Sparks will be flying at The BET Awards



50 Cent, T.I., Ne-Yo, Ciara and Yolanda Adams Throw Down at BET Awards '07 on June 26
Terrence Howard, Tyra Banks, Katt Williams, Queen Latifah, Floyd Mayweather and Big Boi are set to present

Sparks will be flying on June 26 at the Shrine Auditorium as the star d and Queen Latifah, television mogul and former supermodel, Tyra Bankstudded line-up booked by BET for the BET 07 AWARDS will be undoubtedly heating up the place. The three-hour live telecast, that begins at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CDT (tape delayed in the Mountain and Pacific zones), will see some of the hottest stars in music, television, movies and sports come alive to a virtual burning point.

Joining rap royalty T.I. and 50 Cent as performers are R&B crooner Ne-Yo, sultry superstar Ciara, and gospel great Yolanda Adams. The roster of A-list celebrities handing out trophies includes Hollywood's biggest names, including Academy Award nominees Terrence Howars, actor/comedian Katt Williams, Dirty-South hip-hop heavyweight, Big Boi of Outkast and five-time world champion, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. among others. BET is the only award show that recognizes the achievements of music artists, entertainers and athletes in 14 categories; this year's nods for best-in-class performances go to Beyonce with six nominations, followed by Jay-Z, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Akon and Gnarls Barkley among others.

Hosted by the inimitable and lovely Mo'Nique, back to host the telecast for an unprecedented third time, this year's show is being billed as "The Main Event" and it's no wonder. While viewers wait to see just how Mo'Nique will bring it, one thing's certain: you know she's going to knock it out of the ring!

Diana Ross, one of the most successful female vocalists of all time, will receive BET's coveted Lifetime Achievement Award for her distinguished career and contributions to popular music for more than four decades. Additionally, Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle will be honoured with BET's Humanitarian Award for his efforts to bring awareness to the dire situation in Darfur, as well as the African AIDS epidemic.

The BET AWARDS is cable's undisputed #1 awards show, with all the elements to make it pound-for-pound television's biggest night in entertainment.