The Olympics heads into its second week with track and field up beginning on Friday night. That also marks the last day of swimming (and likely the farewell to Michael Phelps’ Olympic career) with Cullen Jones going for gold in the 50 meter freestyle, swimming’s shortest race. Usain Bolt and American Tyson Gay, along with Usain’s surging teammate, Yohan Blake will compete for 100 meter supremacy on the track Sunday night, but if you don’t want to know the result until NBC shows it in primetime, you’ll have to cut off all social media and don’t talk to your friends beforehand.
Today is also Watermelon Day and August is Child Support Awareness Month. Here’s what else is going on this weekend.
All Times Eastern
Friday, August 3
“2012 Summer Olympics” on NBC at 8 p.m.
Track and field begins and the last day of swimming features African-American Cullen Jones, already a silver medalist in these Oympics
Saturday, August 4
“Norbit” at 8 p.m. on ABC
Eddie Murphy plays several roles in this comedy about a nerd married to a big girl who’s still hot for his childhood love. Thandie Newton also stars.
Sunday, August 5
“2012 Summer Olympics” on NBC at 7 p.m.
If you want to see who the fastest man in the world will be, don’t miss the Games tonight as Usain Bolt goes for his second consecutive gold medal in the men’s 100 meters, though he’ll have to hold off his own teammate Yohan Blake.
Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale star in a movie about a bored factory worker who thinks buying an alternate reality is a good idea until predictably, things go wrong.
“Celeste and Jesse Forever”
Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg are high school sweethearts who marry and then divorce but then things take an interesting turn as the movie puts a new spin on the rom-com genre.
“Let Joy Arise” by Ashea S. Goldson
Taylor Carter-Bryant’s life went on after a horrific accident that left her paralyzed. But that’s not enough for Elaina Dawson, whose husband was in the car with Taylor when the crash happened. Can faith and prayer help these two?
Friday, August 3
Finesse Mitchell at the Arlington Improv (through Sunday)
Finesse Mitchell is not just a comic, he’s an actor, TV host and relationship counselor. His book “Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much” helped him get an “Essence” column and a lot of appreciation from women who needed his no-holds barred advice. If you’re in the Dallas, Texas area, he’ll be coming to the stage this weekend at the Arlington Improv with several shows through Sunday night. For tickets and info click here.
Black Star Film Festival
Movies by Nelson George and Byron Hurt will be shown during the 3-day festival focusing on Black filmmakers.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly w/ Patti Labelle and the O’Jays
Gexa Energy Pavilion
"The Measure of a Man" stage play featuring actor Carl Payne
Albany Civic Center
Click here to listen to Nikki Woods interview with Carl Payne
Saturday, August 4
ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Ledisi and Eric Benet
Frankie Beverly and Maze with Patti Labelle and the O’Jays
Children's Story Circle
African American Museum
The Beautiful Woman Inside and Out 2012 Event
Camelot by Martins
13905 Central Ave
GUM SPRINGS, AR
Gum Springs Southern Soul Festival
Richard L. Bryant Family Park
326 Hillcrest St.
Sunday, August 5
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly with Patti Labelle and the O’Jays
New Orleans Arena
Party in Fairmont Park with New Edition, Salt N’ Pepa and El DeBarge
The Mann 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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