Radar 3/22

Radar 3/22: The Pop Culture Periscope

Last week, we pushed our clocks forward and now, the birds are chirping louder and earlier than usual and the skies stay brighter, longer. Spring has sprung! We couldn’t be happier.

Along with the change in season, our country experienced a historic milestone with the passing of the Health Care Reform Bill last night. Not only is this a victory for President Obama, but the passing of this controversial bill means that millions of uninsured Americans will have access to affordable healthcare. There’s no denying that the road ahead will be long, but this is the first step in a positive direction. What an accomplishment.

At times, it seems that life moves so quickly, but when it comes to sparking change and making progress, the clock ticks at a snail’s pace. What President Obama proved to us, once again, is that slow and steady wins the race.

Here’s to our first, full week of spring. Enjoy yourself and be sure to stop and smell the roses, if only for a moment.

Monday, March 22

TV:Niecy Nash laces up her dancing shoes for her first night of competition on the two-hour premiere of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Mario Van Peebles stops by “The Tavis Smiley Show.” Check your local listings.

Tuesday, March 23

TV: Jazz singer, Dee Dee Bridgewater,” stops by “The Tavis Smiley Show.”Check your local listings.

Music Release: Monica returns to the charts with her new album, “Still Standing,” in stores today.

Birthday: Chaka Khan celebrates her birthday today.

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Wednesday, March 24

TV:Oscar-nominated director, Lee Daniels, dishes on “The Wendy Williams Show” today. Later, “Flash Forward” star, Gabrielle Union, stops by “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Singer/actress Jill Scott guest stars on “Law & Order Special Victims Unit” tonight.

Birthday: Star Jones blows out 48 candles today.

Thursday, March 25

TV: Erykah Badu performs and chats on “The Wendy Williams Show” today.

Birthday: LisaGay Hamilton, star of “Men of a Certain Age,” celebrates her 46th birthday today.

Friday, March 26

Birthday: The Boss (nee’ Diana Ross) celebrates her birthday today.

Saturday, March 27

Birthday: Mariah Carey is 41 today.