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Wayne Brady named new BET Honors host

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Gabrielle Union is getting a break. Wayne Brady will take over the reins hosting the BET Honors next year, the network told us. The annual awards show, taping at the Warner Theatre on Feb. 8, has been hosted by Union for the past five years, but she’s a little busy now with her new BET series, “Being Mary Jane.” Brady hosts the daytime game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” and he made a splash this summer with the revival of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on the CW.

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