Tag: BET

GospelMusic

Miss Independent: Kierra Sheard Readying Solo Tour, Girl Band & ...

Grammy-nominated music artist Kierra Sheard is preparing hit the road this summer with her first solo tour and a new all-girl band. Kierra is currently scouting female band members for her “Kierra” tour through online auditions; in addition to finding ...
Gospel

Joshua Rogers: “Sunday Best” Winner Finally Free From Mathew Knowles

One of the last remaining Gospel artists signed to Beyoncé’s father, former music mogul Mathew Knowles is finally free from his contract with the floundering Music World record label. Joshua Rogers, season five winner of BET’s competition series “Sunday Best,” ...
NewsRadio

Her History: Tanya Hart First Woman & African-American To Head ...

Emmy Award-winning producer and syndicated radio personality Tanya Hart has been elected as co-chair of The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors (www.Caucus.org), making her the first African-American and first woman to head up the 40-year-old entertainment industry trade organization. ...
Music

Brandy Norwood: Suing Record Label & Returning To “Chicago”

R&B singer Brandy Norwood has filed suit against her record company and its president for blocking her from releasing new music and attempting to force her into signing a new contract. In legal documents filed last week in Los Angeles ...
ExclusiveTheater

Being Belafonte: Actor Austin Jaye Brings Hollywood Legend’s Story To ...

Almost two years ago, actor Austen Jaye was scrolling through his Twitter timeline and his friend, writer and digital content creator Issa Rae, posted an article that posed the question: “Will Hollywood Allow Blacks To Make Love On The Big ...
GospelTheater

Tasha Page Lockhart: “Sunday Best” Winner Joining Tyler Perry On ...

Fresh off the heals of performing on BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” with Pastor Charles Jenkins and Heavenly Joy on the song “War,” Tasha Page Lockhart is headed on the road with Tyler Perry. The season six winner of BET’s “Sunday ...
TV

Brand Extension: Wendy Williams To Host New Fashion Panel Show

Wendy Williams will now moderate a new fashion series called “Wendy’s Style Squad” that will air on BET. In what could be called an extension of a segment she usually does on her daytime talk show on Mondays following most ...
Books

Second Act: Christian Keyes Releases Sexy Sophomore Novel

Actor Christian Keyes is back with the follow-up his 2015 literary debut, “Ladies Night.” In time for Valentine’s Day, the Detroit-bred author has released “Dr. Feelgood.”  The tome is his second book for Urban Renaissance/Kensington Books. “This was initially a script ...
Gospel

Continuing The Legacy: Should BET Find A New Host For ...

BET confirmed last week during their upfront presentation for advertisers and media guests the speculation that the 35th season of their long-running “Bobby Jones Gospel” will be its final season. The farewell season ends Dr. Bobby Jones’ reign as the ...
Gospel

End Of The Road: “Bobby Jones Gospel” Coming To An ...

After 35 seasons, BET has decided to end their long-running series “Bobby Jones Gospel.” “Bobby Jones Gospel” is hosted by Grammy-winning recording artist Dr. Bobby Jones, who launched the show in 1980 and used to produce the series himself before ...