Radar 8/23: The Pop Culture Periscope

Radar 8/23: The Pop Culture Periscope

We hate gloomy Mondays, but there will be brighter days. The stars are going to be everywhere this week. Before, we get started let us refresh your memory from last week’s happenings. The lovely Halle Berry and singer Whitney Houston celebrated their B-days. “Death at a Funeral,” released on DVD. The comedy, “Lottery Ticket,” hit theaters. Gabourey Sidibe made history on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as his first guest. Whew, just too much to list. This week we have more celebrity birthdays from actor Blair Underwood to funnyman Dave Chappelle. On hump day, we will remember R&B starlet Aaliyah. The artsy Kanye West will have a special treat for us on Friday.And in Brooklyn, New York, MJ fans will have the opportunity to remember the King of Pop. Sounds like we have a great week ahead, if you ask us!

Monday, August 23

Birthday: NBA superstar Kobe Bryant turns 32 today. TV: Big Boi of Outkast is the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight.

Tuesday, August 24

Music: Fantasia latest CD “Back to Me” is released today. Usher’s “Versus” is released today with several new tracks. Birthday: “Chappelle Show” creator and comedian Dave Chappelle turns 36 today.

Wednesday, August 25

TV: Weather man Al Roker is the featured guest on the Wendy Williams show today.Birthday: Actor Blair Underwood turns 46. Remembering: Our beloved, Aaliyah died on this day. Let’s take some time to remember this talented R&B starlet.

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Thursday, August 26

TV: Emmy winner and Old Spice commercial man Isaiah Mustafa stops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35 pm on NBC. Fantasia is the guest on Lopez tonight on TBS at 11pm. Birthday: Keke Palmer celebrates her 17th birthday today.

Friday, August 27

Movie: James Cameron’s box-office hit, “Avatar,” opens in 3-D theaters worldwide. The special edition movie will include 9 minutes of new footage. Will Packer’s “Takers” opens in theaters today, starring sexy cast mates, T.I., Idris Elba, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown and more. Music: Rapper Kanye West, revealed on his Twitter account that he will now be releasing a new song every Friday on Twitter until Christmas. Clear your iPod today and find out what song Mr. West is dropping. Happy listening! Birthday: Yolanda Adams, “The Princess of Gospel” turns 49 today. Party: Tennis stars Venus and Serena will host a U.S. Open player party at The Empire Hotel Rooftop in New York City.

Saturday, August 28

Awards: Funnyman Steve Harvey will host his 8th Annual Hoodie Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Starstruck fans can watch the Web Cast at 7:30 p.m. PST/ 10:30 EST,click here for more details.

Sunday, August 29

TV: The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will broadcast live on Sunday, at 8-11 p.m. ET; other time zones delayed. Event: The 2nd Annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson birthday celebration will take place at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York from noon to 5 p.m. Director Spike Lee, 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks, Spike DDB, and The Republic of Brooklyn are hosting the event. Remembering: The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, would have been 51 today.