LAZ IS KING
Laz Alonso's series, Breakout Kings on A&E, will be back for a second season. Alonso, who co-starred this sumer in Salim Akil’s 'Jumping the Broom,' plays a U.S. marshal in pursuit of fugitives.
LAZ ALONSO & PAULA PATTON IN "JUMPING THE BROOM"
UNCF GOTTA BET
The United Negro College Fund and BET will team up to produce this year's UNCF annual fundraising show, An Evening of Stars.
“Our students and their need for a good education deserve the large and passionate audience that watches BET,” said UNCF president and CEO, Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D. “They deserve the best entertainers performing on stage and speaking out for the right to go to and through college, and they deserve to have their stories told in a way that everyone can connect to. Together, UNCF and BET can create a show that entertains at the same time it delivers on the opportunity to inform and activate new viewers around the UNCF mission of education for all Americans.”
Proceeds from An Evening of Stars benefit students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
"We’re excited to partner with UNCF for UNCF An Evening of Stars amplifying their message and assisting in their goal to better support African-American students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said Stephen Hill, President of Music and Specials Programming, BET Networks. “We have a phalanx of passionate Spike LeeBET folks (many of them HBCU grads) who look forward to producing and airing a great show celebrating the power of education and the need for everyone to engage with UNCF. We must ensure that we can educate our future.”
The show will be taped before a live audience on Aug. 14 and air on BET later this fall.