Remember that Kool and the Gang song “Too Hot”? Well, heat is the way across most of the country. If you have any elderly or shut-in folks, please be neighborly and check on them if the mercury is registering temps in your area of 90 degrees and above. And that’s certainly likely as the U.S. is experiencing the hottest year on record thus far. Fortunately things are heating up on the entertainment front as well. The last of “The Dark Knight” movies heads into theaters in a week, and several acts including Eric Benet and Ledisi and Maze, Patti Labelle and the O’Jays are still on the road. Check out what’s happening around your way this weekend but whatever you do, stay cool.

Click here to hear Nikki Woods' "What in the Weekend?" segment.

ON TV
All Times Eastern

Friday July 13
“Any Given Sunday” at 9 p.m. on CMT
Jamie Foxx, Al Pacino and LL Cool J star in Oliver Stone’s look at professional football

Saturday July 14
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s: An Extra Slice” at 9 p.m. on OWN
A all-new remixed version of previous episodes adds some additional content for OWN’s most popular show

Sunday July 15
ESPY Awards at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2
A re-air of the annual sports awards features honoree Pat Summit, the longtime coach of Tennessee women’s basketball

"Black Dynamite" animated series at 9 p.m. on Adult Swim.
Everyone's favorite big screen bad-ass is getting ready to hit the small screen in his own animated show. Voices by Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and J. B. Smoove.

ONSCREEN

“Ice Age: Continental Drift”
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The voices of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah and John Leguiziamo are featured in the latest edition of the animated series

“Red Lights”
Robert DeNiro plays a psychic who may or may not be the real thing in this psychological thriller
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Cilian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver

ON SHELVES

“The Secret She Kept” by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Lance Kingston has married his dream woman and now the two are expecting. But as his wife’s behavior becomes more and more erratic, he wonders if he’s made a serious mistake
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Friday, July 13

ATLANTA, GA
J. Anthony Brown debuts his new clothing line "What in the TUX"
Cobb Galleria Atlanta

CLARKSTON, MI
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti Labelle and The O’Jays
6:30 p.m.
DTE Energy Music Theater

ST. LOUIS, MO
Ledisi and Eric Benet
The Pageant
8 p.m.

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
The Jacksons
Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
8 p.m.

ATLANTA, GA
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" stage play featuring Phylicia Rashad and directed by Kenny Leon.
Georgia State's Rialto Center

CHICAGO, IL
Taste of Chicago
Millenium Park

Saturday, July 14

WASHINGTON, DC
Angie Stone and Rashaan Patterson
Carter Barron Ampitheater
7:30 p.m.

MEMPHIS, TN
Ledisi and Eric Benet
The Orpheum Theater Memphis
8  p.m.

LAS VEGAS, NV
Uptown Vegas presents Marsha Ambrosius and Tamia
Mandalay Bay Resort
9 p.m.

Sunday, July 15

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO
Summer Music Festival with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti Labelle and the O’Jays
Verizon Wireless Ampitheater St. Louis
6 p.m.
 

Click here to find out more about TJMS Senior Producer Nikki Woods. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nikkiwoods.

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