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Xzibit Claims He's Owed Money By ViacomCBS For 'Pimp My Ride' — 'I've Been Quiet Long Enough'

Watching Xzibit host MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” back in the day is a piece of nostalgia that many of us share. As the face of the successful show, one would expect the rapper to have reaped the benefits. But recently, he’s called out ViacomCBS for failing to pay up for using his image and likeness, according to Complex.

Jun 30, 2022

Exclusive: Nick Cannon Talks Turning 'Wild 'N Out' Into A 'Billion-Dollar Business,' Music And More

It’s no secret that Nick Cannon has proven himself as a multi-hyphenate businessman. The actor, musician, producer, and television personality got his early start in the late 90s starring on Nickelodeon hit series “All That,” where he also became the youngest staff writer in television history, according to Biography. He later went on to star in the self-titled “ Nick Cannon Show” and Black staples “Drumline” and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” by the early 2000s. Nick Cannon’s early introduction to the entertainment industry was a snapshot of his bright future ahead — from “Wild ‘N Out” to “America’s Got Talent,” “The Masked Singer,” and more, he made his mark. In 2009, he even launched his own multi-media company NCredible Entertainment. But, who inspired him to reach these heights? “When I was in high school, I was looking up to guys like Diddy who could diversify and market himself. We see what he’s done and the opportunities he’s created and made for so many of us. Every time I...

Feb 14, 2022

Scott M. Mills Promoted To Chief Executive Officer Of BET

Scott M. Mills will be sporting a new hat at Black Entertainment Television (BET). In a press release, it was announced that the president has been promoted to the chief executive officer of BET. During Mills’ four-year tenure at the network, he has led the creations of BET+, BET Studios, partnerships with high-profiled content creators and more. Now BET has become the largest commissioner of Black premium content by working alongside industry giants such as Tyler Perry, Lena Waithe, Kenya Barris, Lee Daniels, amongst others. “Under Scott’s leadership, BET has reached new heights with continued commercial success and profound cultural impact during a period of immense industry and social change,” said Bob Bakish, President and CEO of ViacomCBS, in a press release. “Scott has been instrumental in the expansion of the BET brand as the premier destination for Black entertainment and top talent, and he has spearheaded transformative initiatives that not only give back to the community...

Nov 23, 2021

Gayle King Announces $1M ViacomCBS Scholarship For HBCU Students

Here’s to supporting Black journalists across the nation! On May 13, Gayle King — co-host of CBS This Morning — announced that ViacomCBS will provide scholarships to future journalists in an effort to increase the representation of Black journalists in newsrooms across the country, according to a press release provided to AfroTech. The University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication and ViacomCBS have joined forces to make things happen for future Black journalists that want to further their education within the field. The ViacomCBS HBCU Diversity in Journalism Scholarship will cover yearly tuition costs for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to enroll in one of USC Annenberg’s journalism master’s programs. In an announcement during USC Annenberg’s virtual celebration for its Class of 2021, King revealed the plans of the new scholarship and spoke to ViacomCBS’s commitment to not only supporting and uplifting the next...

May 14, 2021