Meek Mill debuted his song, "Stay Woke," with an emotional performance that shined a light on police brutality, and paid tribute to late rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo.
In a blistering original rap during the Hip Hop Awards show, Eminem tackled the president’s handling of some big issues, and he spoke to fans of his who also support Trump.
“The New Edition Story” writer Abdul Williams takes us inside his process of making the new benchmark for music biopics with BET.
Actress Diane Kruger might wanna think twice about gambling on her own movies. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kruger recently bet Fatih Akin, the director of her new movie In the Fade, that the film wouldn’t make it into the main competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The Inglourious Basterds actress wagered that she’d get an anchor tattoo if she lost.
Tyrese is getting roasted online for offensive comments he made about women to BET: LOL: Tyrese said some things here and now people are mad pic.twitter.com/a7SYTb4hU6
Coming on the heels of the exciting New Edition Story, BET is launching another ambitious, very different piece of programming: The Quad, a weekly drama set in the world of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Starring Anika Noni Rose (The Good Wife, Dreamgirls), The Quad features some strong performances and isn’t afraid to plunge enthusiastically into the genre of nighttime soap opera.
On The New Edition Story, we were continually offered ’80s and ’90s eye candy with some gorgeous outfits, and in Part 3 we were dazzled by the perfect remake of several music videos, including the New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love.” This video has the New Edition rehearsing their dance moves and their instructor, Brooke Payne, making sure everything is perfect. The series went onto recreate Bobby Brown’s hit, “Every Little Step I Take,” complete with suspenders and leather bike shorts. It’s possible that Wood McClain is a better Bobby Brown than Brown himself.
On The New Edition Story: Part One, we watched the New Edition boys turn into men. Instead it’s just the beginning of his downward spiral, as he starts using cocaine and having sex with other women. WIth the band on the line, the New Edition takes a vote and decides Bobby is bad for business.
BET’s "The New Edition Story" chronicles the boy band’s start, voting Bobby Brown out of the group, the formation of Bell Biv DeVoe, and lots of great outfits.
You know Bryshere Y. Gray from Empire and Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things. But after watching BET's The New Edition Story miniseries, there are several other actors you're going to want to know more about. Here, out guide to the stellar cast of actors who also busted some serious dance moves and recorded New Edition's hits to make a musical biography that's going to have viewers heading to iTunes to fill-in their New Edition and company playlists.
There have been scores of TV movies tracing the rise (and usually fall) of pop groups, most of them trite, a few of them exciting. While I know the return on investment in watching any one of these is low, I’m still a sucker for showbiz sagas like this. (My all-time fave: Dead Man’s Curve, made in 1978 about the beach-music duo Jan and Dean, played by Bruce Davison and a pre-Battlestar Galactica Richard Hatch.) So when it came to The New Edition Story, a three-night “event” movie on BET starting Tuesday, I came to the project with high hopes and low expectations.
New Edition fans, if you’re planning on tuning in to BET’s three-night miniseries about the R&B group, premiering Jan. 24, be prepared to see a movie that has a lot more in common with recent musical biographies like Straight Outta Compton and the History of the Eagles documentary. Like those fine flicks, The New Edition Story focuses on the music, and, in this instance, uses it to plot a timeline of the group’s history. From their beginnings as preteens in Boston’s Orchard Park projects and eventual international success to their turbulent personal histories, music industry trials, and changing lineup thanks to various side projects and solo albums, the miniseries features all six New Edition members as producers — leading to an honest, warts-and-all story that holds surprises for even the most devoted fans of Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, and Johnny Gill.
Teddy Riley was honored with the Legend Award at BET’s Soul Train Awards on Sunday night. Cedric the Entertainer presented Teddy with the award, and while talking about Teddy’s career, he said, “Teddy, like so many people, he started music in church. Teddy has had a long history in the music industry and is credited with creating the new jack swing genre.
On BET’s "Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration" stars Leslie Odom Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, and Bradley Cooper — along with musical guests — praise Obama.
The 2016 BET Awards were Sunday and because this is an election year it was no surprise that things got political, with several stars making poignant statements.
Eight days after she performed a tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards, the 57-year-old Material Girl was still clearly stinging from BET’s slam.