruby Rose, Rose, Ryan, Leslie, Caroline Dries, Comic Book/Superhero, Warner Bros Television


Meet the new ‘Batwoman’ — she’s Javicia Leslie

“Batwoman” will have a new look when the superhero drama series returns for its second season next winter on The CW. The network, along with Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions, announced on Wednesday that Javicia Leslie will take on the iconic cape and cowl in the series. With her casting, Leslie becomes the first Black actress to portray Batwoman in a live-action television or film production. “I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman ...
Tags: TV, Celebrities, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Cbs, Batwoman, Bet, Hamilton, Ruby Rose, Rose, Ryan, Leslie, Greg Berlanti


Condé Nast employees say Black celebrities like Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion were rejected from videos based on a 'racist' vetting process

This story is for subscribers to Business Insider. For a brief period, we're making it widely available. For more information on a subscription to Business Insider, click here. Business Insider spoke to 13 current and former employees of Condé Nast Entertainment about the process through which videos are pitched and produced. Condé Nast Entertainment is the famed publisher's video production entity. Sources say this vetting process, which measures the various parts of a pitch against historica...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, New York, Minneapolis, Youtube, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Mtv, Williams, Vogue, Sony, Cbs, Conde Nast, Bet, Vanity Fair


Lil Baby & 42 Dugg’s “We Paid” Is The Summer Anthem We Need

It's been 14 years since Tom Cruise did the Yung Joc motorcycle dance. In the summer of 2006, Cruise was out on the promotional trail behind Mission: Impossible III, and he put in an appearance on the late, lamented BET video-countdown show 106 & Park. That day on the show, one of the big videos … More »
Tags: Music, Ad, The Godfather, Lil Wayne, Tom Cruise, Bet, Status Ain't Hood, Denzel Curry, Jack Harlow, Tory Lanez, Yung Joc, Germ, Steelz, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Guapdad 4000


YouTube TV hikes price to $64.99 per month following new channel additions

YouTube TV is getting another price hike, making its live TV streaming service less competitive with the cable TV services it aims to replace. The company announced today its service would now cost $64.99 per month, starting today, June 30, for new members. The change will also be reflected on the next billing cycle for current members after June 30. The bump in pricing is now one of several price increases YouTube TV has seen since its debut, starting with a modest $5 per month bump in 2018, fo...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Television, Media, Youtube, Tech, Bet, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Live TV, Cinemax, YouTube TV, Sling TV Hulu, MTV Classic Nick Jr NickToons, Live TV Philo


How BET pulled off the show we all needed

The BET Awards have always showcased Black America's entertainment and culture, but, amid a global pandemic and racial justice movement, this year was different.
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How BET pulled off the awards show we all needed

The BET Awards have always showcased Black America's entertainment and culture, but, amid a global pandemic and racial justice movement, this year was different.
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'Vote like our life depends on it': Beyoncé's BET speech seeks change to 'racist and unequal system'

Former first lady Michelle Obama paid tribute to Beyoncé, presenting the Humanitarian honor at the BET Awards: "I'm here to talk about the Queen."          [Author: USA TODAY]
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BET and Daytime Emmys preview at-home awards shows to come

The show must go on, and the Daytime Emmys and BET Awards both did with virtual at-home presentations over the weekend. Those telecasts provided additional clarity about the form award shows will take in the near future -- a passable if imperfect solution to the logistics of the coronavirus pandemic, with obvious drawbacks but some notable strengths.
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5 powerful performances from the 20th annual BET Awards

For two decades, the BET Network has celebrated Black culture with its annual awards ceremony. While the event usually takes place inside Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, Sunday’s awards ceremony was carried out virtually due to the continued spread of coronavirus. Not only was BET commemorating the 20th anniversary of its awards show, but 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the BET Network itself. Inglewood-born actress and comedian Amanda Seales hosted the broadcast from ...
Tags: Music, Texas, Microsoft, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gigi, Alicia Keys, Nba, Lebron James, Ferguson Missouri, Lil Wayne, Public Enemy, Black Lives Matter, Richard, Bet


Michelle Obama pays tribute to Beyoncé, presenting BET Humanitarian Award to 'The Queen'

Former first lady Michelle Obama paid tribute to Beyoncé, presenting the Humanitarian honor at the BET Awards: "I'm here to talk about the Queen."          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Beyoncé's BET speech: 'Vote like our life depends on it'

The star highlights racial injustices as she accepts a BET honour for her humanitarian work.
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Beyoncé urges voters to 'dismantle a racist and unequal system' in the US

The singer made a call to action as she was given a humanitarian BET award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election, and calling on them to “dismantle a racist and unequal system” in the country.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyoncé’s commitment to the black community before presenting her with the...
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Beyoncé urges Black community to 'vote like our life depends on it' in BET awards speech

The singer was awarded the humanitarian award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for Black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET Awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyonce’s commitment to the Black community before presenting her with the award, saying: “You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to Black joy and Bla...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US, US news, Culture, Michelle Obama, Bet, Black, Black Lives Matter Movement


Michelle Obama pays tribute to Beyoncé, presenting BET Humanitarian Award to 'The Queen'

Former first lady Michelle Obama paid tribute to Beyoncé, presenting the Humanitarian honor at the BET Awards: "I'm here to talk about the Queen."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Public Enemy, Nas, YG, Questlove Kick off BET Awards With Fiery ‘Fight the Power’ (Watch)

The organizers of the 20th annual BET Awards know all too well that 2020 is both different from past years and, sadly, not different enough — and the show kicked off on Sunday night in fiery fashion with a song that sums up both 31 years ago and now: an incendiary new version of Public […]
Tags: News, Public Enemy, Bet, BET Awards, Public Enemy Nas YG Questlove Kick


Doritos Joins the Movement to Amplify Black Voices

Doritos says it is committing to amplifying Black voices in a new spot debuting Sunday night during the BET Awards. "Do You Hear Us Now?" is the name of the new 30-second ad created by BET and features artist Luke James, who asks, "You love our music, you love our culture, but do you love...
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Lena Waithe Comedy ‘Twenties’ Renewed for Season 2 at BET

Lena Waithe’s single-camera comedy “Twenties” has been renewed for a second season at BET. The show follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking ‘ish’ and chasing their dreams. “It took a long time to get this show […]
Tags: News, Bet, NIA, Marie, Hattie, Lena Waithe, Twenties


Beyoncé Knowles-Carter To Receive Humanitarian Award At ‘BET Awards 2020’

Today BET Networks announced new additions to the line-up of the 20th Annual BET Awards, honoring prolific activists in the Black community and recognizing those who unfortunately left us in 2020. The world endured incredible losses this year including NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Richard. In memoriam of those great losses, Grammy Award-winning global icon and superstar Lil Wayne will give tribute to Kobe Bryant, and the multi-talented Wayne Brady will honor L...
Tags: Beyonce, Entertainment, Disney, Nba, Cbs, Lil Wayne, Coachella, Kobe Bryant, Houston, Bet, Unicef, Black, Burundi, National Urban League, BET Networks, HBCU


Questlove, YG, Nas And Public Enemy Among Newly Announced BET Awards Performers

BET announced another round of performs for this Sunday’s BET Awards 2020 which will be simulcast across BET HER and CBS at 8/7c. Among the newly announced performers are Black Thought, Jay Rock, Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Mister Jahi, Nas, Public Enemy, Rapsody, Questlove, and YG. As previously announced, this year’s awards will be hosted by Amanda Seales. Additionally, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, along with leading entertainers Billy Porter, Courtney B. Vance, Debbie Allen, Deon ...
Tags: Entertainment, Cbs, Bet, Amanda Seales, Wayne Brady, BET Awards, BET BET, CBS Check, Alicia Keys Chloe X Halle DaBaby, Jay Rock Karen Clark Sheard Kierra Sheard, Jahi Nas Public Enemy Rapsody Questlove, BET Amplified Artists Masego


The BET Awards celebrate 20th anniversary amid pandemic and protests against systemic racism

Back in April, BET Networks’ president Scott Mills and the producers of the annual BET Awards recognized they’d have to cancel its popular four-day BET Experience and free fan fest at L.A. Live due to the continued spread of coronavirus, but they were adamant that the actual awards ceremony would be presented in some capacity. The crew swiftly pivoted the BET Awards, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, to a virtual broadcast without a live audience. The show will be hosted by comedi...
Tags: Music, TV, Beyonce, Microsoft, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Cbs, Jamie Foxx, Drake, Missy Elliot, Kansas City Chiefs, Angela Bassett


CALL & RESPONSE: Controlling The Narrative Of Black Image In The Media

Guests include Matthew Cherry, Ernie Hudson, Phoebe Robinson. Stream it live right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET! Today’s show: controlling the narrative of Black image in the media. Featuring special guests, Matthew Cherry (Oscar-winning director of the animated short film “Hair Love”), Ernie Hudson (actor, “Ghostbusters” and “The Family Business” on BET+) and Phoebe Robinson (comedian and actress, “2 Dope Queens.” author of NYT Best-Seller, “You Can’t Touch My Hair & Other Things I Still Have t...
Tags: Texas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Humor, Funny Or Die, Bet, Black, Duncan, Mike, Phoebe Robinson, DeAndre Arnold, Ernie Hudson, Mike Eagle, Baron Vaughn, Matthew Cherry, COVID


2020 ‘BET Awards’ To Feature Alicia Keys, John Legend; Hosted By Amanda Seales

(New York, NY) – BET has announced the first group of performers for the 20th annual BET Awards including Alicia Keys,  Chloe X Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend,  Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher, Wayne Brady  and more. BET Amplified Artists, Masego and Lonr. are set to take the BET Amplified Music Stage, a platform for emerging artists. Hosted by comedian and actress Amanda Seales,  The BET Awards...
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‘I Hope All Actors Get The Chance To Experience This’: Melissa L. Williams On Tyler Perry, BET’s ‘The Oval’ & ‘Ruthless’

(CBS Local)– Actor Melissa L. Williams holds an important place inside Tyler Perry’s BET universe. Williams is one of the breakout stars of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” where she plays twin sisters Denise Truesdale and Ruth Hartman and she’s also the star of “Ruthless,” as Ruth Truesdale. Whether it’s being at the center of drama in the White House or with a scandalous religious cult, Williams has proven she’s one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. “The Tyler Perry universe is something very...
Tags: Hollywood, White House, Williams, Cbs, Only CBS, Bet, The Oval, Ruth, Tyler Perry, Perry, Denise, CBS Local, DJ Sixsmith, Melissa L Williams, Tyler Perry BET, Denise Truesdale


2020 BET Award Nominees Announced, Ceremony To Air On CBS

New York, NY  – Today, BET announces the BET Awards 2020 nominees with Drake leading the pack with six nominations. This year’s nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and black excellence across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy. The BET Awards 2020 will simulcast LIVE at 8 pm ET across ViacomCBS networks including BET, BET HER, and will make its national broadcast premiere on CBS on Sunday, June 28th at 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 7:00-10:00 PM, CT. Drake returns to...
Tags: Beyonce, France, Nicki Minaj, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Chris Brown, Cbs, Only CBS, Drake, Bet, Morton, Ciara, New York Ny, Whitaker, Clark, Halle


Drake, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch lead BET Awards nominations

The ceremony will air June 28 at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS and BET.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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How Queen Latifah is helping crown the next generation of black artists

Filmmakers Samantha Knowles' "Tangled Roots" and Nadine Natour and Ugonna Okpalaoka's "Gloves Off" will both air Saturday on BET as part of Queen Latifah's Queen Collective project.
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Procter & Gamble moves 'Queen Collective' multicultural films to BET

Partnership between Queen Latifah and Tribeca Studios will see two new films and two existing titles move from Hulu to BET on June 13.
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BET’s ‘Dear Black People’ Spot Kicks Off $25 Million Social Justice Campaign

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, is launching a $25 million social justice initiative called Content for Change. The nation's oldest Black television network is leveraging its stance in the community to partner with civil rights and social justice groups to drive forward conversations about racial justice. Starting on Juneteenth (the June 19 holiday commemorating the...
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