Donald Trump-endorser Steve Harvey has apologised for cruel remarks he made about Asian men.
Before ‘American Idol’ was considered the ‘juggernaut’ of singing competitions, its “granddaddy” – ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ – was the stage virtual unknowns took to if and when they wanted to be superstars. Helping build the careers of music icons James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson to Lauryn Hill, Destiny’s Child, and more, the Apollo stage is etched in history for its contributions to R&B, rap, and music overall.
Airing as a television show from 1987 to 2008 (featuring music, comedy, dance, poetry, etc.), ‘Apollo’ welcomed comedian/actor/radio and television host Steve Harvey as its host from 1993-2000. Now, some 16 years later, Harvey and the series are set to be reunited thanks to FOX:
Funnyman Steve Harvey wasn’t exactly smiling after his epic blunder on this Sunday night’s showing saw him announce the wrong winner of the coveted ‘Miss Universe’ crown.
Since then, the comedian/actor/talk show host has been fielding racially charged attacks on social media and endless ridicule courtesy of memes and Vine videos.
Undeterred, it looks like Harvey will have the last laugh as reports indicate viewers will be seeing his name as host once again next year:
The entertainer Steve Harvey has been attacked in a series of racially-charged tweets after following his headline-making mistake at last night’s ‘Miss Universe’ competition.
Now, his supporters have called on the authorities to look into threats posted by “critics” on the aforementioned social media platform after spotting the messages below.
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Steve Harvey is probably the most talked about man in the universe right now for all the wrong reasons.
Tapped as the host of the 2015 ‘Miss Universe’ pageant, which aired tonight, the funny man was the brunt of an unscripted joke when he inadvertently announced the wrong winner – a feat that caused some seriously awkward TV.
Did you miss the action? See it below and read Harvey’s Twitter-upped apology:
The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles played host to the Steve Harvey-hosted 2013 Celebration of Gospel.
Doing it bigger than ever, the faith-based affair aired moments ago and unveiled its best line-up yet, featuring performances from Tamar Braxton, Anita Baker, Tyrese, and all the major gospel heavy hitters (Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Clark Sisters, and more).
See them below:
Gospel/R&B star Michelle Williams was just one of many on hand at the Los Angeles Orpheum Theatre this weekend to behold the annual praise-fest that is BET Celebration of Gospel. Also seeing names like Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, and Ledisi on the guest list, the Steve Harvey hosted affair is due for airing on BET on April 1st at 8pm.
While fans ready themselves for the hand clapping praise session, this year’s festivities will include tributes to Mahalia Jackson (featuring Glee‘s Amber Riley) and Whitney Houston for their outstanding contributions to the genre.
Until April 1, see some shots from the show’s red carpet below (via Essence):
BET’s ‘Celebration of Gospel’ is set to make its roaring return to the station on April 1st. The 12th annual edition of the Steve Harvey-hosted affair is set to get viewers moving with an all-star line-up of today’s gospel hitmakers including performances from Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Sunday’s Best/Grammy winner Le’Andria Johnson, and many more.
Also, in its yearly tradition, the praise session also invites the best of R&B and other secular genres to partake in the festivities. This year’s secular lineup includes Jennifer Holliday, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, and Ledisi. The foursome is believed to be readying a tribute honoring the gospel contributions of pop icon Whitney Houston. The late singer made her last televised performance at the event last year, belting out her hit ‘I Look To You’ with friend/gospel singer Kim Burrell.
Finally, Mahalia Jackson, whose biography ‘Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel’ is set to be adapted to film starring gospel/R&B regular Fantasia, will also be recognized for her ever present contributions to the genre as well.
Faithful fans of the event, being shot March 16th at the Los Angeles Orpheum Theatre, can see all the action when it hits screens only on BET, April 1st at 8pm.
What do you think of the performances?