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The BET Experience at L.A. LIVE; A Three-Day Event June 28 – 30, 2013 Includes Loads of Free, Fun Events, Concerts, Seminars, Celebrity Panels, Celebrity Basketball Game and Much More ---------- BET Awards Pre-Show, “BET AWARDS PRE-SHOW: LIVE! RED! READY!” Hosted by Bow Wow and Angela Simmons on Sunday, June 30th at 6 pm* ---------- BET AWARDS ‘13, Hosted by Chris Tucker / 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 18, 2013 – BET Awards ‘13 just keeps getting BIGGER and BETTER with music and film’s top female talent added to television’s biggest show of the year! Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Ciara and India.Arie were just announced as performers, while La La Anthony and Paula Patton were added as presenters to this year’s show airing live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 30th at 8pm *ET/PT.

The exciting list of leading ladies join previously announced presenters Angela Bassett and Gabrielle Union; and the male talent line-up which includes BET AWARDS ‘13 host Chris Tucker and performers R. Kelly, Miguel, Chris Brown, and Kendrick Lamar. Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade will be honored with the Humanitarian Award presented by State Farm and R&B singer/songwriter Charlie Wilson will receive the prestigious Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award.

The BET Awards Pre-Show, “BET AWARDS PRE-SHOW: LIVE! RED! READY!” will be hosted by Bow Wow and Angela Simmons airing live on Sunday, June 30th at 6 pm*

Additionally, actor, singer and reality star Ray J will host the BET Awards Nomination Special: The Chosen, airing Wednesday June 19th at 7:30pm*. During the episode, Ray J will chat with some of the show’s nominees and will make a surprise announcement about the BET Awards ’13 show.

This year, the activity and excitement expands with the first ever BET Experience at L.A. LIVE!  This three-day festival filled with comedy, gospel and soulful music concerts, seminars, film screenings, “106 & PARK” tapings and so much more will build anticipation for the finest BET Awards show yet. ( 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.

About BET Awards:
Established in 2001, the BET AWARDS continues to be one of the most watched awards shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company reaching an average of 7.5 million viewers annually. The franchise remains the #1 program in cable television history, among African-Americans. Each year, the BET AWARDS recognizes the distinguished achievements of artists, entertainers and athletes in a number of diverse categories, including film, music and sports.


About Jesse Collins Entertainment:
Jesse Collins Entertainment is a full service film and television production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins.  Over the past decade, Collins, the company’s CEO, has played an integral role in producing some of television’s most memorable moments in the music entertainment arena.  Formerly Executive Producer/Executive Vice President of Cossette Productions, Collins has produced award winning television programming including the Grammy Awards, the BET Awards, BET Honors and BET’s Rip the Runway and has worked with superstar talent such as Will Smith, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, Lil Wayne and many more.

About BET Experience at L.A. LIVE
The BET Experience is an exciting weekend consisting of concerts from A-list talent at STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Club Nokia, the BET Film Festival, Fan Festival, live tapings of “106 & PARK,” The BET GRAMMY® Museum exhibit, Music Matters Stage, BET Revealed Seminars and the BET Awards.  For the first time ever, tickets to the BET Awards show are available to the public through VIP ticket packages.  The BET Experience is sponsored by Coca-Cola, COVERGIRL, My Black is Beautiful, Spring and Target.  For more information and to purchase concert tickets and VIP packages visit


About BET Networks:
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions:, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET operates in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.


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