chris-tucker-2.jpgNEW YORK (AP) – Chris Tucker will host this year's Black Entertainment TV Awards. The network announced Tuesday that the comedian-actor will host the show June 30 from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.

Tucker is riding high off of his supporting role in the Oscar-nominated film "Silver Linings Playbook,'' which starred Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

The 41-year-old is best known for starring in the "Rush Hour'' film franchise opposite Jackie Chan.

He said in a statement that he's honored and "looking forward to being part of a really great show.''

The BET Awards is part of three-day event the network is putting on that weekend dubbed "BET Experience at L.A. Live.'' It kicks off June 28 with a Beyonce concert.

Other performers throughout the weekend include Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, The Jacksons and R. Kelly.