BET Enters The Boxing Arena With Roc Nation Sports Alliance

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NEW YORK (AP) — BET is storming out of its corner with its first-ever rounds of professional boxing. The network, which has traditionally programmed entertainment, music, news and public affairs for the African-American audience, , told The Associated Press it has partnered with Roc Nation Sports to air up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of […]

Olympic champ Gabby Douglas’ family to get reality show

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LOS ANGELES – Olympic women’s gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and her family will be featured in a new Oxygen reality show debuting later this year. The show, which will be co-produced by Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins among others, has […]

NBC Scraps Cosby Project and TV Land Pulls ‘Cosby Show’ From Lineup Amid Assault Allegations

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NEW YORK (AP) – NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show,” moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom “is […]

United Way Luncheon Features Biggest Loser Trainer Dolvett Quince

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SACRAMENTO – Former foster youth and “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince will be the keynote speaker at United Way’s 12th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon on Nov. 4 to benefit local foster youth. Tickets are on sale for the luncheon, which will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum and […]

50th Anniversary of March on Washington to Air Live on Aspire

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ATLANTA –  ASPiRE today announced it will carry the live broadcast of today’s national “The Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Ceremony” (#MLKDream50) in Washington, D.C., marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s epic “I Have a Dream” speech. ASPiRE’s live broadcast will […]

Shonda Rhimes: When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

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HOLLYWOOD — It happens every now then. A television show so hot that fans wait with bated breath for it to air each week. The next day it is a major topic of discussion in offices, in beauty salons, on the Internet, etc. And, of course, the show’s ratings are in the stratosphere. Such is […]

Jamie Foxx to Develop ‘Hit’ Show for TNT

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HOLLYWOOD – In what sounds like a riff on the iconic 80′s buddy cop series “Miami Vice,” Jamie Foxx is developing a series called “Hit” for TNT. According to Deadline Hollywood, the drama, co-written by Foxx and television producer Robert Port, centers on two former high school football teammates and best friends — one a […]

The 47% Townhall Meeting: Brown V. 2012 Election – Impact Of Minorities On Voting

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WASHINGTON – Tomorrow is Today Foundation is hosting a series of town hall meetings focusing upon the impact of minorities and women on the 2012 presidential and legislative election. Broadcast live —- the inaugural event, “Brown v. 2012 Election: A Town Hall Meeting,” takes place at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C. […]

BET Networks Presents The “I AM HIP HOP ICON” Award To Legendary MC, Rakim

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NEW YORK – BET Networks today announced that legendary MC, Rakim will be the recipient of the “I AM HIP HOP ICON” Award at this year’s BET HIP HOP AWARDS filming at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Rakim will be acknowledged and honored for his contribution to […]

Usher, Shakira to Join NBC’s ‘Voice’ inSpring

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LOS ANGELES – Usher and Shakira are joining singing competition show “The Voice” as new coaches next spring, when Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green take a break from the show, NBC said Monday. Original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain on board in season four, the network said. The singing contest began airing […]