Chris Tucker to emcee NAACP Image Awards

March 17, 2005 at 7:56 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Actor-comedian Chris Tucker will emcee the 36th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, Fox TV announced Thursday.

The awards show -- scheduled for Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion -- will be taped for broadcast over Fox on March 25. The lineup of presenters and performers includes Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Jamie Foxx, Kanye West, Michael Moore, Queen Latifah, Sean Combs, Vanessa Williams and Stevie Wonder.

Oprah Winfrey will receive the NAACP Hall of Fame Award. Prince will receive the NAACP Vanguard Award. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will receive the NAACP Chairman's Award.

Tucker is best known as the co-star, with Jackie Chan, of "Rush Hour" and "Rush Hour 2."

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