Beyoncé Knowles was glowing in a yellow Stéphane Rolland gown as she accepted the honors for best female R&B artist at this evening's BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in LA. Beyoncé had husband Jay-Z as her date for the night, and the power couple was seated right next to their close friend Kanye West and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Kim and Beyoncé had the boys between them, though they were spotted hugging. A lot of attention was paid when Beyoncé and Kim K were spotted at a Watch the Throne concert together last weekend, and it seems that the women are actually on good terms. On her other side, Beyoncé had her sister Solange Knowles. Earlier in the show, Kanye hit the stage with his GOOD crew to perform their new single, "Mercy," and he also stole the spotlight for a moment with an a cappella freestyle rap. Kanye and Jay-Z kept their hot streak going strong by winning best group.
Kanye West was in head-to-toe white for a win-filled BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in LA on Sunday evening. Kanye brought girlfriend Kim Kardashian along for the event, and afterwards she tweeted her excitement over his statues and performance. Kanye joined his GOOD Crew to sing "Mercy" — which includes the now-famous lyric about falling in love with Kim — and he then segued into "Way Too Cold" and a freestyle rap. When Kanye was on stage to accept the video of the year award for "Otis," Jay-Z actually surprised him on stage, poking fun at the infamous "Imma let you finish" MTV Movie Awards moment from a couple years ago. Jay bombarded Kanye with a big hug, to which Kanye responded, "I'm trying to defend your girl!" about the incident. All in all, it was a fun-filled show, and check out lots more of Beyoncé and Kim together at the BET Awards!
Some of the most legendary women in soul, gospel, and R&B music came out at the BET Awards last night, presenting and performing for an audience of musicians who have grown up listening to them. From Anita Baker to Gladys Knight to lifetime achievement award winner Patti LaBelle, these soulful ladies have paved the way in their genres for younger women to make it in the business. See these superstar singers show the love in these sweet, standout moments from the awards now.
It was the 2009 BET Awards this weekend. Did you tune in? If so, you would have definitely noticed five standout ladies on the red carpet. Alicia Keys opted for an embellished Jenny Packham, Beyonce did sequined Balmain, Ciara chose maroon leather, Zoe Saldana continued her clean streak with Calvin Klein, and Adrienne Bailon worked a glam bubble dress. All different, all gorgeous, but who's most Fab?
- The performance lineup for the BET Awards now includes Beyonce in addition to Kanye West, Maxwell, Young Jeezy, Ne-Yo and Soulja Boy. — Billboard
- VH1 has picked up a new unscripted series that centers on people battling obsessive compulsive disorder. — Variety
- Paramount Pictures has bought the action-comedy script Honey Pot which will feature two female leads and will be set in the world of international espionage. — ComingSoon
- Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Chenoweth, Betty White and Victor Garber have joined Kristen Bell and Sigourney Weaver in the comedy You Again. — The Hollywood Reporter
- Jason Sudeikis will join Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler for the comedy Bounty Hunter. — Reuters
- Steven Spielberg is reportedly pursuing Noah Wyle to headline his untitled alien-invasion pilot for TNT. — EW
- Paramount has also picked up an untitled movie that takes place in the world of Costa Rica-based online casinos, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star. — The Hollywood Reporter
Well, there may not have been any robot suits at this year's BET Awards, but there was plenty of other entertainment, starting with Usher's pyrotechnic performance and continuing through T. Pain's transformation of the awards show into a circus. He told the audience to "ride with the ringleader," since "this industry is my circus."
There were some fierce performances from the female side as well, with Alicia Keys bringing up girl groups of yore, SWV, En Vogue and TLC, for a medley of the groups' hits, which definitely got "Waterfalls" stuck in my head for the foreseeable future. Kanye West took away two awards and performed with Young Jeezy. The actor and actress taking home awards this year were Halle Berry and Denzel Washington, and Al Green received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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"America's Next Top Model" Season 3 winner, Eva Pigford, looked absolutely iridescent at this year's BET Awards. Not only did her multicolored dress match the bright red carpet, it also went perfectly with her caramel skin tone. I love how she minimized her accessories and let the dress take center stage.
While Beyonce's gold sci-fi performance outfit at the BET Awards may seem over-the-top - it's so cool to see someone wearing the gold mirrored leggings from Balenciaga's Spring collection! I know they are extreme but I give props to performers like Beyonce for bringing them to the stage to razzle dazzle us. How else are we going to see runway looks the real way. Well, you know how I feel - do you love it or hate it?
I continue to admire Jennifer for flaunting her bodacious figure and being so confident; she's an inspiration to us all. But I have to say her vintage-y floral print cocktail dress, though it fits like a glove, is a bit boring for the BET Awards. She could have spiced it up with some jewels, but she clearly decided to go the minimal route. What do you think?
I really like the color of Michelle's dress, but I'm not such a fan of the draping of the top and the negligee-like hemline. I wish she would look more comfortable in the limelight and quit living in the shadow of her Destiny's Child sisters Beyonce and Kelly. My verdict on the outfit? It's okay - nothing special. What do you all think?