Radar 5/24: The Pop Culture Periscope

Radar 5/24: The Pop Culture Periscope
ESSENCE.COM May, 24, 2010

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Hey ladies! Were you aware that this is the last week of May? Yup, next Monday is Memorial Day and it’s officially June. What are your three day weekend plans? While looking for the cheapest flights to some place with a beach last week, we watched President and Mrs. Obama host their glamorous White House State Dinner dinner — which those creepy party-crashers tried get crash again! — welcoming the president of Mexico, caught Drake’s remix of Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable” and watched our fave fashionista Andre Leon Talley host “The View” with Whoopi, darling. This week we’ve got… the release of “Sex and the City 2”! Do we even need to mention anything else? We kid, we’re excited Leela James’ album dropping too.

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Randy Jackson stops by “Lopez Tonight” to chat about “American Idol” sans Simon Cowell.

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R&B singer Leela James’ LP “My Soul” hits shelves today.

If you’re in New York City, take yourself on a date to the Picasso exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Danielle Steel’s new novel, “Matters of the Heart” is released in paperback while “The Naked Truth: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewife of New Jersey—In Her Own Words” by Danielle Staub hits shelves.

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Omarosa visits her not-so-best friend “Wendy Williams” while Nick Cannon and Toni Braxton visit “Lopez Tonight.”

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Tracey Morgan performs at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey.

Viola Davis from Broadway’s “Fences” hits “The View.” This is also the birthday of the beautiful Andre 3000 and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

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“Sex and the City 2” hits theaters!

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, and Kim Cattrall from the new movie “Sex and the City 2” also stop by “The View.” In sports, the L.A. Sparks play the Washington Mystics in Los Angeles while Mint Condition performs at Houston’s House of Blues.

As for the weekend, May 29 marks the birthday of LaToya Jackson, and May 30 was late MC Big L’s born day.

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