Taraji P. Henson to Host 'Celebration of Gospel'

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The actress will host the BET awards show for the second year in a row.

Taraji P. Henson is on a hosting kick.

Just a week after hosting FOX's Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays, BET announced that the Golden Globe-nominated Empire actress will return to host the network's annual Celebration of Gospel. Henson took over hosting duties from comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey in 2014. Harvey was the show's emcee for 13 consecutive years.

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Performers for this year include legends Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight, Gospel staples Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Erica Campbell, and Donald Lawrence among others.

The show will be taped at the famed Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles and will be televised on January 31 at 8pm ET.

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