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If you loved the original 1989 version of “Steel Magnolias” with Shirley McLaine and Julia Roberts, you should catch the all-Black remake this weekend on Lifetime. Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad and Alfre Woodward take their stab at remaking a classic film. Ava Duvernay’s poignant “I Will Follow” is on BET, in case you didn’t see the movie from the first Black female director to win at Sundance. Carlina White’s real-life story gets its dramatized turn on Lifetime this weekend as well. If you choose to go out, “Taken 2” is in theaters and Anthony Hamilton and Mint Condition are both on the road.
All Times Eastern
Friday, October 5
“I Will Follow” at 8 p.m. on BET
Former publicist Ava Duvernay makes her directorial debut with this gem of a movie about a grown niece mourning the loss of a beloved aunt. Blair Underwood, Salli Richardson and Omari Hardwick star.
Saturday, October 6
“Get Him to The Greek” at 7:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and Diddy star in the comedy about a young music executive charged with getting a bratty rock star to a show on time.
“Abducted: The Carlina White Story”
The snatched from the headlines story of an adult who figures out that she was taken as a child and raised by her abductor. Keke Palmer and Anjanue Ellis star.
Sunday, October 7
“Steel Magnolias” at 9 p.m. on Lifetime
The all-black remake of the beloved 1989 movie starring Shirley McLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts gets a new retelling with Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Alfre Woodward, and Phylicia Rashad.
“Sunday Night Football” on NBC at 8:20 p.m.
The Chargers face the Saints in the game that may establish a new NFL record for Saints QB Drew Brees. He can equal or surpass the record for consecutive touchdown throws this game, but he may be looking more to put up a W as the Saints remain winless so far.
Liam Neeson returns as the tough dad who this time is taken along with his wife played by former Bond girl Famke Janssen.
Just in time for Halloween, director Tim Burton returns with a film about a boy who tries to recreate his beloved dead dog – with creepy results.
A group of a capella singers gets competitive in this romp that could be considered “Bring It On” for the musical set
PG-13. Ester Dean is one of the stars of this film.
Click here to listen to Nikki Woods' full interview with Ester Dean.
“An Angry Ass Black Woman”
Karen Quinones Miller tells ‘em why she’s mad in this memoir of her life
Friday, October 5
Charlie Wilson and the S.O.S. Band
Indiana Covention Center
Frankie Beverly and Maze
House of Blues Orlando
Mike Epps and Friends
Heymann Performing Arts Center
Saturday, October 6
Anthony Hamilton and Estelle
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sunday, October 7
Circle City Classic- Indianapolis, ID
Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic- Columbus, GA
Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic (Prairie View A&M University vs. Grambling State University- Dallas, TX
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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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