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…
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!
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:
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:
As fans of Beyonce, Jay Z, Drake, and more rejoiced at news of their fave leading the nominee pack for the 2014 BET Awards, spectators anxiously awaited news on who the year’s host and lifetime achievement award recipient would be.
Well, wonder no more.
For, just moments ago, BET took to Twitter to unveil news that the 14th annual showing of the BET Awards would be hosted by none other than legendary comedian Chris Rock.
14-year running series was most watched religious program in TV history
It is said all good things must come to an end. And, if news sources are to be believed, the latest good thing coming to a close is BET’s top rated religious program ‘Celebration of Gospel’.
After 14 years of seeing its stages graced by the best of R&B and gospel including legends Whitney Houston and The Clark Sisters to new schoolers Monica, Destiny’s Child, and more, the show appeared to be at the height of its popularity. As the 2014 edition, hosted by Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, boasted the series’ best ratings ever, fans believed the show’s newest slogan of “forward in faith” was fitting indication that it was moving full speed ahead.
Rumor has it, this isn’t the case:
Boasting a performance archive featuring the likes of pop icon Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, Monica, and more, the BET “Celebration of Gospel” continues to permeate the lines of secular and faith-based entertainment with show-stopping performances from both genre’s greats.
With new host Taraji P. Henson in tow, the gospel extravaganza aired last night and unveiled one of its best line-ups to date with performances from India.Arie, Donnie McClurkin, Tye Tribbett, Yolanda Adams, Lalah Hathaway, and so many more.
See them all below: