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Hip Hop 'Beefs' Are Examined on New BET Series

September 28th, 2006 12:02pm EDT
From the music industry and the sports arena to everywhere in between, “Beef: The Series” explores the pop culture conflicts between rivals in every trade. Rapper The Game's numerous skirmishes have made him an authority on legitimate beef. MC battles like Tupac vs. Biggie have captured the attention and imagination of modern Hip-Hop fans for decades.

But the controversy and personal clashes have expanded beyond music. From Kobe vs. Shaq, to Bow Wow vs. Romeo, BET goes beyond the word on the street to bring you both sides of the story from the people closest to the friction. Sometime...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 23

August 23rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Rick Springfield
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin (1982), The Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas (1978), LA Laker Kobe Bryant (1978), actor Scott Caan (1976), Crazy Town singer Shifty (1974), "Star Wars Episode I" actor Ray Park (1974), actor River Phoenix (1970; d. 1993), actor/comedian Jay Mohr (1970), singer/soap star Rick Springfield (1949), "Cheers" actress Shelley Long (1949), British actor David Robb (1947), The Who drummer Keith Moon (1947; d. 1978), novelist Nelson DeMille (1943), "I Dream Of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (1934), actress Vera Miles (1929), singer Tex Williams ...
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Kobe Bryant Selected For 'NBA 07' Cover

August 22nd, 2006 1:56pm EDT
Kobe Bryant
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that Los Angeles Lakers guard and eight-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant will suit up as the cover athlete and spokesman for NBA ’07, due to hit stores in Fall 2006, exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.

Having just completed his 10th season with the Lakers, Bryant led the league in scoring with 35.4 points per game and put up the second highest NBA single game point total in history by scoring 81 points against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006.

Drafted in 1996 o...
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BET Announces Original Shows for Fall 2006 Lineup

August 15th, 2006 11:30am EDT
Bow Wow
“Beef: The Series” (Oct. 4) explores the conflicts of America's hottest celebrities. From the music industry and the sports arena to everywhere in between, the show explores the pop culture conflicts between rivals in every trade. Whether it's Kobe vs. Shaq, Bill O'Reilly vs. Ludacris, or Bow Wow vs. Romeo, the controversy is thick and the players are talking in this 6-part series.

“Next Level: Vince Young” (Oct. 4) kicks off a chain of series highlighting the lives of star athletes making a ransition in their careers. In this installment, BET will follow Rose Bowl MVP star quarterback...
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