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Madonna Makes a Dig at BET After the Network Dissed Her Prince Tribute in a Since-Deleted Tweet

Madonna Makes a Dig at BET After the Network Dissed Her Prince Tribute in a Since-Deleted Tweet

Originally posted 05/29/2016 03:25PM

Madonna is standing by her show-closing Prince tribute at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

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BET Casts First White Lead in Network's History with Comedian Gary Owen's New Reality Series

BET Casts First White Lead in Network's History with Comedian Gary Owen's New Reality Series

Originally posted 04/20/2016 10:00PM

In a historic move for the network, Black Entertainment Television unveiled its 2016-2017 lineup of shows on Wednesday, revealing its first series with a white lead.

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Stacey Dash Explains 'How BET Lies to Black People' in Scathing Response Amid Backlash

Stacey Dash Explains 'How BET Lies to Black People' in Scathing Response Amid Backlash

Originally posted 01/22/2016 12:00AM

Stacey Dash has angered many people with her call to abolish Black Entertainment Television, Black History Month and the NAACP Image Awards.

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Stacey Dash Slams Oscar Boycott as 'Ludicrous' and Takes Aim at 'Segregated' BET Awards

Originally posted 01/20/2016 09:00PM

Stacey Dash is not holding back when it comes to her feelings toward "segregated" film and television.

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You Just Got Punk'd: 6 Quintessential Star Stings in Honor of BET's Reboot

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You Just Got Punk'd: 6 Quintessential Star Stings in Honor of BET's Reboot

Originally posted 08/18/2015 01:20PM

From 2003 to 2007, one man had the most feared name in Hollywood: Ashton Kutcher.

The actor earned his reputation as one of the biggest pranksters in Tinseltown with the launch of Punk'd, his hidden-camera prank show that set out to trick the biggest stars around.

Though the show was revived back in 2012 for a one-season run with new host Justin Bieber, it's been far too long since we could watch celebrities accidentally break things, get their property "repossessed" and – on one memorable instance – even be accused of kidnapping. Luckily, our long prank drought has finally come to an end: Punk'd returns to TV Tuesday thanks to BET.

While we're sure that the new hosts DeStorm Power and King Bach wil play plenty of practical jokes that will rival Kutcher's classics, we figured we'd help them out a bit by rounding up some of the quintessential Punk'd pranks, just in case they need a little bit of inspiration.

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FROM EW: BET Developing Miniseries About Boy Band New Edition

FROM EW: BET Developing Miniseries About Boy Band New Edition

Originally posted 08/10/2015 09:10PM

Members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant will co-produce the untitled miniseries along with the band's longtime manager Brooke Payne

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Punk'd Is Coming Back! Watch #TBT Videos of the Funniest Pranks

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Celebrate BET Bringing Back Punk'd with These #TBT Videos of Ashton Kutcher's Pranks

Originally posted 04/23/2015 06:20PM

No, you're not being Punk'd: The hidden camera series is coming back!

BET announced Thursday that it's reviving MTV's reality show Punk'd – though there's no word on whether host Ashton Kutcher is putting his trucker hat back on to prank his celeb friends, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (We're guessing he's a little busy with his baby daughter, burgeoning tech empire and that chicken-stealing lawsuit.)

In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, here are five of our favorite Punk'd stunts from its glory days: 2003 to 2007, plus a special installment in 2012.

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Filed Under: , BET, Punk'd, TV News, Ashton Kutcher

Watch Kanye West's Moving Speech About Racism, His Relationship with Kim

Originally posted 02/24/2015 02:50PM

Kanye West had the greatest acceptance speech of all time.

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