It's Berry and Perry Atop Image Show

Oscar winner Halle Berry and actor/writer Tyler Perry have been tapped to host the 40th NAACP Image Awards.

The show will be broadcast Feb. 12 on Fox (tape-delayed at 8-10 p.m.) from the Shrine Auditorium in L.A.

Nominations for the awards will be announced Jan. 7 in Los Angeles. Honorees already announced include former Vice President Al Gore and Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai, 2004 Nobel prize winner and environmental activist

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.