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Nipsey Hussle To Be Honored With Posthumous Humanitarian Award at the 2019 BET Awards

It’s a well-known fact that Nipsey Hussle was a man about his people during his short lifetime, and thankfully we’ll see him being honored for his humanitarianism during the 2019 BET Awards ceremony happening this summer.



The South Los Angeles-bred emcee, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, will posthumously receive the Humanitarian Award for “the spirit of uplift he evoked in his community, his work as a devoted son, brother, father, partner, friend and all-around community advocate and philanthropist, musician and businessman” according to the official press release by BET.

Take a look below at how BET further sums up their decision to honor the Crenshaw legend with one of its top honors of the night:

“Over the past few months, “Neighborhood Nip’s,” work as an entertainer was only a small piece of who he was, and that would have been superseded only by his remarkable and tenacious efforts to advance his community, empowering and employing underprivileged groups through real estate investments, science and tech learning centers for teens. Nipsey’s work within his community reflects the artist outside of the world of music, and BET Networks is honored to acknowledge his work in front of his peers as well as the world of entertainment on one of its biggest nights in black entertainment and culture.”

Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming and Executive Producer for this year’s BET Awards ceremony, gave her personal reasoning with the following statement: “As a prolific artist and leader, Nipsey Hussle was zealous about driving change for the betterment of his community, empowering and employing those in need and being an influential and highly respected leader. His passing was a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry and to the culture. We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change. We are forever grateful, humbled and honored to have experienced his presence and we are invested in doing our part to ensure that the marathon will indeed continue. It is an immense honor for us to recognize him with this year’s Humanitarian Award.”

Be sure to tune into the 2019 BET Awards live at 8PM EST on June 23, which is also scheduled to include a Nipsey tribute performance by YG, John Legend and DJ Khaled.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. to Turn Himself Over to Authorities For Allegedly Groping Woman

Cuba Gooding Jr. is about to turn himself over to the authorities and it’s not an act. The Academy Award winner will reportedly surrender to authorities in response to being accused of groping a woman at an NYC rooftop bar.

According to TMZ, he plans to surrender Thursday and expects to be booked for a misdemeanor charge of forcible touching.

“The NYPD takes sexual assault extremely seriously and urges anyone who has been a victim to file a police report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors,” police said in a statement on Monday (Jun. 10).

“Responding cops searched the area for Gooding but did not find him,” continues the site. “The case was referred to the NYPD Special Victims Division, the sources said, which is probing a potential forcible touching charge.”

“All I have to say is the following, in this time and age we need to let people speak for themselves; we have to let people express themselves,” he said. “And now I’m giving the process the chance to show what really happened, what went down.”

Cuba Gooding Jr. has maintained his innocence.

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Aaron McGruder to Direct ‘The Boondocks’ Reboot

The Freemans will back in the saddle. Also, Sony has announced that the creator of the Boondocks, Aaron McGruder is slated to make his return as director.

On Wednesday, Variety reported that Sony Pictures Animation has announced a host of new projects slated to be released in 2020, including a Boondocks “reimagining. The fourth season of is the series is the only season not directed by McGruder.

To ensure that the show will stay on the cutting edge of giving satirical commentary, the brass at Sony announced that McGruder will helm the chair of creative direction. Studio executives described a plot that is eerily similar to the current political sphere, one that will follow the Freemans’ battles against Uncle Ruckus, who is now an evil tyrant running the Woodcrest County government. Huey, Riley, and Grandad will attempt to fight Ruckus’s iron fist in ways that are “both topical and radical” Complex reports.

John Witherspoon, who voices Robert “Granddad” Freeman on the show, recently hinted about the show’s potential reboot during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience.

Check out a visual of the Boondocks below.

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‘Sherman’s Showcase’ to Premiere on IFC

IFC has given the green light for a series pickup to a sketch variety comedy Sherman’s Showcase from writers Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. The show is being executive produced by John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co.

The series is a spoof of the 1970s and ’80s musical variety shows with Salahuddin playing host Sherman McDaniel. The show will feature faux clips of bands and comedians from various decades. RadicalMedia is also producing. IFC has ordered eight episodes.

“People think of us as comedy guys, when in fact we’re really just frustrated rap-singers that never got signed to Murder Inc.,” Salahuddin and Riddle said in a statement. “But now we finally have a platform for all the songs that were ever rejected in our career.”

Salahuddin and Riddle are Late Night with Jimmy Fallon alums who were known for their “Slow Jam the News” and “History of Rap” segments on the Tonight Show host’s former NBC series. The pair created and star in of the Comedy Central series South Side. Salahuddin also is a regular on Netflix’s GLOW, while Riddle is a regular on the NBC comedy Marlon and drama Rise.

Guest-starring in the series’ first season are Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Common, Morris Day, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Quincy Jones, Mike Judge, Kenny and Keith Lucas, John Legend, Nigel Lythgoe, Curt Menefee, Vic Mensa, Tawny Newsome, Ne-Yo, Ray Parker, Jr., Mario Van Peebles, Damon Wayans, Jr., Marlon Wayans and Bresha Webb.

Sherman’s Showcase debuts on July 31st on IFC

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WATCH: Danny Brown Drops a Hilarious New Trailer For His VICELAND Show ‘Danny’s House’

Fans of Danny Brown have more to look forward to this summer outside of his upcoming performance at AFROPUNK 2019, as the Detroit-bred rapper has just unveiled the trailer for his new VICELAND show Danny’s House premiering next month.



Hosted in a pseudo-basement setup, the show will see the XXX emcee interviewing a handful of guests from various areas of the industry, ranging from fellow rappers A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q to Broad City actors Hannibal Buress and Ilana Glazer. It won’t be your normal talk show, either; as guests like Gilbert Gottfried and the Insane Clown Posse visit the Bushwick studio, they’ll also be treated to all types of wild shenanigans, whether it’s a Jay-Z impersonator contest or tips on how to withstand a kick in the — well, you’ll see in the trailer above.

See why everybody has fun at Danny’s House when the show premieres on July 17 at 10PM EST via VICELAND.

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‘Power’ Season Finale to Premiere at Madison Square Garden With Performance by 50 Cent

The sixth and final season of Power is slate to make its premiere on August 25th, and they’re planning on going out with a bang.

Deadline reports that the series will be celebrating its finale five days before it premieres at the Madison Square Garden. The show’s executive producer, 50 Cent is set to take the stage alongside “special guests” on August 20th.

The Power premiere is open to the public on July 9th. Click here for more information on the jam-packed event.

From the show, Fifty will be joined by creator, Courtney Kemp, and the whole main cast: Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Michael Rainey Jr., Rotimi and Alani “La La” Anthony. Jerry Ferrara, Shane Johnson, and Larenz Tate are all also scheduled to appear at the premiere.

The sixth season has 15-episodes portraying the “Final Betrayal” in the NYC-based drama. While many fans are sad to see the series finally come to an end, there are a couple of spinoffs in the works.

Courtney Kemp began saying her goodbye’s on social media yesterday.

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Barbara Corcoran Wants JAY Z as Guest Shark on ‘Shark Tank’

If JAY Z joined ABC’s Shark Tank would you turn it on? One of the sharks has invited Billionaire HOV to sit on the panel.

Barbara Corcoran was tracked down by TMZ in New York City and they asked her about Hov becoming Hip-Hop’s first billionaire. Corcoran congratulated him because of the work ethic he has but then invited him to be a guest shark on the show.

“He deserves it, come on. He’s a self-promoted, he works his ass off, why shouldn’t he be a billionaire,” Corcoran said. “I bet he would be a guest shark, why not? I’ll make sure he gets invited.”

Corcoran’s career was built in real estate. On Shark Tank, she is the third shark, on a panel of investors including Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec.

Earlier this week, Forbes revealed JAY Z’s status as a billionaire citing fortunes invested in multiple ventures ranging from TIDAL to real estate to D’Usse. The achievement has received celebratory messages from across Hip-Hop and sparked the conversation of who will be next to get to the achievement. You can see some of the messages to HOV below.

 

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So proud of my brother 🖤 JAY Z LOVE ✊🏿

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Viceland Renews Two Action Bronson Shows

After a hiatus, Queens MC and Television personality Action Bronson is returning to Viceland’s airwaves. The network has announced the renewals of his food documentary series F**k, That’s Delicious and his comedy show Traveling The Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens.

“We couldn’t be happier to have more Action on the channel,” Viceland president Guy Slattery said in a press release. “He’s a singular talent whose passion, knowledge and energy leap off the screen.

The relationship between Bronson and Viceland seemed to be fractured beyond repair just last year. Last October, he criticized Viceland after it compared him to chef Nusret Gökçe, a.k.a. “Salt Bae,” on Twitter.

On Twitter, Bronson wrote, “YOU WEIRDO MOTHERFUCKERS ARE LUCKY TO HAVE EVER BEEN IN MY PRESENCE.” “FUCK YOU AND ALL YOUR BULLSHIT. ILL TAKE MY TALENTS ELSEWHERE BECAUSE YOU SURE DON’T APPRECIATE WHAT I’VE DONE FOR YOU. FUCK THATS DELICIOUS IS FOREVER BITCH. I OWN ALL RIGHTS. I CREATED IT.”

He went on, “YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD USE THEIR PLATFORM TO PROMOTE THE SHOW ON THEIR CHANNEL PEOPLE ACTUALLY LIKE. I WAS ALSO ON THEIR RECORD LABEL THAT HAD ONE EMPLOYEE. I MUST BE OUT OF MY MIND.”

F**k, That’s Delicious follows Action Bronson as he travels around the world, visits various restaurants, and eats everything from street food to fine cuisine. The series regularly features Bronson’s friends and fellow rappers, Meyhem Lauren, Alchemist, and Big Body Bes, as well as numerous world-renowned chefs.

Traveling the Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens (alternately titled Action Bronson Watches Ancient Aliens) is a comedy-documentary that focuses on rapper Action Bronson sitting on a couch, smoking marijuana with his friends, and watching the TV show Ancient Aliens. As with F**k, That’s Delicious, Bronson is joined by music producers The Alchemist and Knxwledge, his cousin Big Body Bes, and various guest stars, including musicians, actors, and other associates of his.

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7Xs Grammy Award-Winning Will.I.AM Gives New Songwriter A Chance On Hit Show ‘Songland’

No one finds a hit song, a hit song finds you.

It is a spiritual marriage between artists and songwriters, but it is not a bunch of hocus pocus. It takes work and engineering. While talent is key, there is a nurturing of skill that takes a cute ditty into a Billboard top charter. The new NBC hit show, Songland does that.  Songland takes budding songwriters, and gives them the opportunity to present their original song to big superstar talent, like John Legend, Jonas Brothers, Meghan Trainor, Kelsea Ballerini and many more. It also invites three of the group of songwriters to work on their songs with three celebrity songwriter mentors/ judges: Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally. After that, the featured superstar gets to choose which song that they like most and will record.

Tonight’s episode features the seven times Grammy-Award winning will.i.am.

The songwriters gearing up for tonight’s episodes are from various backgrounds, and styles of music.

READ MORE: ‘Songland’ Brings NBC Highest-Rated Summer Series Debut in Two Years

One songwriter is Josh Logan, who is originally from Chester, NY but now lives in Los Angeles.  He is no newly and has a few big name credits under his belt. Most recently he has penned Jana Kramer’s country radio single ‘Beautiful Lies’, and JYYE’s EDM single on Tiësto’s label ‘Reason.’ He has also written for Brett Young, Michael Ray, Lauren Alaina and LOCASH.

Another songwriter on this episode is 19- year-old Indian transplant, Charisma Dixon. Currently living in LA, she has worked with artists like Snoop Dogg, Usher and songwriter Max Martin who has written for Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd. Her website says that she was Grammy nominated.

READ MORE: Ester Dean Will Mentor Upcoming Songwriters on NBC’s ‘Songland’

Also a teenager, Hip-Hop and Rock influenced Ray Goren uses his musicianship (he plays everything from guitar, synthesizer, drums, and piano) to write and produce.  JAMMCard has named him as one of their ’20 Under 20′ artists for this year. At 18, he is one to watch.

Lastly, Arizona’s Adam Friedman makes an appearance tonight. This name might sound familiar, he was on a season of The Bachelor.

Tune in tonight to see how they create their massive hits, and which one will.i.am will select.

 

 

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[WATCH] Ciara Discusses Future Break-up and Love with Russell Wilson on ‘Red Table Talk’

The latest guest on Jada Pinkett Smith’s hit Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, was Ciara. During her time on the show, Ciara gave an in-depth look at the relationship between her and Future, and ultimately what led to its conclusion.

The break up of the “Level Up” singer and the FreeBandz leader came after the birth of their son, Future. She revealed that she cried in the shower once after the break-up, but knew she made the right decision for both she and baby Future. “When I started thinking about my son, Future, I realized I have to start making different decisions. Period.”

Ciara would also detail the difference in her relationship with Seattle Seahawks’ franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, citing his effort to care made a difference to her. “He was like this, open arms, like, I got you.”

Just last month, Ciara released her latest album Beauty Marks. The effort debut at number 87 on the Billboard 200.

You can watch the full conversation between Smith and Ciara below.

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