Andrew Young and MLK III to launch broadcast TV network for African Americans
The network, which plans to debut this fall, will go after blacks in the 25-54 demographic becoming the first over-the-air broadcast network to do so.
Lawrence and Foxx Resurrect Sheneneh And Wanda on the big screen
Screen Gems has acquired “Sheneneh and Wanda,” a vehicle for Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence to star in a comic caper playing female characters they developed during their stand-up comedy days. Foxx will write the script, which he and Martin will produce through Foxx’s FoxxKing and Lawrence’s Runteldat production banners.
Is BET getting back to its Roots?
“Conversations with Ed Gordon” airing at noon will feature one on one interviews, provocative debates and discussions about the issues Black America face on a daily basis.
Nascar Turns to BET to Boost Minorities
A few clicks on the Web site of Black Entertainment Television leads viewers to a short Nascar tutorial filled with information about popular drivers, racetracks and salaries.
Justin Bieber nominated for “Best New Artist” BET Award
Justin Bieber, age 16, will compete in the best new artist category and was nominated for the awards alongside such prominent black performers as rapper Jay-Z, who led the field with five nominations, and his wife Beyonce, who scored four
People on the Move: Cynthia Turner
From Cynthia Turner and Heartspeak’s sophomore project, Til God Says So featuring Melonie Daniels as performed on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel for its fall 2008 season.