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.
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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 (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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