FLOYD MAYWEATHER, DOUG E. FRESH, MIKE TYSON, NIKKI GIOVANNI, COMMON, DR. MAE JEMISON AND MORE SET TO PARTICIPATE IN THOUGHT PROVOKING GENIUS TALKS SERIES
BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA TO TAKE PLACE JUNE 27th & 28th, 2014
AEG and BET Networks today announced its lineup of celebrities confirmed for its interactive panel, Genius Talks presented by RushCard, part of the FREE BET Experience Fan Fest.
Genius Talks is a series of compelling talk backs which will take place live throughout the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE Presented by Coca-Cola.
Tastemakers including actors, actresses, musicians and professional athletes will open up about what drives them to be the best in their fields.
This series of celebrity talk-backs will feature real discussions about culture, entertainment, family, celebrity and more and will be available on BET.com following the event.
The BET Genius Talks will be part of the BET Experience Fan Fest, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, adjacent to L.A. LIVE, taking place on Saturday, June 28th from 1:00 pm PST to 5:00 pm PST and Sunday, June 29th from 1:00 pm PST to 5:00 pm PST, with doors opening at 12 noon both days. Confirmed panels include:
Saturday, June 28 – Hosted by rapper MC Lyte
• 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
American physician and NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison interviewed by actress, Regina King
• 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Musician, Bill Withers interviewed by actor, Hill Harper
• 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“My Brother’s Keeper”: Dissolving the Prison Pipeline presented by H.I.S. BET and Ebony Magazine featuring Van Jones, Founder of #YesWeCode, MC Hammer, Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment, Touré Roberts, Pastor of One Church International, and moderated by ‘The Insider’ anchor Kevin Frazier
• 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Filmmaker and producer Will Packer interviewed by actor Boris Kodjoe
Sunday, June 29 – Hosted by ‘Access Hollywood’ anchor, Shaun Robinson
• 1:00 pm – Writer, activist and professor, Nikki Giovanni interviewed by actor, Omari Hardwick
• 2:00 pm – Five-division world champion, professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather interviewed by rapper and producer Doug E. Fresh
• 4:00 pm – Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson interviewed by hip hop recording artist and actor, Common
These talks will also feature a ‘Jordan Discussion’ with rapper Bun B and former professional baseball star, Reggie Sanders on Sunday, June 29th at 3:00 pm sponsored by Jordan Brand. For more information on all talks, visit https://www.BET.com/geniustalks
Emmy and Grammy® Award winning comedian Chris Rock will host the “BET Awards 2014,” live on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8pm ET on BET from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.
A full list of the “BET Awards” 2014 nominations is now available at https://www.BET.com
Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials and Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the “BET Awards,” along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
The “BET Awards” will take place along with the BET Experience in Los Angeles from June 27-29th and elsewhere around the world on BET’s international network July 1, 8:00 p.m. GMT. BET.com/Awards is the official site for the “BET Awards” and will have all the latest news and updates about this year’s show. All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® can be found at BETExperience.com.
The BET Experience VIP Package offers the only way to purchase a “BET Awards” ticket, great seats to 3 nights of concerts at STAPLES Center, and exclusive access to events at the free Fan Fest. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to BET.com/BETExperience. Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.