Deon Cole talks BET’s new game show, ‘Face Value’ and how ‘black-ish’ changed his life (EXCLUSIVE)

Aramide Tinubu - September 27, 2017

It’s really early in Los Angeles; I can hear it in comedian Deon Cole’s voice as we chat on the phone, but he’s still excited to speak. His new game show series, Face Value is set to premiere on BET in just a few days. On top of that, he’s shooting ABC’s black-ish, touring, filming the Steve Carrell-produced series, Angie Tribeca and gearing up for Grown-ish — the black-ishspin-off that will debut …

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Chatting W/ Orlando Jones & Director Kevin Hooks About BET’s ‘Madbia’ & Uncovering Nelson Mandela

Aramide Tinubu - February 1, 2017
Still from the miniseries, "Madiba". (Photo: Marcos Cruz)

There have been many films and documentaries about Anti-Apartheid leader and South African President Nelson Mandela’s expansive life. However with BET’s EPIC three-part miniseries, “Madiba,” viewers will finally get a comprehensive and personal story of the man who became a legend. Starring Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor, Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela and Orlando Jones as African National Congress leader and lawyer, Oliver Tambo, “Madiba” …

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Director Chris Robinson & The Cast Of BET’s ‘New Edition Story’ Talk Becoming NE, Authenticity & All Of That Dancing

Aramide Tinubu - January 24, 2017

The iconic musical group that shattered records and broke down doors is finally getting a biopic that has been nearly thirty years in the making. BET‘s “The New Edition Story” follows the legendary R&B group from their 1978 humble beginnings in the Orchard Park Boston Projects through breakups, reunions and everything in between. With director Chris Robinson (ATL) and executive producer, Jesse Collins at the …

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Urbanworld First Look: New Edition & the Cast Talk Upcoming BET Miniseries

Aramide Tinubu - September 26, 2016

New Edition is one of the most revered singing groups of all time. With a career that has spanned well over thirty years, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, and Johnny Gill have provided the soundtracks to many of our lives. It goes without saying then, that any biopic depicting these living legends (whom we’ve come to know as intimately as …

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Actor Richard Brooks Talks ‘Being Mary Jane’ and Diversity on the Big and Small Screens

Aramide Tinubu - March 13, 2015

Richard Brooks stars in “Being Mary Jane.” Photo Credit: BET Networks/ Daniel McFadden. What does it mean to hit rock bottom? Is there any way to recover; to gradually rebuild all that you have destroyed on your downward spiral? Typically the freefall is what draws television audiences in, keeping them attached to the screen hour after hour or week after week. And yet on Being …

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Rip the Runway 2012 :)

Aramide Tinubu - March 3, 2012
Rip the Runway 2012

After the red carpet before the show This past Wednesday, I was given the opportunity to be apart of something pretty epic. I’m interning in the PR department at BET and I was asked to work the Rip the Runway 2012 event. For those who don’t know, Rip the Runway is an annual fashion/music collaboration. The network asks fashion designers to showcase their work with …

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