Radar 8/2: The Pop Culture Periscope

8/2: The Pop Culture Periscope

And so ladies, another Monday brings us to a week ahead chock-full of priceless television, CD releases and good ol’ celebrity sustenance worth savoring during your nightly unwind. Speaking of juicy celebrity news, how about Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys finally taking the plunge this weekend? Nothing heats up our blogs and warms our hearts like pure marital bliss. Our favorite songtress and music producing duo absolutely beamed with an aura of true love radiating off of all their gorgeous wedding pictures. In other news, President Obama made us proud, as he stood his ground during his sit-down with the feisty women of “The View” on Thursday. The Smith Family continued their gradual world takeover, making another stop in Paris for the French premiere of ‘The Karate Kid.’Now, here’s to a kick-butt start to August with Shaq, President Obama’s birthday and late night appearances galore all happening this week!

Monday, August 2:

Event: Obama gave his weekly address at 9:15 a.m. The President praises the successes of the auto industry restructuring as good news for our economy, and calls on Republican leaders in the Senate to “stop holding America’s small businesses hostage to politics” by blocking a vote to help them create jobs. [whitehouse.gov] TV: Shaq will be on Jimmy Kimmel live tonight airing at 12:05/11:05c Trey Songz hits the stage on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon airing at 12:35/11:35c

Tuesday, August 3:

TV: Shaq VS. season premiere airs on ABC at 9:01/8:01c In the season premiere 7’1″ 325-pound Shaquille O’Neal races against NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Samuel L. Jackson is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon CD: Bun B’s new album “Trill O.G.” hits record stands.

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Wednesday, August 4:

Birthday: President Barack Obama celebrates his 49th birthday. Books: Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb signs copies of his book: “NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters” at 7 pm at Borders Bookstore in Washington, D.C. TV: T.I., Idris Elba and Michael Ealy are the night’s guest on Lopez Tonight airing on TBS at 11/10c

Thursday, August 5:

TV: V.V. Brown (CD “Traveling Like the Light”) appearance on Late Night with Jay Leno

Friday, August 6:

TV: Friday Night Alright: Beyonce–thirty minutes of songs from Beyonce’s 2009 “I am…Yours” concert at the Wynn Las Vegas.VH1, 11/10c Movies: The Other Guys and Step Up 3D opens in theaters nationwide.