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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Even more VIPs to toast! BET Honors announces 2011 honorees

By The Reliable Source

Four of the six honorees for the 2011 BET Honors: Jamie Foxx, Linda Johnson Rice, Herbie Hancock, Iman. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images; Earl Gibson III/AP; Sandy Young/Getty Images for Nobel Peace Prize Concert; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Also, Cicely Tyson... (Matt Sayles/AP)

Did you think the VIP-honoring season was over? It's just warming up! BET Networks will announce Monday the lineup of dignitaries who will be lauded at D.C.'s next big red-carpet-gridlock event -- the BET Honors on Jan. 15.

... and Lonnie Bunch (Linda Davidson/TWP)

This year's honorees, cited for contributions to African-American culture, will be: Actress Cicely Tyson, Actor-singer-comedian Jamie Foxx, supermodel-celebvocate Iman, Johnson Publishing Co. chairman Linda Johnson Rice, modern jazz pioneer Herbie Hancock, and Lonnie Bunch, director of the forthcoming Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, whose development and construction he's overseeing. They'll be the focus of the network's fourth annual tribute show at the Warner Theater, to be taped for a Feb. 21 broadcast; ticket sales will benefit the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. Last week, D.C. experienced the mammoth Kennedy Center Honors, as well as the quirkier AARP The Magazine Inspire Awards (Maya Angelou, Henry Winkler and Elizabeth Warren among the honorees).

By The Reliable Source  | December 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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