What You Should Be Doing This Weekend: ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ NBA Finals, G-Unit & More
A good operative word for this week would be anticipation. From rap reunions we thought would never happen to new episodes of straight-up addictive television, headlines have induced and relieved expectations left and right. This weekend, spend a little time getting your fix of the things you can, and easing the wait for things you can’t. –Iyana Robertson
1. Binge-watching Orange Is The New Black Season 2
Indulge. Netflix series Orange Is The New Black is the stuff addictions are made of, and the streaming service just dropped your next hit. Now available for your viewing pleasure is the show’s entire second season. Bet you can’t watch just one episode.
2. Evaluating your feelings for Justin Bieber
Unless you’ve been under a rock for a solid seven days, Justin Bieber’s controversial racial-slur videos have made their way to one of your devices. The singer has already gotten the support of Young Money, Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent. Maybe take a moment to sort through your thoughts while you await his fate.
3. Replaying new G-Unit music in an effort to shake the disbelief
Again, if you were stuck under that rock, you may have missed out on the reunion that had everyone talking this week. 50 Cent has teamed back up with Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck. They dropped a track or two and have announced a new album. Spend the weekend letting it sink in.
3. Heading down the road to Kimye’s wedding on Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Though Kimye’s grand nuptials in Italy were not recorded for the Kardashian clan’s E! reality show, the new season promises behind-the-scenes scoops all the way up until their big day. The return Sunday night to help you keep up with Kimye.
4. Having Sunday dinner with Rev Run
Front like Run’s House wasn’t in you television rotation if you want to, but Rev Run is back on TV. The Cooking Channel is serving up a weekly helping of the Simmons, Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers starting this weekend.
5. Watching the NBA Finals
Will LeBron James make it all the way through Game 2 without cramps? Will the air conditioning work at the AT&T Center? Will someone else blow in LeBron James’ ear? Find out on the next episode of the NBA Finals.
6. Going to see Edge Of Tomorrow
On the fence about Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow? Here’s why we vote “yes.”
7. Peeping Nicki Minaj’s “Pills N Potions” teaser
Nicki Minaj’s full visual offering for her Pink Print official first single “Pills N Potions” will not be released until Monday, but curb your impatience with the quick teaser featuring The Game. It’ll hold you over until then.
8. Getting familiar with Tinashe
By now, you’ve probably employed a slow-twerk to this 21-year-old singer’s Schoolboy Q-assisted single “2 On,” but there’s more to her than one sexy song. We’ll help you with the put-on. Start here.
9. Reading Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire
Forbes editor Zach O’Malley Greenburg’s latest book, Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire delves into MJ the billion-dollar businessman. And before you go cop the full version, get a taste with this excerpt, featuring insight from 50 Cent.