Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross To Host Vibe Awards

Vibe Magazine and

UPN recently announced the Third Annual Vibe Awards will be hosted by actor

Anthony Anderson (“Hustle and Flow”) and actress Tracee Ellis Ross

(UPN's “Girlfriends”).

Anthony Anderson,

a veteran to the big screen, has appeared in more than twenty films including

"Barbershop" and "Hustle and Flow."

He will appear

in Martin Scorsese's new film, "The Departed" along with Leonardo

DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson.

Tracee Ellis Ross,

a writer, producer, and performer, currently has a starring role in UPN's comedy

series, "Girlfriends."

She is recipient

of BET's Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and four

NAACP Image Awards nominations.

In addition, the

awards will feature performances by Ciara, Ludacris, Pharrell, Young Jeezy,

Keisha Cole and others.

Mary J. Blige will

be honored with the Legend Award. Last year’s recipient of the award was

pioneering producer Dr. Dre, who was attacked while attempting to accept the

awards, resulting in a now infamous melee.

Award presenters

and more performances are still being announced.

The Third Annual

Vibe Awards celebrates the continuing innovation and expansion of urban music.

The awards will

be taped on Nov. 12 at Sony Studios in Culver City, CA and will air on UPN Nov.