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 (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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