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  • BET Programming President Loretha Jones Steps Down

    Sep 8, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Loretha Jones is leaving BET Networks after a six-year run as President of Original Programming, during which she oversaw original programming, news, development, planning and acquisitions. According to Deadline.com, Jones announced her departure on Friday, Sept. 5, but it had been rumored for a while. The day prior, BET announced the appointment of Pete Danielsen […]

  • Target Sponsors ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood (Watch)

    Mar 4, 14 by FahniaThomas Leave a comment


    *In honor of film industry notables Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Ava DuVernay and Lupita Nyong’o, Target proudly sponsored the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The retail partner celebrated this year’s honorees by furthering its commitment to the African-American community through a $50,000 donation. “On behalf of today’s award winners, we […]

  • EUR on the Scene: ‘Essence Black Women In Hollywood’ Luncheon (Watch)

    Mar 1, 14 by FahniaThomas 2 Comments


    *Its Oscar week and that means it’s time for the “ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood” luncheon. The exclusive event honored the brightest stars at the Beverly Hills Hotel Thursday. EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas was at the 7th annual celebration and asked the best of Hollywood why it’s important to continuously illuminate positive images of Black […]

  • EUR on the Scene: Gabrielle Union Talks Sexy Scenes in Tonight’s Premiere! (Watch)

    Jan 7, 14 by FahniaThomas 1 Comment


    *It’s the series we’ve all been waiting for! After 4 million viewers tuned in to watch the movie in July, “Being Mary Jane” the series premieres tonight on BET. The network’s first one-hour scripted drama focuses on the life of successful cable news anchor, Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union). EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas talked to […]

  • Salim Akil, HBO Team for Comedy Series ‘Mr. Director’

    Nov 12, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *HBO has teamed with film and TV director Salim Akil for “Mr. Director,” a single-camera comedy project Akil is set to write, produce and direct. Currently in development, the show is envisioned as being in the vein of Larry David’s documentary-style HBO comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” but with the backdrop of Black Hollywood. Like […]

  • Labelle, Latifah Among Honorees for BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’

    Oct 15, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Patti Labelle and Queen Latifah will be among those honored as part of the Black Girls Rock! awards show on BET. Founded by Beverly Bond, Black Girls Rock! is a nonprofit organization that mentors young black girls and works to fight negative images of black women in the media. Other honorees announced Monday include tennis […]