Radar 3/29: The Pop Culture PeriscopeRadar 3/29: The Pop Culture PeriscopeAhhh, spring. It’s really here. We hope you’re enjoying all that the season has brought you thus far, whether it be the beauty of blooming flowers or the promise of turning over a new leaf in your life. Isn’t it amazing how a change of season offers such possibility?
This week promises to be a full one. First up, Erykah Badu will release her new album, “New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh.” Did you catch her performance on “The Wendy Williams Show” last week? Erykah never disappoints and if you’re a loyalist of her music like we are, you’ll be waiting with baited breath for her latest collection to pop up on the iTunes menu come Tuesday morning.
And yes, Usher will resurface—finally!—with “Raymond vs. Raymond.” We’ve all watched as he’s endured a turbulent couple of years and he’s truly been missed. At the end of the day, we just really want our old “Ursher” back, don’t you? (Fingers crossed!) If you’re up at midnight, Eastern time, on Tuesday, be sure to log on to usherworld.com for a special live chat with the Grammy winner.
On Friday, we have no doubt that folks will be running to theaters, in droves, to check out Tyler Perry’s latest, “Why Did I Get Married Too?” If the trailers are any indication, be sure to brace yourself for the laughs and, of course, the drama. We’re hedging our bets that the film will take next weekend’s box office by storm. What are your predictions?Monday, March 29TV: Usher stops by “Good Morning America” for an interview this a.m.
Gospel great, Marvin Sapp, will be a guest on “The Tavis Smiley Show.”Later, Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels chats it up on “Last Call with Carson Daly.”
For all of the soul music lovers out there (and those who might need some schooling), be sure to check out TV One’s “Unsung” tonight as the late, great Sylvester will be profiled.Check your local listings.Tuesday, March 30TV: Usher rises bright and early to perform on “Good Morning America.”Later, he’ll perform on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Erykah Badu will do her thing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tonight while Snoop Dogg sits in with Carson Daly at “Last Call.”
Be sure to watch for Raven-Symone on “The Wendy Williams Show.”Later, Wendy Williams takes the interviewee seat over at “Lopez Tonight.”Omar Epps stops by, too.
Music Releases:Today, we are blessed with two, long-overdue releases – Erykah Badu’s “New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh” and “Raymond vs. Raymond” from Usher.Wednesday, March 31TV:Tyler Perry stops by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to talk up his new film, ’Why Did I Get Married Too," opening Friday.Over at “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” comedian Wanda Sykes shall take the chair.
Usher hits the “American Idol” stage to perform tonight.Thursday, April 1TV: Robin Thicke stops by to sing a few bars on “The Wendy Williams Show.”
Usher performs live on “Ellen” in the afternoon and then does his thing on “Lopez Tonight.”Check your local listings.Friday, April 2Film Release:The day that folks have been waiting for has arrived – “Why Did I Get Married Too?” finally hits theaters.
TV: Whoopi Goldberg takes the interviewee seat on “The Wendy Williams Show.”Check your local listings.
Birthday: Marvin Gaye would have celebrated his 71st birthday today.We’re still loving you, Marvin.Saturday, April 3Birthday: Oscar-nominated funny man, Eddie Murphy, celebrates 49 years today.Sunday, April 4Birthday:Singer/actress Jill Scott will be living her 38th year like it’s golden!
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