Radar 3/1: The Pop Culture Periscope

Radar 3/1: The Pop Culture Periscope

So, today is the first day of the third month of the year. How are you holding up? Still feeling inspired? Sticking to your resolutions? We’re doing our best, too!

As we’ve been promising (and anticipating!), this week shall be one of the biggest for Hollywood…and for us. This Thursday, we’ll host our Third Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon where we will honor the artistic achievements of Queen Latifah, Gabourey Sidibe and Zoe Saldana. We’ll also pay a very, special tribute to legendary actress Cicely Tyson. Remember, this year marks our 40th anniversary, so we’re doing it big and can hardly wait to share the magic with you.

Then, come Sunday, Hollywood will throw itself the biggest celebration at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. For the past month, we’ve all had our fingers for Mo’Nique, Gabourey, Lee Daniels and the whole cast and crew of “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” as well as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Mackie. We can barely wait until those envelopes get ripped open!

Monday, March 1

Tonight, Jamie Foxx joins Jay on the couch for the official return of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Over at “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Ludacris is onboard as the musical guest.

Check your local listings.

Tuesday, March 2

Today, Vivica A. Fox stops by to chat on “The Wendy Williams Show” and later, Wesley Snipes and Ludacris join the fun at “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

If you’re up the ultimate disaster flick, grab some popcorn and pick up a copy of iChiwetel Ejiofor’s end-of-the-world epic, “2012,” out on DVD today.

Wednesday, March 3

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Singer/songwriter Amel Larrieux celebrates 37 years today.

Be sure to check Corinne Bailey Rae’s performance on “Regis & Kelly this morning.Check your local listings.

Thursday, March 4

ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree, Queen Latifah, heads over to to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tonight.Check your local listings.

Friday, March 5

Wesley Snipes and Don Cheadle sit with the ladies at “The View” to discuss their new film, “Brooklyn’s Finest,” which blasts into theaters today.

Stay up a bit later to experience the magic of Corrine Bailey Rae on “Late Night with David Letterman.” Check your local listings.

Saturday, March 6

HBO Sports airs the documentary, “Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals,” tonight at 8pm ET/PT.

Sunday, March 7

Happy birthday, Wanda Sykes!Today, the comedian and talk show host blows out 46 candles.