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Tracee takes Tuesdays on UPN in November! Tracee Ellis Ross (UPN's GIRLFRIENDS) will host two star-studded specials: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO PATTI LABELLE: LIVE FROM ATLANTIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), and the third annual VIBE AWARDS ON UPN, with co-host Anthony Anderson ("Hustle & Flow"), Tuesday, Nov. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
As part of the one-hour celebration AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO PATTI LABELLE: LIVE FROM ATLANTIS, Nelly, Kelly Rowland, Ashanti, Michael McDonald, Boyz II Men, Mario, Gerald Levert and Yolanda Adams will perform LaBelle's hits, all from Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. LaBelle will also take part in a special performance of "Lady Marmalade" with Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash.
The VIBE AWARDS ON UPN, a two-hour special event dedicated to celebrating innovation, cutting-edge presentation, and genre-expanding work in urban music, will feature performances by some of the industry's hottest artists, including Ciara, Ludacris, Pharrell, Young Jeezy, Keyshia Cole, David Banner, Paul Wall and Lil Wayne.
Of course, Tracee can still be seen Mondays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on GIRLFRIENDS. During November, life gets interesting for Joan when she starts dating a much older man (guest star Melvin Van Peebles).
Tracee Ellis Ross has received numerous accolades for her starring role as Joan Clayton on UPN's long-running hit comedy series GIRLFRIENDS, including a BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and four NAACP Image Awards nominations. Her other television credits include the MTV sketch comedy "Lyricist Lounge." Last year, she made history with her cast mates when they co-hosted the "2004 NAACP Image Awards," which is the first time in the program's history that one woman, more or less four, hosted the awards special. Ross's big-screen credits include "Far Harbor," "Hanging Up," and the upcoming "I SeeYou.com."