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2011-11-09 13:33:00

LONDON, November 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky Bet, the experts in everything online betting [http://www.skybet.com ], has unveiled this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get me Out Of Here! betting and has installed Coronation Street star, Anthony Cotton, as their jungle jolly. Cotton is Sky Bet's 3/1 favourite to be crowned King of the Jungle of this year's series, which launches on Sunday, November 13th. McFly bassist Dougie Poynter will be hoping to follow in the...

2011-11-01 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The most soulful night in entertainment has upped the ante for all things peace, love, and soul at the 2011 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS taping on Thursday, November 17 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The audience will be treated to the new additions of dynamic tribute performances from celebrated R&B crooner Freddie Jackson, Cee Lo Green, Common, Chrisette Michelle, Mary Mary, Marsha Ambrosius, Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, Tamar Braxton and many...

2011-10-28 10:34:00

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SMIRNOFF®, the world's best-selling vodka, is mixing it up once again with the Season 2 premiere of their successful reality television show, Master of the Mix. With high demand from fans, SMIRNOFF is partnering with BET to bring hip hop enthusiasts and deejay purists the reality TV content they crave. Amongst the changes from last year, the Master of the Mix cast from this second season is filled with deejays from all walks...

2011-10-27 13:27:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 15, 2011, "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!(TM) 2011" celebrated its second year of honoring Black women in business, politics, entertainment, sports and community service on BET Networks. Co-hosted by actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!(TM) 2011" honored some of the most exceptional women of color in their respective industries including: Angela Davis, Shirley Caesar, Taraji P. Henson, Laurel J. Richie, Imani...

2011-10-21 07:01:00

LONDON, October 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky Bet has launched a new Facebook app for football betting [http://www.skybet.com ] fans, where hundreds of fans can share videos of themselves predicting weekend football results. Each week, match predictions made by more than 300 football fans are uploaded by the online betting company via their 'Call of the Nation' [https://apps.facebook.com/callofthenation/user.php?d=3_2-1_1.9_1.9_541530693&ref=nf ] app, which is hosted...

2011-10-20 13:45:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The third annual SOUL TRAIN AWARDS readies an extraordinary show for this year's presentation, taping on Thursday, November 17 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Hosted by the original king of comedy, Cedric "The Entertainer", the 2011 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 27 at 9:00 PM*. Legendary group The Original 7Ven, The Group Formerly Known As The Time will open the show with an explosive performance,...

2011-10-17 15:34:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ENCORE Originals is set to debut "The Take," a miniseries starring Tom Hardy (Warrior) based on Martina Cole's best-selling crime thriller. The exciting, uncompromising four-part miniseries will premiere part one on Friday, December 2nd at 9pm et/pt, and will air the subsequent parts Friday nights at 9pm et/pt through December 23rd. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080522/LATH063LOGO-b) Centered around the trials,...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Supermodel Alek Wek, reality star La La Anthony, and actresses Tichina Arnold and Sharon Leal will join previously announced co-hosts, Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, as presenters for the second annual televised "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!(TM) 2011" special. Dedicated to honoring exceptional women of color around the world who stand as inspirational and positive role models, "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!(TM) 2011" adds Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott,...

2011-10-11 19:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual "BET HIP HOP AWARDS" brought the hip hop heat with the highly anticipated homecoming of Atlanta native T.I., who performed "F.A.M.E." alongside Young Jeezy and literally ignited the stage with their phenomenal performance. Hosted by comedian Mike Epps, the "BET HIP HOP AWARDS" was a night filled with brilliant collaborations. DMX stormed the stage with Ruff Ryders alum Swizz Beatz; G.O.O.D Music's newest stars Big Sean and Roscoe...

2011-10-11 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and entertainment industries, today announced a TV Essentials contract with Shorts International for its network, Shorts HD(TM), the world's leading short-form movie entertainment company. Shorts HD will use Rentrak's granular and targeted TV ratings data to better understand their audience's viewing habits to highlight Shorts...