VH1 Will Celebrate Mother's Day With a Special Event Hosted by Anthony Anderson

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The show will premiere May 8 at 9 p.m. ET.

VH1 is saluting moms with a special one hour event featuring celebrities paying tribute to their own mothers.

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The special, Dear Mama, will be hosted by Anthony Anderson, who will celebrate his mother, Doris Bowman. Other celebrity guests include Queen Latifah, plus Trey, Jaden and Willow Smith, who will give their mothers some much deserved praise as well.

"We are excited to shine the spotlight on the influential and inspiring women behind some of our favorite celebrities, their moms," said Amy Doyle, EVP/Deputy General Manager of VH1

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 "Our Dear Mama special event gives our famous friends the stage to salute and thank their moms with their own tributes full of surprises, laughter and love," she added.

Flavor Unit co-founder Shakim Compere said, "Every story we've told, every show we produced, every film we've been a part of wouldn't be possible without our mothers, so how could we not do a tribute to them?"

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The event will premiere May 8 at 9 p.m. ET.

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