Film buffs look forward to this weekend every year as the Oscars are handed out for the 85th time live from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Though they are long shots, young actress Quvenzhane Wallis and veteran actor Denzel Washington are both nominated in the top acting categories. Expect to see perennial Oscar fashion winner Halle Berry, along with Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spencer and Jamie Foxx as well as Queen Latifah among the presenters.
HOT ON TV:
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Friday, February 22
GETTIN ‘ DEAD PRESIDENTS
BET, 9 p.m.
“It’s All About the Benjamins”
Mike Epps and Ice Cube team up for a heist caper set in Miami With Eva Mendes.
Saturday, February 23
WHAT YA GONNA DO?
Bravo, 8 p.m. “Bad Boys II”
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as Miami cops on the trail of ecstasy distributors.
OWN “Police Women of Dallas”
Officer Cheryl responds to a brawl at a barber college and Officer Yvette deals with a cross-dressing prostitute.
“Coming to America”, Comedy Central
“Dreamgirls”ABC at 8:00 pm
Sunday February 24
A GOLDEN NIGHT
ABC, 7 p.m.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards live from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles Quvenzhane Wallis and Denzel Washington are among the major acting nominees, “Django Unchained” is up for Best Picture and Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry and Queen Latifah are among the presenters.
“The Ex-Wife” by Candance Dow Radio personality Ayana Blue dispenses advice to others but is struggling through problems with her new man’s ex in her own personal life.
SNITCHES GET STICHES
The Rock stars in “Snitch” where he plays a father trying to save his son from an lengthy prison term by becoming an federal informant PG-13
Critics says this is an solid action thriller that’s more than what it first appears to be.
Friday, February 22
LOS ANGELES, CA
Brandy Club Nokia 7 p.m.
On the comeback trial with her latest release “Two Eleven,” Brandy heads out on tour
Saturday, February 23
NEW YORK, NY
Charlie Wilson and Tyrese The Theater at Madison Square Garden 8 p.m.
Charlie Wilson continues his reign of soul, crooner Tyrese adds to a night meant for lovers
Smithsonian Museum African Art and MLK Memorial Tour
The Devil’s Music, The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith
February 23-March 15th
“My Brother Marvin”
February 19 – 24
Sunday, February 24
LAS VEGAS, NV
Natalie Cole Orleans Hotel and Casino 8 p.m.
Vegas music fans enjoy a rare treat as the classic R&B vocalist headlines
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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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