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Jamie Foxx tapped to be BET Awards host

May 11, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Singer and Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has signed on as host of next month's 2009 BET Awards show in Los Angeles.

BlackVoices.com reported the decision to have Foxx preside over the June 28 ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium.

Black Entertainment Television is expected to officially announce the event's host this week.

Previous hosts of the annual awards show include Mo'Nique, Steve Harvey, Cedric The Entertainer, Damon Wayans, D.L. Hughley, and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.

BlackVoices.com said a representative for BET declined to confirm its report.

Foxx is best known for his work on the TV sketch comedy series "In Living Color," as well as in the films "Ray," "Collateral," "Dreamgirls" and "The Soloist."

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