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If you’re in the South, this is a great weekend for you if you like music. R. Kelly and several other acts are touring throughout the South this weekend. Sci-fi fans can check out Walter Mosley’s latest and if you’re into hip-hop, The BET Hip-Hop Awards repeats this weekend. Football is on the horizon on any given fall Sunday and this Sunday the Pack and the Texas battle it out. Director Lee Daniels is controversial once again in “The Paperboy" and director Ava Duvernay’s “Middle of Nowhere” hits theaters as well, both in limited release. Check out what else is happening this weekend.
All Times Eastern
Friday, October 12
“Baby Boy” on BET at BET at 9 p.m.
John Singleton directs Taraji P. Henson and Tyrese in this insta-classic
Saturday, October 13
BET Hip-Hop Awards at 10 p.m. on BET
The ever-popular 2 Chainz and the rest of the hip-hop industry converge on Atlanta for a night of hip-hop award granting and performances.
Sunday, October 14
“Football Night In America: Packers at Texans” on NBC at 8:20 p.m. on NBC
Aaron Rodgers goes up against Texans QB Matt Schaub who burned the Pack for 414 yards passing in a 2008 victory.
Lee Daniels direct yet another controversial story about a group of low-rent characters set in 1969 Florida. Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron play brothers Ward and Jack Jensen, who are roped into investigating the wrongful conviction of Charlotte Bless’ (Nicole Kidman) incarcerated fiancé. Kidman apparently uses her sexual wiles to keep everyone in line and things go predictably bad. If you thought Daniels was too into black pathology in “Precious” reviewers, mostly mixed on the movie, said this one gives white pathology equal time.
“Middle of Nowhere”
The first black female to ever scorea win at Sundance, Ava Duvernay releases her second film “Middle of Nowhere” about a med students who faces tough choices when her man is incarcerated. Check out https://www.facebook.com/MiddleofNowhereMovie for trailer, info and theaters
Click here to listen to Nikki Woods' interview with Omari Hardwick about "Middle of Nowhere."
Ben Affleck directs this true story of six Americans hiding out during the Iran hostage crisis and the creative way a plan is worked out to rescue them. With Bryan Cranston and Adam Arkin
Marty is a struggling screenwriter with friends willing to provide him inspiration by any means necessary in this comedy caper
With Christopher Walken and Colin Farrell
“Merge/Disciple: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion”
By Walter Mosley
Better known for his detective novels, Mosely heads into the sci-fi market with a new work of two novellas.
Friday, October 12
BATON ROUGE, LA
Baton Rouge River Center Arena
Saturday, October 13
R. Kelly on the Single Ladies Tour (with Tamia)
Sunday, October 14
Me’Shell Ndege Ocello Tribute to Nina Simone
R. Kelly – Single Ladies Tour
BJCC Concert Hall
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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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