The gold medals have been handed out and the Olympics are over, but you can still see the champions on TV. Swimmer Ryan Lochte has made his interest in reality TV known and has already booked a guest appearance on “Beverly Hills 90210.” Other athletes are making the talk show circuit this week. NFL preseason kicks into high gear as does back-to-school preparation. If you’re lamenting the winding down of the summer season, read on for what options there are for things to do before the real world intrudes again. Here’s what’s happening around your way.
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Friday, August 17
“For Better or Worse”
Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White star in the Tyler Perry produced show which airs two brand new episodes tonight back to back starting at 9 p.m. on TBS. The show covers the dysfunctional marriage of Angela and Marcus Williams, characters that were introduced in the hit Tyler Perry movie “Why Did I Get Married.” Watch a preview here.
“Pre-Season Football”: Lions at Ravens at 8 p.m. on Fox
The NFL pre-season opens with two teams in playoff contention last year
“The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on NBC
Track star and triple gold medalist track Alyson Felix stops by
Saturday, August 18
“Independence Day” on Spike at 8:30 p.m.
Will Smith and Vivica A. Fox star in this end of the world saga
“Drumline” at 10 p.m. on MTV
Nick Cannon vies for a spot on an HBCU marching band
"10 Kids, 2 Dads" at 10 p.m. on OWN
A gay couple adopts 10 underprivileged children.
Sunday, August 19
"Oprah's Next Chapter featuring Rihanna"
The singer talks candidly about her life and her 2009 domestic abuse incident with Chris Brown.
“The Expendables 2”
Terry Crews joins an all-action star cast who work as a band of mercenaries in this sequel to the successful first movie. Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Steve Austin, Liam Hensworth and more round out the cast.
Whitney Houston, Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks and Tika Sumpter star in the remake of the 1976 classic
“Chocolate Thoughts – Short Stories, Essays and Poetry from the Hearts and Minds of Real Black Men” By S. James Guitard
A collection of new literary works by black men
Friday, August 17
Robin Thicke, Melanie Fiona and Musiq Soulchild
2012 Peachtree International Film Festival and Black Hollywood Weekend
Saturday, August 18
Sunset Jazz Fest with Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo
Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (w/ Melanie Fiona)
African American Author’s Expo 2012
2004 Greenspring Drive
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
"Back to School Basics, Classes and Session Day"
Living Stones Temple Church
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come get free clear backpacks, school supplies, and more! Plus moonwalks, games, and all kinds of family fun
Children’s Museum of Houston "That’s a Wrap Bash"
Now through August 22
Sunday, August 19
Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo (with Melanie Fiona)
Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
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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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