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 (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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