Jamie Foxx to host BET Awards

Ninth annual event features performance by Ne-Yo

Actor-singer Jamie Foxx has been tapped to host the ninth annual BET Awards, which will take place June 28 at the Shrine Auditorium.

Maxwell and Ne-Yo are scheduled to perform at this year's show where soul trio the O'Jays will be presented with a lifetime achievement award.

Foxx recently appeared as a mentor on Fox's "American Idol."

The BET Awards are being produced by Cossette Prods. BET execs Stephen Hill and Lynn Harris-Taylor will executive produce the telecast.