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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 (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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