Baby, it’s cold outside but ladies around the country can still warm up thanks to Trey Songz and R. Kelly, who are still on tour. If these love song leaders aren’t enough, you also have Mary J. Blige doing dates as well. If getting cozy at home is more your speed, you can check out “Deadfall” via iTunes or in theaters in what is an increasingly growing trend of dual releases. Football season is winding down, but the Lions and Packers are slated for a Sunday night duel in Green Bay. Here’s what else is happening this weekend.


All Times Eastern

Friday, December 7

The 46th Annual CMA Awards at on CMT

For the country fans out there, in case you missed it, the Country Music Association hands out its annual trophies to their best artists

“Chris Rock: Never Scared” at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central

One of Rock’s best standup shows airs this weekend

Saturday, December 8

“You Don’t Know Bo” at 9 p.m. on ESPN

90’s sports icon Bo Jackson, who excelled in two major league sports gets the “30 for 30” doc treatment

“Saturday Night Live” at 11 p.m. on NBC

Jamie Foxx will be hosting Saturday Night Live. He will be promoting the     new film he will be starring in, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchanged, which Foxx will be starring in. R&B singer, Ne-Yo     will be the musical guest.

Sunday, December 9


“Who Is Black in America” at 9 p.m. on CNN

In her memoir, “The Next Big Story,” CNN personality Soledad O’Brien said she was hurt when Jesse Jackson made a comment about her perceived blackness. The daughter of a Black Cuban and an Australian, O’Brien’s light appearance has caused people to question her blackness. That is just part of the latest CNN “Black In America” series which explores the relationship Black people have to complexion. From “high-yella” to “bone black” CNN explores just what role color plays in perceptions of race.

“Love and Basketball” at 9 p.m. on BET

Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps play a star-crossed basketball couple in the fan favorite

“Sunday Night Football Lions vs. Packers” at 8:20 p.m. on NBC

The Pack won the last one, but this might be a battle of the QB’s as Rodgers goes against Stafford at home.

Oprah’s Next Chapter at 8 p.m. on OWN

Oprah sits down with the creator and star of the hit show Scandal…Shonda Rhimes and Kerry Washington.



Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde run across “Sons of Anarchy’s” Charlie Humman after knocking off a casino. (You can also rent “Deadfall” on iTunes.)

“Brooklyn Castle”

In limited release around the country, this is the story of Brooklyn’s I.S. 318 a middle school in a lower middle-class area of the borough that has nonetheless produced the nation’s chess champions in that division.


“From a Southern Oven” by Jean Anderson

Another look at traditional Southern cooking is explored in this new cookbook

Friday, December 7


Christmas with the Four Tops and the Temptations

Bryce Jordan Center

7:30 p.m.


R. Kelly

Single Ladies Tour

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

8 p.m.


Trey Songz

Fox Theatre Detroit

8 p.m

Saturday, December 8


Trey Songz

Nashville Municipal Auditorium

8 p.m.


Rihanna’s “Diamond Tour”

First Niagara Center

8 p.m.

Sunday, December 9


R. Kelly

Chrysler Hall

8 p.m.


Mary J. Blige

American Airlines Center

7 p.m

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