Viacommunity Report, Annual Report Hot Off the Presses

by Andre Augustine, Viacom

Viacommunity ReportViacom’s Annual Report, so-dubbed the “Viacommunity Report,” is hot off the presses and just landed on the desks of employees around the world. For anyone unfamiliar, Viacommunity is the wordblend used to signify Viacom’s company-wide commitment to giving back and the umbrella for the company’s social efforts. The annual report is a summary of actions taken to improve the communities where we work and live, along with a closer look at the individuals who have been impacted.  The full report is available here, and the Sparknotes version below.

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James Franco Next In Line to Take Hits at Comedy Central Roast

by Andre Augustine, Viacom

 

Since Comedy Central announced the multi-talented James Franco as roastee for this year’s iteration of the Comedy Central Roast, buzz has continued to heat up. The Roast master of the Emmy award-nominated special will be none other than Seth Rogen, who starred in various films with Franco including “This is the End” and the newest comedy “The Interview.”  Read More

Stars Turn Up, ‘Experience’ the 2013 ‘BET Awards’

by Andre Augustine, Viacom

2013 BET Awards - ShowStars congregated in the Nokia Theater in LA this past Sunday to celebrate the best in black entertainment at the BET Awards, hosted by comedian Chris Tucker. This year’s show proved to be one of the biggest in its 12-year history, as it transformed from a one-night event into a 3-day festival known as the “BET Experience.”

In the lead-up to the huge show on Sunday, the BET Experience attracted thousands of fans throughout the weekend to participate in a series of concerts, panels and games, featuring celebs like Beyonce, Chris Brown and the Jacksons.

 Although the show featured some big winners, including rapper Kendrick Lamar, who took home the trophy for “Best New Artist,” the night also featured some memorable performances from artists like Mariah Carey and Charlie Wilson.  Read More