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Showcase Your Top Model Look With VH1’s America’s Next Top Model Selfie Contest

Do you think you have the chops to make it as a top model?

Are you passionate about posing? A master of Snapchat?

VH1‘s latest contest is giving fans of America’s Next Top Model the chance to put their selfie skills to the test.

Each week during the 23rd cycle of ANTM, VH1 and Rimmel will launch an exclusive filter. Fans can showcase their shots by heading to Rimmel.VH1.com and following these steps:

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Viacom Employee Jim Chrisman Gives His Wife a Very Mariah Christmas, Courtesy of VH1’s Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night

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Viacom’s Employee Events & Programs sent Jim Chrisman and his wife Courtney Chrisman to see VH1’s Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night live at the King’s Theatre in Brooklyn, New York on Monday, Dec. 5 2016. Photo courtesy of Jim Chrisman.

 

The holiday festivities began early for Viacom employee Jim Chrisman, a manager in our financial reporting group. Chrisman got to treat his wife to a once-in-a-lifetime seasonal surprise when he won tickets to VH1’s Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night, courtesy of Employee Events and Programs’ employee sweepstakes. The couple enjoyed special live performances by Mariah Carey, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Williams, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, and more. Below, Chrisman tells us a bit about how Viacom and VH1 made this holiday season particularly magical.

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Viacom’s Next Top Model: How VH1 Surprised Employees to Celebrate the Season Premiere of America’s Next Top Model

When you work at Viacom, it’s good to be camera-ready. On Monday, Dec. 12, the lobby at Viacom Headquarters transformed into a fashion show featuring our own employees as models.

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Employees at Viacom Headquarters pose for paparazzi on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.

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VH1’s Save The Music Rang In 20th Anniversary With Very Special Instrument: NASDAQ’s Closing Bell

Since 1996, VH1’s Save The Music Foundation has let classrooms across the country ring out with harmony. On Oct. 17, the nonprofit celebrated its 20th anniversary by ringing a different type of instrument—NASDAQ’s Closing Bell.

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VH1 Save The Music Foundation rings the NASDAQ closing bell on Oct. 17, 2016. Photo by Christopher Galluzzo / Nasdaq, Inc.

“We’re proud to have Viacom part of the NASDAQ family of companies,” said NASDAQ Vice President David Wicks. “The benefits of music education are truly astounding. Studies have shown the immensely positive effect that music education has on a child’s academic performance, sense of community, self-expression, and self-esteem.”

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Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party Plants First Trailer

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Here they come. VH1 announced back in August that two legends of cooking and hip-hop would unite when Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg began hosting a one-of-a-kind cooking show on the network this fall. Now, we have a premiere date and time: Monday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. ET.

They’re bringing plenty of company. As you can see in the newly released trailer below, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party will host Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, DJ Khaled, Seth Rogan, Kathy Griffin, Jamie Chung, and many others for a series of subversively green-themed mealtimes:

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Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Have a Dinner Party Invitation You Will Not Be Able to Ignore

When I think of celebrity besties, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart aren’t the first duo that comes to mind. But VH1’s upcoming show, Martha and Snoop’s Dinner Party, will give viewers a rare peek at the innovative rapper’s bond with the home décor renegade.


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Viacom Employee Events & Programs Sends Four of Our Employees to Join the Coronation at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors

More than 3 million viewers set records for the first live airing of VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens on July 11, driving a torrid social media response to this veneration of the genre’s female icons. This love letter to the female forerunners of hip-hip included tributes to Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Peppa, Lil’ Kim and more.

The event broadcast from just a couple dozen blocks north of Viacom’s Times Square headquarters, at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. Continuing a summer-long contest that has given employees a chance to attend tentpole events such as the BET Awards and the CMT Music Awards, Viacom sent four winners to witness the show live.

Here’s what three of our winners have to say about the stunning ceremony.

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VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: “All Hail the Queens” Celebrated Hip Hop’s Legendary Ladies

VH1’s Hip Hop Honors aired Monday, June 11. This year’s ceremony was aptly named “All Hail the Queens” as female icons such as Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Peppa, and Lil’ Kim were recognized for their contributions to a male-dominated genre. The divas of hip-hop collaborated for a superb, stirring evening.

VH1’s Hip Hop Honors is the latest in a series of record-breaking Viacom award shows this spring. More than three million viewers tuned in for the spectacle, giving VH1 its highest Monday-night ratings in over a year. The show generated 17 trending Twitter topics, and was the most-tweeted day of VH1’s fiscal year.
Want to know what everyone’s tweeting about? Check out these highlights.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Queen Latifah performs onstage during the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens at David Geffen Hall on July 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for VH1)

All hail Queen Latifah. Photo courtesy of Getty.

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Amber “Muva” Rose Lights Up The Late Night With Sex-Positive Talk Show on VH1

You might know Amber Rose as Kanye West’s provocative ex-girlfriend, Wiz Khalifa’s ex-wife, and the subject of a bizarre Twitter feud between her two most famous ex-partners.

But in her new VH1 talk show, the model, entrepreneur, and activist showcases a different side of her public persona.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Amber Rose attends the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens at David Geffen Hall on July 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for VH1)

Amber Rose attended the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens at David Geffen Hall on July 11, days after her show premiered on VH1. Photo courtesy of Getty.

Don’t be mistaken—the Amber Rose Show is not holding back. The former stripper and author of self-help book, How to Be a Bad Bitch, is edgier than ever. VH1 promises Rose’s show has the power to reinvent late night talk shows, and after watching her pilot, I agree.

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V. Bozeman Swings Through Manhattan and Brooklyn to Save The Music

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Viacommunity’s week of festivities kicking off its 20th anniversary campaign culminated with a VH1 Save The Music Moment performance by V. Bozeman on Friday at Viacom’s global headquarters in Times Square.

After performing her new single Smile for the Viacom employees assembled in the studio, Bozeman sat down with Trell Thomas from VH1’s Save The Music Foundation to discuss her work with the foundation and the motivation behind it.

For Bozeman, understanding of the music industry did not first come when she made her debut on Empire or even when she got signed to Timbaland’s Mosely Music Group, but rather through her high school music program, the primary factor that inspired her to attend Crenshaw High School. While touring with the program, Bozeman sang French songs in cathedrals throughout Europe and gained a work ethic that has helped her get to where she is today.

Prior to performing in Times Square, Bozeman had been in Brooklyn visiting one of the Save The Music Foundation’s participating schools. When speaking about the experience, she said, “I mirror these children, I’m from the inner-city. I’m from South Central L.A. but I’m not of South Central L.A.” She credited the presence of music in her life as being her gateway to the world. After singing with the children and talking about the importance of school music programs, Bozeman wrapped the visit by donating instruments to the school.