FLOYD MAYWEATHER, DOUG E. FRESH, MIKE TYSON & COMMON SET TO PARTICIPATE IN THOUGHT PROVOKING GENIUS TALKS SERIES

BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE, JUNE 27-29, 2014

Posted: 05/01/2014 03:54 PM EDT
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LOS ANGELES, CA – (May 2, 2014) – AEG and BET NETWORKS have announced that professional boxer Floyd Mayweather will participate in their highly anticipated Genius Talks as part of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE. The discussion will be moderated by world famous Rapper Doug E. Fresh, and will take place on Sunday, June 29TH.

Mayweather will discuss his career, business and his life in the spotlight as part of the Genius Talks series – a celebrity-filled series of seminars featuring real discussions about culture, entertainment, family, celebrity and more. The BET Experience at L.A. LIVE Genius Talks will take place live at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s Concourse Hall at 2:30 PM.


As previously announced BET Networks will make its yearly return to Los Angeles for the City of Angels’ biggest music festival, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, June 27 – 29, 2014. Teaming up with AEG, one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE and STAPLES Center, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE will feature three days of music and comedy concerts, “106 & PARK” tapings, BET Fan Fest, seminars, GRAMMY® Museum exhibits, a signature food festival, various celebrity meet & greets and other special appearances.


All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE can be found at BETExperience.com. Guests can purchase tickets and sign up for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE newsletter to receive updates and announcements before they are available to the general public. Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.

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New York, NY (June 17, 2014) – AEG and BET Networks today announced its lineup of celebs confirmed for its interactive panel, Genius Talks presented by RushCard, part of BET’s free fan fest. Genius Talks is a series of compelling talk backs which will take place live throughout the BET Experience at L.A. Live Presented by Coca-Cola®. Tastemakers including actors, actresses, musicians and professional athletes will open up about what drives them to be the best in their fields. This series of celebrity talk-backs will feature real discussions about culture, entertainment, family, celebrity and more and will be available on BET.com, following the event.

The BET Genius Talks will be part of the BET Experience Fan Fest, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, adjacent to L.A. LIVE., and will take place on Saturday, June 28th from 1:00pm PST to 6:00pm PST and again Sunday, June 29th from 1:00pm PST to 4:00pm PST with doors opening at 12noon both days. Confirmed panels include:

Saturday, June 28th
• 1:00pm – 2:00 pm
American physician and NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison interviewed by actress, Regina King and hosted by rapper, MC Lyte

• 2:00 – 3:00
Musician, Bill Withers interviewed by actor, Hill Harper and hosted by rapper, MC Lyte

• 3:00pm – 4:00 pm
The White House Panel: Dissolving the Prison Pipeline presented by H.I.S, Bet and Ebony Magazine featuring Van Jones of #yeswecode, MC Hammer, Jim Shelton, Deputy Secretary of Education, Toure Roberts, Pastor of One Church International, and The Insider’s host Kevin Frazier

• 4:00pm – 5:00 pm
Filmmaker and producer Will Packer interviewed by actor Boris Kodjoe and hosted by rapper, MC Lyte

Sunday, June 29th
• 1:00pm – Writer and activist, Nikki Giovanni interviewed by actor, Omari Hardwick and hosted by ‘Access Hollywood’ anchor, Shaun Robinson

• 2:00pm – Five-division world champion, professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather interviewed by rapper and producer Doug E. Fresh and hosted by ‘Access Hollywood’ anchor, Shaun Robinson

• 4:00pm - Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson interviewed by hip hop recording artist and actor, Common and hosted by ‘Access Hollywood’ anchor, Shaun Robinson

Genius Talks will also feature a ‘Jordan Discussion’ with rapper Bun B and former professional baseball star, Reggie Sanders on Sunday, June 29th at 3:00pm sponsored by Brand Jordan

Emmy and Grammy® Award winning comedian Chris Rock will host the “BET Awards 2014,” live on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8pm ET on BET from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA.

A full list of the “BET Awards” 2014 nominations is now available at www.BET.com

Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials and Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the “BET Awards,” along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

The “BET Awards” will take place along with the BET Experience in Los Angeles from June 27-29th and elsewhere around the world on BET's international network July 1, 8:00 p.m. GMT. BET.com/Awards is the official site for the “BET Awards” and will have all the latest news and updates about this year's show. All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® can be found at BETExperience.com. The BET Experience VIP Package offers the only way to purchase a “BET Awards” ticket, great seats to 3 nights of concerts at STAPLES Center, and exclusive access to events at the free Fan Fest. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to BET.com/BETExperience. Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.

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