Radar 7/26: The Pop Culture Periscope

Radar 7/26: The Pop Culture Periscope

Welcome to Monday, ladies! We guess there was enough celebrity drama last week with Alicia Keys and The-Dream that the political pundits felt cast aside. No matter, the Shirley Sherrod debacle put the Washington, D.C. — Tea Party crowd back in the news. Do you think Andrew Breitbart, the Tea Party blogger who misconstrued Ms. Sherrod’s statements, should apologize to her? We vote yes … but we aren’t holding our breath. Thankfully, Russell Simmons held his annual Art for Life fundraiser this weekend to lighten the mood. Did you catch “True Blood”? Is it just us or does it seem to be getting bloodier and bloodier?

Monday, July 26

CONCERT: Chrisette Michele performs in Brooklyn’s Wingate Park and CeCe Winans in Philadelphia. TV: Missed Tara’s latest escape attempt? Catch a re-run of HBO’s “True Blood.” FILM: Spike Lee screens his upcoming HBO documentary “If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise.”

Tuesday, July 27

MUSIC: Miss Dru Hill? Well, not anymore. Buy their latest album, “InDRUpendence Day” just for a good look at Nokio’s mohawk. FILM: The New York International Latino Film Festival Begins and runs until July 31. DVD: “Repo Men” starring Forest Whitaker hits shelves today.

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Wednesday, July 28

TV: Diddy stops by “Lopez Tonight” on TBS. BOOKS: Take a moment with the kids and read them the summer bestseller “Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson.” CONCERTS: The Platters perform in Branson, Missouri.

Thursday, July 29

TV: US President Barack Obama will appear on “The View” as part of the show’s “Red, White & View” campaign, which features political guests. President Obama will be the first sitting president to sit on the show. SPORTS: San Antonio Silver Spurs play the Washington Mystics. TV: Justine Simmons of “Run’s House” stops by The Wendy Williams Show.

Friday, July 30

BIRTHDAYS: Laurence Fishburne and Vivivca A. Fox celebrate their birthdays today. We love you both! FILM: Listen for the voices of Katt Williams and Michael Clark Duncan in the cartoon “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.” TV: Snoop and wife Shante hit “The View” with their daughter Cori, who was recently diagnosed with lupus. MUSIC: John Legend performs in Santa Rosa, Calif.