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BET Announces New Docu-Series, Set To Feature Beyoncé, Chris Brown, And More

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If you’re like us, when the news of the revival of BET’s popular after hours show “Uncut” had arrived, we were thrilled knowing that a portion of our past was coming back. Imagine our surprise though, and yours too we’re sure, when we found out it was all a lie and just another way to plug the revival of another fan favorite show from MTV, “Punk’d.” While we were pretty blowed that “Uncut” wasn’t returning, we found peace this week in knowing that a spin on another nostalgic show from our past is set to premiere in just a matter of days.

If you happened to be around when MTV’s popular hit show “Diary” was on television on VH1’s “Behind the Music,” then this will definitely be news that you’ll appreciate.

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Watch: Miguel Meets Insane Fan on “Punk’d”

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Following their season opening episode of “Punk’d” with Chris Brown and K. Michelle, BET kept the spotlight on today’s R&B stars in episode No. 2 by playing a serious prank on Miguel.

While visiting L.A.’s 92.3 for an interview with Big Boy, the singer was asked to meet a die hard fan who had driven 6 hours to see him.  Things started out nice, just overly obsessed, but when she was asked to leave the room for him to finish his interview the real psycho came out…

Watch Miguel’s moment of panic below:

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First Look: Kelly Rowland Guests on “Empire”

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As previously revealed Kelly Rowland is coming to prime time TV this fall with a guest role on FOX’s hit drama “Empire.”

The 34-year-old singer will be playing Luscious Lyon’s mother, Leah, in a series of flashback scenes from his childhood.

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Watch: Chris Brown and K. Michelle Get ‘Punk’d’

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“Punk’d” is back!!!

BET premiered the new season of the classic celebrity prank show last night, and Chris Brown and K. Michelle were the first two victims!

Breezy—who was previously pranked on MTV’s version of the show—was set up by French Montana on set of a video shoot. As part of the elaborate plot, a young actress pretended to be alone on set without her parents, which alarmed Breezy. Royalty’s father showed that he has a good heart and wouldn’t continue shooting until he knew she was OK. Eventually, French revealed that it was all a set up.

“I got ‘Punk’d’ before, but this actually had me on the edge of my seat. I’m just glad it’s not real,” said the relieved singer.

K. Michelle popped her “Punk’d” cherry thanks to her girlfriends, who set her up with a crazy Uber driver. The driver received an accidental phone call from his girlfriend, who was cheating on him, and soon K and her friends were involved. He tried to pull the car over and that’s when K lost it, jumping into the driver’s seat and taking off.

Watch all the hilarity below!

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Kelly Rowland Dishes on New BET Show ‘Chasing Destiny’ at 2015 Essence Festival

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As everyone is still trying to catch up on rest from the exciting weekend in New Orleans at the 2015 Essence Festival, everything that you missed is still cranking out. From unexpected moments to juicy interviews, this year’s festival brought out all of your favorite stars to plug their new projects and ventures.

One artist in particular who worked the media was 34-year-old Kelly Rowland. Looking exceptional throughout the weekend, the “Motivation” singer sat down with ESSENCE Live Festival Edition host Adrienne Bailon to reveal the details on her new BET show, ‘Chasing Destiny.’

Confirming that the show is indeed a search for the ultimate girl group, the former girl group member went on to reveal that filming is already in the works with Frank Gatson – who was an instrumental creative force for Destiny’s Child as well as each of the member’s solo careers.

In addition to the upcoming show, Rowland has also been confirmed to be a guest star on season 2 of the FOX hit series, ‘Empire.’

Take a look at her sit down session at Essence below:

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Brandy, Kelly Rowland Nab New Shows on BET

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Roll out the red carpets ladies and gents! Brandy and Kelly Rowland are coming to a TV screen near you!

As much as we would like this to be a joint venture between the two R&B songbirds, BET has announced today that the two BFF’s and singers will be receiving their own separate shows when the network reveals it’s new line-up.

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Watch: Keyshia Cole Premieres New Reality Show “All In” (Episode 1)

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Keyshia Cole has returned to reality TV with her brand new BET docu series “All In.”

The network premiered the first episode of the show on Tuesday night, which catches up with the R&B diva as she prepares to release her last album Point of No Return, and struggles to get her family life back together after a failed marriage and strained relationship with her mother & sisters.

Keyshia is already back to work on her seventh studio album, currently an independent artist, with plans to release it later this year.

Check out the first episode of her new show below:

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Sneak Peek: YaYa Dacosta as Whitney Houston in the Studio for Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’

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The Lifetime cable channel continues to take risks with their latest biopics depicting some of music’s biggest lost stars. Following the utter hatred over their made-for-tv movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, the network is moving forward, full steam ahead, with their Angela Bassett-directed movie about Whitney Houston.

To build up some buzz for the film, Lifetime has given Entertainment Tonight an exclusive clip featuring actress Yaya Dacosta as Whitney in the studio as she records her 1988 hit, “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” while Babyface (played by Wesley Jonathan) oversees the recording.

As previously reported, singer Deborah Cox supplied the sung vocals for the entire film, which are heard in this clip.

Whitney‘ will air on January 17 at 8 PM on Lifetime.

Watch Yaya in action as Whiney in the clip below. What do you think??

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