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Radar 12/7: The Pop Culture Periscope

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"What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork."
--Pearl Bailey, entertainer and special Ambassador to the United Nations


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Monday, December 7:

To Do: Time to make sure all your holiday plans are in order. Check list, travel itineraries, and New Year's decisions are in motion.

TV: Three men going through mid-life crisis is the comedy "Men of a Certain Age" starring Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula premieres tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings)  on TNT.


Tuesday, December 8:

Music: It's a mixed bag of R&B and hip-hop music this week with male domination. Check out what's in store from the fellas.

  • Chris Brown: "Graffiti"
  • Snoop Dogg: "Malice N Wonderland"
  • The Clipse: "Til the Casket Drops"
  • Timbaland: "Shock Value 2"
  • Redman: "Reggie Noble 9 1/2"

Black History: Flip Wilson, the man who had the first Black successful variety show on TV and creator of his sassy alter-ego "Geraldine Jones" was born today. Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. was born on this day in 1925.

Wednesday, December 9:

Black History: Comedian Redd Foxx was born on this day in 1922.

Thursday, December 10:

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Awards: President Barack Obama will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Happy Birthday: Actress, comedian and business woman Raven-Symone turns 24 today.

Friday, December 11:

Film: Disney's first Black princess has arrived. "The Princess and the Frog" starring Anika Noni Rose opens in theaters nationwide today.

Film: "Invictus" starring Morgan Freeman. Based on a true story, South African President Nelson Mandela (played by Freeman) tries to unite his country through the universal language of sports. Mandela aligns himself with the captain of the South African rugby team (Matt Damon) to bring the divided country together. Directed by Clint Eastwood. "Invictus" opens in theaters nationwide today.


Happy Birthday: Jermaine Jackson turns 55 today.


* Remember to laugh this week.

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