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BET Awards: Live chatting -- now!

June 27, 2009 |  1:30 pm
What had promised to be a typical pat-on-the-back award show telecast will now probably take on a more somber note. BET is promising its Sunday night awards to be a Michael Jackson tribute of sorts. 

Debra L. Lee, chairman and chief executive of Black Entertainment Television, told the Associated Press that this Sunday's BET Awards would be undergoing "a total overhaul," with performers added and performances being changed.

Ne-Yo, pictured, and Beyonce will appear, as will Justin Timberlake, Usher, Keyshia Cole, Maxwell, Monica and more. We'll be here hosting a live chat, discussing the performances and the tributes. Join in and share in the fun. 

The party starts Sunday at 5 p.m. Pacific. 

--Todd Martens

Photo credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times