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:
All Times Eastern
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 (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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