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The Wins & Fails Of The 2012 BET Awards

BET claimed that its 2012 Awards Show would be “too big to miss.” And indeed it was no epic fail. It was worth tuning in just for the reactions from the front row—where Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Ye and his boo Kim Kardashian were seated—which produced more gifs than Santa. Here, we recap the most cry-able and laughable moments.

WINS

The Kanye/Jay-Z bro hug
The return of D’Angelo, Afro and all
Jay-Z FINALLY joining the Kanye/Taylor Swift "I'ma let you finish" mockery
Nicki Minaj’s bootylicious performance revenge
Beyoncé rapping along to "Beez in the Trap"
Kanye’s mic-drop after “New God Flow”
Slaughterhouse's anti-ratchay Shakespearean presentation
Battle of the cakes: Nicki Minaj vs. Elle Varner
Nicki Minaj saying "Step ya dick up!"

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Beyoncé’s gam-bearing mustard gown
Everything. About. Beyoncé.
Bey-Z play fighting
Melanie Fiona murking "Wrong Side Of A Love Song"
The entire Whitney Houston tribute (Mariah Carey's speech, plus Cissy & Monica blowing like a church solo)
Kevin Hart's Real Husbands Of Hollywood skit
2Chainz's Too Cool demeanor
Underdogs Mindless Behavior beating out The Throne & Chris Brown for Viewers Choice Award
Stephen Hill's vision
Chante Moore still looking fine
Maze turning the show into a Black family reunion

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FAILS

Kim Kardashian's porcelain doll presence
Old heads Samuel L. Jackson & Spike Lee recreating Watch the Throne
Wale spilling Jay-Z’s Ace of Spades
Mindless Behavior shading Lauryn Hill
Chris Brown actually singing (just dance dude)
The attack of the white blazers
Kevin Hart's U-Neck tee
Closing with Cash Out

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Chris Brown's airbrushed abs (this is Thriller?)
Jay-Z giving Kim K. the "Freeway" tap when he and Kanye won
Brandy dancing (but kudos on the performance)
Samuel's hosting
Fanatic who voted 50,000 times for Breezy
Big Sean spending the rest of the show in a tank top
Maybach Music Group’s effort
No Drake

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) has found itself in hot water after a video of officers using excessive force to remove a one-year-old from his mother's arms went viral.

Initiated by a verbal dispute with a security guard, a woman identified as Jazmine Headley was sitting on the floor with her son because there were no available seats in her local Brooklyn food stamp office. After being reprimanded by an employee in the benefits office for allegedly blocking the hallway, the cops were called on the 23-year-old.

Headley remained on the floor in the upright position until the officers began to pull at her baby, rushing to arrest and separate her from her child. Hands clasped tight around her child, the mother did her best to keep control of her son, until officers started pulling at the boy as if his limbs were made of rubber.

“They’re hurting my son," she repeatedly screamed while being attacked by four members of the force. Enraged bystanders witnessing the excessive encounter tossed comments about the happenings. After apprehending the baby, and securing Headley, one policeman reached for their yellow stun gun, threatening partons in the office according to The New York Times.

Headley is currently detained in Rikers Island, while the boy, Damone, remains in his grandmother's custody. As a source of advocation for the young mother, Cynthia Nixon, former Sex And The City actress and current day New York City politician, spoke out against the NYPD fiasco.

#JazmineHeadley should not have been arrested, should not have had her child torn from her, should not be sitting in Rikers now https://t.co/yyX0ZuxFhu

— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) December 10, 2018

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Time's Up Legal Defense Fund Holding Star-Studded eBay Auction

The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund is holding an auction featuring some timeless memorabilia and experiences from high-profile members of Hollywood's elite. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.

According to a press release, for the one-year anniversary of the movement, the auction and campaign will offer 36 once-in-a-lifetime experiences that brings the winners up-close-and-personal with some of their favorite stars. Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Margot Robbie, Brie Larson, Geena Davis, Laura Dern and many more have signed on to be a part of this exciting experience, which will occur via eBay from Dec. 10 until the 20th.

"Each contribution will especially help low-wage workers connect to the legal resources they need to fight against sexual harassment," said Fatima Goss Graves, co-founder of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center. "This scourge continues to thrive across all industries—and it’s time to tackle it. We are dedicated to creating a reality where no worker must endure abuse for a paycheck.”

Some of the experiences winners could receive include "Ava DuVernay’s creative campus ARRAY with a chance to join her during a post-production session of her new Netflix mini-series Central Park 5, a selfie on the red carpetwith Reese Witherspoon at the Big Little Lies Season 2 premiere, a coffee date with Geena Davis, [and] a meet-and-greet with Kerry Washington with the cast of the upcoming Broadway show American Son."

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A 'New York Undercover' Reboot May Be On The Way

Nostalgia seems to be the name of the game these days. As networks flirt with the idea of rebooting beloved television shows birthed in the 90s, the return on investment appears to be two-fold: being able to tap into the fanbase that helped catapult the show to success, while exposing the series to a new audience.

According to Deadline, ABC is not only rebooting NYPD Blue but also considering bringing back New York Undercover. Created by Dick Wolf, the cop drama starring Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo was the first series that featured two actors of colors as the lead.

Yoba and DeLorenzo played undercover detectives J.C Williams and Eddie Torres with New York's fourth precinct. Later on in the series, Lauren Valez joined the cast as a detective and Torres' love interest. Originally housed on Fox, the series lasted from 1994-1998, with the unsuspecting death of Torres who perished in a car bomb.

Wolf's agent spoke to Deadline and hinted about the reprisal. "Wolf  is reviving one of his shows from years ago – it’s a franchise you can redo” that “doesn’t necessarily have to have the same cast.” Reportedly there are multiple networks interested.

If the show does make a return, will you tune in?

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