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'Extra' Has All the Secrets from the BET Awards

The gowns, the glamour and the smoking hot guys!

"Extra" was right in the middle of the hottest red carpet of the summer for the BET Awards.

But no one was hotter than Beyoncé - who showed up in a heavy metal dazzler, literally!

"It's heavy, I have to balance on you guys," Beyoncé said of her 50-pound gown.

Diana Ross, always reining supreme, showed "Extra" that 63 never looked so good in a stunning red dress.

After a rousing tribute from Chaka Kahn, Erica Badu and Stevie Wonder, Diana received BET's Lifetime Achievement Award.

And it was made all the more special because her proud children presented the award to their mom.

"It took me a lifetime to get here, and I'm not going anywhere," the still-sassy diva insisted.

Meanwhile, if the red carpet was sizzling, backstage was scorching hot.

Chaka admitted to "Extra" after the show, "I forgot the lyrics," but friend Patti LaBelle reassured her, saying, "Nobody noticed it!"

Queen Latifah had a fashion emergency at the show when she lost her precious jewels!

"I just lost my diamond," she exclaimed.

Then, it was a "Dreamgirls" reunion as Jennifer Hudson and original Broadway Dreamgirl Jennifer Holiday belted out the musical's signature tune, "There's No Way I'm Living Without You."

As always, the BET Awards were the perfect night of hot music and star power.

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