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Watch: The Cast of ‘The New Edition Story’ Performing New Edition’s Classic Hit “You’re Not my Kind of Girl”

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If you didn’t tune into the Soul Train Music Awards on Sunday night, you definitely missed the premiere of the cast of the new BET original TV event The New Edition Story performing “You’re Not My Kind of Girl”. The Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced song was originally featured on their Double Platinum-selling album ‘Heartbreak’ which is the groups highest selling album to date.

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In the clip the cast performs the song and nails the choreography step by step, also including in the video are clips from the highly anticipated TV event. The star-studded cast for the The New Edition Story includes:

Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire) plays Michael Bivins as an adult and Dante Hoagland (Emelie) plays Michael as a child.

Elijah Kelley (The Wiz Live!) plays Ricky Bell as an adult and Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) plays Ricky as a child.

SFPL‘s Digital Blog Cover Guy & Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Luke James plays Johnny Gill.

Algee Smith (Let It Shine) plays Ralph Tresvant as an adult and Jahi Winston (Feed The Beast) plays Ralph as a child.

Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) plays Ronnie Devoe as an adult and Myles Truitt plays Ronnie as a child.

Woody McClain (Autographs) plays Bobby Brown as an adult and Tyler Williams plays Bobby as a child.

The New Edition Story is 6 hours total and will air over 3 nights on January 24th, 25th, and 26th. All six members of New Edition serve as co-producers on the biopic alongside longtime manager and original choreographer Brooke Payne. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis alongside Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds serve as music producers on the biopic.

We cannot wait to sit down and watch this cause it looks extremely good.

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Eniko: “He’s a cuddler…”, Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish Talks Wedding, Sex Trick “The Hammer” and more

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After years of courtship, Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish finally made it down the aisle earlier this summer. Fresh from their honeymoon, the newlyweds sat down exclusively with BET.com to intimately talk about their unforgettable wedding, how life has changed and more than a few secrets about their bedroom behavior.

A few quotes from the interview:

When did you know your spouse was the one?
Eniko: “There is a vibe that you just get and I knew he was my soulmate.”
Kevin: “There is a real friendship. That’s my friend, my dog, we can hang. Everything isn’t the most spectacular turn up, it doesn’t have to be.”

What is the most surprising thing about your spouse?
Eniko: “Most intimate or surprising?”
Kevin: “You should talk about the hammer?” *Grins*
Eniko: “He is a cuddler…*laughs* he likes to cuddle 24/7…and he gets sensitive when I don’t want to cuddle.”
Kevin: “Cut the camera’s off!”
Kevin: “The most surprising thing is why she became my wife, she is very funny.”

The Wedding:
Kevin: “Our wedding day was perfect. We didn’t do a by the book wedding… we surprised guests with a live carnival, we had games, white castle.. a human claw!”
Eniko: “The best part for me was Alicia Keys performing, my favorite artist, I had no idea”

Real Husbands of Hollywood airs Tuesdays at 9 PM on BET.

Let see if the “The Hammer” will work in next week’s episode of Real Husbands of Hollywood airing Tuesday, October 18 at 9 PM ET/PT. Kevin is ready to get busy in the bedroom, but a “big” surprise interrupts his plans.

Get a sneak peek below:

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The Daily Word: BET and Twitter Was Not Here For Madonna and Billboard’s Prince Tribute

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Watch: The Ladies of BET’s ‘Chasing Destiny’ Sing Their Faces Off with the help of Vocal Coach Julian Sapp

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Passing the torch, Kelly Rowland is instilling into the new generation what she’s learned over the years through her new series Chasing Destiny, which airs on BET every Tuesday at 10P/9C.

Putting together what she hopes to be the next “Super Girl Group”, Rowland gets some assistance from the ultimate Creative Director, Frank Gatson Jr. and Vocal Coach, Julian Sapp.

Julian is known for offering his knowledge of vocals and instrumentation to some of the biggest music stars in the industry. He is also singer Luke James‘ Music Director and front Keyboardist.

In the clip provided, Sapp groups all of the ladies together around the piano, as they go through a series of songs in A cappella mode. And if you’ve been watching the show, you may be surprised on how polished all the contestants sound in this short video, compared to what’s been shown in full. It looks like Julian brought the spark out of them, and it’s just what they needed.

But now, it’s up to Kelly and her team to decide who stays, and who goes.

Check out the Fly vocals below:

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Tye Tribbett Lands New Show ‘Joyful Noise’ on BET

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BET Networks has announced the new programming that’s heading to its network of stations which includes BET and Centric. The announcement came at its annual Upfront presentation last week, with a commitment to offer more original programming than ever before. It was announced that Two – time GRAMMY®, Soul Train, Dove and Stellar Award winning recording artist Tye Tribbett has been tapped to host the network’s new Sunday morning inspirational series JOYFUL NOISE.

Tribbett states:

“I have not stopped smiling and dancing since I received the news! I am beyond honored to be continuing such a monumental legacy as new host of BET’s Sunday morning inspirational show ‘Joyful Noise’. Dr. Bobby Jones has laid an INCREDIBLE foundation and I’m so ready to continue to BUILD. All I have to say is LET’S GOOOOOO!”

During a recent interview with SFPL, Tye almost spilled the beans about his new show as he spoke with Gabriel Williams (Co-Creator), but couldn’t quite give the specifics just yet, as he laughed hysterically.

The hour-long show will feature a blend of performances from today’s gospel super stars, rising new artists, powerful personal testimonies, and insightful man-on-the-street interviews. In addition to a variety of musical performances, each show will also feature a power-filled sermonette by one of the nation’s leading pastors. Finally, JOYFUL NOISE will showcase amazing local churches from around the nation, giving viewers the opportunity to get their hometown church featured on the show.

In addition to Tribbett’s new hosting job the radical singer, songwriter, and preacher who’s known for his edgy and energetic live performances is also preparing for his next live recording. The session, titled A Bloody Win, will take place on Friday May 6, at The Redemption Center in Greenville, SC beginning at 7p ET. The recording is free and open to the public.

For more information about Tye Tribbett connect with him on his social media platforms on Instagram: @bowtyetrib, Facebook: Tye Tribbett, Twitter: @TyeTribbett and his website at tyetribbettworldwide.com.

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Last Night in NYC: Kelly Rowland, Frank Gatson Jr., Stephen G Hill & More Attend Chasing Destiny Premiere Party

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Last Night in NYC, in the heart of NYC’s famous Meat Packing District, brown bombshell Kelly Rowland,famed choreographer/director Frank Gatson Jr., and BET President of Music Programming Stephen G Hill celebrated the upcoming premiere of Kelly and Frank’s new docu-series Chasing Destiny.

Kelly looked relaxed and comfortable in a floral top paired with black ripped jeans from Frame Denim as she was out in these NYC streets promoting the show. Guests enjoyed a full open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres while dancing the night away and flicking it up at the photo-booth.

Notable guest in attendance BET Next In Class winner, our very own FLY Guy Rae Holliday, Fly Guy Gabriel Willams, beauty and lifestyle writer Ty Alexander,5x Emmy nominated TV Host  Kela Walker, and recording artist Luvaboy TJ.

Kelly and Frank shared a small preview of the show which premieres tonight after Black Girls Rock on BET. From what we saw we will definitely be in for an entertaining ride as the two search for amazing talent to assemble the next best girl group.

It was definitely a FLY event and we are so looking forward to watching the show. Chasing Destiny premieres tonight at 10:30pm/9:30c on BET. Hit the gallery below to see more exclusive photos from the night.

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Watch: First Look at BET’s New Series “About the Business” – Starring Eva Marcille & Crystal Renay [Video]

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We have the first look of the extended super trailer for BET’s newest series, ABOUT THE BUSINESS. Catch up with actress Eva “The Diva” Marcille, who is winning with not one but TWO series on the air this February. And meet model Crystal Renay, who is soon-to-be married to hitmaker Ne-Yo, plus more. 

‘ATB’ one-hour docuseries following a tight-knit group of true friends and frenemies with big dreams and big drama in the elite world of urban Hollywood.  During the day, they are on their grind in the high-stakes world of entertainment; and at night, this fashionable clique balances career and family while navigating Los Angeles’ African American celebrity circles.

Guest appearances include Nick Cannon and Ne-Yo.

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Meet the Cast:
Eva Marcille’s acting career is on fire with three TV shows on the air: About the Business, Real Husbands of Hollywood and Born Again Virgin. However, Eva knows that the entertainment business can be fickle, so she is diversifying by investing in a luxury container home business with her mother and project manager, Krista Kolley – with the ultimate goal of building a Container Home Community empire! We will watch Eva navigate the challenges of taking on a totally new business venture, and working with family and friends. Meanwhile, Eva also looks forward to spending more quality time with her daughter, while she juggles high-profile new and old flames in her dating life.

Crystal Renay is a successful model facing two big milestones: she is newly engaged to singer, Ne-Yo, and pregnant with her long-sought-after first child. With her A-list wedding approaching and a baby on the way, the former video vixen hires friend Sparkle to plan the big event to ease some of the stress. Will Crystal’s lofty demands push her friendship over the edge? Meanwhile, Crystal also tries to pull a career about-face and start her own infant clothing line, but will this bridezilla have the time and energy?

EJ King is a celebrity stylist wrapping up a world tour with Chris Brown, and is looking to branch out in the world of fashion. We will follow EJ as he works to capitalize on the success of the tour, and design his own fashion line for Cross Colours. Does EJ have what it takes to transition from stylist to fashion mogul? EJ is also on the hunt for love, but despite recently losing 60 pounds, EJ still struggles with his self-esteem. He soon considers taking drastic steps to alter his appearance, but will those changes lead to love and happiness?

Danielle Crawley heads up marketing for Nick Cannon’s Ncredible Entertainment, but she is spreading her wings by launching her own casting company. We will watch as Danielle proves that she has an eye for talent and running her own business. Danielle will also be forced to make tough choices when former-client and rising vocal talent, Alex Amore, signs with close friends Sparkle and Krista. Will business get territorial and dirty among the friends?

Sparkle Holmes owns A List Group LA, a successful events, public relations and talent management company, which caters to stars like Nelly and Chris Brown. Sparkle is managing her model friend, Crystal Renay, and has taken the lead in planning all the festivities surrounding her wedding to hit maker, Ne-Yo. Crystal recently brought in a new business partner, Krista Kolley, but their working styles soon clash. Can the new partners deliver flawless events without imploding? Personally, Sparkle recently ended a 12-year romantic relationship with a woman, and is now struggling to find love – and her identity – as she finds herself attracted to men.

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Gabrielle Union’s Clapback Game Is Strong: “Who’s Stacey Dash? Was She On Roc-A-Fella?”

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When Gabrielle Union says “Bring It On”, you better come prepared for the clapback!

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The Mary Jane star recently hit the 2016 Sundance Festival red carpet as she was interviewed on the topic of Stacey “Clueless” Dash‘s recent comments in regards to the #OscarsSoWhite on Fox News. Needless to say, Union pulled out a good palm tree of shade with a side of tea, and baptized Stacey in muddy waters.

Who’s that? Who’s Stacey Dash? Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-A-Fella?…I heard of a crazy lady once, maybe last week but I don’t know what her name is.

If you don’t see yourself reflected in mainstream awards, you tend to create your own. Until there is no longer a need for that, I celebrate the ALMAs, the same way I celebrate the Country Music Awards, and the same way I celebrate the BET Awards and the Image Awards, which we’ll all be at in a couple of weeks. The more that we focus on inclusion and a true representation of this country, I think that crazy lady will have less to say.

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Watch: Brandy Confirms That Ray J Is Engaged, Talks About Her New Show ‘Zoe Ever After’ On Wendy Williams [Video]

Just wrapping up her New York broadway slot in Chicago as “Roxy” and the performance tribute to Babyface on the 2015 Soul Train Awards, Brandy Norwood heads back to the Big Apple, and stops by The Wendy Williams Show.

During her visit, the singer/actress talked about her new BET sitcom Zoe Ever After, starring herself alongside actor Dorian Missick who plays her ex-husband, “Gemini Moon”. The show makes it’s debut on January 5th at 10 pm.

Wendy then switch over to the juicy question of: “Is Ray J really engaged to Princess?”. Brandy, being just as clueless as Wendy, answered the question as she had to call Ray the day before the show just to confirm, because she knew Wendy would ask her. In other words, she and the family didn’t about it at all.

Brandy says:

They are really engaged and I told him that I was coming here, and I didn’t know…like i’m really mad about that — how do you not tell your sister that you’re engaged?

Check out the full interview below:

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Last Night In NYC: Fabolous, Vashtie, Pusha T & More Curate BET.com’s ‘HOW TO ROCK KICKS’

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Fabolous (L) and Johan Jackson walk the runway during BET Digital Presents, How To Rock: Kicks at Milk Studios on August 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for BET)

Last Night In NYC, BET Digital held their first How to Rock Kicks event at Milk Studios in Soho, and Team SFPL was there to experience the fashion moment firsthand.

The fashion show brought together five celebrities to curate their own fashion presentation based around sneakers. The fashion show, which was live streamed on BET.com was meant to discuss and present the intersection of hip hop and sneaker culture. Hip hop figures and sneaker connoisseurs: Fabolous, Pusha T, Casey Veggies, Syd Tha Kyd, and Vashtie came together to present their different street wear ensembles that complement sneakers.

As shown above, Fabolous walked the runway along with his son Johan Jackson and Emily B‘s daughter Taina, as they paid homage to the 90’s throwback fashion trends during Fab’s segment.

Hosts Diggy Simmons and Tracy G spoke to each of the fashion curators about their inspiration behind the looks throughout the night. Sounds were provided by NYC’s DJ Brittany Sky. Not only did the event focus on fashion in hip hop culture today, but BET.com took time to pay tribute to the late hip hop legend, Sean Price. Along with the celebrity talent that made the show happen, recognizable faces such as; Mack Wilds, June Ambrose, Bridget Kelly, Mayor, Calvan Fowler, Sole Collector‘s Editor-in-Chief, Gerald Flores were also in attendance to watch.

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BET Digital hopes to continue this ‘How to Rock’ fashion series in the near future!

Take a look below:

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