Radar 4/12: The Pop Culture Periscope

Radar 4/12: The Pop Culture Periscope

Is it just us or did the weekend simply fly by? It seems that no sooner than we closed our eyes on Friday night, the alarm clock was buzzing this morning, bright-and-early!

This past week must’ve felt like heaven for all of you reality TV heads out there. First, TVOne premiered the first, two episodes of “LisaRaye: The Real McCoy” on Thursday night. Then last night, VH1 served up a triple scoop o’ drama starting with “Brandy & Ray J.: A Family Business,” followed by the much-anticipated, Shaunie O’Neal-led show, “Basketball Wives,” as well as “What Chilli Wants.”

So, did you tune in? What did you think?

And not to skip through to the end of this week so quickly, but the one thing you must do on Friday is buy a ticket for “Death at a Funeral.” By now, you’ve probably seen the movie posters all over town, so you know that the cast is ridiculous – think Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Danny Glover and Loretta Devine – but there’s no way to explain the brand of pure, unadulterated insanity that ensues. All we can say is that you have to see it for yourself. Be sure to bring a friend along, too, as you’ll want to share the laughs with somebody because, really, you won’t believe your eyes…or your ears either, for that matter!

Monday, April 12

TV:Sade takes the stage at “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Earlier, on TVOne, former R&B chanteuse, Stacy Lattisaw, shares her story on the latest episode of “Unsung.”Check your local listings.

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Tuesday, April 13

TV:Zoe Saldana makes the rounds to promote her upcoming films, “Death at a Funeral” and “The Losers.” Tonight, she stops by “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete sit in at “The Tavis Smiley Show” to discuss their new literary projects and their journey as parents of an autistic son.

Wednesday, April 14

TV: British songstress, Corinne Bailey Rae, performs on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” while “30 Rock” funnyman, Tracy Morgan, rolls through “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Thursday, April 15

TV:Chris Rock is in full-on promotion mode for his latest film, “Death at a Funeral,” opening tomorrow.Rock makes stops at both “The Tavis Smiley Show” and “The Late, Late Show with Jimmy Fallon.”His co-star, Tracy Morgan, will also join the fun on “Fallon.”

Friday, April 16

Movie Release:Chris Rock, Zoe Saldana, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, Columbus Short, Danny Glover, Regina Hall and Loretta Divine convene for the laugh-out-loud, ensemble comedy, “Death at a Funeral,” opening today.

Saturday, April 17

Birthday: Kimberly Elise is today’s birthday girl.