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Former BET Networks CEO Debra Lee to Release Memoir (Exclusive)

Debra Lee, the former CEO of Black Entertainment Television (BET) Networks, is set to tell her story in a memoir. Lee will release the book, I Am Debra Lee: A Memoir on March 7, 2023. The memoir will be published by Legacy Lit, an imprint dedicated “to giving voice to issues, authors and groups that […]

Angela Bassett Talks Success, Empowering Her Children at LadyLike Scholarship Luncheon

Angela Bassett, Pauletta Pearson Washington, Latanya Richardson Jackson and Debra Lee were honored by the LadyLike Foundation as women of excellence at the scholarship luncheon on Saturday.

Debra Lee Stepping Down as BET CEO

Debra Lee, BET's CEO, exits after two decades with the Viacom-owned cable network.

BET’s Debra Lee on Keeping Beyonce’s Secret, Jesse Williams’ Big Moment and Those Prince Tributes

"I said on the red carpet that this would be our best show," said the BET chairman/CEO. "Looking back on last night, I didn’t know the half of it."

Tracee Ellis Ross: Rachel Dolezal “Isn’t Funny Anymore” After Charleston

The BET Awards co-host and 'Black-ish' star celebrated at a pre-party hosted by network chairman/CEO Debra Lee, who promised the June 28 show will acknowledge "black lives matter" in the wake of the tragedy.

Oprah, Gabrielle Union Talk Need for More Diversity As They Celebrate African-American TV Achievements

Winfrey, who served as host of the Paley Center tribute, and BET CEO Debra Lee said they hoped the small-screen trend of diverse programming would continue.

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge Honored at Billboard Power 100 Party

Music's top decision-makers were feted at the annual celebration, which took place in Beverly Hills on Thursday night.

A Day in The Life of Hollywood’s Most Powerful Women

Six top women in show business give THR a peek at their packed weekly schedules, from mogul meetings to battles with toddlers over bunny slippers.