If you’re anywhere from the East Coast to the Midwest this weekend, there’s no relief from record-breaking temperatures. If you have power, it’s a good idea to stay in, but if you don’t obviously you’ll want to find a space to stay cool. For those around the country for whom double digit summer temperatures are the norm, then you probably already know how to adapt to the heat, but it’s still a good idea to drink plenty of fluids and only head outside when absolutely necessary. If you can, a pool or a beach is always a good summer option to beat the heat.
Lots of festivals underway. There’s the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, the Baltimore African-American Heritage Festival, the Fresh Music Festival in Tampa, and Fair St. Louis on the Mississippi Riverfront in St. Louis.
Chalk the Walk Artsplosion on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk for the babies and JAB. Too hot for all that, check the list of free museum days at museumfreedays.com or kill a few brain cells with the Three Stooges at the dollar theater.
New on the big screen The Amazing Spiderman and Oliver Stone’s Savages about two drug-dealing guys sharing the same woman. John Travolta stars along side Selma Hayek and not as a pilot JAB.
"The Help" is on Showtime tonight and the The BET Awards ‘12” will re-air tomorrow on BET.
"Amateur Millionaire's Club" about 9 new African American millionaires premieres tomorrow on centric.
CLICK HERE to Listen to Nikki Woods interview with Chyna Bethley of "Amateur Millionaire's Club"
Oprah Builds a Network Pt. 1, Kirk Franklin and Sunday Best returns for Season 5 and Big Ang finally premieres Sunday on VH1.
Today is National Fried Chicken Day.
Cue up “Hot Fun in the Summertime” and as always, be safe. Here’s what’s going on around your way this weekend.
All Times Eastern
Friday July 6
“The Help” on Showtime at 8 p.m.
Octavia Spence won an Oscar for her performance in this movie about social mores in the segregated South of the 1960’s
Saturday July 7
“The BET Awards ‘12” on BET at 7:30 p.m.
In case you missed the first airing, Samuel L. Jackson hosts, Beyonce shows her class and Whitney, Al Sharpton and Frankie Beverly are given their just due in on this year’s show.
Sunday July 8
“Big Mommas – Like Father, Like Son” at 10 p.m. on HBO
Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson
If you’re in search of a mindless comedy before the weekend’s out, here you go…
Oliver Stone latest finds two drug-dealing guys sharing the same woman who want to get out of the game
Blake Lively, John Travolta, Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek
“Katy Perry: Part of Me”
The pop star tells the story of her rise to success
“The Amazing Spiderman”
Andrew Garfield spins the webs this time in the reboot of the 2002 version starring Tobey Maguire, Emma Stone
“Beautiful, Dirty, Rich” by J.D. Mason
Best-selling author takes on murder in Texas when convicted murderer Desi Green returns from prison to tell her side of the crime that killed her father
Friday, July 6
Arlington Improv (through July 8)
Siddiq enjoyed his first taste of fame as a finalist on NBC Universal's “Stand Up For Diversity” and on HBO's “Def Comedy Jam.” He’s also appeared on D.L. Hughley's Unapologetic Tour, BET's “One Mic Stand” and “Comic View” and on Bill Bellamy's “Who Got Jokes?” The up and coming comic heads into the Dallas area this weekend, dropping into the Arlington Improv to share his brand of comedy with his growing fans.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Essence Music Festival (through July 8)
Majestic Theater Dallas
Saturday, July 7
Radio One Fest
T.I., Wale, Young Jeezy, Fat Joe, Waka Flocka Flame and Ice Cube
Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront Park
Fresh Music Festival with SWV, K-Ci and JoJo, Keith Sweat and Guy
USF Sun Dome
BMO Harris Pavilion
Sunday, July 8
NEW YORK CITY
BB King Blues Club and Grill
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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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