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It’s still early in the New Year, but things are already happening. The 70th annual Golden Globes are happening this weekend, and that means stars, stars, stars. “Lincoln,” “Django,” and other big films this year are up for top honors and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the hosts.

As for concerts, tours typically slow down in the first months of the year, but award shows go up – so look ahead to the Grammys and the Oscars and the Image Awards and the BET Icon Awards, all coming soon. Here’s what else is happening this weekend.


All Times Eastern

Friday, January 11

TJMS PICK: “Sofia the First”

Wayne Brady knows how to work multiple revenue streams. Not only is the multitalented performer the host of “Let’s Make a Deal” he’s voicing one of the characters on the new Disney show “Sofia the First.” The animated Disney series is the first to feature a little girl princess with Ariel Winter of “Modern Family” voicing  the title role. Brady is Clover the Rabbit, a woodland creature who assists the princess. After a successful movie “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess” the show starts tonight on both Disney (9:30 a.m. ET) and Disney Junior (5:30 p.m. ET) channels.

“All About the Benjamins” at 9:30 p.m. on BET

Ice Cube, Mike Epps and Eva Mendes star in this comic romp that involves stolen diamonds and a missing lottery ticket.

“Staten Island Law” on OWN

The premise is two best friends who are prosecutors open up a mediation business. In tonight’s first episode a prenuptial agreement causes tension between an engaged couple.  In the second episode,  a barber gets into a dispute with his top stylist.

“Shameless” at 9:00 p.m. on Showtime

The third season about the “shameless” antics of this dysfunctional family kicks off tonight.

Saturday, January 12

“Love and Basketball” at 8:30 p.m. on BET

No matter how many times you’ve seen it, the love story of two basketball players from childhood to adulthood never gets old

Sunday, January 13

“The Golden Globe Awards” at 8 p.m. on NBC

Hollywood’s most fun awards night (thanks to the readily available drinks on the tables) hosts its 70th annual celebration of the best TV and films of the previous year.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” at 8:00 p.m. on BRAVO

Kandi throws a birthday party for Todd but Kenya interferes with the celebration,

“The Next 150” Sunday at 5pm

Jeff Johnson will follow up this week’s TJMS commentary about moving a black agenda for the next 150 years and talk with education professionals, parents, and students. It will be the set up for his next commentary on building an education system that will strengthen our community and the economy. Join the discussion on line at


“Zero Dark Thirty”

The controversial film deals with the capture of America’s Public Enemy #1 Osama Bin Laden

Jessica Chastain, Harold Perrineau, Kyle Chandler


“Gangster Squad”

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Sean Penn get all ganglike in the shoot ‘em up set in 40’s L.A.


“A Haunted House”

The Wayans are back for a new hilarious parody film. The movie will imitate the popular Paranormal Activity film. It stars Marlon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer, and more.


“The Perfect Marriage ”

Popular author Kimberla Lawson Roby’s latest book deals with a marriage that looks good from the outside looking in, but is falling apart. The shocking reason – despite their great jobs and beautiful home the once tight Shaws are being torn apart by drug abuse.

Friday, January 11


Jagged Edge

Knitting Factory

8 p.m.


Millionaire Jumpstart

A powerful real estate training for smart investors. During this 3 days of jam packed training you will learn how to get buyers.

12:00 a.m.


J.B. Smoove

“Madcap and Jovial” stage act that will run from Thurs, January 10, 2013 to Sunday, Jan 13, 2013.

8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 12



Variety Playhouse

8:30 p.m.


Chrisette Michele

Key Club

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 13




7:30 p.m.

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