There’s more than just slot machines and showgirls this weekend in Vegas if you happy to be lucky enough to be there. Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo come through on their Liberation Tour. It’s a good weekend for soul music overall as Fantasia, Boyz II Men and Anthony Hamilton and Estelle are playing in various cities. If you’d rather just chill out at home you can get your music needs served up to you via the MTV Video Music Awards which will replay this weekend. And while we’re talking about serving, this is the last weekend of tennis’ U.S. Open, which means Serena Williams may yet have another championship in her.
All Times Eastern
Friday, September 7
“U.S. Open Women’s Semifinals” on CBS at 12:30 p.m.
Serena Williams continues her dominance at this year’s U.S. Tennis Open, today’s match against a virtual unknown will determine who makes the finals. Her rival Maria Sharapova plays today, too.
Stand Up to Cancer
Alicia Keys and Samuel Jackson are just two of the many celebrities a part of this fundraiser that airs on all four major networks and HBO, SHOWTIME, and TBS tonight.
Saturday, September 8
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s: An Extra Slice ” at 9 p.m. on OWN
Expanded episodes of the popular OWN reality series show Robbie Montgomery planning to expand her family soul food business
"To Love and To Cherish" at 8 p.m. on GMC
The film stars Mel Jackson.
CLICK HERE to listen to Nikki Woods interview with Mel Jackson
Sunday, September 9
“Oprah’s Next Chapter” at 9 p.m. on OWN
Oprah interviews Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia four years after Julia’s estranged ex killed three members of their family
Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper star in a movie about a writer who goes great lengths to be successful
Three bridesmaids kick up a little fun in New York City on the eve of their friend’s wedding
“If I Can’t Have You” by Mary B. Morrison
A successful entrepreneur falls for a construction worker, but when things don’t work he becomes threatening
Friday, September 7
Comedian/activist/writer/actor Paul Mooney heads to Texas this weekend for shows at the Arlington Improv. The comedian, who famously once wrote for Richard Pryor has seen it all and he’s going to tell you about it, with no holds barred. Mooney continues to be one of America’s most preeminent comedians and a living legend. He’s at the Improv through Sunday night.
Boys II Men
LAS VEGAS, NV
Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Saturday, September 8
Anthony Hamilton and Estelle Back to Love Tour
IP Resort and Casino
Kansas City Urban Film Festival
It showcases short films including The Chicago 8" based on actual court transcripts of 8 anti-war protesters on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Sunday, September 9
Charlie Wilson with the S.O.S. Band and Brick
Macon Metroplex Coliseum
Anthony Hamilton and Estelle
Times Union Center Performing Arts Moran Theater
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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