via press release:
HOLLYWOOD LEADING ACTRESSES
ANGELA BASSETT AND GABRIELLE UNION
ADDED AS PRESENTERS FOR THE BET AWARDS ‘13
Hosted by Chris Tucker / BET Awards ’13 LIVE from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm* on BET Networks
New York, NY – June 6, 2013 – Leading Hollywood actresses Angela Bassett and Gabrielle Union are the first announced presenters added to the BET Awards ’13. Hosted by actor and comedian Chris Tucker, Hollywood’s biggest stars will come together to celebrate the accomplishments of their peers in music, sports and film, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 30th at 8pm *ET/PT.
Previously announced performers at this year’s highly anticipated BET Awards ‘13 will include platinum-selling and award-winning recording artists R. Kelly, Chris Brown and Miguel. Adding to the most exciting Awards show yet, Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade was recently announced as the honoree for the Humanitarian Awardpresented by State Farm, and Charlie Wilson will receive the prestigiousCadillac Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year, the festivities and excitement expands with the first-ever BET Experience at L.A. LIVE! The three-day weekend is filled with comedy, gospel and soulful music concerts, seminars, film screenings, “106 & PARK” tapings and so much.
GRAMMY® Award-winning hip-hop soul group The Roots, will hit the stage to perform on Saturday, June 29 at Club Nokia during the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE. The Roots will delight fans with their classic hits and new material at this intimate concert. In addition, they will curate a one-time-only hip-hop experience with some very special guests. Joining the legendary Roots crew will be multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and hip-hop icon Nelly; GRAMMY® Award-winning artist/songwriter and actress Eve; hip-hop pioneer, DJ and actress MC Lyte; and West Coast rap innovator, Too $hort.
This year for the first time, the general public can purchase tickets to the BET Awards with a BET Experience VIP Package, which also includes 3-day tickets to nightly concerts at the Staples Center. http://www.axs.com/betexperience.
BET.com/BETAwards (http://www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards.html) is the official site for the BET Awards ‘13 and features content on nominees and award recipients. The microsite site will feature exciting interactive consumer elements and include information for ticket purchase, events, schedules and registration.
BET Mobile’s official BET AWARDS app is now available on iPhone and Android devices with exclusive photo, video and interactive content.
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The BET Awards ‘13 will premiere Tuesday, July 2nd at 7:00PM BST on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 13 million households in 50+ countries.
Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, and Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the BET AWARDS ‘13, in conjunction with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
*All times are ET/PT.