In its fifth consecutive year, BET presents BET Honors, a memorable night celebrating the outstanding achievements of seven extraordinary people in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education.
The 2012 honorees will include Maya Angelou, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, the historic Tuskegee Airmen and inspirational coach Beverly Kearney.
"Extra" joined megastars Rosie O'Donnell, Harry Belafonte, Elton John, Richard Gere, Stevie Wonder, and many others at this year's amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) charity gala in New York City.
Inside the gala, AJ Calloway caught up with Rosie O'Donnell and discussed her recent truce with Donald Trump. Rosie had only nice things to say about The Donald, including his appearance on "Oprah." Rosie admitted, "I actually found him enjoyable."
"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon set a new record for donations received during a disaster relief telethon.
Hosted by George Clooney, the telethon raised $57 million to help rebuild Haiti after the tragic 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12th. Viewers were able to donate via phone, online and mobile. Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon and Stevie Wonder were just two of the hundreds of celebs that were taking your donations by telephone.
Also to raise funds, telethon performances from Madonna and many more were recorded live for the "Hope for Haiti Now" album, which is the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history.
You can continue to donate to "Hope for Haiti Now" for the next 6 months via phone, web or text.
President Barack Obama honored Stevie Wonder with the second annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song -- and revealed the singing sensation was partly responsible for his marriage to his First Lady!
"I think it's fair to say that had I not been a Stevie Wonder fan, Michelle might not have dated me," Obama revealed to guests during the award presentation, as reported by AP. "We might not have married. The fact that we agreed on Stevie was part of the essence of our courtship."
Mrs. Obama -- decked out in a gorgeous green dress made by Stevie Wonder's wife, Kai Millard Morris -- began the celebration by sharing that she listened to Wonder's tunes with her grandfather, and when she met the Commander-in-Chief, she "discovered what Stevie meant when he sang about love." She added, "Barack and I chose the song, 'You and I,' as our wedding song."
The 22-time Grammy winner, an early supporter of Obama in the presidential race, humbly accepted the award -- and said that he hoped the 44th president could unite the world "so that in my lifetime I can write some more songs about love, about unity, and real songs of passion."
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