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Nicki Minaj Named Honoree at VH1 Big In 2015 With Entertainment Weekly

Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum superstar Nicki Minaj has been named as an honoree at the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly party, premiering Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1. 

On that night, VH1 and Entertainment Weekly are teaming up to toast and roast the people who entertained us the most all year long.

Nicki Minaj will be presented with the “Big In 2015” honor by Oscar and Emmy Award-nominated actress and Hip Hop icon, Queen Latifah.  Minaj and the other honorees will be celebrated that evening by the people who know them best.  
She joins previously announced honorees Amy Schumer and “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson, Elizabeth Banks and the breakout cast from the most successful music biopic of all time, “Straight Outta Compton” — O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. 
Additional presenters and talent will be announced after the taping on Sunday, November 15, at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.
The evening’s honorees are also featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year issue, on sale nationwide November 24, 2015. 
“VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly” marks the return of the franchise, which celebrates the biggest moments and people in entertainment with a star-studded special with A-List talent and their complete “squads” in tow.

The Game’s New Dating Reality Show, “She’s Got Game” Coming Soon to VH1

Looks like The Game and his ex-fiance Tiffany are really calling it quits for good! Word is that the “The “F*&k Yo Feelins” rapper has a new reality dating show on the way!

“She’s Got Game,” is a one-hour weekly series starring Jayceon Taylor, better known as platinum-selling rap artist “The Game,” as he sets out on tour this summer ready to find love – with a little help from his celeb friends.

We all know The Game from his hit VH1 series “Marrying The Game” as an amazing father as well as family man, that goes without saying. But what we don’t know is if there is a woman out there that would satisfy him enough to slow him down. In the past we’ve seen him give being a family man his all, but sometimes in life and love other cards come into play. Now, in the new series “She’s Got Game,” The Game sets out in pursuit of his perfect love match while he embarks on a national tour.  The 10-episode series is slated to premiere summer 2015.

Tired of picking the wrong women, in “She’s Got Game, Taylor turns to his celebrity friends to see who can help him most when it comes to matters of the heart.  Each celebrity will select a young woman to accompany Game on his national tour.  But which women will succumb to the not-so-innocent rock star lifestyle, and which will have his back and ultimately win his heart?

“Relationships are hard.  And The Game knows that working in the entertainment business makes it even harder,” said Susan Levison, EVP, Original Programming & Production, VH1.  “In this series, he gets to try a different strategy, taking the advice and suggestions of the friends who know him best.  We can’t wait to go on this adventure with the Game as he searches for the woman that could ultimately be his match.”

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‘The Breaks,’ VH1’s Next Original Movie About The Hip Hop Industry

Continuing its success in the scripted arena, VH1 announces “The Breaks” (Working Title) as its next original movie project. The script was inspired by journalist Dan Charnas’ book “The Big Payback,” a narrative history of the hip hop business.

“The Breaks” will make its television debut written, directed and executive produced by Seith Mann (“The Wire,” “The Walking Dead,” “Homeland”). VH1 plans to start principal photography in Spring 2015 with a premiere date set for Fall 2015.  “The Breaks” has the potential to become a series after its movie premiere.

“The Breaks” (WT) will chronicle the journey of Nikki, David and Deevee, three friends united by their love of hip hop, as they work to make their big mark in the music industry. The film will take viewers back to the summer of 1990 in New York City where the music industry’s artists and hustlers intersect in the dance clubs and the street corners of the still crime-ridden city.

Nikki Jones is a brilliant recent grad who abandoned a scholarship to law school to pursue her dream of becoming a record executive.  Her boyfriend, David Aaron, is the scrappy son of a legendary music producer who is unwilling to rest on his father’s laurels and notorious reputation.  DeeVee is an aspiring producer on the hunt to find the next big rapper on the come-up.

Nikki fast talks her way into an internship at the premier hip hop company, Fouray Entertainment and catches the eye of the label’s infamous founder, while David struggles at the city’s top R&B radio station whose celebrity DJ refuses to program real hip hop.

Meanwhile, DeeVee returns to his roots in the Fort Greene projects to scout for talent and runs into Ahm, a drug dealer with a lyrical gift whose talent could bring them all to the next level.  But they will soon discover lives can be broken as fast as legends can be born.

The Breaks” has the hallmark of a successful VH1 film:  a strong, authentic storyline that celebrates a musical moment,” said Susan Levison, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, VH1.  “The story covers a seminal time when some thought Hip-Hop was a passing fad – ‘The Breaks’ will show how it became an enduring force.  We can’t wait to share it with our viewers.”

“The Breaks” is the third movie in VH1’s successful push into scripted programming, following the 2013 record-breaking premiere of “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” and success of last year’s “Drumline: A New Beat,” which drew in 2.4 million total viewers and averaged a 1.4 in the key Adult 18-49 demo during its premiere.