Radar 4/19: The Pop Culture Periscope

Radar 4/19: The Pop Culture Periscope

Wait a minute – is April about to be over soon? It’s sure looking that way, but how can that be? As the month, and the year, continue to breeze on by, we’re still trying to take each day as it comes. That said, we’re oh-so glad that tax day is behind us, aren’t you?

Before this week shifts into full swing, we wanted to highlight a few events that piqued our interest –

First up, Oprah will peel back layer-after-layer of Mo’Nique’s family history as she invites the Oscar winner’s parents to the show along with her estranged brother, whom she has maintained molested her as a child. Today’s episode promises to be an interesting, eye-opening hour of talk. We’ll be tuned in…will you?

The remainder of the week is full of fun – be sure to scroll through to see for yourself – and then, of course, there’s “The Losers,” starring both Zoe Saldana and Columbus Short, which opens on Friday. Oh, did we mention that the action-adventure flick also stars the always-dreamy Idris Elba? Hmmm, what a lovely way to cap off a long work week. We see you, ‘Dris.

Monday, April 19

TV:Monica takes the stage at “The Wendy Williams Show” today.

Also, Mo’Nique’s brother – whom she has referred to as the monster who molested her as a child – joins her parents for a special episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

TVOne wraps their third round of “Unsung” with a profile of the Bar Kays.

Tuesday, April 20

Birthday:”Criminal Minds” resident hottie, Shemar Moore, celebrates his 40th birthday today.

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Wednesday, April 21

TV:Vanessa Williams sits in as hostess on “Regis & Kelly” this morning.

Evening talk is chock-full of celebrity power tonight.Ice Cube stops by “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Eddie Murphy turns up the laugh factor on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and Corinne Bailey Rae performs on “Later with Craig Ferguson.”

Oh, and last but not least, Zoe Saldana joins her “Losers” co-star, Idris Elba, on “Lopez Tonight.”

Thursday, April 22

TV:Brandy & Ray J. double-team Wendy on “The Wendy Williams Show.”

Birthday: The ever-vibrant Sherri Shepherd celebrates her 43rd birthday today. Gospel great, Fred Hammond, will serenade her on “The View” – lucky girl!

“The Losers”

TV:Robin Quivers drops in for a little dish on “The Wendy Williams Show.”

Movie Release:Zoe Saldana heads back to the big screen with Columbus Short and Idris Elba for “The Losers,” opening today.