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Performances: BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock’ 2016 *Updated*

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Tonight marked the return of BET’s highly anticipated ode to women of color ‘Black Girls Rock.’

Much like its ‘BET Honors’ counterpart, the event enlists some of music’s best and brightest performers to serenade and shine light on women of color who have made impacts on and in their respective personal and professional communities.

Airing moments ago, the Tracee Ellis Ross hosted showing honored R&B legend Gladys Knight, Grammy-winning hitmaker Rihanna, and so many more.

Tuck in below to see the highlights from one of entertainment’s biggest nights:

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AJ & Free Confirm ‘106 & Park’ Reboot Was “April Fool’s Joke” #ICYMI

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Yesterday, AJ Calloway –  original host of BET’s defunct daily video countdown show ‘106 & Park’took to Instagram to stir up frenzied hype around news the show was due to return for a spinoff.

Even tapping Kelly Rowland to get in on the action, Calloway served up an oddly timed announcement (as yesterday was ‘April Fools’ Day) to share reports around the show’s reboot which, according to him, would also feature a reunion with the show’s other original host – Free.

Well, as the age old adage goes:  “things are often as they seem.”

For, while there were some who rejoiced at the news, many of the TV personality’s followers immediately clocked the announcement was a very poor ‘April Fools’ joke…and they were right:

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BET To Reboot ‘106 & Park’ With AJ & Free

AJ Calloway Taps Kelly Rowland To Make Announcement

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Fall 2014 saw fans bid farewell to BET’s hit video countdown show ‘106 & Park’ after 14 years on the air.

Since then, there have been murmurs of a replacement show, but nothing has come to fruition…until now. Sending his followers into a frenzy, original show host Aj Calloway took to Instagram to let fans in on news the show is coming back – with himself and his cohort Free as the hosts!

Let’s hope this isn’t a bad April Fools’ joke:

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Taraji P. Henson To Host BET ‘Celebration of Gospel’ Reboot

Once plagued with rumors of cancellation, gospel fans rejoiced at news that BET’s annual televised praise-fest, ‘Celebration of Gospel,’ is not only alive and well, but will see Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson reprise her role as hostess…

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Report: BET To Revive Celebrity Prank Show ‘Punk’d’

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BET is on a roll!

After thrilling with news that their next year’s programming lineup will feature shows starring Grammy winners Kelly Rowland and Brandy, now fans will have even more to look forward to as reports indicate the #1 Urban network is set to revive MTV’s hit series ‘Punk’d.’

Skyrocketing to fame upon its early 2000s debut, the celebrity prank show listed everyone from Brandy and Kelly Rowland to Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake among its victims.  Now, as newly surfaced reports show, they and today’s top crop of stars are once again targets at risk…of getting Punkd!

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‘Sunday Best’ Showdown: Kim Burrell Weighs In On Infamous Contestant Confrontation

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It’s definitely been the “read heard around the world.”

While gospel music lovers normally get their praise and their laughs on during the auditions of BET’s hit faith-based reality singing competition ‘Sunday Best,’ the most memorable moment of the show’s season 7 premiere last week brought with it no laughing matter.

Jaws dropped and wigs snatched came as the aftermath of contestant Dennis Bingham’s berating tirade launched against judges Kim Burrell and Donnie McClurkin for laughing during his audition.  The footage has made its way across the net in a similar fiery fashion, receiving many-an-amen from viewers who supported his stance.

Fed up with the online criticism, the ‘Over and Over Again’ singer took to the stage to voice her side of the story.  Tuck in below to hear her response and get reacquainted with the incident as well:

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Red Carpet Arrivals: BET Awards 2014

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The stars shine for Urban music’s biggest calendar night – the 2014 BET Awards!

Hosted by comedian Chris Rock, the show airs live tonight from Los Angeles.  See and sound off on the fashion hits and misses of the industry’s biggest stars as they arrive to the scene.

It all awaits below:

 

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