Monday, September 15, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

BET Entertainment Head Steps Down

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- BET entertainment chief Reginald Hudlin, who boosted original programming at the channel known for music videos and reruns, is leaving the company, BET Networks said Thursday.

Hudlin is returning to his "entrepreneurial roots" as an independent producer, according to an internal memo Thursday from BET Chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee that was released publicly by BET.

BET executive Stephen Hill, who's in charge of music programming and talent, will serve as interim entertainment president during the search to replace Hudlin, Lee said.

In her memo, Lee lauded Hudlin for infusing BET's program development with creativity and energy, and noted that his division produced the network's highest-rated shows, including "Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown" and "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is."

Those series exposed the tough lives of the music stars and, like other BET shows, targeted younger viewers.

"Somebodies," a sitcom and BET's first scripted series, debuted this week. The channel, the most-watched network aimed at blacks, started a weekly news program in August.

Hudlin broke into the business producing the "House Party" movies and his credits include directing the "Everybody Hates Chris" pilot, producing "The Boondocks" animated series and writing the "Black Panther" comic book series.

He joined Viacom-owned BET in 2005.

"The black audience wants to be respected," he told The Associated Press in a 2006 interview. "They want quality programs that respect their intelligence. It better be hip, it better be innovative and be as fresh as possible."

Under Hudlin, BET abandoned "Uncut," a late-night compendium of steamy music videos. The move was seen as the channel's rejection of a degrading lifestyle that it was once criticized for glamorizing

Monday, September 8, 2008

MTV Video AWARDS seemed to be rigged for Britney

Video of the Year - Britney Spears "Piece of me"
Best pop Video - Britney Spears " "
Female video - Britney Spears " "
Male Video - Chris Brown " Forever"
Hip Hop Video - Lil Wayne "Lolipop"
Best special effects - Kanye West " Good Life"


Britney gets award from Jaimee Foxx
T.I. & Rhianna were a highlight
T -Pain and Wayne gave the best performance
Vanessa and Kobe chill

Saturday, September 6, 2008

MJ Turns 50!

wtf is he wearing?

Fashion Rocks event NYC part 2

Fashion Rocks Event NYC

Kid Rocks sneaks up on Mary J. Blige
R&B stars Brandy & Chris Brown pose
The Top 16 lady stars of Music pose after their anthem for breast cancer
Beyonce channels Etta James for a Tribute
Pop Star Rhianna had a vegas sytle number go well
Tyra Banks queen of multimedia fashion

Eddie Murphy on Arsenio Hall clip

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Because He's Black - (a story that could take place anywhere)

This older white guy asked his older black friend, 'Are you voting for
Barack Obama just because he's black'? So the older black guy fires back and says, 'Are you NOT voting for him because he's black? Why can't I vote for him just cause he's black? Hell in this country men are pulled over everyday just cause their
black, passed over for promotions just cause their black, considered to be criminals just cause their black, but you don't seem to have a problem with that ! This country was built with the sweat and whip off the slaves back, and now a descendent of those same slaves has a chance to lead the same country where we weren't even considered to be people, Where we weren't allowed to be educated, drink from the same water fountains, eat in the same restaurants, or even vote, so you damn right I'm going to vote for him! Not just because he's black, But because he is hope, he is change, and he now allows me to understand when my grandson says he wants to be president when he grows up, it is not a fairy tale but a short term goal, Because he sees, understands and knows, he can achieve, withstand and do anything even though he is Black!