BET to Air ‘Saving Our Selves’ COVID-19 Relief Fund Special With Hosts Kelly Rowland, Terrence J, Regina Hall

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COVID-19 is impacting citizens across the globe but in cities like Chicago, the death rates fo those infected are significantly higher in the African-American community than the others. In response, BET is teaming with NAACP, United Way Worldwide, and leaders in the creative, civil rights and business communities, to aid the Black communities hurt by […]

Check Out All The Winners and Performances From the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards


The 2019 BET Hip-Hop Awards hit your screen on Tuesday and brought performances from Chance the Rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, YBN Cordae and more. The night also gave the highest honor, the “I Am Hip-Hop” Award to Lil’ Kim. Along with a set of cyphers, battle rap was ushered into your living room. Below […]

Battle Rap to Make Debut on BET Hip Hop Awards


SMACK/URLTV continues to drive the ascension of battle rap to the next level with a 4-man battle tournament confirmed for this year’s 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards ceremony featuring DNA, Geechi Gotti, T-Top and Shotgun Suge hosted by SMACK himself. With filming set for this Saturday at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia […]

BET and Tyler Perry Studios Announce Launch Date For BET+

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In today’s digital era, streaming television is much more convenient than watching it from your couch. Earlier this year Disney announced their streaming service, now BET has partnered with Tyler Perry Studios to launch the BET + streaming service app which will launch on September 19. The subscription is priced at $9.99 per month and […]

BET to Premiere ‘The Next Big Thing’ Music Competition


There will be another show for all you talented singers! It has been announced that BET’s newest reality music competition series The Next Big Thing, will make its premiere on July 9 at 10 PM/9 PM CT. Judges, also known as “The League”, mogul Dame Dash, multi-platinum producer Zaytoven, and industry executive Tina Davis will […]

Lavell Crawford’s to Drop Showtime Special ‘New Look, Same Funny’ on July 6

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Don’t let the weight loss fool you. Comedian Lavell Crawford is still bringing big laughs. He makes his return with his newest Showtime stand-up special titled Lavell Crawford: New Look Same Funny! According to the description from Showtime: Lavell Crawford is back and he’s funnier and skinnier than ever. After losing over 120 pounds, he’s […]

BET and Tyler Perry to Team for New Streaming Service

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BET is ready to enter the streaming service game and will do so in partnership with Tyler Perry. Deadline reports the new service from BET will be titled BET+ and is set to target African-American viewers and will launch with a production deal between Perry and BET’s owner, Viacom. The network will feature original programming […]

BET’s ‘Sunday Best’ to Return with Kelly Price as a Judge

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BET has revealed their gospel music competition series Sunday Best will return for a ninth season and will bring Kelly Price in as a new judge. Ebony details Price will join the show’s host Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell of Mary, Mary and another new judge in eight-time Stellar Award winner Jonathan McReynolds for the upcoming […]

Lena Waithe to Star in Third Season of ‘Westworld’

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Lena Waithe is now coming back in front of the camera to star in the third season of the hit HBO series Westworld the network had confirmed. Waithe previously starred in and wrote for the Netflix series Master of None. She won the Emmy for best comedy writing for the episode “Thanksgiving,” with the episode […]

Queen Latifah and BET Sued for Allegedly Stealing Reality TV Show Idea

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Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment and BET Networks are being sued due to claims of intellectual property theft. Latosha Lee issuing Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, BET and Nicci Gilbert for allegedly taking the idea for BET’s From The Bottom Up. According to court documents obtained exclusively by TheBlast, Lee alleges, “In 2013, Lee conceived a […]