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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sunday Best Season 4 Most Watched to Date

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BET NETWORKS ‘SUNDAY BEST’ SEASON FINALE STRIKES A CHORD WITH AMERICA AND BREAKS RATINGS RECORDS

2.1Million Viewers and 1.5 Million Households Tuned in to Watch Amber Bullock Take Home the Title SUNDAY BEST

SUNDAY BEST Season 4 Finale Ranks as the #1 Telecast in Franchise History

SUNDAY BEST Season 4 is the #1 Cable Competition Show and Sunday’s #1 Cable Series Among Blacks in 2011

The 4th season of SUNDAY BEST came to a sensational conclusion as millions watched Amber Bullock, from St. Louis, Missouri emerge as America’s choice over Andrea Helms of Dallas, Texas. According to the Nielsen Company, the Sunday, September 11, 8: 00 P.M.* telecast drew in 2.1 Million viewers, garnered a 1.63 rating making it the #1 SUNDAY BEST  telecast in franchise history. As BET’s #1 reality series of the season, additionally SUNDAY BEST season 4 is now the #1 cable competition show and Sunday’s #1 cable series among blacks in 2011. For the past four consecutive years, it has remained the #1 gospel/religious program on television.

In addition to the coveted title of SUNDAY BEST, Amber wins a national recording contract with Music World Gospel, a cash prize, a brand new 2011 Ford Explorer. The singing competition with gospel greats Kirk Franklin as host along with Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary, and Pastor Donnie McClurkin as judges allowed viewers to vote for their favorite contestant and ultimately decide who would be named this season's SUNDAY BEST.

The two-hour spectacular season finale featured stellar performances by Pastor Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams, Lecrae, Vashawn Mitchell, Zebulon Ellis, Jessica Reedy, Rance Allen, and Ricky Dillard.  Past SUNDAY BEST winners Crystal Aikin, Y'Anna Crawley and Le’Andria Johnson also came together for a special performance tribute to the late gospel great, Mahalia Jackson to commemorate her 100th birthday. 

For four amazing seasons, SUNDAY BEST has entertained and touched viewers during its search for the next great gospel singer. From holding auditions all over the U.S. and in Nigeria, West Africa, SUNDAY BEST continues to be a fan favorite even winning a 2011 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Reality Series. SUNDAY BEST is executive produced by D’Angela Proctor and Nia T. Hill of Strange Fruit Media, Kirk Franklin and Erica and Tina Campbell.

Also, follow SUNDAY BEST on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BETSundayBest (#SundayBest) and join the Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/BETSundayBest.
For more on SUNDAY BEST and this season’s winner Amber Bullock, visit www.BET.com/sundaybest

*All times are ET/PT.
** Source: The Nielsen Company. Live + Same Day data.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Attorney Phaedra Parks Is A Guest on HLN's "Nancy Grace" Tonight at 8 PM ET/PT

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Phaedra discusses criminal defense strategies of the
Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter trial regarding
the death of Michael Jackson

Attorney Phaedra Parks

Watch Phaedra on the new season of the hit Bravo series
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"
Premiering Sunday, November 6th at 10 pm ET/PT


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Sunday, September 25, 2011

BET Networks Announces the "BET HIP HOP AWARDS '11" Nominees Network Premiere, October 11, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.*

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Lil Wayne Leads The Roster of Hip Hop All-Stars With 18 Nominations
Comedian Mike Epps Returns to Host Hip Hop's Crowning Night
Maybach Music's Meek Mill Confirmed For This Year's Cyphers

NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2011 -- BET's hit music countdown show, 106 & PARK, announced today the exciting list of nominees for the Networks' sixth annual BET HIP HOP AWARDS. During the live taping, rappers Busta Rhymes, Big K.R.I.T. and Meek Mill joined host Terrence and Rocsi as the two revealed the names of this year's top runners. Rapper Lil Wayne leads the pack of contenders with a record-breaking 18 nominations, followed by Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa tied with 9 nods each and Rick Ross with 8 nods. Maybach Music newcomer, Meek Mill, also announced his inclusion in the highly anticipated cypher segments of the show. Actor and comedian Mike Epps added to the excitement and confirmed his return as third time host. Hip hop's main event will return to the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on Saturday, October 1 with the Network premiere on Tuesday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m.*

Lil Wayne has had an extraordinary year and now has 18 record-breaking BET HIP HOP AWARDS nominations to prove it. Chosen from an illustrious academy of music and entertainment executives, media and influencers, he's been nominated for Best Hip Hop Video, Reese's Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab), Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, Track of the Year, Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style), Best Club Banger, Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse, Hustler of the Year and two consecutive nominations for Verizon People's Champ Award (Viewers' Choice) with videos "Look At Me Now" and "6 Foot 7 Foot."

Celebrating the biggest names in the game, newcomers on the scene, and shining a light on the community, the BET HIP HOP AWARDS '11 is ready to salute the best of the best in hip hop culture.

The Following is the Full List of BET HIP HOP AWARDS '11 Nominees and Categories:

Best Hip Hop Video
Big Sean f/ Chris Brown - My Last
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - Look At Me Now
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - I'm On One
Eminem f/ Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie
Kanye West f/ Rihanna - All Of The Lights

Reese's Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)
Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - Hustle Hard (Remix)
Big K.R.I.T. f/ Ludacris & Bun B - Country Sh*t (Remix)
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - Look At Me Now
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - I'm On One
Lupe Fiasco f/ Trey Songz - Out Of My Head

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Cee-Lo Green
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Kanye West
Lyricist of the Year
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
Gil Green
Anthony Mandler
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Kane Beatz
Lex Luger
No I.D.
Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean

MVP of the Year
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Track of the Year
6 Foot 7 Foot - Produced by Bangladesh (Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz)
Black and Yellow - Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa)
I'm On One - Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
Look At Me Now - Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
My Last - Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean f/ Chris Brown)

CD of the Year
Big Sean - Finally Famous
Lupe Fiasco - LASERS
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Prostyle

Rookie of the Year
Big K.R.I.T.
Big Sean
Frank Ocean
Diggy Simmons
Tyler the Creator
Wiz Khalifa

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Best Hip Hop Online Site
All Hip Hop.com
Bossip.com
Nah Right.com
Rap Radar.com
World Star Hip Hop.com

Best Club Banger
Ace Hood - Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger)
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - I'm On One (Produced by T-Minus)
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz - 6 foot 7 foot (Produced by Bangladesh)
Waka Flocka Flame - No Hands (Produced by Lex Luger)
Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow (Produced by Stargate)
YC Worldwide f/ Future - Racks (Produced by Sonny Digital)

Best Mixtape
Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4Eva
B.o.B - No Genre
J. Cole - Friday Night Lights
Kendrick Lamar - Section .80
Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Busta Rhymes - Look At Me Now (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Lil Wayne - Motivation (Kelly Rowland f/ Lil Wayne)
Nicki Minaj - Monster (Kanye West f/ Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)
Wiz Khalifa - Bright Lights, Bigger City (Cee-Lo Green f/ Wiz Khalifa)
Wiz Khalifa - Till I'm Gone (Tinie Tempah f/ Wiz Khalifa)

Hustler of the Year
Diddy
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Verizon People's Champ Award (Viewers' Choice)
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - Look At Me Now
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz - 6 Foot 7 Foot
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake - Moment 4 Life
Kanye West f/ Rihanna - All of The Lights
Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow

For more on the BET HIP HOP AWARDS '11, please visit: www.bet.com/hiphopawards.
This year, BET once again teams up with Cossette Productions, the famed producers of the GRAMMY Awards. and the record-setting BET AWARDS shows, to handle production of the telecast. Stephen G. Hill, BET President, Music and Programming, along with Lynne Harris Taylor, BET Vice President of Specials, are executive producers of the telecast.
Tickets for the BET HIP HOP AWARDS '11 are by invite only and not available for purchase.
*All times are ET/PT.

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