What in the Weekend? Movies and Hoops

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  • 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.

    ON TV:
    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.

    ONSCREEN

    “The Lucky One”
    Another love story by Nicholas Sparks, author of “The Notebook” hits the big screen
    Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner

    “Marley”
    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)

    ON SHELVES

    “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

    FOXBORO, MA
    Keith Sweat
    Showcase Live
    8 p.m.

    ATLANTA, GA
    Tyrese with Calvin Richardson
    Atlanta Civic Center
    8 p.m.

    CHARLOTTE, NC
    Charlotte Greek Picnic
    Uptown Charlotte Marshall Park
    Admission is free
    Saturday, April 21

    NEW YORK CITY
    New Edition
    The Theater At Madison Square Garden
    7 p.m.

    Sunday, April 22

    MEMPHIS, TN
    Diana Ross
    The Orpheum Theater Memphis
    7 p.m.

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