Regina Hall is set to join Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Mo’Nique and others when she hosts the 2019 BET Awards.
“This year’s broadcast celebrates 19 years of creating unforgettable moments, showcasing the present and future of black entertainment while honoring the unsung heroes and icons of the past,” according to a press release. “The BET Awards continues to reign as the ultimate platform showcasing the best and most beautiful aspects of the black experience, highlighting culture and serving as a driving force for social change.”
Hall also landed herself a Best Actress nomination for her role in Support the Girls. Most recently, Hall executive produced Little for Universal and can currently be seen in Showtime’s Black Monday. Up next, Hall will be seen in the Warner Bros. film SHAFT, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher and Alexandra Shipp. The film is set to release June 14.
The 2019 BET Awards will air live on BET at 8 p.m. ET on June 23 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.