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Mr. Sloan said it was challenging to convince airport officials he wasn’t trying to do some kind of expose or smear job. And once MIA agreed to the show, they still had to convince multiple airlines and government agencies to give them access, Mr. Sloan said. But their patience and perseverance appeared to pay off.
“Whenever you go to an airport, there are always signs that say, ‘Staff Only,’ ‘Do Not Enter,’ ‘Prohibited Area,’ ‘Alarm Will Go Off,’ ” Mr. Sloan said. “But we actually go to all those places, and that’s unique.”
‘Veep’ among shows honored with environmental award
The HBO comedy “Veep,” the feature film “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” and the documentary “Chasing Ice” are among the winners of this year’s Environmental Media Association Awards.
The organization presented its 22nd annual honors for programs that raise awareness about environmental issues Saturday at a private ceremony on a sound stage at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif.
Other winners announced Saturday include the Disney Channel show “Handy Manny” and National Geographic Channel’s reality show, “Superfish: Bluefin Tuna.” Jessica Alba and Ian Somerhalder also were recognized for their environmental contributions.
Police break up scuffle at BET Hip-Hop Awards
Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made.
Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. in the backstage area of the awards show, held at a downtown civic center. Mr. Campos said there were no injuries or shots fired.
Police have not released the identities of those involved in the scuffle.
The altercation took place around the same time as a tribute performance to hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, who committed suicide last month.
BET officials told the Associated Press that the awards show was not interrupted.
Kanye West, who received the most nominations with 17, didn’t attend the event. The show will air on BET on Oct. 9.
Rapper LL Cool J paid homage in remarks to Lighty, who he said helped shape his career and many others in hip-hop. After LL Cool J spoke, rappers Q-Tip, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and 50 Cent took the stage to perform.
The show was highlighted by several freestyle sessions that included rapper T.I., B.o.B., Snoop Dogg, E-40 and Cassidy. Others who performed included Rick Ross, P. Diddy, 2 Chainz and Future.
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