BET’s Longtime President, Stephen Hill, Stepping Down

BET CEO Debra Lee has announced that longtime President of Programming Stephen Hill will be stepping down from his position in a memo shared with members of the media on Wednesday. Hill had been with the company for 18 years and its parent company, Viacom, since 1995.

Connie Orlando, senior VP for specials, music programming and news, will fill in as interim president for the time being, according to Billboard. It’s being speculated that Hill’s departure is part of Viacom’s attempt to rebrand itself and its properties.

Gabrielle Union Sues BET For $3M Over ‘Being Mary Jane’ Contract

While fans mostly only get to see the finished product once it airs on our televisions, laptops and tablets, a lot of work goes into making TV shows work. There’s often tension on set between departments, multiple plot directions to choose from and even your occasional contract dispute.

Gabrielle Union, star of BET’s Being Mary Jane filed a lawsuit against the television network this past Tuesday with claims that they’re attempting to maneuver their way out of paying her what was established in her contract.

Wendy Williams Isn’t Here For HBCU’s, Forgets Her Show Also Airs On BET

Jesse Williams’ speech at the BET Awards may have been too good. Because people have been popping up out of the woodwork with their own takes on America’s racial climate as if it were easy. But a lot of them are getting tripped up on a lack of information and confusion. The latest to do just that was Wendy Williams. 

White House To Screen BET Documentary On Homophobia In Black Churches

Christianity has been a crutch of the black community for centuries now as it sheltered people from the troubles of the outside world and served as a community center. Homosexuality has been a part of humanity for much longer. However, the two have seem to conflict when brought together.

A BET documentary entitled “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay In the Church” focused on the place, or lack thereof, of homosexuality specifically in black churches. The Clay Cane-produced documentary will be screened in the White House for Black History Month, according to MSNBC.