If you haven’t caught up with them yet, New Edition continues to criss cross the country so check our update to see if they’re in your city this weekend. Kevin Hart is entertaining students in the Penn State area and if you just want to see what’s hot on TV, check on Brandy on “Behind the Music” where she talks about her marriage, her controversial car accident and more. NFL fans will likely want to catch the second and third rounds of the NFL draft this weekend, and if you’re heading to the movies, you’ve got either comedy or kid’s fare among the options.
This weekend would also be a good time to explore summer camps. Our unique pick of the week is Spy Camp in Lake Como, Pennsylvania, Not to be confused with Secret Service Camp which was in Colombia. Campers receive training on surveillance techniques, code breaking, and undercover maneuvers. Check into scholarship opportunities for some of these camps. Read below for details of happenings around your way.
Finally, this week marks the 20th anniversary of the Rodney King beating and L.A. Riots. Remember where you were when it happened?
Click here to listen to TJMS’ Nikki Woods “What in the Weekend?” segment.
All Times Eastern
Friday April 27
“NFL Draft: Rounds 2 and 3” at 7 p.m. on ESPN
Diehard NFL fans if you want to see who’s going to potentially help your team to a Super Bowl, check out the latest rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft.
“Brandy: Behind the Music” at 9 p.m. on VH1
Singer details her personal and professional turmoil as a teenage star.
Saturday April 28
“Stomp the Yard II: The Homecoming”
“Scandal” star Columbus Short rejoins the cast for the second installment of the fraternity dance drama.
Sunday. April 29
“TV Land Awards” at 9 p.m. on TV Land
Aretha Franklin, “In Living Color” “Laverne and Shirley” and “One Day at a Time” are honored in this year’s award ceremony hosted by Kelly Ripa.
“The Five-Year Engagement”
Emily Blunt and Jason Segal try to get married but something always seems to get in the way.
“The Pirates: Band of Misfits”
Hugh Grant is the lead pirate in his first animated movie, Salma Hayek is along for the fun
“Ada’s Rules: A Sexy Skinny Novel” by Alice Randall
When Ada decides to lose weight it changes everything and everyone around her
THINGS TO DO IN…
Friday, April 27
LOS ANGELES, CA
1st Annual “Females in Comedy” Convention
Hosted by Hope Flood, one of America’s most successful women in comedy for 20 years.
Check website for complete list of seminars and workshops.
The LA Riots: Twenty Years Later Conference
Features Grammy-winning rapper and producer David Banner speaking about the historic event
Click here to listen to TJMS’ Nikki Woods complete interview with Rodney King.
Epochs of Courage: African American Golf Exhibit
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Exhibit runs through May 31, 2012
Saturday, April 28
Deltafest with Charlie Wilson, Tank and Damon Williams
Monroe Civic Center Arena
World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show
Georgia International Convention Center
Check website for complete list of event dates and times.
“Black American Princess – School of Charm” Inaugural High Tea
Charles Hayes Center, 4859 S. Wabash
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Feature special guest speaker, Grammy Award Winning Artist and Actress Michelle Williams. Complimentary gift bags, refreshments, and much more.
Sunday, April 29
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
Bryce Jordan Center
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (10/15-10/21)
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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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10. #THEKEYS pre order yours now ... Available everywhere #NOV22 #WeTheBest 🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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