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Brix Events: BET Hip Hop Awards Style Lounge in Charlotte, NC

Unable to make it to the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards over the weekend? Fortunately, you can still celebrate the occasion in style.

DTLR will be partnering with BET to host five 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards Style Lounges in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.

The BET Hip Hop Awards Style Lounge will offer tastemakers and Hip Hop fans a VIP experience upon entering the DTLR doors: Men will be able to receive shape-ups from barbers; the women will be able to receive mini manicures. All in attendance will have an opportunity to get style tips from celebrity stylists. A LIVE DJ will even be on the scene, playing hits from BET Hip Hop nominees & presenters. There also will be a raffle for the grand prize of a $150 shopping spree courtesy of several popular national brands.

The BET Hip Hop Awards Style Lounge will take place in Charlotte on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Westerly Station DTLR from 8-10 PM.

The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards will air on Tuesday, October 9th at 8 PM.

Lauren London Set To Join The Cast of BET’s ‘The Game’

Following the news that Tia Mowry & Pooch Hall have unexpectedly departed from the once beloved series, “The Game”, it looks as though the cast is set to acquire a new addition. 

According to TVLine.comLauren London is joining the BET comedy’s sixth season as a series regular. 

London, whose credits also include Single Ladies, Madea’s Big Happy Family & being Lil Wayne’s baby’s mama – will play Kiera, a former child star who is currently appearing in a Cosby Show-esque sitcom. Producers are also on the lookout for an actor to play an all-star running back. 

Back for the new season are Wendy Raquel Robinson (Tasha), Coby Bell (Jason), Hosea Chanchez (Malik), Brandy (Chardonnay) & Barry A. Floyd (Tee Tee).

Will you be watching?

Yay or Nay? – BET Renews “The Game” For Sixth Season

Have you been tuning in to “The Game” on Tuesday nights? If you have, I’m sure you’d be happy to know that the show is returning for a sixth season.

 Deadline.com reportedly heard BET has quietly renewed the show for a sixth season, right along with “Let’s Stay Together,” which is produced by Queen Latifah.

 The pickups, though not quite official yet, are said to be for 22 episodes, backed by strong season openings. “The Game’s” current season debuted with 5.5 million viewers, while season two  of “Let’s Stay Together” premiered with 3.5 million. The only scripted show hanging in the balance is “Reed Between the Lines.” BET is said to be debating renewal of the new series which averaged 2.9 million viewers and lagged behind the 3.3 million viewers who watched the network’s 2011 Hip Hop Awards.

While I’m glad that African-American sitcoms are being renewed, I can’t help but to be disappointed with the poor quality of “The Game”  in the last two years. As a fan of the series from the very beginning, I must admit that the show’s storyline and acting have become laughable (not in a good way); like bad reality television. I hope that the producers improve the show overall for the forthcoming season.

 Will you be watching (Yay) the new season of “The Game” or Nay

 

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Stupid Hoe’ Banned From BET

Despite racking up over 20 million views for her latest solo music video, Nicki Minaj’s “Stupid Hoe” may just be too hot for television.

According to TMZ, BET has reportedly decided not to air the Hype Williams-directed visuals.

Sources at BET have reported that the ban was put in place because the video’s just too explicit for TV.

The song lyrics alone are bad enough — repeating the phrase “stupid hoe” dozens of times — but the video itself is raunchy as well, showing several nearly naked female figures.

I honestly don’t know what Nicki was thinking releasing this song as single, but I’m pretty sure she didn’t anticipate BET showing it either way, as “106 & Park”, a tween friendly show, is currently their only outlet for music videos. What do you think?

Watch The Latest Preview of “The Game” (Season 5)

Though I’ve already shared one preview for the forthcoming season of  ”The Game”, BET has released yet another sneak peek of the addictive series.

Check it out below:

Will you be watching “The Game” (Season 5) when it premieres on January 10?