If you’re in the New York City area this weekend, you can catch bad ass Bobby Brown and New Edition do their thing at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Memphis fans, Diana Ross is in your area and you know she doesn’t tour much, so you might want to check her out while you can.
For you coach potatoes, there’s plenty of NBA this weekend or you can take a trip down comedy memory lane and catch the original Kings of Comedy on Showtime. Fox celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special on Sunday night. Wonder if Jennifer Lopez will represent the Fly Girls of “Living Color” or the judges of “American Idol” or both? Guess you’ll have to watch and see. And we can’t forget Luther Vandross’ birthday is today. Pick up “Hidden Gems,” a new collection of 15 of Luther’s seldom-heard deep album tracks and movie soundtrack songs. It hits stores on Tuesday. Here’s what else is happening this weekend.
Click here to listen to Nikki Woods’ “What in the Weekend?” segment on The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
All Times Eastern
Friday April 20
“The Original Kings of Comedy” at midnight on Showtime 2
Spike Lee helmed this 2000 classic standup film featuring veteran comedians.
Saturday April 21
“Barbershop 2: Back in Business” at 10:30 on VH1
Cedric The Entertainer, Ice Cube and Eve reprise their roles in the sequel
HBO Sports® Special “Floyd Mayweather: Speaking Out” at 10:30 p.m.
Aan in-depth profile of the boxing superstar. Hosted by Michael Eric Dyson.
“I AM TRAYVON: A Family’s Fight For Justice” at 7:30 p.m.
Amid the frenzy of news coverage on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, only BET News has followed the family behind the scenes through their 6-week ordeal as they campaigned for personal justice and triggered a national movement.
Sunday. April 22
“Fox 25th Anniversary Special” at 8 p.m. on Fox
Even if you don’t like their news programming chances are you’ve liked some of their hit shows which include “Married With Children” “American Idol” “In Living Color” “The X Files” and “24.” Look for the stars of those shows to appear and more.
“My Kid Would Never Do That” at 7 p.m.
A four-week Dateline series airing on Sundays. This week focuses on driving and texting.
“The Lucky One”
Another love story by Nicholas Sparks, author of “The Notebook” hits the big screen
Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner
A definitive documentary with brand new footage sure to satisfy the legions of Bob Marley devotees that still exist 30 years after his untimely death
PG-13 (In limited release)
“The Reverend’s Wife” by Kimberly Lawson Roby
The ninth installment in the Rev.Curtis Black series, this finds the couple struggling to save their ailing marriage despite infidelity on both sides.
THINGS TO DO IN…
Friday, April 20
Tyrese with Calvin Richardson
Atlanta Civic Center
Charlotte Greek Picnic
Uptown Charlotte Marshall Park
Admission is free
Saturday, April 21
NEW YORK CITY
The Theater At Madison Square Garden
Sunday, April 22
The Orpheum Theater Memphis
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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